2021 Agenda

We’re continually making updates to the below agenda to create the best program tailored to our community’s needs. 
We look forward to seeing you in San Diego this July 19 – 20!

Day 1: Monday, July 19, 2021

7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Summit Check-In & Registration
Seaport Ballroom Foyer

7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
P3 101 Breakfast (Open to Owners & Airport Attendees Only | Advanced Registration Required)
Seaport Ballroom F

Join industry leaders for breakfast and an interactive conversation specifically tailored to the needs of airport authorities evaluating P3s. This pre-summit session is designed for those beginning to explore P3s, helping them understand where P3s can be applicable; and how they can save money and time when dealing with upgrades, repairs, and maintenance. Learn when P3s do or do not make sense, and what major considerations need to be made once choosing this route, including the first steps.

Moderator:
Steve DeWitt, Senior VP Business Development, ACS Infrastructure

Panelists:
Sam Chai, President, Kiewit Development Corp.
Bryan Kendro, Senior Program Management Consultant, RS&H
Mary Scott Nabers, President/CEO, Strategic Partnerships, Inc.
Adam Sheets, Alternative Project Delivery Group Lead, Garver

Special Thanks to Session Organizer:
AIAI

Owners and Airport Attendees: Interested in attending? Click here to RSVP!

8:30 AM – 8:40 AM
Summit Opening and Welcome 
Seaport Ballroom ABC
Jennifer Hara, Brand Director, P3C Media Group
Steven Morris, Sr. Vice President, Aviation, Hill International (Co-Chair Sponsor)

8:40 AM – 9:10 AM
Special Keynote Address – Cyber Security and Safety in Smart Infrastructure
Seaport Ballroom ABC
Rapid investments in a “smart” built environment for a more efficient and convenient world are not being complemented by a commensurate safety framework designed to protect lives and resources in society from cyber attacks to technology. Cyber threats are expanding as ransomware attacks proliferate not just from Nation States, but from thousands of cyber hackers and criminals. Governments do not have the resources or flexibility to quicky respond with protections for all sectors of the U.S. economy. Our power grids, gas lines, water systems, transportation system, (including airports)  every building we walk into, and even our homes and cars, are at risk from bad actors. How can the Nation incentivize investments in the cyber protections of these essential assets?

Keynote:
Lucian Niemeyer, Chairman of the Board, Building Cyber Security; Founder & Principle, The Niemeyer Group, LLC

9:10 AM – 10:00 AM
What’s New in San Diego? Building for Growth and Inclusiveness Using P3s
Seaport Ballroom ABC
In honor of our host city, we welcome senior representatives from San Diego International Airport, the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG), and The United States Navy  to open our morning program. The redevelopment and revitalization of the Navy’s Naval Information Warfare Systems Command’s (NAVWAR) facilities on the Old Town Campus (OTC) at Naval Base Point Loma will change the future of the city and county, with the airport as a vital part of this economic growth. NAVWAR provides $3.2 billion annually to the San Diego regional economy and the redevelopment would bring additional economic benefits to the region through the construction and operation of new commercial, residential, and transportation facilities.

Moderator:
Eric Richards, Partner, O’Melveny & Myers 

Panelists:
Captain Kenneth R. Franklin, Commanding Officer, Naval Base Point Loma
Hasan Ikhrata, Executive Director, San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG)
Dennis Probst, Vice President, Development, San Diego International Airport

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Morning Plenary – The Airport of the Future: Renewable Energy Microgrids and Electric Aircraft Integration  
Seaport Ballroom ABC
Aviation contributes to environmental degradation from exhaust emissions. At any given time, there are ~10,000 aircraft in our skies worldwide. Air travel accounts for 4% of global CO2 emissions. At aviation industry’s growth projections of 6% per year, air travel will account for 25% of global CO2 emissions by 2050. Forty percent of aviation emissions are from short-haul flights. These emissions will be displaced using clean electric aircraft. Electrification changes the equation for regional air travel. Simple, reliable electric motors reduce maintenance costs by 90% (compared to internal combustion engines) as fuel costs fall by 50-75%. Come hear about an innovative solution for the future. 

