World leaders will gather in Montreal to explore new solutions to global challenges in infrastructure and capital projects.


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GII 2020

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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2018 Best Ideas Recap

This CEO- and Ministerial-level event
is by invitation only

June 10 – 12, 2020

Past Summits

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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