• Adam Blinick
    Director, Public Policy and Communications, Uber Canada
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  • Agnes von dem Hagen
    Vice President, Legal Services, Infrastructure Ontario
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  • Alberto Ñecco Tello
    Executive Director, ProInversion ((Private Infrastructure Promotion Agency), Peru
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  • Allan Clarke
    Consultant, Allan Clarke & Associates
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  • Alvaro Maldonado
    Secretary of Productivity and Investment, Municipality of Quito
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  • Amanda Farrell
    President and CEO, Partnerships BC
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  • Andreas Mai
    Executive Vice President, Market Development & Innovation, Keolis North America
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  • Andrew Clark
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  • Andrew Doctoroff
    Senior Advisor to Rick Snyder, Governor of Michigan
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  • Angela Clayton
    Group Head, Buildings Division, Plenary Group
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  • Brian Bentz
    President and CEO of Alectra Inc.
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  • Brian Kelsall
    Partner, Fasken
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  • Bryce Phillips
    CEO, Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority
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  • Carlos Alberto Sandoval
    Vice President, Structuring and Project Management, Financiera de Desarrolo Nacional (FDN), Colombia
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  • Chantal Sorel
    Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Capital, SNC-Lavalin Inc.
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  • Chris Gauer
    President, Major Projects, Infrastructure Ontario
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  • Chief Corrina Leween
    Cheslatta Carrier Nation
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  • Claudio Andreetta
    Director of Business Development, Johnson Controls L.P.
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  • Darryl Brown
    Partner, Gowling WLG
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  • David Jull
    Senior Advisor, Transportation, WSP Canada Inc.
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  • David McFadden
    Counsel, Gowling WLG
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  • Denise Arana
    General Manager, Public-Private Partnerships & Privatisation Division, Development Bank of Jamaica Ltd.
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  • Divya Shah
    Senior Director, Investments, Canada Infrastructure Bank
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  • Douglas R. Sanders
    Partner, Public-Private Infrastructure Projects Group, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
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  • Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez
    Senior Director, Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience Global Practice, World Bank Group
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  • Ehren Cory
    President and CEO, Infrastructure Ontario
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  • Hon. François-Philippe Champagne
    Canada’s Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
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  • Gary S. Porter
    Executive Director, Corporate Initiatives, Nova Scotia Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal
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  • Gunnar Edwin Crawford
    Head, Stavanger Smart City, Norway
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  • Hagit Muriel Elul
    Partner & Co-Chair, Arbitration Practice Group, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
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  • Han Bin
    Deputy Director General, Public Private Partnerships Center, Ministry of Finance, China
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  • Jason J. Annibale
    Partner and National Co-Chair, Construction, McMillan LLP
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  • Jason Calla
    Director, First Nations Health Authority
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  • Jennifer Aument
    President, Transurban North America
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  • Jim Lothrop
    Director General, Innovation Centre, Transport Canada
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  • Regional Deputy Grand Chief Joe Miskokomon
    Anishinabek Nation
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  • Joey Comeau
    Senior Vice President, Capital Services, EllisDon Corporation
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  • Hon. John Manley
    Honorary Chair, The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships
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  • John McKendrick
    Executive Vice-President of Project Delivery, Infrastructure Ontario
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  • Jon Lamonte
    Chief Executive, Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM)
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  • Jordan Schwartz
    Director, Infrastructure, PPPs and Guarantees (IPG), The World Bank
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  • José Luis Morea
