• Adriana Chang
    Construction Contract Administrator, Diamond Schmitt Architects
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  • Alberto Ñecco
    Executive Director, ProInversión (Private Investment Promotion Agency), Peru
    Photo of Alberto Ñecco
  • Alvaro Gomez-Muro
    Managing Director, US Southeast, Ferrovial Agroman
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  • Amanda Farrell
    President and CEO, Partnerships BC
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  • Hon. Amarjeet Sohi
    Canada’s Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
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  • Carolyn Flowers
    Senior Vice President, Americas Transit Market Sector Leader, AECOM
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  • Carrie Fleming
    Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
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  • Chris Gauer
    President, Major Projects, Infrastructure Ontario
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  • Corrina Leween
    Chief, Chesletta Carrier Nation and Vice-Chair, First Nations Major Projects Coalition
    Photo of Corrina Leween
  • Dan Doctoroff
    Chairman and CEO, Sidewalk Labs
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  • Hon. David Collenette
    Special Advisor for High Speed Rail, Ontario Ministry of Transportation
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  • David Moore
    Partner, Dentons LLP
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  • David Morley
    Senior Vice President Business Strategy and Communications, Infrastructure Ontario
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  • David Thom
    President, IBI Group
    Photo of David Thom
  • David Threinen
    Facility Management Operations Leader, Honeywell Limited
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  • Diane Francis
    Journalist & Author
    Photo of Diane Francis
  • Ehren Cory
    President and CEO, Infrastructure Ontario
    Photo of Ehren Cory
  • Elisabeth Hivon
    Executive Director & Partner, Canada, Meridiam Infrastructure North America
    Photo of Elisabeth Hivon
  • Eric Belman
    Partner, US Infrastructure, QIC
    Photo of Eric Belman
  • Elyse Allan
    President and CEO, GE Canada
    Photo of Elyse Allan
  • Gadi Mayman
    CEO, Ontario Financing Authority
    Photo of Gadi Mayman
  • Glenn Campbell
    Assistant Deputy Minister, Canada Infrastructure Bank Transition Office, Infrastructure Canada
    Photo of Glenn Campbell
  • Grant Headrick
    Managing Director, Infrastructure Finance, DBRS Limited
    Photo of Grant Headrick
  • James S. Paul
    President & CEO, Defence Construction Canada
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  • Jane Bird
    Partner, Bennett Jones LLP
    Photo of Jane Bird
  • Hon. Jane Philpott
    Canada’s Minister of Indigenous Services
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  • Janice Fukakusa
    Chair, Canada Infrastructure Bank
    Photo of Janice Fukakusa
  • Jennifer Graham Harkness
    Project Director, High Speed Rail, Ontario Ministry of Transportation
    Photo of Jennifer Graham Harkness
  • Jensen Clarke
    Vice President, Fengate Real Asset Investment
    Photo of Jensen Clarke
  • Jim Ray
    Special Advisor, Office of the Secretary for Infrastructure, US Department of Transportation
    Photo of Jim Ray
  • Joey Comeau
    Vice President, Capital Services, EllisDon Corporation
    Photo of Joey Comeau
  • Johanne Mullen
    Partner and Leader, Canadian Infrastructure and Project Finance Group, PwC
    Photo of Johanne Mullen
  • John Fleming
    Vice President and General Manager, Performance Based Infrastructure (P3), Americas Building Efficiency, Johnson Controls
    Photo of John Fleming
  • Hon. John Manley
    Honorary Chair, CCPPP and President & CEO, Business Council of Canada
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  • John McKendrick
    Executive Vice President, Social, Infrastructure Ontario
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  • His Worship Mayor John Tory
    City of Toronto
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  • Jordan Eizenga
    Partner, Infrastructure M&A, Deloitte
    Photo of Jordan Eizenga
  • Jordan Schwartz
