APAC2020 Images and Achievements

The beginning of a new era with the success of PIANC’s inaugural Asia Pacific conference.
Greeted with a Welcome to Country by Indigenous elder Marie Taylor, the APAC2020 Conference was opened by the WA Minister for Ports, the Hon Alannah MacTiernan, MLC.  Over 250 people from sixteen countries attended the APAC2020 Conference & Symposium, either in person or online.  

As Neil Lawson, member of the hardworking Local Organising Committee, the PIANC ANZ Board and PIANC Global’s Vice-President declared, “After 6 years of planning we have achieved our lofty goal of hosting a truly regional PIANC focused conference – well done all – a real team effort! “ Read more...

APAC2020 Awards

In recognition of the impressive work by our members, five major PIANC awards were presented at the APAC2020 Conference dinner. 
Claire Treeby, Chair of PIANC ANZ Young Professionals and Captain David Heppingstone from Fremantle Ports, presented the PIANC APAC2020 Awards for Best Author, Young Author, Contribution, Progress and our inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award. Congratulations to all the award winners, and thank you for your work!  Read more...

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APAC2020 Images: Presenters, participants, field trips & award winners. Congratulations to all the winners, and to all the participants and presenters at the Conference.

Dec 1 Symposium

The one day pre-Conference Symposium Nature-based Solutions for Coasts, Ports and Estuaries, was also a success.  "Nature Based Solutions are quickly becoming a trusted means to solve wicked problems," says PIANC ANZ Chair, Will Glamore. "Both the scale of the solutions presented and the variety of outcomes were extremely impressive.” The Symposium was generously sponsored by UNSW's Water Research Laboratory.
Read more about the Symposium...

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APAC2020 Images
We asked attendees to send in more pics from APAC2020, and you did! Thanks for sharing.


Congratulations to our wonderful conference event organisers Encanta, as well as the intrepid, resilient and extremely hardworking Local Organising Committee.

Grateful thanks to all our marvellous sponsors, especially for your continued support during such a challenging year. We could not have done it without you!

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