2017 PROJECTS OF THE YEAR AWARDS PARTNER
Aconex provides a leading cloud collaboration platform for the global construction industry. This platform gives owners and contractors in the construction, infrastructure, and energy and resources sectors project-wide visibility and control between the many organizations collaborating across their projects. With more than 50,000 user organizations and over $800 billion of project value delivered in more than 70 countries, Aconex is the industry's most widely adopted and trusted platform. For more information, visit www.aconex.com.
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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 market, and establish an efficient global business network.
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Squire Patton Boggs is one of the world’s strongest integrated law firms, providing insight at the point where law, business and government meet. A multidisciplinary team of more than 1,500 lawyers in 46 offices across 21 countries provides unrivalled access to expertise and invaluable connections on the ground. It is a seamlessly connected service that operates on any scale – locally or globally – and encompasses virtually every matter, jurisdiction and market. The firm provides solutions which are shaped by a clear, commercially focused understanding of their clients’ business goals and an appreciation of the geographic, sector or issue-specific challenges that their clients face. They advise a diverse mix of clients, from long-established leading corporations to emerging businesses, start-up visionaries and sovereign nations. In the private sector, they provide the full range of legal advice required to implement practical strategies and resolve disputes. In the public sector, they counsel governments on privatization of whole industries and on establishment of regulatory systems under which new private businesses can compete. Squire Patton Boggs places their clients at the core of everything they do.
The ACS Group is a worldwide reference in the construction and services activities. A group taking part in the development of key sectors for the economy such as infrastructures and energy. A company committed to the social and economic progress of the countries in which it is present.
The success of the Group's performance is based on an efficient organization and a dynamic and entrepreneurial management, implemented through successive processes of mergers, takeovers and strategic plans committed to client's satisfaction as well as to maximizing profitability for ACS shareholders.
We provide affordable, sustainable energy to 17 countries through our diverse portfolio of distribution businesses as well as thermal and renewable generation facilities. Our workforce of 21,000 people is committed to operational excellence and meeting the world's changing power needs. We are dedicated to improving lives by providing safe, reliable and sustainable energy solutions in every market we serve.
With more than 30 years of experience, our diverse mix of generation sources and utilities provides us the strength and flexibility to adapt to local and regional market needs, maximize plant efficiency and deliver the electricity needed now and into the future which is essential to human progress, economic growth, public health and security. To learn more, please visit www.aes.com. Follow AES on Twitter @TheAESCorp.
As a world leader in 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software, Autodesk delivers the broadest portfolio of 3D software for global markets, helping over 12 million professional customers and 100 million consumer customers including 99 of the Fortune 100, 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.
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 bcg.com.
CAF is a development bank created in 1970, owned by 19 countries - 17 of Latin America and the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal- as well as 14 private banks in the region. It promotes a sustainable development model through credit operations, non-reimbursable resources, and support in the technical and financial structuring of projects in the public and private sectors of Latin America. With headquarters in Caracas, Venezuela , CAF has offices in Buenos Aires, La Paz, Brasilia, Bogota, Quito, Madrid, Mexico D.F, Panama City, Asuncion, Lima, Montevideo and Port of Spain.
CIBC (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.
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.
We want to build a better working world through our own actions and by engaging with like-minded organizations and individuals. This is our purpose — and why we exist as an organization. Running through our organization is a strong sense of obligation to serve a number of different stakeholders who count on us to deliver quality and excellence in everything we do.
We want to use our global reach and scale to convene the conversation about the challenges facing economies and the capital markets. When business works better, the world works better.
Whatever 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.
At Ipsos we are passionately curious about people, markets, brands and society. We deliver information and analysis that makes our complex world easier and faster to navigate and inspires our clients to make smarter decisions. Our global experience across the private, public sector and civil society makes us uniquely knowledgeable in measurement, analytics and advisory services to our clients. As a global leader, we aren't afraid to boldly tackle projects with creative solutions and expertise.
JLIF is one of Europe's largest listed infrastructure funds, with a Premium Listing on the London Stock Exchange. As a specialist equity stakeholder, we partner with public sector counterparties across the world to deliver key local and national infrastructure projects that provide government-backed, inflation-linked revenue streams. Our success is built on a collaborative approach centred on long term relationships with our public-sector clients and partners such that their changing infrastructure needs can be met in a timely and cost-effective manner.
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.
Pomerleau is one of Canada's leading construction companies and a pioneer in sustainable buildings. It specializes mainly in the building, infrastructure and civil works sectors. Founded more than 50 years ago, the company employs up to 4,000 people at its nine regional offices and approximately 150 worksites across the country. With annual sales of more than $1.720 billion in 2016, Pomerleau is a full-service firm and offers general contracting, construction management and design-build delivery methods among others, as well as alternative financing arrangements. In addition, it is a champion of virtual design and construction. Pomerleau's divisions include Civil Works, Buildings and an architectural woodworking division called Beaubois, and it co-owns Borea Construction, the leader in the Canadian wind farm construction industry. For more details about Pomerleau, visit www.pomerleau.ca.
Positioning, 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.
Willis Towers Watson is a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth.
We design and deliver solutions that manage risk, optimize benefits, cultivate talent and expand the power of capital to protect and strengthen institutions and individuals. Our unique perspective allows us to see the critical intersections between talent, assets and ideas – the dynamic formula that drives business performance.
