NEC Users' Group Conference 2022

NEC Users' Group Conference 2022

NEC is excited to announce our annual Users' Group conference will take place on 16 June. Users will also have the option to attend virtually. Users’ Group members have free spaces (relative to their level) and discount to the conference.

You have chosen Full day, Virtual in this United Kingdom event on 16 June 2022

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£175.00

Get this for £132.00 with Users’ Group Membership

UPDATE: All in-person tickets have now been allocated. Users can still attend the conference online by purchasing a virtual ticket.

The high-profile international event will feature presentations on how effective use of NEC contracts can deliver better, greener solutions that support net zero. It will also introduce the new NEC secondary option X29, which incentivises supply chains to support clients in their drive towards decarbonisation.

There will be a review of how NEC aligns with the UK government’s Construction Playbook, including how its focus on whole-life costs can be achieved through option X21. Additionally, there will be examples and case studies of how NEC is being used to procure ever-more sustainable projects across the world, including the UK’s New Hospital Programme.

IWFM will speak on how NEC can support the transition to the NEC4: Facilities Management Contract and introduce the new FM online forum designed to support FM users around the world. The morning session will conclude with a presentation by Peter Higgins, NEC4 Board Chair on what’s next for NEC, including upcoming contract amendments, supporting new sectors and digitalisation.

The presentations will be followed by engaging and interactive workshop sessions in the afternoon*, providing practical advice on using NEC contracts for reducing emissions and early contractor involvement. The day concludes with the ever-popular annual awards, which have been renamed the Martin Barnes Awards in tribute to the ‘father of NEC’ who passed away in February this year.

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.

Background

Sustainability in construction is now a top priority. The built environment now accounts for nearly 40% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions and the United Nations Environment Programme says this must be cut in half by 2030 to reach net zero by 2050.

And it’s no longer an option. For example, the UK government now requires all bidders for major contracts to publish clear and credible carbon reduction plans and, from April 2022, larger companies must disclose climate-related risks, including those relating to their supply chains.

‘Investing in sustainable infrastructure’ is therefore the theme of this year’s NEC Users’ Group Annual Conference, which makes a welcome return to Institution of Civil Engineers in One Great George Street London − though delegates also have the option to join online.

*users attending virtually will not be able access the workshop sessions due to their interactive nature.

AM
Agenda
  • 08:00
    Registration

  • 09:00
    Rudi Klein logo
    Introduction

    Rudi Klein
    President , NEC Users' Group


  • 09:05
    Mark Thurston logo
    Keynote Address

    Mark Thurston
    Chief Executive Officer, HS2 Ltd

    • Key focus areas for ICG 
    • Digitalisation and innovation 
    • Government and industry working together 

  • 09:20
    Shy Jackson logo
    NEC and the Construction Playbook

    Shy Jackson
    Partner, Construction Disputes

    • An introduction to the Construction Playbook and what it seeks to achieve 
    • How NEC achieves the aims of the construction playbook 
    • Specific areas to consider, such as risk allocation, conflict avoidance pledge, incentives and the use of frameworks  

  • 09:40
    Ian Heaphy logo
    Introducing secondary Option X29 tackling climate change in construction

    Ian Heaphy
    NEC4 Contract Board and Director , IN Construction Consulting

    • Background to the secondary Option and feedback from the consultation process 
    • Overview of the Option  
    • Guidance on how it is intended to operate 

  • 10:20
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    Audience Q&A


    An opportunity for our speakers to answer questions from attendees, as well as expand upon points made in the talks


  • 10:30
    Networking

  • 11:00
    Chris Jeffers logo
    NEC FM Contract: A year on

    Chris Jeffers
    Director and Head of Facility Management Advisory, Mott MacDonald

    • NEC4 FM: the benefits 
    • How to transition to FMC 
    • Supporting the community: New online FM Forum 

  • 11:20
    Emma-Jane Houghton logo
    The New Hospital Programme

    Emma-Jane Houghton
    Commercial Director, New Hospital Programme at Cabinet Office

    • Developing new sustainability standards 
    • Incorporating digital technologies  
    • Embracing collaborative working practices 

  • 11:40
    Peter Higgins logo
    NEC: What's Next?

    Peter Higgins
    NEC4 Contract Board Chair and Director, pdConsult

    • Upcoming contract amendments 
    • Supporting new sectors 
    • Digitalisation  

  • 12:00
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    Audience Q&A


    An opportunity for our speakers to answer questions from attendees, as well as expand upon points made in the talks


  • 12:10
    Lunch

PM
Agenda
  • 13:00
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    Workshop: Bringing secondary Option X29 to life


    Aiming to give delegates a clear understanding of the topic, this workshop will be interactive and detailed

    Please note: users attending virtually will not be able access the workshop sessions due to their interactive nature.

  • 13:00
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    Workshop: X22 – Early Contractor Involvement: a practical application


    Aiming to give delegates a clear understanding of the topic, this workshop will be interactive and detailed

    Please note: users attending virtually will not be able access the workshop sessions due to their interactive nature.

  • 15:00
    Networking

  • 15:30
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    The Martin Barnes Awards


    Join us as we celebrate great work carried out by the individual, team, project, collaboration or organisation.


  • 15:45
    Closing remarks

  • 16:00
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    Cocktail reception


    Chat and unwind with fellow attendees, speakers and peers


  • 17:30
    Close

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Event Speakers

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The annual NEC conference features high profile government and industry speakers, technical workshops, the NEC awards and attracts an audience comprising of leading clients, contractors, and representatives from government departments / agencies, utilities, communications, nuclear sectors, and construction suppliers. 

The event attracts roles such as Senior Procurement Managers, Commercial Manager and Directors, Contract Managers, Managing Directors, Head of Projects and C-Suite representatives.

If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities please email Cheryl.waterman@neccontract.com for further package information.

Download the sponsorship brochure here: NEC-Sponsorship-Opportunities-2022-v6

Please note NEC Users’ Group members receive a 10% discount on packages.