A special post-FIDIC annual conference special edition of the Infrastructure Intelligence International magazine is now available for download in ‘page-turner’ format. A special print issue of the magazine was issued to coincide with the conference in September and the just-published post-conference issue contains reports from many of the key sessions and interviews with key FIDIC and industry personalities.
This year’s FIDIC annual conference in Mexico City was an excellent one, with serious discussion and debate and many inspirational speeches as FIDIC and its members grappled with the key issues facing the industry. Many of the discussions and debate are highlighted in the post-conference issue which gives a real flavour of an event that shone the spotlight on how technological change is challenging and changing the construction and infrastructure sector.
The vital role of leadership in digital transformation was a recurring theme of the conference, with a strong steer that all firms will be digital going forward – it really is ‘change or die’ time for the industry, many speakers said. That’s not to say that firms should fear change. Far from it. Digital should be seen as an opportunity and firms can use it to bring about change and make people’s lives better.
Another key theme in Mexico City was the importance of integrity and the fight against global corruption. As with many other issues, delegates said that FIDIC has a crucial role to play on this issue for the benefit of the whole industry and, indeed, the world.
The special post-conference edition of Infrastructure Intelligence International magazine is a must read for all those with an interest in the international engineering consultancy sector.