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30th Annual

ARTBA Public-Private Partnerships in Transportation Conference

July 18-20, 2018

Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill

Washington, D.C.

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ARTBA thanks these organizations for their leadership and sponsorship support of the P3 program:

ARTBA’s P3s in Transportation Conference, now in its 30th year, is the nation’s pre-eminent event about private sector participation in transportation infrastructure financing. Attendees will:

  • Connect with hundreds of key decision makers, project sponsors, private-sector finance executives, and government leaders from all levels;
  • Explore new market opportunities;
  • Participate in interactive sessions on timely topics;
  • Gather expert insights developed from three decades of P3 experience; and
  • Welcome the next generation of P3 participants through the Emerging Leaders track.

Contact ARTBA’s Allison Rose with questions.

Please find below the preliminary agenda for the 2018 P3 Conference.
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Wednesday, July 18
2 – 4 p.m.P3 Owners Meeting/Peer Exchange
Facilitated by David Spector, Colorado DOT/HPTE
By invitation only

Public owners will gather for their annual peer discussion on current topics in P3 project planning, finance and delivery.
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.National Workshop for State & Local Transportation Investment Advocates
Included with your P3 Conference registration
The signature program of ARTBA’s Transportation Investment Advocacy Center™ (TIAC) brings together transportation infrastructure champions from around the country to share best practices, playbook secrets and other keys to success in advancing state and local legislative and ballot initiatives that boost investment.
6 – 7:30 p.m.Opening Reception: Honoring 30 Years of Transportation P3s
7:30 – 9:30 p.m.P3 Division Board Meeting & Dinner
By invitation only
Thursday, July 19
7 – 8 a.m.Conference Sponsors Breakfast
By invitation only
7:30 – 8 a.m.Buffet Breakfast
8 – 8:10 a.m.Welcoming Remarks from ARTBA’s P3 Division President
Simon Santiago, Nossaman LLP
8:10 – 9:10 a.m.Special Opening Panel: Three Decades of P3s… “From the Top”
Since ARTBA’s inaugural P3 Conference in 1989, ten Americans have led the U.S. Department of Transportation. Members of this exclusive club will reflect on advancements in P3s during their tenure, as well as provide a behind-the-scenes look at federal transportation policymaking through the years.
Moderator:

Jennifer Aument, Transurban


Panelists:

Hon. James H. Burnley IV, U.S. Secretary of Transportation (1987-89)


Hon. Samuel K. Skinner, U.S. Secretary of Transportation (1989-91)


Hon. Rodney E. Slater, U.S. Secretary of Transportation (1997-2001)


Hon. Mary E. Peters, U.S. Secretary of Transportation (2006-09)


9:10 – 9:45 a.m.Plenary Session: The View from Capitol Hill
Hear the latest on current and potential P3-related legislative initiatives directly from Congressional staff who are shaping these measures in the House and Senate.
Moderator:

Dean Franks, ARTBA Senior VP for Congressional Relations



9:45 – 10:30 a.m.Plenary Session: 30 Years of Lessons Learned in Transportation P3s
ARTBA P3 Division presidents from each of the past three decades join with a leading journalist and thought leader to look back on P3 development in the U.S. from its earliest days until now, as well as their outlook and insights for the next 30 years.
Moderator:

Bill Reinhardt, Public Works Financing


Panelists:

Ray Tillman, RT Consultancy (1990s)


Phil Russell, Lochner and formerly Texas DOT (2000s)


Tom Stoner, Lochner (2010s)


Bob Poole, Reason Foundation


10:30 – 10:45 a.m.Networking Coffee Break
10:45 – 11:45 a.m.Plenary Session: The Great Debate… What’s the “Value” of a Value for Money Analysis?
This year’s debate – a tradition at the ARTBA P3 Conference – features multiple expert viewpoints on value for money. Is it really so critical to the P3 process? Warning: consensus may NOT be reached…
Moderator:

Sia Kusha, Plenary Group


Panelists:

Marcel Ham, IMG Rebel


Bryan Kendro, Star America Infrastructure Partners


Chris Gauer, Infrastructure Ontario (Canada)


