Day 1

Thursday, April 27, 2023
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM (CEST)
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM (CEST)
Welcome: Anthony Barry, president, FIDIC 
Summit objectives: Dr Nelson Ogunshakin OBE, chief executive, FIDIC and Anthony Barry, president, FIDIC
Anthony Barry Nelson Ogunshakin
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM (CEST)
Bertrand Piccard – Solar Impulse
Bertrand Piccard
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM (CEST)
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM (CEST)
What actions are needed to enable the global infrastructure sector to collaborate to exert greater influence to contribute to the achievement of climate action and the continued prosperity for the nations, people and the organisations over which they have influence?

Speaker interventions to stimulate debate and actions:

- Finance - Efdal Fuat Savas, Managing Director and Co-head, Infrastructure Finance & Advisory, JPMorgan Securities LLC
- Decarbonisation – Diane Holdorf, Executive Vice President, World Business Council for Sustainable Development 
- Energy Focus – Estelle Monod, Senior Vice President, Building Segments, Schneider Electric
- Digitisation – Claire Rutkowski, Senior Vice President and CIO Champion, Bentley Systems
- Pathways to Net Zero – Chris Lewis, Partner, Global Infrastructure Leader, EY
Fuat Savas Diane Holdorf Estelle Monod Claire Rutkowski Chris Lewis
2:45 PM - 3:00 PM (CEST)
Speaker: Graham Pontin, FIDIC, Director of policy, external affairs and communications
Graham Pontin
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM (CEST)
Led by GLF Strategic Partner, EY

Delegates will contribute to a major piece of work being produced in partnership with EY to provide a summarised view of the global infrastructure landscape, current and future investment scenarios, challenges and recommendations.  EY will be facilitating an interactive engagement session around the outputs with key stakeholders.
Chris Lewis Rob McNabb
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM (CEST)
The risks of a cyber attack to a business or critical national infrastructure asset (airports, tunnels, highways, railways, energy, water, telecommunications) are increasing.  It is a case of ‘not if, but when’ and organisations must consider how they protect themselves from attack rather than viewing this as an inevitability.  Whether you are a business or a critical national infrastructure operator, the business and operational risks are massive.

In a candid discussion, William Cox, chief executive officer of Aurecon will share his organisation’s experience of being ‘hacked’ and André Schneider, CEO of Geneva Airport will discuss protecting critical national infrastructure from attack. 


- William Cox, Chief Executive Officer, Aurecon
- André Schneider, CEO, Genève Aéroport
William Cox André Schneider
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM (CEST)

Talks continue – the future of infrastructure

Drinks reception proudly sponsored by Schneider Electric

Time Zone: (UTC+02:00) Berlin, Bern [Change Time Zone]

Day 2

Friday, April 28, 2023
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM (CEST)
8:30 AM - 9:15 AM (CEST)
Achieving the SDGs and net zero is not simply a case of ‘spending more’ with a view to circular economic thinking and externalities.  It will also involve pricing and doing more with less and reducing waste. To do this investment mechanisms will need to evolve. Delegates will engage in a debate that asks are we ready for high carbon prices and actually pricing environmental damage?  


- Mike Haigh, Sustainable Infrastructure Advisor, Mott MacDonald
Michael Haigh
9:30 AM - 9:45 AM (CEST)
Anthony Barry Nelson Ogunshakin
9:45 AM - 12:00 PM (CEST)
Led by GLF Advisory Board members.

How are we really embedding carbon monitoring and reductions into projects? Delegates will contribute to a white paper to determine design guidelines for infrastructure organisations when applying scope 3 carbon emissions, with a focus on downstream activities in the first instance and to include the analysis of metrics. 

Speaker interventions to stimulate debate and actions:

- Jens-Peter Saul, Group CEO, Ramboll
- Elina Kalliala, Sustainability Director, Ramboll
Jens-Peter Saul Elina Kalliala
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CEST)
Summit conclusion: Anthony Barry, President, FIDIC
Next steps: Dr Nelson Ogunshakin OBE, Chief Executive, FIDIC
Remarks: Catherine Karakatsanis, President Elect, FIDIC
Anthony Barry Nelson Ogunshakin Catherine Karakatsanis
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (CEST)
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM (CEST)
Hosted by:

- Professor Peter Guthrie OBE, FREng, Professor of Engineering, University of Cambridge
- Robert Spencer, Global Lead – ESG Advisory, AECOM
Skills shortages and gaps are an issue for many companies but the question is not only how do we address the shortage but also what skills will we need in 5, 10 and 15 years time?  With countries across the globe all committing to a journey towards net zero where will this resource come from? What skills do today’s infrastructure organisations need to develop and what does tomorrow’s engineer look like. 

- Malani Padayachee-Saman, Chief Executive Officer, MPamot
Malani Padayachee-Saman
Time Zone: (UTC+02:00) Berlin, Bern [Change Time Zone]