GI Hub meets the Foreign Correspondents' Association of Australia. From left: Liz Lacerda, Andrew Thomas, Paul Cotton, GI Hub CEO Chris Heathcote, FCA President Neena Bhandari, Sandip Hor, and Bang Do.

Global infrastructure needs and Public-Private Partnerships were discussed when the Foreign Correspondents’ Association of Australia met the GI Hub today.

GI Hub CEO Chris Heathcote briefed the foreign correspondents on the role of the Hub and its major initiatives, including the soon to be launched Global Infrastructure Outlook, an online interactive platform showing infrastructure investment needs across 50 countries to help governments and the private sector in planning and prioritising spending.

The foreign correspondents, representing countries and regions as far afield as South America, Vietnam, India, and the Middle East, asked about PPP models versus traditional procurement for government infrastructure projects, the challenges of meeting infrastructure demands across the globe, and Smart Cities.