International Conference on Infrastructure, Growth and Development

  • 06 - 07 Sep 2018
  • London, UK
  • EBRD
International Conference on Infrastructure, Growth and Development

The University College London, Bartlett School of Construction and Project Management, SIPA and GSAPP at Columbia University, Aix-Marseille University, and the EBRD take pride in co-organizing an international conference specializing in infrastructure, growth and development. 

One of the main goals of this two-day inaugural conference is to bring together experts from leading academic institutions and policy making organizations, whose research work focuses on the economic, social and environmental impact of infrastructure investments. 

An equally important goal of the conference is to gain new perspectives and insights about institutional investors, pension funds, insurance companies and SWFs through undertaking long-term sustainable investments in infrastructure. 

It is our strong belief that bringing together practitioners, policy makers and research scholars will significantly help participants to gain a deeper understanding of the profound challenges and benefits to infrastructure investments and inclusive growth and development in different regions and countries across the globe. 


The format of the workshop will consist of formal presentations by academics about their current research on the impact of the infrastructure investments. This will be followed by several panel sessions represented by institutional investors and multilateral lending agencies who will debate and discuss such issues as public-private partnership, the rising role of regional development banks and the significance of infrastructure investments as part of their overall share of assets under management. 


  • Presentations from academics, policy makers and from institutional investors.
  • Round table with academics, policy makers and investors.
  • Mature Market Challenges in the US and Europe: Innovation, Growth and Equity. 
  • Infra-Investments in Emerging Markets: Regional Perspectives and Country Studies (China and India, African, Latin America).
  • Infra-Investments in Low-Income Developing Economies: Strategies for Financing, Managing Risk & High ROIs (Africa).
  • Infrastructure Investment Platforms: How Effective are they to Sovereigns and to Investors? 


You can download the agenda here. 

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