2024 Agenda

Agenda as of 2.21.2024.

Sunday, Mar 10

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  1. 5:00 pm — 7:00 pm

    Check-In & Registration

    Grand Ballroom
  2. 6:30 pm — 9:00 pm

    AIAI Networking Reception (Open to AIAI Members and Public Sector Attendees)

    Chaparral Ballroom

    Please join fellow AIAI members and public sector guests for light fare, cocktails and dessert.

    Please click here to register. 

Monday, March 11

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  1. 7:00 am — 5:00 pm

    Check-In & Registration

    Grand Ballroom
  2. 7:30 am — 9:00 am

    P3 101 Questions and Answers Breakfast Workshop (Open to Public Sector Only | Advanced Registration Required)

    Dallas A3/A2

    Join industry leaders and AIAI members 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 are 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 when choosing this route, including the critical first steps.

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  3. 9:00 am — 12:00 pm

    AIAI’s P3 Certification Program

    Dallas D3

    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.

    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:

    • Know when, how, and why P3s work best
    • Recognize when P3 isn’t the best option
    • Discover the foundational processes required for both the public and private sectors to succeed
    • Learn how to communicate the value of P3s effectively and confidently to external stakeholders

    Subsequent sessions will be held virtually, on the first Wednesday of every month from April to December, with a final exam in January 2025, and certificates to be awarded at the P3 Conference in 2025. 

  4. 9:00 am — 10:30 am

    AIAI P3Direct Bootcamp: Finance (Open to Public Sector Only | Advanced Registration Required)

    Dallas D2/D1

    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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  5. 10:30 am — 12:00 pm

    AIAI P3Direct Bootcamp: Risk Allocation (Open to Public Sector Only | Advanced Registration Required)

    Dallas D2/D1

    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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  6. 1:00 pm — 2:30 pm

    AIAI P3Direct Bootcamp: Operations & Maintenance (Open to Public Sector Only | Advanced Registration Required)

    Dallas D2/D1

    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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  7. 2:30 pm — 3:10 pm

    Conference Welcome and Opening Keynote

    Dallas BC
  8. 3:10 pm — 4:00 pm

    Opening Plenary

    Dallas BC
  9. 4:00 pm — 4:30 pm

    Afternoon Keynote

    Dallas BC
  10. 4:30 pm — 5:00 pm

    P3 Certification Program Awards Ceremony

    Dallas BC

    Join us we celebrate the inaugural class of the P3 Certification Program.

  11. 5:00 pm — 6:30 pm

    Opening Night Welcome Reception

    Expo Hall

    Join us at this special networking event for all conference delegates. 

     

Tuesday, March 12

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  1. 7:00 am — 5:45 pm

    Check-In & Registration

    Grand Ballroom
  2. 7:30 am — 9:00 am

    P3Direct Workshop: Developing Your Roadmap to Successful Delivery with P3 (Open to Public Sector Only | Advanced Registration Required)

    Dallas D2/D1

    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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  3. 8:00 am — 9:00 am

    Networking Breakfast

    Expo Hall
  4. 9:00 am — 9:30 am

    Opening Keynote

    Dallas BC
  5. 9:30 am — 10:15 am

    Dallas County: A Decade of Portfolio Transformation Utilizing P3s

    Dallas BC

    CBRE’s Public Institutions & Education Solutions (PIES) group will present on best practices for PPPs and the impact of their deployment for clients across the DFW Metroplex and nationally. Guests will hear key perspectives (advisor, MWBE partner, client, political, developer, financier) related to Dallas County projects that include public & private uses, affordable housing, and specialized facilities; applicability to upcoming projects of interest to the P3 community; as well as other impactful lessons learned across national client activity. Key themes will include:

    • Government: Best Practices in Advisor selection, contract structure, and relationship
    • Partnerships: Inclusion, SBE, and growing the industry
    • Transactions: Creative financing & impact on transaction structures

    The presentation will also touch on key national themes and forecasts as well as observations about the evolution of the P3 space for both the public and private sectors.

