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The FIDIC Future Leaders Advisory Council (FLAC) invites submissions of papers for a special edition of the annual FIDIC Future Leaders Booklet, as it celebrates the 110th anniversary of FIDIC. The booklet will be released at the Global Infrastructure Conference 2023, which this year has as its central theme, “Infrastructure – there´s no time to lose: Sustainable global (and local) strategies to build a better world”.

As governments around the world identify investment in infrastructure as being key to rebuilding and revitalising their economies in the face of growing economic and political instability and the ever-present challenge of the climate crisis, the responsibility on engineering and construction professionals to deliver the goods has never been more sharply posed. FIDIC is ideally poised to reflect on the progress made, and opportunities that the consulting engineering is facing to build a better world.

Submissions are encouraged that discuss how the consulting engineering and infrastructure development has faced over the past decades, and the role that Future Leaders have in building a better world for the future. Therefore, Future Leaders from around the world are invited to share their thoughts, experiences, and ideas in this unique and exciting publication.   

Booklet Theme: “110 years into the future of Consulting Engineering: The vision of Future Leaders”

Papers are invited according to the following sub-themes:

  1. The consulting engineering environment – leveraging new technologies (Digital Transformation, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Augmented Reality (AR), Robotics, etc.)
  2. Sustainability (Net Zero, Decarbonization and Nature Based Solutions)
  3. Social Sustainability (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, fair wages, mentoring, etc.)
  4. The “darker side of projects” (Modern Slavery, Corruption, Unsustainable exploitation of resources, etc.)
  5. Other - please specify

Important Dates:

16 June 2023     - Submission of papers closes
14 July 2023      - Shortlisting of papers for publication and presentation
September 2023  - Release of the Special Edition of the FIDIC Future Leaders Booklet during the FIDIC Global Infrastructure Conference 2023

Eligibility Criteria:

All authors must be Future Leaders (under 40 years of age at the date of publication of the booklet) and satisfy at least one of the membership criteria below:

(1) Be a member of the FIDIC Future Leaders Advisory Council
(2) Be a member of a FIDIC Regional Future Leaders Group
(3) Be a member of a FIDIC Member Association Future Leaders Group
(4) Be an employee of a member firm affiliated to a FIDIC Member Association (To confirm your Member Association, please visit FIDIC | Member associations | International Federation of Consulting Engineers)

Submission Guidelines

(1) All submissions must be made in English via the FIDIC web site: on or before 16 June 2023 (midnight GMT).

(2) Length of the paper to not exceed 2 x A4 pages for content

(3) All authors must supply a short biography (not exceeding 150 words) and a high-resolution picture of the author(s) of at least 1MB in resolution.

The FIDIC FLAC reserves the right to shortlist articles for publishing against the above criteria and quality guidelines. Papers that do not get selected for the booklet may be published on other FIDIC platforms.

Every paper must have a presenting author. In case of having 2 or more authors, a presenting author must be designated. By submitting a paper, the authors confirm their availability to present their papers in person and/or to participate in other online panel discussions promoting the booklet.


Mr Rodrigo Juárez



Mr Artur Brito