23 October

8:30 - 12:30


12:30 - 13:30

OPTIONAL: DRBF Intermediate Workshop: Dispute Avoidance, Ethics, and the Use of AI (additional fee applies)

PrerequisiteDRB Administration & Practice

Lunch for all workshop and conference delegates

13:30 - 14:00


Basar Sahin, MENA Regional Conference Chair

14:00 - 14:45

Introduction to Dispute Boards and Appointment Issues

Ogün H. Çiçek, Deputy President, Turkish Engineer's Association
Nigel Grout, Independent Practitioner as Dispute Board Member
Jeremy Glover, Partner, Fenwick Elliott 

14:45 - 15:30

DB use in the MENA Region - what is expected and what is delivered?

Moderator: Waleed El Nemr, Member, DRBF Region 2 Board Representing MENA and DRBF Representative for Egypt

Emhemmed Ghula, DRBF Country Representative, Libya
Sam Whitehouse, DRBF Country Representative, UAE
Husni Madi, DRBF Country Representative, Jordan

15:30 - 16:00 Break
16:00 - 16:15

FIDIC President's List Assessment

Henry Musonda, Partner, Projects Director, Kiran & Musonda Associates, Consulting Engineers

16:15 - 17:15

Mock Dispute Board 

Narrator: Levent Irmak, MSc. Civil Eng, LLM, Chairman, MC2 MODERN

Andrew Aglionby, Partner, Aglionby ADR Ltd.
Deniz Artan, Associate Professor and the Graduate Program Coordinator of Construction Management at Istanbul Technical University
John Murphy, Director & Founder, Anzurra
Selcen Özcan, Senior Associate, Cetinel Law Firm

17:15 - 17:30 Q&A and Close of the Day
17:30 - 19:30 Cocktail Reception sponsored by Quantum Global Solutions

24 October

9:00 - 9:15 Opening of Day 2: DRBF Leadership Address
9:15 - 9:45

How to Get the Best from a Dispute Board 

Moderator: Volker Jurowich, JuCon International

Bill Barton, Barton Legal
Nicholas Gould, Partner, Fenwick Elliott
Paul Taggart, Construction Dispute Resolution Consultant, Partner of Construction Contract Services, LLP

9:45 - 10:30

The Owner's Experience with DBs

Moderator: Erhan Ozturk

Dr. Yalçın Eyigün, Director General of Infrastructure Investments, Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure
Kazım Gökhan Elgin, Director of Istanbul Governorate Project Coordination Unit
Dr.Tijen İğci, Head of Department for EU Investments & IPA Director in the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure

10:30 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 12:00

The Contractor's Experience with DBs

Moderator: Cigdem Cinar, Deputy Secretary, Turkish Contractor's Association

Burak Arikan, Civil Engineer MSc, Arikan Construction Board Member
Alessandro Tavani, Contract Manager, GCF GCF Generale Costruzioni Ferroviarie S.p.A. 
Richard Touroude, Chairman, CICA Multilateral Development Bank Working Group
Marcello Viglino, Area Contract Manager, WeBuild S.p.A

12:00 - 13:15 Lunch
13:15 - 14:30

Dispute Boards - Adjudication and AI

Session Chair: Dick Appuhn, Partner, AL Contract Services S.n.c

Oskar Ljungqvist, Partner, AL Contract Services S.n.c
Samuele Maria Semi

14:30 - 15:00


15:00 - 16:30

Case Studies and Experience with Practitioners

Moderator: Giorgiana Tecuci, President-elect, DRBF Region 2 Board of Directors

Iain Aitchison, Managing Director, Global Construction Practice, Ankura
Çağdaş Evren Bayrak, ProADR
Serdar Hakkaçırmaz, Director for Türkiye, Central & SouthEast Asia at EPTISA
Prof Sarwono Hardjomuljadi, DRBF Region 2 Board Member and DRBF Representative for Indonesia

16:30 - 17:00


Summary of the Day, Open Q&A

Bosphorus Dinner Cruise Registered delegates and their guests should meet in the lobby of the Wyndham hotel at 17:45 for bus transfer to the dock for the dinner cruise. Please inform Ann Russo if you will not travel by bus with the group.