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Project Controls Conferences to Visit in 2022 – Updated

The year 2020 has changed the world drastically and has also impacted project controls conferences. The global pandemic has sent most of the employees to work from home and postponed every interaction they may have on the 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. In 2021 we witnessed this trend continue, while at the same time some event organizers went back to organizing physical events, and others adopted the hybrid approach, having their events available for both on-line and physical attendance.

As companies continue to adopt a remote workforce, it is more critical than ever for leadership to encourage workers to participate in more live, in-person events with others in the corporate world. Attending conferences is one of the finest methods for employees to interact with thought leaders and innovators. Taking part in discussions and discussing subjects on a more in-depth level, creates an impact and the opportunities for those engaged become priceless.

If you are a professional in the field of project controls, project management, planning and scheduling, and you are eager to learn more and share experiences with your peers, and discover new software for project controls, we invite you to take a look at our list of project controls conference picks for 2022 that you can visit in the upcoming year:

Note: The conferences below are listed in no particular order.

Project Controls Expo

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Date & Location:

  • PCE Australia: November, MCG, Melbourne.
  • PCE Malaysia: May 23rd-25th: KLCC, Kuala Lumpur.
  • PCE Virtual: June 7th- 9th
  • PCE USA: October 4th-6th : Nationals Park, Washington DC
  • PCE UK: November 15th-16th : Wembley Stadium, London

The globally recognized project controls event, Project Controls Expo is one of the leading events that is dedicated on the development and continuous advancement of project controls as a profession. The Project Controls Expo events create a unique opportunity to bring the global Project Controls community together. With each new year the Project control expo event grow in numbers and popularity. In 2022 it has grown to be held in four physical destinations in a hybrid format. On top of that it features a Global Virtual event to accommodate project professionals from all over the world.

ScheduleReader at the Virtual Project Controls Expo 2021 – Watch the presentation

Covering a wide range of topics, the content program has a focus on ‘real-life’ project controls challenges and covers the key projects in case study and other formats. The expo welcomes delegates with professional background of industries such as aerospace, infrastructure, oil and gas, rail/transport, as well as the pharmaceutical industry and others.

Stay informed about this year’s speakers, presentation, new software on the scene and other details through their website.

Project Control Summit

Date & Location: May 18-21, 2022 | Virtual

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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.

After the massive success The Project Control Academy had with the last two conferences, Project Control Summit which will be held again from May 18 – May 22, 2022, and will be titled “Gateway to the Future”. The 2022 Project Control Summit is expected to surpass the previous conferences, which saw over 4500 attendees from 124 countries, and marked the biggest virtual project controls expo worldwide.

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The conference states to be free of charge like the one in 2021, and for those unable to watch live, all recordings of the 2022 Project Controls Summit will be available for a nominal fee.

Advancing Project Controls 2022

Date & Location: February 21-23, 2022

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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 specialists 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.

The Advancing Project Controls 2022 marks the 6th annual conference this year and it will be held as an in-person event. The conference will take place in Houston, Texas from February 21 – 23, 2022, where participants will have the opportunity to learn how to to manage data, create engaging reports and dashboards, as well as how to detect and best alert project teams and executives to risk in an timely and actionable way.

Highlights for the 2022 Conference Include:

  • Improving Recruitment & Retention Strategies to Avoid Staff Shortages & Projects Going Under Resourced
  • Identifying Leading Indicators to Accurately Forecast Ahead & Prevent Project Failure
  • Reviewing How to Streamline the Dashboard Design to Create Better Visibility & Increase Communication on All Levels: From CEO to Foreman
  • Leveraging 4D, 5D & 6D BIM to Enhance the Visibility & Integration of Cost, Schedule & Building Data
  • Moving from Risk Assessment and Management to Risk Analytics to Create Actionable Information
  • Updating Schedules & Funding to Deal With the Effects of the Pandemic on Supply Chain Issues & Labor Shortages

Learn more about the Advancing Project Controls 2022’s agenda and registry fees.

AACE International Conference & Expo 2022

Date & Location: June 26-29, 2022 | San Antonio, TX, USA

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

The 2022 AACE International Conference and Expo is scheduled to be held in person, from June 26-26, in San Antonio, Texas. The conference and expo will take place at the Marriott Rivercenter, where attendees will have the opportunity to network with peers and sponsors.

