The PIANC Asia Pacific Conference 2020 was held in Fremantle, Western Australia, from the 1st to the 3rd December. This has been a challenging year and indeed, this year’s conference was delayed from June owing to the COVID pandemic.
Due to border closures, which prevented speakers and delegates from traveling to Western Australia, PIANC and the Local Organizing Committee decided to implement a hybrid conference model. This model consisted of a face-to-face conference at the Esplanade Hotel in Fremantle, where delegates could present their projects, either in person or via live broadcast.
With local representation in Perth, Prosertek were proud to be able to support the event in person, with a stand which showcased the full range of products; including the state-of-the-art docking aid system, gangways, marine fenders, bollards and quick release hooks. .
PIANC APAC 2020 was a resounding success with over 100 engineers, planners, scientists and researchers attending in person along with numerous remote delegates who marked to focus on the technological, scientific, political, planning and design issues related to “ports, harbors and recreational boating facilities”.
Congratulations to both PIANC and the event management company Encanta for organizing the event in such uncertain times.