The 20thAnnual National Conference of the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships
TORONTO, Oct. 25, 2012 /CNW/ -The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships (CCPPP) will mark its 20th anniversary with its national conference, "The Power in Partnership", to be held November 26 and 27th in Toronto at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel.
With Canada considered "best in class" in the global P3 market, there is much to celebrate and much to share about plans for taking P3 to the next level nationally and globally. From P3 innovators to emerging sectors, from national infrastructure plans to timely debates, this year's sessions and keynote speakers will offer participants an exceptional conference experience. The Power in Partnership will provide a unique opportunity to network with 1,200 senior leaders from government and the private sector and a place to connect with Canadian and international P3 players.
This year's keynote speakers represent a who's who of P3 leaders in North America including; The Honourable James Flaherty, Canada's Minister of Finance, The Honourable Rick Snyder, Governor of Michigan and The Honorable Alison Redford, Premier of Alberta.
"As we mark 20 years of public-private partnerships (P3), it's clear the Canadian approach is leading the way", states Mark Romoff, President and CEO , CCPPP. " Governments across Canada are leveraging private sector financing and innovation for the public good and the result is exceptional value for taxpayers."
This year's conference will also celebrate the 15th Annual National Awards for Innovation and Excellence in Public-Private Partnerships in Canada. Award recipients consistently exemplify outstanding achievement in P3 development and are indicative of Canada's strong track record of P3 success.
"We have come a long way," CCPPP Chair Dale Richmond points out. "From a concept inspired by the UK and a small handful of projects in the early 1990's, Canada has now established itself as a global leader with 180 projects at the federal, provincial and municipal levels, across key sectors, including roads, bridges, transit, hospitals, schools, courthouses, water/wastewater systems, recreation centers and government services delivered using public-private 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. Our mission is to promote innovative approaches to infrastructure development and service delivery through public-private partnerships with all levels of government. The Council advocates for 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. The Council organizes an annual conference that is recognized internationally as the premier forum bringing together senior government and business leaders in the P3 community at which the most successful Canadian public-private partnerships are celebrated through CCPPP's National Awards for Innovation and Excellence.
For more information on The Power of Partnerships: http://www.pppcouncil.ca/events/national-conference.html.
To register for The Power of Partnerships: www.p3-2012.ca/register
SOURCE: CANADIAN COUNCIL FOR PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS
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