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Main Conference: 23 & 24 June 2020 / Workshops: 22 & 25 June 2020


Hear directly from the FIDIC Contracts Committee and Task Groups, as well as leading expert advisors and users on all key developments and salient aspects of the FIDIC standard forms of contract. The official FIDIC contracts conference for APAC.


Global Implementation of FIDIC - Spotlight on China and Hong Kong

FIDIC conditions of contract have been widely used in China for the delivery of major construction projects for a number of years now, primarily in projects financed by foreign governments, international and multilateral organisations or foreign companies. This panel of experts is coming together to examine the use of FIDIC in the region and how this is helping underpin major construction projects.

Preparing for the Emerald Book

This session will offer an exclusive insight into the Emerald Book as the new form of contract for underground works. Designed by the Contractor, it aims at a balanced allocation of subsurface risks in order to contain project costs and to improve costs stability, for the benefit of the underground industry. Some of the main features of the new Emerald Book will be explained, incluiding the GBR, role of the Engineer, re-measurement sub-clauses and the adjustment of Time for Completion 

New Case Studies of FIDIC Application Delivered by Asia Users

Experienced FIDIC contract users from the region will once again share lessons learnt in using FIDIC forms of contract to underpin some of the most challenging infrastructure projects in Asia. 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. Don't miss the latest on the Belt and Road Initiative and many other key perspective on the use of FIDIC in Asia. 

New International Contractors' Panel - The In-House Perspective

This brand new panel will assemble experienced contractors and in-house contract specialists from large infrastructure and engineering firms operating in the 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. Finally, each of the speakers will provide a key take-away, or mantra to live by, as a user of FIDIC.

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 - Current Practices & The New Rules

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 and the tools and techniques offered in the New Dispute Avoidance / Adjudication Board (“DAAB”) Procedural Rules.

Witness the Launch of FIDIC's New Conditions of Contract for Underground Works at the FIDIC Asia Pacific Contract Users' Conference

The essential guide for the tunneling and underground works industry.

The Emerald Book is the new Form of Contract for Underground Works, designed by the Contractor. A joint endeavour of FIDIC and the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association ITA-AITES, it aims at a balanced allocation of subsurface risks in order to contain project costs and to improve costs stability, for the benefit of the underground industry. Learn more about this new and important form at this leading Users' event for the region.


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