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Jill Jamieson, Managing Director, JLL Public Institutions
P3 and the new Administration – Where Are We Heading
The new administration built its platform on investment and infrastructure. Although specific details are still developing, the emerging policy is expected to be beneficial for the P3 market. So what are the possible scenarios and opportunities and challenges that come with each? In this session, we’ll investigate the effect of a potential massive infusion of private capital at the federal, state and local level, the legislative policy and constraints impacting P3s, and possible solutions or methods to address these challenges.


Dale Bonner, Executive Chairman, Plenary Concessions
A Year in Perspective – What to Watch
As part of the opening session, the Executive Chairman of one of North America’s leading P3 investors will provide a review of the most notable developments that shaped the public-private partnership landscape in the past year; while also addressing some of the major political, policy, and project developments that will define the U.S. P3 experience in 2017.



Daniel Feitelberg, Vice Chancellor, University of California, Merced
A New Chapter for Procurement in Higher Education
When UC Merced broke ground on its 2020 Project last year, it opened a new chapter for procurement in American public higher education. The UC Merced 2020 Project is an ambitious $1.3 billion P3 expansion of the youngest University of California campus, located in the San Joaquin Valley, the heart of “underinvested California.” Vice Chancellor Daniel Feitelberg will share why UC Merced is choosing an integrated delivery strategy through a public-private partnership and some of the lessons they have learned along the way.


Michael Likosky, Heads of Infrastructure Practice, 32 Advisors

Rapid Growth is on its Way

Michael is widely recognized as a pre-eminent expert on P3s and has over fifteen years of experience providing advice to many of our nation’s leaders and is an expert to the United Nations, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, and the US Treasury Department . Michael’s conversation will focus around the direction of the US P3 market across sectors and the country.

EB-5 Financing and P3: Leveraging International Migration to Create Capital

This session will focus on the use of the EB-5 green card program to fund public projects and private projects in the public interest. Topics will include a brief introduction to regional centers, but the emphasis will be on how a public project finance official can effectively employ this innovative capital creation vehicle. Public officials will describe how and why they chose the EB-5 program as a source of capital. Developers will discuss how the program works in practice. Economists will describe the parameters of the program and what it takes to implement the program effectively. Attorneys who have served as the architects for successful P3 enterprises in the EB-5 program will discuss best practices for implementation of the program in the public-private context.



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Putting the P’s Together – Finding the Partner and Structuring and Financing a P3 Project

When a public body does not want to increase taxes or cut services, it often considers “monetizing” an existing asset or turning to the private sector to finance a new need. These situations call out for P3 (public/private partnerships) as a solution. But often that call is hard to answer. Most critical question- How will the P3 project be financed? Looking to private sector capital raises the further question- How to attract the right private sector partner? Other questions- What are the right strategies for P3? How to implement a P3- What processes and delivery methods work best?



Daniel McRae, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Ken Portnoy, Vice President, Balfour Beatty
Charles Whatley, Director, Economic Development for DeKalb County

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A Special Address From the Mayor of Dallas

The Public Private Partnership Conference is pleased to welcome Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings. Mayor Rawlings will welcome our audience by discussing his Public Private Partnership initiatives.

Michael S. Rawlings, Mayor of Dallas

Elected Mayor in June 2011, Mike Rawlings brings three decades of high-level business and civic leadership to Dallas City Hall.

Mayor Rawlings came to Dallas in 1976 with two hundred dollars in his pocket, and through hard work and determination, he proved that Dallas truly is The City of Opportunity. After taking an entry level job in one of Dallas’ top ad agencies, he worked his way up to become the CEO of Tracy-Locke, which at the time was the largest advertising agency in the South.

After a successful 20-year career in marketing and advertising, Mike Rawlings took the helm of the world’s largest pizza company, Pizza Hut. Under Mike’s leadership, the company had a major upturn in business resulting in the highest weekly store sales in Pizza Hut history and recognition by D Magazine as “The Best Company To Work For In Dallas.”

Most recently, Mayor Rawlings served as Managing Partner of CIC Partners, where he provided business counsel and capital, helping to grow small and mid-sized businesses in Dallas, and across the U.S.

In addition to his vast business experience, over the past three decades Mayor Rawlings also has served as a volunteer leader with a proven record of tackling some of our city’s toughest challenges.

As the Homeless Czar for five years, Mike oversaw the construction and opening of The Bridge, which is the cornerstone of our city’s long-term plan to help the homeless and clean up our downtown. Mike also worked to raise more than $12 million in private donations to operate this non-profit that helps more than 1,000 homeless men and women every day. Under Mike’s leadership Dallas reduced its number of chronically homeless by nearly 57% over five years.

As Chair of the Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau in 2006-07, Mike worked to bring in new tax revenue from visitors, relieving the burden on homeowners. Under his leadership, the CVB brought in events that generated $400 million in direct economic impact to Dallas.

And while serving as President of the Dallas Park & Recreation Board, Mike fostered public-private partnerships securing private funding to support basic services and start a new youth health initiative.

For his thoughtful leadership in working to end homelessness, Mike was awarded the 2007 Innovation Award from the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness, the Dallas Historical Society’s Award for Excellence in Humanities, and the Anti-Defamation League’s Humanitarian of the Year for 2010.

A lifelong athlete, Mike lettered in football at Boston College, where he received a Bachelor’s degree in philosophy and communications, Magna Cum Laude. Today, he serves on the Board of Trustees of Jesuit College Preparatory.  He has been an active lecturer at many universities as well as an adjunct professor at SMU. Mike and his wife Micki have raised two children here in Dallas, Michelle (30) and Gunnar (22).

Attention Public Sector Agencies : Call for Development Showcase Sessions

2014 Call for Development Showcase Sessions: Coming Soon

While the 2013 Development Showcase Session is fully subscribed, we will soon be taking requests for our 2014 program.  Our second season will feature more than 30 presentations by municipal agencies from across the country covering a wide variety of assets relevant to the public private partnership industry including hotels, convention centers, civic, industrial, commercial developments  and more.

Presenting at P3C is an unparalleled opportunity to gain publicity and recognition from a national audience involved in public private partnerships. Our development showcase sessions are designed for municipal agencies to unveil insightful information about unreleased development projects to the country’s top developers, builders, architects, investors, and other business development executives.

P3C is looking to serve the business development needs of its diverse audience by creating a balanced program that is comprehensive and reflects a multitude of assets. Our platform is a communication and marketing tool built to expose your community’s development goals and broaden your developer network.

Benefits from presenting:

• Promote your project to an influential audience.

• Media exposure and visibility to prospective partners.

• Take advantage of opportunities for interaction between the public and private sides before a PPP project is initiated by the procurement process.

• Capture a wide audience of private business entities that will compete for your PPP project.

Our 2013 Development Showcase Sessions are fully subscribed however we are currently taking request for our 2014 season.  Please email us at for more informaiton.

Call for White Papers & Case Studies

We’re creating a new page on our website dedicated to industry research pertaining to various subjects in the area of public private partnerships.  With our growing web traffic and upcoming marketing activities, we’re encouraging everyone to submit their case studies and white papers to share with our visitors.

If you would like to participate, please email us.

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