  6. 10:15 am — 11:00 am

    P3 Market Update

    Dallas BC
  7. 11:00 am — 11:30 am

    Networking Break

    Expo Hall
  8. 11:30 am — 12:30 pm

    P3 Legislation: The Good, The Bad & Everything In-Between

    Dallas D3

    Each state has their own P3 legislation that project owners must navigate when undergoing a new procurement. This panel will discuss how to best implement P3 legislation, and how to then navigate that implementation. How do you make your laws/regulations flexible enough? How do you then identify projects that are viable under current legislation? Join this interactive panel as they discuss P3 legislation coast to coast.

  9. 11:30 am — 12:30 pm

    University of Kansas Gateway Project: A Story of Transformation via a Stadium and Mixed-Use P3

    Dallas A3

    Come learn about the process currently being undertaken for a major mixed-use and stadium P3 projects at the University of Kansas. From the initial planning, to feasibility and financing studies, to the developer and operator selection processes, hear the lessons learned and recommendations from representatives from KU leadership, procurement, athletics, as well as the advisory team. Many universities and their host communities are looking to such partnerships to generate placemaking success, yet hurdles require creativity, great partners and best practices learned from other deals in order to be successful.

  10. 11:30 am — 12:30 pm

    Procurement Risks that Impact P3 Success

    Dallas A2

    The US market is still relatively new to utilizing the P3 process in comparison to other markets globally.  Many states lack P3 legislation and those that do often struggle with the execution of the deal and operations.  Public Agencies frequently treat the procurement of P3s as traditional procurements, overlooking the unique challenges in this first critical phase of the project. In doing so, they introduce risks that impact the project success such as bidder engagement and team withdrawals, private equity financing, and delays during negotiation to financial close.

    This session will discuss 5 key areas of risk, provide some real and recent US examples as well as solutions and best practices. The five key areas addressed are:

    • Surety, Insurance and getting the right contractor and O&M team to the table
    • Private Equity Financing
    • CapEx vs OpEx: The whole of life equation and the interface between D&C and O&M
    • Project Agreement/Contract: The timing and necessary basics in the negotiation to Financial Close
    • Project team failures in regard to Procurement and team withdrawals: Lessons that need to be learned
       

    Each area will be discussed and expanded upon by our panel of experts, representing all stakeholders in the process including developers, advisories and agencies.

  11. 12:30 pm — 1:30 pm

    Networking Lunch

    Expo Hall
  12. 12:30 pm — 1:30 pm

    MORE Visibility for Women in Infrastructure Lunch Workshop

    Dallas A1

    AIAI is excited to host our Fourth 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.

  13. 1:30 pm — 2:15 pm

    Afternoon Plenary: Mayors' Panel

    Dallas BC
  14. 2:15 pm — 3:15 pm

    Why Do A P3? Building the Business Case and Selling It to Your Community

    Dallas D3

    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.

  15. 2:15 pm — 3:15 pm

    Leveraging the P3 Delivery Model to Develop Staff and Teacher Housing

    Dallas A3

    Facing stagnation in state funding and the continual increase in cost of living, the Austin Independent School District is tackling these ongoing challenges by leveraging its real estate and the P3 delivery model. From community engagement to feasibility studies and financing, hear the unique approach the district is taking to build high quality attainable housing for its teachers and staff as part of its recruitment and retention strategy to compete nationally for talent.

  16. 3:15 pm — 3:45 pm

    Networking Break

    Expo Hall
  17. 3:45 pm — 4:45 pm

    How Do I Deliver a Project with the P3 Model? Best Practices for a Successful Procurement Process

    Dallas D3

    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.

  18. 3:45 pm — 4:45 pm

    Asset Monetization Strategies

    Dallas A3

    Government agency budgets are strained, and public officials are exploring all options to cut costs, retire mounting deferred maintenance liabilities, and generate new streams of revenue to fund government programs and services. To address this, public agencies are looking to identify and leverage underutilized public assets to drive new, predictable long-term revenue streams. This panel will explore how underutilized public assets (parking, land, underutilized office buildings, transit hubs, parks, housing, etc.) can be leveraged via the P3 model to attract private capital to deliver sustainable revenue streams and public benefit projects.

  19. 3:45 pm — 4:45 pm

    International Trends in Infrastructure Delivery

    Dallas A2

    P3s have played a significant role in large-scale infrastructure project delivery in Australia and Canada since as early as the 1980’s. In recent years, these jurisdictions have sought to further refine the P3 structure including seeking different and innovative ways to manage unknown risks between the private and public sector. This panel will explore some of the trends in P3 delivery from the Australian and Canadian markets, together with discussion on whether these innovations could provide value in the US P3 market.

