FIDIC Newsletter June/July 2013

The latest FIDIC News offers a new format highlighting for readers’ convenience the various business issues being dealt with by FIDIC for members, clients, and companies. This edition confirms the continued growth in demand for services, and new opportunities for consulting engineering firms.
FIDIC Newsletter July2013


Global Representation

World Bank and IDB Visits
In conjunction with the annual ACEC convention in Washington in April, a strong FIDIC delegation was able to hold key discussions with the World Bank and Inter-American Development Bank.
Sustainable Infrastructure Feature of Africa Conference
Some 300 delegates from 15 countries attended the successful GAMA/FIDIC African conference.
Libya Reconstruction supported by FIDIC
On April 24th the 2nd FIDIC/Libya Business Day took place, grouping private and public sector interests in the reconstruction of the country.   
Baltic/Scandinavian Collaboration Strong
Riga, Estonia hosted this year’s successful regional conference in late May.
News from the Executive
At its Ottawa meeting in May 2013, the FIDIC Executive Committee agreed on key items.
FEPAC Meetings in Portugal
FIDIC’s President-Elect attended the FEPAC Executive Committee and General Assembly meetings in Lisbon on 5-6 April 2013.
EFCA/FIDIC Collaboration Enhanced
At its May general assembly meeting EFCA outlined a proposed upgrade to the collaborative arrangement between the two federations.  

Best Practice, Contracts and Publications

Centenary Limited Edition: The Contract Collection + Collector Box
All 3 famous FIDIC Conditions of Contracts, grouped with the Contract Guide for the first time in a collector box for the FIDIC centenary 1913-2013.
Survey highlights significance of Consulting Industry
Prepared for FIDIC and EFCA, with an initial focus on 27 European Union countries, this first ever comprehensive survey on knowledge based services.
FIDIC sustainability Pack 2013
A new FIDIC Sustainability Pack, comprising three complementary publications, is to be published for the FIDIC Centenary Conference in September 2013 .  
Translation of Forms of Contract
The extensive use of FIDIC contracts as a reference in local economies is supported by the on-going development of new translations.
Launch of Model Representative Agreement 1st Edition (2013)
The terms of the new Model Representative Agreement are intended for Consultants wishing to enter into a contract with a representative or agent for the provision of specialist services. 

Training & Capacity Building

FIDIC Regional Users Conference, Malaysia
More than 140 attendees and speakers assisted the 5th FIDIC Asia-Pacific Users Conference in Kuala Lumpur on 11-12 June 2013.  
FIDIC America’s Users Conference, 22-23 October 2013 Washington DC
The essential FIDIC event for the regional industry to better use the FIDIC suite of contracts in an international context with special participation of several MDB based in Washington.
Russia set to expand FIDIC interests
As a follow up to last year’s successful visit to Russia, FIDIC is now planning a Business day in Moscow in October. 
Success for FIDIC / ICC conference in Paris
While most of the discussion was concerned with either arbitration or adjudication mediation made an appearance at a number of points.  
Expansion of FIDIC training continues
Latest update on all FIDIC online and regional training initiatives.
Training develops in Africa
The FIDIC-Africa Regional Office is coordinating events taking place in Tanzania, Mauritius, Rwanda, Gambia and Senegal.
FIDIC Webinar Survey – Exploring YP Needs
Support is being provided for Young Professionals to assess and determine priorities for them as future leaders in the industry.
Regional YP Forums
Launch of sub groups in Asia and Africa.
Trainer Assessment
No trainers’ assessment will take place during 2013. Instead, FIDIC is designing a Train-the-Trainer programme.

Centenary Conference

Strong interest in FIDIC Centenary Conference in Barcelona, Spain
Confirmed speakers are represented from a cross section of industries. A unique feature of the new-look conference will be the FIDIC Business Day, to pursue specific business interests related to the consulting industry and investment in infrastructure.
FIDIC Centenary Awards Update
Over 100 projects assessed from the last century, with the results to be announced at the gala dinner in Barcelona on 17th September.

FIDIC Centenary Conference – Barcelona 2013 (15-18 September)

FIDIC Centenary Conference Barcelona 2013 (15-18 September)

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FIDIC Matrix DBO and EPC Contracts Course, Dubai, 24-26 September 2013

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FIDIC Nestor Subcontract Module, Copenhagen, 8-9 October 2013

FIDIC Nestor Subcontract Module, Copenhagen, 8-9 October 2013

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FIDIC Contract, Module 1, Rwanda, 15-16 October 2013

FIDIC Contract, Module 1, Rwanda, 15-16 October 2013

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FIDIC ECV Module 1 Contract course, Brussels, 21-22 October 2013

FIDIC ECV Module 1 Contract course, Brussels, 21-22 October 2013

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