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Rethinking Infrastructure for a Changing Planet

Recorded discussion

Infrastructure plays a critical role in building sustainable communities. As building trends change over time, it’s imperative for municipalities to evolve and adapt to new circumstances.

In recent years, economic and climate impacts have dominated news headlines. Cities and municipalities impacted by severe weather events and economic downturns understand the challenges of building and maintaining critical infrastructure – as well as opportunities for growth.

During this year’s Toronto Global Forum, the panel discussion on ’Rethinking Infrastructure for a Changing Planet explored how Canadian corporations are reshaping industries, policies and economies through climate resiliency and decarbonization. George Monize, Vice President, Indo-Pacific, Export Development Canada (EDC) led the conversation by asking panelists three important questions:

  1. What infrastructure needs are anticipated at the domestic level?
  2. How can decarbonization and sustainable practices be leveraged to enhance existing or upcoming infrastructural development?
  3. What foreign trade opportunities should Canadian companies explore and what value to local organizations bring to the international landscape?

Hear what panelists including our President and CEO Olivia MacAngus, Neil Pakey, CEO with Nieuport Aviation, and Ian Hamilton, President and CEO of the Hamilton-Oshawa Port Authority had to say about the future of Canadian infrastructure.

Watch the recorded Toronto Global Forum 2023 session