Speaking Engagements

As a global expert in project management and strategy implementation, Ricardo Vargas is in constant demand as a keynote speaker. To date, he has delivered 250 keynote addresses in more than 40 countries.

A Global Expert in High Demand

Ricardo Vargas is one of the world’s leading experts in project management, capital project management, product development and crisis management. He brings this expertise to many workshops, corporate seminars, industry conferences and events hosted by academic institutions worldwide.

Ricardo has a unique ability to explain even the most complex projects by drawing clear and concise lines between practical knowledge and impactful results. With his natural warmth and charm, Ricardo explains advanced concepts in a way that can engage both experts and laypeople.

Since 2007, Ricardo has hosted (in English and Portuguese) the 5 Minutes Podcast,one of the world’s most subscribed podcasts on project management. He is also the author of 16 books that have sold more than a half-million copies worldwide.

    Invite Ricardo to speak at your event

    Ricardo Vargas’s agency for works in the Americas is DMT Palestras. Contact the agency at [email protected]

    For other regions, contact us at [email protected].

    Subject Matter Expertise

    Over the course of a long and varied career, Ricardo has amassed an extraordinarily broad subject matter expertise which has allowed him to be fluent on many different issues.

    Check Ricardo's event calendar



    • Leadership in the face of instability
    • Building highly effective teams
    • Culture and Diversity
    • Leading in – and learning from – crises

    Agile and Business Agility

    • How to deliver results in a VUCA environment
    • Human-Centric transformation

    Change and Crisis Management

    • Managing instability and uncertainty
    • Driving change: from hearts to minds

    Project Management

    • Managing projects in a transformation
    • Project management in the 4th Industrial Revolution
    • The Project Economy
    • New trends in project delivery
    • The impact of Artificial Intelligence on the Project Economy

    Careers in Project Management and Transformation

    • How to anticipate the Future of Work
    • Establishing a career in Project Management
    • Decoding the cultural context of global projects

    “Ricardo is a highly skilled professional and leader who is able to inspire, motivate, and direct teams to accomplish great things. As the Chair of PMI he led a culturally diverse Board and organization with vision, insight, and enthusiasm. He is a highly-regarded leader in the project management community, and a lot of fun to work with even in the most challenging and serious discussions.”

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    “... He possesses all the hard skills that one would expect and excels at the soft skills that set him apart from the masses.”

    Kathleen Romero Linkedin

    Senior Program Manager, Retail and Direct Bank Crisis Management - Capital One

    “I have crossed ways with Ricardo many times during PMI Leadership Conferences and Global Congresses. I found him a knowledgeable, pleasant and a wise gentleman. His knowledge and experience in the fields of organizational and project management make him an obvious choice for any challenging multi-cultural assignment, for which he is highly recommended.”

    Suhail Iqbal Linkedin

    Senior Trainer OPM - CONSAK Inc.

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