    Head of PPP Unit, Ministry of Finance, Argentina
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  • Joseph Mancinelli
    International Vice-President and Central and Eastern Canada Regional Manager, LiUNA
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  • Josipa G. Petrunic
    Executive Director & CEO, Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC)
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  • Karla Avis-Birch
    Vice-President, GO Stations, Metrolinx
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  • Karl Schober
    Associate, Corporate Group, Dentons
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  • Kelly Gillis
    Deputy Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, Government of Canada
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  • Leonard Brody
    Chairman, Creative Labs
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  • Louise Panneton
    Founder and President, P1 Consulting
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  • Mark Bain
    Chair, CCPPP and Partner, Torys LLP
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  • Mark Liedemann
    Vice President, Projects, Partnerships BC
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  • Mark Moseley
    Chief Operating Officer, Global Infrastructure Hub
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  • Mark Romoff
    President and CEO, The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships
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  • Marko Kroenke
    Head of Technology, Global Product Management, Bombardier Transportation
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  • Mary-Frances Turner
    President, York Region Rapid Transit
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  • Mauricio Márquez
    Head, Hospital Infrastructure Program, Concessions Department, Ministry of Public Works, Government of Chile
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  • Michael Cheong
    Chief Financial Officer, York Region Rapid Transit
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  • Mike Corby
    Director, IBI Group
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  • Hon. Monte McNaughton
    Minister of Infrastructure, Ontario
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  • Morteza Farajian
    Acting Deputy Secretary of Transportation, Director of P3 Office, State of Virginia
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  • Nicholas Hann
    Head of Investments, Canada Infrastructure Bank
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  • Niilo Edwards
    Executive Director, First Nations Major Projects Coalition
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  • Nuria Haltiwanger
    CEO, ACS Infrastructure
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  • Olivia Steedman
    Managing Director, Greenfield Investments & Value Creation, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan
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  • Dr. Pamela Robinson
    Associate Professor, School of Urban and Regional Planning, Ryerson University
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  • Patrick Freer
    Senior Vice President, Asset Management, Fengate Asset Management
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  • Paul Martin
    Senior Vice President, Origination, Plenary Group
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  • Pierre Lavallée
    President and CEO, Canada Infrastructure Bank
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  • Ram Mahidhara
    Chief Investment Officer, International Finance Corporation
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  • Ron Dizy
    Senior Vice President, Partnerships and Managing Director, Advanced Energy Centre, MaRS
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  • Sarah Clark
    President & CEO, Fraser River Pile and Dredge (GP) Inc.
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  • Sarah Houde
    Executive Director, Propulsion Québec
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  • Sean Wiley
    Executive Vice President, Asset & Contract Management, Infrastructure Ontario
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  • Sharad Agarwal
    Senior Vice President, North America, EasyMile
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  • Hon. Steve Crocker
    Minister of Transportation and Works, Newfoundland & Labrador
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  • Susie Henderson
    North America Leader, Infrastructure Investment & Economics, GHD Advisory
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  • Tim Heavenor
    Chief Financial Officer, Graham Group
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  • Tim Murphy
    Co-Chair, Aboriginal, Government Relations, Project Finance, Infrastructure and Energy, McMillan LLP
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  • Tim Philpotts
    Partner and Senior Vice President, Infrastructure Advisory, Ernst & Young Orenda Corporate Finance Inc.
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  • Tomás Darmandrail
    National Director of Executive Coordination for PPP, Ministry of Finance, Argentina
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  • Tom Barlow
    Partner, Fasken
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  • Yousef Salama
    Manager, Innovation, Los Angeles Transportation Authority
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P3 2018 Program

