• Alberto Ñecco
    Executive Director, ProInversión (Private Investment Promotion Agency), Peru
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  • Corrina Leween
    Chief, Chesletta Carrier Nation and Vice-Chair, First Nations Major Projects Coalition
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  • Chris Gauer
    President, Major Projects, Infrastructure Ontario
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  • Carolyn Flowers
    Senior Vice President, Americas Transit Market Sector Leader, AECOM
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  • David Morley
    Senior Vice President Business Strategy and Communications, Infrastructure Ontario
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  • Elisabeth Hivon
    Executive Director & Partner, Canada, Meridiam Infrastructure North America
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  • Gadi Mayman
    CEO, Ontario Financing Authority
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  • Hon. Jane Philpott
    Canada’s Minister of Indigenous Services
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  • Hon. John Manley
    Honorary Chair, CCPPP and President & CEO, Business Council of Canada
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  • Manny Jules
    Chief Commissioner, First Nations Tax Commission
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  • Mark Bain
    Chair, CCPPP and Partner, Torys LLP
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  • Jordan Schwartz
    Director, Infrastructure, PPP and Guarantees, The World Bank
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  • Karen Clarke-Whistler
    Chief Environmental Officer, TD Bank
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  • Mark Romoff
    President and CEO, The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships
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  • Matti Siemiatycki
    Associate Professor, Planning & Geography University of Toronto
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  • Michael Fenn
    Senior Advisor, StrategyCorp
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  • Michael Gibbons
    Managing Director, Walsh Infrastructure Investment Group
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  • Janice Fukakusa
    Chair, Canada Infrastructure Bank
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  • Michael Lindsay
    Director, Global Infrastructure Advisory Services, Hatch
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  • Richard Fechner
    Global Leader, Infrastructure Investment and Economics, GHD
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  • Johanne Mullen
    Partner and Leader, Canadian Infrastructure and Project Finance Group, PwC
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  • Salim Ismail
    Founding Executive Director, Singularity University and Chairman, ExO Works
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  • Sergio Forte Gómez
    Deputy CEO, Investor Relations, SNC (BANOBRAS), Mexico
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  • Chief R. Stacey LaForme
    Mississaugas of the New Credit
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  • Strover Maganedisa
    Head, PPP Unit, National Treasury, Republic of South Africa
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  • Teresa Florizone
    Vice President, Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer, SaskBuilds Corporation
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  • Tom Murad
    Head, Siemens Engineering and Technology Academy
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P3 2017 Program

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We are pleased to announce our distinguished keynote speakers
for the 25th CCPPP Annual Conference:

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The Hon. Jane Philpott
Canada's Minister of Indigenous Services

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Salim Ismail
Founding Executive Director, Singularity University and Chairman, ExO Works

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Janice Fukakusa
Inaugural Chair, Canada Infrastructure Bank

 

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MONDAY NOVEMBER 6

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7:00
Registration & Breakfast
Conference Foyer
7:00
Women's Infrastructure Network Breakfast
BnB Restaurant
8:00
Welcome & Opening Remarks
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Mark Bain, Chair, The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships and Partner, Torys LLP
Chief R. Stacey LaForme, Mississaugas of the New Credit
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
 
8:20
Remarks from Conference Presenting Sponsor: SNC-Lavalin Inc.
Grand Ballroom
8:25
Opening Keynote Address: The Hon. Jane Philpott
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Hon. jane Philpott head shotThe Hon. Jane Philpott, Canada's Minister of Indigenous Services
Minister Philpott will highlight the challenges in overcoming the infrastructure deficit in indigenous communities and discuss the need for innovative solutions, including partnerships among these communities, government and the private sector. This innovation will be important as we work with Indigenous partners to build clean drinking water facilities, safe schools, all-season roads, clean and reliable energy, broadband connectivity, and housing in indigenous communities.
 
