Project management national conference 2013, a two-day ­professional development event is being conducted by Project Management Institute (PMI) India on September 27 and 28, 2013 at Leela Kempinski, Gurgaon. The conference will be hosted by the North India Chapter of PMI. Considering the ­volatile ­business and professional ­climate of today, the theme of this year’s ­conference is ‘Project Management — Bringing Certainty in Uncertain Times’. The conference comes at a time when the country’s ­development has been a subject of much debate and discussion in ­various forums. It aims to provide a platform to project management practitioners across industries, government, academia and NGOs to exchange ideas on the ­challenges and emerging trends in projects that are ­contributing to national objectives and even find plausible solutions. Key speakers addressing the event include Shashi Tharoor, ­minister of state for human resource development, Arun Maira, ­member of the Planning Commission, Nandan Nilekani, chairman Unique Identification Authority of India, Deep Kalra, founder and CEO Makemytrip.com, Swamy Sukhabodhananda, corporate guru and many others.