The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi Canada's Minister of Infrastructure and Communities Delivers CCPPP Keynote Address

TORONTO, Nov. 2, 2016 /CNW/ - The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships, (CCPPP) is pleased to welcome the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Canada's Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, to the 24th Annual CCPPP National Conference – INNOVATING OUR FUTURE on Tuesday, November 15th, 2016 at the Sheraton Centre Hotel in downtown Toronto.

"We welcome the Canadian government's historic long-term commitment to infrastructure investment. Experience has shown that public-private partnerships (P3s) can play a major role going forward to ensure that infrastructure investments are maximized, bringing the greatest value to taxpayers," says CCPPP President and CEO Mark Romoff. "We are honoured to have Minister Sohi joining us at our annual national conference to engage the P3 industry in this important and timely discussion."

Minister Sohi will provide an update to delegates about the latest announcements coming from the Fall Economic Statement and outline next steps for the P3 sector as the Federal Government undertakes the next phase of the largest infrastructure plan in Canadian history.

Other Day 2 Conference highlights will include:

  • David MacNaughton, Canada's Ambassador to the United States of America will discuss the Canada – US relationship moving forward with a new president set to take office on January 20th, 2017. He will also highlight the benefits both countries enjoy through an ongoing and open dialogue about shared concerns relating to our economic, security and infrastructure needs.
  • Tom Ridge, the first US Secretary of Homeland Security and former governor of Pennsylvania opens your eyes to the shared risk we all face in this new era of the cyber threat – particularly how it affects critical infrastructure.
  • Investing in Infrastructure – Global Trends, Challenges and Opportunities is a featured session exploring the evolution of the international market for infrastructure investment. Global leaders share their experiences, insights and predictions on the state of public-private partnerships, where the challenges lie and where they see opportunities.

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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.

SOURCE Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships

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For further information: For media enquiries contact: Dave Trafford, Director, Communications & Media Relations, dtrafford@pppcouncil.ca, 416-861-0605 ext. 210

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