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IMPROVING INFRASTRUCTURE THROUGH PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS
P3s have seen much success within the student housing sector – so much success that they are now expanding into other types of facilities. Properly utilized, these partnerships can be an important development tool for colleges and universities, and meet the challenges presented by their institution’s need for new and renovated buildings.
Through a series of keynotes, case studies, panels, workshops, and diverse networking opportunities, attendees will deepen their understanding on the value proposition of P3s, and the role they can play in the delivery of essential campus infrastructure.
Over 100 leading industry practitioners will present their firsthand observations of P3 projects on campuses around the country. We will also offer multiple days of in-depth roundtable discussions for audience members interested in discussing specific issues in a more candid and interactive forum. Facilitated by some of our industry’s leading experts, participants will be able to ask questions and share experiences on specific case studies, targeted issues, and topics shaping the P3 landscape while meeting other project owners confronting similar challenges.
Specifically, our program will highlight the P3 arrangements employed by education institutions to successfully develop and construct a variety of assets including academic facilities, classrooms and labs, student housing, parking structures, athletic spaces and many more.
The 2017 program will address the best practices and lessons learned from active P3 projects in both the construction and operation phases. Universities will discuss how to drive innovation and value for money, how they came to finding the right risk transfer balance, and their expectations for the next 20-30 years.
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 with over 750 participating delegates, cultivate relationships with project owners, and learn new methods to address complex project delivery goals.
We will offer multiple daily breaks, receptions, one-on-one meeting areas, and specific events designed for you to meet P3 professionals, project owners, and a chance to reconnect with old colleagues.
Our agenda will be released in the late summer of 2017.
A comprehensive list of best practices and lessons learned will be presented in the agenda including:
- Pros and cons of using a P3 model
- Best practices in P3 procurement; how to select and negotiate with prospective partners
- Overview of potential credit impacts P3s can have on an institution’s rating and debt capacity
- Identifying various types of P3 structures and how to evaluate the model's respective merits and risks
- What universities should consider when looking at P3 opportunities
- P3 risk balance and expectation management
- Latest innovations and life-cycle efficiencies in P3 delivery
A variety of forums including keynotes, panel sessions, and workshops discussing:
- State of the P3 Higher Education Industry
- Aligning Client, Community, and Developer Perspectives
- Projects In‐Process: Goals, Challenges and Early Lessons
- Early market engagement: Principles and Examples of Good Practice Through a Live Market Sounding
- Partnership beyond Financial Close
- Leveraging Partnerships for Institutional Transformation and Maximum Impact
- Pressure Points for P3s in Higher Education
- P3 Preparedness for Higher Education Projects
- Using P3s to Extract Value on Campus and Deploy Mission Critical Needs
- To P3 or Not to P3: Identifying the Appropriate Project Delivery Model for Universities
- Defining and Maximizing Value in a Public-Private Partnership
- P3 Projects Under $100 Million: How to Structure a P3 to Create Genuine Value for Projects Starting at $20 Million and Up
- Flexibility and options using the P3 model: There is no one size fits all solution
- Designing for the future: bringing buildings to “life” in life-cycle procurement planning
Roundtable discussions are designed to facilitate short informal conversations among groups of participants. Facilitators will guide discussions at each table by presenting some of the most notable case studies, targeted issues and topics shaping the P3 Higher Education landscape across the country.
Below is a sample list of our discussion topics:
Table 1: Optimizing community impact through P3s
Table 2: Driving value and reducing risk through project definition
Table 3: P3 Financial Structures: A University Perspective on Balancing Risk, Reward, and Control
Table 4: Using P3s to Ensure Prosperity
Table 5: Turning a Failed P3 Procurement Into a Positive: Gains Can Be Realized Even Without an Awarded Contract
Table 6: Spectrum of Student Housing Development Options
Table 7: Value Creation from Transferring Operations & Maintenance Risk
Table 8: Key political considerations for developing and implementing P3 projects
Table 9: Owner Roles/Responsibilities in Executing a P3
Table 10: Best Practices for P3 Procurement Success
Table 11: How to Leverage the Painful Lessons Learned in P3 Projects
Table 12: How to Effectively Communicate Your "Story" And Why It Matters
Table 13: Lessons learned from the nation’s largest P3 student housing project
Join industry leaders for breakfast and an interactive conversation specifically tailored to the needs of universities evaluating P3s.
This pre-Summit 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 and capital improvement plans. Learn when P3s do or do not make sense, and what major considerations need to be made once choosing this route, including the first steps.
Conference delegates will be able to interact with industry leaders and higher education business and facility officers in a relaxed social setting as well as meet with some of our presenters, sponsors, and event partners.
Exhibition Row is one of our central meeting points for all attendees during the event. Attendees are encouraged to setup one-on-one, pre-scheduled, or private appointments with participants.
If your school or business is interested in hosting a table, please email Karen Baker for additional details.
The event will also offer several ways for attendees to network and connect with each other. The program will offer multiple daily breaks, receptions, one-on-one meeting areas and specific events designed for you to meet new industry faces and reconnect with old colleagues.
For our higher education officers, we will be introducing two activities designed to help navigate the intersection of public-private partnerships. Our Higher Education Mentorship Program will explore solutions and techniques for partnering with private developers and public entities to meet increased demands for new and upgraded facilities.
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