First CMCS annual conference to unveil latest program and project management best practices and trends

Press release
Published June 6th, 2011 - 09:43 GMT
Bassam Samman, CMCS CEO and Founder
Bassam Samman, CMCS CEO and Founder

Collaboration, Management and Control Solutions (CMCS), a leading provider of Project Portfolio Management (PPM) solutions, has announced that it will be holding its First Annual Conference on Program and Project Management Information System from June 8 to 9, 2011 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, YAS Island, Abu Dhabi. The event is expected to gather more than 200 professionals comprising the world’s leading developers of Project Management systems to discuss the latest Program and Project Management Information System technologies, solutions, best practices and trends. 

Running under the theme ‘Latest Trends and Solutions for Managing Schedules, Costs, Risks, Contracts and Records in Capital Asset Programs and Projects,’ the conference will feature presentations from the top names in PM solutions, including Oracle, Synchro and AVEVA Solutions.  Representatives from the Oil and Gas, Power and Utility, Engineering and Construction, Government, Information Technology and Telecommunication sectors will be attending the sessions. 

Among the key PM products to be highlighted are Oracle’s Primavera Enterprise Portfolio Project Management, AVEVA, CoreWorx, Active Risk Manager, DELTEK and Hard Dollar. CMCS CEO and Founder Bassam Samman will open the conference with a discussion on the latest trends and solutions for managing capital asset programs and projects. Other major topics include 4D scheduling, integrated planning and scheduling, sourcing and retention of specialist talent, interface management in mega-capital projects, and the management of highways, railways and pipeline projects. Technology partners of the event include Oracle Primavera, Synchro, Hard Dollar, eTimeMachine, thinkproject, 8over8, Deltek, Pipeline, EcoSys, Aveva, Saprima, Tekla among others. Moreover, Project Management Institute - Arabian Gulf Chapter is also extending its support to the event.    

“In our upcoming conference we will be bringing in the world’s leading PM experts under one roof to extensively discuss the present and the future of Program and Project Management Information Systems. We are working within a new project landscape so we need to be armed with the right tools and techniques which we shall be seeing at the conference. This is the first time we will be holding an annual PM event of this scope, there is huge potential in terms of new partnerships, enhanced solutions and greater industry consolidation,” said Samman.

Background Information

Collaboration, Management and Control Solutions

For 30+ years, CMCS has empowered organizations around the world with innovative solutions to make better and faster informed decisions in selecting, delivering, governing and auditing multi-billion dollar construction programs. We have provided them with the knowledge, tools, techniques and resources to enhance communication, streamline processes and deploy data to enforce transparency and governance with regard to schedule, cost, quality, risk, contracts and communications. We have enabled them to transform every-day data into valuable source of knowledge to visualize, analyze, predict and share a single version of the truth of projects’ status, health and performance.

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