• The Year in Infrastructure Conference, October 10-12, 2017

    October 10-12, 2017 | Sands Expo and Convention Centre | Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

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In Your Own Words - Your Top 5 Reasons to Attend YII 2017

By Christine Byrne, Senior Manager, Media Relations

Each year we continue to be awed by your feedback about the Year in Infrastructure Conference. The world’s technology is evolving at lightning speed, which means our yearly flagship conference must evolve at the same rate – or faster! Our teams have been working tirelessly – since the day YII 2016 ended – using your feedback to create what will be our best conference yet.

“The experience here has been absolutely great. I applaud Bentley for the work that has been done.”
Richard Ruth, Danfoss
Be Inspired Winner 2016 – Asset Performance


1. Power-Packed Agenda

Industry ForumsExperts. Visionaries. Intellects. These describe the diverse list of industry speakers, project leaders, and academics who are presenting this year. 

Our six industry-specific forums delve into the latest innovations in infrastructure and how you can approach your projects with predictability, reliability, and sustainability.

Learn about:

  • Cloud strategy and the Industrial Internet of Things
  • Enabling “smart” design
  • Digital project delivery
  • Lifecycle engineering
  • Trends affecting the adoption of BIM methodologies
  • Drivers of business decisions and outcomes

The agenda includes three full days of executive keynotes, technology updates, industry forums, technology demonstrations, and the Be Inspired Awards Dinner and Ceremony.

“I’d tell anybody that [YII is] well worth it, the opportunity to interact with your peers, and just to see the incredible projects and the incredible technology being developed…”
Paul Baron, GHD, Inc.
Be Inspired Winner 2016 – Special Recognition


2. Alliance Partner Pavilion

Now THIS is something we’re excited about: an entire day dedicated to our Alliance Partners and how they are working with us to revolutionize the infrastructure industry through digital enterprise.

Corey Sanders, Head of Cloud Compute, Microsoft Azure, presents the partner keynote presentation, while partner leaders join together in a focused panel discussion. On Wednesday, Oct. 11 and Thursday, Oct.12 you’ll be able to spend time visiting Partner Pavilion booths, where each of these organizations will showcase new technology and engage in live demonstrations. 

“It’s really good networking; we’ve met some great people … We’re running out of business cards which is really good.” 
David Bennison & Adam Goodall, HDB Associates & Costain JV
Be Inspired Winner 2016 - Roads


3. Networking

It’s not uncommon to run out of business cards here. Between the press and media, industry executives from more than 50 countries, government representatives, top thought leaders, and the best and brightest project leaders competing for Be Inspired Awards – you will leave with a vastly larger network. 

“It’s so international. It’s really fascinating to be here.” 
Jarmo Svomisto, Helsinki 3D+
Be Inspired Winner 2016 – Reality Modeling


4. Global Recognition

YII is globally recognized as the leading forum for identifying trends, sharing ideas, and adopting technologies to address the current priorities and opportunities impacting the engineering, architecture, and construction industry. It’s a natural choice to host the conference in Singapore, a country recognized globally for its innovation and leadership in infrastructure and technology.


The Sands Expo and Convention Center at Marina Bay Sands, was a 2010 Be Inspired Award Winner in Innovation in Structural Engineering. 

It features 55-story towers, 2,561 rooms, 1.3 million square feet of meeting space, a 300-store mall, a museum, two large theaters, restaurants, and the world’s largest atrium casino. It is topped by a 1,120-foot-long Sky Park with a capacity for 3,900 people and a 490-foot infinity swimming pool–the world’s largest public cantilevered platform. 

If you want to learn more about Singapore as our first YII Asia destination, check out our blog, “Why the Smart Nation of Singapore is a Smart Choice for YII2017”.

“I’m already thinking about how ... I can be invited back to Singapore.”
Tina Sanders, Maryland State Highway Administration
Be Inspired Winner 2016 – Special Recognition


5. A Night to Remember

Time to roll out the red carpet for the “Oscars of Infrastructure”! 

There’s a reason why the Be Inspired Awards Dinner and Ceremony is our favorite night of the year…

The presentations are over.
The juror panels have made their decisions. 
The finalists are buzzing with nervous excitement,
And the room is electric, anticipating the winner announcements.

The Be Inspired Awards Dinner and Ceremony is time to let loose, reflect on the incredible week, and simply celebrate a night filled with joy, excitement, and camaraderie.

Be Inspired 2016

At the end of the night, there will be 17 new names added to the list of the world’s top 2,500 projects that have been recognized since 2004. 

Truly, a night to remember. 

Join us in Singapore Oct. 10-12 for an unforgettable conference experience, one we know will be even more incredible than the last.