About ENCON2

  Under the Patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense – Chairman of the Supreme Council for Planning and Development, the Federation of Kuwaiti Engineering Offices & Consultant Houses announces the convening of the “2nd Consulting Services for the Development Plan Forum (ENCON2).” The event is the result of the efforts of the Federation of Kuwaiti Engineering Offices & Consultant Houses in cooperation with the General Secretariat of the Supreme Council for Planning and Development, the Central Agency for Public Tenders, the Central Agency for Information Technology, and Kuwait Municipality. ENCON2 will feature the participation of the Agency for Developing Madinat Al-Hareer (Al-Subiya) and Boubyan Island, Kuwait Direct Investment Promotion Authority, Kuwait Fire Service Directorate, Ministry of Electricity and Water, Environment Public Authority, MInistry of Public Works, Ministry of Health, Kuwait University, Ministry of Education, Kuwait Petroleum Corporation, and the World Bank. Also, the following supervisory authorities will participate in ENCON2: State Audit Bureau, Department of Legal Advice and Legislation, Kuwait Anticorruption Authority (Nazaha), the Financial Supervisory Authority, and the Government Performance Follow-up Agency.
   
  ENCON2 will convene at the Diamond Grand Ballroom of Sheraton Kuwait Hottel on 30 April – 2 may 2019 with the motto “Role of the Private Sector in Execution and Automated Integration among Related Agencies to boost Productivity and combat Corruption.” ENCON2’s motto lives up to significant challenges and ambitions of Kuwait’s development plan 2035 that Kuwait’s government is embarking on to shape Kuwait’s future for years to come.
   
  ENCON2 aims at boosting the efficiency by which the phases of Kuwait’s 2035 Development Plan are executed. It also aims at ensuring that projects are executed accurately according to specifications and within their budgets. Shortening the documentary cycle and significantly limiting variation orders to boost transparency and combat corruption are among the hot topics of ENCON2. The event’s topics, therefore, will focus on increasing the level of cooperation and coordination among all agencies mandated with the delivery of consulting services. As a first step, ENCON2 will discuss the requirements for developing a healthy administrative and technological environment among the executive and supervisory government agencies to automate the issuance of approvals and permissions related to consulting services. The target is the development of a web portal to be the unified gateway for issuing all approvals and permissions related to deliver consulting services for government and private sector projects in general, and especially for projects of the Development Plan. Finally, ENCON2 aims at discussing the best approach to implement Kuwait’s government vision of empowering the private consulting sector to assume the roles of approvals and permissions issuance and execution of projects of the Development Plan, and the best approach to empower the government agencies to carry out an accompanying effective supervisory role only. This conforms to Kuwait’s strategy of mandating the private sector with a more significant economic role.
   
  Finally, ENCON2 will discuss the steps and activities undertaken to implement the recommendations of ENCON1 (17 – 19 September 2017) under the motto of “Towards Professional and Transparent Consulting Services.”
   
   
   

Objectives

   
 
  • Study and discuss how related government organizations’ efforts may be streamlined and unified to eliminate impediments, raise the level of cooperation, increase efficiency and transparency, and combat corruption.
  • Study the options of developing an electronic portal to be the unified gateway for consulting services delivery by government agencies and supervisory authorities including construction projects’ permits.
  • Follow up on Kuwait’s 2035 development plan and the associated projects’ delivery status against their assigned schedules.
  • Study the best routes to increase levels of cooperation and partnership between the private consulting sector and the public sector.
   
   
   

Participating Organizations

  Executive Agencies
   
 
  • The General Secretariat of the Supreme Council for Planning and Development
  • Central Agency for Public Tenders
  • Central Agency for Information Technology
  • Kuwait Municipality
  • Agency for Developing Madinat Al-Hareer (Al-Subiya) and Boubyan Island
  • Kuwait Direct Investment Promotion Authority (KDIPA)
  • Kuwait Fire Service Directorate
  • Ministry of Electricity and Water
  • Environment Public Authority (EPA)
  • Ministry of Public Works
  • Ministry of Health
  • Kuwait University
  • Ministry of Education
  • Kuwait Petroleum Corporation
  • United Nations Development Program
  • Engineering, administrative, legal, and project management consulting offices
  • The Federation of Kuwaiti Engineering Offices & Consultant Houses
   
  Supervisory Agencies
   
 
  • State Audit Bureau
  • Department of Legal Advice and Legislation
  • Kuwait Anticorruption Authority (Nazaha)
  • Financial Supervisory Authority
  • Government Performance Follow-up Agency
   
   
   

Who Should Attend?