    Director, Infrastructure, PPP and Guarantees, The World Bank
    Photo of Jordan Schwartz
  • Judy Pfeifer
    Chief Communications & Public Affairs Officer, Metrolinx
    Photo of Judy Pfeifer
  • Karen Clarke-Whistler
    Chief Environmental Officer, TD Bank
    Photo of Karen Clarke-Whistler
  • Hon. Kathleen Wynne
    Premier of Ontario
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  • Kelly Gillis
    Deputy Minister, Infrastructure and Communities, Government of Canada
    Photo of Kelly Gillis
  • Manny Jules
    Chief Commissioner, First Nations Tax Commission
    Photo of Manny Jules
  • Marcus Akhtar
    Asset Director, North America, John Laing Capital Management
    Photo of Marcus Akhtar
  • Mark Bain
    Chair, CCPPP and Partner, Torys LLP
    Photo of Mark Bain
  • Martin Buck
    Senior Advisor, UK Department of Transport
    Photo of Martin Buck
  • Mark Romoff
    President and CEO, The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships
    Photo of Mark Romoff
  • Matthew Vickerstaff
    Deputy Chief Executive and Head of Project Finance, UK Infrastructure and Projects Authority (IPA)
    Photo of Matthew Vickerstaff
  • Matti Siemiatycki
    Associate Professor, Planning & Geography University of Toronto
    Photo of Matti Siemiatycki
  • Michael Fenn
    Senior Advisor, StrategyCorp
    Photo of Michael Fenn
  • Michael Gibbons
    Managing Director, Walsh Infrastructure Investment Group
    Photo of Michael Gibbons
  • Michael Lindsay
    Director, Global Infrastructure Advisory Services, Hatch
    Photo of Michael Lindsay
  • Michael Marasco
    CEO, Plenary Concessions
    Photo of Michael Marasco
  • Michael O’Gorman
    Managing Director Winnipeg Airport Services Corp. (WASCO)
    Photo of Michael O’Gorman
  • Nick Hann
    Senior Managing Director, Macquarie Capital Markets
    Photo of Nick Hann
  • Olivia Steedman
    Managing Director, Greenfield Investments & Value Creation, Ontario Teachers Pension Plan
    Photo of Olivia Steedman
  • Paul Bergman
    Senior Vice President, Bird Construction
    Photo of Paul Bergman
  • Paul Hughes
    Senior Director, Cost Consulting & Project Management, Altus Group Limited
    Photo of Paul Hughes
  • R. Paul Tawfik
    Director, Business Development, Johnson Controls
    Photo of R. Paul Tawfik
  • Phil Davies
    CEO, Infrastructure Australia
    Photo of Phil Davies
  • Richard Eastman
    Executive Director of Operations, Rail, Jacobs
    Photo of Richard Eastman
  • Richard Fechner
    Global Leader, Infrastructure Investment and Economics, GHD
    Photo of Richard Fechner
  • Hon. Robert C. McLeod
    Deputy Premier, Minister of Environment and Natural Resources and Minister of Finance, Government of Northwest Territories
    Photo of Hon. Robert C. McLeod
  • Ron Hartman
    President, North America, Network Rail
    Photo of Ron Hartman
  • Rupert Holloway
    Senior Vice President, Rail & Transit Construction, SNC-Lavalin
    Photo of Rupert Holloway
  • Salim Ismail
    Founding Executive Director, Singularity University and Chairman, ExO Works
    Photo of Salim Ismail
  • Sean Wiley
    Divisional Executive Vice President, Realty Operations and Asset Management, ‎Infrastructure Ontario
    Photo of Sean Wiley
  • Sergio Forte Gómez
    Deputy CEO, Investor Relations, SNC (BANOBRAS), Mexico
    Photo of Sergio Forte Gómez
  • Seth W. Miller Gabriel
    Director, Office of Public-Private Partnerships, District of Columbia
    Photo of Seth W. Miller Gabriel
  • Chief R. Stacey LaForme
    Mississaugas of the New Credit
    Photo of Chief R. Stacey LaForme
  • Shariq Alvi
    Managing Director, Global Infrastructure Finance, CIBC Capital Markets
    Photo of Shariq Alvi
  • Strover Maganedisa
    Acting Chief Director, Transaction Advisory Services & Public Private Partnerships, National Treasury, Republic of South Africa
    Photo of Strover Maganedisa
  • Teresa Florizone
    Vice President, Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer, SaskBuilds Corporation
    Photo of Teresa Florizone
  • Tom Murad
    Head, Siemens Engineering and Technology Academy
    Photo of Tom Murad
  • Trevor Speed
    Director, P3 Operations, Business Integration and Development, Interior Health Authority
    Photo of Trevor Speed

