This conference will build on the work programme of ECI during 2018, which has addressed the challenges faced across Europe in the engineering and construction sector, which is increasingly facing:
- Projects with sanctioned investment becoming unviable,
- Rising uncertainty about project outcomes related to cost, completion dates, start-up and plant performance and reliability,
- Frequent disputes and major cost and delay claims that challenge resolution without arbitration or litigation
- Difficult relationships between project teams and contractors.
Industry leaders have expressed deep dissatisfaction with current ways of working and are hungry for a different approach. ECI has been working with the Construction Industry Institute in the USA on such a new model, which embraces the opportunities afforded by digital technology to improve capital project outcomes. The conference will share thinking to date on this model as well as perspectives particularly from large owners, users and clients of the sector.
Confirmed speakers include Paul van Weert - Shell, Melanie Sachar - EDF, Frank von Willert - McKinsey & Company, Stephen Mulva - Construction Industry Institute Texas, John Fotherby - ECI Chair and Don Ward - ECI Chief Executive.
Attendees at the conference 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.