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Rodger Hall specializes in generating awareness through brand journalism that enhances corporate reputation that helps achieve business goals. He works across a number of industry segments including project logistics, education, and property. His travel writing taps into the everyday life, feelings and spirit of the destination. He previously worked in public relations management roles and as a Ministerial Press Secretary, prior to working as a journalist with Business Queensland, Daily Sun, Sunshine Coast Daily, The Sydney Morning Herald, and newspapers in London. He holds a Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Arts (Communication) degrees, and teaches professional business communication.

Valuable training sharpens project forwarding skills

Project forwarders working globally need more than ever to skilfully manage stakeholders from many diverse backgrounds and promote a professional image.

This is the focus of the PPG Project Cargo Forwarding Certificate that will be held at the Mandarin Orchard Singapore Hotel from 26-27 November 2018.

Course coordinator and trainer Kevin Stephens is the founder and general manager of project cargo network the Project Professionals Group.

“This is a non-technical course that delivers essential insights and skills that project forwarders need to stay in control of complex supply chain transportation issues,” Mr Stephens said.

“In just two days, achievement-oriented professionals will take back to the office enhanced confidence and skills that will enable them to improve their problem solving and communication with clients and service providers.

“We want to change the way you think about project forwarding using real-life examples and solutions. You will return to work and be able to apply the knowledge that you have learned in this workshop.”

Registration includes a USB Flash Drive with over 70 proven documents and all course presentation slides.

Further information and easy online registration, including PayPal option, is available at Project Professionals Group.

Testimonials from the most recent training course in Bremen highly recommends this course with graduates happy to share their experiences.

The training will also be offered at the inaugural Antwerp XL conference and exhibition in Antwerp on 7-9 May 2019, at the Antwerp Expo Centre.

Project forwarding training builds top performance … early bird rate closes 30 April, great savings

Supporting lifelong learning and top performance is the framework behind  the PPG Project Cargo Forwarding Certificate available during Breakbulk Europe 2018 from 29-30 May in Bremen.

This one-and-a-half-day workshop combines presentations on how to improve the management of project cargo transportation and how to eliminate costly inefficiencies in project communication.

Course presenters include the founder and general manager of project cargo network the Project Professionals Group, Kevin Stephens, and business communications consultant and trainer Rodger Hall.

Mr Stephens said the key training objective is for employees to graduate with improved efficiencies that deliver competitive advantage.

“We want our participants to acquire new thinking and update their understanding of client and industry requirements that will contribute to them being among the top performers in their businesses,” Mr Stephens said.

Mr Stephens said previous graduates highly recommended the training with excellent feedback testimonials.

The workshop includes a USB Flash Drive with over 70 proven documents and all course presentation slides (value $US500).

Further information and online registration, including PayPal option, is available at Project Professionals Group.

Attractive discounts are: Early Bird Rate (save US$200 book and pay before 30th April 2018): US$1300pp. Standard Rate (book and pay 1st May 2018 to 29th May 2018): US1500pp Note: Additional US$50 applies if paid via PayPal.

Registration includes an exhibition hall pass and an invitation to the official welcome reception to what is shaping to be a very successful Breakbulk Europe with over 10,000 participants, and a record number of exhibitors.

The ISO accredited education program is endorsed by the Education Department of the Bremen Chamber of Commerce (Handelskammer Bremen).


Featured image: Project Forwarding Certificate graduates in Bremen at an earlier training course. The next course in Bremen will be at Breakbulk Europe 2018.

Portland hosts 2018 PPG annual conference


Overdimensional logistics network, Project Professionals Group’s 11th annual conference will be held in Portland, Oregon, USA, from 26-28 September next year (2018).

PPG general manager Kevin Stephens said the Port of Portland and the Port of Vancouver USA were the joint major sponsors for the event.

“The Port of Portland and the Port of Vancouver USA are both dynamic organisations and have put forward an excellent conference proposal and we thank them for their support and hospitality,” Mr Stephens said,

Mr Stephens said the 2018 conference dates had also been selected to also provide PPG members with the opportunity to visit the Breakbulk Americas conference and exhibition in Houston (2–4 October 2018), ensuring it was cost-effective to attend both events.

Mr Stephens said with the recommendation of the Port of Portland and Port of Vancouver USA the award-winning Benson Hotel had been selected as the conference venue with very attractive accommodation rates for members and guests.

Meanwhile, all 2018 dates for the ISO accredited PPG Certificate in Project Cargo Forwarding workshop run in conjunction with Breakbulk Events are confirmed and online registration available at Project Professionals Group.


  • Featured Image: The Port of Vancouver USA is a multi-purpose port authority on the Columbia River in Vancouver, Washington, that handles more than seven million tons of cargo each year, including project cargos. Image courtesy of Port of Vancouver USA

Project Professionals Group expands Down Under

Overdimensional cargo transportation network, Project Professionals Group, has expanded its Australian membership to include individual states.

PPG general manager Kevin Stephens said Cargo Line International Pty Ltd is the new member for New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania and CMX Global Logistics Pty Ltd is the new member for Queensland with 360 Logistics Pty Ltd representing the network in Western Australia.

“PPG has a policy of one member per nation other than in large economies where it makes more sense to divide geographically such as India and China,” Mr Stephens said.

“Australia will now be categorised into separate memberships on a state-by-state bases to offer clients a more localised solution to better cater to their individual requirements.”

Meanwhile, Mr Stephens has confirmed that the ISO accredited PPG Project Forwarding Certificate will be held from 17-18 October in Houston during the Breakbulk Americas education program despite the impact of Hurricane Harvey. Registration remains open and includes a one-day pass to the Breakbulk Americas exhibition hall and invitation to the official welcome reception.

Further information about the course, including testimonials, and online booking is available at Project Professionals Group