Russell Zapalac, formerly Texas DOT



11:45 a.m. – NoonFeatured Speaker
Noon – 1:30 p.m.Awards Luncheon
The ARTBA P3 Division presents its Champion of the Year and Project of the Year awards. ARTBA P3 Division President Simon Santiago will look back on the past 12 months, and attendees will meet the 2018-19 P3 Division Officers and Board of Directors. Grab a seat and grow your network while enjoying the program and your meal.
1:30 – 1:50 p.m.Presentation: “Extraordinary Innovation” in Southern California
LA Metro’s chief innovation officer provides a first-hand look at the agency’s P3 pipeline, which could reach historic levels.
Presenter: Joshua Schank, LA Metro
1:50 – 2:45 p.m.Plenary Session: The Trump Administration and P3 Policy
President Trump has released an outline of his infrastructure priorities, with leveraging private capital an integral part of the plan. Besides the latest on this proposal, we will hear about ongoing P3-related initiatives at the U.S. Department of Transportation and other federal agencies.
Moderator:

Shant Boyajian, Nossaman LLP


Panelists:

Alex Herrgott, Associate Director for Infrastructure, White House Council on Environmental Quality


Jim Ray, Senior Advisor to the Secretary for Infrastructure, U.S. DOT


Grover Burthey, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, U.S. DOT


2:45 – 3 p.m.Networking Coffee Break
3 – 4 p.m.Plenary Session: The View from the State Legislatures
Presented with the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)
No one has more influence over state-level P3 policy than legislators. Once again this year, NCSL draws from its membership to present a panel diverse in political views, geography and experience with P3s. The more you understand their perspectives, the better you can advocate on.
Moderator:

Matt Girard, Plenary Group


Panelists:

State House Speaker Crisanta Duran (D-Colorado)


State Rep. Kevin Corlew (R-Missouri)


State Sen. Troy Singleton (D-New Jersey)


4 – 5 p.m.Breakout Session 1: Troublesome Design & Construction Risk Transfers in P3s
Parties to contracts for P3 transportation projects attempt to allocate an optimal balance of risks involved in procuring, permitting, third party interaction, designing, building, financing, operating and maintaining the projects. Explore how the cards in the “risk deck” are determined, shuffled and dealt around the table, with appropriate risk allocation as the ultimate goal.
Moderator:

Dusty Holcombe, RS&H


Panelists:

Kome Ajise, Southern California Association of Governments


Noah Jolley, ACS


Mike Kirk, Louis Berger


Joe Wingerter, Kiewit


Chuck Wall, Troutman Sanders




Breakout Session 2: Finding the Right Partners – Teaming for a P3
Complex P3 projects require team members who bring expertise and come from varied disciplines. The panelists, who represent contractors, engineering firms, concessionaires, and funds, will offer their perspectives on P3 teaming and considerations the various parties make when selecting a P3 partner. New and aspiring participants in the P3 sector will especially benefit from this session.
Moderator:

Bryan Kendro, Star America Infrastructure Partners


Panelists:

Sidney Florey, Vinci Concessions


Tom Heil, Allan Myers


Larry Russell, Gannett Fleming


Matt Sterling, Beaver Excavating



Breakout Session 3: Recent Research on P3 Risks, Laws, Performance and Capital Structure
Presented with George Mason University’s Center for Transportation Public-Private Partnership Policy and the Cornell University Program in Infrastructure Policy
Prominent academics in the P3 field will present their latest research, which practitioners should know about before assessing, choosing and structuring your next project.
Presenters:

Jonathan L. Gifford, George Mason University


R. Richard Geddes, Cornell University


Qingbin “QC” Cui, University of Maryland


5 – 5:45 p.m.Special Book Presentation
Join Bob Poole of the Reason Foundation, a longtime ARTBA P3 Division Board member, as he reads from and discusses his new book, “Rethinking America’s Highways.”
5:45 – 6 p.m.Break
6 – 7:30 p.m.Evening Networking Reception & Exhibitor Showcase
All Conference attendees are welcome to attend
Friday, July 20
7:30 – 8 a.m.Emerging Leaders Mentoring Breakfast
For “Emerging Leaders Track” participants and invited mentors only
Emerging leaders will meet informally with senior executives in the industry for one-on-one discussion.

