Sunday, August 27, 2006

North American Public Pirate Partnerships (PPP): The New Masters of Your Domain

North American PPP 2006: The Infrastructure Finance Conference

“Providing innovative financial solutions to North America’s infrastructure challenges”

Dates: September 19- 20, 2006
The Waldorf-Astoria, New York

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Copyright 2006

The issue of North American shortfall in infrastructure is a serious one. Research estimates that in the US alone $90 billion is required each year just to maintain current standards.

In order to actively improve the network, a cash investment is required that would upgrade transport networks, hospitals, airports, ports, municipal buildings, housing and schools. Federal and state governments alone are not in a position to fund this injection. Going to the municipal bond finance markets is becoming more difficult as public debt grows ever larger. Moreover, an inability to raise funds through higher taxes means public revenue will continue to remain relatively flat.

Step up to the plate PPP…

The US has a long history with the private operation of turnpikes, but the government’s role in the highway system has expanded over the 20th century. As the government’s ability to support road networks becomes strained, it is looking to new and old methods of financing upgrades.

America has been slower to adapt concession-based PPP structures than other OECD countries.

The time is right for all this to change. In recent years there have been a number of landmark PPP transactions in the US and Canada, most notably the Chicago Skyway, Indiana Toll Road, Pocahontas Parkway and the Richmond to Vancouver rail link.

This has proved that PPP can work. It is important now that the deal flow begins to increase and transaction time speeds up. Already 20 US states have legislation compatible with PPP and more are coming on board all the time. However, so far only 4 states have successfully concluded deals - the potential for the project finance community remains immense.

Be a part of this exciting market as it develops and book now.

Confirmed speakers include:
• Tyler Duvall, Assistant Secretary, Transportation Policy, US DOT
• Barbara Reese, CFO, Virginia DOT
• Kenneth Newman, CFO, Wisconsin DOT
• Lowell Epp, Director, Capital Markets, Alberta Finance
• Cedric Grant, Deputy Secretary, Louisiana DOT
• Lowell Clary, Assistant Secretary, Florida DOT
• Kirk Avila, Treasurer and Public Finance Manager, Orange County Transportation Authority
• Art James, Innovative Partnerships Project Director, Oregon DOT
• Darryl Jordan, Deputy Executive Director and Project Manager, Alaska DOT
• Dana Levenson, CFO, City of Chicago
• Michael Whalen, Managing Director, Project Finance, Americas, HSBC
• Stephen Howard, Senior Vice President, Lehman Brothers
• Saad Rafi, Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP
• Robert Vitale, Partner, Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP
• Alec Montgomery, Managing Director, Project Finance, Americas, The Royal Bank of Scotland
• Kent Rowey, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
• Ryan Kitchell, Public Finance Director, Indiana State
• Jose M. Lopez de Fuentes, Director, USA and Latin America, Cintra
• Larry Blain, CEO, Partnerships BC
• Michael Kulper, Senior Vice President, Transurban
• Dennis Galligan, Executive Vice President, Balfour Beatty Construction
• Jon Engelke, Senior Program Director, Earth Tech Inc
• Robert Prieto, Senior Vice President, Fluor Corporation
• Borja Gari Mansuri, Subdirector Internacional, Acciona Concesiones
• Bob Shulock, Vice President, Transportation Principal, Hatch Mott MacDonald
• Michael Kulper, Senior Vice President, Transurban
• Senior Representative, Parsons
• Francisco Fernandez Lafluente, Senior Director, Dragados
• Senior Representative, Bechtel
• Mark Florian, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs
• Oscar de Buen, Head of Toll Roads Unit, Government of Mexico
• Mark Weisdorf, Managing Director, Infrastructure Investment, JPMorgan Asset

• Jeff Murphy, Vice President, Infrastructure Investment, RREEF
• Julia Prescot, Senior Investment Director, Meridiam Infrastructure
• Barry Gold, Managing Director, Carlyle Group
• Christopher Lee, Managing Director, AIG Highstar Capital
• Corinne Namblard, CEO, Galaxy Fund
• Michael Replogle, Transportation Director, Environmental Defense
• Daniel Mathews, Partner, Global Finance, Orrick
• John Schmidt, Partner, Mayer Brown Rowe and Maw
• David Slade, Partner, Allen & Overy
• Pamela Bailey-Campbell, Market Leader, Public-Private Initiatives, Vice President, Parsons Brinckerhoff

Co-lead sponsors: HSBC & ORRICK



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