Moderator:
Eric Dillinger, Vice President, Strategy, Woolpert

Panelists:
Tom Calgaard, Senior Vice President, Strategy & Business Development, Bye Aerospace
Dr. Lynn Creelman, Co-Founder & CEO, ClearSkies
Arturo García-Alonso, COO, AvPorts
John Hilgers, Co-Founder, ClearSkies
Scott Wu, Executive Director, California iBank

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Networking and Coffee Break
Expo Hall

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors: 
AFCO AVPORTS

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Airports Post Pandemic: A Conversation With Owners 
Seaport Ballroom ABC
As our industry recovers, international commercial airport owners and operators are navigating uncharted skies. In this timely discussion, our panelists will share where they are now, how their revenue streams are changing, where they want to go, and possible routes to get there successfully. Areas of discussion will include how airports are leading passenger and non-passenger projects in an era of uncertain traffic and dynamic economics. 

Moderator:
Yvonne Bilshausen, Vice President of Aviation, Western U.S., Hill International 

Panelists:
Joseph Lopano, CEO, Tampa International Airport
Frank Rucker, Airport Deputy General Manager, Infrastructure, Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson International Airport

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
How Do I Deliver a Project with the P3 Model?: Best Practices for a Successful Procurement Process 
Seaport Ballroom F
A P3 procurement model is a combination of design, construction, financing, operations, and maintenance. Join this panel to learn about the key issues that public agencies must consider in conducting a project procurement – structuring the agreement, conducting a fair and competitive procurement process, and negotiating a final agreement that is transparent and protects the public interest.

Moderator:
Talia Lake, Senior Associate, Ashurst

Panelists:
Victoria Boyne, Partner, Orrick
Adam Sheets, Alternative Project Delivery Group Lead, Garver
Tim Treharne, Principal, Advisory Services, Arup

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM 
Airline Views on the Private Capital in US Airports
Seaport Ballroom G
Airlines have long been providers of private capital for airport infrastructure.  As the industry emerges from the pandemic, we talk to the airlines about their perspectives on options for continued investment in airport facilities.  What is their view of future investment, both directly and from other private sector players? Are certain types of projects better suited to airline vs non-airline private capital investment? We will get to hear some real talk from the trenches of how airlines are recovering and what they see in the short, medium, and long term future as their role in airport development and capital financing.

Moderator:
Ryan Yakubik, Managing Director, Ernst & Young Infrastructure Advisors, LLC

Panelists:
Randy Fiertz, Director – Airport Affairs, Alaska Air Group, Inc.
Steve Holt, Sr Manager, Airport Affairs, American Airlines
Marc McGrady, Director, CAG Holdings, LLC

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM 
The Role of Equity to Leverage Public Capital in US Airport P3s
Seaport Ballroom H
Over the course of the Summit, we will be identifying and exploring the benefits that private investment can bring to US airports, but at what cost? Leaving aside the numerous benefits that private investment can bring, what benefits does equity specifically itself bring to a project? Does the participation of equity bring any inherent advantages, especially in a market like the US, where there are low-cost and tax-free financing options available to airports? What is the optimum level of equity in a project and how is the right balance of funding sources determined? This session will convene a diverse panel of stakeholders to share their perspectives on the role of equity in the ongoing development of the US airport P3 market.

Moderator:
Steve Forrer, EVP & Chief Investment Officer, AFCO

Panelists:
Daniel Gangwish, Managing Director, Public Finance Investment Banking, Piper Sandler & Co.
Said Nashashibi, Managing Director of Investments, American Triple I Partners
Jerry Neuman, Partner, DLA Piper

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Networking Lunch
Expo Hall

Special Thanks to Our Sponsor:  
Nossaman LLP

1:45 PM – 2:15 PM
Fireside Chat – New Administration, New Priorities: What Does the FAA Hope to Achieve This Year?
Seaport Ballroom ABC
In this one-on-one fireside chat, we welcome the Biden Harris Administration’s new senior management from the FAA, who will provide an overview of ongoing and new Federal programs involved in airport infrastructure improvements. Additionally, the new imperative around diversity, equity, inclusion and sustainability goals will be discussed.

Presenters:
Shannetta Griffin, P.E., Associate Administrator, FAA
Steven Morris, Sr. Vice President, Aviation, Hill International

2:15 PM – 3:00 PM
Afternoon Plenary – Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Real Strategies for Change
Seaport Ballroom ABC
It’s NOT just a numbers game. Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion should all be encompassed by a mindset that is woven into your business strategy and growth plans – whether on the government side or private sector. It is the responsibility of industry to ensure that D&I is more than just a consideration and should be established as an integral part of an organization’s responsibilities through internal procedures, projects and procurement processes. Developing innovative strategies based on the people the projects touch and the community benefits and value added should be a core element of any project scope.

