Rethinking how capital programmes are delivered

  • How can capital programmes become more affordable?
  • What needs to change for these to be more investable & bankable?
  • How can capital be utilised more effectively?
  • What needs to happen to increase shareholder value significantly?
  • How can industry attract the talent required to deliver capital programmes?

It is my pleasure to invite you to join an exclusive group of industry leaders to address these and other questions in rethinking how capital programs need to be delivered. This is not just another conference. It is a forum for industry and by industry to identify strategies to move forward, improve the bankability of projects, re-appraise capital utilisation and increase shareholder value.

This Forum is jointly sponsored by the Construction Industry Institute (CII) and the European Construction Institute (ECI). It is being hosted by Fluor in their offices close to Amsterdam. The forum is free of charge to ECI and CII members and their invited guests.

Forum members will include facility sponsors, owners and operators, architects, engineering firms and contractors, manufacturers and suppliers and engineering and construction support providers as well as other related services including digital/IT, legal, finance and accounting. This is a great opportunity to be part of a movement that re-shapes our industry over the coming years as well as expanding your network and providing immediately some innovative ideas to take away that you can apply in your own organisation.

The event draws on parallel thinking by the ECI and CII. It draws upon CII “Industry 2.0”. We are delighted to welcome CII’s director Stephen Mulva to join us at the event, you can find an here overview which will form our starting point at the forum.



09:30     Registration

10:00     Welcome and introductions. John Fotherby, Chair ECI

               Setting the context. Ashley Rees, Vice President & General Manager, Fluor

Introducing “Industry 2.0Stephen Mulva, Director, Construction Industry Institute

11:30     Break

12:00     Breakout session 1 (Differentiation): The opportunities

  • In what ways might business value be generated through capital programs?
  • How could capital projects better align with the business mission? 
  • How could capital projects help grow our businesses, improve our bottom lines, and generate value to the business? 
  • What opportunities are we missing now that we could access if capital programs and business goals were aligned? What value would such opportunities bring?  

Introduced by Don Ward, chief executive, ECI, followed by table discussions (separated by supply chain positions), plenary feedback and summary observations

13:00     Lunch

14:00     Breakout session 2 (Collaboration): How do we make a difference?

  • What would a new capital program delivery model look like?
  • What’s missing or needed that if we put it in, it would make a difference? 
  • What kinds of resources, people, processes are needed?
  • What kind of difference would such an alignment make?

Table discussions (mixed tables to facilitate consensus)

15:00     Break

15:30     Plenary: Feedback, then developing a work programme for 2018 and beyond

16:30     Words into action - next steps for ECI and participants. John Fotherby, Chair ECI

17:00     Close 

February 21st, 2018 9:30 AM   through   5:00 PM
Flour Amsterdam Offices