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.
Multipurpose heavy lift project operator AAL Shipping is joining the list of major sponsors celebrating the Project Professionals Group’s 10th anniversary in Melbourne next year.
PPG general manager Kevin Stephens said AAL would join BBC Chartering Australia Pty Ltd and Port Corpus Christi as sponsors of the conference from 6-8 September, 2017, at The Langham Hotel, Melbourne.
Mr Stephens said AAL had expanded into one of the leading multipurpose heavy lift operators with regular sailings between Asia, Oceania and North America.
“AAL celebrated a significant milestone last year with their 20th anniversary and we look forward to their participation in PPG’s decennial celebrations next year,” Mr Stephens said.
AAL has an office in Brisbane, Australia.
Meanwhile, registrations are now open for the next ISO accredited Project Forwarders Certificate in Project Cargo Management in Houston during the Breakbulk Americas education program from 26-27 September this year. All registrations receive a one-day entry pass into the Breakbulk Expo hall. Group discounts are available.