So far I shared with you all several insights I got from some of the sessions I attended, but another big part of a PMI Congress is the networking fun you can have.
I reconnected with old friends and met new ones: what a great chance to establish year-long relationships!
PMI Congresses are always a great opportunity to meet practitioners outside my company, my Country and my industry.
It is also a great chance to talk to the speakers in a casual environment; below I am with Lily Murariu, Mike O'Brochta, and Frank Saladis: they all delivered awesome sessions, with takeaways I will apply to my job.
They were so nice to answer some of my questions about their sessions!
It was also a great honour to meet again Jack Duggal, I attended his Seminar Word last year in Barcellona and it really changed the approach my Company have about our PMO.
I am also a Toastmasters and had the opportunity to talk with William who is not only passionate about ethics but... he's also 10 times DTM (Distinguished Toastmaster). What a good surprise!
Can you believe you can even meet Jim Snyder, one of PMI Founders, having a photo and a chat with him? He is an extremely witty man, and sharing some thoughts about the future of our profession was a priceless experience!
But the most unexpected (and funny) part was meeting unknown people thanks to the PMI Event App.
Everything started with someone complaining (and making fun) about the colourful socks the keynote presenter had, stating they distracted him; therefore some people launched the hashtag #FancySocksChallenge. We had fun, we met, we talk, we created a bond.
Thank you Arlete, Mykyta and Burak for the great amusement!
It was a silly little thing that helped us to add a little fun to the learning we had, and we promised to continue our challenge next year in Berlin!