KPMG LLP is a proud sponsor of the Women’s Infrastructure Network and a strong supporter of the development and leadership of women in the infrastructure sector. We are pleased to play a role in honouring the women who have made significant contributions to the sector and in recognizing the emerging leaders in the industry.
KPMG’s Infrastructure Team thrives on complex, end to end infrastructure challenges that demand situational agility and unparalleled tenacity. Our team is made up of many of today's foremost infrastructure practitioners with deep experience across industries, disciplines, borders, and at all stages of an asset’s life-cycle. We custom create our teams depending on the unique requirements and challenges of each project. We work shoulder to shoulder with our clients from beginning to end, and are only satisfied when a successful outcome is achieved.
For more information, visit www.kpmg.ca/infrastructure.
WSP is one of the world's leading engineering professional services consulting firms. We are dedicated to our local communities and propelled by international brainpower. We are technical experts and strategic advisors including engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors and environmental specialists, as well as other design, program and construction management professionals. We design lasting solutions in the Property & Buildings, Transportation & Infrastructure, Environment, Industry, Resources (including Mining and Oil & Gas) and Power & Energy sectors as well as project delivery and strategic consulting services. With approximately 42,000 talented people in 550 offices across 40 countries, we engineer projects that will help societies grow for lifetimes to come. wsp.com
Graham is proud to sponsor the Women’s Infrastructure Network and its promotion of the advancement and leadership of women in the infrastructure industry. Graham is a market leader in the development of public infrastructure through all delivery models including public private partnerships. The Graham Group of companies is an integrated construction company including professionals dedicated to the delivery of complex infrastructure, from project finance and development to expertise on civil, social and energy projects, building on Graham’s strong track record of construction delivery in Canada and the U.S.
For more information, please visit: www.grahambuilds.com
RBC Capital Markets is a proud sponsor of the Women’s Infrastructure Network and the promotion and advancement of women in infrastructure. RBC Capital Markets is dedicated to fostering women’s development and career aspirations and enhancing networking opportunities. RBC Capital Markets is a premier investment bank that provides a focused set of products and services to corporations, institutional investors and governments around the world. RBC Capital Markets works with clients in over 100 countries around the globe to deliver the expertise and execution required to raise capital, access markets, mitigate risk and acquire or dispose of assets. RBC is consistently ranked among the largest global investment banks. RBC is a market leading, award winning innovator in the global infrastructure finance market including in Canada where RBC pioneered the evolution of the Canadian PPP bond market.
For more information please see: https://www.rbccm.com/infrastructurefinance/cid-204738.html.
Founded in 1911, SNC-Lavalin is a global fully integrated professional services and project management company and a major player in the ownership of infrastructure. From offices around the world, SNC-Lavalin's employees are proud to build what matters. Our teams provide comprehensive end-to-end project solutions – including capital investment, consulting, design, engineering, construction, sustaining capital and operations and maintenance – to clients in oil and gas, mining and metallurgy, infrastructure and power. On July 3, 2017, SNC-Lavalin acquired Atkins, one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. www.snclavalin.com
Concert Infrastructure is an independent, long-term investor, developer and manager of Canadian public infrastructure projects. Its foundation includes the financial strength and backing of Canadians represented by the union and management pension plans who own the company as well as the 29-year history, experience and success of Concert Properties. Concert develops projects that help build and strengthen Canadian communities.
Dragados Canada, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Dragados S.A., the construction arm of ACS Group and the largest contractor in the world. Dragados has unique international experience in a variety of infrastructure projects, including tunnels, bridges, highways, dams, and marine structures.
Internationally, Dragados delivers signature commuter rail and metro projects featuring viaducts, tunnels, rail and road bridges, track works, signalization systems, and subway stations. These projects also include shafts, galleries, and stations constructed in a variety of geological conditions using diverse methodologies and technologies, such as tunnel boring machines (gripper, earth pressure balance, double shield, and micro-tunneling), cut-and-cover, mined excavation, and more.
Dragados Canada’s local experience includes major infrastructure developments, such as Metrolinx's Eglinton Crosstown Tunnels, Eglinton Crosstown LRT, and Finch West LRT; the Confederation Line (Ottawa LRT); Gordie Howe International Bridge; New Champlain Bridge; and Réseau express métropolitain, among many others across Canada.
