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. A five-day conference event incorporating 70 conferences and two high profile gala dinners was designed to address these issues. The event was successfully used as a platform to identify practical ways to fund, deliver and streamline projects, thus improving the lives of millions of people. ICE and WFEO brought together thousands of engineers from around the world to One Great George Street, London to share ideas of how to address the UN Sustainable Development Goals. It was part of the ICE’s 200 bicentenary programme, the 50th anniversary of WFEO and the UK Government’s Year of Engineering. It would not have been possible without the exceptional teamwork and customer service demonstrated across all levels of the venue’s organisation.