PIANC-COPEDEC X - Manila, The Philippines, POSTPONED TILL 2022

Tenth International Conference on Coastal and Port Engineering in Developing Countries!

The success of the First International Conference on Coastal and Port Engineering in Developing Countries (COPEDEC), held in Colombo Sri Lanka in March 1983, resulted in the subsequent holding of this special conference series once every four years in a developing country. Successful conferences were held in Beijing - China (September 1987), Mombasa - Kenya (September 1991), Rio de Janeiro - Brazil (September 1995), Cape Town - South Africa (April 1999), Colombo - Sri Lanka (September 2003), Dubai - UAE (February 2008), Chennai - India (February 2012) and Rio de Janeiro - Brazil (October 2016).

During the COPEDEC VI conference in Colombo in September 2003, a merger agreement between PIANC, the World Association for Waterborne Transport Infrastructure, and COPEDEC was signed and consequent to this agreement, a new International Organising Committee (IOC) was formed and this International PIANC-COPEDEC Organising Committee is pleased to announce that the International PIANC-COPEDEC X 2020 Conference will be held in Manila, the Philippines in on 16-20 November 2020.

This is the Announcement with Call for Papers and Call for Fellowship Applications for PIANC-COPEDEC X. A Final Announcement including a listing of accepted papers and detailed practical information, such as registration and hotel booking forms, will be issued in April 2020. Those wishing to ensure the receipt of the Final Announcement are requested to log into the conference website (https://www.pianc-copedec2020.org) to indicate their interest.

Technical tours and social events will also be arranged during the Conference week. Pre-conference tours to interesting places in and around Manila and other places of interest in Manila will be arranged.

The language of the Conference will be English.


The active mission of the PIANC-COPEDEC Conferences is:

1.  To provide an international forum where coastal and port engineers from developing countries can exchange know-how and experience amongst themselves and with their colleagues from industrialised countries

2.  To enable the developing countries to have a sustainable human resource pool of coastal and port development professionals

The overall theme for COPEDEC X is 'Enhancing Waterborne Transport and Sustainable Coastal Development'

As with previous conferences, the emphasis on technical subjects remains. Papers will focus on practical applications, planning, management and environmental aspects of coastal, port and inland waterway engineering in developing and industrialised countries, including documentation of case studies.

Previous Conferences

PIANC-COPEDEC IX - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 16-21 October 2016

PIANC-COPEDEC VIII - Chennai, India, 20-24 February 2012

PIANC-COPEDEC VII - Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 24-28 February 2008