It’s finally a new year and if you’re eager to set goals for 2017, then I think I can help. I’ve put together another one of our exclusive project controls conferences list for you.
If you’re looking to build your network, increase your skills and knowledge or see what’s new and exciting, project controls conferences are a great way to do this.
It doesn’t always have to be just business; attending conferences is also a great excuse to visit and experience different places around the world. If you’re looking for a job opportunity or talent to hire, attend the job fair that’s hosted each year at the Project Controls Expo in November.
Yes, 2017 just started and I’m already trying to get you to fill your calendar. But hey, the sooner the better. After all, planning ahead will earn you a better finish, right?
So, get ready for another exciting year and check out these 21 project controls or related conferences that are taking place around the world this year.
Top 2017 Project Controls Conferences
Oil & Gas Conferences
20th Society of Petroleum Engineers Middle East Oil & Gas Show and Conference (MEOS’17)
Date & Location: March 6-9th, 2017 at the Bahrain International Exhibition & Conference Centre
The theme for the 20th MEOS Conference is “Transforming the Industry Though Innovation and Operational Excellence”. The program is filled with numerous topics on Reservoir Development, Production and Facilities, Drilling and Completions, New Technology and innovation, Energy and many more. Educate yourself on the current issues in this sector and network with professionals alike.
The Global Petroleum Show
Date & Location: June 13-15, 2017 at the Stampede Park in Calgary
Global Petroleum is hosting its 49th show, and the theme for this year is “Experience the Energy”. Tap into the energy sector with seminars on Digital Oilfields, Water Innovations, Heavy Oil, Clean Technology and much more. For networking opportunities in the energy sector, you can start by building your relationships at a professional Bull-Riding show or watch a live demo of machinery used in the field. To enhance your knowledge and skills on new products, services, and tech, this is the industry leading event you need to book.
Shutdown Turnaround 7 Outage (STO) Conferences
14th Annual STO 2017 Shutdowns & Turnarounds
Date & Location: February 21-23rd, 2017 in The Netherlands
This year’s annual STO summit is targeting areas of onshore and offshore turnarounds in all sectors. Representing a large professional community, attendees will get to mix and mingle with experts and learn how to mitigate risks and challenges from leaders in the oil and gas, petrochemical, metals, wind, nuclear and refineries sector.
If you’re looking to refine your STO strategies or have challenges that need attention, this summit is geared to providing guidance for health and safety, contractor management, scope management maintenance and more. Get advice from speakers from chevron, Qatar Petroleum, Evonik, BG group, Cairn India, and many more.
Pacific Northwest’s 16th Annual Aerospace Conference (PNAA)
Date & Location: February 13-16, 2017 in Seattle North
Maintain your professional edge by attending PNAA’s 16th annual aerospace conference. The manufacturing industry is changing with the desire to minimize labor and production cost. This 3-day conference will take you through the latest trends, analytics that are impacting the industry, and strategies on how you can adopt these new procedures. Also meet professionals from the Pacific Northwest Aerospace Cluster (OEM’s, Tier 1-4, Support Services and Solution Providers) and get ready to meet professional from about 355 companies and 10 difference countries. Expert speakers are featured from the Boeing, Airbus Americas, Teal Group, Mitsubishi Aircraft and more.
IEEE Aerospace Conference
Date & Location: March 4-11, 2017 in Big Sky, Montana USA
This year will be the 38th International IEEE Aerospace Conference. The IEEE will be hosting this year’s conference alongside AIAA and PHM society. If you’re interested in learning new strategies and technical understanding of the Aerospace system and the application of aerospace technology, this is a great conference to attend. There are prominent professionals lined up to speak. Some sessions that are lined up are set to demonstrate how emerging technology, science, and engineering impact the world. Getting up close and personal demos are a bonus.
2017 Canadian Aerospace Summit by the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC)
Date & Location: November 7-8, 2017
Register: The location has not been announced, nor registration but keep an eye out.
Hosted by the Canadian AIAC, this 2-day conference brings over 1,100 participants from Canadian and international companies together. The tradeshow portion is geared towards networking contractors with suppliers in the industry.
