Austin, TX – March 6, 2018 – Cintra had a strong presence at the 2018 Public-Private Partnership Conference and Expo in Dallas, Texas, February 26th to 28th, 2018 . Five representatives from Cintra and Ferrovial shared their insights and experience in navigating all stages of the P3 process from procurement and financing to building and workforce diversity.
Belen Marcos, United States president of Cintra, participated on the panel, “Starting from Step One – a Roadmap to a Successful P3,” where she stressed the importance of transparency, for both the public and private sectors, in order to achieve a successful P3 project.
Heather Walker, Senior Legal Counsel for Cintra, discussed the importance of the procurement process in achieving an effective P3 delivery on the panel, “How to Ask for What You Want: Structuring a Procurement to Get the Results You Need.”
During the panel, “Cage Match – Cost of Capital,” Tony Elkins, Commercial Director of Corporate and Business Development for Cintra discussed the importance of understanding risk transfer and when P3s can provide the most value.
Daniel Filer, Vice President of Business Development for Ferrovial Agroman participated on the panel, “Balancing and Managing the Risk – From the Design Builder’s Point of View.” During this session, the panel discussed the impacts risk can have on the design builder and how to best plan for and manage risk from procurement through construction.
In the panel, “The Future of P3s – Driving Diversity and Depth of the U.S. P3 Workforce,” Angela Berry Roberson, Director of Diversity Contract Compliance Director for Ferrovial US companies, discussed the future workforce and the steps we can take to ensure there are ample workers trained in relevant fields to support projects.
Cintra, along with Ferrovial, Ferrovial Agroman, LBJ Express and North Tarrant Express, was also a diamond level sponsor of the event.
Over 1,250 industry professionals involved in P3s from both the public and private sectors gathered to discuss the future of infrastructure and the important role P3s will play as we begin to address the nation’s crumbling infrastructure.
In addition, the conference kicked off early for those who signed up for a bus tour of the LBJ Express project and traffic management operations. Interest in the TEXpress “managed” Lanes corridor has grown every year and nearly 100 conference attendees elected to go on the tour, including local news media. Robert Hinkle, LBJ & NTE Corporate Affairs, and Tommy Williamson, Ferrovial Agroman Public Relations, hosted the bus tours and provided key insight on LBJ Express pre and post construction.
After driving the LBJ Express corridor, the tour arrived at the LBJ Infrastructure Group and NTE Mobility Partners corporate headquarters, where John Brady, Director of Traffic & Strategy , described the dynamic tolling technology, the congestion relief achieved, and the enhanced mobility created. Then the group visited the new traffic management center where the Cintra managed highways in North Texas are monitored 24/7/365.
For more information about the 2018 Public-Private Partnership Conference and Expo please visit: http://thep3conference.com