Young Professionals

PIANC Young Professionals

The PIANC Young Professional Commission (YP-COM), formed in 2006, is comprised of delegates from PIANC’s world-wide members with more than 20 countries represented.

Over the last decade, YP-COM has been dedicated to the career development of YP members (40 years of age and younger) locally, nationally and globally, by providing opportunities for networking through meetings and events, experience on PIANC Commissions and Technical Working Groups.

In addition, a YP may also be an observer on any PIANC Commission or Working Group and be eligible for YP awards (De Paepe-Willems Paper Award and the A&NZ Young Authors Award).

If you are 40 years or under, here are 7 reasons to join us:

  1. Get connected to expert guidance and technical advice
  2. Gain open access to advanced technological information
  3. Address climate change
  4. Team up with decision makers
  5. Be active in Working Groups, Commissions and National Sections
  6. Come aboard the Young Professional Community 
  7. Become part of our international network

Locally, the Australia & New Zealand YP-COM was established within our National Section in 2013 and is now represented in every capital city across Australia. As one of the most active groups worldwide, we hold networking events across A& NZ, nominate YP’s for Working Groups, liaise with YP Com International, bestow annual awards, work with the A & NZ PIANC board and related activities.

We hosted the prestigious 6th PIANC Biennial Technical Visit to Sydney and Cairns which was aligned with the 2017 AGA and the 2017 Coasts and Ports Conference. We were actively involved with the 2020 PIANC APAC and the very successful September 2019 Coasts and Ports Conference in Hobart.

Want to get more involved?  Join us at the next YP-COM event or contact us if you would like to play a greater role in the group.

To find out more, please contact the Australia & New Zealand National YP-COM representatives Claire Treeby (YP-Com A-NZ Chair), Rodney Hancock (Vice-Chair of YP-Com Asia Pacific Region), and Joel Bailey (PIANC Australia Board Member) via

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Claire Treeby

Claire Treeby

YP-Com Member

Chair YP-Com ANZ

Rodney Hancock

YP-Com Member

Asia-Pacific Vice-Chair

Matthew Prumm

YP-Com Member

PIANC International YP-Com Co-Chair

Join YP

Join YP Com today! To get involved fill out the form below.  You only need to be an existing PIANC member and be 40 years of age or under at the time of application.
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