Primary tabs

June 2024 news, insights and events

The latest from GIIA's CEO and the Infrastructure Industry

From our CEO

In preparing for our mid-year board meeting this month it has been heartening to reflect on the year so far and the progress we’ve made on behalf of members. As of this month, we’ve welcomed fifteen new members to the GIIA community, taking us well beyond the 100-member milestone. This rate of growth is very encouraging and a sign of GIIA’s increased profile and impact. We’re also expanding the GIIA footprint globally, with our first in-person APAC events taking place later this year in Singapore and Australia. Whilst I am delighted with our progress there’s still plenty of work to be done – and we’re calling on members to help us deliver valuable activity by providing feedback in our Annual Member Survey. It takes just five minutes, and your input is crucial, so please let us know your thoughts.

The latest Pulse Survey results are now live, with our twice-yearly report of global investor sentiment showing that the U.S., once again, remains the most attractive destination for investment as fundraising momentum continues to build in the wake of IRA implementation. Germany tops the table in Europe with energy transition opportunities driving growth, whilst the UK continues to lag behind competitors amidst an environment of uncertainty and unattractive regulatory regimes. The Pulse Survey is a vital tool for our advocacy efforts, and I’d recommend all members take the opportunity to feed into this research if they can. 

It was a pleasure to join the GEODE Spring Seminar in Brussels earlier this month to discuss the drivers for grid investments alongside representatives from the European Commission, EIB, GEODE and Linz Netz, as well as the ENA. During the session, I set out the need for investors to achieve fair rates of return for grid investments, ensuring they remain competitive and predictable. We continue to keep a close eye on Europe following this month’s EU parliamentary elections – our Head of Policy & Public Affairs Harvey Chandler gives a breakdown of these results in this month’s market spotlight report . 

By the time you read GIIA’s July bulletin, the next government will be in place – and with polls indicating a strong Labour majority, I’d recommend reading Policy & Public Affairs Manager Nick Elliott’s analysis of Labour’s manifesto and what it means for GIIA members.

Don’t forget to also register for our next All Member Call on Tuesday 9 July for post-election updates from the UK and EU, as well as a look ahead to upcoming work and events. 

Finally, if you’re not already, make sure to follow us on LinkedIn where we share regular updates, news, and insights - it’s the best platform to stay up to date with all our work throughout the month.

Market spotlights

Take a look at the GIIA Policy and Public Affairs team's summary of our global advocacy work throughout June here.

Sign up to our monthly email updates to keep up to date with our advocacy work and programme of activities.