Project Controls Conferences

This year, investing in yourself should be on your priority list and if you’re ready to kick off 2019 by being around like-minded people and industry professionals; attending conferences is a great way to do this.

It doesn’t always have to be just about business, it can also be a great excuse to visit and experience different places around the world and meet people from all over the globe. Start scheduling your conferences today – the sooner the better. After all, planning ahead will earn you a better finish, right?

Check out the top 24 Project Controls and related conferences that are taking place in 2019 below.

Top 2019 Project Controls Conferences


Earn Value Management Conferences

Earned Value World 2019 (IPPM) – Integrated Project Performance Management

Date & Location: May 22-24, 2019 at The Westin in Fort Lauderdale, FL

The EVM World 2019 offer you the chance to learn about project performance techniques, training on current topics from professionals, earn PDUs and much more.

This session is great for newbies who are just entering the field to learn the fundamentals and how it can be used practically. If you’re looking to build your connections this conference is a great networking events to meet professionals from all over the globe.

Building Information Modelling (BIM) Conferences

CanBIM – Vancouver Regional Sessions & Technology Exhibition

Date and Location: February 6-7, 2019 at the Pinnacle Hotel Vancouver Harbourfront in BC

This CanBIM Regional Session, themed “Sustainability Through BIM Innovation” focuses on the bigger picture of sustainability from the AECOO industry. Some topics that will be talked about is how building operators benefit from this as well as how improving building performance will impact the industry and the role that BIM plays on all this innovation, design and better builds.

European BIM Summit

Date and Location: April 11-12, 2019 at the AXA auditorium, the IIla Diagonal Business and commercial center in Barcelona

This will be the 5th edition of the European BIM Summit (EBS19) that will focus on the challenges of digitalization of advanced construction in Europe. This summit will have professionals from 18 different countries gathering in one place. For example, professionals from the UK, France and German speaking countries – they will also include a Scandinavian experience this year.

The objective of the EBS is to demonstrate best practices using BIM as well as providing insight into new BIM methodologies and more.

Oil & Gas Conferences

Blockchain in Oil & Gas Canada 2019

Date & Location: February 12, 2019 in Calgary, Alberta

The Blockchain focused conference is a part of the IoT in Oil and Gas Canada conference and was give its own day to focus on understanding how blockchain technology is changing the oil and gas industry.

Meet with professional oil and gas operator and attend presentation on how blockchain in already being implemented into the industry and how it has been working so far.

IoT in Oil and Gas Canada 2019

Date & Location: February 13-14, 2019 in Calgary, Alberta

Associated with the session above, this two-day conference is focused on teaching operators how to reduce cost and increase efficiencies. If you’re looking for a conference that presents practical knowledge on the industry, new technology and how to use them, this conference is for you. Learn from speakers from companies like PTAC, Beaver Drilling, and Canada Natural Resources Limited.

The Global Petroleum Show

Date & Location: June 11-13, 2019 in Calgary, Alberta

This event has been hosted for the last 50 years and has evolved to help transform the industry. This conference is set to host over 600 delegates from all over the world to learn about oil shortage, surging shale oil productions, pipeline expansions and more. The topics include blockchain, artificial intelligence and deep machine learning and more.

There will be 100+ expert speakers, 20 technical streams, 60+ technical sessions and 30+ poster sessions – just some things to look forward to if you’re interested in attending.

Shutdown Turnaround & Outage (STO) Conferences


Shutdowns, Turnarounds & Outages (STO) Conference

Date & Location: March 27-29 at the Bilderberg Garden Hotel in Amsterdam

This event brings together top industry players all on one placed to talk about current issues and future predictions within the industry. This conference will highlight areas such as design, structure, maintenance, inspection, process, operations and much more. If you attend this conference you will be able to mix and mingle with thought leaders, be a part of discussion panels, master classes and workshops. Learn about the legal side of shutdowns and planning, explore the digital benefits, how to manage critical situations during on-site turnaround management and more.

