February 5, 2014

San Francisco (CA)—Registration is now open for the PIANC 2014 World Congress, which will be held June 1-5 at the Marriott Marquis in San Francisco, CA, according to event organizers.  Anyone with a professional interest in navigation, waterways and ports is welcome to attend as a delegate.

Highlights will include:

  • 260 technical presentations with speakers from 30 nations covering a wide range of topics including ports, inland navigation, dredging, environment, recreation and global issues;
  • Plenary presentations by Mr. Jorge L. Quijano, Administrator, Autoridad Del Canal De Panama (ACP) and Dr. Craig Philip, CEO of Ingram Barge Co. and PIANC USA Commissioner;
  • Six Pre-Congress technical short courses:
    • Marina Design
    • Working with Nature in Navigating the New Millennium
    • Lessons from Coastal Disasters
    • Innovation in Lock and Gate Design
    • Value of Inland Waterways
    • Berthing Velocities and Fender Design;
  • Networking opportunities including the Congress Banquet aboard the beautifully restored San Francisco Belle; 
  • Three technical tours of San Francisco area ports;
  • Tours of San Francisco and Sausalito for accompanying guests;
  • An Exhibit Hall with more than 50 vendors demonstrating the latest products and services; and
  • Events for young professionals & students (40 years old and younger).

Visit http://2014congress.pianc.us for more details and to register and reserve a hotel room.