FIDIC Global Infrastructure Conference


Building a better tomorrow, by investing today: Sustainable infrastructure development to improve community wellbeing 


FIDIC Global Infrastructure Conference 2022 – 11-13 September 2022

As the world starts to slowly emerge from the Covid pandemic and with thoughts turning to global recovery and rebuilding economies, this year’s FIDIC annual Global Infrastructure Conference has a decidedly forward-looking theme. Building a better tomorrow, by investing today: Sustainable infrastructure development to improve community wellbeing will focus on how we engineer a sustainable future in a way that benefits communities worldwide.

The conference will bring together the world’s premier engineers and other stakeholders from the global construction and infrastructure sector. After two years of online conferences, we are hoping that this 2022 event will be held face-to-face and be an important international gathering for our industry. The conference is expected to attract hundreds of infrastructure, engineering and construction investment professionals from around the world to discuss some of the key issues and drivers for the industry.

Key events and dates:

  • 10 September 2022 - Directors and Secretaries and Presidents Meetings 
  • 11 September 2022 - Committee Chairs Meeting 
  • 11 September 2022 (evening) - Welcome Reception
  • 12 and 13 September 2022 - FIDIC Global Infrastructure Conference
  • 13 September (evening) 2022 - Local Colour Night

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 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 do we 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. (potential cities forum - C40 tie-in)
  • 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.

Attendees at the FIDIC Global Infrastructure Conference 2022 will 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 we look forward to welcoming our global industry to Geneva in September 2022.

The conference programme will be available later this month. To ensure that you receive details as soon as they are confirmed please register via the link below to express your interest in the event.