NEC3: NEC Asia Pacific Users' Group Conference 2014 Product code: L07101-UK

Oct 10 th

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Event Sponsors

  • Kum Shing Group
  • Chun Wo Development Holdings Limited
  • TKR Consultancy
  • Pinsent Masons
  • Gammon Construction Limited
  • Plus Three Consultants

Following the success of our 2013 event, which included high profle speakers such as CS Wai of the Development Bureau, Tsui Wai of the Drainage Services Department and Andrew Chan of CLP Power Hong Kong, we are pleased to confirm that our 2014 conference will be held on 10 October at the 5 Star Langham Place Hotel, Mongkok.

Benefits of attending:

  • Enrich your knowledge of the progress, challenges and developments for NEC3 in Hong Kong with key speakers and panels from across industry and government
  • Learn about the successful application of NEC3 across large-scale $multi-million public and private projects in the region
  • Network with Users’ Group members from across industry, including the Development Bureau, Turner & Townsend, MTR, EC Harris and CLP Power
  • Share experiences with other NEC3 users in our interactive workshops on managing communications, compensation events, target cost contracts and responsibilities under the contract
  • Be clear on how the application of NEC3 to your projects will ensure smoother project management and greater collaboration between parties
  • Benefit from real time NEC support and consultancy during scheduled networking breaks 
  • Explore new supplier and vendor opportunities with our exhibitors, at a fully catered luxury venue
  • Continue the day’s discussion with a networking drinks reception at our prestigious 5 star venue

Who should attend

Those involved in programmes with NEC contracts, including:

  • Project Managers
  • Planners
  • Contract Managers
  • Quantity Surveyors
  • Clients
  • Consultants
  • Contractors and their supply chain

8:00-8:45 Registration

09:00 – 09:15 TC Chew, Chairman, NEC Asia Pacific Users' Group and Project Director, MTR Corporation

Opening Address

09:15 – 09:40 C.K. Hon, Director of Civil Engineering and Development Department

Keynote presentation - Striving for Efficiency and Cost-Effectiveness with NEC

  • Why NEC contract
  • Overview of active NEC contracts and consultancy in CEDD
  • Challenges in delivering NEC projects
  • Questions from the audience

09:40 – 10:00 Vincent Connor, Co-opted Member, Construction Industry Task Force

NEC and CIC: Working together

  • NEC and CIC working together to promote collaborative partnerships in industry
  • Delivering accredited training programmes and events in Hong Kong
  • Supporting usage of NEC contracts in the workplace
  • Questions from the audience

10:05 – 10:40 Rex Wong, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, Kum Shing Group

Delivering Hong Kong’s construction with NEC

  • Engaging with NEC projects from a Contractor's perspective
  • Working in construction and term maintenance works
  • Fostering a collaborative relationship between Contractor and Client
  • Questions from the audience

10:40 – 11: 15 Morning coffee, exhibition and networking

11: 15 – 11:45 Peter Clayton, Partner, Pinsent Masons

NEC: Contracting for collaboration – the new legal landscape

  • Assessing impact of NEC in region
  • How collaborative contracts share risks and reduce dispute
  • Best practice for using NEC across works, services and supply
  • Questions from the audience

11:45 – 12:15 Ronnie Thomson, Regional Director, URS

Working with the Professional Services Contract

  • Brief overview of PSC and background (generally and HK)
  • Comparison of PSC with currently used forms of consultancy agreements in HK
  • Key contractual issues
  • Questions from the audience

12:15 – 12: 45 Ir WH Luk and Dr Ir Ricky Li, Drainage Services Department

Subcontracting in NEC3 Target Cost Contract of Hong Kong Government

  • Advantages and concerns of NEC subcontracting
  • Need for Project Management involvement in Subcontracting
  • Evolvement of Subcontracting requirements
  • Questions from the audience

