Geneva to host annual global infrastructure industry gathering in September


Bookings are now open for the annual FIDIC Global Infrastructure Conference which takes place in Geneva from 8-10 September 2024.

Infrastructure professionals from all over the world are set to gather in Geneva later this year for the annual conference of FIDIC, the International Federation of Consulting Engineers.

The leading global industry event takes place from 8-10 September 2024 and the conference theme, Transforming lives with infrastructure – Investing in and building a better world for all, will frame a series of discussions on the key challenges facing the consulting and engineering industry. The President Wilson Hotel in Geneva will host the annual flagship event which, as ever, promises to be a must-attend for the global engineering, construction and infrastructure sector.

The conference will bring together those across the sector that will deliver over $139 trillion dollars of investment up to 2050. Given the global need for infrastructure that is sustainable as well as efficient, the timing of the conference couldn’t be more important. Industry leaders and decision-makers from consulting engineering firms, contractors, governments, civic society, international organisations and financial institutions will be at the event in Geneva, providing a unique opportunity to discuss the issues that matter to the industry.

Benefits of attending FIDIC Geneva 2024

Global insights: Engage with industry leaders, decision-makers and influencers from consulting engineering firms, contractors, governments, international organisations and financial institutions.

Timely discussions: Explore key topics such as sustainable infrastructure, risk management, financing, sustainability targets, digital revolution and much more.

Networking: Benefit from unrivaled networking opportunities, facilitating discussions with key partners and industry peers, fostering collaboration and knowledge sharing.

Educational value: Each participant will receive a certificate of attendance, which may be utilised for CPD verification in your local region, enhancing your professional development.

The packed agenda of key issues to be discussed at the conference includes: –

  • Changing lives – How good infrastructure can change people’s lives and improve nations’ prospects.
  • What is best in class? – What does good infrastructure look like and how can it work for everyone?
  • Tomorrow is sustainable – Good infrastructure means sustainable infrastructure – and why this matters.
  • Managing risks – How can we deliver infrastructure and manage risk in an uncertain world?
  • The value conundrum – Squaring the circle on cost and long-term sustainability.
  • Finance is key – What happens if the cost of finance and funding does not fall?
  • Net zero update – Will we hit sustainability targets and save the planet?
  • Politics and politicians – Navigating changing beliefs to create key partners in delivery.
  • The informed client – In the ever-changing world, creating leadership from the outset.
  • Developing world focus – Different routes to delivery in a diverse world.
  • Global infrastructure showcase – Best practice groundbreaking solutions from around the world.
  • Digital revolution – How technological developments are helping to deliver better, more efficient and effective infrastructure projects.
  • Plan for tomorrow today – Attracting, retaining and developing people and skills to enable companies to flourish.

Bookings for the conference have just opened and attendees can make savings by reserving their places before 31 March 2024 to benefit from early bird discounted rates.

FIDIC CEO Dr Nelson Ogunshakin said: “When we last held our annual conference in Geneva in 2022, the event was completely sold out and we expect a similar response from the industry this year. FIDIC’s annual Global Infrastructure Conference offers professionals across our industry the chance to be part of the global conversation shaping the future of infrastructure and this international industry gathering is increasingly being seen as the world’s stand-out place to enact transformative change.”

Click here to find out more about FIDIC’s Global Infrastructure Conference 2024 and reserve a place.