Aerospace Conferences


Pacific Northwest’s 18th Annual Aerospace Conference (PNAA))

Date & Location: February 11-14, 2019 at the Lynnwood Convention Center in Seattle

In the 2019 conference attendees will learn about new developments in the next-generation productivity that can set you apart from others. You would also be exposed to information on how to strengthen your capacities with in the industry at the 3-day interactive conference.

Great for networking, this conference features Boeing, Airbus, Regional Jets and Tier 1-4 companies, Industry Best Practices and much more. This conference is ideal for C-Suite Executives, Strategic Planners, Business Development and other aerospace management professionals. You don’t want to miss it.

40th IEEE Aerospace Conference

Date & Location: March 2-9, 2019 at the Yellowstone Conference Center in Montana

The 40th IEEE conference is 6 Days of Presentations with over 175 Hours of Technical Sessions, and 20 Hours of Conference-Sponsored Technical Networking Events. This conference highlights the aerospace systems, the underlying science and technology, and their applications to government and commercial endeavours.

This conference is geared towards providing an inspiring and motivating environment for attendees.

Construction Conferences


Construction CPM Conference

Date & Location: January 20-23, 2019 at the Sheraton San Diego Resort and Marina in California

Known as one of the leading construction conferences being hosted every year, the Construction CPM conference features 3 days of study and practical training on the critical path method of planning and scheduling analysis.

At this conference, you will expand your knowledge and skills on estimating, cost and risk, BIM and more. If you’re looking to enhance your knowledge with CPM training in planning and scheduling this is the conference you should attend because they offer an extensive exhibit to help attendees understand the theories and practices of CPM – information you can implement right away. Go home with “how to use” skills on three or more software and join the jury at the Mock Trial.

Construction Institute Summit (CI)

Date & Location: March 7-9, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia

The year the conference is focused on “Solving Construction Industry Challenges”. If you attend you will be joining contractors, owners, designers, industry stakeholders from all over the country in one place. You can earn PDHs, increase your knowledge on innovative practices and much more within the construction industry.

Attend this conference to participate in the industry focused discussions with experts geared to solving real issues, increase project efficiency, managing risk better and more. Jump start the new year by making quality one-on-one connections with other industry professionals.

Canadian Construction Association Annual Conference (CCA)

Date & Location: March 25-28, 2019 in Bermuda

Kick off the year with a conference in beautiful Bermuda at the CCA’s annual conference called Navigating Construction. This conference is packed with information on the economy and construction sector’s current situation and outlook and more. The CCA will hopefully leave you with your head filled with new information and strategies.

Engineering Conferences


Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI) Conference 2019

Date & Location: April 3-6, 2019 in Tysons, Virginia

If you’re looking to learn more about structural, mechanical, and electrical engineering and construction management, then this conference is a must. Learn from owners within those industry, attend discourses on strategies and state-of-the-art practices of building technology and more.

The conference will highlight AEI student competitions, professional project awards, presentations on building integrations, current industry research and much more. If you need to get time off from work, get the form to convince your boss from the registration page.

4th World Congress on Civil, Structural, and Environmental Engineering

Date & Location: April 7-9, 2019 in Rome, Italy

The CSEE Conference this year is organized as 3 different co-located conferences that overlap each other. The 4th International Conference on Geotechnical Research and Engineering (ICGRE’19), the 4th International Conference on Structural Engineering and Concrete Technology (ICSECT’19), and the 4th International Conference on Environmental Pollution, Treatment and Protection (ICEPTP’19).

Each of these conferences bring together experts from each sector to share their ideas, best practices, and research through talks and workshops. Start collaborating and networking now.

International Conference on Architecture and Civil Engineering (ICACE)

Date & Location: March 8-9, 2019 in Taipei, Taiwan

The ICACE 2019 conference is designed to bring together academics, scholars, engineers and students who want to improve the architecture and Civil Engineering sector with their ideas and knowledge.

This conference highlights key understandings of threats and risks to information systems, developing strong security culture, and incident investigation. You can now submit your paper if you’re interested in joining this year’s conference.

