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The 2012 Synergy Conference held in London's Indigo2 Arena. Photos: Sheila Burnett (Click to view larger version...)
The 2012 Synergy Conference held in London's Indigo2 Arena. Photos: Sheila Burnett
The 2012 Synergy Conference was held in the Indigo2 Arena in southeast London on 1 November. The event was sponsored by the UK Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI) and was attended by project management professionals from the UK and Europe. Her Royal Highness Princess Anne was a special guest in support of project management as a discipline. Speakers included members of the British Parliament and industry and focused on a variety of project management topics, including lessons learned from the 2012 London Summer Olympics.

During one intermission, Joe was given the opportunity to briefly meet Her Royal Highness Princess Anne and present her with an invitation to visit the ITER site in France. (Click to view larger version...)
During one intermission, Joe was given the opportunity to briefly meet Her Royal Highness Princess Anne and present her with an invitation to visit the ITER site in France.
As part of the program, Joe Onstott from ITER's Finance & Budget Division was invited to present ITER as an ongoing project of global interest. The talk presented the overall case for fusion energy; the ITER project; some of the challenges ITER faces; and a brief update of construction activities in France and manufacturing activities for ITER around the world.


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