Testimonials

Here’s what a few industry leaders are saying about P3C.

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“I was delighted and inspired by the multi-stakeholder collaboration, knowledge-sharing and excitement at P3C.  It is a very refreshing conference in that participants are engaged thought-leaders from both the private and public sector who are enthused to share their ideas and experiences. Rather than relegated to a couple cocktail hours, networking is inherent and promoted in all aspects of the conference.  For me, the conference generated new friendships, new resources, and a new team of us who are now working together on a new project.”

Wendy Heintz-Joehnk
Director of Strategies + Development,
Affiliated Engineers, Inc.

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“I very much enjoyed the opportunity to participate in the P3 Conference this year. The conference provided an excellent opportunity to share ideas and information about best practices. Participants from a well-rounded cross section of the market attended, offering unique networking opportunities.”

Daniel M. Feitelberg
Vice Chancellor, Planning and Budget
University of California, Merced

“The annual P3 Conference has become the must-attend P3 event in the country.  From the very substantive, thought-provoking programs presented on a few simultaneous tracks to the high-end quality level of the attendees representing the people you want to meet from around the country and within your own backyard, we have worked this conference into our annual P3 marketing plan, incorporating social events with the attendees in Dallas into our overall plan.”

Lee A. Weintraub
Shareholder, Chair, Public Private Partnerships Practice Group
Vice Chair, Construction Law and Litigation Practice Group

“P3C offers the strongest gathering of P3 professionals in the U.S.  The speakers and sessions are terrific with highest profile projects in the industry.”

Kevin Wayer, Co-President
Co-President – Public Institutions Team
Jones Lang LaSalle

“I have attended the P3 conference for three years running, and found it to be extremely valuable. Speaking at the P3 Conference provided me the opportunity to present to a wide audience our upcoming development opportunities in Salt Lake City, and to articulate how we would like to work with interested private sector partners. In addition, I was able to attend several technical sessions that helped me shape my thinking on better integrated partnerships in the future. In short, it was both an opportunity to share my own partnership experiences and opportunities, and to learn from others working in the same arena.”

D.J. Baxter
Executive Director
Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake City

“The P3 Conference brings together private industry with the public sector for quality education programs. It is a great opportunity to work together to understand and navigate the P3 model. P3s are about partnership and The P3 Conference works to enhance that idea, with solid content and ample opportunity to engage. AIAI is a strong advocate for programs that support the value of P3s. The P3 Conference delivers.”

John Parkinson
Executive Director
AIAI

“The P3C Conference is an excellent mix of big-picture thinking, in-depth presentations, and networking opportunities. It brings a wide range of public and private sector officials together and fosters the dialogue needed to spur more successful P3s in the US.”

Jonathan Trutt
Interim Executive Director
West Coast Infrastructure Exchange

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“The Public-Private Partnership Conference brings together an impressive number of private sector professionals and government officials engaged in public-private partnerships form across the country, with a significant focus on the execution of P3s on more traditional real estate projects. Collaboration at such events among private sector professionals and government officials on public-private partnerships will become increasingly important as we have begun to see an increasing in the volume of more traditional real estate projects executed in public private partnerships.”

Tom Galli
Shareholder
Greenberg Traurig, LLP

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“P3C is a valuable venue for industry professionals and public officials to meet and discuss the emerging P3 delivery method. Now, more than ever, we need to educate, share best practices, and collaborate in an effort to begin to address the tremendous infrastructure needs of our cities, counties, schools, hospitals, colleges and universities, and States. Skanska appreciated the P3C program, speakers, and exhibits. They were professionally managed and coordinated.”

Larry Casey
Corp. Senior Vice President
Skanska USA Building

“P3C is the event to connect with those involved with P3’s from all around the country.  Presentations and discussions range from mega transportation P3’s to local-serving real estate and infrastructure P3’s.  I found it very beneficial for fostering both public official and private industry relationships.”

Seth Merewitz
Partner
Best Best & Krieger LLP

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“The CBRE team could not have been more pleased with the results of our participation and sponsorship of P3C. The organizers helped us achieve all our objectives and we look forward to continuing our relationship with them. The conference truly reflects the collaborative nature of P3s – every aspect of the conference enhances the knowledgebase of stakeholders and it explores the issues from all relevant perspectives.”

Peter Jansen
Regional Manager
CBRE Public Institutions & Education Solutions

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“P3C has become the “Go To” event for owners, developers, contractors and service providers to network and learn about P3 opportunities across the country. As a sponsor of the event, we couldn’t be happier about the exposure and networking P3C provides. We look forward to attending again next year.”

William T. Eliopoulos
Partner
Rutan & Tucker, LLP

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“Since its debut, the P3C conference has emerged as a “go to” place for P3 stakeholders to gather, learn, and inspire one another. The two-day program offers a wealth of timely information along with a unique forum to network and learn about new opportunities.”

