Industry-Specific Forums


Each Forum is an ideal venue for infrastructure professionals to interact with peers and industry visionaries, learn about best practices, advances in technology, and hear from utilities around the world about projects and lessons learned. Attendees are able to attend sessions in multiple forums.

The Building and Facilities Forum
This forum will explore business and technology issues to help you improve project delivery and facility operations. You will have the opportunity to engage with designers, contractors, and owners in discussions of technology innovation, organizational change management, and project lifecycle data management.

The Rail and Road Forum
The Rail and Road Forum is the ideal venue for you to interact with your peers and industry visionaries, understand how users are tackling key issues across the project lifecycle, and explore innovative solutions covering design, construction, and maintenance

The Oil, Gas and Chemical Forum
Over the past decade the resources industries have been through a roller coaster of commodity pricing, putting pressure on every aspect of the business in terms of delivering a return on capital and pressure on operational margins. This forum brings together business leaders from across these industries to discuss how innovative uses of technology are driving business change in their firms. The forum will share lessons learned and best practices through interactive panel discussions and focused break out groups. It will also touch on some exciting new technologies being deployed right now.

The Utilities Forum
This forum focuses on the technology, processes, best practices, and advances in technology that utilities are using to achieve better performing utilities infrastructure. Presentation sessions include smart networks and predictive analytics, the role of geospatial technology in utilities, and information management for compliance, configuration and security.

The Visions for the Future Forum
The Visions for the Future Forum focuses on research by Bentley Fellows and their guests. The speakers will discuss the latest results in their areas of research, including facilitating onsite decision making using mobile model and data navigation technologies; advancing infrastructure performance through smart sensing, data analytics, and reality modeling; and panoptic construction planning.

Future trends in:

  • infrastructure performance modeling
  • design
  • construction
  • reality capture
  • augmented reality