Global Conference 2017

U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Elaine Chao will give opening remarks, then join the panel.

Not since public works programs lifted the economy from the Great Depression and inspired awe in America's capacity to build has the discussion around infrastructure taken on such luster as today. For the first time in decades, new leadership, long-term capital, foreign investment, voter support and a bipartisan drive to repair and improve infrastructure are aligned. Not surprisingly, though, the devil is in the details. This panel spotlights the unusual partnerships taking shape to forge a sustainable, systemic approach to closing the infrastructure gap.

  • What should the priorities be?
  • Will traditional funding solutions be enough?
  • Can we build transformational projects, and in so doing, pioneer new financing models for the world?
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Elaine Chao

Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation


Michael Burke

Chairman and CEO, AECOM


André Bourbonnais

President and CEO, PSP Investments

Reed Cordish

Assistant to the President for Intragovernmental and Technology Initiatives, White House Office of American Innovation

Susan Gray

Global Head of Infrastructure, S&P Global

Terry McAuliffe

Governor, Virginia

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