Program Summary

Our 2019 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 the proper steps to ensure project success.

Over 150 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 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 1,300 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.

Program Details

40+ Education Sessions | 150+ Speakers | 1,300+ Participating Delegates | 2+ Days of Networking

Our 2019 agenda will provide a review of the most notable events that shaped the P3 landscape in the past year, and address some of the major political, policy, and project developments that are likely to define the P3 experience moving forward. State and city leaders in infrastructure across the country will offer perspectives on local infrastructure needs, key drivers for action while considering major challenges, and the potential roles and limitations of P3 projects. We will also explore strategies for managing project delivery decisions through P3s, as well as discuss the anticipated role that P3 will play for federal, state and local infrastructure across multiple sectors.


P3 101 Questions and Answers Breakfast Discussion

Join industry leaders and AIAI members for breakfast and an interactive conversation specifically tailored to the needs of agencies that are evaluating P3s. This pre-conference session is designed for those beginning to explore P3s and are seeking to better understand where alternative and accelerated project delivery methods can be applicable. Learn about when P3s do and do not make sense, what are the major considerations that need to be made when choosing this route, how can they can save money and time when dealing with capital repairs and deferred maintenance, and what are some of the first steps to make when considering the P3 route.


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 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.


The Future of P3s – Driving Diversity of Participants and Asset Classes Workshop

A hybrid workshop / panel organized to discuss and develop deliverables for moving the P3 industry toward a more diverse mix of projects and participants.  The workshop will be broken down into smaller group discussions on each of the topics below and conclude with a list of deliverables that YPI, AIAI, PBBC and other industry participants can act on going forward to deliver a more dynamic, diverse and reliable US P3 market.

Diversity in Asset Classes – Future of U.S. P3s – A discussion on utilizing the P3 procurement methodology for a broader scope of asset classes and how disruptive technology, like automated vehicles, will drive change in the P3 and infrastructure industry.

Diversity in P3 – Lack of diversity is a multifaceted problem in the P3 industry.  A recent study was done which found that the P3 industry lags with respect to representation of women and other visible minorities in positions of authority. There are also issues with lack of diversity among the workforce in P3 projects.  A discussion on what panelists and participants think will be the most likely initiatives (5 or less) to promote diversity within the P3 industry in the near and long term.

Past Leadership Presenters

We’re privileged to count the industry’s key influencers and leaders among our presenters. Over 150 leading industry practitioners will present their firsthand observations of P3 projects from around the country.

Facilitated by some of our industry’s leading experts, participants will be able to ask questions and share experiences on specific case studies, targeted issues, and topics shaping the P3 landscape while meeting other project owners confronting similar challenges.

Agenda Topics:

Pre-award Discussion Themes:

  • 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 Themes:

  • 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 Themes:

  • 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 Themes:

  • 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