Symposium Dates - Wed. 10th and Thur. 11th May 2017
Masterclasses - TBA.
Location - ADFA.

2017 Registration Opening Late 2016


2016 presentations available for download

- Keynote  speakers

- Stream and academic speakers



Symposium 2017 will be too good to miss!

Theme: TBA


Why you cannot afford to miss the symposium

Canberra's leading forum for project, program and portfolio managers

Leading industry, government and international keynote speakers - see our 2016 line up 

A unique focus on the project management challenges presented by the Shergold Report - see more

Autonomous academic track featuring up-to-the-minute research - see more 

Dedicated project governance stream - see our 2016 line up

Dedicated project controls stream - see our 2016 line up

A program that encourages networking and learning - see our 2016 program

Masterclasses and workshops from leading practitioners - Watch this space 

Conveniently located at UNSW Canberra, ADFA - see more  

Register on-line for the 2017 Symposium from October 2016


PGCS is unique in Australia

PGCS is the only event focused on enhancing an organisation's ability to govern its projects and programs by improving the capability and integration of both its project controls and governance functions. We achieve this in three ways:

A unique focus on project managment, governance and controls

PGCS is simultaneously a major event for Australia's project management professionals and for their senior managers responsible for organisational governance. 

The Symposium is designed to provide a unique learning experience - see more

Our corporate structure is deliberately light - see about us

We are not-for-profit, all surpluses will be invested in education and research in Australasia.  


Working to develop Australian skills

- Bringing international thought leaders from Europe and the USA to participate in the symposium.

- A strong focus on Australian academic developments including an academic stream.

- Organising one-on-one meetings between our visiting keynotes and Australian leaders.

- Publishing the symposium materials, for public access, in our library.

- Including masterclasses from international experts in the program (see this year's masterclass). 


Providing an open forum for the exchange of ideas

We do not seek to compete with member based organisations, PGCS policy is to network with and support all organisations focused on developing the profession of project management world-wide. See below.

Networking and an open forum for discussion are essential elements of PGCS - to stay in touch follow our
News Page or join our Linked-In group.

To read more about the PGCS objectives and mission, see our 'About Page'  

Latest News

Full PGCS 2016 Program now available 

Speakers and event times.

Earning PDUs and AIPM Points.

Prime Minister highlights the need for effective project governance and controls!

His address to the APS in the Great Hall of Parliament House highlighted the need for effective project governance and controls.

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The Shergold Report calls for better governance and better project controls!

PGCS is uniquly placed to help Departments deal with the challenges of implementing this report.

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#eVa21: The UK's Annual Project Event, celebrates 21 years of building a better project manager this June

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Australian Defence White Paper requires a major increase in project delivery capability.

PGCS is well positioned to provide a forum for discussion and learning.

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Telstra joins PGCS as a supporter

Our Two-for-One offer is available to Telstra staff attending PGCS 2016.

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GAO Schedule Assessment Guide

Final version published and available for download.

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Moves on Standardisation

Standards Australia and ISO are working to enhance the standardisation of the ‘management of projects’

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Supporters & Sponsors - click to see the full list