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We are pleased to announce our keynote speakers and special general session speaker for the 26th Annual CCPPP Conference:

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The Hon. François-Philippe Champagne
Canada's Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

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Leonard Brody
Chairman, Creative Labs

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Ricardo Rosselló
Governor of Puerto Rico

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Joseph Mancinelli
International Vice-President and Central and Eastern Canada Regional Manager, LiUNA, the Labourers’ International Union of North America

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Pierre Lavallée
President and CEO, Canada Infrastructure Bank

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Andreas Mai
Executive Vice President, Market Development and Innovation, Keolis North America

 

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

MONDAY NOVEMBER 5

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7:00
Registration & Breakfast
Conference Foyer
7:00
9th Annual McCarthy Tétrault LLP and Women’s Infrastructure Network (WIN) Breakfast
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McCarthy Tétrault LLP is pleased to be hosting a WIN Breakfast at the Sheraton Centre Hotel. Network with colleagues and make new connections. For more information: torontoevents@mccarthy.ca.
 
8:00
Welcome & Opening Remarks
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Mark Bain, Chair, The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships and Partner, Torys LLP
The Hon. John Manley, P.C., O.C., Honorary Chair, The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships
Mark Romoff, President and CEO, The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships
 
8:20
Remarks from the Conference Presenting Sponsor: SNC-Lavalin
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8:25
Opening Keynote Address: Hon. François-Philippe Champagne
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Hon. François-Philippe Champagne head shotHon. François-Philippe Champagne, Canada’s Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
Minister Champagne will discuss the role public-private partnerships can play in the government’s $180-billion Investing in Canada Plan to successfully and quickly deliver public transit and other key infrastructure projects that build sustainable and socially inclusive communities, drive economic growth and improve quality of life for Canadians.
Sponsored by: ACS Infrastructure

 
8:50
General Session 1: The Great Rewrite – Infrastructure
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Leonard Brody head shotLeonard Brody, Chairman, Creative Labs
Leonard Brody, an award-winning entrepreneur, venture capitalist, bestselling author and a two-time Emmy nominated media visionary, will use his powerful presentation style to tackle what the rapid pace of global change, innovation and technology disruption mean for infrastructure.
Sponsored by: P1 Consulting

 
9:50
Networking Break
Conference Foyer
10:20
General Session 2: Getting on Board Next-Gen Transit
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Subways, light-rail transit, trains, streetcars and buses . . . The next generation of public transit projects are complicated, costly and closely watched by the public and government. They’re also vitally important for the livability, inclusivity and economic future of the world’s most densely populated cities. Panellists with responsibility for delivering transit projects worth billions of dollars will discuss the role of public-private partnerships in quickly bringing this critical infrastructure to life and in transferring risk successfully, as well as how to navigate some common challenges with projects of this magnitude.
Moderator: Chantal Sorel, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Capital, SNC-Lavalin Inc. and Director, CCPPP
Panel:
  • Jon Lamonte, Chief Executive, Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM)
  • Amanda Farrell, President and CEO, Partnerships BC
  • Ehren Cory, President and CEO, Infrastructure Ontario and Director, CCPPP
Sponsored by: John Laing
 
11:30
Speed Networking
Sheraton Hall Cshow more
This quick-fire chat and contact exchange is one of the premier networking opportunities at the conference. Register NOW. Seats are limited.
Sponsored by: MUFG
 
11:30
Market Sounding: Newfoundland and Labrador
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This 60-minute market sounding session gives project proponents an opportunity to present an important infrastructure project or pipeline of projects to a private sector audience before going to market. Private sector delegates get an early look at project proposals, while government officials build awareness and receive valuable feedback to ensure their project is primed for success. Admission is free, limited to 40 delegates. Advanced registration is required.
Presenter:
Cory Grandy, Assistant Deputy Minister, Infrastructure, Department of Transportation and Works, Newfoundland and Labrador
Sponsored by: Plenary Group

 

 
11:30
Breakout Sessions
 
1A: Contractor Perspectives on Evolving the ‘Made in Canada’ P3 Model
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This session will discuss possible changes in procurement, risk allocation and financing to help improve P3 project delivery, from the design-build perspective.
Moderator: Sarah Clark, President & CEO, Fraser River Pile and Dredge (GP) Inc.
Panel:
  • Tim Heavenor, Chief Financial Officer, Graham Group
  • Douglas R. Sanders, Partner, Public-Private Infrastructure Projects Group, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • David Jull, Senior Advisor, Transportation, WSP Canada Inc.
Sponsored by: Graham Group
 
1B: Disrupting the Energy Sector
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Change is coming to the Energy sector with new technology, evolving customer expectations, volatile demand on the grid, and increased shocks to the system due to climate change. This session will examine what structural changes are needed to the sector, whether risk allocations are being maximized, and what opportunities there are to further involve the private sector in the delivery of energy.
Moderator: David McFadden, Counsel, Gowling WLG
Panel:
  • Ram Mahidhara, Chief Investment Officer, International Finance Corporation
  • Brian Bentz, President and CEO of Alectra Inc.
  • Ron Dizy, Senior Vice President, Partnerships and Managing Director, Advanced Energy Centre, MaRS
  • Olivia Steedman, Managing Director, Greenfield Investments & Value Creation, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan
  • Andrew Clark, Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Spark Power
Sponsored by: Computershare
 
