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Partners of the 11th Global Infrastructure Leadership Forum




As a world leader in 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software, Autodesk delivers the broadest portfolio of 3D software for global markets, helping over 5 million professional customers, including 99 of the Fortune 100, 200 million consumer customers, and 680 million students and educators to continually innovate through the digital design, visualization, and simulation of real-world project performance. From architecture, manufacturing, transportation, and utilities to telecommunications, video games, television, and film, Autodesk customers are leading the 3D design world by improving their design processes through increased efficiency and productivity. In fact, the last 19 Academy Award® winners for Best Visual Effects used Autodesk® software. By enhancing collaboration and communication and digitally improving the real-world performance of projects before they are built, Autodesk customers are solving their business challenges, avoiding costly rework, accelerating project cycles and time to market, and ultimately gaining competitive advantage.




Aconex helps infrastructure builders worldwide manage their project information and processes from end to end. Built specifically for construction and engineering, Aconex solutions support the entire lifecycle of large, complex projects between different organizations. Key functions available via desktop and mobile devices include workflow management, document control, project communications, BIM collaboration, field inspections and issues management, operation and maintenance (O&M) manuals handover, and asset information management. To date, Aconex has been used to manage risk, reduce cost and improve efficiency for over 14,000 projects worth more than US$1 trillion. Aconex clients include nine of the top ten global engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractors, 23 of the world's 25 largest design firms, and nearly all Fortune 500 construction and engineering companies. For more information, please see


The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) is a global management consulting firm and the world's leading advisor on business strategy. We partner with clients from the private, public, and not-for-profit   sectors in all regions to identify their highest-value opportunities, address their most critical challenges, and transform their enterprises.Our customized approach combines deep insight into the dynamics  of companies and markets with close collaboration at all levels of the client organization. This ensures that our clients achieve sustainable competitive advantage, build more capable organizations, and  secure lasting results. Founded in 1963, BCG is a private company with 85 offices in 48 countries. For more information, please visit


The CDPQ Infra business model aims to foster effective execution of major public infrastructure projects. It allows CDPQ Infra to generate commercial returns while the government continues to be responsible for identifying proposed projects, determining the public interest to address, and approving the solution to implement on the basis of the options proposed by CDPQ Infra. The model gives Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec the opportunity to use its expertise to benefit Québec, to invest in tangible assets, and to implement global best practices to execute work on time and on. The model gives Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec the opportunity to use its expertise to benefit Québec, to invest in tangible assets, and to implement global best practices to execute work on time and on budget.


CIBC CR 2C RGBCIBC (CM: TSX, NYSE) is a leading Canadian-based financial institution with a market capitalization of $40 billion and a Basel III Common Equity Tier 1 capital ratio of 11.3%. Through our three major business units – Retail and Business Banking, Wealth Management and Capital Markets – our more than 43,000 employees provide a full range of financial products and services to 11 million individual, small business, commercial, corporate and institutional clients in Canada, the U.S. and around the world.

CIBC’s Capital Markets business provides integrated global markets products and services, investment banking advisory and execution, corporate banking and top-ranked research to corporate, government and institutional clients in key markets globally.



A rich history and a bright future. Canadian National is more than just a railroad. They are a transportation company that offers integrated transportation services: rail, intermodal, trucking, freight forwarding, warehousing and distribution. Canadian National continues to deliver the goods year in and year out. They are an engaged corporate citizen, committed to the safety of our employees, customers and the public.

CN is invested in building shareholder value and stronger communities, focused on environmental stewardship and developing an exceptional environment in the workplace.

Deloitte provides audit, consulting, financial advisory, risk advisory, tax and related services to public and private clients spanning multiple industries. In the public sector, Deloitte advises clients using advanced techniques to analyze, prioritize, finance, and provide infrastructure projects with enhanced visibility into cost, schedule, and quality. Deloitte serves four out of five Fortune Global 500® companies through a globally connected network of member firms in more than 150 countries and territories bringing world-class capabilities, insights, and high-quality service to  address  clients' most complex business challenges. To learn more about how Deloitte's approximately 245,000 professionals make an impact that matters, connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn, or Twitter. Visit to learn more about our infrastructure and capital projects practice.



