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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.

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

Melbourne lives up to most liveable city for PPG

Project Professionals Group’s 10th anniversary conference in Melbourne from 6-8 September delivered informative sponsor presentations and productive member meetings while also providing attendees with the opportunity to experience the world’s most liveable city.

PPG general manager Kevin Stephens said many members were visiting Australia for the first time and had the opportunity to see why Melbourne was voted the world’s most liveable city for the seventh year in a row in the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Report 2017.

“A cruise on the Yarra River showcased many Melbourne landmarks, and the conference venue at Southbank offered a sample of the local lifestyle,” Mr Stephens said.

Presentations were made by BBC Chartering Australia Managing Director David Begg, Volga-Dnepr-Unique Air Cargo, USA, Operations Project Manager Victoria Cass and several new PPG members.

Editorial Director for Breakbulk Events and Media Gary Burrows delivered a presentation highlighting upcoming events and media opportunities.

Conference delegates also received a briefing on the Certificate in Project Forwarding workshop to run in Houston during the Breakbulk Americas education program from October 17-18.

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

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BBC Chartering Australia Managing Director David Begg presents PPG general manager Kevin Stephens with his delegates’ conference polo shirt sponsored by BBC Chartering.

Special welcome for PPG’s 10th anniversary conference

A traditional indigenous Australian dance will welcome Project Professionals Group members and sponsors at the project forwarding organisation’s 10th anniversary annual conference at the Langham Hotel in Melbourne, Australia, from 6-8 September 2017.

PPG founder and general manager Kevin Stephens said the Welcome to Australia Performance will be presented by The Open Fire Aboriginal Dance Troup from the Gunnai people of south-east Australia.

Mr Stephens said the One Fire Dance Troupe is one of Melbourne’s leading indigenous dance troupes and has performed nationally and internationally.

He said in addition to the welcome function, sponsor and member presentations, the two-day conference included a networking cruise on the Yarra River that flows through the city of Melbourne on its way to Port Phillip Bay.

“The 10th anniversary conference is a very special event and provides several corporate and social activities to celebrate this significant organisational milestone,” Mr Stephens said.

“PPG conference delegates will travel from over 40 different countries to attend this event to make and renew friendships and business links.”

Major conference sponsor presentations include AAL Shipping, BBC Chartering Australia Pty Ltd, Port Corpus Christi USA, and Volga-Dnepr-Unique Air Cargo, USA.

Conference sponsorship opportunities are still available. Please contact kevinstephens@ppgprojects.com

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Project Professionals Group members and sponsors will gather in Southbank, Melbourne, for the network’s 10th annual conference in September.

PPG appoints two new members

Project cargo network the Project Professionals Group has appointed Interland Transport & Logistique as its member for Morocco and Global Freight Solutions Oy Ltd as the new member for Finland.

PPG general manager Kevin Stephens said both companies have extensive experience working in the over-dimensional transportation sector.

Interland Transport is based in Casablanca while the Global Freight Solutions Finland office is in Espoo.

Meanwhile, registrations are closing soon for the  PPG Certificate in Project Freight Forwarding in Shanghai at the InterContinental Shanghai Expo Hotel from 13-14 March. The ISO accredited training course includes a one day Breakbulk China exhibition hall pass. The training is open to anyone involved with project forwarding services including terminal operators, forwarders and shippers, or new entrants interested in joining the project freight sector.

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Certificate in Project Freight Forwarding presenter Rodger Hall

Further information, including testimonials and registration, is available at www.ppgprojects.com and www.breakbulk.com

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Certificate in Project Freight Forwarding presenter Kevin Stephens.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PPG’s shining light in Shanghai

Overdimensional cargo transportation network, Project Professionals Group, has appointed Shanghai Shining International Logistics Co as the new member for Eastern China.

PPG general manager Kevin Stephens said Shanghai continued to be an important international project cargo hub, and an experienced local PPG network member was vital to maximising bilateral trade and investment opportunities.

“Shanghai Shining International Logistics is well placed to assist the PPG network to continue to be involved in transportations to and from the Shanghai Free Trade Zone and Yangtze River Delta,” Mr Stephens said.

Meanwhile, project forwarders registering to attend the PPG Project Forwarding Certificate from 26-27 September in Houston during the Breakbulk Americas education program will receive a 20% discount if they pay in full prior to August 24, 2016.

Trainers for the ISO accredited course include Mr Stephens, with over 40 years industry experience, and business communications consultant and academic Rodger Hall.

To qualify for the 20% discount and receive an invoice please email Kevin Stephens direct on kevinstephens@ppgprojects.com.

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

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Shanghai Shining International Logistics Co has been appointed as the new Project Professionals Group member for Eastern China.

Special offer: Houston project forwarding training delivers 20% discount

Project forwarders registering to attend the PPG Project Forwarding Certificate from 26-27 September in Houston during the Breakbulk Americas education program will receive a 20% discount if they pay in full prior to August 24, 2016.

Training co-ordinator for the two-day ISO accredited course Kevin Stephens said the 20% discount offered a substantial saving of $US370 per person with the resulting course price of $US1480 per person if full payment was received by August 24.

“Testimonials from attendees who have completed the PPG Project Forwarding Certificate emphasise that this investment in professional development has been very worthwhile and that they highly recommend the course to their industry colleagues,” Mr Stephens said.

“This excellent participant feedback recognises that our training combines specialised skills and knowledge with practical advice based on industry experience.”

Mr Stephens said the 20% discount offer would also apply to group registrations up to a maximum of six attendees per company.  Attendance at the course also includes entry into the Breakbulk Americas exhibition and conference and Tuesday evening Opening Reception.

Training workshop modules included project forwarding case studies, risk management, strategic partnerships, value adding strategies, traffic and logistics functional planning, meeting client expectations, biosecurity, working with brokers, tricks of the trade, and preparing quotations. Business communication addresses crisis communications, persuasive email, cultural communication, pitching with PowerPoint and how to write winning tenders.

To qualify for the 20% discount and receive an invoice please email Kevin Stephens direct on kevinstephens@ppgprojects.com.

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

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HANDS-ON: Group work is a feature of the teaching and learning instruction during the PPG Project Forwarding Certificate workshop at Breakbulk Americas in Houston. Register now via kevinstephens@ppgprojects.com to receive a 20% discount for the two-day course.