FIDIC CEO’s Update – Issue 24: February 2022

Issue 24: February 2022

Dear colleagues

Welcome to issue number 24 of the FIDIC CEO’s Update, my regular round-up of the latest FIDIC activities, initiatives and events.


The past month has seen the FIDIC management team involved in quite a bit of planning activity for the year ahead as well as unveiling the names of the members of the advisory board for the Global Leadership Forum (see below). As everyone knows who works in our industry, planning is essential for project and business success and at FIDIC we want to ensure that we have everything in place so that we can deliver on behalf of our members and stakeholders over the coming year. That planning activity includes lining up knowledgeable speakers for our popular live webinar programme, as well as putting all the building blocks in place so that we can hold a successful FIDIC Global Infrastructure Conference in September
in Geneva – all being well, as an in-person event for the first time for two years. The newly formed FIDIC Global Leadership Forum and its new advisory board will play an important role at that conference as well as in shaping FIDIC’s advocacy work going forward. In bringing together key influencers and decision-makers from the engineering, construction and infrastructure sectors to help address the critical issues we face as a society and an industry, the forum will be well placed to develop workable solutions to solve them. We will be sharing more of our plans for the forum over the coming months, so watch this space.

FIDIC names Global Leadership Forum Advisory Board members

At the end of January, FIDIC announced the names of the international industry and business leaders, who will sit on the advisory board of the new Global Leadership Forum (GLF). The forum, which will bring together industry leaders from across the globe to focus on the key issues facing society and the wider infrastructure sector, now has a leadership board made up of industry big-hitters who I am confident will make a positive and significant impact on the work of the GLF. The forum forms a key aspect of FIDIC’s commitments as part of its 2020-2024 Strategic Plan and the members of the new advisory board have been carefully selected and are all influential leaders in their fields…Continue Reading
Click here for further information and to see the list of members of the advisory board

Packed programme being lined up for FIDIC’s 2022 webinar series

Attendees at FIDIC’s new 2022 webinar series are set to benefit from insightful speakers and discussions on many of the key issues facing the global engineering, construction and infrastructure industry…Continue Reading

FIDIC’s Global Infrastructure Conference 2022 in Geneva

The theme for the annual FIDIC Global Infrastructure Conference which is due to take place in Geneva from 11-13 September 2022 has now been agreed following the latest…Continue Reading

Click here to register to attend FIDIC’s Global Infrastructure Conference 2022

Call for nominations for the FIDIC board

We are looking for nominations from member associations (MAs)to fill two vacancies for the FIDIC board, which will be elected to office at the FIDIC General Assembly Meeting in September 2022…Continue Reading

Your help needed with collaborative contracting survey

The FIDIC contracts committee’s Task Group 17 (TG 17) is working on a new collaborative form of contract(s) to add to the FIDIC suite by 2023. To ensure that this new contract meets the needs…Continue Reading

Click here to take part in the collaborative contracting survey

New training course comparing 1999 contracts suite with 2017 editions

A new online learning module to enable users of FIDIC contracts to compare the 1999 suite with the 2017 editions and gain a better understanding of the differences and changes between the two takes place later this month on 22 February…Continue Reading

Click here for further information and to book your place

Have you signed up to the FIDIC Climate Change Charter yet?

WSP are just one of the latest companies to sign up to the FIDIC Climate Change Charter. The charter, which represents a significant new call to action by FIDIC on the issue of climate change…Continue Reading

Click here for more information on the FIDIC Climate Change Charter and to sign up
I look forward to working with you during the months ahead and please feel free to provide me with your feedback and constructive comments on any of our communications and activities.
With best wishes,

Dr Nelson Ogunshakin CEng, FICE, FREng, OBE
Chief Executive, FIDIC

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