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ARTBA’s P3s in Transportation Conference, now in its 31st year, is the nation’s premier and longest-standing transportation P3 networking event. Attendees will:

  • CONNECT with hundreds of key decision makers, project sponsors, private-sector finance executives, and government leaders;
  • EXPLORE new market opportunities;
  • PARTICIPATE in interactive sessions on timely topics;
  • GATHER EXPERT INSIGHTS developed from over three decades of P3 experience;
  • LOOK AHEAD to the developing P3 markets;
  • WIN prizes with our new social media raffle;
  • EARN Professional Development Hours (PDH);
  • CONGRATULATE the winners of the annual ARTBA P3 Awards Program;
  • SALUTE the 2018-19 P3 Division Board of Directors;
  • WELCOME the next generation of P3 leaders through the Emerging Leaders track; and
  • ENJOY complimentary admission to the 6th Annual National Workshop for State & Local Transportation Advocates.

Early registrants and ARTBA Members receive reduced rates. REGISTER NOW before prices increase on Friday, April 5!

Please contact ARTBA’s Allison Rose with questions.

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

ARTBA’s P3s in Transportation Conference, now in its 31st year, is the nation’s premier and longest-standing transportation P3 networking event. Attendees will:

  • CONNECT with hundreds of key decision makers, project sponsors, private-sector finance executives, and government leaders;
  • EXPLORE new market opportunities;
  • PARTICIPATE in interactive sessions on timely topics;
  • GATHER EXPERT INSIGHTS developed from over three decades of P3 experience;
  • LOOK AHEAD to the developing P3 markets;
  • WIN prizes with our new social media raffle;
  • EARN Professional Development Hours (PDH);
  • CONGRATULATE the winners of the annual ARTBA P3 Awards Program;
  • SALUTE the 2018-19 P3 Division Board of Directors;
  • WELCOME the next generation of P3 leaders through the Emerging Leaders track; and
  • ENJOY complimentary admission to the 6th Annual National Workshop for State & Local Transportation Advocates.

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Please contact ARTBA’s Ed Tarrant with questions.


“ARTBA has always been a steadfast advocate of critical issues to transportation, including long-term funding solutions, as well as leading the discussion regarding the best way to procure and deliver major transport infrastructure projects. The Annual P3 Conference has been and will continue to be the preeminent summer gathering of transport advocates, financiers, builders, designers and operators. There is no better place or time to meet and receive updates related to upcoming legislative, regulatory and project pipeline in our industry.”

Sia Kusha, Group Head Project Development & Partnering, Plenary Group, Tampa, FL


Photo courtesy of the Grand Hyatt Washington

The June 25th rooms cutoff for the discount room rate at Grand Hyatt Washington has passed. Please contact ARTBA’s Ed Tarrant at etarrant@artba.org to assist you for extra room options at the Grand Hyatt. There are still some rooms available at the GHW under the standard room rate at the hotel’s link below:

https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/washington-dc/grand-hyatt-washington/wasgh/rooms

Grand Hyatt Washington
1000 H Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20001


“The ARTBA P3 Conference is unique in that they strive to bring together a diverse cross section of the P3 Industry. Especially important is bringing the DOTs, FHWA and Owners to the Conference to interact, learn and provide invaluable information about their programs and upcoming opportunities.  It also allows Owners with new and growing P3 Programs to interact with other Owners and industry leaders.”

Dusty Holcombe, Vice President of Transportation-Infrastructure, RS&H, Glenn Allen, VA
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To become a sponsor, please email the form found on the third page of the document to ARTBA’s Ed Tarrant at etarrant@artba.org.


“ARTBA’s P3 Conference is one of a kind. It offers a unique blend of P3 transportation policy discussions, industry trends, practical advice, academic research, and diverse networking opportunities.”

Simon Santiago, Partner, Nossaman LLP, Washington, D.C.

31st Annual Public-Private Partnerships (P3s) in Transportation Conference

Washington. D.C.
July 17-19, 2019

Program as of July 12, 2019. Session topics and participants subject to change.
*Asterisk indicates panelist invited and pending confirmation.

SEE THE SCHEDULE AS A PDF >

Wednesday, July 17



2 - 5 p.m.Owners Peer Exchange
Facilitated by Gail Lewis, Arizona DOT, and Sam Beydoun, Illinois DOT
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. - 4:30 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
7:30 - 9:30 p.m.P3 Division Board Meeting & Dinner
By invitation only

Thursday, July 18



7 - 8 a.m.Conference Sponsors Breakfast
By invitation only
7:30 - 8 a.m.Continental Breakfast
For all attendees
8 - 8:15 a.m.Welcome Remarks
Dave Bauer, ARTBA President & CEO

