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About ICEC World Congress 2022

ICEC World Congress 2022 is a global conference of the International Cost Engineering Council (ICEC) to be held in conjunction with and hosted by the Dutch Association of Cost Engineers.

After Milan (2014), Rio de Janiero (2016) and Sydney (2018) the biannual ICEC World Congress will return to The Netherlands from June 12 – 15, 2022, after 24 years.
ICEC, the International Cost Engineering Council, represents more than 300.000 ICEC Professionals (Cost Engineers; Project Controls Professionals; and Quantity Surveyors), in more than 40 Associations working in more than 120 Countries. The ICEC Professionals work globally in amongst others the building, infra, petrochem, steel, mining, food, manufacturing industries.

The ICEC World Congress brings together Principals, Customers, Engineers, Contractors and ICEC Professionals to share experiences and knowledge around the theme of the ICEC World Congress, which is “Predictable Projects in a Dynamic World”.
A Dynamic World refers to innovation (technical & IT), environmental challenges (sea rise, sustainability) and economic developments (world markets, COVID). Research shows that large numbers of projects are completed with a time and/or a budget overrun, a challenge for the ICEC Professionals to improve Predictability. The combination: “the need to be predictable in a dynamic world” should provide interesting presentations, panel discussions and discussion amongst attendees of the ICEC World Congress deepening our understanding of this phenomena.

Considering the unpredictable consequences of COVID the ICEC World Congress will be in a hybrid format. We aim for a “live program” in 3
parallel rooms in “de Doelen”, a conference Centre in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and “on line” virtual live streams supplemented with an
on-demand channel, with recorded presentations. The live program will be centered around key note speakers, presentations (reflecting
experience, research, developments) and panel discussions on selected subject to deepen the subject. Furthermore there will be selected
workshops. 

We anticipate approximately 300 participants, with a maximum of 700 participants in “de Doelen” and between 700 to 1500 participants to
connect virtually, without a maximum. 

“The congress is designed to educate professionals towards a variety of global industries that powers from precision. Cost and value professionals are critical thinkers who strive to provide their clients with accurate costings and funds management from pre-design to design to construction to operation to obsolescence.” says Robert de Vries, President of DACE.

What is the International Cost Engineering Council (ICEC)?

The International Cost Engineering Council (ICEC) is a non-political and non-profit organization that was founded in 1976 with the object of promoting cooperation between national and multinational cost engineering, quantity surveying and project management organizations worldwide for their mutual wellbeing and that of their individual members. Click Here for an information kit about ICEC.

ICEC member societies are located in more than 40 countries, and have chapters or sections in many additional countries. Through these chapters and sections, ICEC has access to more than 300,000 cost engineers and project managers in over 120 different nations. Regular ICEC meetings are attended by delegates of the member societies where subjects of common interests are exchanged and discussed. Each member society has one vote on the Council.

What is the Dutch Association of Cost Engineers (DACE)?

DACE, formerly known as the Dutch Association of Cost Engineers, is the industry network and knowledge center for Cost Engineering and Value Management in the Netherlands (www.dace.nl).

DACE is an independent foundation with business participants (combined with the NAP Foundation www.napnetwerk.nl) and individual participants (together referred to as participants). DACE is a member of the International Cost Engineering Council (ICEC).

DACE publishes the “DACE Price Booklet”, the “DACE norms” and its magazine “View on Value”. DACE provides basic and expert training for cost and value engineers. DACE has the following Special Interest Groups: Young Professionals; Cost Engineer in the Process Industry; Cost Engineer in Infra; Cost Engineer in Machining & Manufacturing; High Complexity Buildings; Parametric Analysis; Probabilistic Risk; Scheduling; Contract Management and Value Management. Should you be interested to join DACE please contact us at info@dace.nl.