8:50
General Session 1: Nation Building: What’s in the Global Pipeline
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How are the world’s most active P3 markets addressing the staggering infrastructure deficit? What is the next wave of projects? What sectors will drive the industry?
Moderator: Kelly Gillis, Deputy Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, Government of Canada
Panel:
  • Ehren Cory, President and CEO, Infrastructure Ontario
  • Phil Davies, CEO, Infrastructure Australia
  • Jim Ray, Special Advisor for Infrastructure, US Department of Transportation
  • Matthew Vickerstaff, Deputy Chief Executive and Head of Project Finance, UK Infrastructure and Projects Authority (IPA)
 
9:50
Networking Break
Conference Foyer
10:20
Speed Networking
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Shorter than a coffee chat but longer than an elevator pitch, this is one of the premier networking opportunities P3 2017 has to offer. Register NOW. Seats are limited.
 
10:20
Breakout Sessions
 
1A: Re-Building America: The Trillion Dollar Plan
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Moderator: Michael Marasco, CEO, Plenary Concessions and Director, CCPPP
P3s are at the centre of the Trump Administration’s infrastructure plan. What are the opportunities? How will the NAFTA negotiations and the perils of protectionism affect the outcome?
Panel:
  • Elisabeth Hivon, Executive Director & Partner, Canada, Meridiam Infrastructure North America and Director, CCPPP
  • Michael Gibbons, Managing Director, Walsh Infrastructure Investment Group
  • Carolyn Flowers, Senior Vice President, Americas Transit Market Sector Leader, AECOM
  • Seth W. Miller Gabriel, Director, Office of Public-Private Partnerships, City of Washington, DC
 
1B: Social Procurement Pipeline and Managing Public Assets
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Infrastructure Ontario will update the market on its social procurement pipeline, which will be followed by a panel discussion on best practices in managing public assets, including government’s real property.
Presenter: John McKendrick, Executive Vice President, Social, Infrastructure Ontario
Panel:
  • Sean Wiley, Divisional Executive Vice President, Realty Operations and Asset Management, Infrastructure Ontario
  • John Fleming, Vice President and General Manager, Performance Based Infrastructure (P3), Americas Building Efficiency, Johnson Controls
  • Other speaker to be confirmed
 
11:40
General Session 2: Binational Infrastructure Leaders Forum
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P3 successes are being driven by strong, forward thinking leadership in Canada and the United States. Meet the minds behind the robust pipeline, effective policy and economic prosperity on both sides of the 49th parallel.
 
1:00
Luncheon
Grand Ballroom
1:30
The 20th Annual CCPPP Awards – Celebrating Innovation and Excellence in Canadian P3s
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Join the celebration and hear about Canada's outstanding projects at the 20th Annual CCPPP National Awards for Innovation & Excellence in Public-Private Partnerships.
 
2:00
Luncheon Keynote Address: Salim Ismail
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Salim Ismail head shotSalim Ismail, Founding Executive Director, Singularity University and Chairman, ExO Works
Twenty-first century businesses built on predictability and efficiency are at greater risk of being left behind in an economy that will be driven by entrepreneurship and innovation. How will the digital and disruptive culture of this century impose new demands on the next generation of transformational infrastructure? Ismail will detail a provocative view of the future we haven’t yet imagined; a vision that will take you out of your comfort zone and point to solutions to problems we aren’t yet aware of.
 
2:40
Breakout Sessions
 
2A: Building Local Support: Getting to Yes
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Every successful project plans to bring benefits to local communities. But at what cost? When do Community Benefits put a project at risk? Learn to navigate the communication and engagement strategies that strike the best balance.
Moderator: David Morley, Senior Vice President Business Strategy and Communications, Infrastructure Ontario
Panel:
  • Teresa Florizone, Vice President, Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer, SaskBuilds Corporation
  • Judy Pfeifer, Chief Communications & Public Affairs Officer, Metrolinx
  • Michael O’Gorman, Managing Director Winnipeg Airport Services Corp. (WASCO)
 