EllisDon is a world-leading construction and building services company that completes in excess of $4 billion worth of contracts annually, in every market sector and across the globe. Over the last 67 years, we’ve grown from being a general contractor to a multi-faceted company that can deliver any aspect of a project. Our “Cradle-to-Grave” construction and total service offering lets us deliver projects in their entirety. We can lead projects all the way from the initial concept phase to long-term asset management, operations and maintenance. By leveraging our core construction and building services capabilities throughout the pre-construction, construction, and post-construction phases of a project, we are able to provide solutions to clients that bring outstanding value, minimize risk, and guarantee success. The driving force behind some of the most original and exciting projects in the world, EllisDon has distinguished itself through innovative people and practices.
Fasken is a proud sponsor of the Women’s Infrastructure Network and a committed partner in promoting and advancing the leadership of women, including in the infrastructure sector. Our infrastructure team has been recognized as a leader in North America and was awarded North American Social Infrastructure Deal of the Year (2016) by Infrastructure Journal Global. Fasken has also been consistently ranked as a top firm in this sector in leading independent industry reviews and publications. Our firm’s international Infrastructure & Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) Group is comprised of a multi-jurisdictional team with lawyers across Canada, Europe and Africa, and regularly advises project developers, consortia, constructors, bond underwriters, lenders (both bank and bond) and procuring authorities. We have a proven track record of closing projects on behalf of our clients in both Canada and the US, having advised on significant projects both north and south of the border.
To learn more about our Infrastructure Group, please visit our website: https://www.fasken.com/en/solutionhub/industryhub/infrastructure--publicprivate-partnerships-pppp3.
HOCHTIEF proudly supports the Women’s Infrastructure Network (WIN) through its active membership and leadership involvement in WIN Chapters across North America.
As one of the largest global providers of construction-related services with 55,000 employees worldwide, HOCHTIEF is responsible for the development, investment, and long-term asset management of numerous public private partnership projects across North America, together with our sister companies, Turner Construction Company, Flatiron Construction Corp. and Clark Builders. We are also one of the largest providers of construction-related services in the US and around the world. HOCHTIEF’s PPP current global portfolio includes a total of 33 PPP projects (11 Transportation and 22 social infrastructure). Further information is available at http://www.hochtief-solutions.com.
As a strong supporter of the advancement of women in the workplace, HOCHTIEF is honoured to contribute to this noteworthy event for a third year in a row recognizing the significant contribution that women have made in shaping and leading the infrastructure industry in Canada.
John Laing is an international originator, active investor and manager of infrastructure projects. Its business is focused on major transport, social and environmental infrastructure projects awarded under governmental public-private partnership (PPP) programmes, and renewable energy projects, across a range of international markets including the UK, Europe, Asia Pacific and North America.
The Ledcor Group of Companies is one of North America’s most diversified construction companies, serving the building, oil & gas, infrastructure, mining, power, and telecommunications sectors. Ledcor also owns operations in property investment, forestry, aviation, and marine transportation services. Ledcor employs over 7,000 people across 20 offices, and numerous construction sites. Since 1947 we have been growing with our clients and partners: Forward. Together. Find out how at www.ledcor.com.
McCarthy Tétrault is proud to support the Women’s Infrastructure Network and applauds its commitment to building vibrant networks and creating valuable development and leadership opportunities for women in the infrastructure sector. McCarthy Tétrault’s Infrastructure Group is a recognized leader in Canada and is consistently ranked for infrastructure, projects and project finance by Chambers Global, IFLR 1000, and the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory. We act for all parties including governments and other project sponsors, bidding consortia, investors, international and domestic banks, and underwriters in a wide variety of sectors, including social infrastructure, transportation and power. At all times, we strive to innovate, taking our knowledge beyond legal expertise to understand our clients' business and strategic needs. This commitment is essential to our success and has led to our work on Canada's most significant infrastructure transactions and projects, on behalf of a wide variety of interests both in North America and abroad.
To learn more about our Infrastructure group, visit our Group page.
