What is Project Controls?

Project controls is all about sharing the right information (KPIs) with the right stakeholders at the right time to ensure the right decisions are made at the right time for the successful project delivery.

About the Initiative

Project Controls Expo brings together professionals and experts from various industries, including construction, oil and gas, aerospace, defense, and numerous others, to discuss best practices and innovations in the project controls' spectrum. The event features keynote speakers, panel discussions, workshops, and networking opportunities. Project Controls Expo aims to provide a platform for professionals to share their experiences, knowledge, and insights and to promote the importance of project controls in successful project delivery.


To be the globally recognised platform for leading the development and continuous advancement of project controls as a profession, by creating a unique and wide range of opportunities and bringing the global project controls' community together. We endeavour to expand and enhance our offering to a wide range of project controls' professionals, including the young generation, enabling them to see project controls as a career opportunity, grow further in it and close the industry skill gaps for the future.


We will utilise innovative technology to extend and develop networking and knowledge sharing across all continents, thereby establishing a global footprint to reach and connect with the project controls' community, to achieve our mission.


Project Controls Expo is the world’s largest project controls event dedicated to its advancement and with the objective of providing significant awareness on its process, tools and techniques to its stakeholders. Put simply, "Expo is a celebration of project controls. It highlights the value of project controls and the impact it can have when put to use effectively.


Why Project Controls Expo?

A report by McKinsey states 98% of megaprojects face cost/schedule overruns or delays. The reasons include flawed performance management, insufficient risk management, missed connections (lack of planning) amongst a few others which lead to: loss of control on projects; missed deadlines; delayed phased completions; incurring penalties; incurring payment delays; erosion of stakeholders’ trust and finally, with public projects, poor justification of taxpayer's money. The PWC report makes a similar comment i.e., capital projects that come in under budget are the exception, not the rule.

Another report by PWC, suggests that worldwide infrastructure spending will grow from $4 trillion per year in 2012 to more than $9 trillion per year by 2025. Overall, close to $78 trillion is expected to be spent globally between 2014 and 2025.


This calls for more enhanced dialogue between government, industry and professional bodies to come together for sharing lessons learnt, best practices and engage more collaboratively for successful project delivery. Project Controls Expo, started in 2010, offers this platform where a wide range of industry players (Oil & Gas, Aerospace, Pharmaceutical, Infrastructure, Construction, Government, Defence, etc) and professional bodies (APM, ACostE, ICEC, AIPM, PMI, AIQS etc) engage with a range of professionals and technology providers for the development/advancement of the profession.

Industry and Regional Development at Project Controls Expo In last 10 years, platforms such as Expo and various other initiatives brought a step change in the profession. UK Government, taking on its increased awareness, initiated the efforts to put strong controls on complex infrastructure and major projects which lead to the birth of the IPA (Infrastructure and Projects Authority) which sits at the heart of government, reporting to the Cabinet Office and HM Treasury. Read More

 Special thanks to the following professionals for offering their time and inputs to draft this page:

Dr. Alexia Nalewaik
Chris Carson
Lance Stephenson
David Hulett
Julie Owen
Laurie Bowman
Stacey (Saw) Wehmeier
Phil Kienstra
Nolan Bear
David Dignam
Sadegh Yazdani
Hussam Al Haroun

Finally, it is important to mention that Project Controls Expo is a “not for profit” event and any remaining proceeds are re-invested into the event for further enhancements. Should there be any deficit,  Projcon Group (parent company organising this conference) fills the gaps, and we take this opportunity to thank them along with all the volunteers for their continuous support.