NEC Asia-Pacific Users’ Group Conference 2017 Product code: L07101-HK

 
Sep 29 th
 
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 NEC Asia-Pacific Users’ Group Conference 2017

NEC Asia-Pacific Users’ Group Conference 2017
£299.00 Platinum/Gold Users' Group Members £224.00
To register more delegates, or to be put on the waiting list, please call: +44(0)20 7665 2446 or email info@neccontract.com


Event Sponsors

  • CEMAR
  • BLP
  • DGA
  • Pinsent Masons
  • Kum Shing Group
  • Plus Three Consultants
  • Contract Communicator Sytems
About

NEC3 to NEC4: From Partnership to Collaboration

Our next NEC Asia Pacific Users' Group Conference 2017 will take place on 29 September 2017. 
 
    All delegates will receive a complementary copy of the NEC4 Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC) upon registration on the event's day.

After the successful launch of NEC4 in June in London, we're now bringing our biggest gathering of NEC users to Hong Kong.

NEC3 has been widely used for public sector construction projects in Hong Kong. Now, The Development Bureau, HKSAR Government, endorsed NEC4 and the progressive transition from NEC3 to NEC4 in public works projects in Hong Kong.

This event will provide valuable insight into the new NEC4 suite and will increase attendees' confidence in using the new contracts. 

Hon Chi-keung, Permanent Secretary for Development (Works) at Development Bureau of HK SAR and NEC Asia-Pacific Users’ Group Chairman is confirmed to speak at the event. 

NEC4 contracts' drafters and experts will cover in detail the new suite. During the afternoon session, you'll also get the chance to join practical NEC4 workshops.

Designed to promote discussion and engagement, our interactive panel sessions will enable you to get involved and share experiences of using the contracts. In addition, a series of workshops will allow attendees to improve their practical knowledge of the NEC Contracts.
 

Why attend?

  • Network with the NEC4 Contract Board and NEC4 drafters
  • Enrich your knowledge of the progress, challenges and developments for NEC with key speakers from across the industry and government agencies
  • Learn about the successful application of NEC across large-scale public and private projects across the world
  • Be clear on how the application of NEC to your projects will ensure smoother project management and greater collaboration between parties
  • Take part in the breakout sessions which provide practical learning from NEC experts
  • Get involved in the interactive panel session designed to promote discussion and allow users to share experiences with the contracts
  • Network and strengthen working relationships with delegates at the cocktail reception which concludes the event at the prestigious five star venue

Are you an NEC Users’ Group member?

Please note, due to anticipated demand levels, there will be limited free places at this year’s conference, including NEC Users’ Group Members complimentary seats.

Login into your MyNEC and attach your membership details to obtain your free space(s). If you forget to do so, the purchase will complete without your User Group benefits and we might be unable to rectify it.
For more information contact Cheryl Waterman NEC Users’ Group and Events Coordinator on Cheryl.Waterman@neccontract.com or +44 (0) 207 665 2445.
Agenda

NEC3 to NEC4: From Partnership to Collaboration

 
08:00 Registration and breakfast 
 
09:00 NEC Introduction
  Chris Gibson
Executive Director, Institution of Civil Engineers
 
09:05 Chairman Opening Address
  Hon Chi-keung
Permanent Secretary for Development (Works), Development Bureau, HKSAR Government
 
09:25 Keynote Address
  Dr David Hancock
Construction Director, Infrastructure and Projects Authority Cabinet Office
 
09:45 NEC4 from a legal perspective
  John Hughes-D'Aeth
NEC4 Contract Board member and Partner at Berwin Leighton Paisner
 
10:05 Major changes from NEC3 to NEC4
  Ian-Eaphy.jpg Ian Heaphy
NEC4 Contract Board
 
10:25 NEC4 Design, Build and Operate Contract (DBO): a solutions based contract
  Ian-Eaphy.jpg Art McInnis
Independent Legal Consultant
 
