2018 Highlights

    2018 Keynote Speakers

    Rowan Gibson

    Rowan Gibson

    • 2015 Global Leader of Innovation award winner for innovation strategy
    • International best selling author of 3 major books (Rethinking the future (1996), Innovation to the Core (Harvard Business School Press 2008) and The Four Lenses of Innovation (2015)

    Rowan Gibson is “one of the most recognised thought leaders in business innovation” (Forbes). He is a top keynote speaker and management educator in 62 countries across the globe, and has been a “strategic secret weapon” and change catalyst for a long list of Fortune 500 companies. He is the internationally bestselling author of 3 major books (Rethinking The Future (1996), Innovation to the Core (Harvard Business School Press 2008) and The Four Lenses of Innovation (2015) which have been published in 25 languages. He is a trusted strategic advisor to both the private and public sector all over the world. In 2015, Rowan received the prestigious “Global Leader of Innovation” award for his significant contribution to the field of innovation strategy. He was also nominated and shortlisted for the 2015 Thinkers 50 Innovation Award.

    Rowan has addressed a long list of major organisations, including Accenture, Apple, Barclays, BASF, Bayer, British Telecom, Carlsberg, Coca-Cola, Credit Suisse, Dell Technologies, Dow Chemicals, Foxconn, Generali Group, Haier, Harley-Davidson, Heineken, Heinz, Hershey’s, Hugo Boss, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, KIA Motors, Levi Strauss, Lockheed Martin, Mars, McCain Foods, Microsoft, Philips, P&G, Roche, Siemens, Steelcase, Swarovski, Telefonica, Volkswagen, Volvo, and many others.

    Rowan Gibson is President of INPIRIUM and co-founder of www.innovationexcellence.com – the world’s most popular innovation website.

    Request Information

    Get updates and registration information as it becomes available.

    Trust begins with our commitment to respecting as well as protecting your privacy.

    Inma Martinez

    Inma Martinez

    • UK’s first venture-builder for science-driven companies 
    • Recognised A.I. and Data Scientist

    Inma is one of Europe’s leading tech pioneers and entrepreneurs who has been behind the digital transformation of a variety of sectors since the mid-1990s. An A.I. and Innovation scientist her work has disrupted industries and gained acclaim for her ergonomic and humanistic approaches to deliver technologies that personalised and enhanced people’s lives in mobile, web, music and film. She has worked in innovation for major players in the technology and financial services sectors, as well as governments in the design of future smart cities and healthcare services. As a Data Scientist has also been involved in a number of data projects in the private sector ranging from cyberspace in education to precision livestock farming for clients like IBM, NOKIA, Intel, Vodafone, BMW, IDEO, ATOS, ARUP, and advices government agencies in the UK and the European Union in matters of digitalisation such as Big Data, Data Privacy and cybersecurity.

    She is currently a Venture Partner at Deep Science Venture, the UK’s first venture-build for the sciences, and consults for global companies on ground-up new innovation ventures.

    2018 Schedule at a Glance


    Expand All | Collapse All

    • 1:00PM - 5:00PM

      Registration Open, Badge Pick Up, PMI® Bookstore Open

    • 8:30AM - 2:00PM

      Registration Open and Badge Pick Up PMI® Bookstore Open

    • 8:30AM - 9:00AM

      Provider Kiosks and Morning Coffee

    • 9:00AM - 11:45AM

      Open Forum: Leading Effective Virtual Teams

    • 9:00AM - 10:15AM

      Concurrent Podium Sessions

    • 10:15AM - 10:30AM

      Refreshment Break in Provider Kiosk Area

    • 10:30AM - 11:45AM

      Concurrent Podium Sessions

    • 11:45AM - 12:30PM

      Buffet Lunch

    • 12:30PM - 1:45PM

      Concurrent Podium Sessions

    • 1:45PM - 2:00PM

      Transition Break

    • 2:00PM - 3:30PM

      Closing General Session and Keynote Speaker

      Inma Martinez

    • 3:30PM - 3:30PM

      End of EMEA Congress 2018

    2018 Networking Tours

    Tour A - Third Empire

    Third Empire (Drittes Reich)

    This powerful tour explored Berlin as the capital city of Nazi Germany. Highlights of this tour included visits to Reichstag, the Brandenburg Gate, the Soviet War Memorial, the bunker of Hitler and the Gestapo headquarter, the book burning memorial and the Neue Wache (New Guardhouse).

    The knowledgeable tour guide described the circumstances under which Hitler was able to achieve his power, the economic and political situation that Germany was in after WWI, the situation of the victims of the Holocaust, the life of ordinary citizens during that time and the impact that the Drittes Reich still has on the German capital.

    Tour B - The Wall

    The Wall (die Mauer)

    This bus and walking tour focused on the history of Berlin and Germany after the fall of the Third Reich. This tour lead you to the Bernauer Straße, which became famous for escapes from windows of apartment buildings in East Berlin to the street below, which was in the West. Sights included Checkpoint Charlie, the Brandenburg Gate, The Topography of Terror, existing parts of the Wall and the location where the famous kiss between Kohl and Gorbatschow took place. Also on this tour was the Hauptbahnhof, the Grenzübergang and the Invalidenstraße.

    Tour C - Berlin Panoramic Bus Tour

    Berlin Panoramic Bus Tour

    This panoramic coach tour showed some of the most important classic sights of Berlin, which showcase the large architectural and cultural range of the city. The tour included visits to the historical town centre between Alexanderplatz and Brandenburg Gate and pass through the government district with the Reichstag building and the Federal Chancellery. Also included on the tour was the new city quarter around Potsdamer Platz, and traces of the Berlin Wall and experience West Berlin, with its splendid boulevard Kurfürstendamm and the Memorial Church.

    2018 Sponsors and Exhibitors


    Platinum Sponsor

    Exhibiting Companies

    Learn more about what they are featuring at EMEA Congress and how to schedule one-on-one appointments!

    Hamdan Bin Mohammed Award for Innovation for Project Management


    International Institute for Learning 

    ONEPOINT Projects GmbH 


    PMI Chapters in Germany 

    PMI Membership

    Scaled Agile 

    Strategy Execution



    Silver Sponsor