12:45 – 13:45: Lunch

13:45 – 15:45 Workshops

  • A choice of four interactive workshop sessions, with groups of no more than 50

Claiming and assessing compensation events:
Key legal and practical issues

Peter Clayton
Mohammed Talib

Pinsent Masons

Managing Communications

Tim Knee-Robinson
Director, TKR Consultancy Ltd

Setting and managing target cost contracts

Ian Heaphy
Director, Turner and Townsend

Responsibilities under the Contract:
Including the Project Manager

David Gibson











15:45 – 16:15 Afternoon coffee, exhibtion and networking

16:15 – 17:00 Expert Panel Session, moderated by Pinsent Masons

Risk Management throughout the Supply Chain

Panel members:

  • Contractor - Ken Ko, Chun Wo Construction
  • Insurer –  Adrian King, Aon
  • Client –  Mr. W H Luk, Drainage Services Department
  • Consultant – Ivan Cheung,  NEC Asia-Pacific Users’ Group secretary


Closing Address


17:15 – 18:45 – Cocktail Reception


Langham Place Hotel
555 Shanghai Street, Mongkok, Kowloon, Hong Kong
t +852 3552 3388

Langham Place Hotel,Hong Kong, NEC event venue

Langham Place Hotel,Hong Kong, NEC event venue

Langham Place Hotel,Hong Kong, NEC event venue


Pinsent Masons

Platinum Sponsor

With over thirty years’ experience in Asia, Pinsent Masons has dedicated Hong Kong based NEC experts with experience of NEC, gained in both the UK and Hong Kong. We have the additional advantage of being able to draw on the collective NEC experienceof our UK and international practices. We provide our clients with a complete service, enabling them to use the NEC forms with confidence, making the contracts work for them and avoiding potential pitfalls.

Chun Wo Development Holdings Limited

Chun Wo has focussed on the development of the construction business for over 45 years. It has become a renowned construction and development conglomerate in Hong Kong, with the capability to undertake large-scale and wide-ranging construction projects in both the public and private sectors. Chun Wo Development spans civil engineering, building, foundations construction, and electrical & mechanical installation.


Kum Shing Group


Through providing a full range of quality engineering services, Kum Shing has a track record of delivering the most appropriate, timely and beneficial solutions to its clients in the power, utilities and transportation sectors. Today, Kum Shing is one of the first business groups in Hong Kong to successfully engage in NEC projects with government and utility clients in both new construction as well as term maintenance works.



Silver sponsor

Consultancy Ltd specialise in providing NEC contract advice and training, project and cost management services. Tim Knee-Robinson has successfully delivered over 30 NEC projects and advised on numerous others in the UK and Hong Kong. This includes being the NEC Advisor on the Fuk Man Road nullah project, DSD’s pilot project and providing NEC advice and training to ASD, HYD, DSD and CLP Power Hong Kong Ltd.


Gammon Construction LimitedGammon

Lunch sponsor

Headquartered in Hong Kong, Gammon has a reputation for delivering high quality projects throughout China and Southeast Asia, as well as offering innovative solutions and services to our customers.  We are fully committed to building for a better quality of life and living environment in a safe and sustainable manner.

Plus Three Consultants




Plus Three Consultants is specialized in all aspects of contractual / commercial management and dispute resolution with offices in Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur. Plus Three Consultants is the sole agent in the Asia-Pacific for C-Com, a web based Contract Administration tool to manage NEC/FIDIC/HK contracts developed by Contract Communicator.

Sponsor opportunities

Why sponsor or exhibit?

The NEC Asia Pacific Users' Group Conference attracts up to 200 senior decision makers drawn from client, consultant, contractor , designer and surveyor organisations. This is the perfect opportunity to showcase your products and solutions to key buyers in attendance at this popular event.

Sponsoring or exhibiting at the seminar will allow your organisation to:

  • Generate new leads
  • Position your brand as a key player and solutions provider
  • Enhance your brand reputation through association with NEC and the authority and excellence it represents
  • A limited number of sponsorship and exhibition packages are available.

