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March 2020
Crowne Plaza Hotel de México,
Mexico City, Mexico

FIDIC LATIN AMERICA CONTRACT USERS' CONFERENCE

Official FIDIC conference: 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...

La conferencia se llevará a cabo en idioma inglés; sin embargo, habrá interpretación simultánea al español - los asistentes recibirán un certificado de asistencia homologado por FIDIC (The conference will be held in English with simultaneous translation into Spanish available - attendees will receive a certificate of attendance approved by FIDIC)

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

Contract Management Provisions in FIDIC Contracts

FIDIC has taken a long journey in updating the 1999 Suite of Contracts, and the new books have became much more detailed in contents and in certain procedures. This session introduces some of the various more comprehensive contract management procedures in these documents, and seeks to answer whether all these efforts were worth it. Have the the books became easier to apply and more user-friendly?

Case Studies of FIDIC Application Delivered by Latin America 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 Latin America. 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!

Looking at the Relationship Between FIDIC and the MDBs

The FIDIC Pink Book has been included in the IFI Standard Bidding Documents for almost 15 years. During this time, much has evolved in procurement and project delivery. The World Bank, along with other IFIs, has undergone extensive procurement reforms aimed at better achieving value for money. Hear about key features in the revised Effective Development strategy and about how the signing by The Caribbean Development Bank of a five-year agreement to use FIDIC standard contracts will affect FIDIC works in the region

Comparison Between FIDIC and Other Contracts Used in LatAm

Delegates will get an in-depth understanding of the main clauses of some of the most important FIDIC forms in the FIDIC Suite of Contracts, and how these compare with major clauses in the most common contracts presently used in Latin America. Our panel of experts will also offer practical advice on how to adopt FIDIC Contracts with a view to optimizing contract administration, as well as a step by step guide on adopting FIDIC Contracts for those new to 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.

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. They'll be discussing critical areas of contract administration including optimization opportunities and common pitfalls to avoid, as well as the latest trends in dispute management and avoidance.

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