Public-private partnerships offer the opportunity to harness innovation due to their long term contracts, and encourage private investment in public works to benefit local economies, inducing direct and indirect job growth and program opportunities. The addition of diversity & inclusion goals in a P3 contract is vital to the success for communities.

Moderator:
Jack Callahan, CPA, Partner and Construction Industry Practice Leader, CohnReznick

Panelists:
TJ Chen, Deputy Director of Planning & Development, Sacramento International Airport
Lynn Creelman, Co-Founder and CEO, ClearSkies
Dwight H. Pullen Jr., At-Large Director, AMAC Board of Directors; Chair, AMAC Aviation Professional Development Committee; National Core Market Leader, DPR Construction

3:00 PM – 3:15 PM
Networking and Coffee Break
Expo Hall

Special Thanks to Our Sponsor:  
CohnReznick

3:15 PM – 4:15 PM
Beach Bags Not Briefcases: Changes in Airline Operations in the Current Travel Environment 
Seaport Ballroom ABC
As the aviation industry moves into recovery, leisure travelers are leading the way. What does it mean for demand for facilities? This new mix of passengers, destinations and aircraft presents airlines with interesting challenges to meet current demand, and forecast future needs. This panel will discuss ways that airlines’ operations and facilities are meeting the needs of today’s passenger while anticipating the requirements of traveler of tomorrow.

Moderator:
Bob Montgomery, CEO, Bob Montgomery Consulting 

Panelists:
Peter Froehlich, Managing Director, Airport Affairs, United Airlines
Kirk Hotelling, Vice President, Corporate Real Estate, American Airlines

3:15 PM – 4:15 PM
Top 10 Critical Issues When Procuring a P3
Seaport Ballroom F
What do you need to do to be successful when procuring a Public-Private Partnership? Join this panel for a step-by-step review of the 10 critical issues that must be addressed in a P3. Those issues include Vision, Political Champions, Communication, Community, Commitment, Experience, Funding, Staff, Time, and Access.

Moderator:
Mary Scott Nabers, President/CEO, Strategic Partnerships, Inc.

Panelists:
Andrée Blais, Partner, Nossaman
Sam Chai, President, Kiewit Development Corp.
Tad Guleserian, Managing Director, CRC Companies
Michael Lexton, Managing Director and Head of Transportation, UBS Financial Services Inc.

3:15 PM – 4:15 PM
Hidden Opportunities: Small and Medium-Sized Airports
Seaport Ballroom G
The developer and investment community has placed considerable attention on opportunities at the large hub airports in the United States. However, it is important not to overlook smaller airports which can be enormously attractive investment opportunities due to the smaller size of the investment, the greater cooperation of the airport owner, and the reduced uncertainty of the transaction. This session explores – from both the airport owner and the investor’s perspective – how to address the unique hurdles posed by private sector involvement at small and medium-sized airports. Join us for a discussion that examines what facilities and developments are most ripe for private investment and what strategies should be used to attract interest from the public sector in these transactions.

Moderator:
Charles Renner, Partner, Husch Blackwell

Panelists:
Mark Duebner, Director of Aviation, Dallas Love Field
Alexis Higgins, CEO, Tulsa International Airport
Sia Kusha, Group Head, Business Development and Partnering, Plenary
Mike Smejkal, VP of Planning & Engineering, Tucson International Airport

3:15 PM – 4:15 PM
Pragmatism, Perseverance and Patience – the 3 P’s of Partnership
Seaport Ballroom H
The Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority combined DB and DBFOM delivery approaches for its mixed use/mixed ownership Hotel and Parking Facility project. In the midst of the procurement COVID hit, bringing air traffic to a standstill. They still managed to reach commercial close without affecting the project schedule. The Nashville project team will discuss their innovative structure and how, working together, they were able to navigate the challenges of getting to commercial close during a global pandemic.

