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- PGCS Project and Program Management Symposium 2022 -

Hybrid Event

Theme: Success is never an accident!
Venue: The Canberra Rex Hotel

If Diligence is the mother of good luck, then the diligent application of effective project governance and controls is the underpinning needed to create a culture of successful project delivery. The PGCS Project and Program Management Symposium 2022 (PGCS) will examine the foundations needed to deliver successful projects and programs including:

  • Building successful teams
  • Structuring organisations for successful delivery and
  • Managing luck (aka risk)

As Roman philosopher Seneca once said, Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity, being a part of PGCS 2022 as a delegate, presenter or sponsor is a great way to tap into a global knowledge network to help prepare both you and your projects for success.

As always, this year's symposium features an exciting range of keynote and stream speakers focused around our theme 'success is never an accident'. You are invited to 'make your own luck' and become part of a successful PGCS 2022.

Now in its 10th year, PGCS 2022 will focus on ways to build the foundations needed to create project and program success including creating:

  • A organisational culture and governance system that support knowledge management and innovation
  • Project and program delivery systems and methodologies that apply knowledge to generates successful outcomes
  • Project and program control systems that provide the insight and information needed to manage and govern successfully
  • Portfolio management and organisational support systems to maximise benefits and create the opportunity for success

You are invited to be part of this journey, by sharing your knowledge and expertise by:

  • Planning to attend PGCS 2022 to learn from international and Australian experts
  • Networking with your peers
  • Providing commercial support or sponsorship
  • Presenting a practitioner paper, and/or
  • Presenting an Academic paper

Previous PGCS presentations and papers are available for free download from the PGCS library

Through its history, Australia has been built on projects like the original Snowy Mountains Hydro Scheme, national highways and railroads, and Defence projects worth billions of dollars.

Effective project management has been critical to our success as a nation and this is just as important in the decades ahead.

A highlight of the symposium is its access to thought leaders from the USA and Europe. Each year, selected speakers from overseas are brought to the symposium to share knowledge and provide an international perspective on project and portfolio management.

More than anything else, the symposium is about connection. This is perhaps the only symposium that actively engages practitioners with the academic community. It fosters a strong private and public sector attendance, with industry, and with project governance and controls specialists. It doesn't matter which professional body you belong to - this symposium is non-tribal from the opening address through to conclusion - it truly is about sharing knowledge and improving project outcomes.

How will the hybrid symposium work?

Depending on the COVID restrictions at the time of the symposium, delegates will have the option of attending the symposium in Canberra or participating virtually.

Face-to-face delegates will have access to all of the content live in the venue as well as the virtual content on demand.

Virtual delegates will have access to and be able to participate in the live plenary sessions, and view the content on demand.

Silver Partner

Risk Decisions


Symposium Supporter


Project Controls Expo

Partnership & Exhibition

If you are interested in partnering or exhibiting at PGCS 2022, please click below.

Key Dates

Standard Registration Closes
Friday, 1 July 2022

Late Registrations Open
Saturday, 2 July 2022

Closing date for PGCAR Review Papers 2022
Friday, 31 July 2022

Late In-Person Registration Closes
Friday, 12 August 2022

Virtual Registrations Close
Monday, 15 August 2022

Keynote Speakers

Alicia Aitken
Dr Alicia Aitken
Melissa Cyrulik
Ms Melissa Cyrulik
Travis Harvey
Mr Travis Harvey
Gordon Kranz
Mr Gordon Kranz
Naomi Mathers
Dr Naomi Mathers
Sirish Parekh
Mr Sirish Parekh
Steve Wake
Mr Steve Wake

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