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Project Controls Conferences to Visit in 2023 – Updated

Attending conferences is one of the finest methods for professionals 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 2023 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 Virtual (GLOBAL)
  • PCE USA -September 25th-27th, Nationals Park, Washington DC
  • PCE UK – November 7th-8th, Wembley Stadium, London
  • PCE AUS – November 14th- 15th, MCG, Melbourne
  • PCE Malaysia – (2024) – 4th- 6th March 2024, KLCC, Kuala Lumpur.

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:2023 – May 3rd – 5th | 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 three conferences, Project Control Summit which will be held again from May 3rd  – May 5th , 2023, and will be titled “Leading the Way in Project Controls”. The 2022 Project Control Summit surpassed the previous conferences, which saw over 4500 attendees from 124 countries, and marked the biggest virtual project controls expo worldwide.

Advancing Project Controls 2023

Date & Location: February 27th– March 1st, 2023

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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.

Highlights for the 2023 Conference Include:

  • Getting Executive Buy-In & Respect for Project Controls
  • Creating Accountability, Clear Expectations & Highlighting the Benefits of Project Controls
  • Designing a Robust & Secure Data Strategy to Deliver Insights You Can Trust
  • Establishing Data Collection Frameworks to Ensure Accountability & Accuracy in Reporting
  • Democratizing Data to Drive Business Outcomes
  • Developing a Strategy for Continuous Improvement of Your Department
  • Panel: Reviewing Examples & Identifying Opportunities to Improve Processes & Deliver Better Project Outcomes
  • Audience Discussion: Implementing Controls Process Improvements in Practice

Learn more about the Advancing Project Controls 2023’s agenda and registry fees.

AACE International Conference & Expo 2023

Date & Location: June 11th– 13th , Chicago, Illinois

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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 2023 AACE International Conference and Expo is scheduled to be held in person, from June 11-13, in Chicago, Illinois. The conference and expo will take place at the Hilton Hotel Chicago, 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 2023.

Western Winter Workshop 2023

Date & Location: February 9th-12th, The INN at  Spanish Bay Hotel, Pebble Beach, USA

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The 62nd  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 The INN at Spanish Bay Hotel, Pebble Beach, USA, from February 9 – 12, 2023.

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 23rd -24th  – Hybrid Event

The PGCS is 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 2023 will be held on August 22 – 23, 2023, with an additional event – PGCS Masterclass on August 24, 2023, in Canberra, Australia.

The 2023 PGCS theme is “Competent people craft project success!” and will focus on Competent practitioners to have the ability to apply knowledge effectively in the context of their project.

Learn more about the 2023 PGCS event.

Project Controls Meet

The Project Controls Meet community is a truly global affair-spanning all continents and a wide spectrum of industry sectors. But all are joined by a common thread-the huge value of Project Controls as a discipline within every significant Project Management exercise. The conferences are expected to attract project professionals from various industries such as oil & gas, construction, technology, energy, infrastructure, transport and many more:

  • PCM Oman – January 18th
  • PCM Peru – February 25th 
  • PCM Brazil – June 17th
  • PCM Chile – September 30th 

Project Controls Summit (Western Council)

Date & Location: January 26th, 2023 7:45 AM – 3:30 PM (PT) online

This conference‘s focus is set to helping owners and key design, engineering and construction professionals gain a better understanding of important issues and principles that influence their ability to effectively and successfully meet their project, financial, and organizational goals.

Other Conferences That Project Controllers Can Attend

Construction CPM Conference

Date & Location: Live January 15th – 18th 

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 live, and held from January 15 – 18, 2023. The conference will focus on study and training in Critical Path Method of Planning and Scheduling Analysis.

CMAA Conference 2023

Each year, CMAA is host to two major national gatherings, the CMAA Focus and the CMAA annual conference.

CMAA Focus23 – Date & Location: Sunday, March 19 – Tuesday, March 21

CMAA Focus 2023 is truly a must-attend for all leaders of the PM/CM industry. The conference will focus on issues that are relevant to today’s program and construction management professionals.

CMAA Annual Conference – Date & Location: October 29-31, 2023 – CMAA2023 – Washington, DC (National Harbor)

This is the main CMAA event which features wide array of exhibitors, up-date knowledge sessions, as well as annual Industry Recognition Awards where different honors are presented.

Digital Construction Week

Date & Location: May 17th – 18th London, UK , 2022

Digital Construction Week is going to take place May 17 – 18, 2023 at ExCeL London. The DCW conference will be 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.

AFPM Events

AFPM Annual Meeting 2023 – Date & Location: March 19th-21st , San Antonio, TX (USA)

The Annual Meeting is the world’s premier refining meeting, assembling key executives, decision-makers, and technical experts from refining businesses, technology providers, contracting and consulting firms, and equipment manufacturers around the world. 

International Petrochemical Conference – Date & Location: March 26th-28th , San Antonio, TX (USA)

IPC is one of the largest petrochemical events in the world. As well as private meeting spaces and networking events, attendees will hear from industry leaders on key political, economic and environmental issues facing the petrochemical industry.

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 2023! 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.