At a time where the need for infrastructure investment is widely acknowledged, there are no shortages of both investment opportunities and challenges, and at a recent Major Projects Association event, chaired by GIIA’s Andy Rose, experts highlighted the current trends in global financing and debated the issues affecting the UK market.
In a wide ranging discussion on the theme of ‘Global trends in the private finance of major projects’, participants concluded that with current political and market uncertainties it is more important than ever that the UK creates an attractive environment in the aspects that it can control, whilst investors need to make their case to both the general public and the Government on the value of private finance and provide more objective analysis on the efficiency of private organisations in asset management.
A highlights report is available from the event click here to view the document.
GIIA is in Washington D.C. this week to participate in Infrastructure Week; a national event to elevate infrastructure as a critical issue impacting all Americans.
Highlights will include hearing about the Administration’s plans for infrastructure funding from Secretary Chao (Department of Transportation) at the kick-off event Time to Build America on Monday, and from a range of views at the event $1 Trillion for Infrastructure? Balancing Public and Private Sources, hosted by the Bipartisan Policy Center on Thursday.
Improving US infrastructure has support across the political spectrum and Infrastructure Week provides a respected national focus for moving the debate forward. Throughout the week, we will also be meeting with thought leaders from think tanks and trade bodies to discuss the role of private investment in public infrastructure, the anticipated Infrastructure Plan and how GIIA and its members can contribute to the debate.
More information about Infrastructure Week 2017 can be found via this link: