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Agenda Overview

Day One: Wednesday, July 11, 2018

8:00AM Registration and refreshments
9:00AM A year down the line: Developments in the structure and mandate of the Canada Infrastructure Bank
  • Where do we stand in terms of the organisational structure at the bank?
  • To what degree has the lending mandate for the Canadian Infrastructure Bank been finalised?
  • How do the Bank’s objectives address aboriginal and remote community infrastructure deficits?
  • In light of PPP Canada’s announced closure, which of its responsibilities can we expect to be absorbed by the Canadian Infrastructure Bank?

Senior Representative, Canada Infrastructure Bank 

9:40AM Grantors panel: what’s in the pipeline in the provinces?

Senior representatives from major provincial grantors and PPP agencies will discuss past successes and future opportunities via 10 minute presentations

  • An overview of recent projects & achievements
  • Ongoing projects & the 2018
  • Current revenue & budgetary challenges
  • The 5 year development plan
  • Making it happen: Where can partners add value?
William Kloehn, CEO, North America, JCRA
Mark Liedemann, Vice President, Projects, Partnerships BC
Divya Shah, Senior Vice President, Transaction Finance, Infrastructure Ontario
11:00AM Morning coffee and networking break
11:45AM Political uncertainty in Canada and its potential consequences for utilisation of the PPP model
  • Analysing the infrastructure implications of Ontario’s potential election outcomes
  • How have the results of elections in British Columbia and Alberta impacted on infrastructure procurement – and particularly private involvement in projects?
  • The federal government has been a strong proponent of infrastructure development, but where does it stand on PPP?
  • How are companies throughout the supply chain dealing with the arrival of political risk in Canada?
Steven Hobbs, Director, Strategic Planning and Partnerships, The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships
12:15PM Anticipating the consequences of a private sector failure on the Canadian infrastructure market
  • How will Carillion’s collapse affect the way private involvement in projects in Canada is viewed by governments and the public?
  • Examining Fairfax’s rationale for the purchase of some of Carillion’s assets, and their plans for the assets going forward
  • To what degree can other market participants capitalise on freed up assets and contracts as a result of the collapse?
Dima Zreik, Director, Project Finance, Hochtief PPP Solutions North America
Grenville Riley, Director, Development & Strategic Investments, Graham Capital
Derron Bain, Senior Vice President, Concert Infrastructure Ltd.
1:00PM Networking Lunch
2:15PM Infrastructure and the debt markets: What is the current state of financing for infrastructure projects?
  • Determining the appropriate financing structure for different infrastructure projects: What’s on offer from the banks and bond markets?
  • What new and innovative financing tools are financiers providing for the financing of smaller tickets and projects bundles?
  • Outlining any questions and concerns regarding the Infrastructure Bank, its mandate, and another player entering a flush market
3:00PM Looking past project financing: Improving the O&M period of PPP projects
  • Gathering public-sector experiences of, and sentiment towards, long term private involvement in the O&M stage
  • Where is there room for greater cohesion between procurers and contractors during O&M?
  • Identifying and mitigating risks associated with the operational phase of projects
Sany Zein, Vice President, Infrastructure Management and Engineering, TransLink
Robert Brown, Principal - Canada, Veolia
Jussi Jaakkola, Vice-President, Investment Development Capital, SNC-Lavalin Inc.
3:45PM Afternoon coffee and networking break
4:15PM Champagne Roundtables: Hosted by federal, provincial and municipal bodies
5:15PM Cocktail reception & close of Day One

Day Two: Thursday, July 12, 2018

8:30AM Morning refreshments
9:00AM Scrutinising opportunities provided by the US Infrastructure Plan, as well as pipelines further afield, for Canadian infrastructure players
Lal Wanniappa, Vice President Finance, Hochtief PPP Solutions North America
John Parkinson, Executive Director, AIAI
9:45AM Identifying the technologies set to change Canadian transport, and how project owners can facilitate their infra-scale introduction
Dave Bullock, Managing Director, ITS, Miovision
Paul Godsmark, CTO & Co-Founder, Canadian Automated Vehicles Centre of Excellence (CAVCOE)
10:30AM Understanding the completion risk inherent in LRT projects as they continue to dominate the Canadian pipeline
Keith Hennessey, Head of Public-Private Partnerships, North America, Bechtel Civil Infrastructure
Cathy Campbell-Wilson, Vice President, Parsons
11:15AM Morning coffee and networking break
11:45AM Updating the standard PPP procurement process for BC’s Royal Inland Hospital
Miroslava Kubikova, Project Director, Partnerships BC
12:15PM RER: An update on Ontario’s rail electrification megaproject
12:45PM Sectoral Roundtables
1:30PM Networking Lunch & close of conference