Welcome to the Chapter Speakers Hub

by chapters for chapters
enabling pmi chapters to deliver high-impact events with qualified, community-vetted speakers.

Brought to you by the Chapter Empowerment Program, the Chapter Speaker Hub aims to enhance the chapter membership value proposition by enabling Chapter Leaders to find and engage high-quality globally and regionally relevant event speakers. Speakers can be nominated by PMI Chapters, PMI Fellows, and the PMI Events and Teams following at least one successful speaking engagement at a PMI event.

How It Works?

  1. Review speakers for alignment to topic, expertise, language, region, etc.

  2. Select and contact speaker directly.

  3. Send agreement to speaker for signature

Know of other qualified speakers not listed? Please recommend speakers to build a robust library for Chapter Leaders by Chapter Leaders.

Speaker Spotlight View full speaker list

Cristhian Arias Venturo

Focus Areas: Agility, Change Management, Digital Transformation, Disciplined Agile, Information Technology, Leadership
Organizational Project Management, Scrum
Location: Perú
Language: Portuguese, Spanish

Contact Cristhian

Adeola Akande

Focus Area: Agility, Benefits Realization, Change Management, Digital Transformation, Leadership, Organizational Project Management, Stakeholder Management
Location: Nigeria
Language: English

Contact Adeloa

Global Chapter Events Assistance Funding Program

PMI aims to support your chapter’s commitment to members by reimbursing each chapter for event support up to $3,000 USD in 2022.

Learn More

Ricardo Sastre Martin

Focus Areas: Project Economy
Location: Spain
Language: English, Spanish

Contact Ricardo

Geetha Gopal

Focus Areas: Artificial Intelligence, Change Management, Digital Transformation, Diversity, Information Technology, Operations, Program Management, Risk Management, Stakeholder Management, Strategy
Location: Singapore
Language: English, Tamil

Contact Geetha

Silvia Rodriguez

Focus Areas: Leadership, Project Management, Team Building
Location: United States
Language: English, Spanish

Contact Silvia

Bishan Ruder

Focus Areas: Benefits Realization, Career Development, Digital Transformation, Information Technology, Leadership
Location: South Africa
Language: English

Contact Bishan

Chapter Speaker Hub FAQs


Speakers are nominated by PMI Chapters, PMI Fellows, and the PMI Events and Teams following at least one successful speaking engagement at a PMI event. PMI has final approval of speakers included in the Chapter Speaker Hub.

Chapters can contribute to the speakers listed and showcased in the Speaker Hub by filling out this form. PMI has final approval of speakers included in the Speakers Hub.

Yes. PMI will provide up to $3,000 USD in reimbursements for speaker fees and other event expenses, such as venue rental, A/V support, event speakers, catering, marketing, and décor.

Chapters should send invoices to [email protected]. Refer to the full Global Chapter Events Assistance Funding FAQ for further details regarding the reimbursement process.

Speakers can be nominated following at least one successful speaking engagement at a PMI or PMI Chapter event. Nominees must be engaging speakers who are qualified to speak on topics applicable to project management. The following groups are EXCLUDED to avoid conflict of interest*:

  • PMI Chapter Leader and members of a Chapter Leader's immediate family
  • PMI Regional Mentors
  • PMI Global Volunteers
  • PMI Employee or a member of the employee's immediate family
  • PMI Contractors (unless they are contractors who are expressly hired as speakers)
* PMI reserves the right to determine what is and what is not a conflict of interest.

Yes. Chapters may select event speakers who are not listed in the Chapter Speaker Hub.

The Chapter Speaker Hub is a resource for Chapters to select quality speakers for their event. Chapters are responsible for all fee negotiations with chosen event speakers.

Updates to the Chapter Speaker Hub will happen on a rolling basis, dependent upon volume and quality of nomination submissions.

No. This program is complimentary to any pre-existing programs in a Chapter’s region. Please reach out to your regional Chapter Engagement Partner with any questions.