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Main Conference: 20-22 October 2020 / Workshops: 19 October 2020
Digital Conference,
Delivered Live (CAT Time) & On-Demand Afterwards

FIDIC AFRICA CONTRACT USERS' CONFERENCE 2020

The official FIDIC conference for FIDIC contract users in Africa, now in its 6th year. Don’t miss the authorised guide to successfully using the FIDIC suite of contracts, managing major projects and resolving disputes in the region.

Learn directly from the FIDIC Contracts Committee and the FIDIC Updates Task Groups
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Programme highlights for 2020 include these and many other timely sessions:


COVID-19 and Its Impact on Construction & Engineering
COVID-19 and Its Impact on Construction & Engineering

The COVID-19 crisis is having material and global impact on the delivery of construction projects across the world and it presents extraordinary challenges to the construction and engineering sectors in numerous ways. This session will explore the legal and contractual implications you need to be aware of as a user of FIDIC. Understand the implications for Claims, the role of the Engineer and much more besides.

Advantages of FIDIC in Relation to Other Forms
Advantages of FIDIC in Relation to Other Forms

This session will offer delegates an in-depth understanding of key comparative features between FIDIC and other commonly used standard forms of contract. An international panel of experts will compare and contrast salient aspects of the more commonly used forms of contract and examine which types of projects these may be ideally suited to. Areas analysed include contract administration, claims, dispute resolution and more.

New Case Studies of FIDIC Application Delivered by Users
New Case Studies of FIDIC Application Delivered by Users

Experienced FIDIC contract users from across the region will once again share lessons learnt in using FIDIC forms of contract to underpin some of the most challenging infrastructure projects in Africa. We have assembled a number of new case studies from different industries and countries to help bring the benefits to life and to help you understand the practical challenges of FIDIC application in practice.


International Contractors' & Consulting Engineers' Panel
International Contractors' & Consulting Engineers' Panel

This panel session will assemble seasoned contractors, consulting engineers and in-house contract specialists from large infrastructure and engineering firms operating at the coal face of real-world implementation of FIDIC forms of contract. The panel will be discussing critical areas of contract administration including optimisation opportunities and common pitfalls to avoid, as well as the latest trends in dispute management and avoidance.

Managing Claims Under FIDIC Forms of Contract
Managing Claims Under FIDIC Forms of Contract

A comprehensive session discussing how to minimise claims and, if the claims are disagreed, how to avoid contested claims from becoming disputes. Speakers will focus on claims and procurement, the different approaches to claim quantification in Civil and Common Law, the requirements for notices of claim, and much more besides. This will be of essential attendance for all those involved in projects underpinned by FIDIC forms of contract.

DAABs' Role Under FIDIC Conditions
DAABs' Role Under FIDIC Conditions

Along with the review and update of the iconic Rainbow Suite, FIDIC have reviewed and updated their Dispute Adjudication Rules with a view to reflect current best practice for Dispute Boards. Included in the discussion will be an overview of the reformulation of the current 20 clauses of the FIDIC contracts, with a new Clause 21 dedicated to dispute avoidance and resolution, as well as the tools and techniques offered in the New Dispute Avoidance / Adjudication Board (“DAAB”) Procedural Rules.

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