Social Events


FIDIC Welcome Reception Cocktail Dinner

Date: Sunday, 8th September 2019

Time: 19:00 - 21:30

Venue: Palacio de Minería

Dress code: Smart casual or National dress


Description: Planned and built from 1797 to 1813 by the Valencian sculptor and architect Manuel Tolsá. The Mining Palace is considered as the master piece of Latin American Neoclassicism and one of the capitals most beautiful buildings. It was built as a school for mining in order to academically train miners from 1813. The majestic monument is full of class where every wall, space, stairs and light show brilliance and elegance, it is one of the most important constructions within Mexican architecture. It is part of the artistic and cultural heritage of the National Autonomous University of Mexico and is under the protection of the Faculty of Engineering. Nowadays it is occasionally used for concerts, exhibition and other cultural events.






FIDIC Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony

Date: Monday, 9th September 2019

Time: 20:00 - 23:30

Venue: Castillo Room of the Presidente Intercontinental Hotel Mexico

Dress code: Formal Black Tie or National Dress


Description: This year’s Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony will be held in the Castillo Ballroom of the Intercontinental Hotel Mexico. Enjoy a memorable glamorous evening in the company of your fellow guests, exquisite cuisine and fantastic entertainment. The presentation of the FIDIC Awards 2019 will be one of the highlights of the Gala programme, in which most important projects of the year will be recognised.














Local Colour Night Dinner (Optional event)

Date: Tuesday, 10th of September 2019

Time: 19:30 - 23:30

Venue: Hotel Presidente InterContinental Mexico City - Castillo Ballroom 

Dress code: Smart Casual


Description: Mexico is the 12th most populous country in the world, with over 123 million people, according to the Central Intelligence Agency's World Factbook. Mexico consists of several ethnic groups. These groups create an impressive collection of different architecture, cultural dances, cuisines and art forms.

Step into Mexican culture at the FIDIC 2019 Local Colour Night. Discover the local cuisine and the well-developed beverage industry. Enjoy your last night of the Conference by experiencing the local customs of beautiful Mexico.

To register for this memorable evening, purchase your tickets for this event either online, from the Conference website, or at the registration desk in Mexico. Beware, tickets for this optional dinner are subject to availability.