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Conference overview

As the world starts to slowly emerge from the Covid pandemic and with thoughts turning to global recovery and rebuilding economies, this year’s FIDIC annual Global Infrastructure Conference has a decidedly forward-looking theme. Building a better tomorrow, by investing today: Sustainable infrastructure development to improve community wellbeing will focus on how we engineer a sustainable future in a way that benefits communities worldwide.

The conference will bring together the world’s premier engineers and infrastructure stakeholders from across the globe. After two years of online conferences, this 2022 event will be held face-to-face and be an important international gathering for our industry.

FIDIC has invited a high-profile line up of leading speakers from a range of influential organisations including the World Economic Forum, African Development Bank, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, World Trade Organization, The World Bank, The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Geneva Airport, Siemens Energy, Mott MacDonald, AECOM, Pinsent Masons, Aurecon, WSP and many more to be confirmed over the coming weeks. 

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Confirmed speakers 

NameJob TitleCompany
Aramide AdeyoyeSpecial Adviser to Governor on Works and InfrastructureLagos State Government
Seb AilioaieDigital Transformation ConsultantFIDIC
Abimbola AkinajoManaging DirectorLagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority
Danny AlexanderVice PresidentAIIB
Jose AparicioManaging Director / VP Generation Latin AmericaSiemens Energy
Sue ArundaleGeneral DirectorEFCA
Art BarrettChairAmerican Council of Engineering Companies
Anthony BarryPresidentFIDIC
Linda Bauer DarrCEO President ACECFIDIC North America
Raphaël BelloDirector for Finance and Human ResourcesCERN (European Organisation for Nuclear Research)
Adam BialachowskiCEOB-Act Quantum Vinatage
Charles Blamire-BrownPartnerPinsent Masons LLP
Anthony BouchardPresident and Chief Operating OfficerCDM Smith, Inc.
Børge BrendePresidentWorld Economic Forum
Helene Budliger ArtiedaDirector of the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO)State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO
Michael CarragherPresident & CEOVHB
Andrea ChaoPartner / lawyerBird & Bird
Greg Clark CBEChairConnected Places Catapult (CPC)
Benoit ClocheretCEOARTELIA
William CoxChief Executive OfficerAurecon

Some of the key issues to be discussed at the conference include: -

  • The investment angle and the key role of investors and financiers.
  • What do we mean by ‘sustainable solutions’ and how do we implement them?
  • The role of consulting engineers in delivering sustainable solutions and the net zero agenda.
  • How do we meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals and define common measurement criteria?
  • Social and community value – reviewing the current landscape, including procurement trends and the government and client drivers for value.
  • Why investing in a sustainable future starts now?
  • Working together to build sustainable communities in a post-Covid world.
  • How can we truly procure for value?
  • Project risk and reward and getting the balance right.
  • How to ‘de-risk’ investment and delivery
  • The key trends and mega-issues facing society and what these mean for the industry.
  • The role of the MDBs and international financial institutions.
  • The role of state actors in a post-Covid world.
  • The future of cities and the key role they play. (potential cities forum - C40 tie-in)
  • Engineering in the ‘new normal’.
  • How do we inspire the next generation, develop skills and nurture talent?
  • What are the key sectors that will drive future development?
  • Developing a global community focus – ensuring no one is left behind.
  • Gaining industry recognition for our people and projects.

A certificate of attendance will be provided to each conference (12-13 September 2022) participant which may be used for CPD verification in your local region

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