Piedroba Consulting Group's (PCG) Luis Prieto y Munoz acted as the key-note speaker at last Wednesday's Inter-American Forum of Successful Experiences in Port Development in Mexico City, Mexico. Both the Organization of American States (OAS), and the Mexican Secretary of Transport joined in partnering for the event, which sought to support sustainable management for port competitiveness.
The Challenges in Developing a Sustainable Dredging Strategy and Environmental Sustainability were the main focal points of PCG's presentation. Furthermore, PCG presented the audience with a brief history of dredging and offered perspective on why dredging projects are characterized by complexities and high risks.
OAS and PCG have an active partnership where they jointly offer educational services throughout The Americas, offering classes with an emphasis on maritime project risk management. OAS's Inter-American Committee on Ports (CIP) and PCG have offered Pro-Bono Executive Dredging Seminars in Panama, Peru, and the Dominican Republic. Over 100 private and public sector participants have gone through PCG's classes.