PGCS 2021 Presentations are available for downloading

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The Hon. Andrew Gee MP, Minister for Veterans Affairs and Defence Personnel declares PGCS 2021 a great success - watch his address to the 2021 symposium:


PGCS 2022 Symposium Overview - Why you should attend! 

Success is never an accident!


Diligence is the mother of good luck(1); PGCS 2022 will examine the foundations needed to deliver successful projects and programs including:

  -  Building successful teams
  -  Structuring organisations for successful delivery
  -  Managing luck (aka risk)

Assuming ‘you make your own luck’; being a part of PGCS 2022 as a delegate, presenter or sponsor is a great way to tap into a global knowledge network to help you and your projects succeed.


As always, this year's PGCS project and program management symposium will feature an exciting range of keynote and stream speakers focused around our theme 'success is never an accident'.  So if, as Roman philosopher Seneca once said, Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity. Its never too soon to click through to the new symposium website to register your interest and be kept up to date with the details of this exciting hybrid (face-to-face & virtual) event.  

PGCS Symposium 2022

1.  Late 16th century proverb (The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations)



The Project Governance & Controls Annual Review (PGCAR)

ISSN 2652-1016 (Online)


$1000 in prizes plus complimentary registrations to PGCS for Walt Lipke Award winners.

Our annual review of interesting and practical academic papers is focused on enhancing the governance and practice of project, program and portfolio management in the Australasian region. Each annual update is published in the month following the Project Governance & Controls Symposium held in August, in Canberra and includes papers received in the preceding year. Academic papers approved for publication are eligible for inclusion in the Walt Lipke Award, finalists receive a free registration to the PGCS symposium in Canberra to present their paper, the winner also receives a trophy and a $1000 cash prize.

See more on this exciting publication.  


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 are invested in education and research in Australasia - see more on our research grants.  


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 program). 


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



2022 PCGS Conference.

The next PGCS will be held from 16 to 18 August 2022. 

9+ Keynote, 14+ stream speakers and 3 Masterclasses are planned. 

For more information see: 



PGCS 2021 A Confirmed Success!

The PGCS 2021 conference wrap is proceeding, and planning for 2022 has started. We can confirm attendance at PGCS 2021 broke all records with 465 delegates attending either the symposium or one of the three international masterclasses. As part of the benefits available to all symposium attendees, recordings of the presentations are available to review on-line using the same log-in as used to access the live event. 



PGCS $10,000 Research Grant

The second PGCS research grant of $10,000 has been announced.   Applications are sought from Australian based researchers working in the field of project, program and/or portfolio management for the 2022 award - see more



Minister Gee Commends PGCS

The work of PGCS has been officially recognised by Assistant Minister Andrew Gee - read more



PGCAR Published

The 2020 edition of the Project Governance and Controls Annual Review (PGCAR) has been published and is available for download.

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The theme for PGCS 2020 has been released

Built on the proposition that foresight is more valuable then hindsight!   The Symposium website is open to accept proposals and papers across the 4 streams - Visit the website.

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PGCS 2019 voted the best ever!!

PGCS 2019 saw 200+ people enjoy: 2 international keynote plenary presentations, 5 Australian keynote plenary presentations, 27 stream presentations spread across 5 streams, and 2 panel sessions; making PGCS 2019 one of the busiest and best symposiums ever!

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Jane Halton 2016 Keynote Speech 

Ms Jane Halton, AO PSM Secretary of the Department of Finance highlighted the importance of the need to improve project management, governance and controls at PGCS 2016. Click here to access her speech.

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