Program Overview

Program Summary

Our 2023 program will present a series of keynotes, case studies, panels, workshops, and diverse networking opportunities designed for attendees to deepen their understanding on the value proposition of P3s, and the role they can play in the delivery of essential public infrastructure.

Our two and half day program has been designed to help you plan and procure successful P3 initiatives, understand best practices in selecting and negotiating with prospective partners, and take the proper steps to ensure project success.

Over 150 leading practitioners will present their firsthand observations of P3 projects of all sizes in different markets from around the country. We will also offer in-depth roundtable discussions for public sector delegates with interest in discussing specific P3 issues in a more candid and interactive forum.

Attendees with little experience in the development and operation of the P3 model will benefit from our industry experts presenting their knowledge, and valuable insights into market trends crucial for business decisions.

More seasoned professionals will benefit from our incredible networking opportunities, cultivate relationships with project sponsors, and learn new methods to address complex project delivery goals.

The agenda offers multiple daily breaks, receptions, one-on-one meeting areas, and specific events designed for you to meet with industry professionals, project sponsors/owners, and a chance to reconnect with old colleagues.

With over 1,000 participating delegates, attendees find P3C to be one of the most effective places on their event schedule to cultivate relationships and network with the industry’s most active and influential professionals.

  • 40+


  • 150+


  • 1000+

    Participating Delegates

  • 3

    Days of Networking

Conference panel having a discussion on stage

Program Details

Our 2023 agenda will provide a review of the most notable events that shaped the P3 landscape in the past year, and address some of the major political, policy, and project developments that are likely to define the P3 experience moving forward. State and city leaders in infrastructure across the country will offer perspectives on local infrastructure needs, key drivers for action while considering major challenges, and the potential roles and limitations of P3 projects. We will also explore strategies for managing project delivery decisions through P3s, as well as discuss the anticipated role that P3 will play for federal, state and local infrastructure across multiple sectors.

Questions and Answers Breakfast Discussion

Open to Public Sector and Owner Attendees Only.  Please join industry leaders and AIAI members for breakfast and an interactive conversation specifically tailored to the needs of agencies that are evaluating P3s. This pre-conference session is designed for those beginning to explore P3s and are seeking to better understand where alternative and accelerated project delivery methods can be applicable. Learn about when P3s do and do not make sense, what are the major considerations that need to be made when choosing this route, how can they can save money and time when dealing with capital repairs and deferred maintenance, and what are some of the first steps to make when considering the P3 route.

Panel of professionals engaged in question and answer style discussion

Past Leadership Presenters

  • Dale Bonner

    Executive Chairman Plenary Consessions
  • Jill Jamieson

    Managing Director, JLL
  • Martin Klepper

    Chairman Fengate US Infrastructure | Former Executive Director of the USDOT Build America Bureau
  • Leslie Darling

    Executive Director Chicago Infrastructure
  • Pete K. Rahn

    Secretary Maryland Department of Transportation
  • Belen Marcos

    President Cintra US
  • Seth Miller Gabriel

    Director Office of Public-Private Partnerships DC Government
  • Deborah Flint

    CEO of Los Angeles World Airports
  • James Ray

    Special Advisor to Secretary for Infrastructure, US DOT
  • Michael Hancock

    Mayor of Denver, Colorado
  • Daniel M. Feitelberg

    Former UC Merced Chancellor
  • John Hickenloopr

    Governor of Colorado
  • Jane Garvey

    Chairman of Meridian, Former Administrator of the FAA
  • Sly James

    Mayor of Kansas City, Missouri
  • Kim Day

    CEO of Denver International Airport
  • DJ Gribbin

    Stonepeak Infrastructure | Former Special Assistant to the President for Infrastructure
  • Dorothy Leland

    Chancellor, University of California at Merced
  • Patrick Foye

    Former Exec. Director, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Agenda Topics

  • Assessing the feasibility of a P3 project – what type of projects are best served?
  • Identifying the merits and risks of P3 delivery structures
  • Defining project requirements and identifying appropriate project delivery models
  • Coordinating internal and external stakeholders to optimize P3 delivery
  • Understanding the potential credit impacts P3s can have on rating and debt capacity
  • Where P3 can work and where it shouldn’t
  • Options for small and medium size projects seeking partnerships
  • Communication strategies – how to win local support with successful communication plans
  • Political considerations for developing and implementing P3 projects
  • The role of a public champion in building P3 partnerships
  • Meeting deferred operation and maintenance challenges
  • How major maintenance, repair and replacement should be considered when evaluating a P3
  • Diversity & inclusion programs for P3 projects
  • The importance of early engagement with private partners
  • Integration tools and techniques that enhance collaboration
  • Risk balance and expectation management
  • Stakeholder management
  • Hidden costs and overlooked risks
  • Pressure points for P3s
  • Risk identification, mitigation, and tradeoff strategies
  • Asset monetization of non-core infrastructure assets using P3s
  • Financing solutions and value propositions under the P3 model
  • The influence of design within the P3 process
  • Value creation from transferring operations and maintenance
  • Latest innovations and life-cycle efficiencies in P3 delivery
  • State of P3 authorizing legislation
  • P3 and the new Administration – Where are we heading?