The 13th Annual Global Infrastructure Forum Has Been Postponed

Given the current situation in New York, across the country, and globally, with the continued spread of the coronavirus outbreak, we have decided to postpone the 13th Global Strategic Infrastructure Leadership Forum.

The Forum will be rescheduled to a date in early June. Please refer to this page for updates. For specific questions contact Isaac Taylor at [email protected]

Our apologies for any inconvenience; New York has declared a state of emergency, and we thought it only responsible to move the Forum to a time that would be safer for our international visitors and distinguished guests.

13th Global Strategic Infrastructure Forum

Early June, 2020 | The Pierre A Taj Hotel | New York, New York

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2020 Keynote Speakers

DCIA David Petraeus


Chairman of KKR Global Institute | Former Director of CIA


United States Secretary of Treasury


Chariman, Starr Holdings


Senior Advisor for Western Hemisphere, US DFC


Louisiana Secretary of Transportation

2020 Featured Projects

New Vasco da Gama Terminal, Port of Sines
Great Lakes Basin Transportation
920MW Brooke County Natural Gas-fired Combined Cycle Power Plant
Ali Jinnah, Mazar 200 Bed Hospital, and other Healthcare PPP’s in Afghanistan
The Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP)
Northern Powerhouse
Integrated Solid Waste System in Nuevo Leon (SIMEPRODE)
Guadalajara LRT Line 4
Toluca-Mexico City Commuter Rail
Mayan Train
Sinma Deepwater Port
The CLARA Plan
Transbrasilia Gas Pipeline – Paulínia (SP) to Brasilia (DF)
Portal North Bridge Project
Montreal Contrecœur Container Terminal
Gordie Howe International Bridge
Elk Creek Niobium Project
Cargo Train and Commercial Port – Sinaloa State
Port of Corpus Christi – Channel Improvement
Theia Satellite Network
Guatemala Interoceanic Corridor


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Cutting-edge infrastructure projects deserve recognition–by voting in categories like Finance/Funding, Benefits/Value Creation, Sustainability/Green Infrastructure and Engineering, Forum registrants are equipped with exclusive access to projects that will significantly impact society in the next 3–12 months.


Ditch your email and pre-schedule 10 one-on-one meetings with over 50+ project owners and key industry leaders for our Private Meetings Reception! Continue conversations at one of the multiple networking and coffee breaks throughout the Forum.


We identify and host the Global region’s top infrastructure projects for 2020. These are projects that offer business opportunities in the next 3–18 months, and that will bring the region back to growth and job-producing competitiveness.


Held on the occasion of CG/LA Infrastructure Leadership Forums, the Boardroom Program is a series of VIP, invitation-only sessions that brings Members, Leadership Forum Sponsors and Partners together with public officials and project leaders to develop specific action items that create great projects, deliver increased market efficiencies, foster higher-quality project pipelines and unlock long-term infrastructure opportunities — for members and users around the world. Sessions are “boardroom-style” and off the record to promote an open and action-oriented discussion.

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Early June, 2020
New York, New York







  • Access to 2 days of on-trend industry discussions
  • The Top 50 Global Infrastructure Projects, all with business opportunities in the next 3-18 months
  • Participation in the Private Meetings Reception – your opportunity to book up to 10 meetings with participating projects and Forum partners
  • Luncheon keynotes and two networking receptions
  • Access to all Forum presentations following the event
  • ..and more!
The Global Strategic Infrastructure Leadership Forum is the best deal in the business – 2.5 days, 50+ infrastructure projects, and 300 infrastructure executives.  Because CG/LA Forums are not sector-specific, it’s your opportunity to meet with and hear from projects representing twelve infrastructure sectors, including Highways & Bridges, Urban Mass Transit, Water / Wastewater, and Energy; hear best practices from industry experts; and meet with all Forum partners and projects one-on-one during the Private Meetings session.

Please Note: Registrations are transferable to colleagues or to future Forums, but non-refundable.  In the event that a registrant cannot attend a Forum, the registrant will receive a credit invoice indicating a future credit (equal to previous expense) to attend a Leadership Forum event within one (1) calendar year.  Notification of non-attendance must be received within 48 hours of commencement of Leadership Forum.