2B: We Can Do Better: Staying On Top
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Canada is recognized as a global leader in infrastructure and P3s, but we cannot fall into the trap of status quo. Three separate presentations will focus on the diversity gap in the industry, the challenge of training job-ready graduates, and the need for more innovation in projects. This session will be a call to action that work remains to be done!
Presenters:
Closing the Diversity Gap:
  • Matti Siemiatycki, Associate Professor, Planning & Geography University of Toronto
Graduating the Next Generation Talent:
  • Tom Murad, Head, Siemens Engineering and Technology Academy
Maximizing the Value of Innovation:
  • Michael Fenn, Senior Advisor, StrategyCorp
 
2C: A New View of First Nations Infrastructure
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Much discussion has occurred in the past about the opportunities P3s can bring to First Nation communities. However, the answer may be found in solutions to the broader way in which all infrastructure is funded, financed, and procured on-reserve. This panel will discuss concrete solutions on how the government can get smarter at tackling the infrastructure crisis in indigenous communities.
Panel:
  • Corrina Leween, Chief, Chesletta Carrier Nation and Vice-Chair, First Nations Major Projects Coalition
  • Manny Jules, Chief Commissioner, First Nations Tax Commission
  • Other speakers to be confirmed
 
3:40
Afternoon Networking Break
Conference Foyer
4:10
Breakout Sessions
 
3A: O&M: Building the Foundation
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As we enter the third decade of Canada’s P3 development, the operations and maintenance phase is growing increasingly important. What up-front governance, practices and contracts help ensure the project’s operational success and what key factors over the 20-plus-year O&M phase will ensure that in the end, the assets deliver the best value for money?
Moderator: David Thom, President, IBI Group and Director, CCPPP
Panel:
  • Carrie Fleming, Partner, Blakes LLP
  • Marcus Akhtar, Asset Director, North America, John Laing Capital Management
  • Other speaker to be confirmed
 
3B: Forward Thinking Financing to Build Sustainable Infrastructure
Sheraton Hall Eshow more
Understand how forward-thinking money minds are unlocking innovative financial tools to support sustainable infrastructure projects in Canada’s largest P3 sectors.
Moderator: Johanne Mullen, Partner and Leader, Canadian Infrastructure and Project Finance Group, PwC and Director, CCPPP
Panel:
  • Karen Clarke-Whistler, Chief Environmental Officer, TD Bank
  • Gadi Mayman, CEO, Ontario Financing Authority
  • Michael Lindsay, Director, Global Infrastructure Advisory Services, Hatch
  • Julian Ware, Head of Major Project Funding, Corporate Finance, Transport for London
 
3C: Opening the Black Box: Understanding the Role of Rating Agencies
Osgoode Ballroomshow more
What methodologies and triggers do ratings agencies use to develop a project’s risk profile? How are adjustments made during the operational phase? This session will clarify and challenge the process from the perspective of several partners with a stake in P3 ratings.
Panel:
  • Grant Headrick, Managing Director, Infrastructure Finance, DBRS Limited
  • Paul Hughes, Senior Director, Cost Consulting & Project Management, Altus Group Limited
  • Other speakers to be confirmed
 
6:30
A Night at the Aquarium
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It’s networking with a splash of adventure. Join us for our First Night Reception at Toronto’s latest awe-inspiring attraction – Ripley’s Aquarium CANADA. The Aquarium features North America’s longest underwater viewing tunnel with more than 5.7 million litres of water and over 100 interactive opportunities.

Sponsored by: Acciona, Aecon Group, Acciona, Bennett Jones, BMO Capital Markets, EY, Morrison Hershfield, Torys LLP, and WSP

 
8:00
Young Leaders in Infrastructure Reception
Brassai, 461 King St. Westshow more
Following the Reception, head to YLI's popular after-party.
 


