Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell & Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendez to Speak

imagesThe economic recession has challenged lawmakers from Sacramento to Austin and Tallahassee to Albany—and in city and county halls around the country—to find innovative ways to fund vital transportation infrastructure projects.  As Congress continues work on the next multi-year surface transportation authorization bill, industry leaders and government officials must address many questions, including: what is the future of public-private ventures (PPV), what is their value in an era of tight budgets, and how can project owners use public-private partnership (P3) programs to deliver value for transit, highway, rail and freight system users?

These issues and more will be explored during the 21st Annual American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) Public-Private Ventures in Transportation Conference, September 24-25 in Washington, D.C.

More than 300 industry executives, federal, state and local public officials, and financial and policy experts will discuss the latest P3 trends and future market opportunities, best practices and techniques, tolling, truck-only lanes and risk allocation in concession agreements.

Key speakers include:  Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendez, Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell, Louisiana Secretary of Transportation and Development William Ankner, Ph.D., as well senior staff members from the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee and the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, among others.

One longtime observer calls the American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s (ARTBA) Annual “Public-Private Ventures (PPV) in Transportation Conference” the “de facto voice of the transportation community” on issues relating to private financing of transportation infrastructure projects.

It’s a reputation that’s been hard earned – 20 years in the making. This September 24-25, in Washington, D.C., ARTBA will host its “21st Annual PPV Conference” at the L’Enfant Plaza Hotel. If you or your organization is involved or interested in the P3 market, this is an event you won’t want to miss!

This year’s PPV Conference will be special… because there is a lot happening… and a lot at stake!

What role will P3s play in this year’s important rewrite of the federal surface transportation law? More importantly, what’s happening out in the state legislatures, where the “rubber meets the road” on transportation financing choices?

Once again, ARTBA is assembling key experts and leading voices from on and off Capitol Hill to give you the latest intelligence and “heads up”!

This year, ARTBA plans to produce the largest and best conference to date. Don’t miss your opportunity to attend this incredible event!

The PPV Conference owes its success to its blend of public and private sector participants. Conference attendees have included individuals from the following industries:

Engineers, Contractors, Transportation officials from federal, state and local governments, Investment Bankers, Lawyers, Professionals from brokerage firms, Developers, Journalists, Educators

Over 320 professionals from federal and state governments, financial institutions and transportation design and construction firms attended last year’s event. Over 100 of these participants were public sector officials. The conference is the perfect opportunity to network with the individuals that will influence the future of P3 infrastructures. Register now before the conference sells out!

Why Should You Attend?

Attendees of previous PPV conferences will attest to its most distinguishing-and valued-feature: It is the world’s premier business networking opportunity in the P3 marketplace! The 2009 edition promises to be the best ever!

Last year’s sold-out conference featured over 300 transportation and finance policymakers, dealmakers and practitioners. In what’s been a growing annual trend, more than a third of them were leaders from federal, state and local government. This year, our partnership with the National Council of State Legislatures and close work with the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials and the Federal Highway Administration promises to attract even more!

And why do state and local policymakers attend? Because the PPV Conference features case studies, model legislation and innovative financing and management tools presented by cutting-edge leaders from government, law, academia, banking, development, design and construction.

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