13 October 2017

GI Hub Breakfast, Washington, D.C.

13 October 2017

The Global Infrastructure Hub’s Breakfast, in partnership with the World Economic Forum, took place in Washington D.C. yesterday.

Infrastructure leaders and professionals gathered to discuss the current position of U.S. infrastructure and the need for more public-private partnerships to help address the $3.8 trillion US investment gap, shown in the recent GI Hub report, the Global Infrastructure Outlook.

Chris Heathcote, GI Hub CEO, encouraged world leaders to make further commitments to infrastructure development and emphasised that “Government budgets alone cannot feasibly close the gap we expect to see by 2040”. Keynote speaker Martin Klepper, Executive Director, Build America Bureau further reiterated this sentiment and drew focus to the Build America Bureau’s key goals, which focus on driving infrastructure investments in the transportation sector. The event was closed by The Honorable Joe Hockey, Australia’s Ambassador to the United States, stating that in the interests of economic prosperity and quality of life for all, ‘Everyone must be an advocate for infrastructure’.

The GI Hub thanks our partners, speakers and guests for being a part of such a successful event.

 

Visit Global Infrastructure Outlook to see the global infrastructure spend, need and gaps of 50 countries, across 7 sectors.