Published on Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Top 8 Project Controls Conferences to Visit in 2021

Top 8 Project Controls Conferences to Visit in 2021

The year 2020 has changed the world drastically. The global pandemic has sent most of the employees to work from home and postponed every interaction they may have on professional level. But this did not hold them back to advance in their professional fields. Even though most of the symposiums, conferences, or workshops were canceled, some of them successfully managed to switch into being held virtually.

The entire project management and project controls world embraced the online events eagerly and accept them as the new normal. This has opened a new chapter in ways to improve yourself professionally. Now, you can learn new technologies and software, get inspiration, best practices, and new ideas from the comfort of your home.

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And here is our list of the top project controls conferences that you can visit in the upcoming year:

1. 2021 AACE International Conference & Expo

2021 AACE International Conference & Expo
Date & Location: June 20-23, 2021 | Boston, USA

The AACE International Conference & Expo is one of the largest events that is focused on cost and project controls professionals in the world. This three-day AACE conference will help practitioners to build their workplace with the best tools and practices in the cost and project controls field.

The 2020 AACE International Conference & Expo was held virtually, so if the ongoing pandemic worsens, expect that this conference will be held online. Also, AACE has 10 regions and many sections worldwide, so be sure to follow them to find more interesting events.   

2. Project Controls Expo

2021 Project Controls Expo

Date & Location:

  • September 14-16, 2021 | Virtual
  • August 14-25, 2021   | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • November 15-16, 2021 | London, UK
  • November 29-30, 2021 | Melbourne, Australia

The globally recognized project controls event, Project Controls Expo is one of the leading events that is focused on development and continues advancement of project controls as a profession. Four different conferences, held in three different locations, and one virtual, this is the event that creates unique and wide range of opportunities to bring the global Project Controls community together.  The goal is to expand and utilize innovative technology to enhance and develop network and knowledge sharing across the entire world.  

3. College of Performance Management Events

3.1 Integrated Program Management Workshop (IPMW)

2021 IPMW

Date & Location: January 19-21 & January 25-27, 2021 | Virtual

Organized by College of Performance Management, the Integrated Program Management Workshop (IPMW) is one of the leading conferences that features world-class training and professional development that let practitioners in performance management to deep dive into interesting topics.

The gained PDUs, practical tools, tips and techniques will help the participants to be more efficient and successful with their project delivery. The workshop will be held virtually in short session over six days.

3.2 EVM World 2021

Date & Location: Spring 2021 TBA

EVM World is an event organized by College of Performance Management with focus on EVM project performance techniques and project controls. This event will deepen your understandings about integrated project performance management, cost controls and more.  

4. Construction CPM Conference

2021 Construction CPM Conference

Date & Location: January 19-21, 2021 | Virtual

The Construction CPM Conference is a three-day event of study and training in the Critical Path Method of planning and scheduling analysis. This conference will introduce attendants with the leading founders of use of CPM, modern practitioners from around the world and many software developers that are focused on mainframe application on CPM software products. You will expand your skill set with many practical tips on estimating costs and risks, as well as you will gain a knowledge of new, innovative CPM software and service solutions.  

This year, the CPM conference will be held online.

5. Advancing Project Controls 2021

Advancing Project Controls 2021

Date & Location: February 22-25, 2021 |Virtual

The Advancing Project Controls is an event designed to drive collaboration, standardize the project processes, as well as to increase efficiency and improve project deliveries. The event gives insights of project controls specialist across numerous industries such as construction, oil & gas, energy, and chemical companies. The goal is to ensure that participants develop support for project controls responsibilities and to find out the latest innovations in the field.  

This 5th Advancing Project Controls event is focused on how to better manage data, conduct insightful analytics, and develop effective dashboard and reports.

6. Integrated Project Engineering Congress 2021

Integrated Project Engineering Congress 2021

Date & Location: May 26-28, 2021 | Brisbane, Australia & Virtual

One of the industry’s most influential event, the Integrated Project Engineering Congress (IPEC) covers topics of Leadership and Management bringing together professionals from the fields of Risk, Cost Engineering, System Engineering, Project Controls, and Asset Management. The goal of the Congress is to enhance the project delivery and ongoing processes of complex and critical capabilities for the benefits of consumers, the economy, and the environment through interesting discussions.

IPEC gives the opportunity choose between attending in person or virtually in real-time with the help of their interactive platform.

7. Project Governance and Controls Symposium

2021 Project Governance and Controls Symposium

Date & Location: August 10-12, 2021 |Canberra, Australia

Designed to enhance the connection between project management, project governance and project controls, the Project Governance and Controls Symposium (PGCS) is an event that brings together people from these two mutually interdependent sides to build an interactive forum that will help them a way to support each other.  The goal of this event is to help practitioners build strong relationships between teams with a focus on improving and advancing the governance, management, and controls elements of project management.

Throughout educational programs and session with networking activities, participants can explore and learn many governance and controls aspects of project management that will increase the overall probability of project success.

8. Project Control Summit

Project Control Summit 2021

Date & Location: May 11-14, 2021 | Virtual

Project Control Summit is a global conference in project controls whose goal is to gather project professionals from around the globe and provide them with unique learning and network experience.

Taking the success from last year, Project Control Summit will be held online this year as well. Hosted by Project Control Academy, this summit will help you expand your knowledge in multiple areas of Project Controls through a variety of best-in-class presentations delivered by industry leaders.

Final Thoughts

Conferences are great way to gain knowledge about latest industry trends, best practices, and new software solutions that will help you advance in your project controls career. And the past year has changed the way how the events are organized. Now, most of the conferences give you the opportunity to network from the comfort of your home and meet project controls professionals from around the world virtually. Digital transformation has done its job to bring us closer no matter where we live.

Hope that this list will help you find some conferences to attend in the year of 2021! If we missed an interesting event, feel free to share your suggestions with us at


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