PIANC APAC 2022 Conference

Leaders and Professionals Coming Together
4 – 7 September 2022, Pullman Melbourne on the Park, Melbourne

PIANC APAC 2022 Conference

Leaders and Professionals Coming Together
4 – 7 September 2022, Pullman Melbourne on the Park, Melbourne

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The 2nd Biennial PIANC APAC Conference was held at the Pullman Melbourne on the Park, Melbourne CBD.

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PIANC APAC 2022 Conference

PIANC APAC is the biennial forum for all PIANC members from Asia Pacific and beyond focusing on harbours, ports and recreational boating in the region. Non PIANC members are also welcome. The inaugural PIANC APAC Conference was held in Fremantle, WA in December 2020.

PIANC APAC 2022 was held in Melbourne, Victoria, in September 2022. The conference theme was “Leaders and Professionals Coming Together” and reflects PIANC’s mission to bring together ports, harbour and recreational boating professionals and ideas to an international forum, and the opportunities for our members to become leaders in the industry.

PIANC APAC brings together engineers, planners, scientists and researchers to focus on the technological, scientific, policy, planning, design and operational issues related to our diverse and developing ports, harbours and recreational boating facilities.

186 people attended PIANC APAC 2022, with attendees from Victoria, Queensland, NSW, WA, SA, Tasmania, NT, New Zealand, PNG, Fiji, Japan, Malaysia and Vietnam.

The 3rd Biennial PIANC APAC Conference is scheduled for 2024, and will be held in Sydney, NSW. Dates and venue will be released soon – sign up to the conference mailing list to be kept up to date

Organising Committee

Laurence Benn (Chair), Principal Engineer, OMC International Board Member, PIANC ANZ

Ron Cox (Technical Program), Honorary Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, UNSW Board Member, PIANC ANZ

Neil Lawson (Treasurer), Honorary Vice President, PIANC International Managing Director, Neil Lawson and Associates, Board Member, PIANC ANZ

Matt Primer, Principal Consultant, Wavelength Consulting

Lucas Bresolin, Structural Engineer, WGA

Chris Carboon, Senior Consultant, Jacobs Board Member, Board Member PIANC ANZ

Mark Bennet, Consulting Engineer, OMC International YP Rep, PIANC Vic Chapter

Stuart Christie, Ports Victoria

Luke Campbell, Director, WGA Board Member, PIANC ANZ

Glenn Brine, Senior Asset Manager – Marine Infrastructure, Asset Management, Port of Melbourne


The PIANC APAC 2022 Conference is proud to have partnered with Greenfleet to take climate action and offset our carbon emissions through native reforestation.

Greenfleet is a leading not-for-profit environmental organisation committed to protecting our climate by restoring our forests. Greenfleet plants native biodiverse forests to capture carbon emissions and help fight the impacts of climate change. Since 1997, Greenfleet has planted over 10 million trees across over 500 forests in Australia and New Zealand. As they grow, Greenfleet forests absorb carbon emissions, improve soil and water quality, and restore habitat for native wildlife, including many endangered species. Greenfleet forests are also legally protected for up to 100 years, ensuring they can grow for future generations. Through practical climate action, Greenfleet is growing hope for our climate. Learn more at: www.greenfleet.org.au

Special thanks to Jackie Spiteri for coordinating this initiative, which has been proudly sponsored by both PIANC ANZ and Sustainable ESG.


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