Export Québec, a unit within the Ministère de l’Économie, de la Science et de l’Innovation, offers a wide array of services to Québec exporters looking to reduce the time, costs and risks associated with exporting.With a strong network of international business specialists, Export Québec supports. 


Québec exporters wishing to:

  • consolidate their international presence 
  • diversify their markets
  • establish an efficient global business network. 


HatchLogoWhatever our clients envision, our engineers can design and build. With over six decades of business and technical experience in the mining, energy, and infrastructure sectors, we know your business and understand that your challenges are changing rapidly.  We respond quickly with solutions that are smarter, more efficient and innovative. We draw upon our 9,000 staff with experience in over 150 countries, to challenge the status quo and create positive change for our clients, our employees, and the communities we serve.


Hydro-Québec generates, transmits and distributes electricity. Its sole shareholder is the Québec government. It uses mainly renewable generating options, in particular large hydro, and supports the development of other technologies—such as wind energy and biomass. A responsible corporate citizen committed to sustainability, Hydro-Québec carries out construction projects to prepare for the future. It also conducts R&D in energy-related fields, including energy efficiency.

Hydro-Québec produit, transporte et distribue de l'électricité. Son unique actionnaire est le gouvernement du Québec. Exploitant essentiellement des sources d'énergie renouvelables, et plus particulièrement la grande hydraulique, elle soutient le développement d'autres filières – comme l'éolien et la biomasse – par ses achats auprès de producteurs indépendants. Entreprise responsable, engagée envers le développement durable, elle mène ses projets de construction dans le but de préparer l'avenir. Elle fait aussi de la recherche-développement dans le domaine de l'énergie, y compris l'efficacité énergétique. L'entreprise compte quatre divisions. 


 National Bank of Canada is one of Canada's six largest banks. It provides comprehensive financial services to consumers, small and medium-sized enterprises and large corporations in its core market, while offering specialized services elsewhere in the world. National Bank of Canada offers a full array of banking services, including corporate and investment banking. It is an active player on international markets and, through its subsidiaries, is involved in securities brokerage, insurance and wealth management, as well as mutual fund and retirement plan management. National Bank of Canada is a market leader in both government debt and infrastructure finance in Canada and notably has acted as a financial advisor to several large-scale PPP projects such as the Champlain Bridge in Montreal and the Confederation Line in Ottawa.


PrecisionHawk is a global leader in developing and integrating commercial drone technology. With market analysts expecting businesses to spend $13 billion on drones over the next three years, we are focused on the opportunity ahead! From farming to disaster response, PrecisionHawk is using aerial technology to drive innovation by improving efficiency, increasing safety, generating additional revenue, and ultimately changing the way businesses view their assets and manage resources. With operations across six continents, our mission is to provide a complete platform (flight, mapping, tracking and analysis) for businesses to fly and analyze data using advanced drone technology.


trimblelogoPositioning, Productivity and Innovation: Positioning-centric information is changing the way people, businesses and governments work throughout the world. By applying Trimble's advanced positioning solutions, productivity increases and safety improvements are being realized. Though best known for GPS technology, Trimble integrates a wide range of positioning technologies including GPS, laser, optical and inertial technologies with application software, wireless communications, and services to provide complete commercial solutions. Its integrated solutions allow customers to collect, manage and analyze complex information faster and easier, making them more productive, efficient and profitable. Trimble products are used in over 141 countries around the world. Employees in more than 30 countries, coupled with a highly capable network of dealers and distribution partners serve and support our customers. For over 35 years, Trimble has created unique positioning products that help customers grow their business. Our portfolio includes over 1,800 patents and serves as the basis for the broadest positioning offerings in the industry. Trimble augments its organic product development with strategic acquisitions to bring the latest positioning technologies to a wider market.



