Roundtables

Bringing together experts to solve critical regional issues.

Each year, GII convenes over a dozen roundtables in cities around the world to discuss innovative approaches to infrastructure and capital projects. The format includes knowledge sharing on a critical regional topic, peer-to-peer discussions, and tangible actions to move forward. Click on the location below for details of past or upcoming roundtables.

Upcoming Roundtables

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May 17 2022

Tokyo 2022: Decarbonizing construction

Jun 22 2022

Sydney 2022: Scaling EV infrastructure to meet net-zero targets

Completed Roundtables

Hong Kong 2022: Surviving the inflation and productivity crisis in Hong Kong’s construction industry

– A robust project pipeline, compounded by supply constraints and labor shortages, has fueled inflation in construction costs to... an unsustainable level.

Chicago 2022: Preparing our power grids for energy transition and climate change

– The energy sector is undergoing a major transformation.

Washington, DC 2022: Future-proofing our water infrastructure

– The United States faces aging water infrastructure, with the average water-network pipe built 45 years ago and high rates of breakage... in recent years. Even as the investment backlog grows, new issues have emerged such as climate resilience, cybersecurity, and a relatively slow rate of digital innovation.

Madrid 2022: Decarbonizing the construction ecosystem

– The construction value chain accounts for nearly a third of global CO2 emissions, including operational and embodied... carbon.

Glasgow COP26 2021: The decisive decade: Accelerating action for urban sustainability and resilience

– Cities drive almost three-quarters of humanity’s emissions and are on the front lines of climate risks.

Glasgow COP26 2021: Decarbonizing the built environment

– The cement and construction value chain accounts for nearly a third of global CO2 emissions, including operational... and embodied carbon.

Virtual 2021: Sustainability in the construction ecosystem

– As decarbonization initiatives gain momentum across all industries, players in the construction ecosystem can benefit from this... growing trend—but only if they view ESG as a strategic opportunity and collaborate with other stakeholders in the ecosystem.

Virtual 2021: Future-proofing transport infrastructure

– Increasing climate risk, compounded by aging assets, has moved resilience to the top of the global infrastructure leadership agenda.

Virtual 2021: Charting net-zero emissions in transport

– Transport of people and goods account for ~17 percent of our global greenhouse gas emissions, making this sector pivotal in meeting... our global net-zero emissions targets.

Dubai 2021: Improving project performance and predictability through collaboration

– Large construction projects present unique contracting challenges, given the complex integration of technical scope, global supply... chains, multiple stakeholders, and challenging site conditions, to name a few.

London 2021: Reaching net-zero emissions in the UK’s transportation sector

– Transportation emissions account for 33 percent of the current UK baseline.
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