10:45 Speakers' panel session
 
11:00 Morning refreshment break and networking
 
11:30 Transitioning from NEC3 to NEC4
  Albert Cheng
Executive Director, Construction Industry Council, Hong Kong
 
11:50 Culture & Adoption of NEC: Changing Mindsets
  Stephen Mau
Attorney
 
12:10 NEC3 Case Study: Lam Tin - Tseung Kwan O Tunnel Project
  Mr. Wang Yanhua 
Director of China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC) - Build King JV
 
12:30 Speakers' panel session
 
12:45 Lunch and networking 
 
13:45 Workshops
  NEC4 ECC: Key changes affecting the management of the contract


Robert Gerrard
NEC4 drafter
Evolution of the service contracts


 
Ben Walker
NEC4 drafter
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Dispute Resolutions processes under NEC4
 

Ian Heaphy
NEC4 Contract Board
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NEC amendments and additional conditions on HK Government Forms
Update on NEC caselaw
Peter Clayton
Pinsent Masons
 


David Gibson
DGA Group
15:45 Afternoon refreshment break and networking
 
16:15 NEC Awards 2017 winner presentation
  ​NEC Client of the Year 2017
Development Bureau, Hong Kong SAR Government

Francis Leung 
Principal Assistant Secretary (Works) 4, Development Bureau, HKSAR Government
Contract Innovation Through Additional Clauses Award 2017
Happy Valley Underground Stormwater Storage Scheme
 
KAN Hon-shing 
Chief Engineer/Drainage Projects, Drainage Services Department (DSD)
    
