Building in Canada’s North has some unique challenges, but also huge opportunities for economic development and service delivery to remote communities. How are northern communities unlocking this potential and how can the P3 model deliver the needed solutions?
Speaker: Hon. Robert C. McLeod, Deputy Premier, Minister of Environment and Natural Resources and Minister of Finance, Government of Northwest Territories
Ms. Fukakusa provided her unique perspective on the opportunities to create a robust environment that supports the development of transformational infrastructure across Canada. That included a discussion on how best to increase the velocity of private sector investment into large, complex revenue generating projects.
Closing remarks and an invitation to the final reception, featuring a “Streets of Toronto” theme.
Minister Philpott highlighted the challenges in overcoming the infrastructure deficit in indigenous communities and 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.
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
- 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)
Celbrating Canada's outstanding projects at the 20th Annual CCPPP National Awards for Innovation & Excellence in Public-Private Partnerships.
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
- Chris Gauer, President, Major Projects, Infrastructure Ontario
- Richard Fechner, Global Leader, Infrastructure Investment and Economics, GHD
- Rupert Holloway, Senior Vice President, Rail & Transit Construction, SNC-Lavalin
- Martin Buck, Senior Advisor, UK Department of Transport and former Executive Commercial Director, Crossrail
Celebrating the 2017 P3 Champion. The Women’s Infrastructure Network profiled the recipients of the 2017 Leader Awards.
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
- Nick Hann, Senior Managing Director, Macquarie Capital Markets and Director, CCPPP
- Jane Bird, Senior Business Advisor, Bennett Jones LLP
- David Moore, Partner, Dentons LLP
- Jordan Eizenga, Partner, Infrastructure M&A, Deloitte
- Eric Belman, Partner, US Infrastructure, QIC
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!
Closing the Diversity Gap:
Matti Siemiatycki, Associate Professor, Planning & Geography University of Toronto
Adriana Chang, Construction Contract Administrator, Diamond Schmitt Architects
Graduating the Next Generation Talent:
Tom Murad, Head, Siemens Engineering and Technology Academy
Maximizing the Value of Innovation:
Michael Fenn, Senior Advisor, StrategyCorp
The opening of the Toronto Stock Exchange live from the conference floor at P3 2017.
Minister Sohi and Mayor Tory discussed the pressing need to deliver infrastructure that is resilient to environmental and cyber risks, has a life cycle of decades, is interconnected through digital networks, and is built with the smallest possible carbon footprint. The next phase of urban infrastructure will drive the economic growth of future generations, ensuring that Canada is in a leadership position as our economy shifts from resources to resourcefulness.
Moderator: Elyse Allan, President and CEO, GE Canada
His Worship Mayor John Tory, City of Toronto
The Hon. Amarjeet Sohi, Canada’s Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
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
- 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
Recipient of the Silver Award for Project Development
The City of Saint John – Safe, Clean Drinking Water Project is a perfect example of applying a P3 procurement model to allow municipal governments to replace aging critical water infrastructure in their cities and towns in a more timely, integrated and comprehensive manner. The Awards Committee made particular note of “the approach that Saint John took with this project to customize P3 concepts to address complex greenfield and brownfield developments that other municipalities can use as a model to modernize water treatment and distribution systems to ensure they deliver a safe and quality product to their citizens.”
Recipient of the Gold Award for Service Delivery
Adjudicators in this category were impressed that The Canada Line P3 Rapid Transit project in Vancouver “continues to be a superlative success story after 8 years of operation.” Initially delivered ahead of schedule and on budget for the 2010 Olympics, its usage level is far ahead of expectations, system service delivery performance meets and exceeds requirements, and it has been a major catalyst of economic activity.
Recipient of the Silver Award for Project Development
The Awards Committee noted that the CAMH project excelled in its extensive plans to integrate new buildings with the surrounding community to create a more inclusive environment. In addition, the Committee members noted “the project required an enhanced contractual and risk allocation structure as a result of directly interfacing with existing CAMH facilities and with a P3 Project Company involved with an earlier phase of development.”
Recipient of the Silver Award for Infrastructure
In addition to being the first composting facility to be delivered under the P3 model in Canada, the Calgary Composting Facility is also the largest of its kind in North America. The Awards Committee noted: “The DBF-OM delivery model and solution adopted is directly relevant to many Canadian municipalities seeking environmentally friendly and sustainable treatment of food and yard waste while reducing pressure on landfill facilities.”
Recipient of the Gold Award for Infrastructure
The Awards Committee noted this project is “an outstanding demonstration of how vital infrastructure in Northern Canada can be successfully delivered in a public -private partnership.” In addition, Committee members took particular note of the project proponent’s extensive and effective community engagement and the resulting incorporation of unique local considerations in the planning, design, construction and operations of this airport facility, including the reflection of cultural values.
