2023 Agenda

Agenda as of 2.2.23. Check back often for updates!

Sunday, March 5

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  1. 4:00 pm — 6:00 pm

    Registration Open

  2. 6:30 pm — 9:00 pm

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

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

Monday, March 6

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  1. 7:00 am — 1:00 pm

    Conference Check-In, Registration, and Exhibitor Set-Up

  2. 7:30 am — 9:00 am

    AIAI P3 101 Breakfast Workshop (Public Sector Exclusive Session)

    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.

  3. 9:00 am — 10:30 am

    P3Direct Workshop: Developing your Roadmap to Successful Delivery with P3

    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.

  4. 9:00 am — 11:00 am


    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.

  5. 10:30 am — 12:00 pm

    AIAI P3Direct Bootcamp: Finance (Public Sector Exclusive Session)

    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.

  6. 1:00 pm — 1:30 pm

    Conference Welcome and Opening Keynote

  7. 1:30 pm — 2:15 pm

    Opening Plenary: Mondays with Marshall

    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.

  8. 2:15 pm — 2:30 pm

    Afternoon Keynote

  9. 2:30 pm — 3:30 pm

    Afternoon Plenary: Temperature Check: The Growth of the Market

    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.

  10. 3:30 pm — 4:00 pm

    Networking & Coffee Break

    Expo Hall
  11. 4:00 pm — 5:00 pm

    Identifying Opportunities in IIJA and IRA

    Combining Federal funding enhancements via IIJA and IRA and maximizing/monetizing assets to take advantage of landmark opportunities for owners to increase energy resilience and/or provide additional revenues while moving closer to their sustainability goals.

  12. 4:00 pm — 5:00 pm

    Hidden Gems: Leveraging Assets to Fund Public and Institutional Facilities

    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 maximise the potential for project success.

  13. 4:00 pm — 5:00 pm

    Broadband P3s - Light that Fiber!

    Industry leaders from a variety of disciplines discuss a number of ongoing efforts to advance Broadband P3s around the country.

  14. 4:00 pm — 5:00 pm

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

    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. 5:00 pm — 6:00 pm

    eMobility - The Opportunity and Challenge of Fleet Electrification

    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.

  16. 5:00 pm — 6:00 pm

    Beyond the Building: How Municipal and Education Institutions are Transforming Communities through Equitable P3 Development

    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.

  17. 5:00 pm — 6:00 pm

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

    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. 6:00 pm — 7:30 pm

    Opening Night Welcome Reception

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

Tuesday, March 7

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  1. 7:30 am — 5:00 pm

    Check-In & Registration

  2. 7:30 am — 8:30 am

    Networking Breakfast

    Expo Hall
  3. 7:30 am — 9:00 am

    AIAI P3Direct Bootcamp: Risk Allocation (Public Sector Exclusive Session)

    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.

  4. 9:00 am — 9:45 am

    Morning Plenary: Community Impact: The Most Rewarding Aspect of a P3

    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 sesson to discover how P3s can deliver equity to a community while incorporating sound business practices.

  5. 9:45 am — 10:30 am

    Morning Keynote: Hot Topics - Investing in Infrastructure

  6. 10:30 am — 11:00 am

    Networking & Coffee Break

    Expo Hall
  7. 11:00 am — 12:00 pm

    Transit-Oriented Development as a P3 Tool

    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.

  8. 11:00 am — 12:00 pm

    Chalk Talk: How P3s can be a Solution in the K-12 Market

    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.

  9. 11:00 am — 12:00 pm

    Keeping the Lights On: Meeting The National Energy Demands of an Electrified Society

    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!

  10. 11:00 am — 12:00 pm

    How Do I Design a P3? Best Practices in Deal Structuring and Contract Management

    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.

  11. 12:00 pm — 1:00 pm

    A Tale of Two Airports: Lessons from the Tweed-New Haven and LaGuardia Airport Development Projects

    The August 2022 agreements between Tweed-New Haven Airport Authority and Avports offer a new, adaptable model for delivering airport projects and management services through P3s but outside the confines of the Airport Investment Partnership Program.

  12. 12:00 pm — 1:00 pm

    Community Based Infrastructure: Why the P3 Model is Such a Good Fit for Courthouse Projects

    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.

  13. 12:00 pm — 1:00 pm

    The IRA’s Impact on Renewable Project Delivery Models

    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.

  14. 12:00 pm — 1:00 pm

    What’s a Key Ingredient for Success? Picking the Right Advisors and Partners

    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.

  15. 1:00 pm — 2:00 pm

    Networking Lunch

    Expo Hall
  16. 1:00 pm — 2:00 pm

    More Visibility for Women in Infrastructure Lunch Workshop

    Women in infrastructure continue to face unique challenges in the industry. Join the women of AIAI for a lunch workshop. More details to follow.

  17. 2:00 pm — 2:45 pm

    Afternoon Plenary: Public to Private - Private to Public

    Join experts who have the distinct advantage of experience on both sides of the negotiating table as they discuss key considerations from both public and private perspective.

  18. 2:45 pm — 3:30 pm

    Continuing the Momentum for K-12 P3’s

    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.

  19. 2:45 pm — 4:00 pm

    The Value of Local Contractor Participation in P3s

    In this roundtable discussion we will examine the challenges of getting local contractors involved in P3 deals, focusing on topics sucs as current market trends and factors that impact local contractor interest.

  20. 3:30 pm — 4:00 pm

    Networking & Coffee Break

  21. 4:00 pm — 5:00 pm

    PDAs Offer Risk Management to Owners: What you Need to Know

    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.

  22. 4:00 pm — 5:00 pm

    How P3s Allow Rail Projects to Stay on Track

    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 to model after for modernizing existing/operating facilities in land-restricted cities. Gain an owner’s perspective of why a 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 examine how the incubator program can benefit local businesses.

  23. 5:00 pm — 6:30 pm

    Networking Reception

    Expo Hall

Wednesday, March 8

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  1. 7:30 am — 1:00 pm

    Check-In & Registration

  2. 7:30 am — 9:00 am

    AIAI P3Direct Bootcamp: Risk Allocation (Public Sector Exclusive Session)

    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!

  3. 7:30 am — 8:30 am

    Networking Breakfast

    Expo Hall
  4. 8:30 am — 9:30 am

    Morning Plenary

  5. 9:30 am — 10:15 am

    Future Models: Commercialization of Infrastructure & Investable Solutions

    Thinking differently about how public sector can engage private sector partners to transform infrastructure assets into economic and social benefit generators.

  6. 10:15 am — 10:45 am

    Networking & Coffee Break

    Expo Hall
  7. 10:45 am — 11:45 am

    A Review of Infrastructure Ballot Measure Results - November Election

    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.

  8. 10:45 am — 11:45 am

    Social Equity in Infrastructure: More than Just Streetlights

    This panel will demonstrate how utilizing the P3 model is positively impacting communities. Panelists will discuss the District of Columbia's innovative streetlighting program.

  9. 11:45 am — 12:30 pm

    Lunch with the Mayors

    Don't miss this riveting conversation amongst mayors across America!

  10. 12:30 pm — 1:00 pm

    Closing Conversation

  11. NEW! P3 Certification Program

    AIAI is launching its P3 Certification Program in Dallas, which will be held immediately after the conference. Details to follow but please make travel plans accordingly if you are interested in this afternoon session.