 
  • Consultants / Engineers
  • Engineering and administrative information systems analysts
  • Specialists in planning and project management
  • Specialists in consulting services and related permissions
   
   
   

Exhibition

The exhibition will host the designs, solutions, and services of the consulting, engineering, and information technology organizations and companies. Kuwaiti, GCC, and global companies are invited to present their services. Government and supervisory agencies are also invited to present their achievements and programs. Automation and integration will be the main theme of the exhibition.
 
Exhibition Layout
 
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Booth Specifications:
 
  • Booth sizes of 6, 9, 12, 18, and 27 m2 are available
  • Vendors can order standard booth designs or they can provide their designs
 
 

FIDIC Workshop

ENCON2 will include a specialized workshop about FIDIC on the second and third days. FIDIC accredited speakers will deliver the workshop as follows:
 
  • Dr. Gotz-Sebastian Hok
    • Lawyer & Legal Consultant
    • FIDIC Accredited Trainer
    • Written various books and articles in French, En-glish and German on FIDIC forms of contract
    • Member of the German Dispute Adjudication As-sessment Panel and former Chairman of Euroju-ris International COMMITTE
    • Currently , Legal advisor of three FIDIC Task Groups and the current Chairman of the FIDIC Trainer Assessment Panel
  • Dr. Nabil Mohammed Abbas
    • General Manager – Engineering Expert Center – Jeddah
    • Member of FIDIC Contract Arabization Commit-tee and GCC Representative
    • FIDIC Accredited Trainer
   
   
   

Schedule

Day-1: 30 April 2019

 
 

Opening Ceremony

 
Time Topic
18:30 Delegates Registration
19:00 National Anthem
19:02 Holy Quran
19:05 Opening Speech – His Excellency Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah
First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense
19:10 Keynote Speech – Dr. Khaled Mahdi
Secretary General – The General Secretariat of the Supreme Council for Planning and Development
19:15 Keynote Speech – Eng. Shuaa Abdulraheem Akbar
Secretary General – Central Agency for Public Tenders
19:20 Keynote Speech – Mrs. Haya Al-Wadaani
Director General – Central Agency for Information Technology
19:25 Keynote Speech – Eng. Ahmad Al-Manfouhi
General Manager – Kuwait Municipality
19:30 Keynote Speech – Engineer Badr Al-Salman
President  – Federation of Kuwaiti Engineering Offices & Consultant Houses
19:35 Keynote Speech – Mr. Yousef Al Marzook
General Manager – NoufEXPO
19:40 Keynote Speeches – Sponsoring Companies
19:55 Honoring of Participating Companies
20:00 Inauguration of the Exhibition
20:30 Dinner
 
 
 

Day-2: 1 May 2019

 
 
Session-1: Role of Private Sector in Execution of Development Plan
 
Time Topic
09:00 – 09:15 Kuwait Government’s Vison for Private Sector Role in Development Plan Execution
The General Secretariat of the Supreme Council for Planning and Development
09:15 – 09:30 Empowering the Supervisory Role of Government Agencies in Development Plan Execution
State Audit Bureau
09:30 – 10:45 Legislative Requirements to mandate the Private Sector with Execution of Development Plan-1
Department of Legal Advice and Legislation
09:45 – 10:00 Legislative Requirements to mandate the Private Sector with Execution of Development Plan-2
World Bank
10:00 – 10:15 General Discussion
10:15 – 10:30 Break
 
 
Session-2: Improving Work Environment to Boost Efficiency of Consulting Services
 
Time Topic
10:30 – 11:30 Panel Discussion – Participants:
  • Agency for Developing Madinat Al-Hareer (Al-Subiya) and Boubyan Island
  • The General Secretariat of the Supreme Council for Planning and Development
  • Central Agency for Public Tenders
  • Kuwait Direct Investment Promotion Authority (KADIPA)
11:30 – 12:00 General Discussion
12:00 – 12:30 Break
 
 
Session-3: Methods and Procedures to automate Consulting Services and develop the Unified Portal
 
Time Topic
12:30 – 14:30 Panel Discussion – Participants:
  • Central Agency for Information Technology
  • Kuwait Municipality
  • Ministry of Public Works
  • Ministry of Electricity and Water
  • Kuwait Fire Service Directorate
  • Environment Public Authority
  • Kuwait Petroleum Corporation
  • Other Related Agencies
14:30 – 15:00 General Discussion
15:00 Lunch
 
 
Workshop – New FIDIC Contract 2017
What is New and Dispute Resolution – First Period
 
Time Topic
09:00 – 13:00 New FIDIC Contracts – 2017 New Policies, definitions
  Dr. Gotz-Sebastian Hok
  • Lawyer & Legal Consultant – FIDIC Accredited Trainer New Contract Administration Features
  Dr. Nabil Mohammed Abbas
  • General Manager – Engineering Expert Center – Jeddah
  • Member of FIDIC Contract Arabization Committee and GCC Representative
  • FIDIC Accredited Trainer 
 
