Global infrastructure leaders will gather in Geneva in April this year to discuss the key challenges and opportunities facing the sector.
Infrastructure leaders from around the world will be able to join the conversation on the key topical issue of artificial intelligence (AI) when FIDIC’s 2024 Global Leadership Forum Summit (GLF) meets in Geneva on 25-26 April 2024.
This second annual GLF Summit, organised by the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC), will see around 100 of the world’s most influential infrastructure leaders gathering to exchange knowledge and discuss some of the key challenges and opportunities currently facing the industry.
The 2024 summit will look at the role of AI in infrastructure and its potential to transform the sector by optimising processes, reducing costs and enhancing safety in infrastructure projects. Attendees will also have an opportunity to contribute to a vital report on the use of AI in the infrastructure sector which will consider the challenges that need to be addressed collectively as an industry.
AI’s capabilities span the entire project lifecycle, from investment decisions to ongoing operation and maintenance and by automating tasks, analysing data and making predictions, AI can optimise processes, cut costs and enhance safety.
While AI is still in its initial stages of development, it clearly holds the promise of transforming how the industry designs, builds and operates infrastructure. AI has gained attention for its potential to enhance efficiency and decision-making, but it also presents challenges that need to be addressed collectively as an industry and this year’s GLF Summit will provide the opportunity to do just that.
Other essential topics to be discussed at the summit include the GLF’s new Carbon Collaboration Initiative, which will develop a common, replicable and standardised process of calculation and disclosure of embodied and operational CO2e (carbon dioxide equivalent) emissions related to infrastructure projects. The summit will also look at the latest progress on Market Intelligence benchmarking which will help leaders measure their company’s progress and success against the best in the industry.
The summit, which will provide a platform for insightful discussions on the issues that matter in the world of infrastructure, will also enable attendees to take part in unrivalled networking opportunities with other construction, infrastructure and business leaders, making for a must-attend gathering in Geneva in April.