• Amanda Farrell
    President & CEO, Partnerships BC
    Photo of Amanda Farrell
  • The Hon. Amarjeet Sohi
    Canada’s Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
    Photo of The Hon. Amarjeet Sohi
  • Andrée M. Blais
    Partner, Nossaman LLP
    Photo of Andrée M. Blais
  • Angela Shafer-Payne
    Vice President – Operations, San Diego County Regional Airport Authority
    Photo of Angela Shafer-Payne
  • Anne Stewart
    Partner, Blakes LLP
    Photo of Anne Stewart
  • Annette Verschuren
    Chair and CEO, NRStor Inc. and former President, Home Depot Canada
    Photo of Annette Verschuren
  • Bill Bailey
    Vice President, Redevelopment, Halton Healthcare
    Photo of Bill Bailey
  • Brian Kelsall
    Partner, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
    Photo of Brian Kelsall
  • Bruce Anderson
    Managing Director, Project Finance and Infrastructure, Manulife Financial Corporation
    Photo of Bruce Anderson
  • Bruce Hogg
    Managing Director, Head of Infrastructure Americas, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
    Photo of Bruce Hogg
  • Bruce McCuaig
    President and CEO, Metrolinx
    Photo of Bruce McCuaig
  • N.W. Bud Purves
    President, York University Development Corporation
    Photo of N.W. Bud Purves
  • Cameron Davis
    Senior Advisor to the Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
    Photo of Cameron Davis
  • Catherine Doyle
    Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
    Photo of Catherine Doyle
  • Chris Arthur
    Senior Vice President, Balfour Beatty Investments
    Photo of Chris Arthur
  • Chris Gauer
    Executive Vice President, Civil Infrastructure, Infrastructure Ontario
    Photo of Chris Gauer
  • Chris Meister
    Executive Director, Illinois Finance Authority
    Photo of Chris Meister
  • Dale Bonner
    Executive Chairman, Plenary Concessions
    Photo of Dale Bonner
  • Dale Richmond
    Chair, The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships
    Photo of Dale Richmond
  • Dan Feitelberg
    Vice Chancellor for Planning and Budget, University of California Merced
    Photo of Dan Feitelberg
  • Darija K. Scott
    Managing Principal, SCOTT Associates Architects Inc.
    Photo of Darija K. Scott
  • Darrell Beaulieu
    CEO, Denendeh Investments Incorporated
    Photo of Darrell Beaulieu
  • Dave Jaworsky
    Mayor, City of Waterloo
    Photo of Dave Jaworsky
  • David Bowcott
    Global Director - Growth, Innovation & Insight, Aon Risk Solutions
    Photo of David Bowcott
  • Chief David Crate
    Fisher River Cree Nation
    Photo of Chief David Crate
  • David MacNaughton
    Canada's Ambassador to the United States of America
    Photo of David MacNaughton
  • Diane Barrett
    Chief Projects Officer, City and County of Denver
    Photo of Diane Barrett
  • Douglas George
    Consul General of Canada in Detroit and responsible for the State of Ohio
    Photo of Douglas George
  • Doug Wills
    General Manager, P3 Operations, Fraser Health
    Photo of Doug Wills
  • Drew Fagan
    Senior Fellow, Public Policy Forum and C.D. Howe Institute
    Photo of Drew Fagan
  • Ed Marquez
    Deputy Mayor, Miami Dade County
    Photo of Ed Marquez
  • Edmund Mahabir
    Executive Vice President, PPP Infrastructure Development & Construction, Carillion Canada Inc.
    Photo of Edmund Mahabir
  • Ehren Cory
    Divisional President, Project Delivery, Infrastructure Ontario
    Photo of Ehren Cory
  • Frédéric Brassard
    Vice President, Corporate Development & Legal Affairs, Axium Infrastructure
    Photo of Frédéric Brassard
  • George Theodoropoulos
    Managing Director, Infrastructure, Fengate Capital
    Photo of George Theodoropoulos
  • Gordon Willcocks
    Partner and Co-Chair, National Infrastructure Group, McCarthy Tétrault LLP
    Photo of Gordon Willcocks
  • Gregory Smith
    President and CEO, InstarAGF Asset Management Inc.
    Photo of Gregory Smith
  • Helena Borges
    Associate Deputy Minister, Transport Canada
    Photo of Helena Borges
  • Jason Loos
    Director and Head, Partnerships Victoria
    Photo of Jason Loos
  • Jean-François Tremblay
    Deputy Minister, Infrastructure and Communities, Government of Canada
    Photo of Jean-François Tremblay
  • Jeff Good
    Assistant Vice President, Projects, Partnerships BC
    Photo of Jeff Good
  • Jeff Moore
    Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy and Communications, Infrastructure Canada
    Photo of Jeff Moore
  • Joey Comeau
    Vice President, Capital Services, EllisDon Corporation
    Photo of Joey Comeau
  • John Fleming
    Vice President and General Manager, Performance Based Infrastructure (P3), Johnson Controls
    Photo of John Fleming
  • John Jensen