12:40
Luncheon
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1:15
Canada’s Top P3 Projects Celebrated at CCPPP Annual Awards
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Meet the people and hear the stories behind some of Canada’s leading projects at the 21st Annual CCPPP Awards for Innovation & Excellence in Public-Private Partnerships.
Gold Sponsor: PwC
Silver Sponsors: BTY Group, Englobe, Stuart Olson Construction, Stonebridge Financial Corporation
 
1:45
Keynote Address: Ricardo Rosselló, Governor of Puerto Rico
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Leonard Brody head shotRicardo Rosselló, Governor of Puerto Rico
The governor will discuss how his government is working closely with the private sector to renew the Puerto Rican economy and quickly rebuild after Hurricane Maria made a deadly direct hit on the island a year ago, severely damaging the electrical grid, housing, roads and ports. This transformation will require the island to innovate and rethink its traditional ways of operating, presenting new opportunities for future growth and competitiveness.

 
2:15
Market Sounding: First Nations Major Projects Coalition
Huron Boardroom, 2nd Floorshow more
This 60-minute market sounding session gives project proponents an opportunity to present an important infrastructure project or pipeline of projects to a private sector audience before going to market. Admission is free, limited to 40 delegates. Advanced registration is required.
The FNMPC has developed a first-of-its-kind First Nation led project support model designed on a commercial basis to unite the interests of private industry and First Nations concerning the delivery of economic infrastructure.  Highlighted within this model is the FNMPC pilot project Kenney Dam Hydroelectric. This market sounding will cover the anticipated finance and construction needs of Kenney Dam Hydroelectric as the project advances with four First Nations and BluEarth Renewables.
Presenter:
Niilo Edwards, Executive Director, First Nations Major Projects Coalition
Sponsored by: Plenary Group
 
2:15
Market Sounding: Peru
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This 60-minute market sounding session gives project proponents an opportunity to present an important infrastructure project or pipeline of projects to a private sector audience before going to market. The government of Peru will grant in concession, for a period of 30 years, the Huancayo - Huancavelica Railway. This project, which will require an estimated investment of USD $240 million (IGV no included), will be co-financed by the State and involves the design, financing, civil works (rehabilitation and enhancement of a 128 km railway line), operation and maintenance. In addition, the new rolling stock must be purchased to ensure adequate service for both cargo and passengers. The project is currently in the transaction phase and will be awarded the first quarterly of 2019. Also, with the aim of improving connectivity between the cities of the coast, the government of Peru has planned to request project proposals for two railways: Barranca-Lima-Ica (324 km) and Trujillo-Chiclayo (229 km) with an estimated investment of USD $3.2 billion and USD $2.2  billion, respectively. Admission is free, limited to 40 delegates. Advanced registration is required.
Presenter:
Alberto Ñecco Tello, Executive Director, ProInversion ((Private Infrastructure Promotion Agency), Peru
Sponsored by: Plenary Group
 
2:30
Public Sector Roundtables
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These intimate meetings give P3 2018 delegates a chance to talk face-to-face with public sector officials and ask questions about the project pipeline in various regions around the world. Each roundtable will have a public sector representative, a moderator and 10 private sector delegates. After 20 minutes, delegates will switch to another table, enabling them to meet with six public sector hosts over two hours. Separate registration required for Session A and B, each with six roundtables.

