Late November provided the opportunity to raise awareness of the drive for collaborative working in the UK with audiences from representatives across South East Asia.
The Institute was invited to provide a speaker for the Smart Rail Asia Congress & Expo held at the Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC) from 26-28 November 2014. Neill Carruthers, one of our Associate Directors attended the conference to speak on the subject of 'Learning from the Use of a Structured Approach to Collaboration in UK Rail'.
With over $200 billion worth of current and live tenders for rail projects this provided an excellent opportunity to share knowledge of ICW's experience of collaboration in the UK infrastructure sector and to make an influential audience aware of the implementation of BS 11000 and the journey towards ISO 11000. Among the conference attendees were representatives from key clients, suppliers and universities from Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, China, Hong Kong, Cambodia and India amongst other countries.
Whilst in Thailand Neill was also invited to give a presentation to the British Chamber of Commerce Thailand (BCCT) Property & Infrastructure Group under the title of Partnering/Alliancing in Procurement: Developing a Collaborative Working Culture in Delivering Major Rail and Infra-structure Programmes.