Buffet Breakfast
For all other Conference attendees
8 – 9 a.m.Breakout Session 1: The Contractor’s Role in P3 Development
Where do regional and local contractors fit into the P3 sector? Are there really opportunities for them on P3 megaprojects? What is the role of contractor associations in representing them, and how do these groups formulate their positions on P3 issues? This session features ARTBA chapter executives with varying personal and organizational experiences with P3s, along with the team leader on one of today’s most prominent P3 projects.
Moderator:

Joe Wingerter, Kiewit


Panelists:

Ananth Prasad, Florida Transportation Builders’ Association


Jeff Southard, Virginia Transportation Construction Alliance


Mike Sturino, Illinois Road & Transportation Builders Association


Gary Winsper, Skanska/LaGuardia Gateway Partners



Breakout Session 2: Leveraging Technology Advancements
Planned for “Emerging Leaders Track” participants; other conference attendees are welcome to attend as well
New technology applications in the surface transportation space are quickly emerging. This panel will explore these technologies and how they might impact the assessment of and investment in long-term P3 agreements, and even the very nature of public-private partnerships.

Moderator:

Mariana Torres Montoya, Louis Berger


Panelists:

Jeff Marootian, District Department of Transportation


David Cuneo, Steer Davies Gleave


Samrat Valini, Transurban


Oscar Bode, Smart City Capital




9 – 10 a.m.Breakout Session 1: Bundling Assets and Projects for P3s
The infrastructure needs of many owners are not limited to discrete, centralized projects. This is one reason why some jurisdictions have explored project bundling, whether in the P3 context or not. Congress and the Federal Highway Administration, among other public officials, have also shown an interest in this topic. Panelists will discuss the cost savings and other efficiencies that can result from bundling, as well as the challenges related to standardization and a wider array of stakeholders.
Moderator:

Chris Shaeffer, AECOM


Panelists:

Sam Beydoun, Illinois DOT


Mike Bonini, Pennsylvania DOT


Matt Girard, Plenary Group


Gail Lewis, Arizona DOT



Breakout Session 2: Diversifying the P3 Project Team
Planned for “Emerging Leaders Track” participants; other conference attendees are welcome to attend as well
The transportation P3 sector is at the intersection of many diverse disciplines, including finance, law, engineering, and policy. This panel will take the perspective of emerging leaders and focus on ways to create diverse teams - from age, gender, ethnicity and experience - that foster greater collaboration within the industry and different points of view to P3 projects.
Moderator:

Kat Sadeghi, AECOM


Panelists:

Denise Berger, Port Authority of New York & New Jersey


Brent Butzin, Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell LLP


Sue Lee, EY


10 – 10:15 a.m.Networking Coffee Break
10:15 – 11:30 a.m.Closing Plenary Session: Interactive Town Hall Discussion with Owners
For all Conference attendees and “Emerging Leaders Track” participants
The closing town hall session is another P3 Conference favorite, featuring an interactive format that includes audience response using your smartphone. 30 years from the “beginning” of U.S. P3s, great progress has been made – sort of. Landmark P3 projects can be found around the country today, including I-595, LBJ, Eagle P3, LaGuardia Terminal and I-66. Some states have made great advances – only to fall back a bit. Other owners have emerged with key projects. Legislation is being debated – sometimes passed, sometimes not – in many statehouses across the country. The embrace of the P3 approach in the U.S. is slow, with many owners doing just one or two projects. Let’s look at where we have been, where we are, and then dust off our crystal ball to see where we might be headed – and more importantly – what else we can do as a P3 community to help. Our “all-star” panel of public owners will help guide the discussion.
Moderator:

Steve DeWitt, ACS


Panelists:

Kome Ajise, Southern California Association of Governments


Morteza Farajian, Virginia Office of P3s


Nick Farber, Colorado DOT


Joshua Schank, LA Metro



11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.Emerging Leaders Luncheon
For "Emerging Leaders Track" participants only
Exclusively for half-day track participants, this luncheon is the culmination of the day and co-hosted by Young Professionals in Infrastructure (YPI). This interactive session will challenge participants to think outside the box in an activity led by Roy Kienitz, Principle at WSP and former Under Secretary for Policy at the United States Department of Transportation. Prizes will be awarded! We will wrap up the day with closing remarks by Tyler Duvall, Partner at McKinsey & Company.

Photo Courtesy of the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill

Hyatt Regency Washington
400 New Jersey Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20001
1.888.421.1442

The June 21 deadline for the group discount rate at the Hyatt Regency Washington has passed. There are still some rooms available at the hotel but at a higher room rate. Listed below are some nearby hotels that you can also choose from. These hotels do not have contracted room rates.

