Keynotes & General Sessions from P3 2019: The 27th Annual CCPPP Conference on Public-Private Partnerships
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
Jonathan Wilkinson, President, Infrastructure, SNC-Lavalin Inc.
Natan is a recognized and respected Indigenous leader known for his stirring and impactful case for why the Inuit need greater social equity, health, infrastructure, access to broadband and more in the Canadian Arctic. His keynote will put the spotlight on the significant infrastructure deficit confronting Inuit and Indigenous communities more broadly across Canada (estimated at $30 billion to $40 billion) and the immediate need for innovative new approaches to enable these communities, governments and the private sector to work together to address this gap. Natan’s remarks will outline his vision for how we can significantly move forward together on these pressing issues.
Sponsored by: ACS Infrastructure
Billions are flowing into infrastructure projects across Canada, with multiple mega projects in transit, energy and transportation coming to market at the same time. Demand — and competition — has perhaps never been greater for skilled trades, everyone from boilermakers to carpenters, which can impact project risks. How dire is the situation? And what are industry and the public sector doing to step up and manage this demand while helping create the skilled workers of tomorrow?
Moderator: Mandy Rennehan, Member of the federal advisory committee to help promote apprenticeships and skilled trades across Canada; Blue-Collar CEO & Founder, Freshco.ca.
John Beck, Executive Chairman, Aecon Group
Roberta Jamieson, President & CEO, Indspire
Joseph Mancinelli, International Vice-President and Central and Eastern Canada Regional Manager, LiUNA, the Labourers’ International Union of North America
Carla Carmichael, Vice President, Project Assurance & Commercial Management, Darlington Refurbishment Project, Ontario Power Generation
Sponsored by: Ontario Power Generation and 407 ETR
Tony Geheran, Executive Vice President and Chief Customer Officer, TELUS
The need to bring reliable and affordable high-speed internet service to all Canadians, including urban, rural and Indigenous communities, is a high-priority infrastructure issue for governments across the country. Having access to this must-have service means communities can boost their economic capabilities, take part in the knowledge economy and attract new residents and talent from around the world. Not having it risks leaving us behind. How can industry and government work together to quickly deploy this technology to revolutionize the way we work, live, communicate and travel?
Sponsored by: Bruce Power
See the people and hear the stories behind some of Canada’s leading projects at the 22nd Annual CCPPP Awards for Innovation & Excellence in Public-Private Partnerships.
Gold Sponsor: PwC
Silver Sponsors: Davies LLP, INTECH Risk Management, McCarthy Tétrault LLP, Stonebridge Financial Corporation
As the home of Canada’s world-leading infrastructure agency and an impressive stable of well-respected infrastructure companies and experts, Ontario is primed to reap substantial benefits from the export of its P3 procurement and advisory expertise to a range of new clients globally. Ontario Premier Doug Ford will deliver a keynote detailing his government’s vision for building a prosperous, productive and globally competitive Ontario through targeted infrastructure development. In particular, he will discuss the role Infrastructure Ontario and the province’s private sector companies can play in stimulating interest in offshore investment and collaborative partnerships. Premier Ford will be joined by Ontario Infrastructure Minister Laurie Scott. The minister will elaborate on upcoming changes to Ontario’s P3 program based on the outcomes of the Minister’s Market Sounding Initiative launched at last year’s Annual Conference.
Sponsored by: Parsons
Ontario has just released the biggest P3 project pipeline in its history valued at more than $65 billion; Alberta is once again embracing public-private partnerships; and Nova Scotia has recently brought health-care and transportation projects to market. Hear first-hand from their infrastructure ministers as they discuss their common challenges, lessons learned and what projects they have planned next.
Moderator: Hon. Perrin Beatty, President and CEO, The Canadian Chamber of Commerce
Hon. Prasad Panda, Minister of Infrastructure, Government of Alberta
Hon. Laurie Scott, Minister of Infrastructure, Government of Ontario
Hon. Lloyd Hines, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal, Government of Nova Scotia
Hon. Gordon Wyant, Deputy Premier, Minister of Education and Minister Responsible for SaskBuilds and Priority Saskatchewan, Government of Saskatchewan
Sponsored by: P1 Consulting
Dirk Ahlborn, Co-Founder and Chairman, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Inc.
Innovative. Humanized. Sustainable. That’s the future of mobility. Imagine that mobility levitating in a near-vacuum tube travelling at the speed of sound. That future is actually happening now with a breakthrough technology called Hyperloop. The need for new and green modes of transport is greater than ever before, especially if it fixes global problems like traffic congestion, harmful emissions, dangerous accidents, and housing shortages. As the world’s first crowd-powered ecosystem — and named as a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer — HyperloopTT is shaping the future of work and disrupting mobility.
Sponsored by: Jacobs
Celebrate the 2019 P3 Champion as well as the recipients of the 2019 Outstanding Leader and Emerging Leader Awards from The Women’s Infrastructure Network.
Kathleen Savio, CEO, Zurich North America
In the insurance world, the spectre of climate change is increasingly present. The proof, after all, is in the data. When it comes to assessing risk, the warming of our planet Earth has significant implications for how we build and maintain public infrastructure for decades to come. It might just be the biggest risk we’ve ever faced. As one of the world’s leading insurers, Zurich has seen first-hand the devastation natural disasters inflict on people, businesses and communities. That’s why they’ve developed practices and policies that are driving changes in how people and companies behave to manage and reduce climate risks. Zurich North America CEO Kathleen Savio will give an address on what this means for the insurability of at-risk populations. She’ll discuss what we can do now to make projects more resilient to damage caused by more frequent and violent storms, as well as the role that public-private partnerships play in driving Zurich’s climate strategy.
Sponsored by: Insurance Bureau of Canada
Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario are moving forward with plans to deliver the Ontario Line, Scarborough Subway Extension, Yonge North Subway Extension, and the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension. Find out the latest market information and timelines for this $28.5B initiative, including early works opportunities. Delivering on this plan will require the very best private sector expertise from Ontario and around the world, making this a must-attend session.
Moderator: Mark Romoff, President and CEO, The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships
Ehren Corey, President and CEO, Infrastructure Ontario
Phil Verster, President and CEO, Metrolinx
Sponsored by: John Laing
Governments around the globe are between a rock and a hard place — much-needed infrastructure is costly and public funding is limited. Innovative financing holds the key to this dilemma by attracting institutional investors and private equity providers to enable these major infrastructure projects to come successfully to market. We’ll hear from Canadian and global experts on the latest advancements and find out who is ahead of the pack.
Moderator: Vickie Turnbull, Managing Director and Co-Head, Infrastructure Finance Canada, RBC Capital Markets
Pierre Lavallée, President and CEO, Canada Infrastructure Bank
Andrew Hay, Senior Principal, Infrastructure, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
Mike Discenza, Chief Financial Officer, Transurban North America
Matthew Jordan-Tank, Director of Sustainable Infrastructure Policy and Project Preparation, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
Sponsored by: Transurban