Construction CPM Conference
Date & Location: January 10-13th, 2017 at Swan Resort at Walt Disney World Florida
There’s still time to catch a some of the goodness at 2017’s Construction CPM Conference! This is one the leading construction conferences that is hosted every year. If you’re looking to enhance your knowledge with CPM training in planning and scheduling this is the conference you should attend.
This is exclusive to construction professionals. You will leave with hands-on skills on how to apply three or more software solutions, on estimating, cost and risk, and study the practice of CPM. This conference is great if you’re looking for hands-on applications that can be used as soon as you walk through the doors and back into the office or the field.
Construction Institute Summit (CI)
Date & Location: March 2-5, 2017 in Anaheim, California
At this year’s CI Summit you will get to soak up and learn skills on how to build for the future. This summit helps to cultivate your knowledge on the best practices and innovations in the construction industry. All of this is done through technical meetings, workshops, tours, and general sessions. You will get some ideas on how to measure your project risk more effectively and how the latest trends can influence your future contracts. This is a great opportunity to network and increase your contacts with industry professionals alike from all over.
Canadian Construction Association Annual Conference (CCA)
Date & Location: March 20-23, 2017 in Riviera Maya, Mexico
A conference in Mexico sounds great right about now. It’s jammed packed with everything construction. Attend meetings on business and market development, innovation and technology, industry advocacy and regulatory affairs, and manufactures, suppliers and services.
There will also be talks on international and construction economic situations and outlook, new construction insurances laws, how social media can benefit your workplace and lean construction principles.
The CCA will hopefully leave you with your head filled with new information and strategies.
Sydney Build Expo 2017
Date & Location: March 30-31st, 2017 in the Hordern Pavilion Sydney Australia
If you’re in the Sydney area, this building expo is free to attend. This event is called ‘The digital construction & BIM summit’ and involves workshops, group networking sessions and expert speakers. Learn about quantitative risk, RES Contingency guidelines, sustainability and design intelligence through computational design and BIM among many other great topics. Attend Australia’s largest event and network with your fellow construction professionals.
Construction SuperConference 2017
Date & Location: December 4-6, 2017 at The Encore at Wynn in Las Vegas, Nevada
The Construction SuperConference is the 31st annual conference for professionals in the legal and commercial construction market. If you’re facing some construction challenges this conference provides sessions on how to manage construction crisis and dispute resolution. Attend and network with like-minded professionals and get some new ideas on how you can successfully maneuver around those roadblocks and grow in your profession.
International Conference on Architecture and Civil Engineering (ICACE)
Date & Location: March 10-12, 2017 in Singapore, Asia
The ICACE is focused on presenting research on improvements that were made in the Civil Engineering sector and how it can assist with today’s challenges. It’s peer focused, meaning attendees can share their thoughts, experiences, and ideas to help others in a group setting. If you’re interested in being a part of it, you can now submit your paper.
2nd World Congress on Civil, Structural, and Environmental Engineering (CSEE’17)
Date & Location:April 2-4, 2017 in Barcelona, Spain
The CSEE Conference is an umbrella for 5 co-located conferences. The 2nd International Conference on Geotechnical Research and Engineering (ICGRE’17), the 2nd International Conference on Structural Engineering, New Technology and Methods (ICSENM’17), the 2nd International Conference on Environmental Sustainability, developments, and Protection (ICESDP’17), the 2nd International Conference on Air, Water, and Soil Pollution and Treatment (AWSPT’17), and finally the 2nd International Conference on Traffic Engineering (ICTE’17).
Each of these conferences are intertwined together as the focus of hosting a co-located conference is to bring together experts from each sector to share their ideas, best practices, and research through talks and workshops.
Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI) Conference 2017
Date & Location: April 11-13, 2017 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma USA
There is something for everyone. If you are student or new to the profession this conference hosted by AEI in partnership with Oklahoma University is the 7th Biennial professional conference. If you’re looking for opportunity in the building construction sector, it features talks on advanced strategies and practices in this field alongside workshops and technical paper sessions.
