FIDIC CEO’s Update – Issue 27: May 2022

Issue 27: May 2022
Dear colleagues
Welcome to issue number 27 of the FIDIC CEO’s Update, my regular round-up of the latest FIDIC ecosystem activities, initiatives and events.

This edition of my update has a decidedly events-related theme to reflect the fact that it seems, at long last, that the industry – and indeed most of the world – is finally emerging from our pandemic-induced confinement and we are all starting to get used to travelling a bit more and to meeting face-to-face for the first time in a long time. As I write this, I am travelling from Africa, via Europe then over to America and then to Singapore, all for face-to-face events. I have to say, I have missed in-person interactions and notwithstanding the many benefits and flexibility that you get from meeting remotely, nothing beats being physically there with others in the room. To that end, I and everyone else at FIDIC is very excited about our forthcoming Global Infrastructure Conference which, for
the first time in two years, will take place as an in-person event in Geneva, Switzerland. I hope to welcome member associations and industry stakeholders to Switzerland in September for what should be an excellent conference and you can find out more about what we have planned below. Elsewhere, as you will see, we have a number of FIDIC initiatives and events ongoing that I hope you will take the opportunity to be part of. Our industry is at its best when we come together as one and collaborate and that’s what FIDIC is all about. In that spirit of collaboration, I hope to see you all soon at one of our many events, either virtually or better still, in person.

FIDIC Africa Conference 

FIDIC’s president Tony Barry and I were delighted to have the opportunity to speak at the recent 28th Annual FIDIC Africa Infrastructure Conference in Lagos, Nigeria. I was able to attend the event in person and was impressed with the organisation… Continue Reading

Official FIDIC Contract Users’ Conferences – regional series

The last two weeks have seen the FIDIC conference and events team busy holding three Official FIDIC Contract Users’ Conferences for the Africa & Middle East, Americas and Asia-Pacific regions. For the first time, these events were hosted and delivered…Continue Reading

Webinar series now hosted on our new events platform

All events in FIDIC’s 2022 webinar series can now be booked via our new events platform. Once you have registered as a user on the platform then you have access to all FIDIC’s events so you can book…Continue Reading

FIDIC Awards deadline extended

The deadline for entering three key FIDIC awards has been extended until Friday 27 May. The MA Excellence Awards, Project Awards and Future Leaders Awards give FIDIC member associations, global infrastructure projects and future leaders the opportunity to raise their profile…Continue Reading

ACEC Annual Convention

FIDIC president Tony Barry and I were delighted to be given the opportunity to address the board of directors of our US member association, the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), at their 2022 Annual Convention…Continue Reading

Sarwono Hardjomuljadi receives major dispute resolution award

Congratulations to FIDIC board member Sarwono Hardjomuljadi from Indonesia, who has recently received the Dispute Resolution Board Foundation’s prestigious Al Mathews Award for Dispute Board Excellence…Continue Reading

Call for papers for Sixth edition of the FIDIC Future Leaders Booklet

FIDIC’s Future Leaders Advisory Council is inviting submissions of papers for the 2022 edition of the annual FIDIC Future Leaders Booklet. This year’s booklet will focus on sustainable infrastructure…Continue Reading

Register now for the FIDIC Global Infrastructure Conference in Geneva

This year’s FIDIC annual Global Infrastructure Conference taking place from 12-13 September in Geneva, Switzerland, will be an in-person event and attendees can now register on our new events platform. The conference has a forward-looking theme of Building a better tomorrow, by investing today: Sustainable infrastructure development to improve community wellbeing, and will focus on how the industry and society engineers a sustainable future in a way that benefits communities worldwide…Continue Reading

Don’t forget to follow FIDIC on social

Finally, a quick reminder to follow FIDIC on our various social media platforms. It’s often the first place that we post updates on our activities and links to useful information and documents. You can follow FIDIC on LinkedIn, Twitter and our Infrastructure Global also has a presence on both social media sites too. Click on the links below to find us on social.

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