Download the information pack to find out more about the sponsorship opportunities:

Asia Pacific User's Group Conference 2014 Media Pack

For more information and a personalised sponsorship proposal, please contact Cheryl Waterman on the details below:

Email Cheryl Waterman | Phone +44 (0)20 7665 2445


Ian Heaphy



Ian Heaphy is a Procurement Director at Turner & Townsend and specialises in the development and implementation of innovative procurement strategies with particular expertise around EPC, partnering / alliance agreements and target cost / cost reimbursable contracts for major programmes of work. Ian has over 18 years’ experience across the industry, including water, LNG, oil & gas, petro-chemical, aviation, rail, highways, building and IT equipment installation and software development.
He has been involved with the NEC for over 15 years and has supported government departments, major clients and international contractors deliver the benefits of the NEC forms of contract and target cost / cost reimbursable procurement strategies and has provided expert advice and acted as an independent expert on NEC matters. In particular Ian has provided training and support to users in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Hong Kong and produced the NEC elearning module, International Application of NEC3 and Comparison to FIDIC and NEC3 as an EPC Contract.
Ian has produced numerous papers and articles on the NEC and delivered seminars and training to groups such as RICS, CIOB, Society of Construction Law, the and the NEC Users' Group. He is also a member of the RICS’s NEC Sub-Group
In addition to his NEC and procurement work Ian also acts as quantum Expert Witness.

Ivan Cheung

Ivan Cheung

Director, Driver Trett (Hong Kong) Limited; NEC Asia Pacific Users' Group Secretary

HKIAC & HKMAAL Accredited Mediator
HKIAC List of Arbitrators, HKIS-HKIA Joint Panel of Arbitrators
HKIAC Panel of Adjudicators
ASD/HKHA Panel of Dispute Resolution Advisors
Ivan is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor with 22 years’ experience. He leads a specialist team based in Hong Kong to provide strategic procurement and contract advice, dispute management services and NEC consultancy services. Since 2006, he shared cross border experience from the UK and has been involved in over 25 NEC contracts for Government Works Departments, CLP, HKJC and private organisations in Hong Kong. He has given numerous well-received public seminars and in-house training workshops on NEC to employer organisations, contractors, consultant firms and professional institutions. Being an active NEC specialist and Users' Group member, he has been appointed by the CIC as a committee member of its NEC Task Force and has been appointed by the NEC to be the Secretary of Asia Pacific Users' Group from July 2012.
Ivan also practises as Arbitrator, Adjudicator, Mediator, Dispute Resolution Advisor and Expert Witness to facilitate resolution of construction and engineering disputes. He is a practicing member of the Academy of Experts, a practising mediator accredited by the HKIAC and HKMAAL, a member of the HKIAC’s Panel of Adjudicators, a member of the HKIAC’s List of Arbitrators and a member of the HKIS-HKIA Joint Panel of Arbitrators. Since 1999, he has specialised in providing expert services for construction and engineering project disputes. His specific experience has included the provision of contract advice, acting as technical adviser on contractual and quantum issues and the preparation of expert reports and giving evidence at hearings on quantum issues for the purpose of arbitration or court proceedings on numerous construction and engineering disputes. He has acted as Arbitrator in several construction disputes and has been appointed as Adjudicator through HKIAC’s nomination. He has been appointed as Mediator on a variety of commercial disputes.
Ivan held various committee memberships including being the chairman of the construction group and council member of the Hong Kong Mediation Council, a sub-division of the HKIAC, promoting the development and use of mediation as an alternative dispute resolution forum in Hong Kong. He is an experienced trainer in the field of construction contracts, dispute management and mediation. He has been appointed as part-time teacher or guest lecturer on the mediation practice course with a number of institutions including the HKU SPACE, University of Hong Kong, City University of Hong Kong and Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Ronnie Thomson

