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Main Conference: 5 & 6 November 2019
Workshops: 4 & 7 November 2019

Avani Resort,
Livingstone, Zambia


This official FIDIC conference is the largest event for FIDIC contract users in Africa. Don’t miss the authorised guide to successfully using the FIDIC suite of contracts, managing major projects and resolving disputes in the region.

Exclusive for this year! Full explanation of the main changes to the FIDIC Suite of Contracts included in the NEW 2017 Edition - Learn directly from the FIDIC Contracts Committee and the FIDIC Updates Task Groups

Thank you to all those who attended in 2018!

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The FIDIC Suite of Contracts has now been updated by the Contracts Committee. Members of the FIDIC Contracts Committee will meet you at the event to explain the main changes to the 1999 Suite and why the changes introduced in the 2017 edition were deemed to be an improvement that will benefit the global FIDIC users' community. This is a defining moment for the global construction industry involved with FIDIC and we invite you to join us to discover more about this exciting relaunch of FIDIC’s iconic suite of contracts!

Just some of the unmissable sessions at this essential FIDIC event in 2018 included:

New FIDIC Suite of Contracts 2017 Explained by the Authors

Gain an in-depth understanding of the newly launched FIDIC Suite of Contracts 2017, by learning directly from key members of the FIDIC Contracts Committee responsible for drafting the new editions, and getting a free copy of the Red Book 2017 (with every registration). This will be the first opportunity for users in Africa to truly understand how these changes might impact current projects.

New Case Studies of FIDIC Application Delivered by 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 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.

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, and latest trends in dispute management.

FIDIC's New Guidance on Safely Altering Particular Conditions

This session will offer an exclusive insight into the new FIDIC philosophy and official guidance on safely modifying FIDIC Conditions of Contract by maintaining the integrity of some of the "core" or Golden FIDIC Clauses in order to minimise disputes. The presenter will be drawn from the newly formed Task Group 15 on Golden Clauses whose remit it is to determine the limits of acceptable modification of clauses. Case studies on critical Do's and Dont's will be provided in the content of this session.

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.

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