Join your colleagues in the navigation/maritime community and RSVP* for the PIANC USA 2012 Annual Meeting and Networking Reception. Registration fee of $95 includes Opening Plenary luncheon, technical sessions, coffee break, and evening networking reception.
PIANC USA will hold its 2012 Annual Meeting on Monday, August 27, in downtown Pittsburgh at the Omni William Penn Hotel. The meeting, followed by a networking reception at the hotel, will be held in conjunction with many other maritime meetings happening in Pittsburgh during the week of August 27-31.
The PIANC meeting’s Opening Plenary Luncheon will feature speakers such as Terrence C. "Rock" Salt, Principal, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works), and Major General Michael Walsh (DCG-CEO), and a special presentation by Mr. Carlos Mladinic, Secretary of the Inter-American Committee on Ports at the Organization of American States, on Latin American port and dredging issues. The technical sessions will focus on the latest advancements and current ‘hot topic’ issues for the navigation and maritime community — including a special session on E-Navigation.
All events take place at the Omni William Penn Hotel. Registration/Badge Pick-up begins at 10:00am
Opening Plenary Luncheon 11:30am — 1:30pm Speakers: Terrence C. "Rock" Salt, Deputy ASA (CW), Major General Michael Walsh, and Mr. Carlos Mladinic, Secretary of the Inter-American Committee on Ports at the Organization of American States.
Technical Session 1 1:30pm — 3:30pm
USACE’s Port and Inland Waterways Modernization Strategy: Options for the Future (Mr. Keith Hofseth)
Performance Indicators: Results of the 2nd biennial R&D Conference, Diagnosing the Marine Transportation System: Measuring Performance and Targeting Improvement (Mr. Jeff Lillycrop)
WISDM — Water Infrastructure Systems Data Manager, a new decision-making tool for USACE projects (Dr. Mark Sudol)
Technical Session 2 **Special Session on E-Navigation** 3:30pm — 5:00pm Moderator: Mr. Rich Lockwood
Networking Reception 5:00pm — 7:00pm
The networking reception is a terrific time to meet and mingle with old friends, colleagues, and new contacts. The reception will take place at the conference hotel immediately following the technical sessions. We would like to extend a special invitation to Young Professionals to join us for this great opportunity to meet the PIANC USA leadership - don’t forget to bring plenty of business cards!
*RSVP by sending your full contact information, including email address, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Payment of the $95 registration fee can only be made by check. Please mail check (payable to: US Section, PIANC) to: US Section PIANC USACE Institute for Water Resources 7701 Telegraph Rd, Casey Bldg. Alexandria, VA 22315 USA
Registration fee includes the lunch, technical sessions, break, and networking reception.
Reserve your hotel room at the Omni William Penn Hotel, Pittsburgh
Call Omni Reservations at 1-800-843-6664 (Group Name: PIANC USA).
Reservations cut-off date: August 6, 2012.
Rate: $149/night + taxes (Govt Rate available).
Annual Conference 2009: The USACE Pittsburgh District organized the technical tour to the Emsworth Locks and Dams on the Ohio River. Attendees are shown boarding the M/V Princess, where project briefings were provided en route.