MONTREAL, Oct. 15, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Proud of its currently intended international reach, the Institut pour le partenariat public-privé (IPPP), considered to be the only international French-language crossroads for sharing PPP experience, is hosting the 7th edition of its Grand Forum, today and tomorrow, in Montreal. Some 250 business leaders and representatives of Crown Corporations, Public entities and sector based organizations in the field of infrastructures, transport and economic development are expected to attend this important event.
This year, in addition to highlighting innovative PPP projects in both Quebec and Canada, the event will showcase international achievements, by welcoming ministers, entrepreneurs and leaders not only from Quebec, but also from the United States, France, Scotland, Morrocco and Mali.
"We are very proud of how far we have come in the last few years and now are being considered as the only international French-language crossroads for sharing PPP experience. However, because of our participation in a number of economic missions such as Morocco last spring, we are not only making an assessment of public-private partnerships in Quebec, Canada and North America, but we are also exploring new international opportunities" said Mr. Roger Légaré, President and CEO of the Institut pour le partenariat public-privé.
The IPPP will have the pleasure of greeting during a conference-lunch, Quebec Finance Minister Carlos J. Leitão who will present an update on the economic and financial status of Quebec and on the investments in public infrastructure.
In addition, several well-known speakers will be attending, including:
From Quebec: Georges Farrah, Maritime Affairs Secretariat; Philippe Rainville, Montreal Airports; Denis Crevier; McGill Healthcare Infrastructure Group; Luc Fouquette, Collectif Santé Montréal.
International: Fredericka Cuenca, Metropolitan Transportation Authority (New York); John McGregor, E-Rail (Edinburgh); Vincent Piron, Piron Consulting - Centre d'excellence international de promotion des bonnes pratiques (Paris); Sally Perrin, WSP/Parsons Brinckerhoff (United States). The Moroccan Minister of Equipment, Transport and Logistics, Mr. Abdelaziz Rabbah will also be present.
To view the complete program, visit the Website www.ippp.org
SOURCE Institut pour le partenariat public-privé
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