PMIFC - PMI Frankfurt Chapter

Welcome to the PMI Frankfurt chapter!
The PMI Frankfurt Chapter (PMIFC, registered association) is an independent non-profit professional association focusing on the field of project management. The chapter is a branch of the global leading Project Management Institute (PMI).
The PMIFC was founded in 1988 as the first European chapter. The chapter has about 1000 members from all parts of Germany and from abroad.
PMIFC responsibility and competence go far beyond Frankfurt’s geographical borders. The catchment area of the chapter spans different regions of Germany, from Saarland via the Rhine-Neckar and Rhine-Main-region through Hesse and Central-Lower Saxony, Bremen and Hamburg up to Schleswig-Holstein. Hanover and Hamburg officially act as local groups in the association.

The Frankfurt Chapter board consists of eight vice presidents and a president. According to the association statutes adopted in 2015, these positions are elected for a two years term. Elections take place yearly to appoint four vice presidents each year. The president is elected every two years. The management board team is complemented by volunteers who coordinate numerous regional activities or provide direct support to individual departments.

The Frankfurt Chapter board consists of eight vice presidents and a president. According to the association statutes adopted in 2015, these positions are elected for a two years term. Elections take place yearly to appoint four vice presidents each year. The president is elected every two years. The management board team is complemented by volunteers who coordinate numerous regional activities or provide direct support to individual departments.

PMIFC management board members:


Dr. Andreas Berning, PMP
President (president @
 Andreas Berning

I joined the PMI Frankfurt chapter in December 2012 where I first started as a "PDU collector" (which is typical role in the chapter). At the beginning of 2016, I took over a volunteering position in marketing/communication. From there I strengthened my commitment to the PMI Frankfurt chapter by taking over the Marketing & Public Relations department in Nov 2016. Being president since Nov 2017 I had the opportunity to guide the chapter through its 30th anniversary which we celebrated with our members and sponsors with numerous interesting and special events. Moreover, in the 2nd half of 2018 I took over the role of the chair of the four german PMI chapters where I was able to intensify the collaboration of the chapters Berlin/Brandenburg, Cologne, Frankfurt, and Southern Germany.

2019 will be the year to set the course for the future, be it as the Frankfurt Chapter or already a unified Germany Chapter, in order to create even more benefit for our members as we have today. That being said it is clear that this will only be possible by continuous support by our sponsors and the hard work done by the many volunteeers from our chapter.

Martin  Reiners, PMP
VP Finance and Administration (vpfinance @ )
martinreiners PMP-certified since 2007 and Frankfurt Chapter member since then. During the first few years mainly attending meetings of the Local Group Heidelberg/Rhein-Neckar and recently more often in Frankfurt. Since January 2019 volunteering in the area Finance & Administration.
As VP Finance & Administration I will use the experince made and skills acquainted as volunteer to continue the effective work for our chapter in particular support the transition into the new German Chapter. I am looking forward to great teamwork amongst the board members and with each chapter member.
Stefan Knappmann, PMP VP Sponsors & Fundraising (vpsponsors @
sknappmann Text will soon be available.
Dr. Prasad Shetti, PMP
VP Marketing & Public Relations (vpmarketing @

I have been PMP certified since Feb 2015 and member of PMI Frankfurt Chapter since 2018. I am Professional project manager out of passion. In year 2018 I had volunteer for One German Chapter Unification Program as Statistics and Survey advisor.

Stakeholders management is the key objective and my role as the VP Marketing & Public relation is to build strong network of experienced project managers in and around Frankfurt. One of my major goal will be planning, development and implementation of marketing measure to upscale PMI brand equity. Through my function I will make sure that all the members are aware about the latest news and information from PMI and PMI-Frankfurt Chapter. I will support Board colleagues to maintain and upscale relationship with members, sponsors and key stakeholders. 

I look forward to collaborate with you and also like to work out opportunities to grow our community.

Frank Tassone, PMP
VP Schools & University Cooperation (vpschools @
DSC 0049 My name is Frank Tassone. I have been a member of the chapter’s management board since December. My goal as Vice President Schools and Universities is to promote project management education at schools, colleges and universities. This cooperation opportunity helps expand and support PMI's academic project management programmes in Germany. I aim to further integrate process-oriented and proven project management best practices into universities’ education programmes, and this to strengthen the image of the project manager’s profession. A success factor will surely be the cooperation with other chapters in Germany to ensure consistency of message und presence.
Anthony Soprano, PMP
VP Information Technology (vpit @
as business klein My Name is Anthony Soprano. I am PMP certified since September 2016 and member of PMIFC since July 2016. I got involved as a IT volunteer and served nearly two years in this position. Since 2019 I joint the board as acting Vice President Information Technology. Our chapter members, visitors, friends, sponsors and management board colleagues have entrusted me to provide useful, sustainable and cost-effective technologies that add value around project management, and to offer attractive activities within the PMI Frankfurt chapter.
Matthias Koll, PMP VP Education & Special Events (vpeducation @
 MatthiasKoll  Text will soon be available.
Kurt Lehberger, PgMP, PMP VP Branches (vpbranches @
Kurt Lehberger FOTO klein

My name is Kurt Lehberger and I play an active role in the chapter since 2014 being a board member between 2014 and 2017.

The large regional stretch of the Frankfurt Chapter – ranging from Flensburg to Heidelberg (north to south) and Saarbrücken to Fulda (west to east) - is a true challenge. I intend to integrate the four local groups more into the strategy of the chapter and support them to organize their local activities in an efficient and effective manner. There is potential for more local groups e.g. in Kassel, Bremen and Kiel, however this requires volunteers to stand up, found and take the lead of such local groups.

Secondly in my role as the Ambassador which is about the collaboration between the four PMI chapters in germany I‘m going to make sure that the interests of the Frankfurt Chapter are properly represented and new joint initiatives are supported by the us.

