Monday, January 31, 2011

BST Global and the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) Announce a New Seven-Year Strategic Partnership

Industry Leaders Align to Share Best Practices, Knowledge and Programs for the Betterment of the Global Engineering Community Spanning 66,000 Firms in 86 Countries Representing Some 3 Million Professionals

BRUSSELS, Belgium - Friday, January 28th 2011 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)--BST Global, the leading global provider of enterprise business management software solutions for consulting engineering, architecture and environmental consultancies, and FIDIC, the International Federation of Consulting Engineers, the international association that represents the consulting engineering industry and the recognized international voice of the industry, today announced a new seven (7) year strategic partnership agreement.

The agreement designates BST Global as the sole and exclusive FIDIC Strategic Partner in the area of enterprise business management software solutions and services for the engineering and environmental consulting industry. Furthermore, according to this new strategic alliance, BST Global and FIDIC agree to collaborate globally on the following initiatives:

* BST Global will provide best practice experience and relevant content material for programs developed by FIDIC.
* BST Global will be the exclusive FIDIC partner in the area of enterprise business management software solutions for all FIDIC conferences, events and programs globally. BST will support FIDIC as it serves its member associations and firms in such areas as Capacity Development events, FIDIC National Training Programs, the FIDIC International Training Program, Market Surveys, FIDIC Documents, and Trainer Accreditation.
* BST Global will be the Main Conference Sponsor to the annual FIDIC Conference including the FIDIC Centennial Conference scheduled for Barcelona, Spain, 2013.

“BST Global has valued and enjoyed a long standing relationship with FIDIC that began a decade ago. Today’s agreement underscores BST Global’s commitment to the consulting engineering industry. Our new strategic partnership with FIDIC allows us to mutually share and deliver best practices and programs that ultimately make a significant impact at leading consulting engineering firms worldwide,” said Javier A. Baldor, Executive Vice President, BST Global.

“BST Global has been an invaluable partner for FIDIC in the area of capacity development for several years. The federation is proud that BST Global has decided to make a long-term strategic commitment in support of a wider range of FIDIC activities,” said Gregs Thomopulos, FIDIC President.

“BST Global, as a leading supplier of business management software to the consulting engineering industry, is a natural strategic partner for FIDIC as the industry develops to meet the world’s huge and increasing demand for sustainable infrastructure,” said Enrico Vink, FIDIC Managing Director.

“This agreement aligns our key strengths and knowledge in delivering innovative software solutions specifically for the consulting engineering industry, with those of FIDIC in promoting the interests of the engineering industry on a global scale,” said Eduardo Niebles, managing director – EMEA, BST Global (Europe). “We have been a long-standing supporter of FIDIC for the last ten years, and are excited as we approach the coming decade in working alongside such a prestigious organization.”


FIDIC, the International Federation of Consulting Engineers was founded in 1913 and is the recognized international voice of the consulting engineering industry, representing the business interests of firms supplying technology based intellectual services for the built and natural environment. FIDIC membership comprises more than 66,000 firms in 86 countries representing some 3 million professionals spread across the full spectrum of the world’s economies. The key principles that FIDIC espouses are quality, integrity, capacity building and sustainability. Information on FIDIC is available at

About BST Global

BST Global is the leading global provider of enterprise business management software and service solutions for consulting engineering, architecture and environmental consultancies. Today, over 95,000 end users across six continents and 40 countries rely on BST Global's innovative software solutions to manage their projects, resources, finances and client relationships.

Founded in 1971, the privately held BST Global is headquartered in Tampa, Florida, USA and is a global organization with a presence in the Americas, Europe, Africa and Australia. Additional information can be obtained by contacting BST Global at +1 813-886-3300 (international) or via the web at

BST Global and BST Enterprise are registered service and/or trademarks of BST Consultants Inc. All other products or company names mentioned are used for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners.

BST Global Media

Krys Simpson, +1 813-886-3300


Peter Boswell, FIDIC General Manager, +41 22 799 49 00

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