P3 2016 Program

We are pleased to announce our distinguished keynote speakers
at the 24th CCPPP Annual Conference:

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The Hon. Marc Garneau
Canada's Minister of Transport

Governor Tom Ridge Photo

Luis Alberto Moreno
President, Inter-American Development Bank

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Governor Tom Ridge
Chairman, Ridge Global and First US Secretary of Homeland Security

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The Hon. Amarjeet Sohi
Canada's Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

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David MacNaughton
Canada's Ambassador to the United States of America

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Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor
State of Ohio


PROFESSIONAL CREDITS: Note that many conference sessions can be used toward professional credits.

MONDAY NOVEMBER 14

7:00

Registration & Breakfast

Conference Foyer

7:00

Women's Infrastructure Network Breakfast

Join McCarthy Tétrault for the WIN breakfast, which will feature a short keynote presentation by Savaun Palvetzian, CEO, CivicAction, about the intersection of infrastructure projects with a city at large and the ways we in the infrastructure sector can contribute to that conversation. Network with colleagues and make new connections. To attend, please RSVP to Jennifer Davies at jdavies@osler.com.

BnB Restaurant

8:00

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Dale Richmond, Chair, The Canadian Council for & Public-Private Partnerships and President & CEO, DERX Inc.

The Hon. John Manley, P.C., O.C., Honorary Chair, The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships and President & CEO, Business Council of Canada

Mark Romoff, President and CEO, The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships

Grand Ballroom

8:20

Remarks from Conference Presenting Sponsor: SNC-Lavalin

Chantal Sorel, Managing Director, Capital, SNC-Lavalin

Grand Ballroom

8:25

Keynote Address: Transportation 2030: The Federal Government Plan to Get Canada Moving

The Honourable Marc Garneau PhotoThe Hon. Marc Garneau, Canada's Minister of Transport
Minister Garneau will discuss the federal government’s Transportation 2030 plan and how it will contribute to strengthening Canada’s economy. It will require investments in improved public transit and rail services, smart cities and digital infrastructure, air travel and airport security. Above all, energy efficiency and mitigating climate risk will be key considerations in moving products, services and people to key markets across Canada.

Grand Ballroom

8:50

General Session 1: Delivering the Infrastructure Imperative

Premier Kathleen Wynne PhotoThe Hon. Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario

Moderator: Annette Verschuren, Chair and CEO, NRStor Inc. and former President, Home Depot Canada

This session will include a discussion with Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, highlighting the province’s ambitious infrastructure plan and how it is being implemented to deliver critical infrastructure for the next generation of Ontarians.

Grand Ballroom

9:50-

International Café

If your company is considering expanding into international markets that may offer P3 opportunities now or in the future, meet with the people on the ground who can assist you in taking your P3 expertise global. See the International Café page for details and times.

Sheraton Hall C

9:50

Networking Break

Conference Foyer

9:50-

Innovation Showcase

Companies that offer innovative products and services for the P3 and infrastructure markets will be showcasing their capabilities throughout the day at the Innovation Showcase. Come and check out the latest in systems integration, virtual reality and O&M applications from DIRTT, Service Works Global and Thoughtwire.

Sheraton Hall D

10:20

General Session 2: Urbanization: How Cities Are Shaping Our Future

This panel will bring together urban and private sector leaders to discuss how urbanization is changing our infrastructure needs and focus, and how innovation, technology and private sector finance can be leveraged to create the “city of the future.”

Moderator: Gregory Smith, President and CEO, InstarAGF Asset Management Inc.