Ronnie Thomson

Regional Director of URS in South East Asia, Director of Infrastructure

Ronnie Thomson is Director of Infrastructure projects in Hong Kong and also the Group’s SE Asia operations. He has been with the company since 1989 and has 35 years’ experience in civil engineering and buildings / industrial projects in Hong Kong, South Africa, New Zealand and Australia, as well as in South East Asia, where he was based between 1992 and 2010.
His initial experience was with a South African contractor on major mining and railway earthworks projects. He then joined a Johannesburg-based consultancy and worked on some of the world’s largest tailings dams and general geotechnical projects. Following his relocation to New Zealand, he became involved with general civil and geotechnical projects including mini-hydro schemes. He resumed his work on tailings dams with a consultant in western Australia, and then became Technical Manager for an Australian-based company undertaking general geotechnical projects. He joined the company in Hong Kong as Senior Geotechnical Engineer in 1989 and was responsible for the day-to-day management of Hong Kong’s Geotechnical Team. As such, he participated in the majority of the firm’s large projects, including major reclamations requiring ground treatment for new towns and port works, slope stability works, a 36m high reinforced earth retaining structure, and foundation designs.
Ronnie relocated to Thailand in 1992 to represent URS as Regional Manager for a joint venture arrangement. Upon reorganisation, he became the company’s General Manager for the Thailand company. This led to him becoming a Director of Asia-Pacific in 1997, and then Director responsible for SE Asia in 2001, where he spent two years based in Kuala Lumpur. Ronnie has been Project Director and / or Project Manager on most of the Company’s major projects in SE Asia since 2001, including a range of buildings and industrial projects, the Second Bangkok International Airport,  Central Embassy Hotel and Shopping Centre, Thailand, Kuala Lumpur International Airport Low Cost Carrier Terminal, Extensions to GM/Isuzu car plant in Rayong, Bangkok’s Rama 8 cable-stayed bridge, Sapangar Bay Port (Sabah), pavement evaluation works on Malaysia’s North-South expressway, and institutional strengthening projects in the Philippines.
Since 1997, Ronnie has sat on the Asia-Pacific Regional Board as a Director with full commercial responsibility for parts of the business. This was initially for Thailand (which he developed from, opening the office to a near-100 person operation), to all operations for SE Asia (in 2001), and then to SE Asia and Hong Kong Infrastructure (from 2010).

TC Chew



T C Chew is the Projects Director of Hong Kong MTR Corporation. TC has worked in the rail transit industry in the United Kingdom, Singapore, Hong Kong and overseas for nearly 40 years. He has held senior positions in both contractor and client based organisations on rail projects implementation over the last 25 years.
He is currently a member of the Hong Kong Construction Industry Council and President of the Hong Kong Lighthouse Club. He is a chartered engineer, a fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Sciences, Hong Kong Institute of Directors and a number of professional institutions in the United Kingdom and Hong Kong.

Hon Chi Keung

Mr. HON Chi Keung

Director, Civil Engineering & Development Department

Mr. Hon graduated from the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Hong Kong in 1980 and has become a qualified Engineer since 1983.
He has been working in the Hong Kong SAR Government since graduation from the University.
During his service in the Government, he has worked in different positions of Drainage Services Department and Civil Engineering and Development Department.  He has become the Director of Civil Engineering and Development since January 2011.
In the different positions, he has taken part in the planning and implementation of various major public infrastructure initiatives including the Harbour Area Treatment Scheme, Kai Tak Transfer Tunnel & Tai Hang Tung Storage Scheme, Central Reclamation Phase III, Wan Chai Development Phase II, Central-Wan Chai Bypass, Kai Tak Development, Liangtang / Heung Yuen Wai Boundary Control Point, New Development Areas in New Territories, Reclamation outside Victoria Harbour, Underground Development, Lantau Development etc.
Peter Clayton



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 has also acted on a number of disputes and adjudications arising on NEC contracts in the UK where he worked for Pinsent Masons for 16 years prior to transferring to Hong Kong. Peter also advised and represented a contractor on its successful tender for a major framework contract for the 2012 Olympics.
Peter's transactional and dispute resolution experience extends well beyond the NEC form. He is currently advising 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.
Peter regularly lectures on a variety of construction related topics including providing training on the NEC to a variety of clients and institutions. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors in Hong Kong.

