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IPMA Council of Delegates convenes in Dublin

Jouko Vaskimo reports on the most recent meeting of IPMA country member associations

13 May 2015 – Helsinki, Finland – Jouko Vaskimo, International Editorial Advisor and Correspondent for PM World in Finland, has provided a report on the IPMA Council of Delegates (CoD) meeting in Dublin, Ireland at the end of March. The IPMA CoD meeting brings together representatives from IPMA’s national member associations for discussions and decisions affecting all 50+ associations around the world, including the approval of new national members. Jouko’s report was published in May edition of the PM World Journal and added to the PM World Library this month.

According to Jouko’s report, “International Project Management Association (IPMA) Council of Delegates (CoD), the highest decision-making body of the first global project management association, convened on March 28th … 29th 2015 in the Ballsbridge Hotel in Dublin, Ireland, with delegates from 52 out of the 58 IPMA Member Associations (MA) in attendance. The meeting was organized by the Institute of Project Management Ireland (IPMI), the local IPMA MA, and hosted by IPMI Director General Mr Ed Naughton…

Mr Naughton opened the meeting, welcomed sincerely the IPMA family to Dublin, and introduced former Irish Prime Minister, Mr John Bruton, who delivered a welcome address. Mr Bruton narrated the path of Ireland emerging as an independent state through its inward-looking period during the 1950s and 1960s and its subsequent embracing of Europe and the benefits that flowed as a result. He described the background factors to the rise Irish economy, subsequent economic collapse and endurance of seven years of austerity... He also gave a brief narrative on his perspective of the current geo-political environment with particular reference to Greece, Russia, USA, China, France, Germany and India…”

To read his interesting report, visit Jouko’s author showcase in the library at and click on his most recent report. Access is free, but one must be a registered library member and logged in to access after 10 June.