Breakout Sessions from P3 2019: The 27th Annual CCPPP Conference on Public-Private Partnerships
A number of companies globally have recently announced they are pulling out of P3s or scaling back their involvement. At the same time, other companies have seized the moment and see opportunity calling. What’s driving these changes? And what should governments do to keep P3s attractive and competition healthy?
Moderator: Sean Strickland, Director of Business Development and Industry Relations, Pomerleau
Jonathan Wilkinson, President, Infrastructure, SNC-Lavalin Inc.
Jody Becker, Senior Vice President, Emerging Markets & Chief Strategy Officer, EllisDon Corporation
Jensen Clarke, Director, Fengate Asset Management
Dan Stoppenhagen, Vice President, Business Development and Regional Lead for the Americas, FLUOR
Sponsored by: Pomerlau
Canada is currently experiencing a golden age in developing large-scale urban transit projects in multiple cities. To keep timelines and costs in check, most of these projects are being delivered in phases and some are even building onto existing decades-old systems. Having systems that can ‘talk’ to one another and fit together seamlessly are significant issues. Having flexible contracts is another. How is the P3 community designing long-term agreements that not only deal with the designing, building, operation and maintenance of these complex systems today but also anticipate — and prepare for — changing technological and contractual needs arising from augmentation and expansion in the decades to come? And what are the lessons learned from transit that can be applied to other sectors involved in projects with similar expansion needs?
Moderator: Charles Wheeler, Vice President, Transit, Comtech Group
Michael Lindsay, President, Project Delivery, Infrastructure Ontario
Anna Hermelin, Partner, Transport & Infrastructure, Ashurst LLP, England & Wales
Jeffrey Busby, Director, Surrey Langley SkyTrain Project, Translink
Sponsored by: Comtech Group
Greater Indigenous involvement and a changing climate are leading to an important evolution in the P3 model as we know it. A world-leading project in Canada’s North is among the first to address a number of these changes. In the process, it’s also creating the next-gen P3 in concert with its surrounding Indigenous community, which has a cash-funded equity stake in the project. What are the lessons and approaches we can glean from the Tłı̨chǫ All-Season Road project for other public infrastructure projects?
Moderator:Valerie Helbronner, Partner, Torys LLP
Terry Burgis, Project Co. representative for North Star Infrastructure and Senior Vice President, Kiewit Canada Development Corp.
Mark Brajer, CEO, Tłı̨chǫ Investment Corporation
Rob Cornell, Project Manager and Design-Build Lead, Tłı̨chǫ All Seasons Road
Alfonz Nitsiza, Chief of Whatì, Tłı̨chǫ Government
Sponsored by: Kiewit Canada Development Corp.
LA Metro will present three projects worth up to US$21.5 billion that are under consideration for P3 delivery. The West Santa Ana Branch ($6.5B) is a new 19-mile LRT connecting downtown Los Angeles to southeast LA county, a notably high travel demand corridor. The Sepulveda Pass project ($9B to $13B) will address a range of high capacity rail transit alternatives to improve travel between the San Fernando Valley, the Westside and Los Angeles International Airport. The East San Fernando Valley ($2B) LRT will extend north from the Van Nuys Metro Orange Line station 9.2 miles to the Sylmar/San Fernando Metrolink Station.
Presenter: Rick Meade, Senior Executive Officer, Program Management, Airport Connector & Foothill Projects, Metro Los Angeles
CCPPP research estimates that the indigenous infrastructure gap is into the tens of billions of dollars. There are innovative approaches to close this gap including: improved approaches to planning and delivering local infrastructure projects; and, indigenous participation in large linear resource projects. Participating in major resource projects can, under certain circumstances, generate long-term predictable revenue streams that indigenous communities can use, with the appropriate planning, to support local infrastructure projects, which serve community member needs and improve social outcomes. Case studies will be discussed to identify how these complementary approaches work and how the private sector could bring innovative approaches to close the indigenous infrastructure gap.
Moderator: Chris Bennett, Partner, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
Chief Priscilla Mueller, Saik’uz First Nation, The First Nations Major Projects Coalition
Chief Jason Henry, Chippewas of Kettle and Stony Point
Jason Calla, Technical Team Lead, First Nations Infrastructure Institute
Niilo Edwards, Executive Director, The First Nations Major Projects Coalition
Sponsored by: Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
CPA has proposed a new accounting standard that will impact how the public sector accounts for P3’s. How will this standard impact the public sector’s appetite for P3 deals? What will this accounting mean for certain deal structures, and how the private sector structures bids to meet public sector reporting objectives? Stakeholders have until February 2020 to comment before the standard is introduced. The session will provide a well-rounded perspective on the impact of the proposed standards and solicit feedback from attendees.
Moderator: Damian Joy, Partner, Infrastructure Advisory, EY
Bailey Church, Public Sector Accounting Advisory Services Leader and Partner, KPMG and CPA Task Force Chair
Nicholas Hann, Director, The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships
It tends to be overlooked that municipal governments and Indigenous communities build and maintain 60 per cent of Canada’s core public infrastructure, from roads and bridges to wastewater treatment plants. But few have engaged in P3s. What needs to change? This session will probe the challenges, as well as explore the successes of those that have embraced this model.
Moderator: Anna Slisarenko, Director, Mazars
Jeff Fielding, Chief of Staff, City Manager’s Office, City of Toronto and former Calgary City Manager
Phil Bonds, Director of Urban Design, Broadway Malyan
Luc Monty, General Manager, Québec City
Marco Fontana Giusti, General Manager, SUEZ Canada
Sponsored by: Mazars
Attracting and retaining talent is a critical issue for both governments and the private sector. The complexity of P3 project procurement, structuring, delivery and monitoring makes top talent an even more important success factor. What makes a good senior project executive and how do you grow one? What are the challenges and benefits of recruiting from the industry and finding technology savvy executives?
Moderator: Pierre Lefebvre, Partner and Leader, North American Engineering, Construction & Infrastructure Practice, Russell Reynolds
Steve Fleck, Executive Vice President and Chief Practice & Project Officer, Stantec
John McArthur, Chairman, Kiewit Canada Development Corp.
Kyle Toffan, President & CEO, SaskBuilds and Priority Saskatchewan