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 major projects and get more out of existing assets. Our eighth GII Summit took place in Tokyo, October 19–21, 2022, and focused on creating the pathway to sustainable infrastructure.
Today’s infrastructure and energy leaders are faced with the opportunity of a generation: getting a large portfolio of sustainable assets into action, fast. This is essential to global economic and sustainability goals, and it will require a radical acceleration in the pace of project delivery.
To increase its pace, the global infrastructure and projects sector will need to embrace new technologies and ways of working; develop talent and the workforce of the future; and debottleneck financing, materials and supply chains.
Organizations that confront speed will forge ahead of their peers and make critical contributions to economic development, sustainability, and resilience around the world.
Our 2024 program is organized around four content pillars:
Shaping the energy transition: Global infrastructure and energy leaders are propelling the global net-zero transformation by planning, financing, and implementing large capital projects and infrastructure assets that reduce carbon emissions and mitigate the worst impacts of climate change. This pillar focuses on levers for shaping the energy transition, including green construction and embodied carbon; climate risk and resilience; decarbonizing the grid; and scaling up renewables and climate technologies to accelerate the transition.
Infratech and project delivery disruption: A fast-growing infrastructure tech and startup ecosystem is enabling more efficient planning, delivery, and end-to-end asset management. At the same time, digital technologies and new industrialized approaches are altering traditional value pools, with new business models and revenue streams on the rise. This pillar focuses on the role of technology and disruption in transforming project outcomes, and explores practical steps for leaders to innovate, adapt and create new value.
Supply chain, talent, and workforce: Amid unprecedented volatility of inputs, the industry must rapidly debottleneck supply chains and increase the capacity to deliver projects. This will require attracting, retaining and developing a diverse workforce with distinctive skills and knowledge, and implementing new forms of collaboration for effective supply chain management. This pillar focuses on tangible actions to build a robust talent pipeline and supply chain, including topics such as capability-building, leadership, technology, and new collaboration models.
Net-zero infrastructure investing: Achieving net-zero goals will require a bankable pipeline of sustainability projects and stable financing for sustainable, low-carbon technologies. Investors, governments, and infrastructure leaders must collectively build and sustain a robust investment ecosystem that attracts private capital ward net-zero infrastructure. This pillar explores levers for mobilizing finance into net-zero infrastructure projects and technologies, including innovative financing mechanisms and new ways of navigating risk.
The GII Summit is open to CEOs or members of their executive team by invitation only.