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CCPPP announces conference program

September 12, 2016  By Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships

September 12, 2016 – The Canadian Council for Public Private Partnerships (CCPPP) has announced the program agenda for its 24th Annual National Conference – “Innovating Our Future”. The conference will take place at the Sheraton Centre in downtown Toronto on Nov. 14 and 15, 2016.

“Since its inception in 1993, this conference has earned the reputation as the premiere worldwide gathering for all those engaged in public-private partnerships (P3s). We’re raising the bar in 2016,” says Mark Romoff CCPPP president and CEO. “World renowned keynote speakers, international thought leaders and P3 influencers, and our high performance programming will focus on the subjects and ideas that drive the global P3 agenda.”

The two-day program will address major issues including Urbanization: How Cities are Shaping Our Future, Creating an Innovation Culture in the Transit Sector, A Dialogue with Canada’s P3 Agencies, and Facing the Cyber Threat.

Day one will also feature – P3 FUNDAMENTALS – a concurrent, standalone seminar on the basics of public-private partnerships. This is a development opportunity for those who are new to or less experienced in the P3 space. The program includes interactive sessions and presentations on risk transfer, value for money, the role of the procurement agencies, and we’ll walk through two P3 case studies.


In addition, on day two of the conference, the afternoon sessions will be specifically devoted to P3 opportunities in the bi-national Great Lakes Region. CCPPP presents “Great Lakes Infrastructure Exchange”, in co-operation with our U.S. counterpart, the National Council for Public-Private Partnerships and the Council of the Great Lakes Region.

“This is “triple threat” programming,” says Romoff. “High level issues viewed through the lens of innovation, a focus on the fundamentals of public-private partnerships and an all-important pipeline discussion in one of North America’s biggest P3 markets.”

An added value to the high performance programming is the depth of networking opportunities attendees enjoy during two days in Toronto. There are some 1,200 senior government and business leaders from around the world who gather, meet, share stories, and inspire business partnerships.

About the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships
Established in 1993, CCPPP is a national, non-partisan, member-based organization with broad representation from across the public and private sectors. Its mission is to promote smart, innovative and modern approaches to infrastructure development and service delivery through public-private partnerships with all levels of government. The Council is a proponent of evidence-based public policy in support of P3s, facilitates the adoption of international best practices, and educates stakeholders and the community on the economic and social benefits of public-private partnerships.

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