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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2011/04/29 - Specialist project forwarding network the Project Professionals Group is expecting around 100 attendees from over 40 countries at its fourth annual conference in Rio de Janeiro at the Sofitel Copacabana from June 15-17 - PPGprojects.com.
Guest speakers will represent Rickmers-Linie, Beluga Shipping, Sea-Concert, Port Corpus Christi, Sai Aerocean Logistics (India) TECON Salvador, and Brazil hosts O. Lisboa Despachos Int. Ltda.
Presentations also include international media publications Heavy Lift and Project Forwarding International and Breakbulk magazine.
A Certificate of Achievement in Project Cargo Management short course will be held over two days leading up to the conference at the same venue.
This ISO accredited training was designed to appeal to project forwarders seeking to fast track industry skills and knowledge.
PPG general manager Kevin Stephens said in addition to the invited speaker program and member meetings a number of networking activities had been organised including a typical Brazilian barbecue known as a Churrasaria, and a Plataforma evening featuring traditional Brazilian dancing.
“The PPG conference is our biggest event of the year and is designed to assist members, sponsors and supply chain partners to meet formally and informally to discuss key issues in addition to planning for new business growth,” Mr Stephens said.
Meanwhile, registrations for the Certificate of Achievement in Project Cargo Management short course at the Novotel Langley Perth from May 18-19, 2011 are closing soon.
The course follows the Lloyd’s List DCN Breakbulk and Project Cargo conference and exhibition in Perth from May 16-17.
To support industry training, group discounts are offered for two or more employees attending the course from the same company. The education fees are A$1500 for individual students; A$1250 for 2 – 3 students, and A$1000 for 4 and over.
The short course is being held in Australia for the first time and is specifically designed for the successful execution of heavy and oversized cargo transportation.
Project cargo management (ppgprojects.com) specialist Kevin Stephens and professional communication consultant Rodger Hall are the trainers and have successfully delivered the course in Mumbai, Singapore, Bremen and Houston for project forwarders seeking to up skill or refresh knowledge to implement specialist heavy-lift project cargos.