 

Day-3: 2 May 2019

 
 
Session-4: Improving Work Environment at Supervisory Agencies
 
Time Topic
09:00 – 10:00 Panel Discussion – Participants:
  • Legal Advice and Legislation Department
  • State Audit Bureau
  • Kuwait Anticorruption Authority
  • Financial Supervisory Authority
  • Government Performance Follow-Up Agency
  • Federation of Kuwaiti Engineering Offices & Consultant Houses
10:00 – 10:30 General Discussion
10:30 – 11:00 Break
 
 
Session 5: Value of Legal, Administrative, and Financial Consulting in Execution of Development Plan Projects
 
Time Topic
11:00 – 12:00 Panel Discussion – Participants:
  • The General Secretariat of the Supreme Council for Planning and Development
  • Central Agency for Public Tenders
12:00 – 12:30 General Discussion
12:30 – 13:00 Break
 
 
Session- 6 : Efforts to boost Transparency and combat Corruption and Wastage
 
Time Topic
13:00 – 13:15 Wastage and Corruption – Definitions and Types
Kuwait Anticorruption Authority (Nazaha)
13:15 – 13:30 Renovate Tenders Legislations, limit Variation Orders, and Implement Open Data Policies
Central Agency for Public Tenders
13:30 – 13:45 Implement International Projects’ Audit Standards from Inception to Post Execution
Specialized Audit Consultant House/ Financial Supervisory Authority
13:45 – 14:00 Social Networks and the responsibility of the Civil Society in boosting Transparency
Kuwait Lawyers Society
 
 
Session- 7 – Closing Session
 
Time Topic
14:00 – 14:15 ENCON 1 Recommendations  Follow Up
  • Federation of Kuwaiti Engineering Offices & Consultant Houses
  • The General Secretariat of the Supreme Council for Planning and Development
  • Department of Legal Advice and Legislation
14:15 – 14:25 ENCON2 Recommendations
14:25 – 14:30 Final Acknowledgement
14:30 Lunch
 
 
Workshop – New FIDIC Contract 2017
What is New and Dispute Resolution – Second Period
 
Time Topic:
09:00 – 13:00 New FIDIC Contracts – 2017
  • New Claims Procedures
    Dr. Nabil Mohammed Abbas
  • Dispute resolution clauses under FIDIC 2017
    Dr. Gotz-Sebastian Hok 
    Lawyer & Legal Consultant – FIDIC Accredited Trainer
 

Opening Ceremony

  • His Excellency Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense
  • Dr. Khaled Mahdi, Secretary General – The General Secretariat of the Supreme Council for Planning and Development
  • Eng. Shuaa Abdulraheem Akbar, Secretary General – Central Agency for Public Tenders
  • Mrs. Haya Al-Wadaani, Director General – Central Agency for Information Technology
  • Eng. Ahmad Al-Manfouhi, General Manager – Kuwait Municipality
  • Engineer Badr Al-Salman, President  – Federation of Kuwaiti Engineering Offices & Consultant Houses
  • Mr. Yousef Al Marzook, General Manager – NoufEXPO
 
 

Panels and Workshops

Presentations

Workshop Participants

Paper Submission

  The forum’s Scientific Committee calls for all interested specialists to submit their papers about designated topics. Papers must adhere to the assigned topic and to a time limit allocated to each paper as per the event’s schedule.
   
  The following details should be sent to info@noufexpo.com.kw no later than Thursday, April 11 2019:
   
 
  • Speaker name in Arabic and English
  • Job Title in Arabic and English
  • Email address
  • Contact number
  • Organization in Arabic and English
  • Address in Arabic and English
  • A half page synopsis about the Speaker in Arabic and English (MS Word).
  • A half page summary of the paper in Arabic and English (MS Word).
  • A recent photo of the speaker (JPEG)
  • One page advertisement of the organization (Adobe Illustrator + PDF).
  • Logo of the organization (Adobe Illustrator + PDF).
   
   

Sponsors

Organizers

 
Federation of Kuwaiti Engineering Offices & Consultant Houses
P. O. Box 4047, Safat 13071,Kuwait
Tel: +965 22420482 Ext. 302
Fax: +965 22435931
www.kfeoc.com.kw

Mr. Bahjat Abdul Salam

Mobile: +965 66923894
Email: kfeoch@gmail.com
NoufEXPO
Al Salhiya St., Al-Majara Bldg., 3rd Floor, Office No.8
P. O. Box 28178, Safat 13142, Kuwait
Tel: +965 22469921 / +965 22469924
Fax: +965 22469928
www.noufexpo.com.kw

Mr.Magdy Sabry

Mobile: +965 60002095
Email:info@noufexpo.com.kw
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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