One of the key events for the P3/infrastructure industry this year will be the P3 Policy and Delivery Summit, which is being held in Washington D.C. on May 14th and 15th. The Summit is taking place during, and in partnership with, Infrastructure Week, and is poised  to attract industry leaders from the private sector and senior officials from federal, state, and local government. The event will be held at the Cosmos Club, a D.C. landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Summit’s focus is to analyze the respective roles of federal, state and local government in helping deliver world-class infrastructure across all sectors in the U.S. via P3s. The conference is particularly timely, given the imminent Infrastructure Bill, which it is hoped will move forward with bipartisan support. The program for the Summit has been developed in collaboration with DJ Gribbin, former Infrastructure Advisor to President Trump, and current Nonresident Senior Fellow, the Brookings Institution; Senior Operating Partner, Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners; and founder, Madrus, LLC.

In addition to Mr. Gribbin, keynote speakers include: Andrew Wheeler, Acting Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, Derek Kan, Under Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation, Ryan Fisher, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works and Tim Petty, Assistant Secretary for Water and Science, U.S. Department of Interior.  The organizers are also anticipating having a member of the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure as a keynote speaker.

Geoff Yarema, partner and  co-founder of Nossaman’s Infrastructure Practice Group, will be part of the event’s closing panel “P3’s–Past, Present, and Future” along with Robert Poole, Director of Transportation Policy for the Reason Foundation and Mike Parker, Americas Infrastructure Leader, EY Transaction Advisory Services.

Additional topics that will be covered at the Conference include:

  • How should the financing burden be shared between federal, state and local governments?
  • Reform of the Gas Tax – is it viable, and, if so, how?
  • Harnessing P3 for airports

For more information on the event, you can visit the Summit website here.