NEC Asia Pacific Conference 2023

NEC Asia Pacific Conference 2023

Join us on the 4th December for the NEC Asia Pacific Conference in Hong Kong.

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When: 04/12/2023, 9am - 4.30pm (HK time)

Location: Cordis Hotel, Hong Kong

Theme: Beyond Boundaries: Embracing Change in Construction through Collaboration and Innovation

The rapid development of construction and technology in recent years has seen many innovative procurement and contract implementation across the world through the successful delivery of significant projects. 

In this year’s NEC Asia Pacific Annual Conference, we will present best case studies on how technology and innovative approach have been adopted and tested in different type of projects across the regions, how challenges have been overcome through collaborative mindset that has broken boundaries in contractual partnership as well as our imagination of what can be achieved! 

The event will provide the platform to share insight and learn from the lessons learnt, to continue the positive collaboration that the NEC global community has been driving to improve efficiency and innovation!

As always, Users' Group Members can benefit from discounted and free tickets. Find out more on the benefits of the Users' Group here

There will be many opportunities during and after the event to network with leading NEC clients, project managers, contractors, consultants and suppliers from around the world. If you use - or are considering using - NEC, you cannot afford to miss this unique event.

Take a look at last year's highlights:

  • 08:00

  • 09:00
    Robert Gerrard logo

    Robert Gerrard
    Senior NEC Consultant and Secretary, NEC Users’ Group

  • 09:05
    Opening remarks - Asia Pacific Users’ Group Chair
    Ir Ricky Lau logo

    Ir Ricky Lau
    Permanent Secretary for Development (Works), The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

  • 09:20
    Keynote Speech - Excellence in Major Project Leadership
    • 20 years Procure iteration
    • Collaborative partnership to deliver common goals
    • Driving innovation and building on best practice
    Helen Sturdy logo

    Helen Sturdy
    National Head of Construction and P23 Framework, NHS England (NEC Client of the Year Award Winner 2023)

  • 09:40
    Delivering sustainable projects
    • Our sustainability strategy and approach 
    • All it takes is partnering and success will follow
    • Supply chain engagement for innovative ideas
    Michael Li logo

    Michael Li
    Deputy Director, Architectural Services Department, HKSARG (NEC Sustainability and Climate Resilience Contract of the Year Award Winner 2023)

  • 10:00
    Audience Q&A

  • 10:30
    Morning refreshments and networking

  • 11:00
    NEC Case Study - SKA Observatory (Recording)
    • The world’s largest radio telescope observatory
    • 70-plus NEC4 contracts allocated
    • NEC for software development contracts
    Soraya Karlie logo

    Soraya Karlie
    Senior Contract Specialist, SKAO (Square Kilometre Array Observatory)

  • 11:20
    Innovation contributing to remarkable performance
    • The culture and provisions in NEC4 ECC Option C nurturing innovative ideas 
    • Innovative construction technology and methodology
    Wilfred So logo

    Wilfred So
    Director, Build King

  • 11:40
    Forming Collaborative Supply Chain
    • Establish common agenda and prioritise actions
    • Consolidate solutions and identify opportunities 
    • Partnership momentum based on mutual trust and cooperation 
    Ken Chan logo

    Ken Chan
    Director, Arup-Mott MacDonald Joint Venture (NEC Consultant of the Year Award Winner 2023)

  • 12:00
    Audience Q&A

  • 12:30
    Lunch and networking

  • 14:00
    Workshop 1: ECC (Engineering & Construction Contract) HK (Hong Kong) in practice
    • Drive behind the ECC HK edition
    • The differences between NEC4 ECC standard form and ECC HK edition
    • Q&A
    Tim Knee-Robinson logo

    Tim Knee-Robinson
    NEC4 Drafter and Director, TKR Consultancy Ltd

  • 14:00
    Workshop 2: How NEC can support ESG (Environmental, Social & Governance) targets
    • ESG targets – what does it mean to procurement and project management?
    • Organisation and individual responsibilities 
    • Incentivisation to support ESG agenda
    Robert Gerrard logo

    Robert Gerrard
    Senior NEC Consultant and Secretary, NEC Users’ Group

    Gordon Kwok logo

    Gordon Kwok
    Director, Gordon & Partners Ltd

  • 14:00
    Workshop 3: Contract Management: Streamlining Compliance, Collaboration and Flexibility through Tech
    • Leveraging real-time insights for informed decision-making
    • Ensuring compliance with legal and regulatory requirements
    • Building confidence in project management and risk reduction
    • Gaining enhanced efficiency and control over contract processes
    • Customer Success Stories

    Sponsored by Thinkproject
    CEMAR logo

    Contract Management Software, by Thinkproject

  • 14:00
    Workshop 4: AI and NEC
    • User of AI for NEC
    • How to run NEC
    • Sharing of NEC DBOC

    Sponsored by: dRoW
    CK Ng logo

    CK Ng
    CEO, dRoW

    Nicholas Lee logo

    Nicholas Lee
    Chief Technology Officer, dRoW

  • 15:30
    Afternoon refreshments and networking

  • 16:00
    Speaker Panel Discussion - What does the future of collaborative contracting look like?

    Chair: Robert Gerrard
    Helen Sturdy logo

    Helen Sturdy
    National Head of Construction and P23 Framework, NHS England (NEC Client of the Year Award Winner 2023)

    Kevin Suen logo

    Kevin Suen
    Chief Project Manager, Architectural Services Department, HKSARG

    Wilfred So logo

    Wilfred So
    Director, Build King

    Anne Kerr logo

    Anne Kerr
    Global Head - Cities, Arup-Mott MacDonald Joint Venture (NEC Consultant of the Year Award Winner 2023)

  • 16:20
    Closing remarks
    Robert Gerrard logo

    Robert Gerrard
    Senior NEC Consultant and Secretary, NEC Users’ Group

  • 16:30

  • 17:00
    Cocktail reception

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