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Young Professionals' Corner

Congress Update - Young Professionals were well represented at the MMX Congress. More than thirty YPs from around the world authored and presented papers during the technical sessions. Two award competitions were offered to YPs with papers accepted for the Congress, one sponsored by PIANC and one sponsored by the International Association of Dredging Contractors (IADC), both with monetary prizes. Quality of both the paper and presentation, on any topic at the Congress, was considered for the PIANC YP-Award. The IADC Award recognised excellence of a paper on a dredging-related topic. Congratulations to the four YPs honoured with these awards!

Additionally, YP-Com hosted a social event for YPs the Wednesday evening of the Congress at the Pumphouse on Albert Dock. This successful networking event was attended by more than forty YPs representing ten countries. As a result, the interaction of the YPs continued throughout the Congress. Thank you to our sponsors for helping fund this event!

Congress YP photo gallery.

PIANC USA Annual Meeting Update — Join us in Boston for the US Section's Annual meeting (September 22, 2010). We are organizing a YP "Meet and Greet" coffee on the morning of the meeting, so be sure to arrive early enough to meet your peers. We are also organizing a session titled "Educating the Next Generation of Navigation Professionals" and we are looking for one recent graduate to participate on the panel. Email Jessica McIntyre for more information (jmcintyre@moffattnichol.com).  This is a great opportunity to get involved in PIANC and meet some of the key players within the organization!

Stay In Connected - Join the PIANC YP LinkedIn Group and stay up-to-date on YP events. For more information on YP-activities and YP-contacts within the Commissions and National Sections, visit the PIANC YP-Com webpage.

Jessica McIntyre, Moffatt and Nichol


revised 30Jun 2010