Seminar on Public Private Partnerships and the Optimum Size of Government

Over the past decade, the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) market in Canada has become one of the most active and attractive in the world. Larry Blain will discuss the evolution of the market and the various success factors, and the benefits that PPP procurement has brought to Canada. He will also focus on the approach to PPP in British Columbia and the role of Partnerships BC.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - 16:00 to 18:00

Larry Blain will discuss the development of the market for PPP in Canada. This market has grown throughout the past decade and has become one of the most active and attractive in the world. Also, Mr. Blain will focus on the approach to PPP procurement in British Columbia and which role Partnership BC has.

Today Larry Blain is a consultant and corporate director. Current Board positions include Chair of the Partnerships BC Board of Directors; Director of the Transportation Investment Corporation; Director of the UBC Investment Management Trust; Chair of Powerex; and Member of the UBC Dean of Arts Advisory Council.

Previously, Mr. Blain served as Partnerships BC's President and CEO. Under Mr. Blain's leadership, Partnerships BC participated in more than 35 partnership projects with an investment value of $12 billion, $4.5 billion of which is private capital.Before joining Partnerships BC, Mr. Blain was an investment banker with Pemberton Securities, which became RBC Capital Markets. Over a 20 year period, he was responsible for senior coverage of major corporations and governments in western Canada, with specialization in public finance, utilities and infrastructure finance.

Mr. Blain has also worked as economist with the Bank of Canada and Director of Central Borrowing with the B.C. Ministry of Finance. Mr. Blain holds a Ph.D. (Economics) from the University of British Columbia.Larry will serve on BC Hydro's Board until December 31, 2013.


16.00-16.05: Welcome by Professor Christina Tvarnø, Law Department
16.05-16.55: Talk by Larry Blain
16.55-17.30: Q&A session
17.30-18.00: Reception


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