31 May Wednesday - English Only
8:00 - 17:00 DRBF Administration and Practice Workshop
13:00 - 17:00 Dispute Board Intermediate Workshop
17:30 - 19:30 Welcome Reception for all workshop and conference delegates and one guest.
01 June Thursday - Simultaneous translation available via translation app
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
Marcela Radovic, 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 and President, DRBF Region 3 Board of Directors

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
Jorge Luis González, Senior Procurement Specialist, IDB Country Office in Brazil – CBR/FMP

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
Vitor Aly, São Paulo City Urban Infrastructure and Public Works Secretary of Government
Simon Braithwaite, 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

Paul Battrick, Diales
Jerry Brodsky, Peckar & Abramson
Carlos Ortega, Quantum Global Solutions

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

DRBF Code of Ethical Conduct in Practice

Ken Roberts, Venable
Graham Easton, DB Practitioner
Roberto Hernandez, COMAD S.C.

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
Paulo Nascimento
Harry Tolkov, BHP

17:00 Close of the Day
18:00 - 20:00 Dinner
02 June Friday - Simultaneous translation available via translation app
8:30 - 9:15

Diversity & Inclusion Breakfast

Co-hosts: Aisha Nadar and Lindy Patterson

9:15 - 9:35

DRBF Annual Meeting

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

9:35 - 9:45

Al Mathews Awards Presentation

Graham Easton
Jaime Gray

9:45 - 10:30

Managing Procedural Tensions in Dispute Board Practice

Moderator: Yasemin Cetinel, Cetinel Consultancy Korlátolt Felelősségű Társaság
Aisha Nadar, Advokatfirman Runeland
Alex Wagemann, Wagemann Lawyers and Engineers

10:30 - 11:00 Networking Break
11:00 - 11:15

How to Become a FIDIC Certified Adjudicator

Lindy Patterson
Henry Musonda

11:15 - 11:45

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

Juliana Loss, Partner at Loss Andrade Conflict Solution
Christiana Beyrodt, 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, Legal Delta
Juan Eduardo Figueroa 
Fernando Marcondes, MAMG LAWYERS
Pamela Jack, PamelaJackAdvisory

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

The Role of Legislation for DB Growth

Moderator: Ricardo Medina Salla
Renato Parreira Stetner, former Deputy Secretary of Justice, Sao Paulo
Igor Gimenes
Loreto Silva

16:30 - 17:00

Strengthening DBs Globally: Turning Hard Challenges into Opportunities

Moderator: Beatriz Vidigal Xavier da Silveira Rosa, Taroba Engenharia e Negocios Ltda.
Argeo Costa Neto, HTB Engenharia e Construção
Marcelo Botelho de Mesquita, Botelho de Mesquita Advogados  
Beatriz Primon de Orneles Cereza, Rumo S.A.

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