16:45 Closing Address
  Robert Gerrard
NEC Users' Group Secretary
 
17:00 Cocktail Reception
Speakers
Hon Chi-Keung
NEC Asia-Pacific Uses’ Group Chair & Permanent Secretary for Development (Works), Development Bureau, HKSAR Government
Ir Hon Chi-keung has been appointed Permanent Secretary for Development (Works) since April 2015.
Ir Hon graduated from the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Hong Kong in 1980. He also obtained a master degree in Public Administration from the University in 1997. He is a fellow of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers and Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Ir Hon joined the Government as an Assistant Engineer in 1983. He was promoted to Chief Engineer in 1999, to Government Engineer in 2005 and to Principal Government Engineer in 2008. He was Project Manager of Hong Kong Island and Islands Development Office of the Civil Engineering and Development Department from 2008 to 2011. He has been Director of Civil Engineering and Development from January 2011 to April 2015 before his appointment as Permanent Secretary for Development (Works).
Dr David Hancock
Construction Director, Infrastructure and Projects Authority Cabinet Office
Dr David Hancock of the Infrastructure and Projects Authority, leads the Government Construction Team and chairs the Government Construction Board. He was recently appointed as the NEC UK Users’ Group Chair. Prior to that he was Head of Risk for Transport for London. 
Renowned internationally as a leading thinker and practitioner in the field of risk, he is the author of the bestselling book “Tame, Messy and Wicked Risk Leadership” in which he developed the concept of Risk Leadership. He has worked with the public, private and voluntary sectors and has been the Director of risk and assurance for two London Mayors and Board Director of Halcrow (now CH2M) responsible for setting up their consultancy group. He was Head of Risk for the Terminal 5 Project at Heathrow and champions the case for rethinking project management as a social interaction rather than delivery solely through the application of process and policy. 
He is a high-risk project reviewer and sits on the boards for Buckingham Palace refurbishment and the British Antarctic Survey. He has a Degree and PhD in engineering alongside an MBA. A Chartered Engineer, Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Personnel and Development and Fellow of the Association of Project Management.
Wang Yanhua
Director of China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC)  - Build King JV
Mr. Wang joined China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC) in 1992. He is now the Director and Deputy General Manager of CRBC Hong Kong office and oversees all projects in Hong Kong area. 
Mr. Wang has 25 years local and international experience in construction, contract administration and project management of various civil and infrastructure projects. In Hong Kong, he is a hands-on Project Director for a number of mega size projects including Liantang/Heung Yuen Wai Boundary Control Point Site Formation and Infrastructure Works-Contract 6 (Contract Sum HK$6.518 billion) and Tuen Mun-Chek Lap Kok Link, Northern Connection Toll Plaza and Associated Works (Contract Sum: HK$3.146 billion), the Deep Cement Mixing Work (Package 4) of Three Runway System Project of HKIA (Contract Sum HK$ 2.0 billion), Tseung Kwan O-Lam Tin Tunnel- Road P2 and Associated Works (HK$1.8 billion) etc.
In the NEC experience perspective, Mr. Wang successfully led CRBC in satisfactorily completing the “Improvement of Fresh Water Supply to Cheung Chau” WSD’s project which is an option C contract. Another NEC option C contract (Tseung Kwan O-Lam Tin Tunnel- Road P2) which he is leading is recently awarded “Highly Commended NEC Contractor of the Year 2017”. 
John Hughes-D'Aeth
NEC4 Contract Board and Partner at Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP
John is a senior partner in the non‐contentious team within the market leading Engineering, Construction and Procurement group at City of London law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP. He has over 30 years' experience of advising developers, funders, utilities and public bodies on procurement strategy and the drafting and negotiation of construction documentation for major building and infrastructure projects, both in the UK and overseas, with a particular focus on NEC contracts.
Clients with whom he has worked on NEC‐based procurements include Highways England, National Grid, Thames Water, Airport Authority (Hong Kong) and the Olympic Delivery Authority.
John is recognised in the Chambers UK and Legal 500 legal directories as a leader in his field. He is a member of the consultation board of Practical Law Construction, for whom he blogs regularly on construction‐related topics and has also authored various practice notes on NEC3. He is the Deputy Chairman of the City of London Law Society’s Construction Law Practice Committee and is a regular conference speaker.
Ian Heaphy
NEC4 Contract Board and Director at IN Construction Consulting
Ian has over 20 years of experience in the construction industry, including aviation, oil & gas, rail, water, highways and building. He has worked with clients across the UK, Middle East, Far East and North America including government bodies, private employers and international contractors. He specialises in the development and implementation of innovative procurement strategies with particular expertise around incentivisation, partnering, alliancing and target cost / cost reimbursable contracts for major projects and programmes of work.
Ian is a member of the NEC4 Contract Board has been directly involved in drafting and shaping the next generation of NEC contracts.
Ian regularly facilitates workshops and delivers training in contract forms and procurement & contract strategies. He also frequently speaks at industry events and has had numerous articles published in construction journals. In addition to his NEC and procurement work Ian also acts as adjudicator, dispute resolver and quantum Expert Witness.
Dr Arthur McInnis
Independent legal consultant
Arthur is an adjudicator, independent legal consultant, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and General Editor of Emden’s Construction Law Hong Kong, 2 vols. looseleaf, Lexisnexis, Singapore.  He is an Adjunct Professor at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Senior Fellow at the University of Melbourne and a Visiting Fellow at the Asian Institute of International and Financial Law at the University of Hong Kong.  Arthur has an international reputation in the field of construction law and projects which is tied to his many years of teaching in Hong Kong at both the University of Hong Kong and the Chinese University of Hong as well as practice with Baker and McKenzie, Denton Wilde Sapte and Clifford Chance. Arthur was the Honorary Legal Advisor to the Joint Contracts Committee, the body which published the new Standard Form of Building Contract (Private) for Hong Kong in 2005; a Chairman for 10 years of the Appeal Tribunal Buildings (Hong Kong); and a founding member of the Society of Construction Law Hong Kong. 
