One month to go until FIDIC's annual Global Infrastructure Conference in Geneva

10 Aug 2022

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With just one month to go until FIDIC’s annual Global Infrastructure Conference 2022 in Geneva from 12-13 September, places are booking fast and attendees are being encouraged to book their places soon to avoid missing out.

The conference is the first major face-to-face event organised by FIDIC for almost two years. FIDIC is grateful for the support of its headline sponsors Bentley Systems and AON, gold sponsors Schneider Electric, silver sponsors BG Ingénieurs Conseils and bronze sponsors WWF, B-ACT and Nippon Koei.

As the world emerges from the Covid pandemic and as thoughts turn to global recovery and rebuilding economies, FIDIC’s flagship event has a decidedly forward-looking theme this year. Building a better tomorrow, by investing today: Sustainable infrastructure development to improve community wellbeing, will focus on how the construction and infrastructure industry, and indeed society, engineers a sustainable future in a way that benefits communities worldwide.

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FIDIC has assembled a high-profile line-up of leading speakers from a range of influential organisations to speak at the conference. These include the World Economic Forum, Greater London Assembly, World Trade Organisation, African Development Bank, AfDB, Aurecon, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Swiss Re, Stantec, Siemens Energy, Mott MacDonald, AECOM, Tata Consulting Engineers, Schroders, Rail Baltica, Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority, SYSTRA, SNC Lavalin, COWI, Geneva Airport and many more.

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The conference is set to bring together the world’s premier engineers and other stakeholders from across 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 and the expectation is that this 2022 event will be one of the most important international gatherings for the industry held this year.

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 really 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 does the industry 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.
  • 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.

The conference programme also includes a number of special focused forum sessions to take a deeper dive into a range of issues including legal and risk management, contract management, digital transformation, financial management, human resources and contract dispute resolution and adjudication.

Attendees at the FIDIC Global Infrastructure Conference 2022 will also have the opportunity of networking with decision makers from consulting engineering firms, contractors, governments, civic society, international organisations and financial institutions. It really is the world’s stand-out international event for the infrastructure and built environment industry and FIDIC is looking forward to welcoming the global industry to Geneva from 11-13 September 2022.

Places are booking fast for the event and with capacity at the conference and social events limited due to the number of bookings received, all attendees are strongly encouraged to book their places as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

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To find out more about the conference sponsors click on the links below.

Bentley Systems (Headline Sponsor)

US-based global software development company that develops, manufactures, licenses, sells and supports computer software and services for the design, construction, and operation of infrastructure.

AON (Gold Sponsor)

Multinational financial services firm that sells a range of risk-mitigation products, including commercial risk, investment, wealth and reinsurance solutions, as well as boutique strategy consulting.

Schneider Electric (Gold Sponsor)

French multinational company that specialises in digital automation and energy management. Schneider Electric addresses homes, buildings, data centres, infrastructure and industries, by combining energy technologies, real-time automation, software, and services.

BG Ingénieurs Conseils (Silver Sponsor)

Consulting engineering company with 650 employees active in many western European markets. BG prides itself on being a visionary partner for major societal issues, carrying out complex projects and cross-disciplinary solutions and proposing innovative and sustainable solutions with high added value. By leveraging data, they combine their expertise in the fields of energy, mobility, housing, health and natural resource management with engineering know-how and digital and financial skills.

World Wildlife Fund (Bronze Sponsor)

As the world’s leading conservation organisation, The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) works in nearly 100 countries. At every level, WWF collaborates with people around the world to develop and deliver innovative solutions that protect communities, wildlife and the places in which they live. WWF's mission is to conserve nature and reduce the most pressing threats to the diversity of life on earth.

B-ACT Vintage (Bronze Sponsor)

Central and Eastern Europe engineering consulting group dedicated to supporting the construction industry to manage their projects and avoid disputes with over 25 years of experience in the implementation of construction projects in Poland, Romania, Ukraine, Baltic States, Brazil and Qatar.

Nippon Koei (Bronze Sponsor)

Japan’s leading engineering consultancy is a multidisciplinary group that is well positioned to tackle the biggest engineering challenges countries face. Since 1946, NK has provided strong engineering solutions in 160 countries worldwide covering planning, designing and supervising construction of infrastructure projects in the fields of energy, transportation, resources and urban and public sector development.

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