The objective of this symposium is to provide a platform for the foremost thought leaders in the field of project management in Pakistan to share their insights about the profession. Our distinguished speakers will cover some of the most important contemporary project management issues including the rise of Agile project management and the development of major hydro projects in Pakistan. The most prominent emerging trends in project management practice and research, both in Pakistan and abroad, will also be covered. We welcome practitioners from the public and private sectors, academicians, researchers, students, and anyone interested in learning about the major projects that will inevitably shape the future of Pakistan. This symposium is an excellent opportunity to build your professional acumen and network with the leading professionals and academicians in the project management. Attendees will also receive PMI participation certificates (3.5 PDUs).

The 17th February Symposium will feature following speakers:

Dr. Khalid Ahmad Khan, PMP, PE

President PMI Lahore Chapter

Project Management is considered as one of the youngest professions – but it has a very high impact on the global economy. According to the World Bank almost 25% of the global GDP is spent on projects. We will look at important profession trends and how PMI is playing a key role to help define standards for and best practices to enable project success

Mr. Salman Aziz Khan, PMP, PgMP, ACP

Director Professional Development PMI Lahore Chapter

Understanding Agile Project Management. Global IT spending has grown to almost three trillion dollars. Project management in the IT sector has evolved as an separate stream with concepts like Agile, Lean, Scrum and XP. We will look at Agile with a special focus on the certification and standards developed by PMI for Agile

Dr. Shazia Nauman

Associate Professor, Riphah International University

Mr. Ata Ul Musawir

Lecturer, Riphah International University

Project Management is a very active area of research – we will look at major research streams and highlight some of the important work being done in Pakistan.

Mr. Khalid Bashir, PMP, PE

General Manager (Water & Coordination) with Engineering General Consultants (EGC)

Dr. Saleem Sarwar, PE

Water Resources & Climate Change Studies Specialist, SMEC

Ms. Hira Sattar

Water Resources & Climate Change

Lecture in Civil Engineering Department, University of Management and Technology


Water availability is a key challenge for Pakistan. As an agricultural country with a fast growing population, Pakistan is struggling to maintain water availability. Pakistan is also on of the countries projected to be most affected by Climate Change. In this panel discussion we talk about some of the key water projects that are being planned and we look at issues and challenges that stand in the way of completing these projects.

Benefits to Attendees: 

  • 4 Professional Development Units (3.5 PDUs)
  • Participation Certificate
  • Refreshment

Pricing & Registration:

  • Free


Riphah International University – QIE Campus, Madar-e-Millat Road, Quaid-e-Azam Industrial Estate, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan

For any queries please contact the undersigned.

Looking forward to seeing you at the event and thank you for your continued support and participation in the development of Project Management in Pakistan.


Best Regards,

Farooq Afzal, PMP®, PMI-PBA®, PMI-ACP®, PMI-RMP®

PMI Lahore Chapter

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