Kan Hon-shing
Chief Engineer/Drainage Projects, Drainage Services Department (DSD)
Ir Kan is a qualified civil engineer with 25 years of professional experience.   Joined the Government in 1990, he has participated in the planning, design and construction of various sewerage and drainage projects, including the Ho Chung River improvement works, Lai Chi Kok Drainage Tunnel, and the relocation of Shatin Sewage Treatment Works to caverns.  
Ir Kan is currently Chief Engineer/Drainage Projects of the Drainage Services Department (DSD) overseeing the delivery of drainage and river revitalization projects.  Among these is the Happy Valley Underground Stormwater Storage Scheme (HVUSSS) which adopts the NEC3 ECC Option C form of contract.
Albert Cheng
Executive Director, Construction Industry Council, Hong Kong
Ir Albert CHENG is currently the Executive Director of the Construction Industry Council (CIC), Hong Kong. He is a seasoned construction professional with over 30 years’ experience in the planning, design, management and implementation of mega public works projects. Prior to joining the Construction Industry Council, Ir CHENG was the Head of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Hong Kong Project Management Office of the Highways Department and the Head of the New Territories East Development Office of the Civil Engineering and Development Department. Ir CHENG is a Fellow Member of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers and currently the President of the Hong Kong Institution of Highways and Transportation.
Ben Walker
NEC4 drafter and CEO at CEMAR
Ben has 16 years’ experience working within the construction industry on a variety of construction and maintenance contracts. In 2005 Ben founded the cloud-based CEMAR system, currently administering over £50 billion of the UK’s strategic infrastructure programmes.
Ben is an NEC4 drafter and consultant. He has lectured extensively on NEC since 2008 as a tutor for Thomas Telford Limited. Since 2012 Ben has worked as an examiner for the ICE Law and Contracts Management Examinations.  Ben has a degree in civil engineering and is an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Robert Gerrard
NEC Users' Group Secretary & NEC4 drafter
Robert specialises in NEC contracts, both setting these up and successfully managing them. He has over 30 years’ experience in contract management and carries out training around the world. Robert is also an Accredited Mediator.
He is an Examiner for the ICE Certificate in Law and Contract Management (CLCM) and has also held the position of NEC Users’ Group Secretary from 2006 to date. 
His publications include NEC2 and NEC3 Compared, 2005, joint author in NEC3 Practical Solutions, was an NEC4 Contract Drafter and part of the NEC3 contracts working group.
Robert can be contacted on robert.gerrard@neccontract.com or on +44(0)20 7664 2446.
Francis Leung
Principal Assistant Secretary (Works) 4, Development Bureau, HKSAR Government
Francis is a quantity surveyor by profession. He has extensive experience in procurement, costing and contractual aspects of construction. He is currently Principal Assistant Secretary (Works) of the Development Bureau, responsible for policy formulation and implementation on construction procurement, contractual issues, professional services and liaison with the industry in HKSAR and the Mainland. Before joining the HKSAR Government, he worked with the Mass Transit Railway and John Lok and Partners Ltd.
Francis graduated from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and received an MSc Degree (Distinction) from the University of Warwick, UK.
David Gibson
CEO, DGA (UK)
David founded DGA in 1993 to provide contractual, commercial and programming support services to Clients in the construction industry. DGA now employs over 100 consultants worldwide.
David’s principal background is heavy civil engineering having worked on major road, tunnelling and rail projects both in the UK and internationally. He has substantial experience of adjudication, litigation and arbitration acting as adviser in preparing the claims on major infrastructure projects valued up to £1 billion.
In March 2013 David relocated from London to open and manage the Hong Kong Branch Office. He has been providing claims management, commercial and programming services to clients in Asia.
Peter Clayton
Partner, Pinsent Masons
Peter is a partner in Pinsent Masons' Construction team. He lives and works in Hong Kong. He has extensive experience of advising and representing clients on NEC contracts both in Hong Kong and in the UK including advising the Hong Kong Government on preparation of contract documents for two pilot NEC PSC projects.
Peter's transactional and dispute resolution experience extends well beyond the NEC form. He has extensive experience of traditional dispute resolution procedures such as arbitration and mediation on traditional contracts but has also advised the Hong Kong Government on the planned introduction of security of payment legislation which will introduce improved payment practices and provide a right for disputes to be resolved by adjudication.
Stephen Mau
Attorney
Stephen D. Mau is a licenced American attorney who is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a HKMAAL Accredited Mediator (General). He has worked in Hong Kong for the past 25 years, mainly in the dispute resolution field.
After serving as Head of the Construction Engineering Practice Group in a 125 lawyer local firm, he retired and started a new career as a full time academic at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University’s Department of Building & Real Estate where he teaches primarily in the MSc in Construction Law and Dispute Resolution. 
He has published several journal articles on arbitration in Hong Kong and has published several books on Hong Kong law.  He has been conferred with both the department’s [in 2014] and the Faculty’s [in 2016] award for teaching excellence.
Event Sponsors
Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP)
Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) is an award-winning, international law firm providing transactional and operational support to our clients, whether they are operating locally or investing in projects from abroad. We have years of experience in Hong Kong and South East Asia with particular strengths in real estate, construction, infrastructure, energy and natural resources and transportation.
Find out more
   
