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Join leaders from the major construction markets around the world to explore how globalization is impacting and changing the construction industry, where the opportunities for growth are, and what is required to compete on the international playing field. ENR has hosted 300+ delegates from more than 20 countries representing the Asia-Pacific, North American, South American, European, and Middle-East construction markets.
June 6 - 7, 2013
McGraw Hill Companies Headquarters
New York, NY
|12:00 PM – 1:00 PM||Registration & Refreshments in Exhibit Hall|
|1:00 PM – 1:15 PM||
Paul L. Bonington - view bio »
|1:15 PM – 2:00 PM||
In this opening keynote address, Mr. Sheard will speak about the global economic outlook. In the U.S, san recovery gain traction or will it be stymied by the fiscal brakes being slammed on too soon? Will the Fed's QE end in tears or in cheers? In the Eurozone, what is the underlying source of the crisis? Can policymakers fix the flawed architecture? If so, at what cost? As for China’s rebalancing challenge, can the country get off its investment treadmill without triggering a hard landing? In Japan, can the Abe government and the new Bank of Japan leadership end the near-two-decade deflation? All this and more will be addressed.
Paul Sheard - view bio »
|2:00 PM – 2:30 PM||
Keynote: Global Supply Chain Management
|2:30 PM – 3:00 PM||Networking & Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall|
|3:00 PM – 4:00 PM||Procurement: Outfitting the Global Firm
Logistics and procurement now occupy more important roles in international construction because of the complexities of supply chain management on a global scale. In this session, experts will share best practices in meeting the challenges of sourcing materials, equipment and human resources and handling demand volatility, and will outline how new technology applications are expediting schedules and improving quality and efficiency. Discussion will touch on new trends in risk assessment, modular construction, and management of local labor and business culture issues.
Philip Ovanessians - view bio »
|4:00 PM – 5:00 PM||
The 24/7 Firm—Global Workload Sharing & Management
Leo E. Argiris, PE
David A. McAlister, PE
John E. Taylor, Ph.D. - view bio »
|5:00 PM – 6:30 PM||
Cocktail & Networking Reception in Exhibit Hall
|6:30 PM||ENR’s Global Best Projects Awards|
|Friday, June 7|
|7:00 AM – 8:00 AM||
Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
|8:00 AM – 8:10 AM||
|8:10 AM – 8:40 AM||
Keynote: Let's Go International
|8:40 AM – 9:40 AM||
Follow the Owner: Getting on the A-List
In this panel, owners from different market sectors who work around the world will explain what skills and experience are most important to them as they build teams for global projects. What matters most in choosing firms to work outside their home countries? What aspects of work go to international players more often than local competitors? How can construction and design firms that would like to partner with their clients abroad assist them in preparing to build overseas? Discussion will explore factors like safety, productivity, technology, front-end planning and ethics.
Grant R. Stevens
|9:40 AM – 10:10 AM||
Networking & Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall
|10:10 AM – 11:10 AM||
Partnerships, Joint Ventures and Mergers & Acquisitions: Different Models for Different Global Markets
William P. Utt
|11:10 AM – 12:00 PM||
Digital Cities & Smarter Growth
How can cities become more sustainable? This panel will explore the challenges cities around the world face as they seek ways to effectively manage growth. Panelists will discuss solutions such as smart and green infrastructure, transit-oriented development, renewable energy, modular construction, and intelligent building networks.
Paul Doherty, AIA
|12:00 PM – 12:30 PM||
Closing Keynote: Global Construction 2025
Global Construction 2025 will explore how regional construction markets around the world are likely to grow during the period to 2025 as well as help identify and highlight opportunities for construction corporations looking for long-term growth markets. Emerging construction markets in Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, sub-Saharan Africa, Eastern Europe, Russia and Turkey as well as LATAM will see growth through rising populations, greater demographic impact and faster urbanisation.
Graham D. Robinson
Paul L. Bonington