Session A: Osgoode Ballroom
  • Gary S. Porter, Executive Director, Corporate Initiatives, Nova Scotia Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal
  • Nicholas Hann, Head of Investments, Canada Infrastructure Bank and Divya Shah, Senior Director, Investments, Canada Infrastructure Bank
  • Morteza Farajian, Acting Deputy Secretary of Transportation, Director of P3 Office, State of Virginia
  • John McKendrick, Executive Vice-President of Project Delivery, Infrastructure Ontario (Social)
  • Bin Han, Deputy Director General, Public Private Partnerships Center, Ministry of Finance, China
  • Karla Avis-Birch, Vice-President, New Stations & Off Corridor Capital Projects, Metrolinx

Session B: Sheraton Hall C

  • Michael Cheong, Chief Financial Officer, York Region Rapid Transit
  • Mark Liedemann, Vice President, Projects, Partnerships BC
  • Mauricio Márquez, Head, Hospital Infrastructure Program, Concessions Department, Ministry of Public Works, Government of Chile
  • Yousef Salama, Manager, Innovation, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
  • Chris Gauer, President, Major Projects, Infrastructure Ontario (Civil)
  • Mark Moseley, Chief Operating Officer, Global Infrastructure Hub
Sponsored by: Desjardins, INTECH Risk Management, LeighFisher, and Turner & Townsend
 
2:30
Breakout Sessions
 
2A: Understanding Operating Risk: Envisioning the Future of P3 Operations
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After now 10+ years of operating P3 projects, the marketplace has firsthand experience at managing the risk of operations.  Some risk was foreseen and mitigated by the Operator on bid day.  However, after walking many miles in Project Agreement's, new risks are being recognized.  With downward pressure to reduce bid costs by Project Co, is the Operator forced into a corner without enough room to maneuver when bad "stuff" happens?  Will this continue or is there other ways to shape Project Agreements so that the Operators doesn't have to gamble with their future or add risk contingencies to future bid costs?  Find out what industry experts know now that maybe they didn't fully understand when they bid the Project.
Moderator: Louise Panneton, Founder and President, P1 Consulting
Panel:
  • Sean Wiley, Executive Vice President, Asset & Contract Management, Infrastructure Ontario
  • Paul Martin, Senior Vice President, Origination, Plenary Group
  • Darryl Brown, Partner, Gowling WLG
  • Claudio Andreetta, Director of Business Development, Johnson Controls L.P.
Sponsored by: Miller Thomson LLP
 
2B: Back from the Brink: The Resiliency of the P3 Model
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Hiccups happen in projects and sometimes they can seem insurmountable. When things go wrong . . . seriously wrong, having a P3 model in place — and a strong team behind it — can save the day, forging strong outcomes that are less likely in other procurement models and bringing projects back from the brink.
Moderator: Tim Philpotts, Partner and Senior Vice President, Infrastructure Advisory, Ernst & Young Orenda Corporate Finance Inc. and Director, CCPPP
Panel:
  • Joey Comeau, Senior Vice President, Capital Services, EllisDon Corporation
  • Angela Clayton, Group Head, Buildings Division, Plenary Group
  • Bill Bailey, Senior Vice President, Redevelopment & Facilities, Halton Healthcare Services
  • Other speaker to be confirmed
Sponsored by: McCarthy Tétrault LLP
 
3:30
Afternoon Networking Break
Conference Foyer
4:00
Breakout Sessions
 
3A: Together, Building Stronger: The Idea Behind the First Nations Infrastructure Institution
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Indigenous communities across Canada have a critical need for new infrastructure, from clean drinking water to more housing to broadband connectivity, but face a significant backlog in funding these projects. The panel will look at potential new funding models being considered by the FNII in order to develop sustainable approaches made for and by First Nations that ensure a growing number of communities are able to invest and significantly partner in major resource and energy projects that create jobs, training, and economic benefits.
Moderator: Susie Henderson, North America Leader, Infrastructure Investment & Economics, GHD Advisory
Panel:
  • Jason Calla, Director, First Nations Health Authority
  • Chief Corrina Leween, Cheslatta Carrier Nation
  • Regional Deputy Grand Chief Joe Miskokomon, Anishinabek Nation
  • Allan Clarke, Consultant, Allan Clarke & Associates
Sponsored by: WT Partnership
 
