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⦁ ACS Infrastructure Development Inc
⦁ Advantage Capital Partners
⦁ Alvarez & Marsal Public Sector Real Estate Services
⦁ American Campus Communities
⦁ Aon Infrastructure Solutions
⦁ Arizona Commerce Authority
⦁ Ashurst LLP
⦁ Associated Builders and Contractors
⦁ AZ Dept. Of Transportation
⦁ Ballard Spahr LLP
⦁ Booz Allen Hamilton
⦁ Bostonia Partners LLC
⦁ Brailsford & Dunlavey
⦁ Burns & Levinson LLP
⦁ Business Transformation Group
⦁ Butler Snow LLP
⦁ Catawba International Advisors, LLC
⦁ City of San Antonio, TX
⦁ Corvias Group⦁ Covington & Burling LLP
⦁ Drexel University
⦁ Edgemoor Infrastructure & Real Estate LLC
⦁ Enterprise Florida
⦁ Ernst & Young Infrastructure Advisors, LLC
⦁ Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
⦁ Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
⦁ Fay, Spofford & Thorndike
⦁ Federal Highway Administration
⦁ Fluor Enterprises, Inc.
⦁ Foster, Swift, Collins, & Smith, PC
⦁ Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure
⦁ HDR Inc.
⦁ HNTB Corporation
⦁ HORNE LLP
⦁ Husch Blackwell LLP
⦁ IKONS, Guasch & Associates
⦁ Jacobs Engineering
⦁ K&L Gates
⦁ Kentucky Chamber Of Commerce
⦁ KPMG Corporate Finance
⦁ Loop Capital Financial Service
⦁ Macquarie⦁ Massachusetts Department of Transportation.
⦁ Massachusetts State College Building Authority
⦁ Mayer Brown LLP
⦁ Meridiam Infrastructure
⦁ Mott MacDonald
⦁ Munich Reinsurance America, Inc
⦁ Nossaman LLP
⦁ Piper Jaffray
⦁ Plenary Group
⦁ Port KC
⦁ Siemens Building Technologies
⦁ Star America Infrastructure Partners, LLC
⦁ Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
⦁ Tampa Bay Water
⦁ Texas Department Of Transportation
⦁ University Of Oklahoma
⦁ Veolia North America
⦁ VINCI Concessions
⦁ Virginia Office of Public-Private Partnerships
⦁ Walsh Construction Company
⦁ West Coast Infrastructure Exchange
⦁ WT Partnership – North America
- 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
More speakers are being added regularly, so check back often!
Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets
Carlos Alvarado Law PC
The Concourse Group
Storm and Stream Solutions, LLC
Labor and State Affairs at Associated Builders and Contractors
US Department of Transportation
US Department of Transportation
Patricia de la Peña
SNC-Lavalin Capital USA Inc
City of West Palm Beach
Jose Luis Guasch
Ikons, Guasch & Associates, Corp
Aon Infrastructure Solutions
Tampa Bay Water
Indiana Department of Transportation
Ames & Gough Insurance/Risk Management Inc
Kansas City International Airport
EPA Region III
Maryland Secretary of Transportation
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Wastewater Management
LaGuardia Gateway Partners
Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance
Formerly Denver International Airport