FIDIC President’s Message
Dear conference delegates and guests,
I would like to personally invite you to Jakarta, the center and hub of Indonesia’s national finance and trade, seat of its national and provincial government, and proud host of the FIDIC 2017 International Infrastructure Conference.
The 2017 FIDIC Conference taking place from the 1st to the 3rd of October 2017 will provide a platform for us to evaluate and discuss our understanding of what constitutes resilient infrastructure. In the wake of increasing natural disasters, infrastructure programmes are being implemented in some countries, but without properly understanding resilience. Predicting the effects of climate change is becoming more challenging. To ensure that our design and construction standards are robust enough, the ability to adapt is critical - from planning, design, and implementation, up to the maintenance phase.
Infrastructure investment decisions have long-term consequences. Therefore, decisions on infrastructure should anticipate the long-term impact on the environment. As we are also transitioning into the rapidly evolving fourth industrial revolution which disrupts almost every industry in every country, I reflect as a representative of international and national federations and as a businessman in the consulting engineering industry, on how engineers should adapt to continuous innovation. I am confident that conference attendees will truly benefit from the selected speakers who will share their knowledge on topics such as identifying infrastructure’s needs and benefits; planning and designing resilient infrastructure; impacts of natural disasters; post-disaster functional requirements focusing on power, water, healthcare, and transport.
FIDIC, ASPAC (FIDIC Member Associations in the Asia-Pacific Region), and INKINDO (National Association of Indonesian Engineering Consultants) cordially invite business leaders, decision makers, and professionals from the consulting engineering industry to Jakarta for a global opportunity to explore the many business and financial matters impacting on our living and working environment.
I am truly looking forward to welcoming you to the FIDIC Conference in Jakarta where I will complete my 2-year term as FIDIC President and pass the honorable torch to my commendable successor.