Project Controls Conferences


AACE Region 6: Western Winter Workshop

Date & Location: March 21-24, 2019 at the Harrah’s Lake Tahoe in California

This year AACE presents its 58th Annual Workshop which offers technical presentations that highlight the current project control tools and technique. If you’re interested in broadening your network this is a great workshop to attend to meet key professionals from capital project delivery organizations, as well as professionals from various project management industries.

SeminarsWorld Scottsdale 2019

Date & Location: February 25-18th, 2019 in Scottsdale, Arizona

Hosted under the PMI umbrella, this seminar is designed to give attendees a chance to network and learn from your fellow professionals. With the topic-intensive seminars you can earn up to 29 PDUs and 2.9CEUs. Get in the action with real world situations by working in small groups and collaborating with industry leaders while learning new strategies and skills.

APM Association for Project Management Conference

Date & Location: May 2nd, 2019 at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge in London

This one-day conference is great if your interested in learning about the value in a transforming world, and how to transition from a place of facilitation to influence. Noted to be a very interactive conference with influential speakers and thought leaders, you can network with through the multiple streams of training sessions and gain skills that can be transferable throughout any industry.

Develop your career at this conference and learn how to work smarter not harder.

PMI Global Congress 2019 – EMEA

Date and Location: May 13-15th, 2019 in Dublin, Ireland
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PMI is the leading association for project, programme or portfolio management professionals. This years PMI EMEA Congress conference will highlight industry best practices, access to innovative keynote speakers, and the ability and assistance on how you can solve your career challenges. The three-day conference is great if you like to make a difference.

Project Management Symposium 2019

Date & Location: May 9-10, 2019 in Washington, DC

This 6th annual Project Management Symposium is packed with educational seminars, exhibits, and networking opportunities with academics and researchers alike. Some topics that you will be exposed to and can personalize your learning are Agile / IT, Construction Management (including BIM), Disaster Resilience, Enterprise Project Management Offices and much more.

As a bonus you can also earn up to 12 PDUs in the PMI Talent Triangle towards your PMP certification.

2019 AACE International Conference & Expo Annual Meeting

Date & Location: June 16-19, 2019 at the Sheraton New Orleans in New Orleans, Louisiana

This year’s annual conference will help you grown your skills and knowledge in Project Controls through the networking opportunities, the presentation sessions and exhibitors.

Learn about the best industry tools and techniques. With over 100 hours of presentations on topics like building information modelling, global projects, IT/IM project and cost management, owner issues and more you’re bound to walk away with a notebook full of new ideas, strategies, and skills.

Project Controls Expo 2019

Date & Location: November 12-13, 2019 at the Emirates Arsenal Stadium in London, UK

The Project Controls Expo 2019 is known as one of the largest International Project Controls conferences. This conference will have a wide range of masterclass sessions, technical presentations, subject matter experts/panels and much more from professionals who represent the Oil & Gas, Construction, Rail, Infrastructure, Defence, Nuclear and Government industries.

This conference also highlights its job fair if you’re looking for a career change or if you’re new to the industry.

Project Management College of Scheduling Symposium 2019 (PMCOS)

Date & Location: April 7-10, 2019 at the Le Méridien in Philadelphia, USA

The 4th annual PMCOS conference promotes expectations and implementation of accurate and ethical schedules all over the world. This event provides a forum that helps individuals’ network, share experiences and much more. To get an idea of how their event is set up, check out the 2017 abstract.

International Project Management (IPM) 31st World Congress 2019

Date & Location: September 30th, October 1-2, 2019 at the Merida in Yucatan, Mexico

The 31st World Congress theme is integrating sustainability into project management. The IPM is a leading conference on project, program and portfolio management. This conference is focused on 8 main streams – clean energy, infrastructure, automotive and aerospace to name a few. For current industry insight, attend this conference to learn the best practices, recent academic findings, new ideas and solutions that can help you move forward with you project management processes.

Do you have any Project Controls conferences that you make sure to attend each year? Let your fellow professionals know in the comments below.