The P3 Hub: West Coast - The Projects, Players and Politics

24th September 2013

PPP Bulletin International, together with our hosts Milbank and Plenary Group, are delighted to announce the inaugural P3 Hub event focusing on P3 opportunities for the West Coast.

The P3 Hub brings together US procurers, investors and advisors to debate the future of P3 in a series of interactive panel sessions covering the projects, players and politics driving the use of P3 in the region. 
To register at the event, please click here.
Agenda for the day will be as follows:

1.30pm - Registration

1.55pm - Welcome Remarks 
Allan Marks, Partner - Milbank

2.00pm - Keynote Address: P3s in California
- The need for major projects in Southern California
- Why P3s will be an important tool
Hasan Ikhrata, Executive Director - Southern California Association of Governments

2.20pm - Public Agencies Discuss Their Procurement Pipeline:
- How public sector procurers can learn from each other
- Pipeline from each state; focussing on lessons learnt, P3 models anticipated and major obstacles and challenges


  • Dale Bonner, Chairman - Plenary Group USA (Chair)
  • Bill Hoffman, Deputy Director, Nevada Department of Transportation
  • Kathleen Sanchez, Public Private Partnerships Manager - Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
  • Kome Ajise, Deputy Director - California Department of Transportation
  • Sarah Clark, CEO - Partnerships BC

3.20pm - Coffee

3.35pm - Paving the way for P3 beyond the transportation sector
- Emerging deals in the water & wastewater sector
- P3 in social infrastructure
- Challenges and obstacles of P3s: Further updates on Long Beach from Court House to Civic Center


  • Allan Marks, Partner – Milbank (Chair)
  • Chris Taylor, Executive Director - West Coast Infrastructure Exchange
  • Kevin O’Brien, Director - Bank of America Merill Lynch Global Markets
  • Ian Parker, Managing Director, Public Sector & Infrastructure Banking - Goldman Sachs
  • Andrew Garbutt, Principal, Infrastructure Advisory - KPMG
  • Bryant Jenkins, Principal - Sperry Capital

4.35pm - Contractors’ Panel: View of the P3 market space
- Building regulations
- Dealing with labor issues
- The position of the contractor taking equity
- Availability vs demand risk projects


  • Allan Marks, Partner – Milbank (Co-chair)
  • Dale Bonner, Chairman - Plenary Group USA (Co-chair)
  • John McArthur, President - Kiewit Development Company
  • Geoff Stricker, Managing Director - Clark Construction/Edgemoor
  • Gregory A. Ciambrone, Vice President - The Walsh Group
  • Kent H. Marshall, Vice President and Director, Public Private Partnerships - Granite Construction

5.35pm-6.35pm - Concluding Remarks: Dale Bonner, Chairman, Plenary Group USA

Followed by Networking Cocktail Reception

Pricing structure for the event is as follows:
PPP Bulletin subscribers - $395
IPFA Members - $420 
Non Members/Non Subscribers - $495
Public Sector - Free 

To register at the event, please click here.


For booking inquiries for this event and information on how to become a subscriber please contact:

Andy Hallé
Tel: +44 (0)20 8675 7770

Dress code: Denim and athletic shoes are not appropriate at The California Club.


The California Club
538 South Flower Street
(Downtown) Los Angeles