Official FIDIC Regional Contract Users’ Conference - EMEA Region

The Official FIDIC Contract Users’ Regional Conferences are aimed at the contract user community across FIDIC’s global geographical regions. In 2023, there will be one annual two-day conference, focusing on the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region and subsequent conferences in 2024 and 2025 will focus on the Asia-Pacific and Latin America regions respectively.

The conferences, which are staged online and delivered in-house by FIDIC, offer a unique opportunity to share progress on the application and use of FIDIC contracts in the region and internationally. The conferences will include participation from multilateral development banks, other funders, private sector organisations and clients, government, engineers, contractors, investors, lawyers, consultants and many other stakeholders who have an interest in the use and application of FIDIC contracts.

Benefits for attendees include: 

  • Hear directly and engage with the FIDIC Contracts Committee about the latest updates 
  • Reinforce thought leadership in the infrastructure and construction industry 
  • Gain access to the latest regional practice advice on leading major projects and resolving disputes. 
  • Compare experiences with other contract users on the most common challenges facing the industry 
  • Engage and network with fellow colleagues and FIDIC experts

Attendees at these events will also be able to join a series of discussion tables led by FIDIC experts. The two-day conference for the EMEA region is a must-attend event for all those working with, or contemplating using, FIDIC contracts and bookings are open now. 

The Official FIDIC Contract User’s Conferences are an excellent forum for stakeholders to engage with FIDIC and FIDIC experts, but they are also a place where delegates are encouraged to engage with each other. FIDIC contract users are vital stakeholders for FIDIC, so helping them build strong relationships with each other strengthens the network that supports FIDIC. 

FIDIC Global Infrastructure Conference 2023

As governments around the world identify investment in infrastructure as being key to rebuilding and revitalising their economies in the face of growing economic and political instability and the ever-present challenge of the climate crisis, the responsibility on engineering and construction professionals to deliver the goods has never been more sharply posed.

The 2023 FIDIC annual Global Infrastructure Conference taking place from 10-12 September in Singapore therefore takes place at an opportune moment for the international construction industry, as it prepares to plan, develop and deliver the strategies and solutions the world needs to deliver the infrastructure that will build economic and social prosperity and improve people’s lives. 

The conference theme, Infrastructure – there’s no time to lose: Sustainable global (and local) strategies to build a better world, will stress the urgency of the need to invest in infrastructure in a sustainable way at a local and national level that brings stakeholders together around a common aim of improving the global environment that we all depend on.

As ever, FIDIC will assemble a high-profile line-up of leading expert speakers from a range of influential organisations to speak at the conference, which will also bring together the world’s premier engineers and other stakeholders from the global construction and infrastructure sector. Leading global speakers will address the key issues the industry faces and offer their insights to an international audience. 

FIDIC’s flagship annual event will be one of the most important international gatherings for the industry held in 2023, with the conference expected to attract many hundreds of infrastructure, engineering and construction professionals from around the world to discuss and debate the key issues and drivers for the industry. 

Some of the key issues to be discussed at the conference are likely to include: 

  • Why there is no time to lose and why the world needs urgent infrastructure investment.
  • Making smarter investment decisions to make a difference.
  • Getting investment right - building more but building better, ethical infrastructure.
  • Persuading the politicians – getting our message across.
  • How do we keep a lid on costs when global inflation is rising?
  • Delivering social value that makes a difference. 
  • Clients and funders’ expectations of consultants in driving net zero in infrastructure. 
  • What does net zero infrastructure look like in road, rail, energy, buildings and telecommunications? 
  • How will climate change our design assumptions and approach to risk in design? 
  • How do we build resilience into existing infrastructure? 
  • Showcasing Singapore as sustainable country through their planning and delivery programme  
  • Focus on the Asia powerhouse.
  • Decarbonising the developing world – how can construction professional make it happen?
  • Sharing best practice on the road to net zero.
  • Delivering greener energy.
  • Going digital – how technology can help deliver smarter infrastructure at pace and economically.
  • Delivering the global SDGs – a progress report.
  • Building a diverse and inclusive industry – best practice and strategies that work.

FIDIC Official International Contract Users' Conference and Awards 

The Official FIDIC International Contract Users’ Conference and Awards takes place on 28-29 November 2023 at the Tower Hotel in London. Following a successful 2022 event, the 2023 conference once again promises to be a must-attend event for all those working with FIDIC contracts.

The conference will offer delegates an invaluable update on FIDIC’s contract suite as well as discussing the latest developments in the international contracts arena, highlighting key and emerging issues and giving attendees the opportunity to meet and network with key global stakeholders from across the FIDIC contracts ecosystem.

Attendees at the conference will get the lowdown on the latest state of play with FIDIC contracts that are being planned or under development and will also hear from leading contractual and legal experts on current and emerging issues in the fast-changing world of global construction contracts. The event will also include a dispute avoidance and adjudication forum, which takes place on 27 November 2023.

As part of the overall two-day event programme, the unveiling of the winners of the FIDIC Contract Users’ Awards 2023 will also take place at a special gala dinner event on 28 November 2023. The awards recognise excellence in the use of FIDIC contract forms for project delivery and showcase examples of good practice through collaboration from across the world. The awards gala dinner is a brilliant networking opportunity for attendees at the conference and the wider industry and not to be missed. 

If you currently use FIDIC contracts, are contemplating using them in the future or just want to find out more about why these market-leading contractual forms are so widely used and well regarded across the international construction industry, then make sure you book your place at the Official FIDIC International Contract Users’ Conference and Awards in London.

FIDIC’s 2023 webinar series

FIDIC has unveiled its 2023 webinar series, which include a series of must-attend events covering a wide range of topics of interest to global consulting engineering and construction professionals. The 2023 programme builds on the success of FIDIC’s previous webinar series in 2020, 2021 and 2022, which saw thousands of industry professionals from around the world attending its live webinar events. 

The webinars in the 2023 programme have been organised in conjunction with FIDIC’s standing committees, councils or panels of experts, while others are launch events for FIDIC’s State of the World report series. The 2023 webinar series is a mainstay of FIDIC’s stakeholder outreach and engagement activity. All events are free to register, and attendees benefit from top-level knowledgeable panellists speaking on some of the key issues facing the industry today.