Invitation to Global Book Launch Event

“Project Cost Management: Principles, Tools, Techniques, and Best Practices for Project Finance” Launches on 23 June

San Diego, California, USA – WEBWIRE

We’ve made every effort to keep concepts clear for aspiring, new, and accidental project managers while covering project financial topics relevant to all project managers.

PPC Group, LLC invites you to join a free virtual event on 23 June 2022 for Ray W. Frohnhoefer and Inham Hassen’s new book, “Project Cost Management: Principles, Tools, Techniques and Best Practices for Project Finance.” Learn about project cost management and participate in author Q&A, fun, and prize giveaways. Space is limited, so learn more and register now at today.

The project management knowledge area of cost management is concerned with estimating, budgeting, and controlling the budget to stay within the approved expenditures for a project. While it appears simple, identifying all costs is perhaps the most challenging task for a project manager. In addition to the basic costs of resources, additional charges may stem from economic conditions, equipment operating expenses, loan and bond repayments, and various other expenses. Plus, project practitioners must be flexible to meet all organizational policies and norms.

This book follows PPC Group’s other publications, “Accidental Project Manager,” “Accidental Agile Project Manager,” and “Risk Assessment Framework.” These three Amazon international bestsellers quickly reached the top of multiple Amazon charts. They feature the application of Ray’s PROJECT method for managing projects of any type and help build the project management knowledge and practice of aspiring, new, and accidental project managers.

PPC Group wants to improve project management practices for as many as possible this year. The Kindle edition of all four books (readable on any device) is available for $1 for the month of June on Amazon (the new book will be available at this price from the date of the launch event). Paperback copies will be given away at the launch event. The new book covers all matters related to project cost and financing, including:

  • Global principles and best practices
  • Project cost evaluation and initiation
  • Cost estimation methods and budgets
  • Project financial structures and funding
  • Project payment terms and cash flow
  • Project cost control tools and techniques
  • Project financial closure

Ray W. Frohnhoefer has 30+ years of project management experience and 15+ years as a trainer and educator. PPC Group, LLC specializes in project management training and consulting, with a focus on providing career support and training for aspiring, new, and accidental project managers.

Inham Hassen became a project manager by accident. He possesses PMP, PRINCE2 Practitioner, MoP Practitioner, P3O Practitioner, and PMO Value Ring Certified Practitioner certifications. In addition to this, he is also an accredited trainer in PRINCE2 and MoP. He actively works with the global project management community to enhance the profession.


Contact Information
Ray Frohnhoefer
Managing Partner
PPC Group, LLC

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Canada – Invitation to media – Quebec Lieutenant Pablo Rodriguez to tour Longueuil

The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Quebec Lieutenant, will tour Longueuil for his first official meeting with Mayor Catherine Fournier.

Montreal, Quebec – April 13, 2022 – One week after the presentation of the federal government’s Budget 2022, the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Quebec Lieutenant, will tour Longueuil for his first official meeting with Mayor Catherine Fournier. Then, accompanied by Sherry Romanado, Member of Parliament for Longueuil—Charles-LeMoyne, the Minister will visit Exprolink where he and Julie Ethier, Executive Director of Développement économique de l’agglomération de Longueuil, will meet with the co-owners.

Minister Rodriguez will hold a media scrum during which he will take questions from journalists. Media representatives will also be able to follow the Minister during his visit to Exprolink for a photo opportunity.

Press Conference

Date: April 14, 2022

Time: 3:20 p.m. EDT



2170 Rue de la Province

Longueuil, Quebec

Those who wish to attend are asked to respect provincial public health guidance. Please do not attend the event if you are feeling unwell or experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19.

Canada – Invitation to the media – Inauguration of the new Halloween Garden on the Plains of Abraham

The National Battlefields Commission

You are cordially invited to the inauguration of the new Halloween Garden on the Plains of Abraham. During the month of October, Park legends will come alive in the Joan of Arc Garden through sixteen works of folk art created by Patrick Lavallée.

The event will take place in the presence of Annie Talbot, the Commission’s Secretary-General Manager, Stéphane Roy, Director of Museum Affairs and the driving force behind this project, and Patrick Lavallée, artist and sculptor. Two special guests, folk-art specialists Adrien Levasseur and Christian Denis, will be joining us. You will also have the opportunity to exchange with La Corriveau and Dr. Hackett and learn more about them.


Friday October 1, 2021


From 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.