TUESDAY NOVEMBER 7

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7:30
Breakfast
Conference Foyer
7:30
CCPPP Annual General Meeting
 
8:20
Day 2 Opening Remarks
Grand Ballroom
8:30
Keynote Panel: The Urban Infrastructure Super Session
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To be announced
 
9:15
Opening of the TSX live from the Conference Floor
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Yes, we’re opening the market and we want you to be part of the national broadcast – LIVE from P3 2017.
 
9:40
General Session 3: Under Construction
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10:40
Networking Break
Conference Foyer
10:55
General Session 4: What’s Hot? What’s Needed in Emerging International P3 Markets?
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Who are the new global players in the P3 space? What do they need from the international market to bring their projects successfully to market?
Moderator: Jordan Schwartz, Director, Infrastructure, PPP and Guarantees, The World Bank
Panel:
  • Sergio Forte Gómez, Deputy CEO, Investor Relations, BANOBRAS, Mexico's Infrastructure Development Bank
  • Strover Maganedisa, Head, PPP Unit, National Treasury, Republic of South Africa
  • Alberto Ñecco, Executive Director, ProInversión (Private Investment Promotion Agency), Peru
 
11:55
Speed Networking
Sheraton Hall Cshow more
Shorter than a coffee chat but longer than an elevator pitch, this is one of the premier networking opportunities P3 2017 has to offer. Register NOW. Seats are limited.
 
12:00
Breakout Sessions
 
4A: Market Update: Ontario High Speed Rail
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Ontario Government’s Special Advisor will provide an update on his report and the current status of the project. This will be followed by a panel discussion to give guidance on how Ontario can successfully implement high speed rail.
 
4B: Connecting the Next Generation of P3 Transit Projects
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Canada is experiencing a P3 transit project boom. How will the next generation of transit connect with conventional and P3-procured lines to provide a seamless experience for both users and providers?
Moderator: Amanda Farrell, President and CEO, Partnerships BC and Director, CCPPP
Panel:
  • Chris Gauer, President, Major Projects, Infrastructure Ontario
  • Richard Fechner, Global Leader, Infrastructure Investment and Economics, GHD
  • Rupert Holloway, Senior Vice President, Transit Infrastructure Construction, SNC-Lavalin
  • Martin Buck, Senior Advisor, UK Department of Transport and former Executive Commercial Director, Crossrail
 
1:10
P3 Champion & WIN Awards Celebration Luncheon
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Join in the celebration of 20 years of recipients as well as the 2017 P3 Champion. The Women’s Infrastructure Network will be profiling the recipients of the 2017 Leader Awards.
 
1:50
Luncheon Keynote Address
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To be announced
 
2:25
Opening Remarks from Canada's New Infrastructure Frontier Sponsor: Dentons
Osgoode Ballroom
2:30
Keynote Address: Janice Fukakusa
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Janice Fukakusa head shotJanice Fukakusa, Inaugural Chair, Canada Infrastructure Bank
Ms. Fukakusa will provide her unique perspective on the opportunities to create a robust environment that supports the development of transformational infrastructure across Canada. That will include discussion on how best to increase the velocity of private sector investment into large, complex revenue generating projects.
 
2:50
General Session 5: Canada’s New Infrastructure Frontier
Osgoode Ballroomshow more
Historic infrastructure investment demands unconventional thinking to meet the needs of the next century. Learn how the Canada Infrastructure Bank will help drive that agenda.
Moderator: Glenn Campbell, Assistant Deputy Minister, Canada Infrastructure Bank Transition Office, Infrastructure Canada
Panel:
  • Nick Hann, Senior Managing Director, Macquarie Capital Markets and Director, CCPPP
  • Jane Bird, Partner, Bennett Jones LLP
  • David Moore, Partner, Dentons LLP
  • Jordan Eizenga, Partner, Infrastructure Advisory, Deloitte
  • Eric Belman, Partner, US Infrastructure, QIC
 
4:10
Closing Remarks
Osgoode Ballroom
4:15
Closing Networking Reception
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Join fellow delegates and speakers at the final reception, featuring a “Streets of Toronto” theme.