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Welcome to the PMI® Global Summit Series 2024 Africa: Call for Presentations

Closes on 27 June 2024, 11:59 p.m. ET

What is the PMI® Global Summit Series 2024 Africa?​​​​​​​

We’re excited to announce that this year, Africa Conference is now Global Summit Series Africa! Global Summit Series Africa will bring together project professionals from around the world for three days of connection, discovery, and inspiration committed to making ideas reality.


We invite all project, program and portfolio professionals to submit a proposal. If selected, you will:

  • Showcase YOU as a subject matter expert
  • Contribute to the profession by sharing your knowledge
  • Expand your professional network

Join us at Global Summit Series Africa so we can:

  • Gather together
  • Grow together 
  • Guide the future

Event Venue:

Kigali Convention Center

Kimihurura Roundabout

Kigali, Rwanda

To Get Started
​​​​​​​Preparedness is key! Review these helpful documents and the rest of the information on this page before submitting your proposal.

Begin Your Submission!

**Whether or not you have submitted in the past to PMI Events, all submitters will need to create a new user login and password specifically for PMI Global Summit Series 2024 Africa.

1. ​​​Login Page can be found HERE or select "Login" at the top of the page.

2. Select "New User? Click Here" under the login fields.

3. Create your profile in its entirety, and click "save". You will use these credentials to access this site throughout the process.

4. You will be returned to the Homepage; select "Submissions" at the top of the page to create a new submission.

5. To return to an existing submission, log in with your credentials (email address and password) and select "Submissions" to view your proposal(s).

 What Are We Looking For? 

Global Summit is focused on providing opportunities for attendees to: 

      Discover smarter ways of working 

      Connect with the PMI global community 

      Advance their career and skillsets 

For Global Summit, we are looking for sessions that:

  • Are by PMO leaders for PMO leaders
  • Address project success with AI
  • Focus on real life examples of how project management can be a force for good
  • Will enhance attendees’ power skills, build their business acumen, and find ways to work smarter, and 
  • Have practical, tangible and precise takeaways for attendees. 

What types of sessions do Global Summit attendees rate highly?

Sessions where the presenters: 

      Demonstrate expertise on their topic 

      Present the material in an engaging way 

      Provide tangible takeaways to attendees 

      Share new approaches and solutions 

Below is a list of topics that we're looking for.

   Agile   Change Management   Environmental Social & Governance Law (ESG)      Innovation   PMO  Requirements Management   Stakeholder Engagement    Ways of Working
   Artificial Intelligence        Communication                        Earned Value Management   Leadership   Portfolio Management           Resource Management   Strategy   Work Breakdown Structures   
   Benefits Realization   Complexity   Estimating   Organizational Culture   Procurement   Risk Management   Sustainability
   Business Acumen   Cost Management   Ethics   Organizational Project Management        Program Management   SCRUM   Talent Management
   Business Analysis   Decision Making   Governance   Outsourcing   Project Integration   Scheduling   Teams
   Career Development   Disciplined Agile Delivery   Hybrid   Project Management Education   Quality Management   Scope Management   Using PMI Standards

Rules of Engagement/Requirements

  • ​​Only presentation proposals submitted online and by the published deadline will be considered. 

  • While more than one presentation proposal may be submitted, please note that acceptances are limited to a maximum of one per person. 

  • One co-presenter may participate and co-presenter information must be shared at time of submission. 

  • Submitter is the lead presenter and primary point of contact. Lead presenter is responsible for sharing communications from PMI Speaker Team with co-presenter. 

  • Use clear, error-free language and note word limits for titles and descriptions. 

  • PMI retains the right to modify titles and descriptions for marketing purposes. 

  • Avoid all commercial bias; content is to be educational in nature, neutral and unbiased, free of commercial motive/intent. 

  • Priority given to presentation proposals that include original content that has not been presented elsewhere. 

Accepted presenters: 

  • Must adhere to published deadlines (see chart below for milestones), 

  • Will prepare a draft presentation that will be reviewed by subject matter experts, 

  • Will participate in a virtual practice session with a subject matter expert, 

  • Must observe any intellectual property rights, and 

  • Must register for the event; registration is complimentary for a lead presenter. A co-presenter will be offered a discounted registration rate. 

Global Summit Series 2024 Africa Programming Timeline

Developing a conference is just like a project! Below are the milestones for participation. Take note of the dates as these will impact you.

(Note: dates are subject to change.)


For Presentation Proposals: 

 15 May   

Call for Presentations Open

Deadline to submit presentation proposal is NO LATER than 27 June, 11:59 p.m. ET

    Week of 22 July       Notification of presentation proposal status sent to submitters

For Accepted Presenters: 

31 JulyDeadline 31 July for Accepted Presenters to: 
  • Confirm participation
  • Complete Confidentiality and Conflict of Interest forms
  • Review and confirm profile - company, title, bio, headshot
  • Make applicable revisions to session title, description and/or learning objectives based on subject matter expert feedback
  • Confirm co-presenter

Please note: PMI offers one complimentary registration to the lead presenter and up to one discounted registration for a co-presenter.

Week of 5 August

Speaker Webinar: Creating Engaging Presentations

Speaker must select one webinar to attend. There will be two options to be held. (approx. 1 hour)

14 AugustDraft Presentation DUE by 14 August 11:59 p.m. ET

22 August- 12 September

Virtual Practice Sessions to be held (approx. 1 hour) with Subject Matter Experts

Completed NO LATER than 12 September

15 October

Final PowerPoint presentation DUE 

Completed NO LATER than 15 October at 11:59 p.m. ET

18 - 20 November

PMI® Global Summit Series 2024 Africa in Kigali, Rwanda 

Presenters must arrive in event city and check in at speaker registration at least 24 hours in advance to schedule presentation date.