CEMAR
An off-the-shelf cloud-based contract management solution, built by industry practitioners with extensive NEC drafting, training and consultancy experience.
CEMAR is effective and compliant - used on £50 billion of contracts, from small projects to strategic infrastructure programmes.
CEMAR provides leading business intelligence, governance, analytics and security, is quick to deploy and simple to use.
Find out more
   
Contract Communicator Systems
Contract Communicator Sytems is a technology company focused on the continuous development and implementation of C-COM – the web-based intelligent communication platform for NEC contracts. C-COM reduces the complexity and cost of administering NEC contracts and facilitates effective risk management to reduce project delivery cost.
www.contractcommunicator.com
   
DGA
DGA has been providing services of the highest standard for 25 years, during which time its operations have expanded significantly, allowing DGA to offer its services to clients across the globe from its network of strategically-located international offices.
Our services include: Commercial Management, Claims & Disputes, Planning & Scheduling, Risk Management, Training, Expert Services.
By developing close relationships with its customers, and taking time to understand their aspirations and the problems they face in achieving their goals, DGA is able to identify appropriate and cost-effective strategies for the resolution of issues impacting its clients' businesses.
www.dga-group.com
   
Kum Shing Group
Founded in 1963, Kum Shing has a track record of delivering the best solutions through collaboration with our clients and partners in power, transportation and utilities sectors. Providing competitive and reliable services in civil, building, electrical and mechanical disciplines and beyond, we are one of the first business groups in Hong Kong to engage in NEC projects with government and utility clients in both new construction as well as term maintenance works.
     
Pinsent Masons
With over thirty years’ experience advising the infrastructure sector in Asia, Pinsent Masons has dedicated Hong Kong based NEC experts with experience of NEC gained in both Hong Kong and the UK.  We are also able to draw on the collective NEC experience of our UK and international practices including teams of lawyers who have advised procurers and contractors on some of the UK’s largest NEC procured infrastructure projects and the London 2012 Olympics.
   
Plus Three Consultants
Plus Three Consultants, from offices in Malaysia and Hong Kong, provide commercial and contractual services across Asia Pacific and elsewhere. Acting for Project Owners, Contractors and Sub-Contractors in Building, Infrastructure and Engineering we provide Project Management; Commercial & Contract Management (Pre & Post Contract); Planning; Procurement; Final Account & Claims; Arbitration / Litigation / Adjudication / Mediation / CIPAA services. We are also the Asia Pacific Agents for C-COM, the intelligent communication platform for NEC Contracts.
www.plus3.com.my
   

Knowledge Sponsor

Emden’s Construction Law Hong Kong

LexisNexis brings you Emden’s Construction Law Hong Kong; a fully localised version of the current English work by Crown Office Chambers dating to 1882, edited by Dr Arthur McInnis, containing 27 chapters of detailed guidance, and unparalleled in its local insight.