I’m looking forward to a fruitful collaboration with you and am always reachable via e-mail.

Currently unoccupied and represented by the president
VP Members & Meetings (vpmembers @

Your PMI Frankfurt chapter membership is the best opportunity for you to contribute to the PMI success story. We have approximately 1200 members (status end of 2018) from various industries coming from large corporations, as well as from small and medium-sized companies. We have also many self-employed members and freelancers. You benefit from a wide range of offers. The chapter and regional regular meetings are particularly appreciated as they provide a great opportunity for networking and for sharing experience.

Would you like to get involved in the PMI Frankfurt chapter?

We would be very pleased to have you contributing to the association’s work and shaping interesting topics. The volunteering activities range from individual tasks to long-term engagement in support of individual departments.

1.     Scope

1.1.  These general terms and conditions apply to participants of an event that entail an attendance fee organized by the organizer PMI Frankfurt chapter.

2.     Conclusion of the contract

2.1.  A registration by the participant is binding for the participant.

2.2.  A contract is concluded through a confirmation by the event organizer to the participant.

3.     Services, terms of payment, delay, cancellation

3.1.  The attendance fee includes the services offered by the event as per the event announcement.

3.2. The participant shall pay the fees agreed for these services online. The agreed fees include the respective statutory value added tax.

3.3. The event organizer's invoices are issued with the online payment.

3.4.  A flat-rate fee of 25€ will be charged for subsequent changes to the invoice (e.g. invoice recipient, address).

3.5. If the participant’s cancellation occurs within the period specified prior to the event in calendar days, an event flat processing fee will be charged. The rest of the participation fee will be transferred to the reference account of the payer. Refunds shall be made no later than 28 calendar days after the event.

3.6. There will be no refund of the attendance fee in case of cancellation within the period specified prior to the event in calendar days.

3.7. If the participant does not pay the agreed fee for an event booked by him/her, the organizer is entitled to withdraw from the contract even within the reasonable grace period set to him/her.

3.8. Cancellations must be made in writing. They can be either be mailed to the PMI Frankfurt chapter’s address or sent to the e-mail address .

3.9. Furthermore, the event organizer is entitled to withdraw from the contract for objectively justified reasons. This applies in particular to the case of force majeure and other circumstances for which the organizer is not responsible, and which make the fulfilment of the contract impossible.

4.     Programme changes, food and beverages

4.1.  The event organizer reserves the right to make changes to the programme, even on short or without notice.

4.2. In case of cancellation of lectures or changes in the program, no full or partial reimbursement of the participation fee will be made.

4.3. The participant is generally denied the bringing of food or drinks to the event.

5.     Data protection, data collection, use, setting and publication of content

5.1. Participant’s data will be collected by the organizer to carry out the event. The collection, processing (including storage, changes, forwarding, blocking and deletion) and usage of the data take place exclusively in compliance with the applicable data protection regulations.

5.2. The organizer's Internet pages also contain links to other websites. The organizer is not responsible for the privacy policies and/or practices on other websites.

6. Liability

6.1.  The organizer is liable for damages, except in the case of breach of essential contractual obligations, only to the extent that the organizer, its legal representatives, senior employees or other vicarious agents are subject to deliberate or gross negligence. If essential contractual obligations are violated, the organizer is liable for any culpable conduct of his legal representatives, officers or other vicarious agents.

6.2. The liability of the event organizer for the compensation of indirect damages, in particular for loss of profit shall not apply.

6.3. The liability of the organizer is limited to the amount of damages foreseeable at the conclusion of the contract and typical of the contract.

6.4. The aforementioned exclusions of liability and restrictions do not apply to damage from injury to life, body or health or in the event of compulsory statutory regulations.

6.5. Participants are responsible for themselves during the event and are liable for any damage caused by them. Any rental material damaged or lost beyond normal wear and tear shall be replaced by the participants.

7. Data collection

The event participants may be provided with a list of participants with their name, first name, company and position. By registering, the participant agrees to be included in the list of participants. Otherwise, the participant must object to be included in the list in writing up to four weeks before the event.

8.     Permission and revocation for the use of photography

8.1. By registering to this event, participants agree that any photography taken during the event, where they may appear (in part or in full) may be published in the media of the PMI Frankfurt chapter (e.g. website, online magazine, newsletter, flyer).

8.2. If a participant does not agree with the publication, this must be immediately communicated to the PMI Frankfurt Chapter with a comprehensible reference to the concrete picture. You can revoke the publication of your data at any time by e-mail to: . Upon revocation, the relevant photo will be removed from the relevant media from the PMI Frankfurt Chapter e.v. as far as possible.

9. Written form, place of performance, jurisdiction, validity

9.1.  Changes to the agreements between the parties shall be made in writing.

9.2. Place of performance and payment is the registered office of the event organizer.

9.3. Exclusive place of jurisdiction is the registered office of the event organizer.

9.4. The law of the Federal Republic of Germany shall apply.

9.5. Should individual provisions of these conditions of participation be ineffective or void, this shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions.

10. Right of revocation for consumers

If the participant is a consumer according to § 13 BGB, the following applies: The participant may revoke the contract declaration within 14 days without giving reasons in any form according to § 355 I 2 BGB. The period of revocation shall be fourteen days from the date of the conclusion of the contract. In order to comply with the deadline, the timely submission of the revocation by e-mail () or mail to the PMI Frankfurt Chapter is sufficient. Consequences of revocation: In the case of effective revocation, any services received by both parties and any benefits derived are to be returned. Duties for the compensation of payments must be fulfilled within 30 days. The period begins for the participant with the sending of the revocation declaration and for the PMI Frankfurt Chapter with its reception.

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