 

The Liaison Capitol Hill Hotel
415 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
202.638.1616

 

Washington, D.C. Marriott Marquis
901 Massachusetts Avenue
Washington, D.C. 20001
202.824.9200

 

Washington Court Hotel
525 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
202.628.2100

 

Renaissance Washington Hotel
999 Ninth Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
202.898.9000

 

Phoenix Park Hotel
520 North Capitol Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
202.638.6900

 

Grand Hyatt Washington
1000 H Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
202.582.1234

 

Hotel George
15 E Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
202.347.4200

 

Washington Marriott Metro Center
775 12th Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20005
202.737.2200

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Pictured left to right are P3 Board members, Joe Wingerter of Kiewit Corporation and David Spector of Colorado DOT/HPTE, along with ARTBA Chairman, Matt Cummings of AECOM, at our 2017 P3 Conference.

To sponsor or exhibit at the conference, please complete this form. Email ARTBA’s Vice President of Meetings & Events Ed Tarrant with questions, or call him at 202.683.1031.

DIAMOND ($25,000)

  • Eight complimentary admissions
  • Premium positioning for 6-foot tabletop exhibit centrally located between all conference meeting rooms
  • Top-level recognition in all marketing materials and remarks
  • Corporate logo on conference website
  • A seat at the speaker’s table for each meal function
  • Recognition at the registration desk
  • Opportunity to distribute promotional materials to attendees
  • Advance copy of attendee list
  • Recognition on social media leading up to the event
    as a sponsor visible to ARTBA’s more than 7,800
    followers.

PLATINUM ($20,000)

  • Six complimentary admissions
  • Premium positioning for 6-foot tabletop exhibit centrally located between all meeting rooms
  • Recognition in all marketing materials and remarks
  • Corporate logo on conference website
  • A seat at the speaker’s table for the meal of your choice
  • Video signage at the sponsored session
  • Recognition at the registration desk
  • Opportunity to distribute promotional materials to attendees
  • Advance copy of attendee list
  • Recognition on social media leading up to the event
    as a sponsor visible to ARTBA’s more than 7,800
    followers.

GOLD ($10,000)

  • Four complimentary admissions
  • Recognition in all conference marketing materials
  • Corporate logo on conference website
  • Recognition at the registration desk
  • Video signage at the sponsored session
  • Distribution of either pens or other promotional materials to attendees (you supply materials)
  • Advance copy of attendee list
  • Recognition on social media leading up to the event
    as a sponsor visible to ARTBA’s more than 7,800
    followers.

SILVER ($7,500)

  • Two complimentary admissions
  • Co-sponsor one of the two conference breakfasts
  • Recognition in all conference marketing materials
  • Corporate logo on conference website
  • Recognition at the registration desk
  • Video signage at the sponsored session
  • Recognition on social media leading up to the event
    as a sponsor visible to ARTBA’s more than 7,800
    followers.

BRONZE ($5,000)

  • One complimentary admission
  • Recognition as co-sponsor at conference coffee break
  • Recognition in all conference marketing materials
  • Corporate logo on conference website
  • Recognition at the registration desk
  • Recognition on social media leading up to the event
    as a sponsor visible to ARTBA’s more than 7,800
    followers.

EXHIBITS ($3,500)

  • 6-foot Tabletop exhibit centrally located between all meeting rooms
  • One complimentary admission to all meals and sessions
  • Advance copy of attendee list
  • Recognition on social media leading up to the event
    as a sponsor visible to ARTBA’s more than 7,800
    followers.

ARTBA’s P3 Awards Program is an annual competition to honor and draw attention to individuals, companies and public agencies that demonstrate outstanding achievement in the establishment and delivery of U.S. transportation P3 projects. The competition is structured into two categories:

P3 Champion of the Year: This award is given to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the forward progress of P3s in the U.S. transportation industry.

P3 Project of the Year: This award spotlights a project that demonstrates the value P3s bring to the U.S. transportation construction industry. All firms and/or agencies that played a significant role in the nominated project should be cited in the application. The award itself is given to the entire project team. Winners may purchase additional trophies for project partners if they so desire.

The 2018 nomination deadline has passed. Check back for information on submitting nominations for our 2019 awards program!

View more details on eligibility and submission guidelines. View a list of the past winners.

For the second year, ARTBA’s P3 Conference will welcome the next generation of P3 leaders through its professional development half-day track! Last year’s inaugural track was a huge success and ARTBA is excited for emerging leaders to participate in the 2018 edition of the premier annual event for transportation P3s.

