2019 Agenda

  • 08:00

    DELEGATE REGISTRATION & NETWORKING BREAKFAST SPONSORED BY ASSURED GUARANTY

  • 09:00

    INFRAMATION NEWS WELCOME

  • 09:05

    OPENING KEYNOTE ADDRESS

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  • 09:25

    PANEL DISCUSSION: ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF THE STATE-LEVEL P3 LAWS ON INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT

    Tired of gridlock in Washington D.C., various state officials have taken it upon themselves to implement P3 laws and policies that would facilitate growth in infrastructure development. For instance, shortly after New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy took office state officials passed its P3 bill, which languished for years during the Chris Christie administration who opposed its labor union Prevailing Wage language. Will other states looking to implement P3 laws be able to overcome contentious sticking points?   

    Panelists will discuss how relatively new state-level P3 laws are affecting infrastructure development.

    • What progress have other states made in passing or improving their respective P3 laws? How is this shaping infrastructure development and investment?  
    • What lessons can be drawn from states that have successfully passed P3 laws in the last few years?
    • How are state officials getting buy-in from their constituents and project developers to support P3 policies?  
    Emily Hauber
    Emily Hauber
    Executive Director, Office of Performance-Based Infrastructure, City & County of Denver
    Omar  Marrero
    Omar Marrero
    Executive Director, Puerto Rico Partnerships Authority
  • 10:10
  • 10:30

    MORNING REFRESHMENTS & NETWORKING BREAK

  • 11:00

    PANEL DISCUSSION: EXAMINING THE SOCIAL INFRASTRUCTURE MARKET DYNAMICS IN THE US

    2018 represented a turning point in social infrastructure P3s as four projects came to a financial close, which was one more than in 2017, 2016 and 2015 combined. It is also the first time a prison was financed as a P3 project, according to InfraDeals, shortly after the Kansas Department of Corrections selected CoreCivic for a DBFM a 2,432-bed correction facility in Lansing, Kansas. Will other prison P3s follow?   

    Delegates will get to hear panelists discuss the opportunities and risks in social infrastructure P3s.  

    • What are the lessons learned from the Kansas prison P3?  
    • Progress on reform to PABs financing.
    • What other facilities are stakeholders thinking of building or improving as a P3 project? Risks and opportunities?    
  • 11:45

    PANEL DISCUSSION: THE DIGITAL AGE - OPPORTUNITIES AND RISKS IN THE TECH AND TELECOM SECTOR

    Public-private partnerships and project finance may not seem like a great fit for projects in the tech sector, but there has been considerable activity in this space over the past few years, including fare payment system, data center and broadband projects.  Rapidly changing technology is also having a big impact on infrastructure projects involving more traditional assets, including roads, bridges and parking structures.

    • What lessons can be learned from ongoing broadband projects?
    • What modifications, if any, need to be made to the P3 model to accommodate rapidly changing technology?
    • Can technology be used to lower the costs and improve the experience of participating in a P3 procurement?
    • How do you project finance the development of a data center?
    • Can data be monetized to pay for more infrastructure development? 
  • 12:30

    NETWORKING LUNCH SPONSORED BY HOGAN LOVELLS

  • 01:30

    PANEL DISCUSSION: GETTING SMART ABOUT SMART CITIES P3 INITIATIVES

    Several major metropolitan areas may possibly launch “smart city” P3 initiatives that include monetizing data while providing the latest technologies in public services. Officials in Kansas City, Atlanta, Los Angeles and elsewhere plan to partner with tech firms and telecom companies to further goals, such as improving WiFi connectivity and even reducing the incidence of gun violence.   

    Delegates will have an opportunity to hear panelists discuss trends and opportunities in one of the most exciting areas of P3s.  

    • What technologies that make up smart city infrastructure are the most promising?  
    • Will an increasing amount of smart city projects be procured as P3s?  
    • How are cities and tech developers planning to monetize vast amounts of data?
  • 02:15

    PANEL DISCUSSION: PANEL DISCUSSION: DRIVING INVESTMENT IN THE CAR PARKING SECTOR

    With the financial close of the Los Angeles International Airport Consolidated Rent-A-Car P3 project, others may attempt to replicate a similar car parking scheme, such as Newark Liberty International Airport. Aside from airport properties, where else could lucrative car parking real estate and operations turn up as a P3?  

    Panelists will discuss car parking trends and challenges.  

    • What lessons can be drawn from the LAX ConRAC P3 project?  
    • What other properties could turn out car parking P3s?
    • Will risk demand work in ConRAC as opposed to availability payment   
  • 03:00

    CONCLUDING REMARKS & END OF CONFERENCE