All session recordings will be available for purchase as a chance for additional learning as well as CEU for the participants. Also, AACE has 10 regions and many sections worldwide, so be sure to follow these communities to find more interesting events and webinars happening throughout 2022.

Western Winter Workshop 2022

Date & Location: March 3-6, 2022 | California, USA

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The 61st annual Western Winter Workshop is organized by Western Winter Workshop Planning Committee and supported by Northern California Chapter of the CMAA. The workshop will take place in Indian Wells, California, from March 3 – 6, 2022.

This year’s event will feature three days of capital management and technical presentations showing the most recent project controls and construction management technologies and best practices. Click the link above to learn more.

Project Governance and Controls Symposium

Date & Location: August 16-17, 2022 |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 sessions 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. The PGCS Project and Program Management Symposium 2022 will be held on August 16 – 17, 2022, with an additional event – PGCS Masterclass on August 18, 2022, in Canberra, Australia.

The 2022 PGCS theme is “Success is never and accident!” and will focus on how to build successful teams, how to structure organizations for successful delivery, as well risk management.

Learn more about the 2022 PGCS event.

ICEC World Congress 2022

Date & Location: June 12-15, 2022 | Hybrid

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The ICEC World Congress is an international congress of the International Cost Engineering Council (ICEC) which will be hosted with the Dutch Association of Cost Engineers.

The ICEC World Congress is taking place on June 12 – 15 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, and is themed “Predictable Projects in a Dynamic World”. The event will be hybrid, with an estimated turnout of 300-700 delegates at the “De Doelen” venue in Rotterdam, as well as an additional 700-1500 virtual participants.

Learn more about ICEC, the agenda, and how to register on the following link.

Project Delivery Conference 2022

Date & Location: April 13, 2022 | Illinois, Chicago, USA

The Project Delivery Conference is a biennial event organized by BuiltWorlds, and will take place on April 13, 2022 as an onsite event in Chicago, Illinois, as well as globally via Live Cast.

This conference is focused on project professionals in the building and construction industry, and its estimated turnout is between 100-500 delegates. To learn more about the Project Delivery Conference, click the link.

Other Themed Construction Project Management and Project Controls Conferences

Construction CPM Conference

Date & Location: January 16-19, 2022| Virtual

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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 the use of CPM, modern practitioners from around the world, and many software developers that are focused on mainframe applications on CPM software products.

The conference offers project controller and schedulers unique opportunity to expand their skillset with many practical tips on planning, scheduling, estimating costs and risks, as well as to gain knowledge of new, innovative software solutions.

This year’s Construction CPM Conference will be virtual, like the one before and will be held from January 16 – 19, 2022. The conference will focus on study and training in Critical Path Method of Planning and Scheduling Analysis.

CMAA Conference 2022 – CMAA Focus22!

Date & Location: March 20-22, 2022, Illinois, Chicago, USA

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The Advancing Professional Construction and Program Management Worldwide (CMAA) is hosting the CMAA Focus22 from March 20 – 22, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois.

CMAA Focus22 will delve into three key topics for CM/PM industry success. Best practices and lessons gained from CMAA member-led and managed programs/projects, leadership skills for company development, people management, safety education, and contract administration, and career development for the next generation of professionals are among them.

Learn more by clicking this link.

Digital Construction Week

Date & Location: May 18-19, 2022

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Digital Construction Week is going to take place May 18 – 19, 2022 at ExCeL London. The DCW conference will be completely free to attend and will be focusing on helping professionals in the construction industry get a better understanding about the opportunities of innovation and technology.

Click here to learn more about the event agenda.

Final Thoughts

Project controls conferences are a great way to gain knowledge about the latest industry trends, best practices, and new software solutions that will help you advance in your project controls career.

It is also one of the best ways to network with professionals in your field and to share experiences with peers. Conferences are beneficial not only for exchanging ideas and knowledge, but also for gaining knowledge, learning about new software solutions and trends in the industry.

By participating in project controls conferences, you get the opportunity to meet some of the top experts in your field and advance in your career.

Hope that this list will help you find some project controls conferences to attend in the year 2022! If we missed an interesting event, feel free to share your suggestions with us at [email protected] and we will make sure to update this list with more entries to help project controls easily find the best information.