Last week Maud de Vautibault, Director of Practical Tools and Knowledge at the Global Infrastructure Hub participated in a roundtable discussion with the World Association of PPP Units and Professionals (WAPPP), to discuss the potential of North American transnational public-private partnership (PPP) infrastructure projects to promote trade and common prosperity in North America.
Maud was joined by a range of guest speakers and experts including Moderator, David Baxter; Oscar A Cortes, VP International FEMCIC; Wayne Collins, Origen FM Services Inc; and Laurie Tannous, Tannous & Associates.
Highlights of the remarks of the speakers are as follows.
- Mr Cortes explored the outlook for U.S.–Mexico relations under the Biden administration and discussed cross-border PPP units.
- Mr Collins looked at Canada’s role in PPPs, with a focus on innovative and collaborative case studies like the Champlain Bridge in Montreal, Quebec.
- Ms Tannous examined the legal constraints of PPPs including the competing and conflicting interests of stakeholders, and how best to overcome these.