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The Leadership Forum is a dynamic infrastructure marketplace - from power generation to ports and logistics - focused on real project opportunities and the professionals required to make those projects go forward. The structure is built by participants: rapid project presentations; 'trend' keynotes; pre-scheduled private meetings; interactive lunches; along with workshops/breakfasts/dinners/receptions that create tremendous business development opportunities with the 500+ industry-leading executives in attendance.

We hold three annual events, along with a series of special events - at the request of our sponsors and business partners.

WHAT TO EXPECT:

Projects - Defining the Vision

Centered around projects with business opportunities in the next 3-12 months, a Leadership Forum connects you to the right projects and the right people.

Private Meetings - Optimizing Your Time

This is the most efficient B2B meeting structure I’ve ever attended - and rolling it into a reception sets the right tone!” -Hamid Riahi, SVP, Haley & Aldridge

Before the Forum, each registrant has the opportunity to pre-schedule up to 12 private meetings with project presenters, Forum partners, and keynote speakers. Registrants schedule meetings online, and receive their personal agenda at upon check-in. At the 2012 Forum, more than 1,350 pre-scheduled private meetings were held during the event.

Targeted Keynotes - Generating a Vision

Keynotes are selected to bring critical knowledge to participants, shedding light on future trends, financing options, policy innovations and other areas critical to designing, financing, building & operating strategic infrastructure.

Workshops - Broaden Your Mind

Workshops are moderated / directed by Forum Platinum Partners, with Gold Partners and industry thought- leaders participating as panelists.

Rich Networking - Building a Community

I looked at the attendee list and there are 150 people here that I need to meet! - Managing Director, Black & Veatch

The Forum offers numerous opportunities to network with top executives in an informal setting, including evening receptions that allow executives to meet and share ideas with a festive, energetic backdrop.

WHO ATTENDS?

Project Developers and Managers: We invite key decision makers around the strategically most important projects for a region. Connecting these projects to the right resources is a primary goal of the Leadership Forums.

Public Officials and Development Banks: Officials from all levels of government attend to promote projects in their regions and connect with the right service providers. Development Banks also participate in high numbers being the financial backbone to much of the development world wide.  

Service Providers: A Leadership Forum represents a lead rich environment for infrastructure service providers and is a powerful environment for business development.

Financial Institutions: The Forum hosts numerous financial firms and institutions, including commercial banks, financial advisories, venture capitalists, pension funds and hedge funds. Past financial attendees include: BMO Capital Markets, Carlyle Group, Citigroup, Deutsche Bank, GE Capital, Goldman Sachs, Macquarie Capital, Scotiabank, Sojitz, UBS and WestLB.

Engineers and Contractors: E&C firms benefit greatly from participating in the Forum since many projects are looking for partnerships and professional services. ACS, Abertis, Alberici, AECOM, Atkins, Arcadis, Balfour Beatty, Bechtel, Fluor, GE, Halcrow, Jacobs, Kiewit, Parsons, SNC-Lavalin and Worley Parsons.

Equipment and Technology: At the Forum, firms share ideas, and discuss the latest technologies that impact projects’ delivery & life cycle. Aconex, Autodesk, BT Global, Caterpillar, ESRI, Legion America, Manitowoc, Meridian Systems, Leica, PM Web, Terex, and Trimble are examples of equipment & technology firms that participate.