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Agenda Overview

Day One: Wednesday, July 11, 2018

8:15AM 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 investment mandate for the Canada Infrastructure Bank been finalised?
  • How will decisions be made about bank supported infrastrucutre projects?
Pierre Lavallée, CEO, Canada Infrastructure Bank
9:40AM Grantors panel: what’s in the pipeline in the provinces?

*C-Suite 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?
Moderator: Hugh Sutcliffe, Director, JCRA
Mark Liedemann, President & CEO, Partnerships British Columbia
John Traianopoulos, Senior Vice President, Infrastructure Ontario
Teresa Florizone, Vice President of Corporate Services & CFO, SaskBuilds
Ian MacFarlane, Director, JCRA
11:00AM Morning refreshments 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?
  • What stipends can be expected for cancelled projects?
  • When can private sector participants expect confirmation of the project pipeline? 
  • Examining transparency associated with shortlisting and preferred proponent selections
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?
Grenville Riley, Managing Director, Concessions, Graham Capital
Dima Zreik, Director, Project Finance, Hochtief PPP Solutions North America
Derron Bain, Managing Director, Concert Ifnrastructure
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
Moderator: Mac Bell, Director & Head Of P3 Investments, Fengate Asset Management
Syed Ahmed, Associate Director, MetLife
Marina Gert, Senior Director, Private Debt Investments, Canada Life
Andrew Dzikowski, Managing Director - Head of Infrastructure and Real Estate Group - Canada, HSBC
Quynh Tran, Executive Director, Infrastructure Finance, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
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
Moderator: Ruth McMorrow, President, Enterprises, Parsons
Sany Zein, Vice President, Infrastructure Management and Engineering, TransLink
Jussi Jaakkola, Vice-President, Investment Development Capital, SNC-Lavalin Inc.
Robert Brown, Principal - Canada, Veolia
3:45PM Afternoon refreshments and networking break
4:15PM Champagne Roundtables: Hosted by federal, provincial and municipal bodies

Finish Day One by meeting and networking with infrastructure project grantors; from federal, provincial and municipal bodies 

*Hosts come to your table, you swap business cards and they speak for 10 minutes. You then have 20 minutes to ask questions, before they move onto the next table and you meet the next speaker*

5:15PM Drinks 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
  • With some uncertainty surrounding the Canadian pipeline for PPP projects, to what degree can we expect Trump’s US to provide a healthy pipeline of deals? 
  • Which alternative geographies are providing the best channels for Canadian expertise and capital? 
  • Has political change seen investors previously active in Canada look to allocate funds elsewhere?
Moderator: Adam Sherman, Managing Director, SMBC
Lal Wanniappa, Senior Advisor, Independent Consultant
Thilo Tecklenburg, Partner, COO North America, Meridiam
Amardeep Grewal, Director & Vice President, Parsons
9:45AM Identifying the technologies set to change Canadian transport, and how project owners can facilitate their infra-scale introduction
  • How can project owners mitigate technological risk and preparing legacy infrastructure for new infrastructure concepts 
  • Adapting the project procurement process to reflect the changing transport paradigm 
  • To what degree is the disruptive transport technology a concern for banks and other lenders when considering financing new assets? 
  • What do new technology providers require from existing Canadian infrastructure for their products to become a market reality?
Dave Bullock, V.P Product Strategy, Miovision
10:30AM Morning refreshments and networking break
11:15AM Understanding the completion risk inherent in LRT projects as they continue to dominate the Canadian pipeline
  • Understanding the nuances attached to each LRT project
  • Identifying the means to mitigate LRT specific risks
  • Combatting supplier risk: Who should be liable for the procurement of vehicles? 
Moderator: Amanda Farrell, President & Chief Executive, Partnerships BC
Keith Hennessey, Head Of Public-Private Partnerships, Bechtel Civil Infrastructure
Cathy Campbell-Wilson, Vice President, Parsons
Duncan Caird, Head of Infrastructure & Real Estate, HSBC Global Banking And Markets
Tresna Tunbridge, Bechtel Infrastructure
Eitan Ladizinsky, Vice President, Aecon Concessions
12:15PM Updating the standard PPP procurement process for BC’s Royal Inland Hospital

For the procurement of this project, Partnerships BC introduced scored elements in the operating period. Partnerships BC representatives will explain the rationale for these scored elements, why this project was chosen for their introduction, and whether we can expect them to be rolled out across the PBC portfolio and beyond

Miroslava Kubikova, Project Director, Partnerships BC
12:45PM Networking Lunch & close of conference