GC2017 program det
The Coming U.S. Infrastructure Boom
Monday, May 1, 2017 / 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Beverly Hills Ballroom

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

Elaine Chao, Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation

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?