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Day 1 – Monday – 10th September


Intercontinental Hotel Berlin

08:45 - 09:00 
  Welcome and Conference Framing:
  • Greg Ward, Master of Ceremony
  • Alain Bentéjac, FIDIC President
09:00 - 09:45 
  Keynote Address: Future of Infrastructure Demand and Development
Key Drivers. Politics, Technology and Big Business? Leaders or Followers in the pursuit of Smart Solutions?
Speaker : Dr Gernot Strube, Senior Partner, Capital Projects and Infrastructure Practice, McKinsey & Company, Inc.
09:45 - 10:15 
  FIDIC Exhibition & Coffee Break
10:15 - 12:00 
  Panel 1 – Perspectives from the Boardroom
Discussion with CEO’s of Consulting Engineering firms and C-suite specialists on the Future for our Consulting Businesses in the Digital Economy: New Business Models, People, Leadership Challenges.
12:00 - 13:30 
  FIDIC Networking Lunch
13:30 - 15:00 
  Panel 2 – The City of Today and Tomorrow: Challenges & Smart Options
Technology is directly impacting public and private transport, energy and almost all other industries, which will in turn impact infrastructure and our cities. Digital infrastructure and civil engineering leaders will offer their vision of transformative changes occurring in relation with the infrastructure development.
15:00 - 15:30 
  FIDIC Exhibition & Coffee Break
15:30 - 17:00 
  Panel 3 - The impact of the Global Digital Economy on the Funding & Financing of Smart Cities and Infrastructure; private and public opportunities.
Global investment strategies for local applications – how are these changing? This session will explore funders and financiers’ preferred investment models and financial instruments.
17:00 - 18:00 
  Software Infrastructure Panel: Impact of Digital Technology on Mobility and Business
Participants: BST Global and Bentley Systems
19:30 - 22:30 
  FIDIC Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony



Day 2 – Tuesday the 11th of September


Intercontinental Hotel Berlin

08:45 - 09:45 
  Conference Opening Ceremony
Welcome messages
  • Alain Bentéjac, FIDIC President
  • Kevin Rudden, EFCA President
  • Cornelius Volker, VBI President

Entertainment performance

09:45 - 10:15    Exhibition & Coffee Break
10:15 - 11:00 
  Keynote Address: Urban Sustainability
Integrated urban development: overview of the challenges and progresses towards decentralized governmental and administrative structures in Germany. Insights into the interdisciplinary collaborations likely to enable the different engineering disciplines to take advantage of the data-driven value creation processes in Industry 4.0.
11:00 - 12:30 
  Panel 4 - Innovative Approaches to Investing in Smart Infrastructure
Infrastructure and investment in Europe and the world. What impact from global or regional policies on improving urban challenges and mobility in particular? New models of investment, financial tools and city regulations.
12:30 - 13:30    FIDIC Networking Lunch
13:30 - 15:00 
  Panel 5 - Urban Connectivity
Innovation requires vision and daring – thinking outside the box – also requiring commitment and collaboration. Representatives of carefully selected global automobile corporations, and constructions companies will present their views on challenges and opportunities regarding transport, mobility and Smart Infrastructure.
15:00 - 15:30 
  FIDIC Exhibition & Coffee Break
15:30 - 16:15 
  Keynote Address
Reflecting on the best insights from the Conference and introducing critical human capital challenges in the infrastructure industry.
16:15 - 17:00 
  Future Leaders Outlook
The future leaders of the Consulting Engineering Industry offering their vision on the future of the industry, particularly on Mobility & Smart Infrastructure and on the insights shared by the senior professionals throughout the Conference.
17:00 - 17:15 
    Alain Bentéjac, FIDIC President
17:15 - 18:30 
    Only for FIDIC Member Association Representatives. Venue: Intercontinental Hotel Berlin
20:00 - 22:30 
    Optional dinner. Tickets available at registration desk