Yvonne Schoper – IPMA Research Conferences Coordinator (Germany)

Yvonne Schoper was educated in Germany, UK and France. She has a BSc in Engineering Management, an MSc International Business and a PhD in Industrial Engineering.

She worked as project manager for a well-known German car manufacturer where she was responsible for several international automotive development projects.

Since 2004 she is Professor for International Management, Project Management and Innovation and Technology Management at the University of Applied Sciences Mannheim. Since 2009 she is associate Professor for Project Management at the Tongji University in Shanghai (China). Since 2013 she is Professor at HTW Berlin University of Applied Sciences.

Since 2012 she is Executive Board Member of the GPM where she is responsible for the area of research. In this function she is the substitute delegate in the IPMA Council of Delegates. Since end 2014 she is Vice Chairman of the GPM Board.

Her special research interests are intercultural project management, future trends in project management, women in project management and the further development of the profession of project managers.

Raphael Albergarias  – IPMA Brasil President, Key- Note speaker (Brasil )
More than 16 years of experience in project management, business consulting, executive education and government. Superintendent responsible for the “State of Rio de Janeiro Smart Cities Program”. Participation in a great diversity of projects, from the implementation of upstream and downstream megaprojects to ERP implementation, Process Modeling and public policy structuring (22bi billions USD). Business Administrator, MBA PM at UFRJ, M.Sc. at FGV, DBA  from ESC Rennes – FRA. Founding member and President of IPMA Brazil. Director for development of IPMA in LATNET Program (Region 5). IPMA Lead Assessor for 4-L-C IPMA certification. Youngest president in the history of IPMA (Member Association), and youngest IPMA certification assessor (since 2011). Professor in management field (Strategy, Project Management and Leadership) for MBA, M.Sc. and Doctorate in Brazil and Europe. Certifications in PM: IPMA-A, IPMA-D, PRINCE 2 – P, PMI-PMP, PMI-SP, Orange Belt, Professional Coach.

Marly Monteiro de Carvalho – Key note Speaker (Brasil)

She is a full professor at the Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo (USP), working in the graduate and postgraduate level of the Department of Production Engineering since 1992. She coordinates the Project Management Laboratory (LGP) ( He coordinates the research group Quality and Product Engineering (QEP), where he develops research projects, with the support of development agencies, such as CAPES, CNPq, FAPESP and others. He coordinates the Specialization course in Project Management at USP and Fundação Vanzolini (CEGP / FCAV). Author of 12 books published in Brazil and the United States and several articles in relevant periodicals such as International Journal of Project Management, International Journal of Production Research, International Journal of Operations and Production Mangement, Journal of Cleaner Production, among others. He is a member of the editorial board (advisory board) of the Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, the Journal of Modern Project Management, and the PM World Journal and PM World Library. He is on the board of Aerospace Project Management at the University of Quebec at Trois Riviere, Canada. He has a post-doctoral degree in Gestional Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Milan (Italy), a PhD and a Masters in Production Engineering from the Federal University of Santa Catarina, and a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the School of Engineering of São Paulo Carlos of USP. Has coordinated research projects sponsored by CNPq, CAPES, FAPESP-Newton Fund. It has a partnership with international researchers (projects, co-authorship and exchange of students) from the following universities: University of Cambridge (UK), Aston University (UK), Technical University of Denmark (Denmark), University of Quebec (Canada). H-index: 8 (Web of Science), h-index: 12 (Scopus), h-index: 33 (Google Scholar),  h-index: 17 – RG Score: 31.19 (Percentile 90% She was vice-coordinator of research at Escola Politécnica. She was editor of the magazine Produção (Production) for six years. She was a member of the board of directors of the Brazilian Association of Production Engineering (ABEPRO), for two consecutive meetings, occupying the position of Technical Director and 2nd Vice-Presidency. Participated in the evaluation committee of Engineering III of CAPES, triennium 2001-2003 and 2004-2006. She was a researcher at the Technological Research Institute of the State of São Paulo. Areas of interest in research: project and innovation management, quality management and competitive strategy.

Clayton Jones Alves da Silva – Key note Speaker (Brasil)

Since 2016, teacher in the IBMEC/RJ. Since 2014, Director of the INGEPRO Consortium; and since 2012, Administrative Director of the Progeto Engenharia company.

Post-graduate Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Military Sciences, by Command and General Staff School of the Brazilian Army, Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, 2006; Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Electric Engineering, Telecommunications Signal Processing area, by Military Institute of Engineering, Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, 1998.

Graduate in Electronic Engineering, by Military Institute of Engineering, Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, 1992; Bachelor in Military Sciences, Engineering specialty, by Agulhas Negras Military Academy, Brazil, Resende, RJ, 1985.


Brazilian Army Brigada Braço Forte (BBF) Project Manager, 2011; and Brazilian Critical Communications System (SISNACC) Project Manager, 2015. Command and Control Operation Coordinator of the World Military Games Command and Control System, Rio de Janeiro, RJ.

52º Brazilian Army Telematic Center (52º CT) Chief Information Officer (CIO), 2009; and 2º Brazilian Army Area Telematic Center (2º CTA) Chief Information Officer (CIO), 2004

His special research interests are Project Management, System Engineering, Process Management, Information Technology and Communication (ITC) area.