Events > Sustainable Infrastructure Opportunities in Latin America and Caribbean for Northern Powerhouse Companies

Sustainable Infrastructure                            Opportunities in LATAC                                                    for Northern Powerhouse                                Companies

On Demand - Recorded September 2021



Infrastructure is a key sector for economic recovery in Latin America and the Caribbean (LATAC) and water in particular is an area where major investment is required. This region is a key part of the world that will be affected by climate change and the UK has demonstrated strengths in sustainable infrastructure critical to meeting global climate net zero and resilience goals.


Infrastructure is a key driver of economic development, competitiveness and inclusive growth. The opportunity and demand for infrastructure in this region is significant: the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) stated in 2020 that LATAC suffers from large infrastructure gaps (the difference between the infrastructure investment needed and the resources made available to address that need) and invests much less in infrastructure than other developing regions. Over the past decade, the region invested 2.8 percent of its GDP in infrastructure, half the level of emerging Asia.


A number of economies across the region are now betting on sustainable infrastructure investment to drive economic growth amidst the dual challenges of recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and dealing with the effects of climate change. UK companies are well positioned to partner with Latin American governments and companies to realise this vision, with UK expertise in delivering major projects and innovation in digital and sustainable infrastructure in high demand.


Join the Department for International Trade (DIT) for a dedicated session on planned infrastructure spending, projects and business opportunities for Northern Powerhouse companies.


The webinar will cover the following countries and regions:

  • Mexico
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Argentina
  • Colombia
  • Peru
  • Central America
  • Caribbean


Opportunities for NPH Companies

Opportunities have been identified in the following areas:

  • Project, programme and cost management
  • Financing schemes (PPPs, BOT)
  • Architectural design
  • Digital Construction
  • Master planning/engineering services
  • Consultancy services
  • Flood prevention & mitigation
  • Rolling stock
  • Signalling Bridges


If you are a Northern Powerhouse company working in infrastructure, join us to find out what opportunities are available to your business in the LATAC region.

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Join us and find out about the exciting opportunities for your business.