MONTREAL — The consultancy CG/LA Infrastructure has announced details of its Global Infrastructure Leadership Forum to be held in Montreal March 26 to 28.
The event features stakeholders presenting infrastructure projects with discussions of funding models, new technology and sustainability on the agenda, said a statement. Approximately $150 billion in projects will be the subject of presentations, with 50 projects from more than 30 countries and 10 sectors represented.
Confirmed speakers include Canada’s Minister of Infrastructure and Communities Francois-Philippe Champagne, Marc-Andre Blanchard, permanent representative of Canada to the United Nations, and Pierre Lavallee, president and CEO of the Canada Infrastructure Bank. Montreal Mayor Valerie Plante will deliver a keynote kickoff speech.
Presentations, panels and workshops will include:
- Mayor’s Summit, during which city mayors from Canada, the U.S., Latin America, Asia and Europe will discuss new technologies, new funding sources and innovative ways to think about engaging citizens.
- Global Infrastructure Economic Outlook: What do the coming years hold in terms of infrastructure investment, and which markets are likely to see the greatest investment?
- Risk vs. Reward: What innovative approaches to risk mitigation are emerging in order to crowd in more private-sector investment?
- Smart city pilot projects, sustainable development goals, Canadians in international markets and environmental benefits.
Infrastructure projects to be presented include the Port of Venice Marine Terminal, the Texas Central High-Speed Rail, the Windsor-Detroit Gordie Howe International Bridge and the Lamu to Lokichar Crude Oil Pipeline. The event will also feature the Oracle Infrastructure Project of the Year Awards, presented in five categories: Strategic Advancement, Engineering, Finance, Green Infrastructure/Sustainability and Job Creation.