Joan of Arc Garden

Battlefields Park

Québec (Quebec)

G1R 2L3


South side of the Joan of Arc Garden (Georges VI Street) in the area for Authorized NBC vehicle only

Enter via Taché Avenue

Health measures in force will be observed. 

Media interested in attending the event must register with Valérie Gignac at: 

We look forward to seeing you!

Media relations:

Nathalie Allaire

Communications Director

The National Battlefields Commission

418 648-4801

Canada – Invitation to James Webb Space Telescope launch in Baltimore and French Guiana

Media advisory

The James Webb Space Telescope, the most powerful space telescope ever built, is targeted to launch on December 18, 2021 from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana. Media are invited to register their interest to attend the launch.

Longueuil, Quebec, October 8, 2021 — The James Webb Space Telescope, the most powerful space telescope ever built, is targeted to launch on December 18, 2021 from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana. Media are invited to register their interest to attend the launch at:

Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, Webb’s launch site; and/or
The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) in Baltimore, Webb’s mission operations site.

Interested media have until October 20, 2021 to apply online at

Please consult NASA’s media invitation and this recording of an informational briefing for more details. Spots are limited and media representatives are responsible for their own travel costs. The final accreditation will be handled by STScI, ESA and Arianespace, for access to their respective facilities.

The James Webb Space Telescope is an international collaboration between NASA, the European Space Agency and the Canadian Space Agency. Canada is contributing a scientific instrument and a guidance sensor to the massive observatory.

By October 20, 2021


Expression of interest to witness the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope for media

Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, Webb’s launch site.

Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) in Baltimore, Webb’s mission operations site.

NASA’s media advisory
NASA’s media coverage interest form

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Contact information

Canadian Space Agency

Media Relations Office

Telephone: 450-926-4370



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SMi Group Invitation to Join SMi’s 15th Annual Defence Exports Conference Live in London, UK

 Taking place in London, UK on 15th and 16th September 2021, the Defence Exports Conference will provide an unparalleled opportunity for industry professionals and government officials to discuss global defence trade compliance in depth.

With less than two weeks to go until the 15th Annual Defence Exports Conference, the conference chairman Gary Stanley, President at Global Legal Services and SMi Group cordially invite you to attend the event for a chance to hear from government speakers and senior international trade compliance professionals from around the world, meeting in London in person.

Interested parties can register via

Joining this year’s conference expert presenters which include:

• Conference Chairman – Chairman Gary Stanley, President, Global Legal Services

• Ms Vanessa Wood, Chair of the Australia Group & Assistant Secretary, ACCPB ISD, Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

• Mr Stephane Chardon, Export Control Coordinator, European Commission

• Mr David Lamberti, Head of Conventional Armaments Licenses, German Federal Office of Economics and Export Control (BAFA)

• Mr Arifumi Kumano, Director for International Affairs, Security Export Control Policy Division, Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry

• Mr Ramón Muro Martínez, Deputy Director, Sub-Directorate General for International Trade in Defense and Dual-Use Goods, Spanish Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism

• Dr Myron Chiu, Head of EU Transition and Sanctions Policy, ECJU, UK Department for International Trade

• Mrs Rosie Phillips, Air Desk Officer, Capability Assurance, UK Ministry of Defence

• Ambassador Philip Griffiths, Head of Secretariat, Wassenaar Arrangement

Delegates will also have the chance to attend the pre-conference workshop on 14th September 2021. Details:

• Workshop A: U.S. Export and Re-export Controls from a European Perspective

Led by Gary Stanley, President, Global Legal Services and Edward Peartree, Group Head of Export Controls, BAE Systems

Visit the website ‘download centre’ to view all the exclusive speaker interviews, this year’s preliminary attendees and conference chairs invitation letter.

Sponsors & Exhibitors: Content Enablers, FTI Consulting, OCR International and Pillsbury

For sponsorship and exhibition queries, contact Sadia Malick, Director at or call +44 (0) 20 7827 6748.

For media enquiries, contact Simi Sapal, Head of Marketing at or call +44 (0) 20 7827 6162.

SMi’s 15th Annual Defence Exports Conference

Conference: 15–16 September 2021

Workshop: 14 September 2021

London, UK


About SMi Group:

Established since 1993, the SMi Group is a global event-production company that specializes in Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and online Communities. We create and deliver events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical industries. We pride ourselves on having access to the world’s most forward-thinking opinion leaders and visionaries, allowing us to bring our communities together to Learn, Engage, Share and Network. More information can be found at

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