Monday, October 09, 2006

David Laney to co-chair U.S. Infrastructure Investing Summit in New York City

AMTRAK Chairman to Co-Chair U.S. Infrastructure Investing Summit in NYC

Oct 9, 2006

SURCE: International Quality and Productivity Center (IQPC)
Copyright 2006

NEW YORK -- David Laney, partner at law firm Jackson Walker LLP and current Chairman of the Board at AMTRAK, will co-chair the upcoming U.S. Infrastructure Investing Summit to be hosted by IQPC on October 18-19 in New York City.

Attendees will benefit from Mr. Laney's extensive experience in corporate and partnership commercial and financial transactions in a broad range of industries. His expertise also includes transportation planning, construction and finance, and he is actively involved in the representation clients in connection with State legislative matters. Mr. Laney is pastchairman of the Texas Transportation Commission and a past member of the Texas Turnpike Authority.

Public infrastructure is an emerging asset class that is fast gaining the attention of institutional and private investors alike. Interest stems from the fact that Infrastructure is a long-term, relatively stable asset class that is a unique match to the long-term liabilities of pension funds, endowments, foundations and insurance companies.

Taking place at the Digital Sandbox in New York City, this conference will feature investor- and government-led discussions and bring together other top institutions such as La Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec, Goldman Sachs, the City of Chicago, both Virginia and Texas departments of Transportation, Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP. Mr. Laney will co-chair the conference with Richard Ornitz, Chairman of the Americas Infrastructure group at DLA Piper.

Discussions will include:

* Landmark case studies from domestic and international projects

* Various types of infrastructure assets opening up to private investors -- railroads, toll roads, ports, energy, lotteries

* Identifying potential revenue streams and addressing risk factors

* Access to the asset class for large, medium and small investors

* Tax treatment

This summit is organized by the International Quality and Productivity Center (IQPC). To obtain the latest information, contact IQPC at 1-800-882-8684 or visit Please mention registration code PR1 to receive your discount.

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