Aon and Bentley Systems to sponsor FIDIC's online international infrastructure conference

10 Sep 2020

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FIDIC is delighted to announce that leading industry organisations, AON and Bentley Systems have signed up as sponsors of “Engineering a post-Covid Future – the challenges for global infrastructure”, FIDIC's online international infrastructure conference taking place on 11 and 14 September 2020.

The conference will address many of the issues currently occupying the global infrastructure sector as it grapples with the challenges of a post-Covid future. It has never been clearer that infrastructure investment will play a crucial role in the recovery of global and national economies and this conference will provide an interactive stage where leaders and experts from the industry can come together to identify and address some of the key challenges the sector currently faces while providing a meaningful forum for discussion and debate and offering perspectives for a way forward for the industry.

Leading global professional services firm Aon has signed up to be a Gold sponsor for the conference which will be spread over two days and look at where the industry finds itself after Covid and how the post-Covid environment will impact on the way that the sector will operate going forward.

Day one of the online conference will examine Infrastructure after Covid and what that will look like, shining a light on global infrastructure perspectives and the likely developments as the world emerges from the pandemic. The first day session will also look at reframing infrastructure projects post-Covid and the vital issues around delivering a green recovery and achieving net zero.

Day two, Navigating change and delivering infrastructure in the new normal, will explore the changed business, economic and political landscape the industry now faces and will look at how the construction and infrastructure sector can build resilience and agility to deal with future crises. Day two will also get to grips with working in the new normal and the urgent challenges around bridging the skills gap and building capacity to adapt to change.

Market-leading infrastructure sector software solutions provider Bentley Systems has signed up as a Silver sponsor for the conference which is attracting infrastructure professionals from around the world to listen and watch a high-profile selection of speakers at the two-day event.

The top line up of industry and business speakers at the two-day event includes: -

  • Dr. Nelson Ogunshakin, FIDIC Chief Executive
  • William Howard, FIDIC President
  • Greg Clark, Global Head, Future Cities & New Industries HSBC Group (United Kingdom)
  • Solomon Quaynor, Vice President, Private Sector, Infrastructure and Industrialisation, African Development Bank (Ivory Coast)
  • Tracey Ryan, Managing Director - New Zealand, Aurecon (New Zealand)
  • Richard Robinson, Chief Executive - Atkins UK and Europe
  • Ailie MacAdam, Senior Vice President and Global Operations Manager for Bechtel Infrastructure (UK)
  • Enzo de Laurentiis, Chief Procurement Officer, The World Bank (USA)
  • Gavin English, FIDIC Board (UK)
  • Ian Gardner, Global Energy Leader, Arup (UK)
  • Anne Kerr, Managing Director, Greater China Mott MacDonald Hong Kong Limited
  • Karin Sluis, CEO, Witteveen+Bos (Netherlands)
  • Sir Vivian Ramsey, International Judge and Arbitrator (UK)
  • Nicholas Gould, Partner and Visiting Professor, Fenwick Elliott and King’s College London (UK)
  • Dr Gernot Strube, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company (Germany)
  • Benoît Clocheret, Chief Executive Officer, ARTELIA (France)
  • Catherine Karakatsanis, Chief Operating Officer, Morrison Hershfield Group (Canada)
  • Luis Villaroya, FIDIC Board (Spain)
  • Linda Bauer Darr, President and CEO, American Council of Engineering Companies (USA)
  • Michael Earp, Senior Vice President and Executive Director AON (USA)
  • Vincent Leloup, Chair FIDIC Contracts Committee (France)
  • Charles J. Gozdziewski, Senior Advisor, Principal Emeritus, Hardesty & Hanover (USA)

Make sure that you don’t miss out on what promises to be a packed two days of vital industry discussion and debate that will help to map out the challenges facing the global infrastructure sector and enable the sector to engineering a post-Covid future.

Click here to view the agenda for “Engineering a post-Covid Future – the challenges for global infrastructure” and to book a place at the conference.

FIDIC is grateful to Gold Sponsor Aon and Silver Sponsor Bentley Systems for their support of this event.

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