The fifth edition of the annual National Project Management Conference, ProMaCon 5.0, held at the MUSON Centre, Onikan, Lagos, on 17th and 18th September, 2013. The conference was indeed a special one as it was well-attended with professionals and key government officials alike in attendance, and highly relevant, impactful presentations were once more made by key government officials and leading Project Managers spanning the private sector and academia.
Participants and delegates at the ProMaCon 5.0 Conference were drawn from various Ministries, Departments and Agencies of Government, private enterprises, multi-national corporations and the academia. The event was moderated by the dynamic duo of Mr. Kolapo Solesi and Mrs. Oluyemi Shonubi, both members of ProMaCon Steering Board. Mr. Taopheek Babayeju, the Programme Director of ProMaCon, kicked off the opening ceremony with a welcome address in which he showed appreciation to past sponsors and supporters of the ProMaCon project and gave a heart-warming rendition of the journey so far. The chairman of the ceremony and representative of the Speaker of the Federal House of Representatives, Hon. Ibrahim Shehu Gusau (PhD), also the Chairman of the House Committee on ICT, then gave the opening remarks which dwelt largely on the importance of Project Management to the development of the country, after which Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola’s gave the Chief Host’s speech and President Goodluck Jonathan’s address was read.