NZ Project Management Conference

We had a fantastic few days in Auckland at the New Zealand Project Management conference with an impressive line up of speakers, masterclasses, and breakfast sessions. An exciting time to be a project manager, we met many enthusiastic project managers learning new ideas and hearing from international leaders.

A definite highlight was the Awards Dinner – a celebration of achievement, socialising with (new and existing) friends, delicious food and of course a bit of dancing…

The Falcon Training team
The Falcon Training team: Suné de Vos, James Dobson, Krisite Fogarty, Craig Nowlan, Sybil Hart-Woolcock, Mike Roberts

Congratulations to Paul McGinn from Fonterra who won the Falcon Training Project Manager of the Year award! Paul demonstrated superior project management skills with his latest project, the $235 million dryer plant at Pahiatua, which he delivered under budget and ahead of schedule making this the best plant start up in recent times. Paul’s ability to focus on the outcomes of the project while also considering the site’s culture and community was unique and resulted in a high degree of ownership, engagement and acceptance.

Project Manager of the Year Award 2016
Suné de Vos, Paul McGinn, James Dobson

And a further congratulations to the other award winners;

  • Project of the Year – Fonterra: Leonardo Pahiatua Development Project
  • Public Sector Project of the Year – Christchurch City Council: Aranui Community Centre Rebuild Project
  • Momentum Emerging Project Manager of the Year – Selena Robertson
  • Quest Apartment Hotels Volunteer of the Year – Brian Belworthy
  • Human Systems International Research Achievement Award – Mohammad Alshami
  • Project Plus PMO of the Year Award – Christchurch City Council IT Programme and Planning Team

Our very own Kristie Fogarty was a finalist for the Emerging Project Manager of the Year award. Well done Kristie!

Kristie Fogarty - Nominated for Emerging Project Manager of the Year Award 2016
Mike Roberts, Kristie Fogarty, Sean Whitaker, Will Noble

We had a great deal of interest in our booth – whether the discussion was on foundation level training, professional certification, or tailored programmes, it was great meeting you all and we look forward to helping you and your team out in the future.

The Falcon Training Conference Booth
Falcon Conference Booth

Competition Winners:Thank you to all that entered our prize draw.

A massive congratulations to Kate Miller from Fisher & Paykel Healthcare who won the 50% discount voucher for any Falcon Training course of her choice.

Kate Miller, winner of the 50% Falcon Training Voucher
Mike Roberts, Kate Miller, Suné de Vos

And the winner of the ultimate prize – the 100% discount voucher is David Moon from Fujitsu NZ. Yes folks, that’s a completely free professional project management course of his choice. Well done David!

David Moon, winner of the free Falcon Training course
Mike Roberts, David Moon, Suné de Vos

To the rest of our visitors, enjoy your bottle opener torches!

Falcon Training Torches DisplayFalcon Trainin Keychain Torches

See you next year at the NZ Project Management Conference 2017 in Christchurch!