Rio de Janeiro
May 28-30, 2014

McKinsey & Company’s Global Infrastructure Initiative, convened in partnership with The Abraaj Group and in affiliation with Albright Stonebridge Group, gathers the most senior leaders in infrastructure to drive a critical discussion about the future of infrastructure and how to optimize the required investment of US $3 trillion annually. The Global Infrastructure Initiative is a movement of committed leaders, dedicated to unlocking economic growth and supporting more stable, healthy, and secure communities. We are honored that the Brazilian Development Bank, the Government of the State of Rio de Janeiro, and the City of Rio de Janeiro will be providing institutional support.

Featured Video

Overview

Overview

How should the world deal with the problem of insufficient or inadequate infrastructure and its threats to health, safety, and economic growth? More
Social Equation

Social Equation

A panel of experts discuss how rebuilding infrastructure hinges on strengthening the trust between societies and governments. More
Market Solution

Market Solution

In our overview of "Rethinking infrastructure" experts discuss how and why public and private sectors can work in concert. More
Best Practices

Best Practices

Improving the design, financing, and delivery of infrastructure on a global scale doesn\'t call for reinventing the wheel. Better design, project organization, and sourcing are among best practices that have the potential to produce 25 percent productivity gains in infrastructure delivery. More
A Mega Projects Executive View

A Mega Projects Executive View

What is the vision behind massive infrastructure projects and the challenges of moving from the drawing board to building a city for a projected two million inhabitants? More
An Investors View

An Investors View

Mark Wiseman, CEO of CPPIB, explains how his fund assesses investments in infrastructure projects and how governments can compete more successfully for investment capital by reducing risk for investors. More
A Philanthropist\'s View

A Philanthropist\'s View

Insufficient and inadequate infrastructure constitutes one of the globe\'s most complex and expensive problems. More

Current & Previous Participants

  • Madeleine K. Albright
  • His Excellency Ali Babacan
  • Dominic Barton
  • Raymond Ch’ien Kuo-fung
  • Luciano Coutinho
  • Joschka Fischer
  • Anthony Foxx
  • His Excellency Paul Kagame
  • Trevor Manuel
  • Lee McIntire
  • Arif Naqvi
  • Uche Orji
  • Eduardo Paes
  • John Podesta
  • John G. Rice
  • Judith Rodin
  • Lynn Forester de Rothschild
  • Mehmet Simsek
  • Zhang Yue
See 2014 select confirmed participants >