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?
Moderator: Michael Marasco, CEO, Plenary Concessions and Director, CCPPP
- 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, District of Columbia
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
- Carrie Fleming, Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
- Marcus Akhtar, Asset Director, North America, John Laing Capital Management
- Trevor Speed, Director, P3 Operations, Business Integration and Development, Interior Health Authority
- David Threinen, Facility Management Operations Leader, Honeywell Limited
The 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.
Presenter: Hon. David Collenette, Special Advisor for High Speed Rail, Ontario Ministry of Transportation
Moderator: Jennifer Graham Harkness, Project Director, High Speed Rail, Ontario Ministry of Transportation
- Ron Hartman, President, North America, Network Rail
- Richard Eastman, Executive Director of Operations, Rail, Jacobs
- Alvaro Gomez-Muro, Managing Director, US Southeast, Ferrovial Agroman
- Olivia Steedman, Managing Director, Greenfield Investments & Value Creation, Ontario Teachers Pension Plan
Every successful project plans to bring benefits to local communities. But at what cost? What is the ‘new normal’ of collaboration between owners, project companies and communities?
Moderator: David Morley, Senior Vice President Business Strategy and Communications, Infrastructure Ontario
- 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)
- Jensen Clarke, Vice President, Fengate Real Asset Investment
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
- Sergio Forte Gómez, Deputy CEO, Investor Relations, BANOBRAS, Mexico's Infrastructure Development Bank
- Strover Maganedisa, Acting Chief Director, Transaction Advisory Services & Public Private Partnerships, National Treasury, Republic of South Africa
- Alberto Ñecco, Executive Director, ProInversión (Private Investment Promotion Agency), Peru
- Mark Bain, Chair, The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships and Partner, Torys LLP
- Chief R. Stacey LaForme, Mississaugas of the New Credit
- Video Message from The Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada
- 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
- Chantal Sorel, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Capital, SNC-Lavalin
Daniel L. Doctoroff, Chairman and CEO, Sidewalk Labs
Dan Doctoroff leads the ‘big think’ team of urbanists and technologists at Sidewalk Labs - Alphabet Inc.’s urban innovation organization. Doctoroff will challenge us to re-imagine life in the big city, which includes improvements to social and community services, creating public spaces that are safer and more accessible, developing walkable, mixed use neighbourhoods that reduce housing and business costs. Its innate innovative spirit puts people first. It will demand new and disruptive thinking. It will necessitate new eyes and bold ideas to ensure the smart neighbourhood’s infrastructure and services provide the best value for money.
Infrastructure Ontario updated the market on its social procurement pipeline, 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
- 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
- James S. Paul, President & CEO, Defence Construction Canada
Breakout Session 3C: Opening the Black Box: Understanding the Role of Rating Agencies Osgoode Ballroom
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.
Moderator: Shariq Alvi, Managing Director, Global Infrastructure Finance, CIBC Capital Markets
- Grant Headrick, Managing Director, Infrastructure Finance, DBRS Limited
- Paul Hughes, Senior Director, Cost Consulting & Project Management, Altus Group Limited
- Joey Comeau, Vice President, Capital Services, EllisDon Corporation
- R. Paul Tawfik, Director, Business Development, Johnson Controls
At a time of rapid economic change, Premier Wynne is betting on infrastructure. Her government’s historic investments in public infrastructure, boosted by the Alternative Finance and Procurement (AFP) model, are attracting global interest. As the Premier steps up her U.S. engagement in the midst of the NAFTA negotiations, what is she hearing from her American counterparts and why does she believe these investments will pay off in terms of Ontario’s long-term economic development and trade initiatives?
Interviewer: Diane Francis, Journalist & Author
Hon. Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario
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 discussed concrete solutions on how the government can get smarter at tackling the infrastructure crisis in indigenous communities.
Moderator: Clint Davis, Partner and Managing Director, Acasta Capital
- Corrina Leween, Chief, Chesletta Carrier Nation and Vice-Chair, First Nations Major Projects Coalition
- Manny Jules, Chief Commissioner, First Nations Tax Commission
- Paul Bergman, Senior Vice President, Bird Construction
- Rolanda Elijah, Special Project Manager, Chippewas of the Thames First Nation
Salim Ismail, Chairman, ExO Works and Executive Director, Singularity University
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? Salim Ismail gave a provocative view of a future we haven’t yet imagined, a vision that takes you out of your comfort zone and pointed to solutions to problems we aren’t yet aware of.