Panel:

  • Ken Tanenbaum, Chairman, Kilmer Developments
  • William Fleissig, President and CEO, Waterfront Toronto
  • John Fleming, Vice President and General Manager, Performance Based Infrastructure (P3), Johnson Controls, Building Efficiency
  • Mayor Dave Jaworsky, City of Waterloo

Grand Ballroom

11:40

Breakout Sessions

 

 

1A - Creating an Innovation Culture in the Transit Sector

How are transit authorities using innovation to deliver public/commuter transit in the face of increased demands in major urban centres? P3s are one innovative way of delivering the infrastructure and the service but how do transit authorities and planners ensure that a culture of innovation is engrained in the design, development and delivery of mass rapid transit?

Moderator: Kevin Desmond, CEO, TransLink

Panel:

  • Joshua Schank, Chief Innovation Officer, LA Metro
  • Chris Gauer, Executive Vice President, Civil Infrastructure, Infrastructure Ontario
  • Jason Loos, Director and Head, Partnerships Victoria (Australia)

Grand Ballroom East

 

1B - U.S. P3s through a Municipal Lens

Municipalities in the United States were early adopters of P3s and continue to expand the model into new sectors. Hear from these leading-edge civic leaders about their successes and challenges in executing P3s and what can be done to foster more activity at the municipal level.

Moderator: Michael Marasco, CEO, Plenary Concessions and Director, CCPPP

Panel:

  • Ed Marquez, Deputy Mayor, Miami Dade County
  • Diane Barrett, Chief Projects Officer, City and County of Denver
  • Seth W. Miller Gabriel, Director, Office of Public-Private Partnerships, District of Columbia

Osgoode Ballroom East

 

1C - We the North: Fostering P3s in Canada’s Remote and Aboriginal Communities

Building in Canada’s North can create a myriad of challenges from construction risk, unpredictable climate, training issues, and different governance models. The panel will discuss the challenges of executing P3s in the North in a variety of sectors, drawing on the knowledge from projects underway and the leaders who want to get them done.

Moderator: Michael F. Ledgett, Co-Chair National Infrastructure/PPP Practice Group, Dentons Canada LLP

Panel:

  • Chief David Crate, Fisher River Cree Nation
  • Stephen Lindley, Vice President, Aboriginal & Northern Affairs, SNC-Lavalin
  • Darrell Beaulieu, CEO, Denendeh Investments Incorporated
  • Kristina D. Woolston, Vice President, External Relations, Quintillion

Sheraton Hall E

1:00

Luncheon

Grand Ballroom

1:30

CCPPP National Awards for Innovation & Excellence in P3s

Join the celebration and hear about Canada's outstanding projects at the 19th Annual CCPPP National Awards for Innovation & Excellence in Public-Private Partnerships.

Grand Ballroom

2:00

Keynote Address: Public-Private Partnerships in Latin America

Luis Alberto Moreno PhotoLuis Alberto Moreno, President, Inter-American Development Bank
The IDB has done extensive research into financing models and the role of the public and private sector in addressing the infrastructure needs of Latin America and the Caribbean. Mr. Moreno will share his views on the obstacles, challenges and the P3 opportunities in these emerging markets.

Grand Ballroom

2:40

Breakout Sessions

 

 

2A - The Long Game: Preparing for Handback

Many of Canada’s P3 market fully into the O&M phase so the focus shifts from construction to lifecycle and even handback. With a look at Canadian and UK hospital projects that are deep into the O&M period, what issues need to be considered for these complex projects to ensure that owners and providers maintain both their relationship and their assets in a state of good repair?

Moderator: Anne Stewart, Partner, Blakes LLP

Panel:

  • John MacCuish, Executive Vice President, Services, Carillion Canada
  • Doug Wills, General Manager, P3 Operations, Fraser Health
  • Chris Arthur, Senior Vice President, Balfour Beatty Investments
  • Shona Henderson, Acting Head, Public-Private Partnerships, UK Infrastructure & Projects Authority

Osgoode Ballroom East

 

2B - Turning on the P3 Taps in the Water/Wastewater Sector

Tougher regulations and aging infrastructure has prompted municipalities and First Nations to look for new and innovative ways to procure and deliver water and wastewater systems. This session will discuss early success stories in Canada’s water/wastewater P3 sector, international project expertise, and barriers to adopting the best technology to overcome an estimated $80 billion water infrastructure gap and deliver superior value for money.

Moderator: Stuart Lee, President & CEO, EPCOR Utilities Inc.

