Media Advisory - World's Top P3 Operators and Investors Gather in Toronto for
17th Annual Canadian Council For Public-Private Partnerships National

- Economic downturn makes infrastructure an asset class of growing importance for investors -

TORONTO, Dec. 3 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships (CCPPP) is hosting its 17th annual national conference with a line-up of speakers who will speak to Canada's highly successful model for P3s and how infrastructure has become an asset class of growing international importance and credibility. The conference hosts over 100 speakers and presenters, including:

            The Hon. Michael Wilson, Canadian business and political leader,
            and former Canadian Ambassador to the United States, will share
            his thoughts on the impact on P3s of the economy and the changing
            political landscape as we move into 2010.

            Colin Duffield, Associate Professor, Department of Civil and
            Environmental Engineering, University of Melbourne, Australia
            will share his findings from his Australian study of P3s and his
            conclusion that P3s provide superior performance in both the cost
            and time dimensions.

            Diane Francis, Editor-at-Large, National Post will lead finance
            industry experts in a discussion about how the economic downturn
            has made infrastructure an asset class of growing importance for
            investors and how infrastructure as an asset class is no longer a

            Dr. John Bosnell, Consultant and Former Programme Director, New
            Accommodations Programme, UK Office of Government Communications
            will describe the challenges and successes of Britain's
            Government Communications Headquarters, developed using a P3

            Simon Bernier of Public Works and the Government Services Canada
            and Robert Brulé of the Communications Security Establishment
            Canada will speak about two massive new P3 projects being
            proposed by the federal government.

            Greg Melchin, Chair, PPP Canada will speak to the effectiveness
            of P3s in Canada and the value delivered to Canadians from P3

            Colin Hansen, BC Minister of Finance and Deputy Premier will
            deliver a luncheon address about the role that P3 plays in the BC

    What:   The 17th Annual CCPPP National Conference on Public-Private

    When:   Thursday, December 3 and Friday, December 4, 2009

    Where:  Toronto Hilton Hotel, 145 Richmond Street W., Toronto

The full conference program is available at

The Annual Conference on Public-Private Partnerships is the premier event of The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships. This year the conference is hosting over 850 delegates during two days of sessions and workshops, and an awards dinner. The theme of this year's conference is "Public-Private Partnerships: Strategic Investments in Canada's Future". This year's conference will host participants from around the world, including Canada, USA, UK, Spain, France, Luxembourg, Germany, and Australia.

Media registration is required to attend the conference. Please bring media credentials.

SOURCE Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships

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