It’s like getting the best of both worlds. You get the academic teachings along with real world knowledge from experts in the structural, mechanical, electrical design and construction management field.
Project Controls Conferences
SeminarsWorld Houston 2017
Date & Location: February 27 – March 02, 2017 in Houston Texas, USA
Register: Registration is not yet opened but you can contact them for updates.
Presented under the PMI umbrella, this seminar is designed to give attendees hands-on experience with real-world situations. Working in small groups, there will be workshops that allow you collaborate with industry leaders while learning new strategies and skills. While you learn you can earn up to 28 PDUs and 2.8 Continuing Education Units to go toward your PMI certification.
APA Association for Project Management Conference
Date & Location: Thursday April 27th, 2017 at the Barbican Centre, London
Sponsored by 20|20 Business Insight, the theme of this year’s APA Conference is “Making the mould – Transform, diversify, revolutionise”. Since technology is influencing every aspect of project management, this conference is focused on highlighting this continuous change and how the new generation can challenge the norm and reinvent not only themselves, but project management.
The goal is to transform the way professionals manage and lead in their position by offering exhibits from leading companies and interactive sessions. If you’re interested in attending, you can earn up to 8 hours of CPD for your professional development units.
PMI Global Congress 2017 – EMEA
Date and Location: May 1-3, 2017 in Rome, Italy
Register: Registration is not yet opened but you can contact them for updates.
The PMI Global Congress is one of the yearly project controls conferences that you can’t miss. Professionals from all over the world and from various organizations will be there to share best practices, new trends, and to give you a refresher. These 3-days of networking and learning about the real-world changes and strategies can also earn you 15-28 Professional Development Units.
Keynotes and speakers are still pending, but keep an eye out for more details.
Project Management Symposium
Date & Location: May 4-5, 2017 in Washington, DC
The 4th annual project management Symposium is packed with educational seminars, exhibits, and networking opportunities with academics and researchers alike. You can earn up to 13 PDUs towards your PMI credentials and learn about disaster management, people and workplaces, sustainability, big data, agile, defense best practices, federal programs, and more.
Some featured speakers to look forward to meeting and learning from is the CEO and Owner of CADD Microsystems, Associate Director for Decennial Census Program, U.S, Vice President of the Whiting-Turner Contracting Company and many other project professionals.
AACE’s 2017 Annual Meeting
Date & Location: June 11-14, 2017 in Orlando, Florida
A leading Total Cost Management organization, this annual meeting covers a wide range of technical programs that highlight the best industry tools and techniques. With over 100 hours of presentations on topics like information modelling, dispute resolution, project and cost management, you’re bound to walk away with a notebook full of new ideas, strategies, and skills. The keynote for this year is Frank Abagnale, a Cybersecurity and Fraud Prevention Expert.
Grow your skills and knowledge in Project Controls and meet some great people at these project controls conferences whether your fellow attendee or exhibitors. This is a great annual meeting to boost your network.
PMI Global Congress – North America 2017
Date & Location: October 26-30th, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois USA
Register: Registration will open February 2017
Now known as PMI Global Conference, the PMI Global Congress – North America has teamed up with PMI Leadership Institute Meeting – North America to create the largest conference gathering in 2017.
The Leadership Institute Meeting will give attendees a chance to network with other fellow leaders, and attendees before the PMI Global Congress overlaps with technical sessions and talks. Strengthen your network and professional community with individuals from all over the world.
Project Controls Expo
Date & Time: November 16th, 2017 at the Arsenal Stadium/Football Club in London UK
Known as the largest international Project Controls event, you will find a variety of MasterClass sessions, Technical presentation and SME panels. This expo has tons of showcases and can even help you find a job with the Project Controls job fair.
You can find people in various industry like Oil & Gas, Constructions, Defense, Infrastructure and more. This expo is great for Project Controllers and those who aspire to be a Project Controller in the future.
Do you have any Project Controls conferences that you make sure to attend each year? Let your fellow professionals know in the comments below – maybe they might like to attend some of those project controls conferences this year.