Global Engineering Congress

An urgent need

ICE and WFEO brought together thousands of engineers from around the world to London to share ideas of how to address the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Key actions and reports were launched at the event.

If you missed out on any sessions, click through to read our round-ups of each day.

Day one round-up  Day two round-up  Day three round-up

Day four round-up  Day five round-up

The world urgently needs to take action on climate change and engineers have a vital role to play in delivering clean water, sustainable energy and connectivity.

ICE brought together a worldwide community of engineers to look at how we can create real change and plan how the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals can be met.

GEC took place at ICE in London. It was part of our ICE 200 bicentenary programme, the 50th anniversary of WFEO and the UK Government’s Year of Engineering.

Speakers  Programme

GEC organisers

Why attend


  • Industry-wide response to sustainable development challenges facing our planet 


  • From multidisciplinary engineers and worldwide thought leaders
  • Be inspired by our in-depth range of streams and keynote presentations


  • Empower your business and effectively compete for talent 


  • Network with resilience officers, sanitation experts, clean energy developers, innovative thinkers and climate change gurus 
  • Mix with delegates from more than 70 countries 

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Venue and accommodation

The Global Engineering Conference will take place at ICE's world renowned HQ in Westminster.

ICE, in association with Eventay, has arranged discounted hotel rates for delegates in the area surrounding One Great George Street, please contact Eventay to book quoting 10198.

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Institution of Civil Engineers

One Great George Street
London SW1P 3AA
United Kingdom

Join us

  • Mike Haigh

    The SDGs provide a very useful framework to plan, deliver and operate organisations and infrastructure. In Mott MacDonald, we use them to sense check holistically contributions we  are making to society. 

    - Group Managing Director, Mott MacDonald, Mike Haigh
  • Professor Lord Robert Mair

    The Congress gives us a real opportunity to galvanise the global community and help improve the lives of millions of people.

    - President, ICE, Professor Lord Robert Mair
  • Marlene Kanga

    Sustainable Development is about the impact of engineering for positive change and a better world where no one is left behind

    - President, World Federation of Engineering Organisations, Marlene Kanga

Be part of the solution

Sponsoring the event

Sponsor opportunity

A limited number of partnership opportunities are available to position organisations at the heart of the global sustainability movement and support the congress.

Partnerships can extend to our three year knowledge sharing campaigns, consisting of thought leadership discussions and content, extensive branding opportunities and networking events.

To discuss how your organisation can be part of the Global Engineering Congress contact:

George Kalathil, ICE Global Partnerships Manager, +44 (0)207 665 2467

Taylor Hughes, ICE Global Partnerships Manager, +44 (0)207 665 2216