  20. 4:45 pm — 5:45 pm

    What’s a Key Ingredient for Success? Critical Factors for Moving a P3 Forward

    Dallas D3

    Building a procurement and delivering a project through P3 requires several critical factors in order to succeed. In this session, experienced industry experts will explore the core skillsets, lessons learned and key areas to address for successful program implementation. 

  21. 4:45 pm — 5:45 pm

    Closing the Funding Gap for Regional Infrastructure with Land Value Capture

    Dallas A3

    The so-called land value capture tools, such as tax-increment financing and betterment levies, have been used for decades, in cities worldwide to support local and regional governments' delivery of capital projects. However, just like with public-private partnerships, its relatively complex implementation and sometimes sporadic abuse have resulted in misconceptions and a decline in political appetite for its use in the last decade. This panel will explore 1) how some leading municipal, regional, and state governments are working  to align the fiscal, political, and operational conditions that are required to successfully implement land value capture tools and 2) how these tools are used to close funding and financing gaps in a variety of public infrastructure projects delivered through public-private partnerships, where cities and public agencies are looking to pledge value capture revenue to support an availability payment to a private partner or offset the cost of long-term operations and maintenance. 

  22. 4:45 pm — 5:45 pm

    Beyond Checking the Box: DEI Strategies for Your P3 Project

    Dallas A2

    Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) extend beyond just a requirement; it offers tangible benefits. It’s about creating a dynamic, forward-thinking environment that drives success and positively impacts society. In this interactive panel, we delve into integrating DEI principles into your project plan. Experts will discuss practical strategies, share success stories, and explore how fostering an inclusive environment positively impacts project outcomes.

  23. 5:45 pm — 7:00 pm

    Networking Reception

    Expo Hall

    Join us at this special networking event for all conference delegates. 

     

Wednesday, March 13

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  1. 7:30 am — 12:30 pm

    Check-In & Registration

    Grand Ballroom
  2. 7:30 am — 8:30 am

    Networking Breakfast

    Expo Hall
  3. 8:30 am — 9:30 am

    Opening Plenary: Policy, Press and Polarization

    Dallas BC

    This panel will discuss recent political challenges that have impacted several P3 projects. The session will discuss strategies for navigating projects through political approvals and how owners, developers, and advisors all play key roles in keeping the project on track.  

  4. 9:30 am — 10:30 am

    The Transformative Power of P3s

    Dallas D3

    Compared to traditional design-bid-build, P3s have the ability to transform local communities, extending beyond the scope of the physical infrastructure. In this discussion, we will explore instances showcasing how the P3 model fosters innovation and creativity, examining the broader transformative effects these projects already have on the communities they serve. 

  5. 9:30 am — 10:30 am

    Maximizing Federal Resources in P3: Strategies for Success

    Dallas A2

    Explore the power of federal resources in public-private partnerships (P3) at our engaging panel session, featuring key officials from the Build America Bureau and the Federal Highway Administration. Gain insights into critical federal programs such as the Rural Infrastructure Accelerators (RIA), the asset concession program, the Thriving Communities network, and a range of innovative financing programs. This session will not only highlight these resources but also provide best practices for collaborating with the federal government to accelerate the financing and delivery of local infrastructure projects. Join us to unlock new opportunities in your P3 endeavors.

  6. 10:30 am — 11:00 am

    Networking Break

    Expo Hall
  7. 11:00 am — 11:45 am

    Unlocking Public-Private Partnership Success: Innovation, Transportation Choice, and Procurement Best Practices as Seen through the I-66 Express

    Dallas BC

    Large-scale, multi-billion dollar transportation public-private partnerships take years to develop. How has the procurement process evolved over the years? How are other modes of transportation integrated into these projects? What choices do public owners have to improve mobility? What aspects are critically important to the private sector to deliver a successful project on schedule and operate the project for years to come?

  8. 11:45 am — 12:30 pm

    Closing Conversation

    Dallas BC
  9. 12:30 pm

    Conference Ends | Exhibitor Breakdown