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Protecting your projects – from inception to final account, improving project outcomes

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17 May 2017
JW Marriott Kuwait City

HKA are pleased to bring you this complimentary breakfast briefing on ensuring success in delivering projects, with a particular focus on trends and issues in Kuwait and the wider Gulf.

As programmes and projects continue to grow in size and complexity, both employers and contractors are exposed to greater delivery and financial risks. During this breakfast briefing, HKA’s Advisory and Consulting teams will share their insights into how to grapple with this complexity, from early stage assurance through to gaining clarity on the final account position.


Ben Highfield, HKA

Ben is an Executive Vice President and claims and disputes specialist at HKA.

Based in Dubai, UAE, he has more than 15 years of major project experience in the construction industry, spanning buildings, transport infrastructure, oil and gas, power and water markets. Ben regularly advises clients on commercial and contractual matters as well as claims management and dispute resolution. He is a chartered civil engineer, a Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Lindsay Hawkins, HKA

Lindsay leads the Programme Advisory Services division for HKA Middle East and Africa.  With over 15 years of combined consulting and industry experience, Lindsay has helped his clients maximise the value of their infrastructure investments spanning Australia, the Middle East and Europe.

Lindsay specialises in the design and implementation of Target Operating Models for large scale infrastructure project delivery organisations and has led transformations for a number of the largest investment portfolios including BHP Billiton, State Transport Authorities in Australia, Dubai Airports, Al Rajhi Bank, Amiri Diwan Qatar, Dubai Properties Group and Public Works Authority Qatar, among others.

Greg Cheney, HKA

Greg is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor who has provided contractual and commercial services to employers and contractors alike across the UK, Australia, Africa and the Middle East.

Greg is based in Kuwait, developing HKA’s service offering in this important market. With an astute appreciation of the commercial drivers and contractual frameworks for infrastructure delivery, Greg offers rigorous cost and contract advice, working hard for clients to ensure that project costs are transparent, contractual risks are managed and that the possible outcomes are clearly understood within the economic and contractual parameters of the project.


08h00                       Registration

08h30 – 08h40     Welcome and introduction to HKA Kuwait

09h00 – 09h20     Lindsay Hawkins

The Value of Independent Programme Assurance Early in the Lifecycle

Lindsay will provide the audience with a perspective on the value of focusing assurance activities at the beginning of the lifecycle to add maximum value and increase opportunities for improvement. Lindsay will also discuss current trends in applying data analytics to assurance activities to increase the likelihood that projects and programmes will deliver to time and on budget.

08h40 – 09h00     Ben Highfield

Recovering Loss and Expense on Mega projects in the Middle East

This seminar will help the audience identify the typical areas of loss and expense, with a particular focus on delay and disruption. Ben will give key tips on how to value loss and expense and remedies for recovery.

09h20 – 09h40      Greg Cheney

Risk analysis of Construction Claims

With limited time and resources, executives need to be able to decide which claims to pursue, which to abandon and which to settle. Greg will look at techniques to analyse the comparative strengths and weaknesses of each claim, the likelihood of success and the potential outcomes to help develop a robust claims strategy.

09h40 – 10h00      Panel Q&A

Event Details
17 May 2017
JW Marriott Kuwait City


November 29 - December 12
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