Construction industry stakeholders urged to attend conference

Nathan Kirk (left) President of the Association of Engineers, reviews the 2019 CIC Conference programme with Jon Orton (Architect) a member of the conference planning committee.Picture: SUPPLIED

STAKEHOLDERS involved in the construction industry have been urged to attend the 2019 Construction Industry Council (CIC) Conference next month.

CIC chairman Gordon Jenkins said a bigger number of participants was expected at this year’s event.

“While last year we had 370 in our initial 2018 conference, this year we expect 400. We are urging those in the industry to attend for it is the one event in the year that will bring delegates up to date on the state of the industry. It is also the forum where concerns can be raised on issues that may not be in the conference formal agenda,” said Mr Jenkins.

The level of speakers and topics that have been selected to explore these major issues that affect operations in the industry.

Some issues include licensing, standards, OHS, education and training, insurance, as well as the resolutions introduced by delegates to last year’s conference.

Mr Jenkins said Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, would open the conference, with the Trade Show to be launched by Minister Industry and Trade Premila Kumar.

The conference is scheduled to be held from June 13-15 at the GPH in Suva.

CIC is the umbrella organisation that represents all the construction industry associations.

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