Please see below for the 2023 agenda. Check back soon for the 2024 agenda!
Public sector attendees - join industry leaders for breakfast and an interactive conversation specifically tailored to the needs of agencies evaluating P3s. This pre-conference session is designed for those beginning to explore P3s, helping them understand where P3s can be applicable; and how they can save money and time when dealing with upgrades, repairs, and maintenance. Learn when P3s do or do not make sense, and what major considerations need to be made once choosing this route.
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What does it take to deliver a project successfully using the P3 model? Join AIAI's public sector workshop to find out. Our P3 practitioners will guide you through the process from project conception to delivery, and provide much-needed insight and best practice approaches to the realities of project implementation, shaping the success of your P3 program.
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Experience firsthand one of the largest public-private partnership transportation projects in Texas! The LBJ Express project team will host a limited number of conference attendees for a 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.
The first in a series of public sector exclusive bootcamps, this session will focus on the financial aspects of a P3 and examine the use of PABS,TIFIA, taxable debt, and other financing tools.
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Every Monday, AIAI hosts “Mondays with Marshall”, where the association’s Senior Policy Advisor Marshall Macomber shares insight on policy and legislative updates on Zoom. Conference guests are invited to enjoy a glimpse into this exclusive AIAI member experience as Marshall brings the animated discussion live to the main stage, joined by some of AIAI’s regular participants.
RLB President, Julian Anderson, will be providing an update on current construction cost trends, and thoughts on the near-term future, to assist those considering P3 projects with their forward planning.
The P3 market has seen a transformation over the course of the last decade. Initially dominated by transportation projects, the model has become a vital tool in the procurement toolbox for a variety of sectors. Join a panel of veteran P3 industry leaders as they reflect on the success and challenges of the last ten years and look to the future of the industry.
Combining new Federal funding enhancements with asset monetization provides an opportunity for owners to increase energy resilience and provide additional revenues while moving closer to their sustainability goals. The panel will include public sector owners who have successfully implemented asset monetization strategies incorporating sustainability/resilience and new Federal incentives, and private sector experts who have helped owners create, find and co-finance these opportunities.
This strategy session focuses on identifying underutilized assets, finding market uses for them, and freeing up resources to invest in public and institutional facilities in order to maximize the potential for project success.
Industry leaders from a variety of disciplines discuss a number of ongoing efforts to advance Broadband P3s around the country.
What business considerations should a government review before starting the P3 process? We'll discuss the elements that must be considered as the public builds out the business case for a P3, and share ways to effectively communicate it to the community at large.
Utilizing electric vehicles can greatly benefit large fleet operators, both in fiscal and ecological terms. The keys to unlocking the value of EV are Smart Financing (Capex and Opex) and Integration (Vehicle, Charging Infrastructure, Telematics etc). Panelists will illustrate the roadmap to P3 success in the EV sector and discuss lessons learned.
With a focus on workforce & affordable housing, amenities, healthcare, and culture, this panel will discuss how municipal and education institutions are partnering on private development opportunities that preserve and thoughtfully transform communities.
Why are privately financed water projects so challenging to develop and how can public-private partnerships help unclog the pipeline? Join this panel as we discuss the challenges specific to the water sector and how the P3 model can be a tool to overcome them.
This panel will discuss the key issues that public agencies must consider when embarking on a project procurement - structuring the agreement, conducting a fair and competitive procurement process, and negotiating a final agreement that is transparent and protects the public interest.
Join us at this special networking event for all conference speakers and delegates.
In the second of AIAI's public sector exclusive bootcamps, we will address the types of risk, how risk transfer can deliver value, and the best practices for allocation and mitigation to ensure project success.
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Focusing on community, commerce and culture, this discussion will feature case studies on how agencies brought innovation and equity to their community stakeholders through critical infrastructure delivery. Join this session to discover how P3s can deliver equity to a community while incorporating sound business practices.
What are the benefits and challenges of the various delivery models? Experts will examine projects that utilize a multitude of repayment methods such as Availability Payment and Revenue Based, and use real life examples to show the effects of each model to the communities they serve.
This panel will discuss how the Inflation Reduction Act’s (IRA) changes to programs such as the Investment Tax Credit (ITC) may impact financing and contracting approaches to renewable energy projects.
Many US transit agencies are struggling to complete promised projects. While the P3 model can help with project delivery, its power is greatly enhanced where there is potential for land development and tax-increment financing. This session will explore the concept of Transit-Oriented-Development and its potential as a fundraising tool for transit. Panelists will also examine existing barriers to its use and how these challenges can be overcome.
The K-12 market for alternative delivery is virtually untapped, despite the ever-growing need for innovative delivery models. Join this panel of P3 experts and school superintendents as we discuss challenges and possible P3 solutions.
The basis of all good public-private partnerships is in the structuring of the deal, the management and oversight of the contract and the efficiency of the financing. During this session, both public and private sector experts will discuss the basic and best practices for both deal structuring and contract management for the long-term success of a P3.
Join this group of airport operators and investors as they share their insight on opportunities to meet the changing needs of our nation’s airports. Have historical obstacles been removed or mitigated to allow airport owners to embrace P3s? Are recent deals at JFK T1 and T6/7, New Haven and Gulf Shores airports combined with previous precedents such as LaGuardia CTB, Paine Field, South Austin and Orlando Sanford enough to motivate owners to embark on a P3? If so, where could these opportunities be and has a specific P3 model been developed that can be replicated?
The complexities related to courthouse projects fit very well within the P3 model. Join panel members involved with the Clackamas County Courthouse transaction as they discuss the innovative collaborative process that enabled the transaction to move smoothly. Panelists will discuss lessons learned from this project and how this model can be adapted to benefit the challenges of similar projects.
Building a successful procurement and delivering a project demands the right partners. When running a P3 procurement, the public sector project manager could potentially spend more time with your advisors than you will with you own family, so you need to pick your advisor carefully. In this session we explore the core skillsets and areas of expertise you'll want to engage as you move your project forward.
AIAI is excited to host our Third Annual MORE Luncheon. This year's event will be in workshop format, with each table addressing the unique challenges women continue to face in the industry. It's hoped that these conversations might lead to more meaningful outcomes such as the development of position papers.
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The US electricity sector is undergoing a revolution. With new federal investments, generation is going green amidst huge market demand and growing climate concerns. Yet traditional fossil fuels and nuclear are also making a comeback, even while permitting and regulations constrain development. How can the P3 model help strengthen our grid? What can the P3 industry offer the market to accelerate our clean energy transition? Join energy infrastructure experts for an electrifying conversation!
Discuss successes from Phase 1 of Blueprint Schools, the first K-12 P3 in the US, along with lesson learned that are being carried forward into Phase 2.
Lessons learned from the trenches. Join this session to hear from former Owner and attorneys on best practices and lessons learned on Project delivery P3 approach.
Local/regional contractors are often essential to delivering mega projects, including P3s, and this is becoming increasingly important for a variety of reasons. However, attracting those contractors to participate is becoming more challenging — projects are becoming larger and more complex, while at the same time bidding opportunities for smaller alternative and traditional delivery projects remain strong. Join this roundtable session as we strive to promote a deeper understanding of the hurdles tied to local contractor participation and impact on larger contractor and developer teams, and share emerging practices aimed at attracting more robust local contractor involvement.
Since PDAs demand teamwork between the client's procurement arm and the developer from the start, they provide an opportunity for earlier engagement on design and engineering in exchange for assuming project development costs. Learn how this works in practice.
The William H. Gray III 30th Street Station Redevelopment Project is being delivered through a P3 agreement that could serve as a framework for jurisdictions across the country as they look to modernize existing/operating facilities in land-restricted cities. Gain an owner’s perspective of why P3 was the right option. Learn the importance of an engaged and committed lead developer and hear more on market challenges and approaches to renovating a national landmark facility while limiting the impact on rail operations. We’ll share the unique challenges faced when taking over the O&M of an existing facility in full operation on day one of the term. Finally, we will touch on the great opportunities, plans, and actions focused on community support and inclusions that this transformative and long term agreement provides.
Experts will examine the benefits of long-term operations and maintenance using the P3 structure to mitigate project risks. This boot camp will cover how P3 counterparties allocate and price risk and how approaching the topic of O&M early on drives value and appropriately addresses the asset’s long-term goals. This conversation is designed for audience engagement and dialogue is encouraged, so bring your questions!
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Thinking differently about how public sector can engage private sector partners to transform infrastructure assets into economic and social benefit generators.
As project sizes increase, and the appetite and ability for the private sector to take on certain risks decreases, our panel will discuss how these factors will impact the P3 market going forward in terms of teaming and competition.
There will be around 100 individual ballot measures and initiatives on the ballot in numerous communities around the country in November. The outcomes of these ballot measures will have significant impact on opportunities for P3 programs.
Don't miss this riveting conversation amongst mayors across America!
Venturing into the world of public-private partnerships can be daunting. Not only is everyone’s time precious but it’s sometimes difficult to find the educational resources necessary to develop an understanding of the complexities of the model. Contracts need to be procured properly with the right fundamentals so that the taxpayer receives the full benefit and power of the delivery method.
Introducing AIAI’s P3 Certification Program.
This program has been developed to provide participants with foundational P3 knowledge through a wide range of strategic, proven processes, such as developing project charters, market-sounding exercises, procurement-options analysis, and risk workshops. When certified, graduates will:
Join us for the Introductory Module after the close of the P3 Conference. Subsequent sessions will be held virtually, on the first Wednesday of every month from April to December, with a final exam in January 2024, and certificates to be awarded at the P3 Conference in 2024.
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