Expert Panel Sessions
This event took place April 4-5, 2018 in Washington, DC (Invitation Only).
The Learning Lab format, based on feedback from prior exchanges, provided a unique opportunity for more in-depth, practitioner-driven exploration of how key issues were addressed in actual projects. Invitations were extended to a select group of experienced state DOT officials with responsibility for developing and managing P3 projects, and just a few representatives from states that are new entrants to the P3 market. Facilitators for this event included Morteza Farajian, Ph.D., the Director of the VDOT Office of Public-Private Partnerships, and David Spector, the Director of the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) High Performance Transportation Enterprise. They provided examples from actual P3 projects to help inform candid discussions regarding the challenges and opportunities related to: identifying and developing potential P3 projects, conducting competitive P3 procurements, managing the period between commercial and financial close, and managing project oversight.