Project Governance and Controls Symposium – Canberra

PCGS BackThe Project Governance and Controls Symposium (PGCS) is back bigger and better then ever! Returning to Canberra on May 6-7, 2014, PGCS is the only Australasian symposium dedicated to promoting Project Performance Management through the interlined disciplines of project controls and program, portfolio and project (PPP) governance.

Hosted by Platinum Sponsors, UNSW Canberra, the symposium will be held at the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA). This illustrious venue has given us the opportunity to expand and enhance the symposium to include both academic and industry streams in a two day program of symposium sessions and workshops.

Be Part of the Program!

Academic papers: We have introduced a peer reviewed stream for Academic Papers managed by UNSW, the opening date for Academic Paper submissions is 15 November 2013; the closing date for acceptance of submissions is 1st February 2014. For more information on the academic application process and key submission dates, please click here.

Industry Presentations Welcomed! The PGCS is also seeking a broad spectrum of practical presentations that look at tools, techniques, case studies and other aspects of governance and controls in an organisational setting. Formal papers are welcomed but not essential for this stream – share your knowledge and experience with your peers and colleagues. For more information on the industry submission process, please click here.

Registrations are now open! You cannot afford to miss the Web Hot Specials. Come and join an extensive line up of keynote speakers and industry specialist including:

  • Karen Richey, an Assistant Director for the Applied Research and Methods Team at the Government Accountability Office (GAO) in Washington. Karen will be talking on the Lessons Learned from GAO Reviews of Federal Agency Capital Acquisition Programs and the GAO Improvement Initiative is the USA.
  • Stephan Vandevoorde, head of the Airport Systems Division of Cofely Fabricom N.V./S.A. (Belgium) He is a founding member and Director of the EVM Europe Association ( and will discuss the proposition that If Time is Money, Accuracy Pays Dividends: An Overview of Past and Future Project Management Research.

PGCS is managed as a not-for-profit conference designed to bring together the many strands of project governance and controls thinking and development world-wide to enhance the knowledge and understanding of these important functions within the wider Australian community. Key supporters include the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO), the College of Performance Management and EVM Europe, plus our hosts, the UNSW.

To take advantage of the Web Hot Specials or simply to stay up to date with developments see:

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