May 21 - The Project Professionals Group (PPG) enjoyed a successful eighth annual conference in Las Palmas, Canary Islands from May 13-15, with the support of local network member for Spain, Stier ShipAgency.

Conference guest speakers included attendees from the Port of Corpus Christi; Ida Stier of Stier ShipAgency; Juan José Cardona, mayor of Ayuntamiento de Las Palmas; executives from Las Palmas Port Authorities; Beatriz Barrera Vera, president of the Consortium of the Canary Islands Special Zone (ZEC); Manuel Herrera, president of ATEIA (Association Transitarios Expedidores Internacionales Asimilados); and HLPFI's own staff writer David Kershaw.

Delegates also heard new member presentations from International Shipping in Trinidad and Tobago; and Baselogístika/ICI Proyectos.

PPG general manager Kevin Stephens advised members and sponsors at the conference that the next Certificate of Achievement in Project Cargo Management course would be held from October 5-6, 2015, at the George R. Brown Convention Center in conjunction with Breakbulk Americas in Houston.

Registrations are also open for the ISO-accredited training course on October 25-26 during Breakbulk Middle East in Abu Dhabi.