Panel:

  • José Diaz-Caneja, Director General, ACCIONA Agua
  • Jeff Moore, Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy and Communications, Infrastructure Canada
  • Mark Rupke, Vice President, Municipal & Commercial Operations, Veolia North America

Sheraton Hall E

 

2C - The Next Big Things in Infrastructure Financing

The financial sector is experiencing one of its biggest shakeups in recent history, with new players and investment vehicles challenging traditional approaches. There is also a strong appetite for stable infrastructure investments. This panel will look at the new models and potential opportunities, such as aboriginal communities, for investors to park their capital.

Moderator: Victoria Turnbull, Managing Director and Co-Head, Infrastructure Finance Canada, RBC Capital Markets

Panel:

  • JP Gladu, President and CEO, Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business
  • Mila Lukic, Investment Director, Bridges Ventures
  • Bruce Anderson, Managing Director, Project Finance and Infrastructure, Manulife Financial Corporation

Grand Ballroom East

3:40

Networking Break

Conference Foyer

4:10

Breakout Sessions

 

 

3A - Airports and the Future of Travel

The megatrend towards large cities and urbanization will ensure airports remain the most important hubs for global passenger and cargo travel. Modern airports help spur economic growth and will need to meet future growth for cargo and passengers. Airports may even become destinations in their own right - tech-heavy terminals that charm and amaze us. How has the P3 model been leveraged to drive these innovations and what does the future hold? What are the benefits and risks associated with privatizing these assets altogether?

Moderator: Ryan Brady, Director of US Operations, Aviation Infrastructure Specialist, BTY Group

Panel:

  • Stewart Steeves, Chief Executive Officer, LaGuardia Gateway Partners
  • Darija K. Scott, Managing Principal, SCOTT Associates Architects Inc.
  • Angela Shafer-Payne, Vice President – Operations, San Diego County Regional Airport Authority

Osgoode Ballroom East

 

3B - Building Smart Infrastructure: P3s in the Digital Age

The digital transformation of workplaces has increased the reliance on IT systems to safeguard employees, improve productivity and deliver better services. The sector is seeing increased demand for these system in P3 projects such as hospitals, prisons, and other social infrastructure projects. What are the risks and opportunities that these systems bring to P3 and how does it implicate the financing, construction and operation of projects? Learn from those that have been there and are developing the path forward.

Moderator: Joey Comeau, Vice President, Capital Services, EllisDon Corporation

Panel:

  • Wayne Kent, Vice President and General Manager, Honeywell Building Solutions
  • Jeff Good, Assistant Vice President, Projects, Partnerships BC
  • Bill Bailey, Vice President, Redevelopment, Halton Healthcare
  • Matthew Collingridge, General Manager - Digital & Solutions, GE Healthcare

Sheraton Hall E

 

3C - Ontario Regional Express Rail Program Update & Outlook

Join Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario as they present an update on the Regional Express Rail program and outlook of projects. This is one of the largest infrastructure programs in North America and a top priority for transit in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area. The information session will involve presentations and provide an opportunity for dialogue about the challenges and opportunities for the market.

Panel:

  • Ehren Cory, Divisional President, Project Delivery, Infrastructure Ontario
  • Chris Gauer‎, Executive Vice President, Civil Infrastructure, Infrastructure Ontario
  • Bruce McCuaig, President and CEO, Metrolinx
  • John Jensen, Chief Capital Officer, Metrolinx

Grand Ballroom East

6:00

First Night Reception

Join fellow delegates, speakers and VIPs at the conference's gala networking event.

Sponsored by: Aecon Group, Acciona, BMO Capital Markets, Morrison Hershfield, Torys LLP, WSP / MMM Group

Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas St. West

8:00

Young Leaders in Infrastructure Reception

Following the Reception, head to YLI's popular after-party.

Pravda Vodka Bar, 44 Wellington St. East



TUESDAY NOVEMBER 15

7:30

Breakfast

Conference Foyer

7:45

CCPPP Annual General Meeting

Grand Ballroom East

8:30

Day 2 Opening Remarks

Mark Bain, Chair, The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships and Partner, Torys LLP

Dale Richmond, former Chair, The Canadian Council for & Public-Private Partnerships and President & CEO, DERX Inc.

