As promised, I will share some takeaways from the IACCM Europe Conference held in Madrid form 13-15 May 2019 on my blog. Of course, I could tell you how great it was, a real networking event etc. But that brings nothing to the readers than regret of not being there. No worries, I will try to give you some feedback useful for those not present. In case anything is not clear, please reach out to me.

In separate posts, I will focus on 3 subjects close to my hart (click on the respective words to access them): negotiation, risk management and contract management & technology.

It was a special event as IACCM, the International Association for Contract & Commercial Management, was celebrating its 20th birthday.

20 years ago, there was no visibility for CCM’s (Contract & Commercial Managers). Everyone considered she/he was doing a different job. IACCM has been able to show similarities and bring consistency within its ever-growing member group (> 55k). This through research, establishing a Body of Knowledge and networking.

A new trend is the interest of the academic world. The University of Leeds Business School & Law School is a good example because they are setting-up a MSc / LLM in Commercial and Contract Management. Others are showing interest and ready to follow.

Satisfied, yes I am, with this year’s IACCM Europe conference. See you next year in London.

Click here for me publications related to IACCM on this blog.

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Jan Bouckaert

Jan Bouckaert is a FIDIC Certified Adjudicator (President's list) with 25 years of worldwide experience in negotiation of complex construction, renewable energy, power and infrastructure projects. He is also specialized in contract management, project controls and alternative dispute resolution. During Jan’s career path, he lived in France, Belgium, Egypt, India and Portugal and worked for GE Renewable Energy, Alstom Hydro, Besix/Six Construct. He is a Civil Engineer from the University of Leuven (Belgium) and has an MBA from ISEG (Portugal). He speaks fluently English, French, Portuguese and Dutch. Jan is the founder of AfiTaC, a company giving advice on international tenders and contracts. Be welcome to connect on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/afitac/

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