Jennifer Aument, Transurban, ARTBA P3 Division President
8:15 - 8:45 a.m.Opening Keynote Speaker
The Honorable Dan DeBono, Chief Infrastructure Funding Officer, U.S. Department of Transportation
8:45 - 9:15 a.m.Plenary Session: The View from Capitol Hill
Hear the latest on current and potential transportation and P3-related legislative initiatives directly from the halls of Congress.
Moderator:
Dean Franks, ARTBA Senior VP for Congressional Relations
9:15 - 10:15 a.m.Plenary Session: Making P3s a Reality... An Owners Discussion
Key state transportation leaders provide insight into how they have surmounted obstacles and built momentum for major P3 projects.
Moderator:
Deborah Brown, WSP

Panelists:
Dr. Shawn Wilson, Secretary, Louisiana DOTD
Pete Rahn, Secretary, Maryland Department of Transportation
Meg Pirkle, Chief Engineer, Georgia Department of Transportation
10:15 - 10:30 a.m.Networking Coffee Break
10:30 - 10:45 a.m.15-Minute Project Spotlight: WestConnex
Presenter:
Adam Hesketh, Transurban
10:45 - 11:45 a.m.Plenary Session: The Great Debate... Are P3s Even Worth It? Differing Views on the Risk Appetite for P3s
This year’s debate – a tradition at the ARTBA P3 Conference – features multiple expert viewpoints on risk, and how it may be driving the U.S. P3 market.
Moderator:
Sia Kusha, Plenary Group

Panelists:
Bob Alger, Lane Construction and ARTBA Chairman
Jim Ray, Former Senior Advisor, U.S. Department of Transportation
Tony Geach, Parsons
Joe Wingerter, Kiewit
11:45 a.m. - 12 p.m.15-Minute Project Spotlight: LAX Automated People Mover
Presenter:
Noah Jolley, ACS
12 - 1:30 p.m.Awards Luncheon
The ARTBA P3 Division presents its four annual awards recognizing noteworthy individuals and projects. ARTBA P3 Division President Jennifer Aument will look back on the past 12 months, and attendees will meet the 2019-2020 P3 Division Officers and Board of Directors.
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.Plenary Sessions: Streamlining the Streamlining... Putting Project Delivery Reforms to Work
Practitioners explore recent federal reforms and how to take full advantage of them at the project level.
Moderator:
Dusty Holcombe, RS&H

Panelists:
Amanda Baxter, Transurban
Melanie Valk, Itinera
April Marchese, U.S. Department of Transportation
2:30- 2:45 p.m.15-Minute Project Spotlight: Colorado Central 70
Presenter:
Nick Farber, Colorado High Performance Transportation Enterprise
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. Understanding their perspectives can be a key to effective advocacy for P3s.
Moderator:
Matt Girard, Plenary Group

Panelists:
State Sen. Chris Elliott (R-Alabama)
State Sen. Mathew Pitsch (R-Arkansas)
4 - 5 p.m.Plenary Session: Into the P3 Sea... A Deep Dive on U.S. P3 Market Opportunities
Panelists bringing a variety of perspectives – including international – paint the “big picture” of the U.S. P3 market, now and in the future.
Moderator:
David Spector, KPMG

Panelists:
Marty Klepper, Fengate
Susan Howard, AASHTO/BATIC Institute
Mark Romoff, Canadian Council of Public Private Partnerships
Donald Ludlow, CPCS
Edward Fanter
6 - 7:30 p.m.Evening Networking Reception
All Conference attendees are welcome to attend

Friday, July 19



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.
7 – 7:30 a.m. – Emerging Leaders only
7:30 – 8 a.m. – Emerging Leaders and Mentors
7:30 - 8 a.m.Continental Breakfast
For all Conference attendees
8 - 9 a.m.Breakout Session 1: DBE Compliance on P3 Projects
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) works with state agencies to administer the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program, an important requirement on federal-aid projects. FHWA recently released a new DBE program handbook for use in alternative contracting and procurement, such as P3 projects. FHWA officials will present an overview of the handbook. The session will also include a state perspective on contracting and diversity.
Moderator:
Wanda Brown, BTG

Panelists:
Martha Kenley, Federal Highway Administration
Christine Thorkildsen, Federal Highway Administration
Greg Slater, Maryland State Highway Administration


Breakout Session 2: Putting P3 Research into Action
Planned for “Emerging Leaders Track” participants; other conference attendees are welcome to attend as well.
Candidates for advanced academic degrees share their P3-related research with emerging leaders, with the shared objective of gaining more recognition for and positively influencing real-world projects through this important work among P3 practitioners.
Moderator:
Dr. Jonathan Gifford, George Mason University

