The P3 Conference for Leaders Who Want to be Ready for What’s Next

Miami Beach ◦  January 22-24, 2018
The Most Respected Information Source in the Industry…and the Beach too.

Can a little sun make a P3 better? We think so, and that is why P3Connect is heading to Miami Beach this January for two days of innovative and cutting-edge sessions, covering topics from wastewater infrastructure to affordable and workforce housing.  Plus, a chance to learn more about P3s in the Miami region now… and in the future.  Join the top leaders in the field for the one event that will get you ready for what’s next.

  • Why Should I Attend?

    If you are looking for a P3 Conference that is less cattle show and more high-level gathering, you are ready for P3Connect.  Sponsored by the preeminent educational nonprofit in the country – the National Council for Public-Private Partnerships (NCPPP) – P3Connect gives you unbiased perspectives from the top experts in the field in an environment designed to help you prepare for what’s next.  And did we mention Miami Beach…in January?

  • Who Should Attend?

    P3Connect is an executive-level discussion on the future of P3s and an extraordinary networking opportunity for professionals engaged in partnerships. P3Connect draws representatives from the A/E/C world, financial advisors, lawyers, consultants and operators, as well as the top officials from state/local government who are active in P3s.

  • Past Attendees
Conference Program
  • Monday, Jan. 22 2018

    Join NCPPP for a preconference tour of the award-winning PortMiami Tunnel and visits to some potential and ongoing P3 locations throughout the greater Miami area on Monday, Jan. 22.

    This is an add-on activity to your conference registration. Seating is limited. See the REGISTER section below for tour ticketing.

  • Tuesday, Jan. 23 2018

    8:30-9:30 a.m. — Welcome to P3Connect 2017 / Opening Plenary Session: Focus on the Local P3 Experience — Miami-Dade County and Its Pipeline
    Officials from our host community, Miami-Dade County, will talk about how public-private partnerships can help address its infrastructure needs and update us on its project pipeline.

    9:30-9:45 a.m. — Networking Break

    9:45-11:15 a.m. — Plenary Session: Can Asset Recycling Work Here?
    The Trump Administration’s infrastructure initiative includes proposals for incentivizing non-federal investment, and numerous senior administration officials have promoted the concept of “infrastructure recycling,” drawing in part from experience in Australia. The concept, in summary, is to encourage federal, state and local agencies to engage in privatization or public-private partnership transactions to monetize existing infrastructure assets in order to raise funds for other infrastructure investments.

    11:15-11:30 a.m. — Networking Break

    11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. — Plenary Session: Airport P3s are Ready for Take Off
    With projects at airports in Kansas City, Los Angeles, New York, Denver and San Juan, P3s and related solutions are budding in the airport space. This panel will examine the transactions (completed and proposed), and discuss how — apart from every P3 deal being unique — they arrived at the project structures based upon the asset being an airport.

    12:30-1:30 p.m. — Lunch: Behind the Largest P3 Proposal in the US
    Secretary Pete K. Rahn, Maryland Department of Transportation
    The Department of Maryland recently announced the Traffic Relief Plan – the largest proposed P3 in the U.S.—that would increase capacity of the Capital Beltway, Interstate 270 and the Baltimore-Washington Parkway by four lanes. Join Secretary Pete K. Rahn over lunch for an inside look to this innovative project.

    1:30-2:00 p.m. — Networking Break (Sponsored by PURC)

    2:00-3:00 p.m. — Concurrent Sessions
    Alternative Financing Structures for Distributed Energy Generation
    Panelists will talk about their projects, the procurement process and benefits of different approaches. Discussion also will cover risk allocation and challenges, typical service agreement contract structures, and accounting considerations.

    How to Make Smaller P3 Projects Work
    It is no secret that smaller P3 projects (ranging from of $5 million to $100 million) are difficult to put together. This panel will break down the issues inherent to these projects by addressing the key components of the life cycle of a P3 project.  From approval processes, focusing on the different procurement tools available to municipalities and other local governmental agencies, as well as the “public relations” component, the public funding tools that are available to match and or meet private financing opportunities, and address the transactional issues that would help structure a P3 project at a smaller scale.

    3:00-3:15 p.m. — Networking Break

    3:15-4:30 p.m. — Concurrent Sessions
    How Transit P3s Can Work for You
    This session will explore transit P3s—including how these projects may differ from other transportation P3s—as well as FTA’s recent PIPP rule, federal assistance programs, projects challenges, lessons learned, and related topics.

    Trends in P3 Contract Administration
    Once a P3 agreement has been signed, what comes next? Speakers will talk about the roles and responsibilities of the parties, what to expect during the construction and operations and maintenance phases, and the implementation process.

    4:30-5:30 p.m. — Networking Reception

  • Wednesday, Jan. 24 2018

    8:30-9:30 a.m. — Is There a Future for Federal P3s?
    Federal agency and Capitol Hill leaders will share their insights into the details of the pending White House infrastructure plan, how federal agencies are working in the P3 space today and how Congress can support these efforts.

