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Public-Private Partnerships in Latin America and the Caribbean

President of IDB delivers keynote address at the CCPPP National Conference in Toronto

November 14, 2016

Toronto, ON – September 29, 2016 – The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships is pleased to announce Luis Alberto Moreno, President of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will present a keynote address at the CCPPP’s 24th annual national conference – Innovating Our Future.

The worldwide infrastructure deficit is measured in trillions of dollars which means there will be no shortage of investment opportunities in large complex projects in the coming years and public-private partnerships (P3s) are likely to play a significant role in addressing that deficit.

The IDB has done extensive research into financing models and the role of the public and private sector in addressing the infrastructure needs of Latin America and the Caribbean. Mr. Moreno will share his views on the obstacles, challenges and the P3 opportunities in these emerging markets.

“Canadian firms are among the most knowledgeable and experienced in the P3 space. This will be an opportunity for them to better understand the unique opportunities in Latin America and the Caribbean,” says Mark Romoff, President and CEO of the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships. “In fact, all those attending the 24th annual CCPPP national conference will benefit from Mr. Moreno’s insights.”

Luis Moreno will deliver his luncheon keynote address on Monday, November 14, 2016 in the Grand Ballroom of the Sheraton Centre Hotel in downtown Toronto.

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Luis Alberto Moreno assumed the presidency of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in October 2005. As President of the Bank, Moreno also chairs the Board of Executive Directors of the Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC) and the Donors’ Committee of the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF).

Among the principal achievements under President Moreno’s leadership of the IDB is the Ninth General Capital Increase in 2010, which represented an expansion of financing and technical assistance to the region, and allowed for a historical financial program to Haiti of more than US$2 billion. This higher level of contribution to Latin American and the Caribbean economies was accompanied by an improved framework for the monitoring and evaluation of development effectiveness, the establishment of the first Environmental Safeguards Unit in a multilateral development bank, and the implementation of an operational policy for gender equality.

During his tenure, the IDB has undergone a profound transformation of its organization, a significant generational change, and a record increase of women in leadership positions at the institution, along with a reinforcement of its transparency and accountability systems.

Moreno holds a degree in Business Administration and Economics from Florida Atlantic University in 1975 and an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management in 1977

He was reelected on September 14, 2015 for a third term as President of the IDB.

About the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships: Established in 1993, CCPPP is a national, non-partisan, member-based organization with broad representation from across the public and private sectors. Its mission is to promote smart, innovative and modern approaches to infrastructure development and service delivery through public-private partnerships with all levels of government. The Council is a proponent of evidence-based public policy in support of P3s, facilitates the adoption of international best practices, and educates stakeholders and the community on the economic and social benefits of public-private partnerships.

For media enquiries contact: Dave Trafford, Director, Communications & Media Relations,, 416-861-0605 ext. 210

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