This month’s NEC Asia Pacific Conference at the Cordis Hotel in Hong Kong will be the first in-person conference since 2019. The high-profile international event on 29 November 2022 will start with an opening address from NEC Asia Pacific Users’ Group chair Ricky Lau, who will be speaking on the theme of driving innovation in project delivery in Hong Kong and the plans to support the region’s 2050 net zero emissions target.
There will also be high-profile speakers from government and industry sharing best practices and showcasing successful private and public NEC projects in Hong Kong. Additionally, there will be a chance to benefit from expert guidance and insight from NEC practioners and experts in the form of workshops, including one on the new NEC4 secondary option X29 on climate change.
As ever there will be many opportunities both during and after the event to network with leading NEC clients, project managers, contractors, consultants and suppliers from around the world. NEC Users’ Group Members benefit from free and discounted places at the conference.
Earlier this year NEC relocated its Asia Pacific team from Tsim Sha Tsui in Kowloon to Wanchai on Hong Kong Island. The new office at 17/F, 88 Lockhardt Road is shared with the Institution of Civil Engineers Hong Kong and Institution of Mechanical Engineers Hong Kong.
The full-time team includes senior NEC consultant and NEC Users’ Group secretary Robert Gerrard, who moved from the UK to Hong Kong in 2020; business development director Letty Ma, who joined in 2018; and NEC operations executive Wai Yau. I will continue in my part-time role as secretary of the NEC AsiaPacific Users’ Group, which is also now based at the new office