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HOW TO THRIVE IN THE INFRASTRUCTURE REVOLUTION
Public agencies and leaders face many challenges when thinking through various options for designing, building, and maintaining infrastructure. We've assembled the leading experts to help you succeed. We explore lessons from recent projects in airports, highways, high speed rail, light rail, water infrastructure, bridges, toll roads, university infrastructure, and more. While we heavily explore public-private partnership models, we recognize these models don't fit every situation and therefore also explore other models. These videos are provided at no charge and the primary audience is public agency infrastructure professionals, their advisors and citizens passionate about living in a society with great infrastructure. Just click on the video and register/login with your email address. We'll keep you updated on new videos and conferences.
The quality of infrastructure that is available, and how it is designed, are emerging as critical factors in a city, state or region’s economic competitiveness. This calls for new thinking on what we invest in and how we pay for it. Recent P3 projects show how innovative design can enable and improve service efficiency and delivery, with flexibility to evolve over a project’s life. Achieving the state’s goals for greenhouse gas reductions and the increased use of renewable power will require a resilient and flexible smart grid. The tsunami of digital products and services that is coming fast will require new communications infrastructure, built to support mobile services and big data applications. This panel will bring together experts in communications policy, energy distribution, and the infrastructure project design and delivery to talk about smart infrastructure, the economic growth and innovation it will enable, how it can be financed, and the policy decisions that lie ahead.
Sean Randolph, Senior Director, Bay Area Council Economic Institute (moderator)
Jonathan Spalter, Chair, Mobile Future
Mark Whiteley, RIBA, Co-Leader, CannonDesign’s Science and Technology Practice
Ignacio Barandiaran, Principal, Arup
Michael Jung, Policy Director, Silver Spring Networks
Although Detroit’s pre-bankruptcy financial condition was extreme, many municipalities across the US, including in California, are in a state of financial distress. Burdened by excessive debt and pension fund obligations, some cities are struggling to maintain basic services or to meet public payroll. Such municipalities may however, own revenue-producing assets (such as parking, water systems, toll roads/bridges, or airports) that could be monetized, by means of a P3 or otherwise, to provide much needed capital and to transfer certain long term obligations to the private sector. Our expert panel will discuss the possible pros and cons of such an approach.
Karol Denniston, Partner, Squire Patton Boggs;
Joan Allman, Managing Director, Ambac
Blake Anderson, Managing Director, Institutional Sales and Trading, Mesirow Financial
Chris Voyce, Senior Managing Director, Macquarie Capital
The policy and legislative landscape continues to shift as federal, state, and local governments increasingly focus on innovative methods to procure and finance infrastructure projects.
A number of federal initiatives (including the Build America Investment Initiative, the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA), the Rural Infrastructure Opportunity Fund and the proposed Qualified Public Infrastructure Bond (QPIBs) program) have the potential to significantly boast infrastructure development in a wide range of sectors.
Our panel of seasoned experts will discuss these federal initiatives, as well as relevant legislative and policy developments at the state level.
DJ Gribbin, Managing Director, Macquarie
Mary Francoeur, Managing Director, Assured Guaranty
Megan Matson, Partner, Table Rock
Carolyn Walsh, Of Counsel, Squire Patton Boggs
Greg Johnson, Counsel, Squire Patton Boggs
The US P3 procurement process can be lengthy, convoluted and expensive, for both the private sector bidders and the public sponsor. Public sponsors often have sticker shock at the cost of running a competitive P3 procurement. Private consortia can spend millions of dollars pursuing an unsuccessfully bid. In addition, there is little uniformity across state lines. Must it be this way?
Our panel of industry leaders will discuss if we can “invent a better mousetrap,” with specific reference to procurement processes outside of the US.
Thilo Tecklenburg, Chief Operating Officer (North America), Meridian; Geoff Stricker, Managing Director, Edgemoor Infrastructure & Real Estate; Roddy Devlin, Of Counsel, Squire Patton Boggs
Transforming Higher Education Infrastructure
This panel of experts explores the way infrastructure and P3 will transform the higher education experience. What infrastructure innovations are taking place at universities and how do they improve the academic experience for students? How does P3 impact university real estate economics? What are university real estate leaders currently looking for in P3 partners?
Jay Mancini, Founder, G&M Realty Ventures
Terezia C. Nemeth, Director, Berkeley Global Campus at Richmond Bay
Eric Soladay, Managing Director, Integral Group
John Leys, Partner, Sherwood Design Engineers
Lou Galiano, VP of Business Development, Integral Group
Public infrastructure projects have a smorgasbord of possible financing options, including PABs, TIFIA, bank financing and equity, possibly to be joined in the near future by WIFIA and QPIBs. Institutional investors have shown increasing interest in certain P3 projects. On the other hand, the inability of Congress to pass a long-term transportation funding bill has already started to have an adverse impact on state infrastructure programs. Focusing on recent projects, our expert panel will discuss how best to navigate this complex landscape.
Bryant Jenkins, Principal, Sperry Capital
Ian Parker, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs
Roddy Devlin, Of Counsel, Squire Patton Boggs
Liam Kelly, Principal, KPMG
How to Use P3 for Transportation- Lessons Learned with Anne Rabin, Senior VP at Hochtief PPP Solutions North America
Infrastructure with Bob Lalanne, Vice Chancellor of Real Estate, UC Berkeley