Global BIM Summit 17 March 2021

Communication & Communities

On 17 March 2021, the Global BIM Summit brought together public sector representatives and investors to discuss the national and regional BIM initiatives that are accelerating the digital transformation of the sector. We discuss the opportunity that digitalization presents for governments and industry; and how we can collaborate as a Global Network to foster inclusive growth and drive shared benefits from an open digital construction sector. 

At the Global BIM Summit, public sector and multi-lateral representatives leading BIM initiatives across the world came together to discuss global convergence and collaboration. Find out more about our speakers here

Agenda

Welcome Video Presentation: Global Leaders on International Collaboration 

Hosted by Phillip Bernstein, Associate Dean and Professor Adjunct, Yale School of Architecture 

Session 1 Panel Discussion: Collaborating to Improve the Built Environment 

What is the global value of collaboration across borders? In this session, panelists will discuss how international and regional collaboration has supported BIM implementation and digital transformation across the globe.  

Panellists: Jaroslav Nechyba, Director of BIM Strategy, Czech Republic; Tai Fatt Cheng, Managing Director of Built Environment & Innovation Institute, Singapore; Souheil Soubra, Chair of EU BIM; Carolina Soto, President of Latin American Governments’ BIM Network. 

Session 2 Presentation with live Q&A: Launch of the Global BIM Network 

How can the public sector collaborate across borders as a Global Network to foster inclusive growth and drive shared benefits from an open digital construction sector?  

Speakers: Adam Matthews, Head of International, CDBB; Alanna Gluck, Centre for Digital Built Britain International Souheil Soubra, Chair of EU BIM; Carolina Soto, President of Latin American Governments’ BIM Network; Ngoc-Binh TA, Head of BIM Team, Vietnam. 

Session 3 Panel Discussion: Investing in digital transformation to improve global prosperity 

How can infrastructure investment be leveraged to further digital transformation? In this session, panellists will discuss how multilateral organisations and investments banks are investing in BIM and digital to deliver improved social, economic and environmental outcomes for people and places.  

Panellists: Claudia Suaznabar, Lead Specialist, Inter-American Development Bank; Ilektra Papadaki, Policy Officer, European Commission; Nigel Muñoz Oro, Regional Project Management Advisor, UNOPS; Thomas Edward Abell, Asian Development Bank (ADB) Adam Matthews, Head of International, CDBB; Alanna Gluck, Centre for Digital Built Britain International. 

Global BIM Summit

17 March 2021