Transit infrastructure is essential to the health of cities and the entire economy

TORONTO, April 30, 2015 /CNW/ - Today The Canadian Institute released an updated agenda for its ground-breaking conference, Delivering Urban Transit Infrastructure. Top transit experts will discuss the future of urban transit planning, finance, construction, and management at this first-ever urban transit infrastructure event.

"…an unprecedented opportunity…"

"All levels of government in Canada now recognize that transit infrastructure is essential to the effective functioning of individual cities and the entire economy. This creates an unprecedented opportunity for cities to address their fundamental and, in some cases, neglected transit needs," says Robert Shouldice, Partner and Chair of BLG's National Council, and conference Co-chair.

"We're excited to have this calibre of faculty – collectively providing hundreds of years of transit and infrastructure expertise – to explore the issues and opportunities" added Larry Blain, former Chair/CEO of Partnerships BC, Senior Director, Global Infrastructure Advisory, KPMG, and conference Co-chair.

Transit, transportation, and infrastructure specialists discuss their experiences.

Speakers include senior finance, legal, project, and operations consultants, as well as urban transit specialists from major cities, and organizations like Infrastructure Ontario, Metrolinx, PPP Canada, and The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships.

Experts share their insights on the future of public-private partnerships.

Transit, infrastructure, and P3 (public-private partnership) experts from Canada, the U.S. and the U.K. will be discussing common challenges and the latest techniques for financing, planning, building, and managing urban transit projects.

P3s enable governments to reduce the inherent finance, construction, and maintenance risk in major projects. Two pre-conference workshops will examine deal structure and risk, and financing management of P3 projects.

Delivering Urban Transit Infrastructure
Conference: Wednesday, May 27, and Thursday, May 28, 2015
Pre-Conference Workshops: Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Hyatt Regency, Toronto
www.canadianinstitute.com/urbantransit  

About The Canadian Institute:
The Canadian Institute has been developing and hosting conferences, summits, and executive briefings for more than 30 years. CI helps leaders stay, current, connected, and competitive, by bringing together industry, government, and respected subject matter experts to share the latest information, discuss common challenges, and network with their peers.

The Canadian Institute was the founding company in C5 Group, which also includes American Conference Institute in New York, and C5 in London. Headquartered in Toronto, the C5 Group offers over 500 conferences, forums, and summits worldwide each year.

SOURCE Canadian Institute

For further information: Media Contacts: Jessika Hunt, Senior Marketing Manager, 416-927-0718 ext. 7324, j.hunt@canadianinstitute.com; Evelyn Papadopoulos, Marketing Director, 416-927-0718 ext. 7201, e.papadopoulos@CanadianInstitute.com

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