Symposium

Annual Symposium

The PPI Annual Symposium brings leading industry and academic experts together to present and discuss Project Production Management (PPM) theory, research and application.

Celebrating 10 Years

Thanks to all our partners, collaborators and presenters for the continued participation, collaboration and thought leadership at the Annual Symposium over the last ten years.

Through the Symposia and other events, we continue to address the root cause of major capital project cost and schedule overruns via research, discussion and dissemination of Project Production Management (PPM) and its foundation of Operations Science.

By The Numbers

Since Inaugural Symposium

60+

Companies

150+

Speakers

3500+

Attendees

Technical Award

Each year PPI recognizes contributions and thought leadership in the area of Project Production Management. The award is presented at the Annual PPI Symposium.

2023: M Al-Azahary A Sani, PMP

Al-Azahary is Senior Manager of Project Innovations at PETRONAS. He is currently leading a team to drive transformation in capital projects under PETRONAS NervCentre, Project Delivery & Technology. He has 19 years of experience in the oil, gas and petrochemical industry. He began his career as Field Engineer in gas processing plant operations and maintenance, before assuming a Project Manager role overseeing various plant change and rejuvenation projects. He is currently spearheading Project Production Management (PPM) implementation within the PETRONAS project portfolio, and also playing a key role to shape the Malaysian oil & gas industry’s adoption of innovative solutions for improved project delivery performance.

2022: Iris Tommelein, PhD

Iris D. Tommelein is a Professor of Engineering and Project Management in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department and directs the Project Production Systems Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley.

2021: H. James Choo, PhD

Dr. Choo is the Chief Technical Officer of Strategic Project Solutions, Inc. and has been leading research and development of PPM knowledge, processes, and systems since the mid-1990’s.

2020: Phil Kaminsky, PhD

Phil Kaminsky is the Earl J. Isaac Professor in the Science and Analysis of Decision Making in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research at UC Berkeley. He is currently on industrial leave at Amazon, as a Principal Research Scientist.

Past Symposia

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10th Annual Symposium

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PPI’s Tenth Annual Symposium brought together industry experts, academics and thought leaders in Houston in November 2023.

9th Annual Symposium

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In December 2022, the Project Production Institute hosted its ninth annual Symposium.

8th Annual Symposium

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In November 2021, the Project Production Institute hosted its eight annual Symposium.

7th Annual Symposium

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In December 2020, the Project Production Institute held its seventh annual Symposium.

6th Annual Symposium

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In December 2019, the Project Production Institute hosted its sixth annual Symposium at the Four Seasons Hotel in San Francisco. Executives from a wide variety of companies such as Chevron, ExxonMobil, Google, Hess, IBM, McKinsey & Company, Merck, Microsoft and PG&E came together with researchers and academics from Stanford, Texas A&M and UC Berkeley, amongst others, to discuss how to resolve the global crisis affecting the engineering and construction industry through effective application of Project Production Management (PPM).

5th Annual Symposium

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The fifth annual Project Production Institute Symposium was held on 5-6 December 2018 in San Francisco. Executives from a wide variety of companies such as The Boston Consulting Group, Chevron, ExxonMobil, Genentech, Google, Hess, IBM, McKinsey & Company, Merck, Microsoft, PG&E, Roche and Saudi Aramco, came together with researchers and academics from San Diego State University, Stanford, Texas A&M, and UC Berkeley to discuss how to resolve the global crisis affecting the engineering and construction industry through effective application of Project Production Management (PPM).

4th Annual Symposium

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The fourth annual Project Production Institute Symposium was held on 29 November 2017 in San Francisco. Once again, the Symposium drew record attendance from representatives across multiple industries and academia from around the globe to hear the latest in managing complex supply networks to address the crisis in global engineering and construction.

3rd Annual Symposium

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The third annual Project Production Institute Symposium was held on 30 November 2016 at the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco. Over one hundred representatives from industry and academia attended.

2nd Annual Symposium

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The Project Production Institute annual symposium was held on December 9th, 2015 at the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco. Project Production Management concepts were presented and discussed by leading academic researchers and industry practitioners.

Inaugural Symposium

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The Project Production Institute inaugural symposium was held on December 3rd, 2014 at the Omni Hotel in San Francisco. Project Production Management concepts were presented and discussed by leading academic researchers and industry practitioners.