President Bill Clinton to Address Globalization, Progress at PMI(R) Global Congress 2010-North America

By Project Management Institute, PRNE
Monday, April 12, 2010

Registration opens early due to anticipated surge in attendance

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pennsylvania, April 13, 2010 - Project Management Institute (PMI), the world's leading professional
membership organization for project managers, today announces that President
Bill Clinton will deliver the keynote (
) address at PMI(R) Global Congress 2010-North America
( in Washington, D.C., 10 October
. In his speech, "Embracing Our Common Humanity," President Clinton will
draw upon his experiences to provide insight into the challenge of
globalization, emphasizing our growing interdependence and pointing the way
toward a future based on shared goals and values. This year's Congress will
take place at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
( from 9-12 October.

"President Clinton was leading the United States during a time of
unprecedented prosperity and change," said Gregory Balestrero, president and
CEO of PMI. "He continues to be a powerful voice for progress around the
world through his work with the Clinton Foundation and his tireless efforts
in places like Haiti and other regions. His insight and experience will be an
inspiration to project managers and organizations as they reinvigorate the
global marketplace and drive continued economic recovery."

PMI's Global Congress is the world's premier project management
educational and networking event. It provides a forum in which practitioners
and professionals can network, further their skills and learn how their
projects fit within the context of world and economic affairs. Sessions at
the event will include:

    -- The use of virtualization tools to enhance the success of global
    -- Using methodologies like agile, which are complementary to PMI's A
       Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK(R)
       Guide)-Fourth Edition, to enhance general project management practices
       in fast-paced technology environments;
    -- Managing risk and increasing project success amid the realities of the
       current economy, and;
    -- Managing stimulus-funded government projects.

Project managers are in high demand as organizations execute technology,
infrastructure and energy projects that were shelved during the downturn. Due
to ongoing financial pressures organizations remain selective when choosing
talent to manage their project-based initiatives. Government agencies in
particular are under intense scrutiny as they execute projects financed by
stimulus funds. Project managers who can demonstrate value and proven skills
beyond schedule and budget management will be the ones to earn top employment
opportunities and recognition in the new economy.

Registration (,
pricing and lodging information for the North America Congress are now
available online. Additional exhibit and sponsorship opportunities are
available and more information can be obtained by visiting PMI Exhibit and
Sponsorship Sales at

About President Bill Clinton

William Jefferson Clinton was the first Democratic president in six
decades to be elected twice - first in 1992 and then in 1996. Under his
leadership, the country enjoyed the strongest economy in a generation and the
longest economic expansion in U.S. history, including the creation of more
than 22 million jobs.

After leaving the White House, President Clinton established the William
J. Clinton Foundation with the mission to strengthen the capacity of people
in the United States and throughout the world to meet the challenges of
global interdependence. Today the Foundation has staff and volunteers around
the world working to improve lives through several initiatives, including the
Clinton HIV/AIDS Initiative (now the Clinton Health Access Initiative, a
separate nonprofit organization) which is helping 2 million people living
with HIV/AIDS access lifesaving drugs. Other initiatives — including the
Clinton Climate Initiative, the Clinton Hunter Development Initiative, and
the Clinton Giustra Sustainable Growth Initiative — are applying a
business-oriented approach worldwide to fight climate change and develop
sustainable economic growth in Africa and Latin America. As a project of the
Foundation, the Clinton Global Initiative brings together global leaders to
devise and implement innovative solutions to some of the world's most
pressing issues. In the U.S., the Foundation is working to combat the
alarming rise in childhood obesity through the Alliance for a Healthier
Generation, and is helping individuals and families succeed and small
businesses grow.

In addition to his Foundation work, President Clinton has joined with
former President George H.W. Bush three times - after the 2004 tsunami in
South Asia, Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and Hurricane Ike in 2008 - to help
raise money for recovery efforts. He also served as the U.N. Envoy for
Tsunami Recovery, and was recently named U.N. Special Envoy to Haiti to
assist its people and government as they "build back better" from recent
storm damages and implement their economic vision for the future.

President Clinton was born on August 19, 1946, in Hope, Arkansas. He and
his wife, Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton, have one daughter, Chelsea, and
live in Chappaqua, New York.

About Project Management Institute (PMI)

The world's leading professional membership organization for project
managers, PMI shares knowledge with more than a half million members and
credential holders in over 180 countries. Since 1969, PMI has impacted more
than one million practitioners, businesses, governments, students and
training organizations. Today, PMI's products and services range from
world-class standards for project, program and portfolio management to five
professional credentials, including the gold standard Project Management
Professional (PMP)(R). PMI's exclusive Global Corporate Council and European
Corporate Networking Group engage large multinationals and government
organizations in endorsing the value of project management. The only project
management association with an established academic research program, PMI has
invested more than US$14 million in support of dozens of research projects
since 1997. Learn more at

Glenn R. Boyet, +1-610-356-4600 x1112, Glenn.Boyet at, or Megan Maguire Kelly, +1-610-356-4600 x7030, Megan.Kelly at, both of PMI

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