Annual General Assembly (AGA)

AGA 2022 Liège, Belgium

Dear PIANC Delegates,

We are pleased to announce that the AGA 2022 will take place in the city of Liège, Belgium on Thursday 2 June 2022.

Hope to see you all soon.

Schedule AGA 2022

Venue for all meetings: University of Liège - Place du 20-Août 7 | 4000 Liège | Belgium

Day 1 - 31 May 2022 (ExCom Members only)

  • ExCom Meeting - Salle 'Comu' | 09:00 AM - 15:30 PM
  • ExCom Dinner - Restaurant 'As Ouhès’ 19:00 PM

Day 2 - 1 June 2022 

  • Registration Delegates at the University.
  • National Secretaries' Meeting - Salle 'Lumière' | 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM (NS Secretaries)
  • 86th Council Meeting - Salle 'Lumière' | 14:00 PM - 16:10 PM                                            (Secretaries and ExCom & Council Members only)
  • Welcome Reception on the boat 'Le pays de Liège'' | 18:00 PM - 20:00 PM
  • Meeting point at 17:45 PM:  'La Passerelle': Quai Van Beneden 39 ( a 100m from the Aquarium 'Dubuisson'. (red portal)
    (ExCom Members, Secretaries, Council Members, Delegates and accompanying persons only) 

AGA 2022

Day 3 - 2 June 2022

  • Registration Delegates  at the University.
  • Accompanying partners programme (visit of the city of Liège) (accompanying persons only) 
  • AGA: (ExCom Members and Delegates only)  
    • Welcome Coffee & Networking  - 'Salle des Professeurs' | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM 
    • AGA 2022 - 'Academic Room' | 11:00 AM - 17:00 PM 
Accompanying Partners' Programme

Technical Visit

Day 4 - 3 June 2022

Ampsin-Neuville lock project.

With more than 8 million tonnes of goods per year, the locks at Ampsin-Neuville, on River Meuse, are the third in traffic on the Walloon waterways network. The old locks measuring 55 x 7.5 m and 136 x 16 m were saturated. They are being replaced by two new Class Vb (225 x 12.5 m) and VIb (225 x 25 m) locks. When completed end of 2023, this project will conclude the modernization to Class Vb of River Meuse from Namur to Liège. This project is worth to be visited due to the size of the new locks, but also to the complexity of the building on a narrow space between the existing weir on river side and road infrastructures on the bank side. At the time of the visit, the Vb lock is finished and in operation, while concreting of the upstream head of the large VIb lock will just start.

AGA 2018 - Panama City, Panama

The Annual General Assembly (AGA) 2018 took place in Panama on 5 May 2018. Mr Caude welcomed all participants in Panama City and he thanked the Panamanian Delegation of PIANC for hosting this year’s AGA. The PIANC President also especially welcomed the new First Delegate of PIANC USA, Mr Rickey D. James, as well as the new First Delegate from South Korea, Mr Bumgou Kang.    


AGA 2017 - Cairns, Australia

On Monday 19 June 2017, the AGA meeting took place in the Hilton Hotel, gathering some 90 PIANC Delegates from all over the world. 

First Delegate of PIANC Australia, Mr Neil Lawson, welcomed the participants and he thanked them all for having travelled all the way to Australia in order to make this another successful AGA meeting. Mr Chris Boland (CEO of Ports North), then took the floor, as to welcome the participants to the city of Cairns and to open the meeting.


AGA 2016 - Bruges, Belgium

On Wednesday May 18, 2016, the marvellous medieval Cloth Hall and Belfry of Bruges were the splendid meeting place for the 116 AGA Delegates, representing 24 PIANC Qualifying Members worldwide. Apart from the traditional items during the AGA, Ms Jo-Ellen Darcy signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) of the PIANC-SMART Rivers 2017 Conference in Pittsburgh, USA. Moreover, the Italian, Spanish and French representatives signed the MoU of the upcoming editions of the PIANC Mediterranean Days (Med Days). Mr Matthew McCarty received the PIANC De Paepe-Willems Award 2016 with its paper entitled ‘Large Diameter FRP Monopile Systems for Ferry Berths’ and Mr Elio Ciralli (Chairman of RecCom) granted the Marina Excellence Design ‘Jack Nichol’ Award (MEDA) 2016 to Ms Roxie Comstock of Bellingham Marine for the Marina at Keppel Bay in Singapore.

Overview Previous Meetings

  • 2018 Panama City, Panama
    2017 Cairns, Australia
    2016 Bruges, Belgium
    2015 Porto, Portugel
    2014 San Francisco, USA
    2013 Marseille, France
    2012 Valencia, Spain
    2011 Berlin, Germany
    2010 Liverpool, UK 
    2009 Helsinki, Finland
    2008 Beijing, China
    2007 Kochi, India
    2006 Estoril, Portugal 
    2005 Charleston, South Carolina, USA
    2004 Fukuoka, Japan
    2003 Bergen, Norway
    2002 Sydney, Australia 
    2001 Paris, France
    2000 London, UK
    1999 Ghent, Belgium
    1998 The Hague, The Netherlands 
    1997 Venice, Italy
    1996 Durban, South Africa
    1995 New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
    1994 Sevilla, Spain 
    1993 Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    1992 Valencia, Spain
    1991 Copenhagen, Denmark
    1990 Osaka, Japan 
    1989 Munich, Germany
    1988 Stettin, Poland
    1987 Agadir, Morocco
    1986 Portland, Oregon, USA
    1985 Brussels, Belgium 
    1984 Helsinki, Finland
    1983 Wiesbaden, Germany
    1982 Monte Carlo, Monaco
    1981 Edinburgh, UK 
    1980 Naples, Italy
    1979 Oslo, Norway
    1978 Tokyo, Japan
    1977 Leningrad, USSR 
    1976 Washington, DC, USA
    1975 Hamburg, Germany
    1974 Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    1973 Ottawa, Canada 
    1972 Palermo, Italy
    1971 Madrid, Spain
    1970 Lisbon, Portugal
    1969 Paris, France 
    1968 Monte Carlo, Monaco
    1967 London, UK
    1966 Brussels, Belgium
    1965 Stockholm, Sweden 
    1964 Basel, Switzerland
    1963 Brussels, Belgium
    1962 Brussels, Belgium
    1961 Baltimore, USA 
    1960 Paris, France
    1959 Brussels, Belgium
    1958 Brussels, Belgium
    1957 London, UK 
    1956 Brussels, Belgium
    1955 Paris, France
    1954 Brussels, Belgium
    1953 Rome, Italy 
    1952 Brussels, Belgium
    1951 Brussels, Belgium
    1950 Brussels, Belgium
    1949 Lisbon, Portugal 
    1948 Antwerpen, Belgium