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April 24-27, 2023
Embassy Suites
Fort Lauderdale

About conference


  • All Countries in America Welcome
  • Networking and Social Activities
  • Technical Presentations from stakeholders across the region


  • For Your Professionals (under 40)
  • Visits to maritime and waterborne transport infrastructure
  • Networking and Social Activities

Key Dates

  • Due immediately:  Abstract Submittal Due
  • February 1, 2022: Call for Abstracts Open
  • September 15, 2022:  Notification of Abstract Acceptance
  • August 15, 2022:  November 15:  Early Bird Registration
  • Extended to March 15, 2023:  Paper or Extended Abstract Due
  • March 25, 2023:  Hotel Reservation Deadline
  • April 24-27, 2023:  PIANC America 2023 Conference

Welcome from Conference Chair:  Jim Walker

Welcome to the PIANC America 2023 Conference!  This will be the first such gathering in the Western Hemisphere, and PIANC USA is excited to host the technical specialists in navigation, marine construction, dredging, and port operations as we convene to share thoughts and ideas and hear presentations from experts.  There will be ample opportunities to network with fellow navigation colleagues and build relationships throughout the event.

There are sponsorship opportunities and exhibition booths for companies to get their message in front of a large diverse audience that will be designing, writing specifications, and selecting products at ports, marinas, and other navigation facilities.

The navigation sector is well-positioned to capitalize on the recent significant investments in ports, maritime infrastructure, and the transportation sector within the countries in the Western Hemisphere.  The PIANC America 2023 Conference will be an opportunity for our navigation community to enable safe and efficient 21st-century freight movement in the Americas and beyond.

We look forward to your participation!

Conference Sessions

  • Maritime Ports
  • Inland Waterways
  • Recreational Marinas
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Dredging Challenges and Opportunities
  • Navigation Locks
  • Waterborne Transportation in the American Continent
  • Alternative Energy in Maritime Transport
  • Climate Change


All navigation and maritime stakeholders in the Americas (North, Central, South America, and the Caribbean) are welcome to attend this technical conference showcasing the latest technical advances in maritime, riverine, and recreational navigation.

Yes, attendees will be eligible for receiving PDHs for participation in the technical sessions.

Yes, all appropriate measures and local requirements will be in place to mitigate risk against the spread of Covid-19.  More information will be made available closer to the date of the conference for travel requirements associated with entry to the United States to participate in this Conference.

Benefits of Participating in the PIANC American 2023 Conference:

  • Cultivate individual and corporate recognition as an expert in your field
  • Premier networking opportunities
  • Debate, refine, and gain feedback with technical specialists
  • Advocate your research, promote your product, and generate new leads within a targeted audience
  • Gain coverage in PIANC publications


Embassy Suites by Hilton
Fort Lauderdale 17th Street

1100 SE 17th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316USA

+1 954-527-2700

Book by:March 25, 2023


See Embassy Suites Fort Lauderdale Website for Booking Information

Fort Lauderdale Hotels – Embassy Suites 17th Street (hilton.com)

Contact us

7701 Telegraph Road, Casey Building Alexandria, VA 22315
PIANC USA: www.pianc.us
PIANC International: www.pianc.org
  • DATE

    April 23-27, 2023

    Fort Lauderdale, FL

    Jim Walker