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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.

Early-bird registration for project forwarding training offers big savings

Early-bird registrations for the PPG Project Cargo Forwarding Certificate from 17-18 October in Houston during the Breakbulk Americas education program – offering a saving of US$200pp – closes on August 18.

Attendees must book and pay before August 18 for the course that includes a USB Flash Drive with over 70 proven documents and all course presentation slides (value US$500), Breakbulk exhibition hall pass and invitation to the official welcome reception. The training is open to everyone involved with project forwarding services including terminal operators, forwarders and shippers, or new entrants interested in joining the project freight sector. Further information and online registration about the ISO accredited course is available at Project Professionals Group.

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Project Forwarding Certificate students at Breakbulk Americas 2015.

 

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 new members in India and Malaysia

Project cargo forwarding network Project Professionals Group has appointed three new members in Asia.

PPG general manager Kevin Stephens said MFC Transport Pvt. Ltd is the new member for Western India (Mumbai), with Tera Projects & Shipping appointed as the new member for Malaysia (Klang), and D.B. Group India Pvt. Ltd. as the new member for Northern India (New Delhi) and Eastern India (Kolkata).

Mr Stephens said all three companies are experienced over-dimensional project cargo specialists with excellent capabilities to support PPG members.

“I would like to congratulate all three companies on joining the PPG network which this year celebrates its 10thanniversary,” Mr Stephens said.

The PPG annual conference is from 6-8 September 2017 at The Langham Hotel, Melbourne, Australia.

PPG appoints new member for Northern and Eastern India

Project Professionals Group has appointed D.B. Group India Pvt. Ltd. as its new project forwarding member for both Northern and Eastern India.

PPG general manager and founder Kevin Stephens said D.B. Group India with offices in New Delhi and Kolkata was well placed to partner with network members.

“D.B. Group has an international network through its global head office and their local contacts in Northern and Eastern India will provide experienced support for PPG members,” Mr Stephens said.

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Meanwhile, registrations are open for the next Project Forwarding Certificate from 17-18 October in Houston during the Breakbulk Americas education program. Included is a one-day pass into the Breakbulk Americas exhibition hall and invitation to the opening reception.

Online registration and further information about the ISO accredited course is available at Project Professionals Group.