    9:30-9:45 a.m. — Networking Break

    9:45-11:00 a.m. — Concurrent Sessions

    Integrated Water: The Opportunities and Challenges (Part 1)
    This session opens with an introduction to what we mean by “Integrated Water” and will include presentations of examples of how a coordinated approach can yield real environmental results at an affordable cost. The panel of experts will engage in a wide-ranging dialogue around the issues that have proven to be barriers to achieving success and how these barriers might be overcome.  The theme of holistic investment and management actions at the watershed level that respect and support the value of natural resources in the watershed will frame the panel’s dialogue.

    Managing Risk in Today’s Market
    This session will focus on some of the implications of appropriate risk allocation, risk minimization, insurance, performance guarantees and surety. The intent is to provide attendees with actual examples of what works and what doesn’t work in terms of allocating risk in the most cost-effective manner.  This will include the appropriate use of insurance and surety bonds.

    11:00-11:15 a.m. — Networking Break

    11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. — Concurrent Sessions

    Integrated Water: Green Infrastructure and Technology P3s (Part 2)
    This session begins with an overview of the emerging trends in green infrastructure and technology across the water spectrum and discussion of how the P3 model has contributed to success in these trends. The panelists then will showcase specific P3 solutions as case studies, highlighting the value provided by these solutions and speaking to any lessons learned from the projects.  The audience will be introduced to many unique green infrastructure and technology solutions being offered today in the P3 model.

    Can P3s Solve our Housing Needs?
    Industry experts will discuss how P3s can help jurisdictions solve their housing needs. Topics to be covered include: deal structuring, project feasibility and needs assessments, affordable/workforce housing and mixed-income properties, equity and debt, and housing credits.

    12:30-1:30 pm —  2017 National Public-Private Partnership Awards Lunch
    Join us as we present our 2017 awards and recognize exemplary projects and visionary leaders in public-private partnerships.

    1:30-1:45 p.m. — Networking Break

    1:45-3:00 p.m. — Closing Plenary Session
    Update on State/Local P3 Policy and Legislation
    What are the current trends at the state and local levels regarding P3 legislation and related policies? Experts in the state and local government fields will share the latest intelligence.

    3:00 p.m. — End of Conference

Registration Information
Public Sector
$300  –  Public Sector Member
$350  –  Public Sector Non-Member

Private Sector
$700  –  Private Sector Member
$800  –  Private Sector Non-Member
$75  –  Federal (does not apply to contractors)
$75  –  Student/Academia
Preconference Tour
$75  – Add to ticket price for Jan. 22 Tour
$75  – Add to ticket price
$75  – Add to ticket price
Event Location
P3s with an ocean view. Welcome to the Confidante Miami Beach. Situated in the heart of this world-famous destination, this boutique hotel offers matchless views of the glittering ocean and all the amenities you could need to make your trip great. Part of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt, where extraordinary, independent hotels are teamed up with Hyatt's dedication to quality and service, this unique venue will make sure your P3Connect experience is unparalleled.

The Confidante Miami Beach will be our host for this year’s event.

NCPPP has reserved a block of rooms at the low, beachside rate of $249/night.

4041 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, Florida 33140

Telephone: +1 305 424 1234

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Our Speakers
Confirmed speakers for P3Connect

More speakers are being added regularly, so check back often!

David Agnew
Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets

Barney Allison

Carlos Alvarado
Carlos Alvarado Law PC

John Benton
The Concourse Group

Shant Boyajian

Rebecca Brooks

Seth Brown
Storm and Stream Solutions, LLC

Ben Brubeck
Labor and State Affairs at Associated Builders and Contractors

Grover Burthey
US Department of Transportation

Duane Callender
US Department of Transportation

Patricia de la Peña

Michael Discenza

SQ patrice deval

Patrice Duval
SNC-Lavalin Capital USA Inc

Armando Fana
City of West Palm Beach

Jose Luis Guasch
Ikons, Guasch & Associates, Corp

Jennifer Hara
Tetra Tech

Grace Hartman
Aon Infrastructure Solutions

Ken Herd
Tampa Bay Water

Ron Heustis
Indiana Department of Transportation

Dan Knise
Ames & Gough Insurance/Risk Management Inc

David Long
Kansas City International Airport

Dominique Lueckenhoff
EPA Region III

Steve Martinko
K&L Gates

Mark Melson
Star America

Pete Rahn
Maryland Secretary of Transportation

Glenn Rink
AbTech Industries

Andrew Sawyers
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Wastewater Management

John Schmidt
Mayer Brown

John Smolen

Stewart Steeves
LaGuardia Gateway Partners

Courtney Walker
Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance

Timothy Weston
K&L Gates

Mark White
Bostonia Partners

Julie Wienberg
Formerly Denver International Airport

Guy Wilkinson

Contact Info

Jason Washington
Executive Director

Samantha Trentham
Research Fellow