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February 2021


The official FIDIC conference for the Middle East: essential networking and guidance from the FIDIC Contracts Committee and leading construction law minds on successfully using the FIDIC suite of contracts, managing major projects, handling claims, dispute avoidance & resolution and more...

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The Most Comprehensive FIDIC Training Event in the Middle East.

Just some of the unmissable features on last year's programme:

ME Specific Construction Environment Updates and Q&A Sessions with The FIDIC Committee

New for this year, the programme will explore Middle East construction environment topics such as the 'Prospects for FIDIC Use in Railway Projects in the Middle East' and 'Promoting Business in the Middle East During an ‘Oil Recession’ to allow you an all-inclusive view of the use of FIDIC contracts in the current construction environment. This will be complemented by Q&A sessions with the FIDIC Contracts Committee throughout the programme to allow for your specific questions to be answered.

The International Contractors' Panel is Back

By popular demand! This session on contract administration and dispute avoidance from a contractor’s perspective will assemble seasoned contractors and in-house contract specialists from large infrastructure and engineering firms at the forefront of implementation of FIDIC forms of contract in the Middle East to discuss critical areas of contract administration including optimisation opportunities and common pitfalls to avoid, as well as the latest trends in dispute management and avoidance. 

Case Studies of FIDIC Application Delivered by Middle East Experts

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 the Middle East. 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. Projects under review to be announced soon. Watch this space for more information!

BIM and Its Impact on FIDIC Contract Management in the Middle East

BIM continues to feature widely as a project requirement, as part of the increasing focus on whole life project performance for effective construction procurement. Where BIM is applied to the project it affects all those with design, construction and facilities management roles. This session will focus on risks and the necessary procedures and contractual arrangements needed to correctly implement BIM in a Middle Eastern context. 

Managing Claims Under FIDIC Forms of Contract

A comprehensive session discussing how to minimise claims and, if the claim is 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

FIDIC have reviewed and updated their Dispute Adjudication Rules with a view to reflect current best practice for dispute boards. The main changes and improvements introduced will be debated during this session, which examines current practice as well as the new rules.

Your peers who attended previously said...

FIDIC conferences are “the” conferences for construction matters, whether or not you are actually using FIDIC

Max Wieliczko

This conference is a must-attend for construction project participants in the Middle East

Ahmed Fathy Waly
Waly Arbitration And Contract Administration

FIDIC always impress me with their conference in the manner of hot topics, speakers and venues

Moustafa Helmi
Orascom Construction-Egypt

The top brains in the industry calling on a wealth of experience and delivering the content in a logical simple manner

Henry Muhangi
Uganda National Roads Authority

Very informative especially the case studies that were discussed.

Jamil Kanafani
Drake & Scull International

Rich debate, different points of views that enlightened me

Mohamed Thabet
Eagle Hills Properties

Very effective guidance for young employees of all parties, employer, contract and engineer/consultants

Jayed Jafri

The conference was full of rich information and amazing interaction with experts in FIDIC

Omar Joudeh
ADC Energy Systems

As always a very refreshing informative and future peeking event

Mahmoud Abu Hussein
Dolphin Energy

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