VIA Rail operates Canada’s national passenger rail service on behalf of the Government of Canada and provides a safe, cost-effective and environmentally responsible service from coast to coast.






The  Group has implemented a process of radical change, characterised by a decisive move towards the latest digital technologies. This goal we’ve set makes the Company one of the most technologically advanced utilities in Europe. Today, Acea is one of the major multiutility operators in Italy. Listed on the stock exchange since 1999, the Company manages and develops water and electricity networks and environmental services.

Group operating segments: integrated water service (aqueduct, sewerage and waste water treatment), the production of electricity in particular from renewable sources, the sale and distribution of electricity, public and artistic lighting, waste disposal and waste-to-energy recovery.

Acea is the leading Italian operator in the water sector supplying 9 million inhabitants in Lazio, Tuscany, Umbria and Campania; it’s one of the major players in Italy in terms of the distribution and sale of electricity, distributing 10 TWh and selling 8.3 TWh. Acea is the sixth biggest Italian waste-to-energy operator, and has processed 820.000 tons of waste. On 31 December 2016 the Group was employing 4.968 people.


As a Canadian leader and partner-of-choice in construction and infrastructure development, Aecon Group Inc. has been a proud nation-building partner to Canada for the last 140 years, helping to build our country from the [under]ground up. Aecon provides integrated turnkey services to private and public sector clients in the Infrastructure, Energy and Mining sectors and provides project management, financing and development services through its Concessions segment.


We are an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists offering a broad range of professional services. Through our work, we make a positive difference in the world. We shape a better world. Founded in 1946 with an initial focus on structural engineering, Arup first came to the world's attention with the structural design of the Sydney Opera House, followed by its work on the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Arup has since grown into a truly multidisciplinary organization. Most recently, its work for the Singapore Sports Hub has reaffirmed its reputation for delivering innovative and sustainable designs that reinvent the built environment.


Cole Engineering (COLE) provides consulting and advisory services in planning, engineering, and P3, in the water, transportation, urban development and environmental sectors. With offices across southern Ontario, COLE is now one of the largest independent consulting engineering firms in the province.

At COLE we look at everything we do through the eyes of the clients we serve. Our employees, which differentiate us in our space, reflect the diversity, creativity, skills and work ethic of the communities in which we live. Our vision, mission, and core values are the foundation of our client-centric approach.

We continue to grow organically and through mergers/acquisitions with industry leaders. COLE recently acquired XCG Consulting's Water Practice. By combining XCG's industry-renowned experts in water, wastewater and storm-water with our existing team of planners and engineers we have created Ontario's leading firm in integrated water master planning, wet weather flow management, inflow and infiltration reduction, process optimization and operations and maintenance training and certification.

At COLE, we practice ethical and sustainable work practices, have a strong commitment to our community where we hire our resources, and we focus on developing and retaining Canadian talent.


Founded in 1999, CCR Group (“CCR”) is one of the largest infrastructure P3 groups in the world and the largest in the Americas with a market cap of US$12 billion.  CCR owns and operates businesses in the highway, urban mobility, and airport sectors.  CCR includes its shared services companies that add value to its businesses with unique administration, engineering and technology solutions that are delivered on time and on budget.

Since 2012, CCR Group has been operating airports internationally through its ownership interest in airports throughout Latin America in Brazil, Ecuador, Costa Rica and Curacao that, in aggregate, serves over 23 million passengers annually.  CCR’s subsidiary company in the United States, Total Airport Services, operates at eight airports including ORD, LAX and SFO providing ramp tower control services, ground handling (above and below the wing), cargo warehousing and mail handling, passenger services and airport support services.


Founded 15 years ago, the Infrastructure Council is an independent, not-for-profit organization that promotes dialogue on public-private partnerships. The Institute believes that in some projects PPPs are an excellent alternative to improving the delivery of public services. The Institute pursues objectives of raising awareness and disseminating knowledge on the public-private partnership. It strives to monitor major national and international trends in the development of infrastructure, the provision of public services and the emergence of new organizational models. In collaboration with its partners, Infrastructure Council organizes multi-sectoral meetings to analyze and compare different types of projects.