National Bank Financial Markets is proud to be a sponsor of the Women’s Infrastructure Network and to promote the development and advancement of women in the industry. A fully-integrated investment dealer and a subsidiary of National Bank of Canada, we offer clients a full suite of financial solutions from debt and equity underwriting to bank credit and risk management products. National Bank Financial Markets also delivers comprehensive advisory services in the areas of mergers and acquisitions and financing. A recognized leader in Infrastructure and Project Finance, our team provides clients with sound advice, comprehensive products, and exceptional levels of service that span the entire project lifecycle.
Sun Life Financial is a leading international financial services organization providing a diverse range of protection and wealth accumulation products to individuals and corporate customers. Chartered in 1865, Sun Life Financial and its partners currently have operations in key markets worldwide including Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Bermuda and Asia. Sun Life has over 7,710 employees with 3,600 advisors and managers. Sun Life's financial strength is reflected in their strong credit ratings of Aa3 and AA-, according to Moody's and Standard & Poor's, respectively. Sun Life's Project Finance team within Sun Life Investment Management, is based in Toronto and invests in project finance, power and infrastructure financings across North America, Europe, and Australia. The Project Finance team currently holds a portfolio of investments exceeding C$10 billion. The team has significant experience in investing and funding PPP/PFI transactions where they have underwritten and participated in a wide range of transactions.
ACCIONA is a proud sponsor of the Women’s in Infrastructure Network and a committed partner in promoting and advancing the leadership of women in the infrastructure sector.
ACCIONA is a global provider of sustainable infrastructure and renewable energy services. Our expertise covers the entire value chain from research and development and design to the construction, operation and maintenance of projects. Present in more than 30 countries, ACCIONA delivers solutions that contribute to the economic and social progress of the communities in which we operate.
ACCIONA aims to lead the transition to a low-carbon economy by investing in innovation and adopting processes and quality standards that optimise the use of resources and protect the environment in all its business activities.
Present in Canada since 2001, ACCIONA is the proud lead partner of one of Canada’s largest infrastructure projects: Site C Clean Energy Project.
Arup provides planning, engineering, design, and consulting services for the most prominent projects and sites in the built environment. Since its founding in 1946, the firm has consistently delivered technical excellence, innovation, and value to its clients, while maintaining its core mission of shaping a better world. Arup opened its first office in the Americas more than 30 years ago and now employs 1,400 people in the region, with over 200 of them in Canada. The firm’s employee-ownership structure promotes ongoing investment in joint research to yield better outcomes that benefit its clients and partners. Visit Arup’s website, www.arup.com.
AST Trust Company (Canada) is a full-service, tech-enabled professional services firm that helps companies and security holders across North America maintain momentum through the use of secure corporate data, analytics, advisory services, and a strategic approach to every interaction.
AST and its affiliates, including D.F. King Canada, are dedicated to supporting clients throughout their organization’s evolution. From IPOs to specialized transactions, activist investors to M&A support, we help companies streamline operations and increase efficiencies. We lead the industry with a comprehensive portfolio that includes transfer agent and registrar services, corporate governance, proxy and ownership services, equity plan solutions, corporate trust and structured financial services.
BGIS is a leading provider of real estate management services, including facilities management, project delivery services, energy and sustainability solutions, building performance management, workplace advisory and management, and real estate services. With a combined team of over 7,000 team members globally, BGIS inspires better business performance across its client’s real estate portfolios by developing and implementing real estate and facilities management strategies. Globally, BGIS manages over 300 million square feet of client portfolios across 30,000+ locations in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia.
Further information is available at www.bgis.com.
BGIS is a subsidiary of Brookfield Business Partners, a business services and industrial company focused on owning and operating high-quality businesses that benefit from barriers to entry and/or low cost production. Brookfield Business Partners is listed on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges (NYSE: BBU; TSX: BBU.UN).
