Conference Day One: Wednesday 30 May 2012

8:30 Registration and Refreshments

9:00 Opening Address and Welcome from the Chairman

9.10 Considering a Risk Management Solution that Benefits all Construction Project Stakeholders

This session will look at risk management solutions in the context of operating in new markets in developing countries. During an examination of common mitigation strategies, Michael Symons will highlight how the insurance of risk is becoming a decreasing option.

  • Discussing the scope for innovation and mitigation of risk
  • Sharing experiences of operating in developing countries in Africa and the Middle East
  • Applying highly relevant lessons for future tactics and strategies for new markets in South East Asia and the Pacific Rim

Michael Symons
Director
HILL INTERNATIONAL, SINGAPORE

9:50 Risk Management Protocol Selected To Facilitate Efficient Project Execution

  • Focusing on site surveying and getting clearances from local authorities
  • Choosing appropriate EPC contractors and ensuring timely completion of the project
  • Meeting project and business challenges with practical and effective solutions to ensure success and client satisfaction

Jeff Stephenson
EPMC Specialist
CHIYODA, SINGAPORE

10:30 Morning Tea and Networking Break

11:00 Case Study: Dealing with Difficult Project Challenges

  • Facing significant issues when construction site preparation planning
  • Detailing specific project challenges and how these were overcome
  • The importance of front-end engineering design, front-end loading, and pre-project planning processes

Rob Clark
Project Director
TECHNIP GEOPRODUCTION, MALAYSIA

11:40 Project Managing the Civic Centre Expansion Project in Hong Kong

  • Detailing the need for expansion and pre-project requirements: Working closely with the client
  • Tactics for maximising efficiency: What processes were employed and considered for this expansion
  • Project coordination and planning: Utilising these element to control costs

Albert Li
Senior Vice President
AECOM, HONG KONG

12:20 Lunch and Networking Break

1:20 How can Managers Gain Assurance in the Risk Management Process?

  • Selecting the right tools
  • Practicing mindful leadership
  • Learning and Change
  • Internal control examples

Iain Wink
Risk & Opportunity Manager
GAMMON CONSTRUCTION, HONG KONG

2:00 The Real Responsibilities of the Construction Manager

  • Looking at a series of case studies and determining what management aspects helped make them successful
  • Building trust between the contractor and project owner
  • Forever shifting and changing: Why risks need to be reassessed for the duration of the project
  • Construction site safety: How can we improve it?

Timothy G. Galarnyk
CEO
CONSTRUCTION RISK MANAGEMENT, INC, USA

2:40 Afternoon Tea and Networking

3:10 Identifying and Managing Risks while Working with Large Scale Mining and Infrastructure Projects

  • Empowering the communication between different project stakeholders
  • A focus on scheduling: Finding ways to trim project costs through best practice planning strategies
  • Outlining Key risk and mitigation strategies in the mining sector

Kang Jian
Risk Manager
HATCH, CHINA

3:50 Focusing on Managing the Risks Associated with Construction Project Financials

  • Identifying the major financial risks encountered when developing urban properties
  • Highlighting financial specifics that project managers need to keep in mind during all project phases
  • Retroactive decision-making: Why early mistakes cannot be as easily restored later in the project lifecycle

Mohammad Sunalla
Director of Finance
UNION PROPERTIES PJSC