OIC Forum on Infrastructure Innovation


OIC Forum on Infrastructure Innovation

OCT 11 — OCT 13, 2023

Welcome to to The OIC Forum on Infrastructure Innovation. We’re delighted that you can join us in historic Newport, Rhode Island for this gathering of accomplished and dedicated leaders in the infrastructure community.

Our aim is to facilitate a candid, informed and forward-looking conversation about innovation in infrastructure among a group of people who believe in promoting positive change for the future of our planet.

The topic is both important and urgent, and we look forward to hearing everyone’s thoughts, ideas and perspectives.

At OIC, we’re building a diversified portfolio of investments focused on environmental and social innovation in infrastructure. We believe that funding innovation in infrastructure is critical to tackling climate change and advancing social progress and there is no time to lose if we intend to make a meaningful impact.



  • 4:00 PM and after Early Arrival Check-In. The Hammett Hotel, 4 Commercial Wharf, Newport

  • 6:00 PM Off-Site Dinner. The Black Pearl, 30 Bannisters Wharf, Newport For anyone arriving early


  • 7:00-9:00 AM Breakfast Buffet. Hammetts Hotel, Second Floor Bridge

  • 9:00-11:00 AM Arrivals

  • 11:00 AM Gather in Hammetts Lobby. Depart for Meeting. Short walk to the fuel dock at the Newport Yachting Center Marina. We will be returning to the hotel after dinner, so please be prepared for an afternoon and evening away from your belongings. Bring anything you might need with you.

  • 12:00 PM Arrive Sail Newport, 11th Hour Racing Room. Lunch + Beginning of the Editorial Program

  • 12:00 PM Opening Session Forum Introduction by Gerrit Nicholas

  • 12:30 PM Address by Newport Mayor Xay Khamsyvoravong

  • 1:00 PM Salon Conversation 1. Innovation in Infrastructure: The Role of Domestic Policy and the IRA. Moderated by Chrissy Benson

  • 2:15 PM Conversation with US Representative Seth Magaziner (D) and US Representative Carlos Curbelo (R). Moderated by Brad Gentile

  • 3:00 PM Structured Break

  • 3:30 PM Salon Conversation 2. Waves of Infrastructure Innovation: The Blue Economy. Moderated by Richard Bradley

  • 4:45 PM Climate Policy By The Numbers. Patrick Lanne, Public Opinion Strategies

  • 5:15 PM Closing Remarks

  • 5:30 PM Depart for Cocktails and Dinner. Short walk to Fort Adams

  • 6:15 PM Charlie Enright, 11th Hour Racing

  • 7:00 PM New England Clam Bake

  • 8:45 PM Return to Hotel


  • 6:00-7:45 AM Breakfast. Breakfast Trolley Room Delivery or Buffet on Second Floor Bridge

  • 8:00 AM Gather in Hammett Lobby. Depart for Meeting (6-minute walk)

  • 8:15 AM Arrive at The Gardiner House Hotel. Light Breakfast Buffet

  • 8:30 AM Welcome

  • 8:40 AM Salon Conversation 3. The Promise of Hydrogen. Moderated by Jake Susman

  • 9:45 AM Break

  • 10:15 AM Salon Conversation 4. Transformative Infrastructure Innovation Opportunities Ahead. Moderated by Nazar Massouh

  • 11:15 AM Rapid Fire Reporting

  • 11:45 AM Concluding Remarks

  • 12:00 PM End of Forum

  • 12:30 PM TF Green Airport Shuttle

  • 12:30 PM Farewell Lunch. Gardiner House Hotel

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