Panelists:
Carter B. Casady, Stanford University
Eric Childress, George Mason University
Kunqi (Quincy) Zhang, University of Maryland, College Park
9 - 9:15 a.m.15-Minute Project Spotlight: Ports America Chesapeake
Presenter:
Bayard Hogans, Ports America Chesapeake
9:15 - 10:15 a.m.Plenary Session: (Don't) Kill All the Lawyers... Untangling Risk Issues in P3 Projects
An all-star panel of legal minds will provide a lively and entertaining look at current P3 risk issues. It’s a worthy follow up to the previous day’s Great Debate session, but this time with lawyers!
Moderator:
Chuck Wall, Seyfarth Shaw

Panelists:
Andy Fraiser, Ashurst
Sam Gilmore, Kiewit
Simon Santiago, Nossaman
Joe Seliga, Mayer Brown
10:15 - 10:30 a.m.Networking Coffee Break
10:30 - 11 a.m.Featured Speaker
The Honorable Nicole Nason, Administrator, Federal Highway Administration
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.Closing Plenary Session: Interactive Town Hall Discussion
For all Conference attendees and “Emerging Leaders Track” participants
The traditional conclusion to ARTBA’s P3 Conference will give all attendees an opportunity to share thoughts on the issues raised over the past three days. Moderator/Facilitator/Ringmaster Steve DeWitt will lead the proceedings.
Moderator:
Steve DeWitt, ACS

Panelists/Facilitators:
Bryan Kendro, Star America
Yousef Salama, LA Metro
David Spector, KPMG
Mariana Torres, YPI

“We have found that no other gathering has the depth of professional experience in the audience and at the presenter podium and that brings ultimate value to our time together. From the view from the Hill, the “great debate” to subject matter sessions and deal flow presentations by State representatives to the social gatherings, the ARTBA P3 conference seamlessly stiches them together into a marvelous opportunity for all attendees.”

Tom Stoner, Vice President of Alternative Delivery, H.W. Lochner, Inc., Seminole, FL

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New this year!

Enter our new social media raffle by using the hashtag #ARTBAP3 on your Twitter and LinkedIn accounts leading up to the Conference, and during the Conference. The winner will be announced on July 19. The prize will be announced shortly.

      


“The networking opportunities and relationships developed as a part of the ARTBA P3 conference have truly been a benefit to expanding my understanding of the P3 market place. The involvement of owners, developers, contractors, and designers all in one location is not replicated at any other conference I’ve attended. My involvement and attendance at the ARTPA P3 conference is one of the most important events for American Structurepoint that I attend every year.”

Steve Davidson, Executive Vice President, American Structurepoint, Inc., Indianapolis, IN


Registration is free for P3 conference attendees.

The “National Workshop for State & Local Transportation Advocates,” a signature program of ARTBA’s 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 infrastructure investment.

Participants hear real-life challenges and success stories of state transportation funding campaigns; and 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.

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

Please indicate if you plan to attend the workshop when you complete the P3 conference registration form.  If you have any questions, contact TIAC Director Carolyn Kramer.

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For the third year, ARTBA’s P3 Conference will welcome the next generation of leaders through a special registration rate and schedule exclusively designed for emerging leaders in transportation P3s. ARTBA is excited to team with Young Professionals in Infrastructure (YPI) again to host the 2019 edition.

Whether you’re a rookie, veteran or professional just interested in the P3 sector, this half-day track offers an excellent opportunity to network, hear insights from industry peers and executives, and join interactive discussions on pertinent industry issues. This is your chance to advance your career and improve the future of the industry.

The half-day track includes welcome remarks, mentorship breakfast, two panel sessions, a networking coffee break, and an interactive town hall discussion from 7:15 – 11:30 a.m. on Friday, July 19.

The registration cost also includes an invitation to the P3 Conference’s Networking Reception taking place the night before, July 18, from 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be available, subject to the approval of your governing State Accrediting Agency. Additional information about the program – including session topics and panelists – will be announced soon. Last year’s agenda can be found here.

Space is limited so be sure to register early!


“The half day track for emerging leaders at ARTBA’s P3 conference is a rare opportunity to network with peers and senior executives, learn P3 basics and the latest industry trends, and join advocacy efforts that further sound infrastructure policy. For all these reasons, it’s a smart investment of your time.”

Judah Gluckman, Director of Planning and Economics, Louis Berger, Washington, D.C.

ARTBA is proud to continue its Professional Development Hours (PDH) program to all of the attendees of the 2019 P3 Conference as a value-added benefit at the event, subject to the approval of your governing State Accrediting Agency. Attendees will receive the form to complete following the event.


“The ARTBA P3s in Transportation Conference is full of excellent panels and speakers from public and private leaders across the P3 industry, and the mentorship and networking opportunities through the emerging leaders track as part of this conference are unparalleled. I look forward to this event every year and encourage everyone from students to young professionals to attend and grow their knowledge of P3s, help ensure a strong future for our vital industry, and have a bit of fun as well!”

Noah Jolley, Director of Project Management, ACS Infrastructure Development, Inc. Miami, FL

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