Infrastructure conference to be held in HCMC By Nhu Phu A billboard introducing an infrastructure conference themed “Build for Life,” showing an aerial view of downtown HCMC – PHOTO: THE ORGANIZER HCMC – Large Infrastructure Project Conference 2018, themed, “Build for Life,” the first international conference on infrastructure development and trends, will take place at the Sheraton Saigon Hotel in HCMC on October 11. The conference is aimed at creating a prestigious annual forum for leaders to connect, exchange, inspire and discuss opportunities and challenges in constructing infrastructure in the future. The organizer said that some 200 local and international business leaders, government officials, developers, construction firms, consultants, architects and associations will join the conference. The event will also focus on raising awareness of sustainable trends and solutions to meet Vietnam’s infrastructure demand. In addition to a series of topics to be discussed at the event, such as “Economy Outlook: Vietnam’s performance in the next 10 years,” “The Future of Global Engineering” and “Smart City – Future Trends in Building, Mobility and Energy,” the conference will also offer more chances for participants to meet with experts in the fields of infrastructure: high-rise buildings; roads and bridges; ports, water treatment, energy and metros; and underground infrastructure. Large Infrastructure Project Conference 2018 will be organized by INSEE Vietnam, formerly Holcim, an affiliate of Jardines, in partnership with SIKA, the British Business Association, the HK Business Association and the Green Building Council of Vietnam.