Agenda Conference Day 1: Wednesday, 30 June 2021

   Conference   
Day 1
Wednesday,
30 June
   Conference   
Day 2
Thursday,
1 July
   Conference   
 Day 3  
Friday, 
2 July
 
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The conference is spread across three days with in-person and online options. Plan to attend all sessions for the most interaction, networking and learning.

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Conference Day 1: Wednesday, 30 June 2021

Lisbon Time 

Topic

Speakers

10:30

LIVE IN LISBON
Welcome Address

  • Leo Grutters, DRBF Region 2 Past-President

10:45

LIVE IN LISBON
Keynote

  • João Mora, Andrade & Mora

 

11:15 

LIVE IN LISBON
Q&A about DBs

 

12:00

LIVE IN LISBON
Networking Lunch

 

Sessions Online &
Streamed Live in Lisbon:
Lisbon Time (Find your local time.) 

12:30

Welcome to the Online Conference

  • Andrew Griffiths, DRBF Executive Board Past-President

13:00

Session 1.1

Ways to Avoid Rough Waters:

Advantages of the different types of Dispute Boards

  • Nicholas Gould, Fenwick-
    Elliott, LLP, London
  • Kiri Parr, Construction Consultant and Construction Lawyer, Kiri Parr Pty Ltd., Australia

14:00

Live Online Discussion

 

14:30

Break

 

14:45

Session 1.2

Is the Bridge Strong...or Missing?!
Why Dispute Boards (DBs) Matter

International case studies illustrating projects where the Dispute Board (DB), the “bridge”, was crucial and lessons learned when parties elect not to have a DB.

  • Luis Sampaio, Engineer and Project Director
  • Cameron Beverley, General Counsel for Mota Engil Africa
  • Rui Carrito, Director International Operations of Portuguese Contractor Gabriel Couto
  • Federico Casanova, Contracts Director of Sacyr Engineering and Infrastructures

15:45

Live Online Discussion

 

16:15

Break

 

16:30

Session 1.3

Institutional Boost

How World Bank and EBRD view DB role for successful projects, and how FIDIC is building capacity and strengthening the role of avoidance.

  • Enzo de Laurentiis, Chief Procurement Officer, World Bank
  • Evgeny Smirnov, Associate Director & Policy Advisor, European Banks for Reconstruction & Development (EBRD)
  • Aisha Nadar, FIDIC, Senior Consultant, Advokatfirman Runeland AB, Sweden

17:30

Live Online Discussion

 

18:00

End of day

 

18:00

LIVE IN LISBON
Networking Reception