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Sponsorship
Sponsoring the NEC Asia Pacific Users’ Group Conference 2017 will place your brand at the forefront of the NEC events calendar.

As our biggest event in Hong Kong, the Conference is an ideal opportunity for those wishing to reach a wide range of clients in the NEC community.

Contact the NEC team to guarantee your space!
 

7 REASONS TO SPONSOR:

1. Grow your business and generate new leads
2. Increase your brand awareness and get in front of your target market
3. Reengage with key customers, meet new ones and gain a valuable insight into their requirements
4. Align your brand with the suite of contracts endorsed by the Hong Kong Development Bureau
5. Stand out from your competitors and gain a competitive edge
6. Benefit from the networking and discover new industry trends through discussion opportunities
7. Be a part of the biggest NEC contracts event in Hong Kong









 

Sponsorship opportunities:

 
Exhibition stand
HKD 25,000 | GBP 2,500
Lunch & breakout sessions sponsor
HKD 30,000 | GBP 3,000
  • 3 x 2m exhibition space including table, 2 chairs and basic power supply
  • 2 Delegate passes
  • Additional delegate passes at a discount of 25%
  • Company profile on official Conference page, including logo, text (up to 50 words) and hyperlinked URL
  • Inclusion in NEC marketing and PR channels as appropriate: website, e-campaign and social media
  • Branding throughout the breakout sessions
  • Opportunity to display collateral during break sessions      Opportunity to display pop-up banners (up to 2) during the break sessions
  • 3 x 2m exhibition space including table, 2 chairs and basic power supply
  • 2 Delegate passes
  • Additional delegate passes at a discount of 25%
  • Company profile on official Conference page, including logo, text (up to 50 words) and hyperlinked URL
  • Inclusion in NEC marketing and PR channels as appropriate: website, e-campaign and social media
Drinks reception sponsor
HKD 27,500 | GBP 2,750
Registration desk sponsor
HKD 20,000 | GBP 2,000
  • Branding throughout the drinks reception
  • Opportunity to display collateral during drinks reception
  • 3 x 2m exhibition space including table, 2 chairs and basic power supply
  • Opportunity to display pop-up banners (up to 2) during the break sessions
  • 2 Delegate passes
  • Additional delegate passes at a discount of 25%
  • Company profile on official Conference page, including logo, text (up to 50 words) and hyperlinked URL
  • Inclusion in NEC marketing and PR channels as appropriate: website, e-campaign and social media
  • Branding on registration desk on the conference day
  • Opportunity to display flyers on registration desk
  • Opportunity to display pop-up banners (up to 2) during registration
  • 2 Delegate passes
  • Additional delegate passes at a discount of 25%
  • Company profile on official Conference page, including logo, text (up to 50 words) and hyperlinked URL
  • Inclusion in NEC marketing and PR channels as appropriate: website, e-campaign and social media
Workshop session sponsor
HKD 25,000 | GBP 2,500
 
  • Officially sponsor one workshop session
  • Company’s logo on agenda next to the workshop session
  • Possibility to display literature on seats during workshop
  • 5 minutes slot at the beginning of the workshop OR opportunity to display a 5 min video
  • 2 Delegate passes
  • Additional delegate passes at a discount of 25%
  • Company profile on official Conference page, including logo, text (up to 50 words) and hyperlinked URL
  • Inclusion in NEC marketing and PR channels as appropriate: website, e-campaign and social media
 


Contact us:
e: Cheryl.Waterman@neccontract.com
t: +44 (0)20 7665 2445

Venue

Cordis Hotel, Hong Kong
555 Shanghai Street
Mongkok, Kowloon, Hong Kong

 
 

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