Issue 28: June 2022
Welcome to issue number 28 of the FIDIC CEO’s Update, my regular round-up of the latest FIDIC ecosystem activities, initiatives and events.
Last month, I talked about the welcome return to face-to-face events and meetings across our industry and, if my experiences over the past four weeks are anything to go by, then then it certainly looks like in-person gatherings are becoming the ‘new normal’. I have been fortunate to have visited Africa (FIDIC Africa conference) and North America (ACEC Convention), Paris (EFCA board) and Singapore, where the FIDIC board met for its first in-person meeting for two years. The common theme from all these meetings was how delighted people were to be meeting each other face-to-face and networking once more after the challenges of the past two years.
I am looking forward to more in-person meetings over the coming months, with the FIDIC Credentialing management and certification boards meeting in July and of course our flagship FIDIC Global Infrastructure Conference and General Assembly Meeting taking place in Geneva in September. I hope to be welcoming as many of FIDIC’s member associations and stakeholders to Switzerland in three months’ time for what should be an excellent event for the whole industry (see details below). To avoid missing out, make sure that you book your place soon and let’s make this important global gathering of the construction and infrastructure sector one to remember!
Register now for the FIDIC Global Infrastructure Conference in Geneva
Our flagship FIDIC annual Global Infrastructure Conference takes place from 12-13 September in Geneva. I hope to be welcoming as many of FIDIC’s member associations and stakeholders to Switzerland in three months’ time for what should be an excellent event for the whole industry. Attendees can register now for this in-person event via the FIDIC events platform at https://events.fidic.org/GIC2022. The conference’s forward-looking theme, Building a better tomorrow, by investing today: Sustainable infrastructure development to improve community wellbeing, will focus on how our industry and society engineers a sustainable future in a way that benefits communities worldwide…Continue Reading
FIDIC Credentialing board
I am looking forward to more in-person meetings over the coming months, with the FIDIC Credentialing management and certification boards meeting in July at FIDIC HQ in Geneva. These two progress and workshop meetings will provide the opportunity…Continue Reading
New director general and president elect for European federation EFCA
I was pleased to have the opportunity to attend the European engineering consultancy federation EFCA General Assembly in Paris on 10 June and was delighted to meet EFCA’s newly appointed director general…Continue Reading
Congratulations to industry leaders Gregs Thomopulos and Marlene Kanga
Congratulation to Gregs Thomopulos, FIDIC past president, ACEC-USA past chairman and current FIDIC Credentialing management board member for receiving the 2022 Ellis Island Medal…Continue Reading
FIDIC board elections 2022 – don’t forget to vote!
This week, all FIDIC member associations should have received the list of nominations, voting information and instructions for the election of two new members to the FIDIC board, the results of which will be…Continue Reading
FIDIC Academy update
The development of FIDIC’s training operations under the banner of the FIDIC Academy brand is continuing apace. Stakeholders now have a much wider access to more and more courses and the new platform is enabling FIDIC to professionalise, increase and improve…Continue Reading
FIDIC board meeting in Singapore
As I outlined in my introduction above, the FIDIC board met face-to-face person in Singapore on 2-3 June. The importance of the meeting was underscored by the fact that for four board members this meeting was the first time that they had met each other…Continue Reading
Global Leadership Forum holds first meeting in 2022
I am delighted to confirm that FIDIC’s new Global Leadership Forum, which brings together industry leaders from across the globe to focus on the key issues facing society and the wider infrastructure sector…Continue Reading