YP-Com Activities

With the support of PIANC International and the National Sections, YP-Com has developed numerous activities targeted for young professionals. The purpose of these activities is to encourage participation in PIANC among its newer members and facilitate networking among those industry peers. While these activities are advertised for Young Professionals, all members of PIANC are welcome to join any of the activities listed below regardless of experience level within their profession.

Biennial Technical Visit (BTV)

8th YP-Com BTV: 24-27 April 2023 in Fort Lauderdale, USA

I am pleased to share that the Biennial Technical Visit of the PIANC Young Professionals in Fort Lauderdale was a great success. The event brought together key professionals in the maritime and waterways industry, and it was a fantastic opportunity to learn from each other and explore innovative solutions to shared challenges.

I would like to extend a special thanks to PIANC USA and YP USA for organising such a well-executed event. Their hard work made it possible for us to gather and share our knowledge and experiences.

It is clear that young professionals are the future of our industry, and I am excited to be a part of a community that is committed to developing the next generation of leaders. I look forward to meeting more members of the PIANC family in future opportunities, and I am grateful for the connections and friendships that were formed during this event.

Sebastian Iglesias, YP-Com Chair

Former BTV's

  • 1st YP-Com BTV: 5-6 July 2007 in Venice, Italy
  • 2nd YP-Com BTV: September 10 2009 in Vienna, Austria
  • 3rd YP-Com BTV: October 2011 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • 4th YP-Com BTV: 07-10 July 2013 in Panama
  • 5th YP-Com BTV: 6-8 May 2015 in Ghent, Belgium
  • 6th YP-Com BTV: 15-21 June 2017 in Sydney and Cairns, Australia
  • 7th YP-Com BTV: 10-13 June 2019 in Singapore

YP-Com Webinars

PIANC Young Professional International Virtual Event

6 and 7 December 2022

A global initiative to show overarching issues concerning a global initiative by the PIANC Young Professionals Commission (YP-Com) to gather the PIANC community and to connect with professionals from the waterborne transport industry.

A 2-day event with technical presentations from all PIANC regions: Americas, Asia-Pacific, and EuropeAfrica. We invite all PIANC Commissions, fellow members and non-members to join us in this truly international event.

Flyer webinar december 2022

PIANC YP Com International Virtual Event 2021

16 and 17 November 2021

YP-COM would like to show overarching issues concerning realities from multiple countries in each region. During this event our goal is to discuss the four areas of waterborne transport infrastructure: Inland navigation, maritime navigation, recreational navigation, and environmental aspects of navigation.

Flyer PIANC Young Professional Internation Virtual Event 2021