DRBF Connections Conference 2020

28-30 October, Starting at 14:00 UTC

Don’t miss this opportunity to attend the only conference dedicated entirely to Dispute Boards!

CICA is pleased to communicate on the DRBF Connections Conference 2020: View the Agenda 
DRBF has developed a program to offer thought-provoking content and facilitate connection with DB users all over the world through curated discussions, fireside chats and virtual happy hours. Catch up with colleagues and make new connections!

The biggest difference for this signature DRBF virtual event: delegates and speakers will be able to interact online throughout the sessions to maximize interactions and networking in ways never before offered. Can’t attend all of the live sessions or the time zone is an issue? Not to worry- recordings will be made available for on-demand viewing.

All registrations include the Master Class on Effective Decision Writing Techniques. This class is new to DRBF programming and promises to deliver practical guidance you can implement in your work. Learn from a professional legal writing coach as she uses real-world examples of written DB opinions, as well as learning effective and influential writing techniques.

Featuring keynotes on the outlook for US infrastructure projects by Garry Flowers and Peter Kiernan, and a look at the prognosis for construction disputes from Sir Robert Akenhead, International Arbitrator and former Judge of the UK High Court, as well as multi-national speakers discussing a variety of topics of interest to DB users around the world.

What to do now?

1. Register!

Fees are US $200 for DRBF Members (US $125 for DRBF Emerging Market Members) and US $300 for Non-Members.
Register now to join us for the live virtual event and receive a link to watch later on-demand.

2. Share! Let your colleagues and professional connections know you are attending and encourage them to do the same!

3. Get excited!

Be ready to experience this one-of-a-kind virtual event. Learn, share, connect!

Session highlights:

  • How do DB members create a dispute avoidance mindset? OR, more humorously: “How do you lead a horse to water when you don’t hold the reins?”
  • The in’s and out’s of enforcing DB decisions: binding decisions, natural justice, choosing DB members, effects of the courts
  • Time claims: a most fertile ground for dispute
  • Cross-cultural connections: international contractors in the US market
  • Multinational minefields: ways to ensure productive environments among diverse users
  • Linking the Covid- and post-Covid worlds: How to take the best of what we’ve learned forward

Special events and features:

  • Curated panel discussions, live audience Q&A sessions, fireside chats and virtual happy hours
  • “Pre-Conference Connections” and “Post-Conference Connections”: share your insights and experience during over a dozen small-group discussions