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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 bi-annual ICEC World Congress will return to The Netherlands from June 12 – 15, 2022 for its 25th edition.

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 discussions amongst attendees of the ICEC World Congress deepening our understanding of this phenomenon.

First hybrid edition of ICEC
Unique about this 25th edition is that it will be the first hybrid version. Hybrid meetings have existed for some time, but have gained momentum due to the pandemic. This type of conference is a new innovative way of learning, connecting, and networking. After all the restrictions of the past two years, a large group of people is ready to meet and network in person. On the other hand, we understand that there are also people who still have reservations about live meetings, international travel, or have schedules that simply do not allow them to participate in person. Therefore, a hybrid meeting offers the best of both worlds: participants can attend live on location, they can attend online or they can watch via our on-demand channel in their own time. 

Delegates who will attend live, will experience all the exciting highlights of the ICEC Congress including keynote presentations, talk shows, and outstanding networking opportunities. Through a powerful virtual platform, the online participants will also be able to explore live and on-demand content, interact in live-stream Q&A discussions, engage online with other industry professionals and virtually visit the exhibition floor.  This hybrid edition of the ICEC World Congress 2022 will be a fulfilling and educational experience for all delegates, whether you will attend in person or online.

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.

Your safety is our top priority
Even though most Covid-19 related rules and regulations have been canceled in the Netherlands, we would like to stress the fact that health and safety is very important at ICEC 2022 and for event host DACE and its congress partners. The well-being of our delegates, exhibitors, and sponsors is our top priority. Therefore, we ask that you follow the advice set by the Dutch government. We’re closely monitoring COVID-19 regulations in line with advice from the Dutch Government and local health authorities to ensure your health is protected. In addition, we are working with our congress venue partners to ensure a safe and secure environment. As of February 25, 2022 all restrictions in The Netherlands have been lifted, except at Schiphol Airport and on your flight to/ from the Netherlands. 

“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.