Welcome message from the FIDIC president and CEO

On behalf of everyone at FIDIC and our Swiss member association, the Swiss Association of Consulting Engineering Companies (suisse.ing), we are delighted to welcome all our international delegates and visitors to Geneva for our 2024 FIDIC Global Infrastructure Conference. 

Infrastructure remains high on the global agenda and once again, this year, the infrastructure sector is in the spotlight as world governments look on investments in their national social and physical infrastructure as being crucial to delivering on their economic plans over the years ahead. This places a significant responsibility on the engineering and construction professionals responsible for delivering that infrastructure and that’s why FIDIC’s annual flagship conference is so important for our sector.

Our conference will bring together representatives of the global engineering, construction and infrastructure sector to discuss the key issues and opportunities facing the industry. Since FIDIC met at its annual conference in Singapore last year, global markets have seen a shift towards cooling interest rate rises, slowing inflation and an increasing focus on bolstering growth, something the infrastructure sector is well placed to help deliver.

Therefore, this 2024 FIDIC annual Global Infrastructure Conference on 8-10 September in Geneva is arguably more important than ever as the international construction industry prepares to plan, develop and deliver the strategies and solutions the world needs to provide the infrastructure to help build economic and social prosperity and improve people’s lives on a global scale.

The conference theme, Transforming lives with infrastructure: Investing in and building a better world for all, highlights how our industry makes a positive difference to the natural and built environment and to people’s lives. The event, which will assemble a high-profile line-up of expert speakers from many influential global organisations, will see the world’s premier engineers and other stakeholders from the global construction and infrastructure sector coming together in Geneva as part of a unique and influential global meeting place for our industry.

Attendees at the FIDIC Global Infrastructure Conference 2024 in Geneva also have the opportunity to network with key decision-makers from consulting engineering firms, contractors, governments, civic society, international organisations and financial institutions. That’s why our annual flagship conference remains the world’s stand-out international event for the engineering, construction and infrastructure industry.

Make sure that you are part of it by booking your place today. Also, 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 Gala 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 Geneva for this year’s conference.

Catherine Karakatsanis
President, FIDIC

Dr Nelson Ogunshakin OBE