Global Conference 2017

Broad bipartisan support is a rare commodity today, but the need to improve America's flagging infrastructure is one of the few areas that enjoys support on both sides of the aisle. Such initiatives also require consensus on how projects will be funded and executed. This private session will explore:

  • What financing models can address the challenges in U.S. infrastructure without leaving taxpayers on the hook?
  • How is the Administration forging long-term partnerships with both investors and firms that are capable of carrying out these projects?
  • What current and emerging disruptive technologies can change the cost structure of major infrastructure projects?
  • How can we address the roadblocks to turning today's big infrastructure ideas into tomorrow's job-creating realities?


Michael Burke

Chairman and CEO, AECOM


Elaine Chao

Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation

Reed Cordish

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

William Ford

CEO, General Atlantic

Joshua Harris

Co-Founder and Member of Board of Directors, Apollo Global Management, LLC

Richard LeFrak

Chairman of the Board and CEO, LeFrak Organization

Wilbur L. Ross, Jr.

Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce

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