Dale Bonner
Executive Chairman
Plenary Concessions

Picture3“Having the opportunity to showcase our project at the P3 conference allowed us to get in front of a broad audience of professionals that might not have been exposed to the development we presented. The networking by these groups at the meeting has led to strong level of interest. The ability to find a proven development partner has been enhanced tremendously. Participating in this event has no downside.”

Jay Chapa
Housing & Economic Development Director
City of Fort Worth

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“Great conference and tremendous networking opportunity. This conference has great potential to breakthrough traditional project delivery methods.”

Pat DiGiovanni
President & CEO
Centro San Antonio

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“Dollar for dollar, this is the P3 Conference to attend – it has the right mix of potential government sponsors and experienced P3 professionals to help move this country forward. I found great clarification and insights on where the US P3 market is headed and which markets to focus on. The P3 Conference has become indispensable and an important part of the calendar year.”

Eduardo A. Martinez
Senior Advisor
Dentons US LLP

 

Picture9“The P3 Conference has quickly become our most important annual networking and learning event for the work we do on public-private partnership deals. For HVS, it has been one of our most productive conferences in terms of developing client relationships. I would highly recommend this conference for public officials, developers, and investment bankers who are pursuing developments or transactions involving public-private partnerships.”

Hans Detlefsen, MPP, MAI
Managing Director
HVS Consulting & Valuation

Picture10“The P3C experience proved to be just the type of quality exposure Springfield needed as it endeavors to redevelop an entire square block in our central area. P3C provided the opportunity for the city to present this high profile property to a nationwide audience of architects, developers, banking institutions and other interested parties. A targeted marketing effort to reach these key players would have exceeded the budget and likely generated fewer results. The City of Springfield Office of Planning & Economic Development is very pleased with the outcomes from P3C!”

Mike Farmer, Director
Office of Planning and Economic Development, City of Springfield, Illinois

Picture6“Our experiences in exhibiting and sponsoring at the P3 conference the last three years have put us in front of high-level decision makers and resulted in several developing relationships and project opportunities.”

Erika Winters Downey, SE, LEED AP BD+C
Great Plains Regional Engineer
American Institute of Steel Construction

 

 

Picture7“P3C has managed to bring together not only key leaders within our industry, developers, general contractors, design and engineering firms, attorneys, and capital markets specialists, but also target clients, representatives from municipalities, universities, indeed every segment of the public sector needing the creativity of the private sector to help solve their infrastructure and facility needs.  Count on Garfield Public/Private continuing to be an active participant at your upcoming conferences.”

Raymond Garfield, Jr.
Chairman
Garfield Public/Private LLC

Picture8“The P3 Conference was a wonderful experience for us.  Based on the number of conversations we had with public and private sector participants, it is clear that The P3 Conference is attracting the right kind of attention.  We were thrilled with our experience in 2014 and look forward to another successful conference in 2015! ”

John Finke
Senior Program Manager and Team Leader of NDC HEDC Public-Private Partnerships
National Development Council

Picture9“Prince William County has found the P3 Conference to be a great venue to showcase our prime development site opportunities as well as network with potential deal transaction decision makers.  We look forward to our continuing participation in the conference.”

Jeffrey A. Kaczmarek
Executive Director
Prince William County Department of Economic Development

 

Picture10“The P3 Conference was a terrific concentration of public authorities, project developers, investors, banks and advisors. All the elements and expertise anyone would need to learn about P3s, the current and future state of the market, and who is doing what kinds of projects where, and meet them all at one event. Terrific networking! The content of the presentations was comprehensive and to the point, with professional delivery and open interactive discussions. No one seemed to hold back on either the good or bad in terms of lessons learned. We’ll be back next year!”

Michael Palmieri, Managing Partner – Arch Capital Advisors
Former Partner – KPMG – Global Infrastructure and Projects Group

Picture6“I found the Public Private Partnership Conference in Dallas to be very meaningful.  The variety and quality of exhibitors participating provided an opportunity to become aware of what is happening around the country.  The program was insightful – both the plenary sessions and the breakout meetings. I look forward to being there next year!”

Anthony K.G. Barbar
Florida Atlantic University – Board of Governors
Barbar & Associates, LLC – President & CEO

 

Picture5“I can say the Mortenson has participated in the last three Public-Private Partnership Conferences and that I look forward to this year’s.  It has proven to be a valuable opportunity to meet with present and future clients in a casual educational forum.  I know that it has provided our public partners with back ground and perspective as they see other communities pursuing similar opportunities.  And, it has provided a forum for the discussion of best practices.”

Tom Lander
Vice President and General Manager
Mortenson Development

 


Picture11“There is no conference that has so much content combined with connecting projects to developers and service providers. It is so well organized with such high quality attendance. It is amazing it is only the second year this conference has been held.”

Charles H. Johnson IV
President
Johnson Consulting