BMO Capital Markets is proud to sponsor the Women’s Infrastructure Network and its promotion of the advancement and leadership of women in the infrastructure industry. BMO Capital Markets is a leading, full-service North American-based financial services provider, with approximately 2,500 professionals in 30 locations around the world, including 16 offices in North America, offering corporate, institutional and government clients access to a complete range of investment and corporate banking products and services. The Infrastructure group at BMO brings together professionals with a wide range of experience with public-private-partnerships (P3s) and other infrastructure-related transactions. With particular expertise negotiating and closing infrastructure projects across North America, the team advises both private sector and public sector partners, and played a key role in the development of the P3 template in Canada.
For more information, please visit: www.bmocm.com
BNY Trust Company of Canada is a leading-edge service provider of corporate trust, agency and administrative services, including administration of debt and cash flow activities throughout each phase of our client’s project lifecycles. With primary operations based in Toronto, BNY Canada services a diverse range of clients across Canada and internationally. BNY Canada is recognized by our clients and globally for our specialized expertise in complex corporate trust matters, supported by front line technology and a track record of innovation.
BNY Canada’s commitment to service and team of professionals enables domestic and foreign issuers to access Canadian capital markets with ease. With streamlined service efficiency targeting cross-border financing, we act as a gateway for Canadian issuers looking to tap the global capital markets. We deliver a smooth and successful transaction on either side of the border.
Leveraging the global strength of The Bank of New York Mellon and the breadth of expertise in investment management and investment services of the BNY Mellon network across 35 countries, BNY Canada has expanded its leadership position in a number of key segments and products and emphasizes a practical and flexible approach to meeting our client’s evolving needs.
BTY Group is an award-winning global leader in Infrastructure Advisory services. Over the past 40 years, the independent consultancy has established reporting standards in both mature and emerging PPP markets for procurement, technical advisory and independent certification. A proud and involved supporter for the Women's Infrastructure Network, BTY is committed to enabling lasting growth and progression for women in STEM professions across the infrastructure space.
In Canada, GWL operates through three primary life insurance brands: The Great-West Life Assurance Company, The Canada Life Assurance Company, and London Life. Our total assets under administration exceed $1.2 trillion, with total balance sheet assets over $401 billion.
Our commercial mortgages, public bond and private placement investments provide opportunities for businesses and governments to help create employment, fund research and development, and support infrastructure, healthcare and renewable energy projects.
Our Canadian fixed income investment portfolio exceeds $65 billion. Private Debt group manages close to $8.7 billion of which $7.4 billion are infrastructure investments including green energy projects, airports, port terminals, hospitals, transit, highways, utilities, schools and universities. In 2017 alone, our Private Debt group invested $1.5 billion in new private placements of which close to $1.2 billion were in infrastructure-related transactions.
Cassels Brock is a leading provider of legal services to Canadian and international clients offering a full range of sophisticated business transaction, advocacy, and advisory services. Our platform allows us to work effectively with clients of all sizes and types and to handle domestic and international engagements of every nature and complexity. Our lawyers make it a point to understand their clients’ business objectives, listen to their needs, and stay up-to-date on the issues that affect their industries and markets. Many of our lawyers have been recognized by prominent Canadian, US, and international publications and directories including Chambers Global, Chambers Canada, the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, the Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, and Best Lawyers. For more information: www.casselsbrock.com.
As an industry-leading provider of trustee services to public-private partnership (P3) projects across the country, Computershare Trust Company of Canada participates in many of Canada's prominent P3 and project finance transactions for infrastructure projects within a variety of sectors including transportation, energy and social infrastructure.
Our corporate trust team combines a broad array of in-house legal expertise and a deep base of experience, which ensures we can deliver the most efficient solutions tailored to your specific project. Computershare Trust Company of Canada is a federally regulated trust company licensed to operate in all jurisdictions across Canada with over $1.8 trillion CAD in debt under administration. We offer corporate trust services in both official languages and provide on the ground support for projects across Canada from our offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Montreal.
Computershare (ASX: CPU) is a global market leader in corporate trust, transfer agency and share registration, corporate actions, employee equity plans, mortgage servicing, and stakeholder communications. We also specialize in proxy solicitation, bankruptcy, class action and utility administration, and a range of other diversified financial and governance services.
Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) is one of the largest national accounting organizations in the world, representing more than 210,000 members. Domestically, CPA Canada works cooperatively with the regional CPA bodies who are charged with regulating the profession. Globally, it works together with the International Federation of Accountants and the Global Accounting Alliance to build a stronger accounting profession worldwide. CPA Canada, created through the unification of three legacy accounting designations, is a respected voice in the business, government, education and non-profit sectors and champions sustainable economic growth and social development. The unified organization is celebrating five years of serving the profession, advocating for the public interest and supporting the setting of accounting, auditing and assurance standards. CPA Canada develops leading-edge thought leadership, research, guidance and educational programs to ensure its members are equipped to drive success and shape the future. cpacanada.ca
We are a law firm focused on high-stakes matters. We are fearless in approach and methodical in execution, taking your issues as seriously as you do. Because excellence isn’t a talking point for us. It’s our starting point.
Our commitment to fostering diversity and inclusion is something we live every day. It reflects the core values that define our firm while reinforcing the highest standards of our profession. And it strengthens our relationships with clients, shaping the work we do on their behalf. Everyone at Davies is encouraged to respect the many ways in which we may differ – whether by gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, spiritual beliefs, age, disability or other unique traits. We embrace our differences in a culture that is collaborative, empowering and enriched by diverse perspectives.
ENGIE Services is a facilities management solutions provider that prioritizes energy efficiency for private and public customers across North America. Based in Montreal, ENGIE Services also has offices in the greater Toronto and greater Quebec City areas. Our experts design, develop and manage tailored, smart and sustainable solutions for our clients’ benefit. Leading governments and organizations trust ENGIE Services’ tailored solutions and staff to operate and maintain their office towers, airports, hospitals, recreational and industrial facilities.
ENGIE Services is present in Ontario through affiliates ENGIE MultiTech, a multi-trade contractor that provides mechanical, electrical and data cabling services, and PBW High Voltage, a power system expert that specializes in design and construction of medium and high voltage substations and distribution systems for industrial, commercial and institutional customers. In Quebec, ENGIE Services has expanded its footprint through the acquisition of Contrôles AC, a building automation specialist whose offices are located in Laval and Lévis.
ENGIE Services is part of ENGIE in North America, which manages a range of energy businesses in the U.S. and Canada, including electricity generation and cogeneration, natural gas and liquefied natural gas (LNG), distribution and sales, retail energy sales and energy optimization services, facility management and mechanical and electrical construction. ENGIE (formerly GDF SUEZ) employs more than 150K people worldwide and achieved revenues of CAN $98.1 billion in 2017. As a part of the ENGIE Group, ENGIE Services has both the structure and resources to carry out technically and financially complex and long-term projects such as P3s. This capacity enables us to guarantee results and manage asset lifecycles to meet specific performance criteria with a focus to rationalize energy use and reduce operational costs.
McMillan is a business law firm serving public, private and not-for-profit clients across key industries in Canada, the United States and internationally. With recognized expertise and acknowledged leadership in major business sectors, we provide solutions-oriented legal advice through our offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Montréal and Hong Kong.
McMillan’s Projects group lawyers are represented in all of McMillan’s offices across Canada, working together seamlessly to provide comprehensive and efficient service to our clients. McMillan has been counsel to key players on more than 100 public-private partnership (P3) projects, providing legal advisory services to public authorities, consortia and lenders across multiple jurisdictions and asset classes, and at all stages of a project’s life. We serve our clients based on a deep understanding of the key issues and the latest trends in the marketplace and we deliver expert knowledge of the business and legal fundamentals that underlie even the most complex P3 transactions. Our expertise and presence across Canada makes us uniquely qualified to implement the collaborative approach required to successfully bring a project through the procurement process and to completion.
For more information visit us at: www.mcmillan.ca
Founded in 2000, P3 Advisors has become one of Canada’s most dynamic and progressive consulting firms with a strong reputation in the fields of fairness, procurement, complex outsourcing arrangements and facilities management solutions. P1 serves leading, national and international businesses and public sector agencies including municipal, provincial and federal jurisdictions.
By design, we are a small, boutique firm with offices in both Ottawa and Toronto. We are a flexible and organic company that evolves and adapts as quickly as the industries we advise, to ensure that we always remain on the leading edge of best practices.