We know how companies can unlock potential through effective risk management. Our clients rely on us to craft strategies to quantify, mitigate and transfer risk, taking advantage of our specialist industry experience and unparalleled market know-how. The result is a new way to embracing risk that drives superior results.
Booz Allen Hamilton has been at the forefront of strategy and technology for more than 100 years. Today, the firm provides management and technology consulting and engineering services to leading Fortune 500 corporations, governments, and not-for-profits across the globe. Booz Allen partners with public and private sector clients to solve their most difficult challenges through a combination of consulting, analytics, mission operations, technology, systems delivery, cybersecurity, engineering, and innovation expertise.
With international headquarters in McLean, Virginia, the firm employs more than 22,600 people globally and had revenue of $5.41 billion for the 12 months ended March 31, 2016. To learn more, visit BoozAllen.com. (NYSE: BAH)
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.
EcoSys is the global standard for enterprise Project Controls software. Our easy-to-use web-based platform, EcoSys EPC, helps organizations worldwide plan and manage project portfolios, control project costs, and improve project performance.
Hill International (NYSE:HIL) is the global leader in managing construction risk, providing project management and construction claims services to both public and private clients in all construction market sectors. For more than 40 years we have managed all phases of the construction process from concept through completion, employing over 4500 professionals in over 40 countries. Hill is the largest independent project management firm in world and one of the largest construction claims consulting firms in the world. We have helped mitigate over 25,000 construction disputes valued in excess of $100 billion and managed over 10,000 project assignments with a total construction value of over $500 billion. Hill's experience includes some of the largest, most complex construction projects in the world including the Panama Canal Expansion, Riyadh Metro project, the Doha Green Line, the Abu Dhabi International Airport, the Channel Tunnel, Palm Islands and dozens of major infrastructure capital improve programs throughout the world.
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 Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is an innovative and independent U.S. foreign aid agency that is helping lead the fight against global poverty. Created by the U.S. Congress in January 2004 with strong bipartisan support, MCC is changing the conversation on how best to deliver smart U.S. foreign assistance by focusing on good policies, country ownership, and results. MCC is a prime example of smart U.S. Government assistance in action, benefiting both developing countries and U.S. taxpayers through: competitive selection, country-led solutions, and country-led implementation. MCC forms partnerships with some of the world's poorest countries, but only those committed to: good governance, economic freedom, and investments in their citizens.
S&P Global Ratings, a part of S&P Global Inc. (NYSE: SPGI), is the world's leading provider of credit ratings. We have more than 1 million credit ratings outstanding on government, corporate, financial sector and structured finance entities and securities. With approximately 1,400 credit analysts, a presence in 26 countries, and more than 150 years' experience of assessing credit risk, we offer a unique combination of global coverage and local insight. Our research and opinions about relative credit risk provide market participants with information to help support the growth of transparent, liquid debt markets worldwide.
Aecon Group Inc. (TSX: ARE) is a Canadian leader and partner-of-choice in construction and infrastructure development. Aecon provides integrated turnkey services to private and public sector clients in the Infrastructure, Energy and Mining sectors. Aecon also provides project management, financing and development services through our Concessions segment. Aecon is pleased to be consistently recognized as one of the Best Employers in Canada. Learn more about Aecon and our Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives by visiting socialresponsibility.aecon.com and follow us on Twitter at @AeconGroup.
PRISM is an enterprise project lifecycle management solution that supports the planning, execution, and completion of capital projects for dependable forecasts, cost control, and performance measurement. As an out-of-the-box solution, you can experience the benefits of PRISM quickly with simple and fast implementation. PRISM aligns the project budget and schedule, provides change management workflow, and delivers accurate reports and dashboards so that you have the transparency required to pinpoint potential problems and make strategic decisions.
With over two decades of experience delivering the most comprehensive environmental risk data in the United States, EDR provides data and workflow tools to help our clients manage all aspects of property due diligence and compliance. Our data enables $1 trillion in transactions per year and our clients include all stakeholders in property due diligence: environmental professionals, lenders, appraisers, corporations, law firms, insurance companies, government agencies and real estate professionals. Our mission is to continuously improve the ways in which property stakeholders assess, transact, and manage their real estate assets.
Kiewit is 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.
Founded in 1911, SNC-Lavalin is one of the leading engineering and construction groups in the world and a major player in the ownership of infrastructure. From offices in over 50 countries, SNC-Lavalin's employees are proud to build what matters. Our teams provide engineering, procurement construction, completions and commissioning services together with a range of sustaining capital services to clients in our four industry sectors, oil and gas, mining and metallurgy, infrastructure and power. SNC-Lavalin can also combine these services with its financing and operations and maintenance capabilities to provide complete end-to-end project solutions. www.snclavalin.com
Uruguay XXI, the Investment and Export Promotion Institute, works to help internationalize the Uruguayan economy. A country such as Uruguay has great opportunities to grow outside its borders by attracting investment and promoting exports to countries around the world. Uruguay XXI helps both companies and the country as a whole better face the challenges posed by today's world. In addition, our organization seeks to strengthen the country's image abroad by promoting the attributes that make Uruguay a strategic location to do business in the Southern Cone of Latin America.
The CSCE is a learned society created to develop and maintain high standards of civil engineering practice in Canada and to enhance the public image of the civil engineering profession.
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.