Professional Awards Gala

Join us at the world’s premier event honoring the best of the best in project management.

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Saturday, 6 October 2018
JW Marriott L.A. Live, 900 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

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The PMI Professional Awards Gala and dinner is an annual celebration of project, program, and portfolio management – and the industry stars who are not only changing the profession and their organizations, but enabling the evolution of their communities and the business landscape.

Based on nominations from our global membership, PMI and the PMI Educational Foundation will honor those who represent the best of the best from across the world of project management.

2018 PMI Awards

Professional Awards

  • PMI Project of the Year Award
  • PMI Award for Project Excellence
  • PMI Fellow Award
  • PMI Eric Jenett Project Management Award of Excellence
  • PMI Young Professional Award

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Research & Academic Awards

  • PMI David I. Cleland Project Management Literature Award
  • PMI Project Management Journal® Paper of the Year Award
  • PMI Research Achievement Award
  • PMI Scholar-Practitioner Award
  • PMI Teaching Excellence Award

PMIEF Awards

  • PMIEF Community Advancement Through Project Management Award
  • PMIEF Kerzner Award
  • PMIEF Donald S. Barrie Award
  • PMIEF James R. Snyder International Student Paper of the Year Award (ISPA)

2018 PMI® Project of the Year Award Finalists

2018 PMI® Project of the Year Finalist: Project Legacy – Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System Replacement Medical Center Activation

New Orleans veterans and their families lost their healthcare facility after Hurricane Katrina destroyed it. The new facility, dubbed Project Legacy as a tribute to veterans, opened on time and under budget.

2018 PMI® Project of the Year Award Finalists 

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McDonald’s Digital Acceleration

2018 PMI® Project of the Year Finalist: McDonald's Digital Acceleration

McDonald’s CEO told shareholders that in nine months, the restaurant chain would have a mobile order-and-pay app at 20,000 outlets worldwide. The team closed the project a month ahead of schedule and under budget. The app has accrued 20 million registered users in the U.S. alone.

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2018 PMI® Project of the Year Finalist: Horizonte 2

The Brazilian paper company launched a US$2.7 billion project in 2015 to create the world’s largest bleached-eucalyptus pulp production line. Challenges included hiring 9,000 workers in a remote part of the country. The project closed two months early, US$500 million under budget and without a serious accident.