Young Professionals

PIANC Young Professionals

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

Over the last decade, YPCom 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 YPCom 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 our region, nominate YP’s for Working Groups, liaise with YPCom International, bestow annual awards, and work with the ANZ PIANC board on related activities such as major conferences. 

We hosted the prestigious 6th PIANC YP 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 very successful September 2019 Coasts and Ports Conference in Hobart, and PIANC APAC2020 in Perth and APAC2022 in Melbourne. 

Want to get more involved?  Join us at the next YPCom or your local chapter event or contact us if you would like to play a greater role in the group. 

Follow us on LinkedIn: PIANC Young Professionals – Australia and New Zealand.  
For more information please see our video.


Lisa Wynne

Chair YPCom A&NZ

Mark Bennet

Deputy Chair - YPCom A&NZ

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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