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CEO Welcome to P3 2024

Lisa MitchellThe marquee event in the Canadian infrastructure industry calendar — CCPPP’s Annual Conference — is back with a bang this fall on November 4 and 5 in downtown Toronto!

P3 2024 is focused on looking forward, finding and sharing solutions, and being bold in creating and leading the next generation of alternative procurement models that deliver the best value, resiliency and operational capabilities for communities across North America.

Recent conferences have hosted frank, honest conversations about what’s working — and what’s not — in Canada’s market, with a call to action to reinvigorate the third ‘p’ in P3s: partnerships. Now it’s time to put everything we’ve heard into action.

This is Canada’s moment to redefine how it funds and procures major infrastructure projects, to ensure the infrastructure not only meets immediate needs but also offers sustained, long-term value to our communities.

With an ever-increasing demand for infrastructure investment, growing debt, inflation, trade labour shortages, and other market conditions affecting infrastructure delivery in Canada, governments — more than ever — need to have tools to ensure maximum value for taxpayers. For these reasons, it is the Council’s firm view that the need for P3s in this country has never been greater.

To help our delegates navigate our robust lineup of programming at Canada's infrastructure conference, we’re focusing on four key themes:

  • Big Ideas
  • Business Development/Opportunities
  • Infrastructure Policy, and
  • Municipal Issues

Provocative discussions will start with our Keynotes and General Sessions, with the opportunity to dig deeper and get granular with issues and case studies in our Breakout Sessions and the return of our popular workshop series, introduced last year and improved at P3 2024 with smaller, more intimate rooms.

Exploring opportunities in the sector is always top-of-mind for our delegates, which is why we’re setting aside several sessions to hear directly from agencies and government ministries/departments on individual projects and overall capital plans. Find out their priorities, preferred models and timelines first at P3 2024!

As the annual gathering point for up to a thousand thought leaders and decision-makers from across the private and public sectors, we’re also devoting significant resources towards meaningful networking – and yes, fun, too with our incredibly popular First Night Reception. In recognition of its unofficial moniker — the P3 Prom — we’re hosting a series of themed rooms and special food, drinks and entertainment.

Our popular National Awards gala will also be returning. With 32 years of success under its belt and an enviable international reputation, our annual conference remains the place to be, leading the conversations and debates on the advancement, understanding and competitive spirit of infrastructure procurement.

We look forward to seeing you in November and assisting your organization in connecting, innovating, and nurturing sustainable partnerships.

Lisa Mitchell, President & CEO The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships