Investment & Innovation – Building Global Infrastructure

Understanding critical industry influences on our global economy is the key to driving commercial and sustainably successful business decisions. During our annual International Conference we bring together the industry voices that matter – those with the commercial and academic experience and intelligence to share their insights on global issues with delegates.

This annual event is a must attend for any business looking to stay abreast and seize global opportunities in the infrastructure, engineering and consultancy arena. Bringing together top level experts to share views, discuss the topics that matter and exchange insight into potential opportunities and challenges.

Event Overview

The infrastructure landscape is constantly shifting as a result of political changes, economic turmoil and social development. Drawing on expert guidance can often be the difference between an astutely prepared strategy and a costly mistake. With this in mind ACE have formed an agenda on the following strategic priorities:

  • Challenges of the Global Economy: experts will share their experience and knowledge on pivotal factors to inform future investment and planning in regions such as China, the Middle East and Africa.
  • Global security, migration and BREXIT: analysis of the impact of these complex issues on the infrastructure business environment.
  • Climate Change and Paris Agreement: How does our industry respond to the climate change agreement of 2015?
  • Future for Smart Cities: gain insight into the visionary smart cities topic and investigate its implementation in reality and its impact on social, political, environmental and economic issues.

2016 Featured Speakers

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Sir Simon Fraser GCMG Managing Partner Flint Global
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Ian Allison Head of Climate Resilience Initiative Mott MacDonald
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Lawrence Slade Chief Executive Energy UK
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Mike Brown MVO Commissioner Transport for London
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Dr Anna Ferguson Head of Power Networks Atkins
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Tim Yeo Chairman New Nuclear Watch Europe

Who Should Attend

  • Engineering consultants
    • Business development director
    • Designers and specifiers
    • Cost managers
    • Graduates and trainee
  • Contractors and subcontractors
    • Business development directors
    • Cost managers
  • Law firms
    • International business specialists
  • Financiers
    • Banks
    • Funding institutions
  • Management consultants
    • Ppp advisors
    • Economists
  • Technology firms
    • Business development director
  • Material and building product manufacturers and suppliers
    • Business development directors
    • International specialists
  • Public and private sector infrastructure owner/operators
    • Property and asset managers
    • Finance directors
  • Academics
    • International business specialists

Why Industry Leaders Are Supporting This Event

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  • This event is the annual gathering for UK-based global infrastructure experts and professionals: delivering unique insight on current and future global business opportunities, post-recession drivers of change, investment strategies and successful approaches to navigating market entry risks and barriers.

    Antony Oliver

    Antony Oliver, Editor, Infrastructure Intelligence

  • If you’re a serious player in the international infrastructure sector you need to be at this event. Last year’s event provided the calibre of speaker that allowed the listener direct access to the leaders in the industry. This year will be no different, if you want the opportunity to learn from the best book your place now.”

    Michael P Hurst

    Michael P Hurst, Executive Director, Willis Limited

  • We operate in a rapidly changing business environment and the ACE International Conference provides the perfect platform to learn from a variety of stakeholders how political, financial and technological trends are impacting how global infrastructure projects are delivered.

    Tom Smith

    Tom Smith, Global Director, Property & Buildings, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

  • As the number of young professionals working on international projects and travelling abroad is now higher than ever before, this conference is as much for them as it is for their bosses, and they should be encouraged to register – under 35’s benefit from a reduced Progress Network rate.

    Anil Iyer

    Anil Iyer, Chief Operating Officer, ACE

  • A growing number of Engineering and Consultancy practices are involved in projects or contracts overseas, either following key clients to international markets or as a strategy to develop a wider diversity of global relationships. The resultant matrix of insurance, legal and regulatory considerations requires the support of an informed insurance adviser with experience and proven solutions. Having worked closely with clients with an international profile and workload for several generations, Griffiths & Armour have supported this major growth area, through the reliable delivery of a flexible and responsive service. We are delighted to support the ACE International conference.

    Paul Berg

    Paul Berg, Director, Griffiths & Armour Professional Risks