3B: Building P3 Bridges: Closing the Gaps for Future Large-Scale Infrastructure Projects
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The recent financial close on the Gordie Howe Bridge is a milestone for the first transnational P3 for Canada, carrying unique risks along the way. Learn more about the evolution of P3 bridge projects and find out how the lessons learned to date can be applied for future bridge projects and other asset classes.
Moderator: Brian Kelsall, Partner, Fasken Panel:
  • Bryce Phillips, CEO, Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority
  • Nuria Haltiwanger, CEO, ACS Infrastructure
  • Tom Barlow, Partner, Fasken
  • Andrew Doctoroff, Senior Advisor to Rick Snyder, Governor of Michigan
Sponsored by: Fasken
 
4:15
Market Sounding: York Region Rapid Transit
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This 60-minute market sounding session gives project proponents an opportunity to present an important infrastructure project or pipeline of projects to a private sector audience before going to market. Private sector delegates get an early look at project proposals, while government officials build awareness and receive valuable feedback to ensure their project is primed for success. Admission is free, limited to 40 delegates. Advanced registration is required.
Presenter:
Mary-Frances Turner, President, York Region Rapid Transit
Sponsored by: Plenary Group
 
4:15
Market Sounding: Jamaica
Huron Boardroom, 2nd Floorshow more
This 60-minute market sounding session gives project proponents an opportunity to present an important infrastructure project or pipeline of projects to a private sector audience before going to market. The session will provide an overview of the Jamaican PPP Programme, infrastructure development in the Jamaican health sector and improving access through private sector investment in the water sector. Followed by an audience Q&A. Admission is free, limited to 40 delegates. Advanced registration is required.
Presenter:
Denise Arana, General Manager, Public-Private Partnerships & Privatisation Division, Development Bank of Jamaica Limited
Sponsored by: Plenary Group
 
6:00
‘Night Circus’ Reception at the Rec Room
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Always wondered who the P3 champion is in . . . Mario Kart? Or, could hustle better than Paul Newman at the pool table? Join fellow delegates, speakers and VIPs in downtown Toronto’s massive entertainment spot for P3 2018’s signature networking event. Get ready to challenge colleagues in interactive games, sit back and enjoy amazing entertainers and enjoy some tasty food and beverages!
Sponsored by: BMO Nesbitt Burns, Morrison Hershfield, National Bank Financial, Torys LLP, Transurban and WSP Canada Inc.

 
8:30
The After-Party Party hosted by the Young Leaders in Infrastructure (YLI)
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A can’t miss event every year. Be sure to move on to this always chic after-party where Canada’s up-and-coming leaders in the infrastructure community will be congregating.
Sponsored by: Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP; Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP; and Infrata

 
 

TUESDAY NOVEMBER 6

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7:30
Breakfast
Conference Foyer
7:30
CCPPP Annual General Meeting
Sheraton Hall E
8:30
Day 2 Opening Remarks
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Mark Bain, Chair, The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships and Partner, Torys LLP
 
8:40
Keynote Address: Joseph Mancinelli
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Joseph Mancinelli head shotJoseph Mancinelli, International Vice-President and Central and Eastern Canada Regional Manager, LiUNA, the Labourers’ International Union of North America
Mr. Mancinelli will discuss why he spearheaded the labour union’s almost $8-billion pension fund to make significant investments in P3 infrastructure projects across the country. A bold initiative that has meant the union’s 120,000 Canadian members — who work in construction, manufacturing and commerce, and the public service — are not only the backbone of creating and operating these much-needed infrastructure projects for their fellow Canadians, they also benefit from the strong returns these investments have generated.
Sponsored by: Pomerleau

 
9:10
General Session 3: Infrastructure Ministers Talk Priorities
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With 60 provincial projects completed and almost 60 more in the planning, procurement and construction phase, Ontario has been Canada’s largest P3 market for close to three decades. In Newfoundland and Labrador, interest is growing in P3s with two projects in the health-care sector currently in the procurement stage, a third under construction and one starting procurement soon. The ministers will discuss their government’s infrastructure priorities and what’s next for the future of public-private partnerships in their jurisdictions.
Moderator: Jennifer Aument, President, Transurban North America
Panel:

