Since 2012, the Global Infrastructure Initiative Summit has convened many of the world’s most senior leaders in infrastructure and capital projects to identify ways to improve the delivery of infrastructure and get more out of existing assets. Our sixth GII Summit will take place in Montreal from June 10 – 12, 2020.
Our Initiative consists of a global summit, regional roundtables, innovation site visits and a quarterly digital publication, Voices on Infrastructure. Previous summits include Istanbul in 2012, Rio de Janeiro in 2014, San Francisco in 2015, Singapore in 2017, and London in 2018. The recent London summit focused on major project delivery and digital transformation. Read the best ideas that surfaced from the event.
Our GII Summits focus on four content pillars that enable the project lifecycle:
PLAN: Looking around the corners
Project delivery is immensely difficult amid rapid urbanization, financial stress, and technological change. Today’s plans must respond to population shifts, challenging economics, user needs, and regulation, while also navigating risk across the public and private sectors. The Plan Pillar focuses on what tools, techniques, and approaches planners can pursue in this new context.
FINANCE: New strategies for bankable projects
Despite increased spending—nearly 14 percent of global GDP is spent on infrastructure and real estate—and pockets of progress, significant infrastructure investment gaps remain. Despite the availability of private capital, building bankable project pipelines has proven challenging. The Finance Pillar identifies actions to bring previously untapped public and private money to projects, recognizing the importance of financing sustainable infrastructure.
BUILD: Rethinking Construction
Global construction productivity has lagged for decades, resulting in rampant cost and schedule overruns. Yet collective industry action across key levers can boost industry productivity by up to 60 percent and close this critical gap. The Build Pillar explores new approaches to advance productivity by harnessing the digital wave, applying lean construction, utilizing prefabrication, and innovating the contracting model.
OPERATE: Maximizing value from existing infrastructure
Analytics and digital applications can significantly optimize the use of existing infrastructure and minimize ongoing costs. McKinsey estimates that nearly $500 billion could be saved annually through disruptive technology, advanced analytics, agile design, and new operating models. The Operate Pillar examines levers to maximize asset utilization, revenue opportunities, and customer experience in the digitized world.
These sessions will cut across the four pillars and focus on improving infrastructure governance, capability, and delivery systems to enable institutional change.
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