Grand Ballroom

8:40

Keynote Address & Discussion: Shared Risk: Protecting Critical Infrastructure

Governor Tom Ridge, Chairman, Ridge Global and First US Secretary of Homeland Security

Governor Tom Ridge PhotoModerated by: The Hon. John Manley, P.C., O.C., Honorary Chair, CCPPP and President & CEO, Business Council of Canada
Governor Ridge says unlike natural disasters or other events that can disrupt commerce and vital services, cyber-attacks occur every minute of every day in every industry. Whether it is ransomware that can debilitate healthcare systems or hackers targeting sensitive national security information, he says cyber-attacks are becoming more complex and more common. Governor Ridge will address the need to protect and defend critical infrastructure from the daily threat of cyber-attacks.

Grand Ballroom

9:15

General Session 3: Investing in Infrastructure - Global Trends, Challenges and Opportunities

This session will put the spotlight on the evolution of the international market for infrastructure investment. Hear from the leaders of firms with huge global footprints share their views on the P3 state of play around the world and what governments need to do to attract these strategic investments in an increasingly competitive global marketplace.

Moderator: Matt Scuffham, Canada Finance Correspondent, Thomson Reuters

Panel:

  • Thierry Déau, Founding Partner, CEO, Meridiam
  • Olivier Brousse, Chief Executive, John Laing
  • Lou Serafini, Jr., President & CEO, Fengate Capital Management and Director, CCPPP
  • Bruce Hogg, Managing Director, Head of Infrastructure Americas, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

Grand Ballroom

10:15

Networking Break

Conference Foyer

10:30

Keynote Address: Infrastructure & P3s: The Federal Plan to Strengthen Canada’s Economic Future

The Hon. Amarjeet Sohi PhotoThe Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Canada’s Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
Minister Sohi will provide an update to delegates about the latest announcements coming from the Fall Economic Statement and outline next steps for the P3 sector as the Federal Government undertakes the next phase of the largest infrastructure plan in Canadian history.

Grand Ballroom

10:55

General Session 4: State of the Nation: A Dialogue with Canada's P3 Agencies

With infrastructure investments at the forefront of provincial and federal budgets, what’s on the agenda for Canada’s P3 agencies and how is the model changing and adapting to market conditions and the need to maximize value for money? What P3 expertise is Canada exporting to both established and emerging markets?.

Moderator: Drew Fagan, Senior Fellow, Public Policy Forum and C.D. Howe Institute; former Ontario Deputy Minister of Infrastructure

Panel:

  • Ehren Cory, Divisional President, Project Delivery, Infrastructure Ontario
  • Amanda Farrell, President and CEO, Partnerships BC and Director, CCPPP
  • John McBride, Chief Executive Officer, PPP Canada
  • Rupen Pandya, President & CEO, SaskBuilds and Director, CCPPP

Grand Ballroom

11:55

Speed Networking

If you're looking to expand your contact list, meet industry leaders and new colleagues at this quick-paced networking session.

Sheraton Hall C

12:00

Breakout Sessions

 

 

4A - What Happens When Things Go Wrong?

The ‘t’s are crossed. The ‘i’s are dotted. The risks have been assessed and assigned. The contract has been vetted. Looks great on paper. What could possibly go wrong? Chances are something will go wrong and the question is how does ProjectCo and the public sector owner deal with the unforeseen while making sure the project is still delivered on time and on budget. This panel will discuss real problems that arose on real projects and explore the lessons learned.

Moderator: Sarah Roberts, President, INTECH Risk Management

Panel:

  • Brian Kelsall, Partner, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • David Bowcott, Global Director – Growth, Innovation & Insight, Construction and Infrastructure Group, Aon Risk Solutions
  • Edmund Mahabir, Executive Vice President, PPP Infrastructure Development & Construction, Carillion Canada Inc.
  • Paul Hughes, Senior Director, Altus Group

Osgoode Ballroom East

 

4B - Let's Get Jurisprudential: Hot Topics in P3 Law and Procurement

This panel of leading legal and procurement experts will discuss trends, new developments, changes and opportunities in P3s. This will include topics such as changes in procurement best practices, conflict of interest, dispute resolution, updates to templates and processes, and more.