  • Hon. Monte McNaughton, Minister of Infrastructure, Ontario
  • Hon. Steve Crocker, Minister of Transportation and Works, Newfoundland & Labrador
Sponsored by: Aon Risk Solutions
 
10:10
Networking Break
Conference Foyer
10:30
General Session 4: Global Smart Cities: Leading the Digital Revolution
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From sophisticated data collection to transformed streetscapes, cities are ground zero for technological innovations that will change the way people live, work and play. This panel of global experts will look at what governments need to do to capitalize on and manage this high-speed change and where the private sector can best spark innovation.
Moderator: Kelly Gillis, Deputy Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, Government of Canada
Panel:
  • Gunnar Edwin Crawford, Head, Stavanger Smart City, Norway
  • Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Senior Director, Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience Global Practice, World Bank Group
  • Pamela Robinson (MCIP, RPP), Associate Professor, School of Urban and Regional Planning, Ryerson University
Sponsored by: GHD
 
11:40
Breakout Sessions
 
4A: Expensive, Prolonged and Problematic: Dispute Resolution in P3 Projects
Grand Ballroom Eastshow more
This panel of industry, government and legal officials have survived the full dispute resolution process and will focus on the hard lessons learned, as well as  the differences in navigating disputes with a government partner. This “how to” discussion will include advice on maximizing chances of avoiding disputes and increasing the odds of winning.
Moderator: Tim Murphy, Executive Partner and Co-Chair, Aboriginal, Government Relations, Project Finance, Infrastructure and Energy, McMillan LLP
Panel:
  • Patrick Freer, Senior Vice President, Asset Management, Fengate Asset Management
  • Agnes von dem Hagen, Vice President, Legal Services, Infrastructure Ontario
  • Hagit Muriel Elul, Partner & Co-Chair, Arbitration Practice Group, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
  • Jason J. Annibale, Partner and National Co-Chair, Construction, McMillan LLP
Sponsored by: McMillan LLP
 
4B: The Pacific Alliance: New Opportunities for P3s in South America
Sheraton Hall Eshow more
The Pacific Alliance is a regional initiative created by Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru to promote greater competitiveness and economic growth. Hear from senior officials about the infrastructure opportunities available in their respective countries and how P3 expertise will factor into their growing project pipelines.
Moderator: Jordan Schwartz, Director, Infrastructure, PPPs and Guarantees (IPG), The World Bank
Panel:
  • Alberto Ñecco, Executive Director, ProInversión (Private Investment Promotion Agency), Peru
  • Mauricio Marquez, Head, Hospital Infrastructure Program, Concessions Department, Ministry of Public Works, Government of Chile
  • Carlos Alberto Sandoval, Vice President, Structuring and Project Management, Financiera de Desarrolo Nacional (FDN), Colombia
Sponsored by:Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
 
11:50
Market Sounding: Los Angeles Metro
Huron Boardroom, 2nd Floorshow more
This 60-minute market sounding session gives project proponents an opportunity to present an important infrastructure project or pipeline of projects to a private sector audience before going to market. With the passage of Measure M in November 2016, a no sunset transportation sales tax that is estimated to generate $120 billion in revenue over the next 40 years,  the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro) is on the verge of implementing America’s largest transportation infrastructure program, this includes structuring a P3 program and project pipeline with the aim of bringing three multi-billion transit projects to market within the next 6 to 24 months: the West Santa Ana Transit Corridor LRT, Sepulveda Pass Transit Corridor and the East San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor.   This is an opportunity to learn more about LA Metro’s transportation infrastructure program, P3 Program and Project Pipeline. Admission is free, limited to 40 delegates. Advanced registration is required.
Presenter:
Yousef Salama, Manager, Public-Private Partnerships, Los Angeles Metro
Sponsored by: Plenary Group
 
