Conference overview

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.

The 2023 FIDIC annual Global Infrastructure Conference taking place from 10-12 September in Singapore is taking place at an opportune and pivotal moment for the international construction industry, as it prepares to plan, develop and deliver the strategies and solutions the world needs to deliver the infrastructure that will build economic and social prosperity and improve people’s lives. 

The conference theme, Infrastructure – there’s no time to lose: Sustainable global (and local) strategies to build a better world, will stress the urgency of the need to invest in infrastructure in a sustainable way at a local and national level that brings stakeholders together around a common aim of improving the global environment that we all depend on.

As ever, FIDIC will assemble a high-profile line-up of leading expert speakers from a range of influential organisations to speak at the conference, which will also bring together the world’s premier engineers and other stakeholders from the global construction and infrastructure sector. Leading global speakers will address the key issues the industry faces and offer their insights to an international audience. 

FIDIC’s flagship annual event will be one of the most important international gatherings for the industry held in 2023, with the conference expected to attract many hundreds of infrastructure, engineering and construction professionals from around the world to discuss and debate the key issues and drivers for the industry. 

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

  • Why there is no time to lose and why the world needs urgent infrastructure investment.
  • Making smarter investment decisions to make a difference.
  • Getting investment right - building more but building better, ethical infrastructure.
  • Persuading the politicians – getting our message across.
  • How do we keep a lid on costs when global inflation is rising?
  • Delivering social value that makes a difference. 
  • Clients and funders’ expectations of consultants in driving net zero in infrastructure. 
  • What does net zero infrastructure look like in road, rail, energy, buildings and telecommunications? 
  • How will climate change our design assumptions and approach to risk in design? 
  • How do we build resilience into existing infrastructure? 
  • Showcasing Singapore as sustainable country through their planning and delivery programme  
  • Focus on the Asia powerhouse.
  • Decarbonising the developing world – how can construction professional make it happen?
  • Sharing best practice on the road to net zero.
  • Delivering greener energy.
  • Going digital – how technology can help deliver smarter infrastructure at pace and economically.
  • Delivering the global SDGs – a progress report.

Attendees at the FIDIC Global Infrastructure Conference 2023 will also have the opportunity of networking with decision makers from consulting engineering firms, contractors, governments, civic society, international organisations and financial institutions. It’s the world’s stand-out international event for the infrastructure and built environment industry and FIDIC is looking to welcoming the global industry to Singapore in September 2023.

A certificate of attendance will be provided to each conference (11-12 September 2023) participant which may be used for CPD verification in your local region

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Joe Phelan
Mr Joe Phelan
World Business Council for Sustainable Development
Executive Director, Asia Pacific
Dr Koh Poh Koon
Dr Koh Poh Koon
Senior Minister of State, Manpower, Sustainability and the Environment
Graham Pontin
Mr Graham Pontin
Director Policy, External Affairs & Communications
Sir Vivian Ramsey
Sir Sir Vivian Ramsey
Singapore International Commercial Court
International Judge
Raghunathan Ranganathan
Mr Raghunathan Ranganathan
WWF-World Wide Fund For Nature (Singapore) Limited
Mr. Marcial Rivera
Colegio Federado de Ingenieros y de Arquitectos de Costa Rica, CFIA
Head of Process and Project Management
Bob Rogers
Mr. Bob Rogers
Managing Director, Head of Architects & Engineers Professional Liability
Claire Rutkowski
Ms. Claire Rutkowski
Bentley Systems
Senior Vice President, CIO Champion
Tracey Ryan
Ms Tracey Ryan
Managing Director
Craig Schwitter
Mr Craig Schwitter
Buro Happold
Senior Partner, Chair of the Global Board
Christopher Seppala
Mr. Christopher Seppala
White & Case
Partner of Counsel
Enea Sermasi
Mr. Enea Sermasi
Politecnica Ingegneria ED Architettura S.C.
Head of International Business Development

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