Program Summary

Our program will present a series of keynotes, case studies, panels, workshops, and diverse networking opportunities designed for attendees to deepen their understanding on the value proposition of P3s, and the role they can play in the delivery of essential public infrastructure.

Our two and half day agenda has been programmed to help you plan and procure successful P3 initiatives, understand best practices in selecting and negotiating with prospective partners, and take steps to ensure project success.

Over 125 leading practitioners will present their firsthand observations of P3 projects of all sizes in different markets from around the country. We will also offer in-depth roundtable discussions for public sector delegates with interest in discussing specific P3 issues in a more candid and interactive forum.

Attendees with little experience in the development and operation of the P3 model will benefit from our industry experts presenting their knowledge, and valuable insights into market trends crucial for business decisions.

More seasoned professionals will benefit from our incredible networking opportunities, cultivate relationships with project sponsors, and learn new methods to address complex project delivery goals.

The 2018 agenda offers multiple daily breaks, receptions, one-on-one meeting areas, and specific events designed for you to meet with industry professionals, project sponsors/owners, and a chance to reconnect with old colleagues.

With over 1,250 participating delegates, attendees find P3C to be one of the most effective places on their event schedule to cultivate relationships and network with the industry’s most active and influential professionals.

2018 Program Details

Pre-Conference Activities:

P3 Questions and Answers Breakfast Discussion

Join industry leaders for breakfast and an interactive conversation specifically tailored to audience questions and answers about P3s. Attendees will have the opportunity to submit questions in advance and also join in the conversation as we explore the benefits and value of P3s through an open dialogue.



P3 Hits the Highway Tour – Dallas’s LBJ Express

Experience firsthand one of the largest public-private partnership transportation projects in Texas!

The LBJ Express project team will host a limited number of attendees for a free, two-hour bus tour of the $2.7 billion highway reconstruction project along Interstates 635 and 35E and Loop 12, which was completed in September 2015.

Tour participants will get an up-close look at the roadway, including the innovative managed lanes (known as TEXpress Lanes), which utilize real-time data to adjust toll rates to reduce congestion. The tour will also include a stop at the LBJ Express operations center for a look at the technology behind the 13-mile P3 project. Registration is based on first-come, first-served basis.

Roundtable Discussions

Designed for attendees with government or higher education backgrounds, the conference will be host two rooms of roundtable conversations on 10 different P3 topics. Discussions are meant to be open and candid exchanges where public sector attendees can ask questions and share experiences.  Facilitators will guide discussions by presenting case studies, targeted issues, and topics shaping the P3 landscape.

P3 Public Building Flash Workshop

Participate in a unique and intimate hour long workshop with some of the nation’s leading developers, financial/legal advisors, contractors, and engineers to learn how you can move potential public building projects from start to finish through P3 delivery. We will work individually with public officials to discern if projects in your municipality or state are suitable for P3 and if so how you could develop a path forward. The session will be hosted by the Performance Based Building Coalition (PBBC), a nonprofit organization whose mission is to catalyze the use of P3s for public buildings by assisting public officials through education and promoting federal and state legislation. At the conclusion of the session, the PBBC will offer municipalities and states (which have identified possible P3 projects) the opportunity for the PBBC to come host a day-long workshop in the city where you are based.

2018 Agenda Topics:

Full program details will be released in December. Below is a list of topics and themes that will be covered in the agenda.

Pre-award Discussion Topics:

  • Assessing the feasibility of a P3 project – what type of projects are best served?
  • Identifying the merits and risks of P3 delivery structures
  • Defining project requirements and identifying appropriate project delivery models
  • How to score, select, and negotiate with prospective partners
  • Coordinating internal and external stakeholders to optimize P3 delivery
  • Understanding the potential credit impacts P3s can have on rating and debt capacity
  • Where P3 can work and where it shouldn’t
  • Options for small and medium size projects seeking partnerships
  • Communication strategies – how to win local support with successful communication plans.
  • Political considerations for developing and implementing P3 projects
  • The role of a public champion in building P3 partnerships
  • Meeting deferred operation and maintenance challenges
  • How major maintenance, repair and replacement should be considered when evaluating a P3
  • Diversity & inclusion programs for P3 projects

Team Work and Collaboration Discussion Topics:

  • The importance of early engagement with private partners
  • Integration tools and techniques that enhance collaboration
  • Owner roles/responsibilities in executing a P3
  • Risk balance and expectation management
  • Stakeholder management
  • Hidden costs and overlooked risks
  • Pressure points for P3s

Advanced Project Delivery Discussion Topics:

  • Contract administration
  • Risk identification, mitigation, and tradeoff strategies
  • Asset monetization of non-core infrastructure assets using P3s
  • Financing solutions and value propositions under the P3 Model
  • The influence of design within the P3 process
  • Value creation from transferring operations and maintenance
  • Latest innovations and life-cycle efficiencies in P3 delivery
  • State of P3 authorizing legislation
  • P3 and the new Administration – Where are we heading?

Sector Specific Discussion Topics:

  • Higher Education P3s: Discover the benefits beyond financing
  • P3 opportunities in the Airport Sector
  • Social P3s – Structuring the Transaction and Adapting Private Sector Experience
  • Creating and adapting P3s in the water sector
  • Developing and modernizing energy infrastructure assets using a P3 approach