Please join us at the Transportation Research Board’s 96th Annual Meeting in January 2017. The Center is scheduled to present a paper on P3s and Political Risk and would love to see you there. For more information please visit: http://www.trb.org/AnnualMeeting/AnnualMeeting.aspx.
Dr. Gifford was invited to be a member of the DRBs in P3 Projects panel during the annual meeting held on September 22nd -23rd at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington DC. The panel was moderated by Kurt Dettman, an attorney from Constructive Dispute Resolutions. Panelists included Herfried Woess, DRBF Country Representative for Mexico, Ron Finlay, Chief Executive, Finlay Consulting, and Marc Frilet, DRBF Country Representative for France. Click here to see Dr. Gifford’s presentation entitled “Policy Trends in P3s: US and Canada.”
The Dispute Resolution Board Foundation (DRBF) signature annual event offers exceptional educational and networking opportunities with three interactive workshops and a two-day conference. The events offer both practical experiences and lessons learned as well as an exploration of the evolution of Dispute Boards and new trends for successful application. The conference covers the unique preventive role that Dispute Boards offer. Experienced practitioners from around the world share their insight on best practices and lessons learned.
Dr. Jonathan Gifford discusses dispute resolution boards and public-private partnerships. Session moderator Kurt Dettman and panelists Herfried Woess (DRBF Country Representative for Mexico) and Ron Finlay, Chief Executive, Finlay Consulting share their thoughts on the topic. The meeting agenda can be found here.
The Center is ARTBA’s strategic partner, presenting P3s Beyond the Financing – The Value of Life Cycle Efficiency and From the Ivory Tower to the Pavement, Recent Developments in Transportation P3 Research during ARTBA’s 28th Annual P3 conference. Panelists included P3 industry leaders such as Peter Denton, Government and GLobal Trade associate, Mayer Brown; Jennifer Aument, Transurban; Garrett Moore, VDOT’s Chief Engineer; Pauline Thorndike, Alternative Dinancing Program Manager, US Army Corps of Engineers; and Francois Wasselin, Senior VP of Project Development, ACS. Click here for full agenda and conference details. Dr. Jonathan Gifford made a presentation on recent developments in P3 research and was joined by panelists Dr. Mike Garvin (VTech), Dr. Qingbin Cui (UMD) and moderator Dr. Morteza Farajian (VAP3)
The Center’s 3rd annual P3 Forum, Evidence: P3s and the Evolution of Infrastructure Delivery, was a huge success. Held April 26, 2016 in Founder’s Hall, the event focused on the Center’s new project examining evidence about the strengths and limitations of public-private partnerships for project delivery. Regional leaders also discussed the Purple Line, Interstate 66, and how P3s are figuring in transit projects in the greater Washington metro region.