Over the last 20 years, we have dedicated the best efforts and talent of our team of lawyers to efficiently serve our clients, honor the commitments made and respect all those who relate to the institution. Through the many experiences and skills of our staff, the office positioning is unique and its identity is to solve the legal adversities of our clients, helping them to achieve the desired results, within this complex and dynamic world of today.

We are specialists in Public Law in the areas of Administrative Law, Civil Procedural Law and Infrastructure Law. Bids, administrative contracts, concessions, public-private partnerships, regulatory, compliance and integrity programs, lawsuits in the Courts of Accounts, sponsorship of administrative improbity actions, public civil actions, popular actions, precautionary emergency measures, logistical infrastructure roads, urban transport, railroads, ports, airports and waterways) and social infrastructure (basic sanitation, education, health, housing, urban mobility and water resources) form a part of all office practices.


EDC is Canada's export credit agency. Their job is to support and develop Canada's export trade by helping Canadian companies respond to international business opportunities. They're a self-financing, Crown corporation that operates at arm's length from the Government.

 They provide insurance and financial services, bonding products and small business solutions to Canadian exporters and investors and their international buyers. They also support Canadian direct investment abroad and investment into Canada. Much of their business is done in partnership with other financial institutions and through collaboration with the Government of Canada.


HKA is the new global brand that unites the former Construction Claims & Consulting Group of Hill International and associated subsidiaries – Binnington Copeland & Associates, Cadogans, Hill-PCI Group, Knowles and McLachlan Lister – following its sale and de-merger from Hill International, Inc.

HKA is now one of the world’s leading providers of advisory, consulting and expert services for the construction, manufacturing, process and technology industries.


Kiewit s one of North America's largest and most respected construction and engineering organizations. With its roots dating back to 1884, the employee-owned Fortune 500 organization operates in the United States, Canada, Australia, and Mexico. Kiewit offers full construction and engineering services in a variety of markets including transportation; oil, gas and chemical; power; building; water/wastewater; and mining and has been an industry leader in the P3 market over the last decade. Kiewit had 2015 revenues of $9 billion and employs 22,000 staff and craft employees. 


Louis Berger is an Engineering News-Record top-20 ranked, $1 billion global professional services corporation that helps clients solve their most complex infrastructure and development challenges. With nearly 6,000 engineers, economists, scientists and planners worldwide in more than 50 nations, we are unique in our ability to adapt to local situations. Founded in 1953, Louis Berger's quality of work, integrity and commitment has built decades-long client relationships with local, state and federal governments; multilateral institutions; and other public and private entities. To this diverse client base we bring strategic vision and an entrepreneurial spirit, developing solutions to some of the world's most challenging problems.  


The Department of Community and Economic Development’s mission is to encourage the shared prosperity of all Pennsylvanians by supporting good stewardship and sustainable development initiatives across our commonwealth. With a keen eye toward diversity and inclusiveness, we act as advisors and advocates, providing strategic technical assistance, training, and financial resources to help our communities and industries flourish.


 As former construction engineers, our founders saw teams dragged down by paperwork, litigation and broken communication — all of which was getting in the way of actual building. When the iPad was unveiled in 2010, it marked the first generation of construction field-ready mobile technology. It was the moment when the idea for PlanGrid was invented, and our objective became clear: to make technology so intuitive and impactful that people in construction want to use it.

Since then, PlanGrid has been used on more than 500,000 projects around the world and is the first Construction Productivity Software that allows contractors and owners in commercial, heavy civil, and other industries to work together throughout the project lifecycle. We’ve brought technology and ideas from other industries to automate the tedious tasks and free up teams to collaborate from anywhere. And there is no such thing as “good enough” here. We only build things to last.


