Major Projects Forum 2023 Presented by KPMG

Thursday, June 8, 2023
8:00 AM
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Schedule:Registration and Breakfast: 8:00 - 8:30 a.m. PT
Program: 8:30 - 12:30 p.m. PT

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KPMG’s Emerging trends in infrastructure | 2023 edition

Territorialism, inflation, sustainability, digital transformation, supply chain disruptions — the challenges humanity faces this year are monumental and potentially pernicious. What is clear is that the world is in it together. In this edition of Emerging trends in infrastructure, our global leaders discuss potential approaches and technological solutions, raise new ideas and explore the opportunities that are being created.

KPMG’s infrastructure team is made up of today’s foremost infrastructure practitioners with deep experience across industries, disciplines, borders, and at all stages of an asset’s lifecycle. We thrive on complex, end to end infrastructure challenges that demand situational agility and unparalleled tenacity.

The Vancouver Art Gallery, one of the largest and most innovative art museums in Canada, is undergoing a multi-phase organizational transformation to build a new purpose-built gallery facility in downtown Vancouver. The new Vancouver Art Gallery will be a cultural destination for all Vancouverites and visitors from around the world, transforming the role of the museum in the 21st century while redefining public spaces in our communities.

Michels Canada is a nationally recognized major infrastructure, power and energy construction contractor based in Nisku, Alberta, with offices in British Columbia and Ontario. We are part of the Michels Family of Companies.

Our Michels Family of Companies is proud to be a family owned, privately held global construction company with operations across North America, Australia and Germany. Headquartered in Brownsville, Wisconsin, USA. We Do That…& More.

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WSP delivers strategic advisory, engineering, and design services to clients, creating positive, long-lasting impacts in communities through a culture of innovation, integrity, and inclusion.

Leadership through Recovery

Vancouver’s reputation as one of the best cities to live, work and play relies on our collective ability to develop transformative and innovative projects.

Across the province, major projects worth a record $388.6 billion are underway to bring forward unparalleled infrastructure and architecture. As the key player in the evolution of major projects across the Lower Mainland, the business community is actively responding to the infrastructure needs and redefining the future of the region.

As Greater Vancouver is poised to welcome record numbers of new residents to the region, building for growth that contributes to livable, sustainable, and prosperous communities is more important than ever.

Join us for Greater Vancouver Board of Trade’s first-ever Major Projects forum for an overview of current and upcoming projects and to learn about trends in innovation, design, architecture, construction, and infrastructure.

Panel Discussion 1: Local Governments as Partners in Innovation

Cities are increasingly turning to innovative solutions to address climate change and the movement of people. As new solutions are being rapidly developed to improve the livability and sustainability of cities, the regulatory environment and industry-government partnerships must keep pace. This session will explore how businesses and local governments can leverage technology and innovation to create a region that is smarter and greener and ready for future generations.

Raul Allueva  Sean Galloway  James Lota  Bridgitte Anderson  

Raul Allueva, City Manager, City of Coquitlam
Sean Galloway, Director, Planning and Development, City of North Vancouver
James Lota, General Manager Lands and Facilities, City of Burnaby
Moderator: Bridgitte Anderson, President and CEO, Greater Vancouver Board of Trade

Panel Discussion 2: A Growth Agenda for B.C.’s Infrastructure and Supply Chains

B.C.’s population has surpassed five million people for the first time in its history, growing at a striking rate of 7.6% between 2016 and 2021. While this population growth presents significant opportunities, we need to ensure that the infrastructure in our cities can accommodate continued growth. Panelists in this session will discuss a growth-minded agenda for the essential services that businesses and families in the Greater Vancouver region rely on.

Devan Fitch  James Harvey   Melissa Holland   Nadia Krys  Ray Leblond  

Devan Fitch, Program Director, Roberts Bank Terminal 2, Vancouver Fraser Port Authority
James Harvey, General Counsel & VP Infrastructure, TI Corporation
Melissa Holland, Vice President of Project Delivery, BC Hydro
Nadia Krys, Manager, Engineering Project Delivery, TransLink
Moderator: Ray LeBlond, Director, Marketing & Communications, Stantec

Panel Discussion 3: Cutting-edge Projects and Innovations in Construction

You can’t walk very far in Vancouver without seeing a construction project. Our skylines and neighborhoods are continuously evolving to accommodate growth while taking into consideration our environment. Panelists in this session will provide updates on the construction projects you’ve always been curious about and explore the latest trends in materials, technologies, design and sustainability.

Tim Grant  Jesse Hague  Vivek Hariharan  Roque Hsieh

Tim Grant, President, PCI Developments
Jesse Hague, Senior Director, Real Estate Management, Oxford Properties Group
Vivek Hariharan, Project Director, Turner Construction
Moderator: Roque Hsieh, GVA Real Estate Leader, KPMG

Presentations: Supporting Communities and Culture

A vibrant arts and recreation ecosystem is what makes Vancouver unique, uniting community members and attracting visitors from around the world. As our city evolves, it is crucial to prioritize the preservation, enhancement, and growth of our communities' cherished attractions. These presentations will highlight projects that contribute to our vibrant culture and community.

Shelley Frost   Dave Ingram   Anthony Kiendl   Ajay Patel

Shelley Frost, Chief Executive Officer, Pacific National Exhibition
Dave Ingram, Vice President, Major Capital Projects, Providence Health Care
Anthony Kiendl, CEO and Director, Vancouver Art Gallery
Ajay Patel, President and CEO, Vancouver Community College

Presentation: An update on Woodfibre LNG's plans on becoming the world's first net zero LNG facility

Christine Kennedy  Radha Curpen  

Christine Kennedy, President, Woodfibre LNG
Moderator: Radha Curpen, Vice Chair, Vancouver Managing Partner and National Leader ESG Strategy & Solutions, Bennett Jones LLP 

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