Highlights leaders amongst the profession at National Project Management Achievement Awards (PMAA) Dinner

The Australian Institute of Project Management will host its 2023 National Summit and National Project Management Achievement Awards (PMAA) at the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth in Sydney on Friday 24 March. The day will see a community of over 300 project management professionals gather to hear from an unrivalled speaker roster of the industry’s best, culminating in the National Project Management Achievement Awards (PMAAs) later in the evening.

The summit’s theme of ‘Leading through disruption’ will explore the biggest challenges facing the profession including disrupted supply chains, constrained labour markets, increasing inflation and interest rates, cyber security concerns and the rapidly growing focus on sustainability. The summit’s featured speaker line-up includes Paul Gleeson, Group Director, Sustainability & Managing Director, Energy, Aurecon, Lizzie Allen, General Manager, Right Management and Chris Deeble AO, CSC, Deputy Secretary, Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG), Department of Defence.

Simon Kaleski, Acting CEO of Australian Institute of Project Management, says, “The Australian Institute of Project Management 2023 National Summit aims to band together a community of project leaders who have been navigating unprecedented disruption to debate best practices and share different perspectives to help the profession adapt, learn and grow.

“This one-day event will empower and equip leaders with the tools and tactics to help ignite change and drive success, whilst reconnecting them with a talented network of project management professionals from around Australia.”

The summit was curated following the findings of AIPM’s ‘The State of Project Management in Australia’ report, which was released in December 2022, and based on a survey of the profession, conducted in conjunction with KPMG Australia. The survey helped to identify and elevate the key issues within the project management workforce reporting that over 73% of respondents claimed projects experienced staff shortages, 62% expected Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) requirements to influence their projects and programs in the future, and 44% had projects affected by supply chain disruption.

Following the AIPM 2023 National Summit, guests are also invited to the National Project Management Achievement Awards (PMAA) Dinner at the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth starting at 6:30pm that evening. Established in 2000, the PMAAs exist to recognise, honour, and promote outstanding achievements in program and project management.

Each year, project teams across Australia submit their projects which are then assessed by a judging panel of experts. Winners of each category are awarded in two levels: State and National, and presented at the PMAA event ceremony. The 2022 award categories include:

Individual Awards

  • Senior Project Professional
  • Project Professional
  • Future Project Leader (under 35 years)

Project Awards

  • Construction/Engineering Projects
  • Government Projects
  • ICT/Telecommunications Projects
  • Transformation Projects
  • Small Projects
  • Regional Projects
  • Sustainable Projects
  • Professional Services Projects
  • Project Management Office (PMO)

For more than 20 years the PMAAs has been the premier project management awards in Australia, recognising project professionals, organisations, and outstanding projects across industries. With over 10 award categories, the PMAAs offers numerous opportunities for project professionals to be recognised for their successes.


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Further information on the Australian Institute of Project Management 2023 National Summit can be found below:


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Here is the 2022 ‘The State of Project Management in Australia’ report.


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