NEW YORK, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- McGraw Hill Construction's Engineering News-Record (ENR, http://enr.construction.com/) and Dodge ( http://construction.com/dodge/) will bring together leaders from the world's major construction markets for the Global Construction Summit 2014 ( http://construction.com/events/2014/global-summit/), to be held May 13-14 at McGraw Hill Financial Global Headquarters, 1221 Avenue of the Americas in New York. The event will explore growth opportunities, investigate solutions to the most pressing challenges and share guidance on what is required to compete on the international playing field. The event has hosted delegates from more than 20 countries representing the Asia-Pacific, North American, South American, European, and Middle-East construction markets.
The event's agenda includes keynote addresses by two industry leaders. Roger Flanagan, Professor/Chairman, Steering Committee for International Affairs, School of Construction Management & Engineering, University of Reading will open the event on May 13 by addressing "Trends That Will Shape the Global Construction Industry." On May 14, Trevor D'Olier-Lees, Director, Corporate Ratings, Standard & Poor's, will discuss "Global Infrastructure Finance."
Additional speakers include representatives from AECOM, ARCADIS, Bechtel Corporation, Bentley Systems, Berger Group Holdings, Black & Veatch Corporation, China Communications Construction ( USA), Consolidated Contractors Company, Engevix Engenharia S.A., Hill International, Houlihan Lokey, Littler Mendelson, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Peckar & Abramson, The Environmental Financial Consulting Group, Thornton Tomasetti, Turner Construction Company, and WSP Global.
The ENR Global Construction Summit also includes presentation of the second annual ENR Global Best Projects Awards, honoring outstanding examples of the challenges, risks and rewards of designing and building internationally.The event's Silver Sponsors are Aconex, AECOM, Asta Development, Bentley, CMiC, COINS, EarthCam, Hard Dollar, Latista, Newforma, RedVector, and Wipro. Supporting sponsors include Chartered Institute of Building, New York Building Congress, Revista O Empreiteiro, Society for Marketing Professional Services, and Standard & Poor's. The Platinum Dinner Sponsor is Calik Enerji, with supporting dinner sponsors CMiC, Idom, Odebrecht, and PCL Construction.