Adrian King



Adrian has 52 years’ experience in the insurance industry having commenced his career as a professional insurance broker in New Zealand in 1962.
He has spent the past 40 years in Hong Kong mainly specialising in construction insurance for major infrastructure projects. Following 10 years as a broker to contractors mainly in the territory development infrastructure, highways and housing areas, he became the consultant and placing broker to Government for the New Airport Core Programme with direct management responsibility for the Government Civil Infrastructure through West Kowloon and North Lantau and subsequently also for the Northwest Concourse and Northern Runway at Chek Lap Kok. Thereafter he arranged the owner controlled insurance programmes for Highways Route 8, the Deep Bay Link and Shenzhen Western Corridor, the West Rail, East Rail Extensions and Kowloon Southern Link projects for KCRC, Cyberport Development, Hong Kong Disneyland Base Park Project, Expansion Project and current Capital Works Projects and the City of Dreams and Studio City Hotel/Casino projects in Macau.
Mr King was a founding member of the previous Hong Kong Insurance Brokers Association from 1978 and in 1993 became the first Chairman of the CIB. He is currently the Hon. Secretary and is also overseeing matters related to legislation and regulation in his role as Convenor of the Legislation and Regulation Sub-committee of CIB.

David Gibson



David is CEO of DGA (UK) Limited (DGA). He 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 has more than 30 years’ experience in the construction industry and is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the Chartered Institute of Civil Engineering Surveyors and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. David has also trained as an Adjudicator on the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators course and has completed the Bond Solon series of Expert Witness training courses in conjunction with the RICS. He is also a CEDR accredited mediator.

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. He has also acted as expert witness on quantum issues in both the UK and internationally as has been cross examined. David is a Quantum Expert listed with the Dubai International Arbitration Centre.

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.

In the period 2000 to 2012 David provided commercial and programme management consultancy services on major infrastructure projects in the UK using the NEC Option C form of contract. These major infrastructure projects were:

  • The Channel Tunnel Rail Link
  • The London Orbital Railway
  • Crossrail

David has significant experience in the practical commercial management of major infrastructure projects using the NEC form of Contract. He is a regular speaker on NEC in the UK providing practical based solutions to everyday issues that arise on major projects.

Rex Wong

Rex Wong

Executive Director, Kum Shing Group 

Rex is the Executive Director of Kum Shing, the 50 year old engineering and construction business group based in Hong Kong. In 2013, Kum Shing becomes the first company from the industry to receive the Gold Award at the prestigious Hong Kong Management Association Quality Award. Kum Shing is also one of the first construction companies in Hong Kong to successfully engage in NEC projects with government and utilities clients in new construction as well as term maintenance works.

Prior to joining his family business, Rex worked with leading architectural design consultancies in Madrid, New York and Hong Kong. Rex serves in leadership or active role in numerous government advisory bodies and trade associations in Hong Kong. He is the Chairman of the Hong Kong Construction Association’s Young Members Society, Vice-Chairman of the Association of Hong Kong Professional, Treasurer of the American Institute of Architects’ Hong Kong Chapter, Member of the Construction Industry Council’s Construction Workers Registration Board, Environment Bureau’s Task Force on External Lighting, Transport and Housing Bureau’s Appeal Panel (Housing) and Hong Kong Green Building Council’s Policy and Research Committee.

Ken Ko

Ken Ko

General Manager (Construction), Chun Wo Group 

Ken is a Chartered Civil Engineer. He is a Member of Institution of Civil Engineers and the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers. 
He has 27 years of experience in the construction industry including civil, building, foundation, marine engineering and P-Way projects in Hong Kong, Macau and UAE.

He is currently Division Head of Chun Wo Group to take charge of special projects and P-Way subsidiary. He is also the project leader of 3 Government NEC3 ECC projects.



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