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SmartWorlds: APD/P3 Infrastructure—Part 1

February 18, 2016, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

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BuiltWorlds Media
1260 West Madison St.

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Innovative financing is a way to get infrastructure projects done without breaking governments' banks.

MPC Executive Vice President Peter Skosey is speaking at this event.

One of America’s greatest strengths has been its world-class infrastructure. Today, however, much of this vast network of railroads, power grids, roads, highways, sewers and engineered waterways lies aging and crumbling, as a result of underinvestment and a lack of political will.

Given the financial pressures at all levels of government, the public-private partnership has emerged as a promising way to finance the effort to rebuild America. However, despite the success of the approach in other countries, public-private partnerships, or P3s as they are often called, have seen a slow and often faltering start in the United States.

On Thursday, Feb. 18, we dig deep into the realities and misconceptions of alternative project delivery methods (APDs) and P3s. Our panel of thought leaders will present case studies live in front of an educated and engaged audience that, through their questions and comments, will help to ensure that we have an insightful and honest conversation about how P3s work and their role in helping us reclaim America’s infrastructure.

RSVP on BuiltWorlds' website. MPC friends enjoy a 50 percent discount on tickets with code bwmpc.

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