Speakers and Presenters
Sponsors &
Supporting Organizations
Travel and Accommodations
What to Expect
(In-Person & Online)

This year, the DRBF's signature event, the 20th Annual International Conference will be both online and in person in Lisbon, Portugal. The DRBF is excited to once again offer this opportunity for in-person learning and networking, as well as the live, interactive online options that have received great reviews over the past year.

Plan to attend this conference, with the theme:

Dispute Boards: Bridging the Divide
Helping parties remain above, and get through, rough water for effective project delivery
Wednesday, 30 June - Friday, 2 July


Do not miss the DRBF’s signature international event of the year, where organizers are assembling exceptional speakers from around the world, to discuss new developments, share best practices and other topics of interest to Dispute Board users and professionals.


  • Three days of interactive sessions
  • 30 international and local speakers
  • Live sessions in Lisbon and live-stream of all online sessions
  • Live interaction with speakers and delegates online
  • Case studies: multiple sessions, multiple days
  • Topics include: Public Private Partnerships (PPPs), legal issues, financial institutions' support of DBs, quantum assessment
  • Mock DB session—always popular!
  • Live discussion with online speakers
  • In-person networking in Lisbon
  • On-line networking
  • See the full agenda

COVID Safety Protocols

Delegates attending in-person events are asked to wear masks indoors. The meeting rooms will be set up to allow for ample social distancing. When possible, breaks and meals will be hosted on the beautiful outdoor deck beside the meeting room. We will deliver conference materials electronically to minimize contact.

The hotel is carefully following all local regulations. It is each person’s responsibility to check relevant government travel recommendations, regulations and guidelines for your personal itinerary.

For those who plan to attend in person, if circumstances change regarding ability to travel, we will convert your registration to the online option. The DRBF will have a liberal refund policy for this event for those who are unable to attend in person or online.