Kentucky Chamber announces agenda for Public-Private Partnership (P3) Conference

P3-WebHeader.jpgThe Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with The National Council for Public-Private Partnerships (NCPPP), has announced an agenda for The Kentucky P3: Public-Private Partnerships Conference which will address the opportunities and obstacles facing the Commonwealth. The conference will provide an in-depth look at Kentucky’s new P3 legislation and what it means for businesses and government entities across the state.

The conference, which is set to take place October 27-28 at the Griffin Gate in Lexington, will be held over two days and feature many important speakers discussing P3.

The agenda for the conference announced Wednesday is as follows:

Day One: Thursday, October 27, 2016

8 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m.
Welcome and Overview

Dave Adkisson, President & CEO, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce

8:45 a.m.
What is the New P3 Law in Kentucky?

Representative Leslie Combs and Senator Max Wise
Moderator: Ashli Watts, Vice President of Public Affairs, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce

9:45 a.m.
P3 Opportunities in Kentucky — How the Law Will Work

Leigh Powers, General Counsel, Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet; Gwen Pinson, General Counsel, Kentucky Finance and Administration Cabinet; and Megan McLain, General Counsel, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
Moderator: Kelley Goes, Member, Jackson Kelly PLLC

11:15 a.m.
The Framework of Public-Private Partnerships

Rebecca Brooks, Vice President, Lochner and John Smolen, Partner, Nossaman LLP
Moderator: Patrick Hughes, Partner, Dressman Benzinger & LaVelle PSC

12:30 p.m.
Luncheon Keynote: P3 and Tourism in Kentucky

Don Parkinson, Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet Secretary

2 p.m.
First Steps in the Process

Matthew Feher, Counsel, Burns & Levinson LLP and Philippe Rapin, Director, Transaction Advisory, Mott MacDonald
Moderator: Cassidy Rosenthal, Stites & Harbison, PLLC

4 p.m.
P3 Opportunities in Kentucky — The Private Perspective (Opportunities and Future Projects)

Juva Barber, Executive Director, Kentuckians for Better Transportation; Warren Rogers, President, W. Rogers Company; and Nick Rowe, President, Kentucky American Water
Moderator: David Rogers, President, FBT Project Finance Advisors LLC

5 p.m.
Networking Reception with Sponsors

6:30 p.m.
Day one adjourns

Day Two: Friday, October 28, 2016

8 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m.
Welcome and Overview

Ashli Watts, Vice President of Public Affairs, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce

8:35 a.m.
P3 Market Trends

Ted Hamer, Managing Director, KPMG Corporate Finance LLP and Mark Strauss, Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Business Development, American Water
Moderator: Michael Hirn, Partner, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

9:15 a.m.
The Procurement Process

Sean Morley, Partner, Fasken Martineau; Grace Hartman, Director, Aon Infrastructure Solutions; and additional panelist TBD
Moderator: John Hays, Member, Jackson Kelly PLLC

10:45 a.m.
Current (Completed) Kentucky Projects

Chad Carlton, President, C2 Strategic Communications; Mike Lee, First Solutions P3, Inc.; Geoffrey Segal, Vice President of Government Relations and External Affairs, Macquarie Securities; and Penny Cox, Director of Housing Project Implementation & New Strategies, University of Kentucky
Moderator: Charlotte McCoy, Member, Stites & Harbison, PLLC

11:45 a.m.
Luncheon Panel:  Best and Worst Practices Panel: A Local Government Perspective

Tony Kinn, Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton and former Director, Virginia Office of Transportation Public-Private Partnerships; Bruce Tobey, Partner, Pannone Lopes Devereaux & West LLC and former Mayor of Gloucester, Massachusetts; and Kendra York, Director, Crowe Horwath LLP and former Public Finance Director, State of Indiana
Moderator: J.D. Chaney, Deputy Executive Director, Kentucky League of Cities

1:15 p.m.
Negotiating the P3 Agreement

Eric Petersen, Partner, Hawkins Delafield & Wood LLP and Justin Weisberg, Partner, K&L Gates
Moderator: Taunja Willis-Miller, Member, Jackson Kelly PLLC

2:15 p.m.
P3 Financing

Stan Ladner, Partner, Butler Snow LLP and John Parkinson, Executive Director, Association for the Improvement of American Infrastructure
Moderator: Kenneth Sagan, Member, Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC

3:15 p.m.
Wrap-Up and Final Observations

Ashli Watts, Vice President of Public Affairs, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce

3:30 p.m.
Kentucky Public-Private Partnership Conference adjourns

Get more details about each session on the agenda here.

And make sure you are registered for the conference by clicking here.

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