Engineering a post-Covid future: the challenges for global infrastructure

 

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(FIDIC Member) Purchase Ticket For Both Conference Days, 11 And 14 September For 95.00 € 

FIDIC Member price -  FIDIC member price applies to all FIDIC member associations, their member firms and affiliate members.

A certificate of attendance will be provided to each webinar participant which may be used for CPD verification in your local region.

Registrations made after 10.00 am CET on September 11th will not be valid for day 1 of the conference but made valid for day 2.

Conference description

 

The Covid-19 crisis has challenged the world like never before, with no business sector unaffected. As we emerge into a post-Covid future, it is clear that infrastructure investment will play a crucial role in the recovery of global and national economies. However, our world has changed and future demands will be different when planning sustainable building and public infrastructure. Will capacity demand change and what will be the impact on funding and planning? How will stakeholders in the industry cooperate in the ‘new normal’? Will we see new forms of alliances between public and private sectors and how will projects and contracts be structured in a post-Covid environment? 

This online conference hosted by FIDIC provides an interactive stage where leaders and experts in the industry can come together to identify and address these key questions, provide a forum for discussion and debate and offer perspectives for a way forward to enable the industry to continue to thrive in the months and years ahead. 

Day 1 – Friday 11 September 2020 – 12 noon CET to 4.15pm CET 

Infrastructure after Covid – what will it look like? 

The prime aim of global governments is to adjust to keeping people safe and society functioning efficiently in a future post-Covid world. However, it is clear that there will be significant implications for capacity and sustainable use of infrastructure going forward. Will we focus more on smart utilisation of infrastructure rather than expansion and what will sustainable infrastructure look like in the future? How can it be made more resilient? What are the key economic, financial and legal drivers impacting the sector? How will our cities and environment be designed in the new normal?

Day 1 schedule


  • 4.10 pm CET to 4.15 pm CET: Conference Closing remark day 1
    • Dr. Nelson Ogunshakin OBE, Chief Executive Officer, FIDIC, Switzerland

Confirmed speakers

  • Dr. Nelson Ogunshakin OBE, Chief Executive Officer, FIDIC, Switzerland
  • William Howard, President, FIDIC, USA
  • Greg Clark, Global Head, Future Cities & New Industries HSBC Group, HSBC, United Kingdom
  • Solomon Quaynor, Vice President, Private Sector, Infrastructure & Industrialization, African Development Bank, Ivory Coast
  • Tracey Ryan, Managing Director - New Zealand, Aurecon, New Zealand
  • Ailie MacAdam, Senior Vice President & Global Operations Manager for Bechtel Infrastructure, Bechtel, United Kingdom
  • Enzo de Laurentiis, Chief Procurement Officer, The World Bank, USA
  • Gavin English, Board Member, FIDIC, United Kingdom
  • Ian Gardner, Director – Global Energy Leader, Arup, United Kingdom
  • Anne Kerr, Managing Director, Greater China, Mott MacDonald, Hong Kong
  • Karin Sluis, CEO, Witteveen+Bos, Netherlands
  • Liu Luobing, Vice President, FIDIC, China
  • Greg Kane, Chief Executive Officer, Middle East, WSP, United Arab Emirates 
  • Aisha Nadar, Board Member, FIDIC, Sweden
  • Susan Goeransson, Director, Head of Infrastructure Europe, SIG, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, UK
  • Mark Worrall, Chief Executive, Estates and Infrastructure Group, UK
  • Stéphanie Groen, Director Coastal & Climate Change Asia, Aurecon, Singapore
  • Nicole Geoghegan, General Counsel, High Speed Two (HS2) Ltd., UK
  • Marcel Ingenhoest, Director Business Development Aviation, NACO, Netherlands
  • Prashant Kapila, Chief Operating Officer, Intercontinental Consultants & Technocrats Pvt. Ltd, India
FIDIC Member price -  FIDIC member price applies to all FIDIC member associations, their member firms and affiliate members.
 
A certificate of attendance will be provided to each webinar participant which may be used for CPD verification in your local region.

Day 2 – Monday 14 September 2020 – 12 noon CET to 4.15pm CET 

Navigating change and delivering infrastructure in the new normal 

On day 1 of the international online FIDIC conference, a global perspective on infrastructure demand has been shared by leaders in the industry. On day 2 of the conference, the implications of post-Covid in a world that has changed will be shared by representatives of different stakeholders in our industry. How will we need to change the way we work and adapt processes to meet the challenge of the new normal? Remote working and the use of digital technologies have become even more widespread as a result of the pandemic. How will governments, financial institutions and private sector interact in the future? Will professional conditions change our current way of financing and contracting projects? Can we create a society that is more resilient and agile in order to deal with future crises and recover from the aftershocks of Covid-19?

Day 2 schedule


  • 4.10 pm CET to 4.15 pm CET: Conference Closing remark
    • Dr. Nelson Ogunshakin OBE, Chief Executive Officer, FIDIC, Switzerland

Confirmed speakers

  • Sir Vivian Arthur Ramsey, International Judge and Arbitrator, United Kingdom
  • Dr. Nelson Ogunshakin OBE, Chief Executive Officer, FIDIC, Switzerland
  • William Howard, President, FIDIC, USA
  • Dr. Gernot Strube, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company, Inc., Germany
  • Nicholas Gould, Partner and Visiting Professor, Fenwick Elliott LLP and King’s College London, United Kingdom
  • Benoît Clocheret, Chief Executive Officer, ARTELIA, France
  • Simon A Horsley, VP, Regional Executive UK & IRL, Bentley Systems UK Ltd, UK
  • Catherine Karakatsanis, Chief Operating Officer, Morrison Hershfield Group Inc., Canada
  • Linda Bauer Darr, President / CEO, American Council of Engineering Companies, USA
  • Michael Earp, Senior Vice President & Executive Director, Aon, USA
  • Vincent Leloup, Chair FIDIC Contracts Committee, FIDIC, France
  • Charles J. Gozdziewski, Chairman American Council of Engineering Companies, ACEC, USA
  • Richard Robinson, Chief Executive Officer, UK & Europe, Atkins, UK
  • Luis Villaroya, Board Member, FIDIC, Spain
  • Anthony Barry, Vice President, FIDIC, Australia
  • Ian Galbraith, Group Operations Director, Mott MacDonald, UK
  • Mark Pehlig, Board Member, FIDIC, Netherlands
  • Peter W. Tunnicliffe, Executive Vice President & President, CDM Constructors Inc., CDM Smith, USA
  • Kabelo J. Motswagole, President, FIDIC Africa, Botswana

(FIDIC Member) Purchase Ticket For Both Conference Days, 11 And 14 September For 95.00 € 

FIDIC Member price -  FIDIC member price applies to all FIDIC member associations, their member firms and affiliate members.


A certificate of attendance will be provided to each webinar participant which may be used for CPD verification in your local region.

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