Register now for this 1-day conference and find out all about Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) and collaborative contracting.

PIANC, in cooperation with IADC, is organising an international conference on Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) in Brussels on 6 October 2022. How can early involvement of the main contractor and its supply chain create value for the developer of an infrastructure project? And how should such an early collaboration be structured from a procurement, contractual and organisational perspective? These are the overarching questions that will be explored during the conference.


For this topic, PIANC has formed the Working Group 194; “A framework for Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) in infrastructure projects” with a number of ECI experts and practitioners to develop a report containing practical guidance how to perform ECI projects. The report is available on the PIANC website. Following the publication of this report, this full-day conference will address the topics of the report, with speakers from the working group and other leading experts in ECI and collaborative contracting.



If you want to learn more about ECI and collaborative contracting, this is the conference for you. Meet other professionals who have experience and expertise with ECI or are interested to apply it for the first time. Gain a better understanding of how ECI projects can be (or are) procured and organized. Broaden your network, uncover new methods and play a role in bringing this approach to mainstream application. The topics addressed make it ideal for attendees, such as:

  • Contractors;
  • Engineers;
  • Consultants;
  • Decision makers and their advisors of infrastructure projects, both in the public and private sector;
  • and Institutions and associations that have a particular focus on the procurement, management and organisation of large construction projects.


All presentations and panel discussions will be given by speakers and panellists who are experts and practitioners in the field of Early Contractor Involvement. For more information about the conference, the programme and how to register, click on the button below.


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