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Event Overview

Now in its fifth year, Euromoney Seminars and Project Finance Magazine's Canadian Power Finance Conference has established itself as the premier conference for networking and project strategy in Canada.  

Once again, Toronto will be the place to hear an esteemed line-up of speakers discuss trends in power development and generation across Canada and debate the financing structures needed to successfully close deals.  

Bringing together key government representatives, developers, sponsors, banks, private equity, infrastructure funds, lawyers, consultants and other service providers, the conference provides an excellent opportunity to catch up with industry colleagues and make new connections to grow your business.

Join us at the event in January and benefit from:

  • In-depth case studies on proven project models from Canada's leading IPPs
  • On-topic panel discussions on the key challenges and opportunities facing developers and financiers in Canada?s power market
  • Networking opportunities during conference lunches, coffee breaks and a cocktail reception


Topics to be discussed include:
-Canada’s changing landscape for power finance: Where will new deals come from?
-The pipeline for new power development: Where will developers find growth in the mid- and long-term?
-Are bond market solutions becoming a more tried and tested source of long-term liquidity for deals?  
-Project Borealis deal analysis: Using a clustering approach to finance solar
-Will Ontario see a consolidation of electricity distribution companies?
-Are PPPs an effective procurement mechanism for transmission projects?
-Growth expectations for the wind sector: How reliant is the sector on provincial subsidies?

Expert speakers confirmed include:
Paul Cutler, Treasurer, NextEra Energy, Inc.
Brian Magner, Vice President, Project Finance, Recurrent Energy
Ian Robertson, Chief Executive Officer, Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp
Brian Bentz, President and CEO, PowerStream Inc.
Linda Bertoldi, Partner, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
John Pak, Director, National Bank Financial Inc.
Brian Moncik, Senior Vice President, Finance, SkyPower Global
Paul Bradley, Chief Financial Officer, Northland Power
Al Kurzenhauser, Chief Operating Officer, EDF EN Canada
Jean Trudel, Chief Investment Officer and Senior Vice-President – Communications, Innergex Renewable Energy Inc.
JoAnne Butler, Vice President, Electricity Resources, Ontario Power Authority
Melissa Schyven, Partner, Stikeman Elliott
Anthony Haines, President and CEO, Toronto Hydro Corporation
Bill Nguyen, Director, Project Finance and Corporate Development, SunEdison
Geraint Breeze, Executive Director, Corporate Credit Products, CIBC
Kathy Bolton, Vice President of Finance, BluEarth Renewables
Richard Ashby, Managing Partner, Infrastructure Finance Advisors and Founder, First Colombia Energy Holdings
Mark Smith, Senior Vice President, MUFG Syndications and Placements
Omer Malik, Senior Director, Project Finance, Sun Life Financial
Jeetu Balchandani, Head, Lease, Tax and Infrastructure Equity, MetLife Investments
Krista Hill, Partner, Torys LLP
A. Murray Eastwood, Senior Director, Energy and Infrastructure, CIT Canada
Mike Crawley, President, GDF Suez Canada
Scott Kraag, Partner, Torys LLP
Juan Caceres, Vice President and Senior Investment Director, Fiera Axium Infrastructure
Paul Harricks, Leader, Energy, Infrastructure & Mining Industry Group, Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
Matt O'Brien, President, Connor, Clark & Lunn Infrastructure
Cliff Inskip, Managing Director, Head of Infrastructure & Project Finance, Debt Capital Markets, CIBC
John Carson, Chief Executive Officer, Alterra Power Corp
Bruce Fowler, Partner, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Antony Lawrence, Managing Director, National Bank Financial Inc.
George Theodoropoulos, Managing Director – Infrastructure, Fengate Capital Management
Daniel Elkort, Director of Legal Services, Executive Management, Pattern Energy
Jonathan Duguay-Arbesfeld, Vice President, Casgrain & Company
Peter Clibbon, Vice President, RES Canada
Nina Eshoo, Founder, Saltbox LLC
Mark Tonner, Managing Director, Canada, GE Energy Financial Services
William Sutherland, Managing Director, Project Finance and Infrastructure, Manulife Financial
Paul Kariya, Executive Director, Clean Energy BC
Michael Smerdon, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice-President, Capstone Infrastructure Corporation
Himanshu Saxena, Managing Director, Starwood Energy Group
Chris Gifford, Vice President, Project Finance & Infrastructure, DBRS
Michael Dilworth, Vice President and Country Manager, SunEdison Canada
Elizabeth Moore, Director, Competitive Process, Alberta Electric System Operator
Charles Halam-Andres, Managing Director, Debt Capital Markets, Scotiabank
Steve Plake, Director, Riverside Risk Advisors
Bryan DeNeve, Senior Vice President, Corporate Development & Commercial Services, Capital Power Corporation
Hugh Smith, President and CEO, Greenleaf Power
Milosz Zemanek, Senior Associate, Project Finance, Torys LLP
Fadi Oubari, Senior Vice President, Business Development, Dalkia Canada Inc.



Here is what our delegates have to say:

The best delegate composition of all power events in Canada  Jean Trudel, Innergex

Great event and getting better every year  Murray Eastwood, CIT Canada

Great venue; it allows market participants to effectively network and discuss the most relevant financial challenges facing the industry Mikhail Arkaev, Northland Power

Excellent conference, deals with practical issues and challenges associated with the power sector in Canada  Paul Zimba, AltaLink

For further information:

For sponsorship opportunities, contact Kim Kingston on +1 212 224 3474 or email

For registrations or marketing opportunities, contact Vickie Shoesmith on +44 (0) 20 7779 8514 or email

To discuss content, contact Claire Mulry on +44 (0) 20 7779 8055 or email