NEC Asia Pacific Conference 2022

NEC Asia Pacific Conference 2022

Join us on the 29th November for the first in-person NEC Conference in Hong Kong since 2019.

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Join NEC for its first in-person conference since 2019 at the   Cordis Hotel. Users' Group Members will be able to benefit from free and discounted places.

The high-profile international event will feature an opening address from new Asia Pacific Users' Group Chair Mr. Ricky Lau who will be speaking to theme of driving innovation in realizing the very visionary plan for infrastructure development in Hong Kong and in meeting the challenges in climate change, city resilience and long term sustainability.

There will also be speakers from high-profile government and industry leaders 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 NEC secondary Option X29

As ever 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.

Building the future with NEC

NEC has been successfully practiced in public works projects in Hong Kong for more than 13 years. Today, over 400 contracts with an accumulated value of HK$ 240 billion have benefited from its use.

Industry-wide, a collaborative approach in procurement and construction has become the norm. The fruits are reaped not only in the form of time and cost management and quality enhancement. More significantly, the results-oriented culture has been conducive to many innovations and use of new technologies.

The years ahead will be crucial, with projects planned in the Northern Metropolis, Kau Yi Chau Artificial Islands Development, Public Housing, Hospital Development, New Railways and Urban Renewal, along with targets for achieving carbon neutrality, city resilience and sustainability. In meetings these challenges, collaboration is the binding force for industry to innovate and uplift capability and capacity.

  • 08:00

  • 09:00
    Robert Gerrard logo

    Robert Gerrard
    Secretary, NEC Users' Group

  • 09:05
    Asia Pacific Users’ Group Chair Opening Address
    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 (pre-recorded)
    • Collaborative contracting as global best practice
    • Key focus areas for NEC
    • Contract amendments and developments
    Peter Higgins logo

    Peter Higgins
    Director, pdConsult

    John Welch logo

    John Welch
    Chair, NEC Users’ Group

  • 09:40
    Using NEC to drive best practice in project delivery
    • Five-year strategic plan overview
    • Embracing innovation and sustainability
    • Engineering success with NEC
    Ir Michael Fong logo

    Ir Michael Fong
    Director of Civil Engineering and Development, The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

  • 10:00
    Audience Q&A

  • 10:30
    Morning refreshments and networking

  • 11:00
    First NEC4 Design Build and Operate Contract for Procurement of District Cooling System
    • Salient features in NEC4 DBO contract
    • Experience sharing in the harmonisation of NEC4 DBO contract with work practices in Hong Kong
    • Challenges to drive improvements ad innovation
    Richard Chan logo

    Richard Chan
    Assistant Director of the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department (EMSD), Government of the Hong Kong SAR (HKSAR)

    Andrew Fung logo

    Andrew Fung
    Chief Engineer of the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department (EMSD) , Government of the Hong Kong SAR (HKSAR)

  • 11:20
    NEC spirit drives success for New Airport Authority Office Tower
    • Why was NEC chosen for the project?
    • Implementation and execution of NEC
    • Measuring success
    Ricky Leung logo

    Ricky Leung
    Executive Director, Airport Authority

    Ir Wes Jones logo

    Ir Wes Jones
    Managing Director, Dragages Hong Kong

  • 11:40
    Embracing NEC in our new wave of railway projects
    • New Railway Opportunities in Hong Kong
    • Our new way of commercial management
    • Key challenges and looking ahead
    Carl Devlin logo

    Carl Devlin
    Capital Works Director, MTR

  • 12:00
    Audience Q&A

  • 12:10
    Lunch and networking

  • 13:30
    Workshop 1: Transforming attitudes to climate change with X29
    • What information is needed to support the successful use of X29
    • Developing the content for the Climate Change Requirements
    • Creating the Performance Table and setting climate change targets
    • What should the Climate Change Execution Plan cover?
    Robert Gerrard logo

    Robert Gerrard
    Secretary, NEC Users' Group

  • 13:30
    Workshop 2
    Embracing NEC4 Adjudication and Governance of Security of Payment Provisions in Public Works Contracts
    • A hypothetical NEC scenario will be set with the use of Security of Payment Provisions.
    • The speakers will provide a critical analysis of the scenario from the perspectives of employer, contractor and construction lawyer.
    • An interactive session for the attendees to learn about the important issues in the process.
    Kevin Lai  logo

    Kevin Lai
    Senior Project Manager, Henderson Land

    Albert Yeu logo

    Albert Yeu
    Senior Resident Engineer, AECOM

    Mike Ellis logo

    Mike Ellis
    Director, Insite Solutions

    Stanley Lo logo

    Stanley Lo
    Consultant, Construction Practice of Deacons

    Raymond Koon Shan Au logo

    Raymond Koon Shan Au
    Principal Contracts Administration Manager, MTR

  • 13:30
    Workshop 3: Digitalisation in Project Management
    • How to organise and digitise NEC communications and project information as stated in the ISO19650
    • Introduction to Just-in-time QA Digitalisation in Construction method
    • Bring along your mobile phone and play a game of eTender. You may win a prize!
    CK Ng logo

    CK Ng
    CEO, dRoW

  • 15:00
    Refreshments and networking

  • 15:30
    Digitalisation and innovation: What does contracting/ construction look like in future?
    Chair: Ivan Cheung, NEC Asia Pacific Users Group Secretary
    YK Lai logo

    YK Lai
    Chief Engineer, Drainage Services Department, The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

    Andy Kwok  logo

    Andy Kwok
    Managing Director , Binnies Hong Kong Limited

    CK Ng logo

    CK Ng
    CEO, dRoW

    Dr Patrick Lau logo

    Dr Patrick Lau
    Deputy Executive Director, Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC)

    Robert Gerrard logo

    Robert Gerrard
    Secretary, NEC Users' Group

  • 16:00
    Closing remarks
    Robert Gerrard logo

    Robert Gerrard
    Secretary, NEC Users' Group

  • 16:15
    Cocktail reception

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Established in 2011 in Hong Kong and servicing the Asia Pacific region and the world, The Contracts Group experts are ISO 9001 accredited, NEC ECC PM Accredited and RICS-regulated. They deliver one-stop construction contract management and commercial solutions to all parties in the construction industry through all phases of construction.

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Hong Kong Institute of Construction Adjudicators (HKICAdj)

Hong Kong Institute of Construction Adjudicators (HKICAdj) is a non-profit making organization founded in 2018 and the first and neutral institute in Hong Kong which focuses in the promotion, training and application of construction adjudication in resolving construction disputes. It is an Adjudicator Nominating Body providing adjudicator appointment services in the private sector.

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The Association of Consultant Quantity Surveyors (ACQS) is a non-profit making association representing the consultant QS profession in Hong Kong. As an industry group, the ACQS seeks to set and maintain standards of professional conduct and ethics of consultant QSs, promote the advancement of the profession of consultant quantity surveying and uphold the professional interests, rights, powers and privileges of consultant QSs.

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