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The Government of Portugal, along with The Ports of Sines and Algarve Authority, have decided to launch an international bid for the concession of the construction of the new Vasco da Gama Terminal at the Port of Sines (, which represents one of the largest infrastructures project in Portugal.

Great Lakes Basin Transportation, Inc. proposes three transportation projects to provide new rail, road, and air transport capacity for the Midwest Region. The Great Lakes Basin Railroad, Daniel Burnham Expressway and South Suburban Airport will support regional growth and help meet future logistics demands in the United States, North America, and the World.

Brooke County Power is an entity formed to develop a 920MW natural gas-fired combined cycle power plant in Brooke County, West Virginia. The facility is forecasted to dispatch baseload using GE 7HA.01 in a 2x1 configuration, and is fully permitted for construction, with strongly supportive gas netback arrangement. The favorable gas supply dynamic in the region reflects the project’s strategic location surrounded by abundant, transport-constrained reserves in the Marcellus / Utica basins.

Several major healthcare (hospital) undergoing various stages of studies, in consideration for PPP delivery, with major benefits to communities in Ali Jinnah, Mazar e Sharif, and other cities around Aghanistan.

The Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP) is a multi-phased project to provide water to the Gauteng region of South Africa and to generate hydro-electricity for Lesotho. It was established by the 1986 Treaty signed by the governments of the Kingdom of Lesotho and the Republic of South Africa. The project entails harnessing the waters of the Senqu/Orange River in the Lesotho highlands through the construction of a series of dams for the mutual benefit of the two countries. Phase I of the project was completed in 2003 and inaugurated in 2004, and Phase II is currently underway.

Building a Northern Powerhouse is about boosting the local economy by investing in skills, innovation, transport and culture in the former industrial North of England. Working with central government and national transport bodies, Transport for the North will develop and deliver strategic transport infrastructure across the region. Proposed transport improvements include Northern Powerhouse Rail (otherwise known as High Speed 3) and the ongoing work of the Northern Hub to remove a railway bottleneck around Manchester and provide faster connections across the North of England.

The Integrated Solid Waste System in Nuevo Leon will be a center for the internal management of solid urban waste and the handling of it in the metropolitan area of Monterrey.

The LRT Line 4 in the State of Jalisco will connect Guadalajara’s Historic Center, in the south of Guadalajara’s Metropolitan Area, with the municipality of Tlajomulco de Zuñiga. It will be an extension of the Macrobus departing from the station of Fray Angelico.

This ground-breaking US$20 billion project patented CGL™ technology can reduce up to 50% regional fuel costs with the added benefit of helping reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 60% compared to other fossil fuels.

The Toluca-Mexico City commuter rail will connect the metropolitan area of the Toluca Valley with the western area of Mexico City. It will have a total length of 57.8 km and a total of six stations: Zinacantepec, Bus Terminal, Metepec, Lerma, Santa Fe, and Observatorio.

The Mayan Train is a proposed 1,500 kilometers (932 milles) railroad in Mexico that would serve the Yucatán Peninsula. The railroad would begin in Palenque, Chiapas and travel northeast towards Cancún in Quintana Roo via three routes that encircle the peninsula and stop at 15 stations. The project aims to connect tourist destinations in the Yucatán, including historic Mayan sites from which it derives its name. The train contributes to the regional development of the Northern Zone, considerably improves urban and tourist mobility, integrates labor markets and generates an alternative for the distribution of inputs for the economic activity of the Riviera Maya.

As a part of $13 billion initiative announced by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in 2018, the redevelopment of JFK Airport is intended to expand its capacity and upgrade its facilities to a modern 21st-century airport. Two new world-class international terminal complexes on the airport's north and south sides shall anchor the redevelopment projects. The south side Terminal One is planned to replace the existing Terminals 1 and 2, and also occupy the vacant site left after Terminal 3 demolition in 2014. This terminal will provide connections to Terminal 4, which was most recently expanded in 2013.

