Friday, 11 April 2014     Sheraton Hotel, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong


The Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (East Asia Branch) and the Civil Division and the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Committee of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) are presenting PARDCI 2014 - the second one day Conference on “Practical Approach to Resolving Disputes in the Construction Industry” on 11 April 2014 at the Sheraton Hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui. With over 250 delegates and leaders from the construction industry, this Conference aims to provide your organization with maximum exposure and high visibility before, during and after the event.

Please choose the most appropriate sponsorship package that will best reinforce your organization’s image. 

Conference Synopsis

This conference will look at the various dispute mechanisms, the strategy to implement them, current legislation and how we as engineers, quantity surveyors and architects should try as an industry to resolve any disputes within our own professional field.

In leading up to the PARDCI conference this year, a series of talks has taken place. The last talk is scheduled to take place on Tuesday 8 April 2014. Details are as follows:

  • Tuesday 14 January 2014 – “Construction Mediation Experience Sharing Series “ by Andrzej Cierpicki, Philip Boulding and Stanley Lo.
  • Tuesday 25 February 2014 – “Know your Contracts” by Joe Gilfeather.
  • Tuesday 8 April 2014 – “HKIAC Arbitration Rules” by Dean Lewis and Vincent Conner.


Founded in 1985, the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre is one of the preeminent arbitration institutions in the world. According to the Global Arbitration Review, “Regional arbitration pretty much began with the HKIAC. No regional institution has been running so successfully for so long.” HKIAC assists companies with their dispute resolution needs with our multi-lingual, multi-cultural Secretariat, our state-of-the-art administered arbitration rules, and our deep pool of arbitrators with a wide range of expertise and experience.

CIArb (East Asia Branch) provides a regional organisation for members of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators who are resident in the geographical areas of Hong Kong, China, Vietnam, The Philippines, Japan, Korea, Mongolia, Taiwan and Indonesia. The objectives of the Branch are to promote, encourage and facilitate the practice of settlement of disputes by arbitration and other means of dispute resolution, and generally to support and promote the status and interests of the Institute.

The Engineering Society of Hong Kong, forerunner of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE), was founded in 1947 with an aim to bring together engineers of different disciplines for their common good.  In 1975, the HKIE was incorporated under the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers Ordinance.

The Institution sets standards for the training and admission of engineers and has strict rules governing its members’ conduct. As a learned society, it regularly organises activities to keep members abreast of the latest engineering developments and for the purpose of continuing professional development.

The Institution has entered into various co-operation agreements and reciprocal recognition of qualifications agreements with engineering institutions worldwide and is a member of many international engineering institutions.

The Civil Division, set up in 1978 and one of the oldest and biggest division in HKIE, is aimed to promote the general advancement of the science, technology and practice of civil engineering, and foster collaboration amongst its members and with members of similar institutions, societies or other professional bodies.

The ADR Committee is responsible for all matters relating to arbitration and alternative dispute resolution, and in particular relating to the engineering profession. The Committee is aimed to promote the use of appropriate forms of dispute resolution mechanisms for handling construction disputes and to promote knowledge sharing and transfer about various forms of dispute resolution mechanisms.