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Message from the PIANC-COPEDEC X 2020 Secretariat

Due to the guidance from the Philippine Government, in response to  the threat of Coronavirus Disease  2019 (COVID-2019), the Philippine Ports Authority together with PIANC-Philippines , in consultation with IOC, our local organizers and partners, is postponing the 10th International Conference on Coastal and Port Engineering in Developing Countries (PIANC-COPEDEC X 2020), originally scheduled to take place in Manila, Philippines from November  16 to 20, 2020 to 2023 at a time and date to be determined.

We want to thank everyone who has been taken part in the preparations of PIANC-COPEDEC X 2020 and those who have expressed their commitment and support for our endeavors and would like to assure all concerned that the event will be held at a later date when public’s safety can be assured.




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NACC - Abstract Submission Deadline to March 20, 2020

PPA General Manager’s Message


The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) is delighted to host the 10th International Conference on Coastal and Port Engineering in Developing Countries (COPEDEC) on 16-20 November 2020 in Manila.


The event theme “Enhancing Waterborne Transport and Sustainable Coastal Development”  is indeed timely as the Philippines and other developing nations address a myriad of port issues ranging from climate change impact to cyber security and logistics efficiency.


We welcome local and international port planners, engineers, as well as experts from the academe, business and industry to share their knowledge and experience in a  weeklong event  full of technical presentations, dialogue and collaboration that aim to provide solutions and implementation strategies going into the future. 


Jay Daniel R. Santiago

We also expect the conference to provide participants greater and deeper understanding of the various technologies and IT applications available, and learn how to align technology to their business strategy.


On behalf of the Department of Transportation and the Philippine maritime community, I would like to

welcome and encourage everyone to join the conference as we seek to conquer the new world of ports and coastal cities.


All aboard and full steam ahead!



General Manager

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