News from the Global Infrastructure Initiative: June 2022

Welcome to the June 2022 edition of Voices on Infrastructure, which focuses on building resilient infrastructure supply chains.

Meeting the anticipated demand for infrastructure projects in the coming decades will require the global infrastructure industry to future-proof supply chains. In turn, leaders will need to strategically match the supply and demand for all required resources—skilled labor, materials, and manufacturing capacity—to enable the required scale and pace of project delivery.

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce Melissa Yeo, our new Global Infrastructure Initiative (GII) director, to the GII community. Many of you might remember Melissa from her time with GII three years ago, and we are delighted to have her back. Over the next six months, Melissa will assume the leadership of GII, and we look forward to seeing where she takes our flagship initiative.

In the past two months, we hosted GII Roundtables in four cities, each with its own distinct topic: Washington, DC (water), Chicago (the energy transition), Hong Kong (construction productivity), and Tokyo (decarbonizing construction). In each instance, we had excellent turnouts of senior leaders with spirited discussions on how to implement solutions on their respective topics. You can read the recaps from each roundtable here. Later this month, our Sydney roundtable will cover scaling electric-vehicle charging to meet net-zero-emissions targets. Please let us know if you would like to engage in our roundtables or site visits.

Last, we are looking forward to our eighth GII Summit, taking place in Tokyo on October 19–21, 2022. The theme is “creating the pathway to sustainable infrastructure,” and the preliminary agenda can be found here. More than 120 CEOs and C-suite leaders are registered to attend, and you can find more details on our GII website.

We hope you enjoy this issue, and we welcome your thoughts on how GII can continue to be a catalyst for driving change toward sustainable infrastructure. If you have comments or would like to subscribe a colleague to Voices, please contact us at info@giiconnect.com.

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