11:50
Market Sounding: Quito, Ecuador
Kenora Boardroom, 2nd Floorshow more
This 60-minute market sounding session gives project proponents an opportunity to present an important infrastructure project or pipeline of projects to a private sector audience before going to market. The recently-issued Productive Development Law, establishes an adequate framework for providing legal security and incentives for private investment in Ecuador. Dollarization guarantees currency stability and eliminates the risk of sharp exchange-rate adjustments, which leads to a higher level of confidence by international investors. There are now clear rules and fiscal stability in the country. Quito offers the right conditions for investment and being ranked as the fourth safest city in Latin America (UNODC), contributes to its economic growth. Admission is free, limited to 40 delegates. Advanced registration is required.
Presenter:
Alvaro Maldonado, Secretary of Productivity and Investment, Municipality of Quito
Sponsored by: Plenary Group
 
12:50
Luncheon & WIN Awards Celebration
SNC-Lavalin Grand Ballroomshow more
The Women’s Infrastructure Network will profile the recipients of the 2018 Outstanding Leader and Emerging Leader Awards.
 
1:30
Luncheon Keynote Address: Pierre Lavallée
SNC-Lavalin Grand Ballroom show more

Pierre Lavallée head shotPierre Lavallée, President and CEO, Canada Infrastructure Bank
Mr. Lavallée will outline the mandate of the Bank and its corporate plans and strategies to enable innovative investments in transformational infrastructure projects. The Bank has $35 billion available to partner with private investors and provinces, territories, municipalities and Indigenous communities to build more much-needed infrastructure.
Sponmsored by: Parsons

 
2:00
Remarks
SNC-Lavalin Grand Ballroom show more
Mark Romoff, President and CEO, The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships
 
2:00
Market Sounding: Argentina
Huron Boardroom, 2nd Floorshow more
This 120-minute market sounding session gives project proponents an opportunity to present an important infrastructure project or pipeline of projects to a private sector audience before going to market. Admission is free, limited to 40 delegates. Advanced registration is required.
This Market Sounding will provide an overview of how to tap into the unique opportunity of infrastructure financing within the Argentine PPP framework.
Presenters:
Tomás Darmandrail, National Director of Executive Coordination for PPP, Ministry of Finance, Argentina
Sponsored by: Plenary Group
 
2:10
Remarks from Dentons, Presenting Sponsor for Autonomous Vehicle P3s: Visions of the Future
Grand Ballroom East
2:15
Keynote Address: Andreas Mai
Grand Ballroom Eastshow more

Andreas Mai head shotAndreas Mai, Executive Vice President, Market Development and Innovation, Keolis North America
Mr. Mai's presentation will detail what the future impacts of autonomous vehicles will be on transportation networks and how these vehicles can solve ‘first mile’ and ‘last mile’ solutions by connecting passengers to existing public transit systems.
Sponsored by: 407 ETR

 
2:45
Panel 1: Curves Ahead: Rethinking Transportation in the Age of Driverless Vehicles
Grand Ballroom East show more
What are the latest automated vehicle technologies in this ever-changing sector and what effects will they have on the way transportation networks are planned and deployed?
Moderator: Sarah Houde, Executive Director, Propulsion Québec
Panel:
  • Sharad Agarwal, Senior Vice President, North America, EasyMile
  • Marko Kroenke, Head of Technology, Global Product Management, Bombardier Transportation
  • Adam Blinick, Director, Public Policy and Communications, Uber Canada
Sponsored by: Johnson Controls
 
3:45
Panel 2: Driving Change with P3s: Scaling Up Autonomous Vehicle Transportation Networks
Grand Ballroom East show more
What role can industry play in driving the move to automated vehicles and what policy and incentives does government need to implement to keep ahead of the curve in this globally competitive sector?
Moderator: Josipa G. Petrunic, Executive Director & CEO, Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC)
Panel:
  • Karl Schober, Associate, Corporate Group, Dentons
  • Mike Corby, Director, IBI Group
  • Jim Lothrop, Director General, Innovation Centre, Transport Canada
Sponsored by: IBI Group
 
4:45
Closing Remarks
Grand Ballroom East
4:50
Closing Networking Reception
Conference Foyer show more
Don’t miss out on last chance to network! Be sure to stay and join fellow delegates and speakers as we close out a successful P3 2018 in style.