Congresses & Meetings

ICEC World Congresses & Council Meetings

ICEC holds a global Congress and Council Meeting every 2 years. ICEC also holds annual regional meetings in each of the 4 ICEC regions (Region 1 – North/South America, Region 2 – Europe/Near East, Region 3 – Africa & Region 4 – Asia Pacific). Further meetings are held as required. The first International Cost Engineering Council Congress (ICEC) was held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada in 1971. Since 1972 there has been an ICEC Congress every second year. Our most recent Congress was held in Sydney, Australia in November, 2018. ICEC holds its Council Meeting every 2 years in conjunction with these World Congresses. The next ICEC Congress was due to be held from 15-21 October 2020 in Accra, Ghana as a joint conference with the Africa Association of Quantity Surveyors (AAQS). Unfortunately the Congress has been postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  Due to the uncertainty of the Covid-19 situation in 2021 and the fact that the next ICEC World Congress will be held in 2022 in The Netherlands, a decision has been made to explore the possibility of holding the Accra Congress in 2024 (subject to approval from our Region 1 member associations).
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Upcoming Congresses & Events – The ICEC Calendar

A calendar of cost engineering, quantity surveying, and project management conferences and meetings around the world

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IET/ACostE Project Controls Network – Webinar on ‘Project Controls in Utility Companies’ – July 2019

The IET/ACostE Project Controls Network held a Webinar on 8 July 2019 on the topic of ‘Project Controls Within Utility Companies’. This was presented by Project Control Managers from the UK National Grid, which handles projects from the Electricity, Gas and Nuclear sectors in the UK. The network has kindly made the webinar available free of charge for all ICEC members to view. The link to the webinar is:

10th ICEC World Congress & Council Meeting: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: 8-12 October 2016 – Paper Proceedings Published

The 10th ICEC World Congress was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from 8-12 October 2016. The ICEC Council Meeting and other meetings were held prior to the Congress on 8-9 October. The Meeting Agenda Book can be found in the Members section of this website. The Congress host and organiser was IBEC – the Brazilian Institute of Cost Engineers (an ICEC member association since 1981). The event was an outstanding success and higlighted the tremendous work that IBEC are doing in developing the Cost Engineering Profession in the South/Central America region. As ICEC was founded in 1976 the Congress also celebrated ICEC’s 40th Anniversary. The paper proceedings and other details about the congress can be found on the congress website at

ICEC International Congress and Regional Forum Standards

1. Sponsorship – International Congresses will be sponsored on a worldwide basis by the International Cost Engineering Council (ICEC).

ICEC will also sponsor seminars and symposia on a continental or regional basis which will be designated as “ICEC Forums”.

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