Moderator: Tara Mackay, Partner, Torys LLP

Panel:

  • Marni Dicker, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Infrastructure Ontario
  • Catherine Doyle, Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
  • Timothy J. Murphy, Partner, McMillan LLP
  • Andrée M. Blais, Partner, Nossaman LLP

Grand Ballroom East

 

4C - Higher Ground: Bringing the P3 Model to Post-Secondary Infrastructure

Colleges and universities have historically used P3s to build student housing and are now using inventive approaches to deliver other types of campus facilities, such as classrooms and labs, research facilities and athletic spaces. This panel will draw on the global experiences and lessons learned in post-secondary P3s to ensure their success in this growing market.

Moderator: Gordon Willcocks, Partner and Co-Chair, National Infrastructure Group, McCarthy Tétrault LLP

Panel:

  • Dan Feitelberg, Vice Chancellor for Planning and Budget, University of California Merced
  • Dr. Ron Burnett, President and Vice-Chancellor, Emily Carr University of Art + Design
  • N.W. Bud Purves, President, York University Development Corporation
  • Kerry Alexander, Investment Programmes Director, Scottish Futures Trust

Sheraton Hall E

1:10

Luncheon & Champion Award

Grand Ballroom

1:50

Keynote Address: Canada-US Relations and the Need for Long-Term Economic and Infrastructure Security

David MacNaughton PhotoDavid MacNaughton, Canada's Ambassador to the United States of America
Ambassador MacNaughton will discuss the Canada – US relationship moving forward with a new president set to take office on January 20th, 2017. He will also highlight the benefits both countries enjoy through an ongoing and open dialogue about shared concerns relating to our economic, security and infrastructure needs.

Grand Ballroom



2:25

Remarks from Great Lakes Infrastructure Exchange Presenting Sponsor

Grand Ballroom East

2:30

Great Lakes Infrastructure Exchange Keynote Address

Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor PhotoLieutenant Governor Mary Taylor, State of Ohio
Lt. Governor Taylor will highlight the important economic position the Great Lakes Region holds in North American and the role it plays in the world economy. She will review the state of infrastructure in the region and how Ohio has successfully used public-private partnerships to address the state’s infrastructure needs.

Grand Ballroom East

2:50

Panel 1 - Key Ingredients to Fostering P3s in the Great Lakes Region

Major civil infrastructure projects require the fiscal capacity to build them as well as the long-term financial capacity to operate and maintain the assets for decades. Another important element of large, complex capital projects is the proper management of project risk. This panel will explore the key ingredients to successfully designing and deploying new infrastructure in the region.

Moderator: Todd Latham, Founder and President, Actual Media Inc.

Panel:

  • Dale Bonner, Executive Chairman, Plenary Concessions
  • George Theodoropoulos, Managing Director – Infrastructure, Fengate Capital
  • Bryan Kendro, Vice President, Development, Star America Infrastructure
  • Riccardo Cosentino, Vice-President, Investment Development, SNC-Lavalin

Grand Ballroom East

3:35

Panel 2 - Bi-National P3 Opportunities

Infrastructure improvements in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Region are essential for robust economic growth and to enhance productivity, with a record of high return on investment. Where is the greatest potential for private sector involvement in modernizing the region’s public assets, from the renewal of roads and bridges, drinking water, wastewater systems, to our ports and waterways?

Moderator: Mark Fisher, CEO, The Council of the Great Lakes Region

Panel:

  • Helena Borges, Associate Deputy Minister, Transport Canada
  • Frédéric Brassard, Vice President, Corporate Development & Legal Affairs, Axium Infrastructure
  • Cameron Davis, Senior Advisor to the Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Chris Meister, Executive Director, Illinois Finance Authority

Grand Ballroom East

4:20

Closing Remarks

Juan Alsace, Consul General, U.S. Consulate General, Toronto

Douglas George, Consul General of Canada in Detroit and responsible for the State of Ohio

Grand Ballroom East

4:30

Closing Networking Reception

Conference Foyer