We are a dedicated team of experts focused on providing our clients with the knowledge, tools and support to reach their business objectives. Our dedicated team of experienced professionals take a hands-on approach to manage projects, provide timely support and develop innovative solutions for complex projects.
PCL is a group of independent construction companies that carries out work across Canada, the United States, the Caribbean, and in Australia. These diverse operations in the civil infrastructure, heavy industrial, and buildings markets are supported by a strategic presence in 31 major centres. Together, these companies have an annual construction volume of more than $8 billion, making PCL the largest contracting organization in Canada and one of the largest in the United States. http://www.pcl.com/
Plenary Group is a proud sponsor of the Women's Infrastructure Network and is a strong supporter of the advancement and leadership of women in the infrastructure sector as North America's leading specialized developer of long-term Public-Private Partnerships/Alternative Financing and Procurement (PPP/AFP) projects.
Plenary Group has become North America's leading specialized developer in the Public-Private Partnership market since its inception in 2005, with a portfolio of more than $16 billion in Canadian and American public infrastructure assets under management.
Our business model relies on strong partnerships with local contractors, sub-contractors and trades to ensure the efficient and timely completion of projects, while at the same time using local procurement as an economic impetus to the local communities in which we build.
For more information, please visit www.plenarygroup.com.
TSX Trust is proud to sponsor the Women’s Infrastructure Network and support its commitment to the advancement and leadership of women in the industry. TSX Trust is a federally regulated trust company with offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Montreal. We offer a broad range of trustee and agency services to support project finance and public-private partnership transactions, including acting as indenture trustee, insurance trustee, security agent, paying agent, escrow agent and custodian. Our team of experienced corporate trust professionals work with each of our clients to understand their infrastructure project and specific needs. We are committed to innovate and create the arrangements that best support your project, working with you throughout the lifecycle of the project to respond and adapt to any changes that may arise.
For more information about TSX Trust, please visit www.tsxtrust.com.
The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships (CCPPP) is proud to sponsor the Women’s Infrastructure Network and support women’s leadership in the infrastructure sector in Canada and abroad. As promoters of innovative approaches to infrastructure development and service delivery through public-private partnerships, CCPPP recognizes the important role that strong leadership plays in taking projects from concept to operation. Established in 1993, CCPPP is a national, non-partisan, member-based organization with broad representation from across the public and private sectors. The Council is a proponent of evidence-based public policy in support of P3s, facilitates the adoption of best practices, and educates stakeholders and the community on the economic and social benefits of public-private partnerships. For more information on CCPPP, go to www.pppcouncil.ca, or follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.
IJGlobal is the leading provider of news, data and networking for the financing of infrastructure: power generation and transmission including renewables, transportation including roads, bridges, railways, ports and airports, and social infrastructure. We house the world’s most comprehensive set of infrastructure finance data, covering all privately-financed infrastructure around the world. Our team of financial data analysts worldwide are continuously monitoring infrastructure finance and investment activity globally. IJGlobal is proud to support the Women's Infrastructure Network (WIN) network.
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InfraAmericas, part of Inframation Group has published industry-leading market intelligence for the infrastructure investment community across North America since 2005. It monitors deal-led, principal investing in the development of new infrastructure assets and the acquisition of operational assets and companies. Our news coverage is underpinned by data from InfraDeals.
INTECH Risk Management (“INTECH”) is a proud supporter of the Women’s Infrastructure Network (“WIN”) and the involvement of women in the infrastructure industry.
As an independent insurance consulting company, INTECH is not affiliated or owned by any insurance broker or insurer. This unique independent position in the marketplace enables us to provide clients with unbiased, expert advice. INTECH has played a significant role in the most important PPPs, Project Finance and Power transactions worldwide. Whether supporting the lender, sponsor, or government authority through the various risks inherent in the design, construction, financing and maintenance of new and existing facilities, INTECH brings extensive experience from all sides of the deal to ensure the interests of all stakeholders are protected.
In 2016, INTECH was awarded the 2015 IJGlobal Americas Due Diligence Provider of the Year Award and achieved Platinum Elite Status on ReNew Canada’s Top100 Projects.
For further information, please visit: www.intechrisk.com.