Whether you’re just starting out in the P3 sector, have been working in it for years, or are just interested in learning more, this half-day track offers an excellent opportunity to network and hear insights from P3-oriented peers and executives, and join discussions on technology deployment, project team-building, and other pertinent industry issues.

The half-day track includes a mentorship breakfast, two panel sessions, a networking coffee break, and an interactive town-hall discussion, as well as a special luncheon for half-day participants, all on Friday, July 20.

The registration cost also includes an invitation to the P3 Conference’s Networking Reception taking place the previous evening, Thursday, July 19, from 6 – 7:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency.

Additional information about the program – including speakers and panelists – will be announced soon.

Please contact ARTBA’s Allison Rose with any questions.

SPACE IS LIMITED so register now!

Friday, July 20
7:30 – 8 a.m.Mentoring Breakfast: Emerging leaders will meet informally with senior executives in the industry for an informal discussion.
8 – 9 a.m.Panel Session – Leveraging Technology Advancements: New technology applications in the surface transportation space are quickly emerging. This panel will explore these technologies and how they might impact the assessment of and investment in long-term P3 agreements, and even the very nature of public-private partnerships.
Moderator:

Mariana Torres Montoya, Louis Berger


Panelists:

Jeff Marootian, District Department of Transportation


David Cuneo, Steer Davies Gleave


Samrat Valini, Transurban


Oscar Bode, Smart City Capital


9 – 10 a.m.Panel Session – Diversifying the P3 Project Team: The P3 transportation sector is at the intersection of many diverse disciplines, including finance, law, engineering, and policy. This panel will take the perspective of emerging leaders and focus on ways to create diverse teams – from age, gender, ethnicity and experience – that foster greater collaboration within the industry and different points of view to P3 projects.
Moderator:

Kat Sadeghi, AECOM


Panelists:

Denise Berger, Port Authority of New York & New Jersey


Brent Butzin, Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell LLP


Sue Lee, EY


10 – 10:15 a.m.Networking Coffee Break: Emerging leaders will join other conference attendees for an informal break.
10:15 – 11:30 a.m.Interactive Town Hall Discussion: The closing town hall session is another P3 Conference favorite, featuring an interactive format that includes audience response using your smartphone. 30 years from the “beginning” of U.S. P3s, great progress has been made – sort of. Landmark P3 projects can be found around the country today, including I-595, LBJ, Eagle P3, LaGuardia Terminal and I-66. Some states have made great advances – only to fall back a bit. Other owners have emerged with key projects. Legislation is being debated – sometimes passed, sometimes not – in many statehouses across the country. The embrace of the P3 approach in the U.S. is slow, with many owners doing just one or two projects. Let’s look at where we have been, where we are, and then dust off our crystal ball to see where we might be headed – and more importantly – what else we can do as a P3 community to help. Our “all-star” panel of public owners will help guide the discussion.
Moderator:

Steve DeWitt, ACS


Panelists:

Kome Ajise, Southern California Association of Governments


Morteza Farajian, Virginia Office of P3s


Nick Farber, Colorado DOT


Joshua Schank, LA Metro


11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.Emerging Leaders Luncheon: This luncheon is the culmination of the day and co-hosted by the Young Professionals in Infrastructure. This interactive session will challenge participants to think outside the box in an activity led by Roy Kienitz, Principle at WSP and former Under Secretary for Policy at the United States Department of Transportation. Prizes will be awarded! We will wrap up the day with closing remarks by Tyler Duvall, Partner at McKinsey & Company.

5th Annual “National Workshop for State & Local Transportation Advocates”
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Hyatt Regency Washington | Washington, D.C.

The “National Workshop for State & Local Transportation Advocates,” a signature program of the Transportation Investment Advocacy Center™ (TIAC), brings together transportation investment champions from around the country to share best practices, playbook secrets and other keys to success in advancing state and local legislative and ballot initiatives that boost transportation infrastructure investment.

Attend the Workshop to hear the real-life challenges and success stories of state transportation funding campaigns. Learn what states have raised or are trying to raise new transportation revenue, why they are doing so, what revenue streams they are exploring, who the major players are, and campaign tactics and strategies.

Be part of the conversation! Attendees will leave the Workshop with new skills and strategies for increasing funding in their own states.

Visit the ARTBA-TIAC Workshop page for updates on speakers, session topics, and more.

Registration is free for ARTBA’s P3 Conference Attendees!

Indicate your plan to attend on the registration form for the P3 conference, or email TIAC Deputy Director Carolyn Kramer for more information or to sign up.

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