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Trade & investment opportunities in the Canadian infrastructure market

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The High Commission of Canada with the UK Department of International Trade working with British Expertise International invites you to a briefing session on opportunities in the Canadian infrastructure sector. This unique opportunity is by invitation only.

Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB)

Discussions will focus on the creation of the Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB), Canada’s newest tool to build more infrastructures across the country. CIB will work with all levels of government to structure opportunities around revenue generating infrastructure. Along with governments and investors they will work to identify a pipeline of potential projects and investment opportunities that are truly transformational and provide the biggest economic, social and environmental returns.

Infrastructure Procurement Agencies

Further presentations will be delivered by the following. This is an opportunity to hear about Canada’s pipeline and receive advice on how to trade with and invest in the Canada Infrastructure Sector.

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) is a Crown agency of the Government of Ontario which acts as procurement and commercial lead for all major public infrastructure projects in the province. IO has a track record of delivering projects on budget using the Alternative Finance and Procurement model. In 2016, IO was named the Canada’s P3 Agency of the Year and will bring its 100th project to market in 2017. IO's pipeline includes new investments in healthcare, justice and expansion of Ontario’s regional express rail and light trail transit projects with Metrolinx.

Translink is Metro Vancouver’s transportation authority which like London and Paris brings public transit and roads under one central authority with its own revenue stream. They manage a total asset portfolio valued at $9bn including buses, train stations, bridges, structures and facilities. Translink is in a $2bn expansion phase to include expansion of the skytrain system, develop the regions first LRT, replace an ageing bridge and increase regional rails partnerships.

Global Public Affairs’ is a leading Canadian public affairs firm in the infrastructure sector with offices across Canada. They provide communications, stakeholder engagement, government relations and issues management services for clients to support their business goals, and manage project risk. They recently launched the Infrastructure Lab as a collaborative platform for dialogue between industry and government.


Why Canada?

Canada is ranked 12th by the OECD in infrastructure spending at 4% of GDP. All levels of government (municipal, provincial/territorial, federal) recognise the importance of infrastructure as an economic driver and Canada maintains a robust infrastructure pipeline, including the use of Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) and across both economic and social asset classes including rail, roads, healthcare and housing. The Top 100 Infrastructure projects in Canada in 2017 are valued at GBP 115bn.

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  • Pre-registration is a requirement for this event with registration closing at 5pm on Thursday, September 21st.
  • Registration is limited to two representatives per company. Should you wish to bring more please contact the organiser.
  • This page will be updated frequently with notice of updates sent to registrants.
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