    Chief Capital Officer, Metrolinx
    Photo of John Jensen
  • John MacCuish
    Executive Vice President, Services, Carillion Canada
    Photo of John MacCuish
  • The Hon. John Manley
    President & CEO, Business Council of Canada
    Photo of The Hon. John Manley
  • John McBride
    CEO, PPP Canada
    Photo of John McBride
  • José Diaz-Caneja
    Director General, ACCIONA Agua
    Photo of José Diaz-Caneja
  • Joshua Schank
    Chief Innovation Officer, LA Metro
    Photo of Joshua Schank
  • JP Gladu
    President and CEO, Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business
    Photo of JP Gladu
  • Juan Alsace
    Consul General, U.S. Consulate General, Toronto
    Photo of Juan Alsace
  • The Hon. Kathleen Wynne
    Premier of Ontario
    Photo of The Hon. Kathleen Wynne
  • Ken Tanenbaum
    Chairman, Kilmer Developments
    Photo of Ken Tanenbaum
  • Kerry Alexander
    Investment Programmes Director, Scottish Futures Trust
    Photo of Kerry Alexander
  • Kevin Desmond
    CEO, TransLink
    Photo of Kevin Desmond
  • Kristina D. Woolston
    Vice President, External Relations, Quintillion
    Photo of Kristina D. Woolston
  • Lou Serafini, Jr.
    President & CEO, Fengate Capital Management
    Photo of Lou Serafini, Jr.
  • Luis Alberto Moreno
    President, Inter-American Development Bank
    Photo of Luis Alberto Moreno
  • The Hon. Marc Garneau
    Canada's Minister of Transport
    Photo of The Hon. Marc Garneau
  • Mark Bain
    Partner, Torys LLP
    Photo of Mark Bain
  • Mark Fisher
    Chief Executive Officer, The Council of the Great Lakes Region
    Photo of Mark Fisher
  • Mark Romoff
    President and CEO, The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships
    Photo of Mark Romoff
  • Mark Rupke
    Vice President, Municipal & Commercial Operations, Veolia North America
    Photo of Mark Rupke
  • Marni Dicker
    Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Infrastructure Ontario
    Photo of Marni Dicker
  • Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor
    State of Ohio
    Photo of Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor
  • Matthew Collingridge
    General Manager - Digital & Solutions, GE Healthcare
    Photo of Matthew Collingridge
  • Matt Scuffham
    Canada Finance Correspondent, Thomson Reuters
    Photo of Matt Scuffham
  • Michael F. Ledgett
    Co-Chair National Infrastructure/PPP Practice Group, Dentons Canada LLP
    Photo of Michael F. Ledgett
  • Michael Marasco
    CEO, Plenary Concessions
    Photo of Michael Marasco
  • Mila Lukic
    Investment Director, Bridges Ventures
    Photo of Mila Lukic
  • Olivier Brousse
    Chief Executive, John Laing
    Photo of Olivier Brousse
  • Paul Hughes
    Senior Director, Altus Group
    Photo of Paul Hughes
  • Riccardo Cosentino
    Vice-President, Investment Development, SNC-Lavalin
    Photo of Riccardo Cosentino
  • Dr. Ron Burnett
    President and Vice-Chancellor, Emily Carr University of Art + Design
    Photo of Dr. Ron Burnett
  • Ryan Brady
    Director of US Operations, Aviation Infrastructure Specialist, BTY Group
    Photo of Ryan Brady
  • Rupen Pandya
    President & CEO, SaskBuilds
    Photo of Rupen Pandya
  • Sarah Roberts
    President, INTECH Risk Management
    Photo of Sarah Roberts
  • Seth W. Miller Gabriel
    Director, Office of Public-Private Partnerships, District of Columbia
    Photo of Seth W. Miller Gabriel
  • Shona Henderson
    Acting Head, Public-Private Partnerships, UK Infrastructure & Projects Authority
    Photo of Shona Henderson
  • Stephen Lindley
    Vice President, Aboriginal & Northern Affairs, SNC-Lavalin
    Photo of Stephen Lindley
  • Stewart Steeves
    Chief Executive Officer, LaGuardia Gateway Partners
    Photo of Stewart Steeves
  • Stuart Lee
    President & CEO, EPCOR Utilities Inc.
    Photo of Stuart Lee
  • Tara Mackay
    Partner, Torys LLP
    Photo of Tara Mackay
  • Thella F. Bowens
    President & CEO, San Diego County Regional Airport Authority
    Photo of Thella F. Bowens
  • Thierry Déau
    Founding Partner, CEO, Meridiam
    Photo of Thierry Déau
  • Timothy J. Murphy
    Partner, McMillan LLP
    Photo of Timothy J. Murphy
  • Todd Latham
    Founder and President, Actual Media Inc.
    Photo of Todd Latham
  • Tom Ridge
    Chairman, Ridge Global and First US Secretary of Homeland Security
    Photo of Tom Ridge
  • Wayne Kent
    Vice President and General Manager, Honeywell Building Solutions
    Photo of Wayne Kent
  • William Fleissig
    President and CEO, Waterfront Toronto
    Photo of William Fleissig

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

Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor Photo

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