2021 Top100 Projects Leadership Forum

Every year, Canadian infrastructure leaders gather at the Top100 Projects Key Players and Owners Dinner to celebrate the biggest projects in Canada. While we can’t meet in person this year, we look forward to welcoming you to the 2021 Leadership Forum to enjoy a high-powered afternoon of panels, networking and dialogue with your colleagues and hundreds of other owners, constructors and engineers building over $250 billion of infrastructure in Canada.


2021 Top100 Projects Leadership Forum

Event Program

(As of Jan. 26, 2021 – subject to change)


1:00p.m. – Welcome Remarks – Andrew Macklin, past Managing Editor of ReNew Canada

1:05p.m. – Keynote Speaker Introduction – Ryan Brain, CEO of WSP Canada

1:10p.m. – Keynote Address – Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, The Honourable Catherine McKenna

1:30p.m. – Panel Discussion – Investing in Canadian Infrastructure

Nearly one year since the COVID-19 pandemic shut down much of Canada, we sit down with lenders and project finance experts to discuss the prevailing winds on funding for Top100 infrastructure in 2021 and beyond. Moderated by Andrew Macklin.

  • Canada Infrastructure Bank
  • Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance, Munk School
  • The First Nations Major Projects Coalition
  • Canadian Council on Public-Private Partnerships

2:15p.m. – Networking Break – Whova interactions and connections

2:40p.m. – Panel Discussion – Building on Canada’s Infrastructure Plans

In this session we will discuss how provincial and territorial project pipelines are developed and how consultants, engineers and constructors are helping influence Top100 direction and capacity. Moderated by Andrew Macklin.

  • Infrastructure Ontario
  • Metrolinx
  • Infrastructure BC
  • Canadian Construction Association

3:15p.m. – Networking Break – Whova interactions and connections

3:20p.m. – Panel Discussion – Trends and Innovations for 2021-22

As governments around the world begin “Building Back Better,” infrastructure will be a key priority. What will be some of the technology areas and societal demands that we should be watching for?  What trends and innovations in construction and project delivery will be prevalent? This quick-fire wrap-up panel with Top100 Project leaders will help us gaze into the future of infrastructure across Canada. Moderated by Todd Latham

3:50p.m. – Closing Remarks and Top100 Projects 2021 Summary

4:00p.m. – Networking – Corporate Discussion Rooms and other Whova interactions and connections


Tickets are $149 plus HST, or $995 for a virtual table of eight. Registration is now available at:  https://top100dinner.eventbrite.ca

The 2021 Top100 Projects report will be released in early January, and will be included in the pages of the January/February edition of ReNew Canada magazine.
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Interested in becoming a sponsor for the 2021 Top100 Projects Leadership Forum? Contact Nick Krukowski at nick@actualmedia.ca to learn more.

The Key Players and Owners Dinner will return in 2022, as we return to The Carlu in Toronto on February 22nd.