Operated by the Montreal Port Authority (MPA), the Port of Montreal is the second largest port in Canada and a diversified transshipment center that handles all types of goods: containerized and non-containerized cargo, liquid bulk and dry bulk. It is a leading container port served by the largest shipping lines in the world. The Port of Montreal has its own rail network directly dockside and is connected to the two national rail networks. The MPA also operates a Cruise Terminal and a Port Centre. The MPA factors economic, social and environmental components into its corporate initiatives. This commitment is governed by a sustainable development policy whose guiding principles focus on involvement, cooperation and accountability. Port activity supports 16,000 jobs and generates $2.1 billion in economic benefits annually.


For the past 25 years, SIMCO has been involved in numerous major national and international projects relating to the design of durable new construction projects and the elaboration of preservation plans for existing structures.SIMCO assists owners and managers in analyzing, designing, and maintaining civil engineering structures while supporting sound asset management and decision-making practices. By combining sophisticated materials analysis techniques and leading-edge service-life predictive technologies, SIMCO’s unique and flexible approach leads to better business decisions for the effective management of concrete infrastructure. A pioneer in the development of innovative tools for the construction industry, SIMCO has developed the STADIUM® software, which is recognized as the most efficient and accurate numerical solution for the prediction of long-term behavior of reinforced concrete structures exposed to a wide range of aggressive environments. Since 2010, SIMCO’s STADIUM® software is the only service-life prediction tool recognized and specified by the U.S. Department of Defense for the design and construction of new maritime works for the U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and NASA. Since 2012, STADIUM® is also recognized by the U.S. Department of State and is referenced for use within the OBO Building Code, for use in their new construction projects, and maintenance and repair of their existing structures abroad.





Itaipu Binational is a world leader in clean and renewable energy having produced more than 2.4 billion MWh since it started operating, in 1984. With 20 generating unities and 14.000 MW of installed power, Itaipu provides around 17% of the energy consumed in Brazil and 76% of the energy consumed in Paraguay.

In 2016, Itaipu has produced a total of 103.098.366 MWh (103 million MWh), a new world record in annual production. Its previous record was reached in 2013, with 98.630.035 MWh. The third best mark was in 2012, when it generated 98.287.128 MWh.


The Guidry Group is a global leader for kidnap and ransom resolution, security services, and crisis response/management with experience in 148 countries.


Originally founded by Michael Guidry in 1985 as a kidnap and ransom company, the Guidry Group has since become the provider of choice for innovative security services and crisis resolution for ultra high-net-worth clients, Fortune 500 companies, and governments worldwide. 

In thirty plus years our services have been trusted by commercial and government​ clients such as: Hilton, U.S. Secret Service, U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), SAIC, Gartner, BCU Risk Advisors, and ExxonMobile.


PMWeb is a Portfolio, Program & Project Management Software solution that helps owners, developers, program and project managers, architects, engineers and contractors effectively manage the entire plan / build / operate lifecycle of their facilities and infrastructure. PMWeb is a powerful all-in-one (but available modular), easy to use, 100% web-based solution that is multi-language & multi-currency. PMWeb features Portfolio Planning/Estimating, Scheduling, Project Management, Document Management, Asset Management & Visual Workflow. Top organizations like Harvard, United Nations, Johns Hopkins University and Health System, Atlanta Airport, Marriott Vacation Club and Regions Bank have chosen PMWeb as their Construction Lifecycle Project Management Software Solution.


With more than 110 locations in the U.S. and Canada and a growing system of distributors worldwide, Safway delivers efficient, high-performance multiservice solutions - The Smart Way®.

Safway Group and Brand Energy and Infrastructure Services recently announced an agreement to combine to create an integrated industrial and commercial services company with more capabilities to serve customers globally. Safway has also committed to sponsoring the 11th Global Infrastructure Leadership Forum (March 27-29, 2018).



Supporting Organizations

For more than 20 years, Institutional Real Estate, Inc. has been connecting people, data and insights throughout the institutional real estate and infrastructure industries. We do this with a unique platform that focuses on the investor. We focus on their needs, concerns and what is keeping them up at night. By taking this approach, we are better able to serve the industry as a whole.