Welcome message from the FIDIC president and CEO
On behalf of everyone at FIDIC and also our Singapore member association, ACES - the Association of Consulting Engineers Singapore, we are delighted to welcome all our international delegates and visitors to the exciting global destination of Singapore for our 2023 FIDIC Global Infrastructure Conference.
With governments around the world identifing investment in infrastructure as being key to rebuilding and revitalising their economies in the face of growing economic and political uncertainty and the ever-present challenge of the global climate crisis, the responsibility on engineering and construction professionals to deliver the goods has never been more sharply posed.
As a result, our 2023 FIDIC annual Global Infrastructure Conference on 10-12 September in Singapore takes place at an important 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.
Once again this year, it’s fantastic to be meeting face-to-face to discuss and debate the challenges we all face and to map out strategies and solutions to address those challenges. The conference theme, Infrastructure – there’s no time to lose: Sustainable global (and local) strategies to build a better world, highlights the urgency of the need to invest in infrastructure in a sustainable way at a local and national level so that we can improve the global environment that we all depend on.
As always at our annual events, FIDIC will bring together a high-profile line-up of expert speakers from a range of influential global organisations to speak at the conference. The event will also see the world’s premier engineers and other stakeholders from the global construction and infrastructure sector assembling in Singapore as part of an unparalleled global meeting place for our industry.
During the conference, attendees will hear from global leaders and influencers who will address the key issues our industry faces and offer their insights and opinions to an international audience. Global challenges need global solutions and that is why this international conference is so important.
As well as taking part in the key conference sessions, panels and forums, attendees at the FIDIC Global Infrastructure Conference 2023 will be able to take the opportunity to network with key decision-makers from consulting engineering firms, contractors, governments, civic society, international organisations and financial institutions. It’s one of the reasons that our annual flagship conference is seen as the world’s stand-out international event for the engineering, construction and infrastructure industry.
Please make sure that you take the opportunity to discuss, debate, collaborate, make new connections and renew existing ones to make the most of your time here in Singapore. And, please ensure that you also enjoy the social events we have organised as part of the conference programme, which include our annual FIDIC Global Infrastructure Awards Dinner, where we look forward to celebrating and highlighting the best of our industry and the real and lasting difference it makes to society.
FIDIC is delighted to welcome you to Singapore and wishes you all a very successful conference.
Dr Nelson Ogunshakin OBE