October 30th | Plenary, KAICC

The sky's the limit: How will infrastructure investments reinvent communities and turbocharge the global economy?

​​Why now? From China’s Belt & Road Initiative, which is on track to invest over $1.2 trillion by 2027, to Riyadh’s new mega-investments in infrastructure at home and abroad, a global building boom is underway that will reimagine cities, communities, and global trade routes. Urgent questions? Will these ambitious projects strengthen regional ties and international cooperation? Will they attract the large-scale investment necessary to close the global infrastructure development “gap” and encourage national, regional, and global economic growth? Key takeaways? Insights into visionary new projects and alliances that will inspire the next wave of commerce and globalization.​​

Moderator: Brigitte Scheffer, International Broadcast Journalist

  • Dr. Jim Yong Kim, Vice Chairman & Partner, Global Infrastructure Partners, United States

  • Young-Hoon Lee, President & CEO, POSCO E&C, South Korea

  • Jian Wang, General Manager & Board Member, Sinosteel Equipment & Engineering Co., Ltd., China

  • Ben Way, CEO, Macquarie Group Asia, Australia