The world’s leaders in infrastructure and capital projects will gather in Tokyo to align on a pathway to sustainable infrastructure.


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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 major projects and get more out of existing assets. Our eighth GII Summit will take place in Tokyo, October 19–21, 2022, and focus on creating the pathway to sustainable infrastructure.

The challenges and uncertainties experienced over the pandemic have had an unprecedented impact on the $11.6 trillion global infrastructure industry. While the disruptions have been significant, COVID-19 also accelerated certain trends, resulting in an inflection point for the industry. Infrastructure investment continues to be seen as an important driver for multiple outcomes, but sustainability, digital technologies, and talent strategy have collectively moved to the top of the CEO agenda.

Decarbonization, the energy transition, social equity, resilience, digital transformation, and talent acquisition will be some of the biggest challenges to navigate in this next chapter. To solve these challenges, bold commitments and strong collaboration across the public and private sectors will be essential. The pandemic recovery has demonstrated what we can accomplish when we come together as a global community in a disciplined manner. Those organizations that step up their game now will be better prepared to confront future challenges—and contribute to building a more resilient, inclusive world.

Our 2022 program will be organized around four content pillars:

Achieving net-zero carbon emissions goals will require deep commitment and a collaborative approach from both the public and private sectors. A successful decarbonization and energy-transition strategy will need to include policies and regulations, new investments and related risks, and an unprecedented sense of urgency. This pillar focuses on the tangible actions that regions, countries, and organizations can take to dramatically reduce carbon emissions and accelerate the energy transition.

The global pandemic has catalyzed industry reliance on digital connectivity and cybersecurity tools, and those companies that use data analytics to inform decision making are thriving. To move beyond pilot projects and experimentation, organizations must undertake comprehensive transformation efforts at both the enterprise and project levels. This pillar explores how to create change at both levels while embracing the most promising use cases across digitalization, automation, IoT, and analytics.

Organizational and industry transformations are more likely to succeed with a focus on leadership, culture, organizational structures, and talent. To attract and retain the talent that organizations need to survive and thrive, they must make a steadfast commitment to values that include sustainability, equity, and diversity. This pillar considers how project owners, contractors, and other key stakeholders can attract and train workers and build new work cultures and diverse capabilities at scale.

Global industry trends, compounded by the impacts of COVID-19 and climate change, are poised to dramatically disrupt all stages of the project life cycle. Looking ahead, the project development and delivery phases need to leverage technology and trust-based cooperation to realize productivity, sustainability, and resilience imperatives. This pillar addresses the necessary steps to develop and deliver the projects of the future.

In addition, we will hold cross-cutting sessions that focus on improving infrastructure governance, capabilities, and delivery systems to enable sustainable infrastructure. We will also host sector roundtables, allowing leaders to do a deep-dive into their specific sector.

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Past Summits

GII 2021 / Montréal

Montréal (Virtual)
April 6-8, 2021

The 7th GII Summit convened leaders to prepare for the project of the future.

GII 2020 / Virtual

Virtual Event
June 10-11, 2020

The 6th GII Summit virtually convened global industry leaders to share insights on how to reset amid the COVID-19 crisis.

GII 2018 / London

The Landmark London Hotel
Oct 29-31, 2018

World leaders gathered in London on Oct 29-31, 2018 to explore new solutions to global challenges in infrastructure and capital projects.

GII 2017 / Singapore

Capella Singapore
May 24-26, 2017

The world’s leaders in infrastructure and capital projects convened in Singapore for the fourth GII Summit on May 24-26, 2017.

GII 2015 / San Francisco

Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, California
November 18-20, 2015

The third summit in San Francisco explored how innovation and technology can disrupt and improve infrastructure delivery and the operation of existing assets.

GII 2014 / Rio de Janiero

Belmond Copacabana Palace
May 28-30, 2014

The second meeting focused on the key levers to drive change in the infrastructure industry. Twenty-five tangible actions were identified for participants to implement in their respective organizations.

GII 2012 / Istanbul

Ciragan Palace Kempinski, Istanbul
November 28-30, 2012

The inaugural gathering challenged leaders from across the value chain to rethink infrastructure, co-creating new methods of delivering infrastructure for the 21st century.

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