NEC Users' Group Annual Seminar 2017, London

22 June, 2017 | 09:00 - 18:00

Join us for our annual user
Join us for our annual user's group seminar.

About this event

Please note that this event is now fully booked.

The next NEC Users' Group Annual Seminar will take place in London on the 22 June 2017. This year the event will be held at the iconic County Hall, overlooking Westminster and the River Thames.

The event will be presenting and discussing the new NEC4 suite at the seminar. NEC4 contracts' drafters and experts will cover in detail the new suite for the first time. During the afternoon session, attendees will also get the chance to join the first practical NEC4 workshops.

The NEC Users' Group Annual Seminar is always the biggest event in the NEC calendar, bringing together its international community of users. The seminar is an opportunity for NEC users to share best practice, get the latest insights from case studies, and network with fellow users and solutions providers.

The seminar will gather NEC experts from across industry and government to discuss the latest updates and developments in NEC contracts and how you can ensure smoother project management and greater collaboration.

Designed to promote discussion and engagement, the interactive panel sessions will enable you to get involved and share experiences of using the contracts. In addition, a series of workshops will allow attendees to improve their practical knowledge of the NEC Contracts.

The seminar will conclude with the NEC 'Clause 10.1' awards, celebrating how users' have successfully delivered NEC projects using the spirit of mutual trust and cooperation, as encouraged by NEC Contracts. Our awards recognise success, rewarding achievements for clients and contractors at project and personal levels.

ICE Members discount

Use the promocode NEC4Launch10 to get 10% off to attend th NEC User's Group Annual Seminar 2017.


Save your place:


  • Tim Broyd, ICE President
  • Nick Baveystock, ICE Director General
  • Rudi Klein, NEC Users' Group President and Chief Executive of the Specialist Engineering Contractors' (SEC) Group
  • Peter Higgins, NEC4 Contract Board Chair and Director at pdConsult
  • Beth West, NEC Users' Group Chair and HS2 Commercial Director
  • John Hughes D'aeth, NEC4 Contract Board and Partner at Berwin Leighton Paisner
  • Matthew Garrat, New Contract Board Member and Commercial Director at Costain
  • Steve Rowsell, NEC4 Contract Board and President of Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (CIHT)
  • Ian Heaphy, NEC4 Contract Board and NEC Consultant
  • Ben Walker, NEC4 drafter and Director at CEMAR
  • Ross Hayes, NEC4 drafter & Consultant and Project Manager at Anthony Collins Solicitors
  • Richard Patterson, NEC4 drafter and Procurement & NEC Specialist at Mott MacDonald
  • Stuart Kings, NEC4 drafter and Managing Director at Docte Consulting
  • Tim Knee-Robinson, NEC4 drafter and Managing Director at TKR Consultancy Ltd
  • Barry Trebes, NEC4 drafter and Director at Trebes Consultancy Limited

NEC3 to NEC4: From Partnership to Collaboration

08:00 Registration and breakfast 
09:00 Presidential opening address and unveiling of NEC4
  tim-broyd.jpg Tim Broyd
ICE President
rudi-klein-1.JPG Rudi Klein
NEC Users' Group President
09:20 Government Perspective on NEC Contracts
  Dr David Hancock
Construction Director, Infrastructure and Projects Authority
Cabinet Office
09:40 Industry Perspective on NEC Contracts
  Peter Barclay
Midlands Highway Alliance
10:00 NEC4 Alliance Contract (ALC)
  Ian-Eaphy.jpg Ian Heaphy
NEC4 Contract Board member
10:20 NEC4 Design, Build and Operate Contract (DBO): a solutions based contract
  peter-higgins.jpg Peter Higgins
Chair of the NEC4 Contract Board
10:40 Speakers' panel session
11:00 Morning refreshment break and networking
11:30 Chair's Address
  Beth-West.jpg Beth West
NEC Users' Group Chair
11:50 Legal Perspective on NEC Contracts
  john-hughes-daeth-std.png John Hughes D'aeth
NEC4 Contract Board and Partner at Berwin Leighton Paisner
12:10 NEC3 to NEC4: key changes for flexibility and Tier 2 Subcontractors 
  Matthewgarrat.jpg Matthew Garratt
New Contract Board member and Commercial Director at Costain
12:30 NEC4 Early Adopters
  Steve-Roswell.jpg Steve Rowsell
NEC4 Contract Board, CIHT President 2016-17 (Chartered Institute of Highways & Transportation)
12:40 Speakers' panel session
13:00 Lunch and networking 
14:00 Workshops
  ECC4: Key changes affecting the management of the contract

Richard Patterson
NEC4 drafter

Stuart Kings
NEC4 drafter

Tim Knee-Robinson
NEC4 drafter 
Introducing the NEC4 Design Build and Operate Contract (DBO)

Ross Hayes
NEC4 drafter
NEC4: evolution of the service contracts

Ben Walker
NEC4 drafter
Dispute Resolutions processes under NEC4

Sponsored by:

Ian Heaphy
NEC4 Contract Board
16:00 Afternoon refreshment break and networking
16:30 NEC Clause 10.1 Awards
  • Project of the Year
  • Contractor of the Year
  • Employer of the  Year
  • Contract innovation through additional clauses
  • Accreditation Awards:
    • TSC Service Manager Accreditation
    • ECC Supervisor Accreditation
    • ECC Project Manager Accreditation

Sponsored by:

16:50 President's Closing Address
17:00 Cocktail Reception