31 May Wednesday
8:00 - 17:00 DRBF Administration and Practice Workshop
8:00 - 12:00 Dispute Board Intermediate Workshop
17:30 - 19:30 Welcome Reception for all workshop and conference delegates and one guest.
01 June Thursday
8:30 - 9:00 Registration & Coffee
9:00 - 9:30

Welcome Address & Conference Open

Júlio César Bueno, DRBF Executive Board
Steve Goldstein, DRBF Executive Board
Jaime Gray, DRBF Region 4 Board
Fernando Marcondes, DRBF Representative for Brazil

9:30 - 10:00

Desde El Cajón en Honduras hasta la expansión del Aeropuerto de Lima en Perú: Evolution of DBs in Latin America

Jaime Gray, NPG Abogados
Volker Jurowich, DB Practitioner
Jose Hernandez, Program Legal and Contract Manager Program Expansion, Jorge Chavez International Airport, Lima, Peru

10:00 - 10:30

Dispute Avoidance Above All: Why Conflict Prevention is the Gold Standard

Moderator: Jeremy Glover, Fenwick Elliott
Romano Allione, DB Practitioner
Ian McIntyre, Ian McIntyre & Associates Pty Ltd

10:30 - 11:00 Networking Break
11:00 - 11:45

Investing in Successful Projects: Benefits of Dispute Boards for Funding Agencies

Moderator: Ignacio Palacios, Director, Quantum Global Solutions
Roberto Laguado, Senior Procurement Specialist for South Cone CSC-CAR, InterAmerican Development Bank
Álvardo Larrea, Lead Procurement Specialist, Procurement Unit, Equitable Growth, Finance and Institutions, Latin America & Caribbean Region, World Bank Group

11:45 - 12:30

Established Models for Success: Dispute Boards Under Standard Form Contracts

Moderator: Arent van Wassenauer, The Faithful Goose
Júlio César Bueno, Pinheiro Neto Advogados
Lindy Patterson, 39 Essex

12:30 - 13:45 Lunch
13:45 - 14:30

Final Results: How do Projects Compare With and Without a Dispute Board?  

Moderator: Augusto Barros Figueiredo, Barros de Figueiredo Advogados
Victor Aly
Simon Braithewaite, Diales
Fabiola García Waak, Abogado
Francisco González de Cossio

14:30 - 15:15

Making Things Work: Determining In-person vs virtual site visits, when to use Advisory Opinions, and more

Murray Armes, JS Held
Paul Battrick, Diales
Jerry Brodsky, Peckar & Abramson

15:15 - 15:45 Networking Break
15:45 - 16:15

DRBF Code of Ethical Conduct in Practice

Ken Roberts, Venable
Graham Easton, DB Practitioner

16:15 - 17:00

Future Expansion: Are Dispute Boards Right for Mining, Oil & Gas, and Renewable Energy Projects?   

Moderator: Giorgiana Tecuci, Tecuci Paltineanu SCPA
Leo Grutters, C2S Global GmbH
Victor Nascimento
Loreto Silva

17:00 Close of the Day
18:00 - 20:00 Dinner
02 June Friday
8:30 - 9:15

Diversity & Inclusion Breakfast

Co-hosts: Aisha Nadar and Lindy Patterson

9:15 - 9:45

DRBF Annual Meeting

Júlio César Bueno, DRBF Executive Board President
Steven Goldstein, DRBF Executive Board Past-President
Tom Peterson, DRBF Executive Board Treasurer

9:45 - 10:30

Managing Procedural Tensions in Dispute Board Practice

Moderator: Yasemin Cetinel, Cetinel Consultancy Korlátolt Felelősségű Társaság
Aisha Nadar, Advokatfirman Runeland

10:30 - 11:00 Networking Break
11:00 - 11:45

A Team Effort: The Role of Institutions in Promoting Dispute Boards

Moderator: Juliana Loss
Lívia Accioli Mubarak, MedArbRB- Câmara de Mediação e Arbitragem Medarbrb Empresarial Ltda.

11:45 - 12:30

Dispute Toolkits:  Collaborative Effort to Reduce Disputes in Construction

Moderator: Jeremy Glover, Fenwick Elliott
Javier Sanchez Lopes
Leonardo Toledo

12:30 - 13:45 Lunch
13:45 - 14:30

The Boxing Ring
Round 1. Allowing private meetings vs no private meetings
Round 2. Board Panels comprised of just engineers vs a mix of engineers and lawyers

Moderator: Fatima Bonassa, FBONASSA ADVOGADOS
Round 1: Victor Madeira Filho vs Ignacio Palacios
Round 2: Giovanni Di Folco vs Ricardo E. Barreiro-Deymonnaz 

14:30 - 15:15

Role of the Parties' Lawyers: From drafting contracts to coaching teams, how lawyers bring value to the DB process

Moderator: Eric Franco, E. Franco R. Abogados y Consultores EIRL
Fernando Marcondes, MAMG LAWYERS
Carlos Ortega, Quantum Global Solutions
Pamela Jack, PamelaJackAdvisory

15:15 - 15:45 Networking Break
15:45 - 16:30

The Role of Legislation for DB Growth

Moderator: Ricardo Medina Salla
Senator Antonio Anastasia
Igor Gimenes

16:30 - 17:00

Strengthening DBs Globally: Turning Hard Challenges into Opportunities

Moderator: Marcela Radovic, Radovic & Asociados
Argeo Costa, HTB Engenharia e Construção
Beatriz Vidigal Xavier da Silveira Rosa, Taroba Engenharia e Negocios Ltda.

17:00 Summary of the Day, Open Q&A