The government prioritized Southern Myanmar (Sinma) Deepwater Port is a strategic project to meet the demands of Myanmar's growing economy, where phase 1 is developing a logistics terminal, and phase 2 is integrating the deep-sea port with a Special Economic Zone. Sinma would provide access to China, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Bangladesh (all GMS countries). As the 68 ha land is already acquired and the natural conditions are favorable, Apcol PTE is looking for strategic investors and port developers that can move the project onto the next phase, to develop comprehensive feasibility studies and a joint venture moving forward.

The CLARA Plan is a multi-billion dollar project linking Sidney to Melbourne. This integrative project is looking to build advanced smart-cities between the two metropolitan areas, connecting them by High-Speed Rail (HSR). The HSR is worth US$11.9 billion with an additional $3.49 billion per city in upfront infrastructure, including hospitals, transit systems, schools, water, energy, etc.

The Transbrasilia pipeline connects São Carlos to Brasília, passing through the States of São Paulo, Minas Gerais (Triângulo Mineiro), Goiás and the Federal District. It aims to transform the region through cleaner and cheaper energy to promote sustainable growth for all stakeholders. The entire pipeline will be 905 km, divided into four sectons with a capacity of 5.75 million m³ / day.

NJ Transit and Amtrak have completed final design and federal environmental review to replace the century-old, swing-span Portal Bridge over the Hackensack River in New Jersey with a new, more reliable, fixed-span bridge. The existing Portal Bridge, which hosts about 450 trains per day traveling between Newark, NJ and Penn Station, New York, is a major bottleneck and source of delay of train traffic; the aging mechanical components sometimes malfunction while opening and closing for maritime traffic. The two-track replacement bridge, known as Portal Bridge North, is designed as a high-level, fixed-span bridge, eliminating the movable components and risk of malfunction. A second, two-track Portal Bridge South span is proposed as part of the Gateway Program and when complete will double train capacity along this critical length of the Northeast Corridor. Planning and design of Portal Bridge South will be finalized following the completion of the federal NEC Future study and environmental review process.

The Montreal Port Authority proposes the construction of a container port terminal with a maximum annual capacity of 1.15 million containers on its property located in Contrecoeur, approximately 40 kilometers downstream from Montreal. The project would include the construction of a 675-meter dock for two berths to accommodate vessels between 39,000 and 75,400 deadweight tonnage (DWT). The project would also include a seven track classification yard, a container storage and handling area, an intermodal rail yard, support facilities, rail and road accesses, a truck control area and a viaduct on Route 132. Once commissioned in 2024, the Port Authority will have room on the same site for further expansions, adding container traffic capacity for decades.

The Gordie Howe International Bridge, spanning from Detroit, USA to Ontario, Canada, is a once-in-a-generation undertaking which will bolster trade and travel between the two countries. Not only will the project deliver much-needed transportation improvements for international travelers, it will also provide jobs and opportunities for growth to the Windsor-Detroit region and includes features that make this project genuinely distinctive.

NioCorp is developing North America’s only niobium / scandium / titanium advanced materials manufacturing facility co-located with an underground mine.  Located near Elk Creek, Nebraska, this will be the highest grade niobium project in North America, as well as one of the largest prospective producers of scandium in the world.

This project will connect Northern Mexico to the Pacific with the Atlantic Ocean and become the best connection route from Asia to the East of the United States of America, with the Port of Mazatlan as the gateway and will boost the economic development of a logistics corridor.

TSN’s 120 satellites will image the entire earth real-time and digitize the physical world at a simultaneous scale and granularity that will create entirely new business and social opportunities for people around the world. The project is seeking partnership and investment, in this first-ever public presentation.

The Interoceanic Corridor of Guatemala is proposed as a new route and trading platform in Central America to cover the Pacific - Atlantic commercial exchange, complementary to the Panama Canal and the United States Land bridge. Guatemala's proximity to large markets is potentially strategic to turn the Interoceanic Corridor into a logistics platform in Central America to serve international trade.