31 March 2021
31 Mar 2021
Event Summary: WAPPP Webinar A Transnational PPP World: Innovation, Collaboration and Common Prosperity
A Transnational PPP World: Innovation, Collaboration and Common Prosperity (WAPPP Webinar)
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.