Moderator:
Larry Belinsky, Managing Director, FRASCA & Associates, LLC

Panelists:
Margaret Martin, Vice President, Commercial Development, Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority
Jon Benowitz, Vice President, Capital Strategy/Investments, Chartwell Hospitality
Lloyd Lowy, Partner, Hawkins Delafield & Wood LLP

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Launching a P3 During the Pandemic – How Small and Mid-sized US Airports Can Benefit from the US’s ULCC revolution and Private Sector Innovation
Seaport Ballroom ABC
This discussion will explore how the recently announced 40-year $100mm P3 at the Tweed New Haven Airport can be a precedent setting project for other small and mid-sized US airports. They will also discuss how these airports can benefit from the emergence of ultra-low cost carriers (ULCC) and how airports can inject private sector innovation even when a P3 is not feasible.

Moderator:
Eric Richards, Partner, O’Melveny & Myers

Panelists:
Peter Kirsch, Partner, Kaplan Kirsch and Rockwell
Jorge Roberts, CEO, Avports

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
What’s a Key Ingredient for Success: Picking the Right Advisors and Partners 
Seaport Ballroom F
Building a successful procurement and delivering a project demands the right partners. When running a P3 procurement, the public sector project manager could potentially spend more time with their advisors than they will with their own family – pick your advisor carefully.  Similarly, when the public sector selects the winning private sector partner for a full-life-cycle of a project (over 30 years) it is like picking a life partner – again, pick your private partner carefully.  Join this session for a view from both those who have made these selections and those who have been part of these partnerships.  

Moderator:
Mary Scott Nabers, President/CEO, Strategic Partnerships, Inc.

Panelists:
William Gorham, Vice President, Business Development & Partnering, Plenary Americas
Colin Peppard, Director, Infrastructure, Fengate

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Pivot Point: Lessons in Reinvention from Airport Developers   
Seaport Ballroom G
The need for airports and airport operators to pivot after an external event is not a new phenomenon –the industry has continually redefined business protocols and partnerships following a major event. Yet some airports are able to change more quickly than others. During the pandemic, how did existing aviation businesses partner with government to support interim operations, and how might these partnerships evolve in the future? How can private sector initiatives support the delivery of practical solutions? And what future investment partnerships may emerge, seeking to broaden the economic base, reduce risk and reshape the operational landscape in the airport market space? 

Moderator:
G. Anderson Wilson, Director, Aviation, Hill International

Panelists:
James Burchetta, Managing Director, Oaktree Capital Management
Gregory Huang, Vice President, CCR USA
Jorge Hernández, President & Chief Executive Officer, Aerostar Airport Holdings, LLC
Brett Smith, CEO, Propeller Airports

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Air Cargo: Business Model of the Future?
Seaport Ballroom H
In this session, participants will learn about current trends in air cargo, particularly those influenced by the pandemic, and what those trends may mean for certain airports. This session will collectively examine how certain trends in air cargo could impact P3 airport projects, including how they may be financed and completed. The panelists will explore this element of airport business that is not often discussed in this space but maybe more relevant in the current environment. By doing so, this session will lay the necessary groundwork for a more direct conversation about P3 airport projects and encourage a more holistic analysis of factors that could impact them.

Moderator:
Chuck Stipancic, CEO, AFCO

Panelists:
Michael Burrows, CEO, San Bernardino International Airport
Marilyn DeVoe, Vice President, Operations, Airglades International Airport
John Terrell, Principle, Paslay Management Group, L.P.

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Opening Night Networking Reception
Expo Hall
An evening reception before you head out for dinner. Please join us at this special networking event for all Summit attendees.

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors:
HILL ClearSkies
 

Day 2: Tuesday, July 20, 2021

7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Summit Networking Breakfast
Expo Hall

Special Thanks to Our Sponsor:  
swinerton

8:30 AM – 9:15 AM
Opening Conversation – What’s New in the Biden/Harris Administration
Seaport Ballroom ABC
Join us for a conversation with past and present FAA, USDOT, and HUD leadership about their thoughts on the new administration’s priorities and challenges for the aviation sector. Topics to be discussed include funding availability, safely regulating and implementing new technologies, and the future of air travel.

Moderator:
Steve DeWitt, Senior Vice President, Business Development, ACS Infrastructure

Panelists:
Henry Cisneros, former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
Dan Elwell, former Deputy and Acting Administrator, FAA
Morteza Farajian, Executive Director, Build America Bureau

Special Thanks to Our Session Organizers: 
Accelerator for America AIAI

 

9:15 AM – 9:45 AM
Morning Plenary – Puerto Rico’s Airport Program: Opportunity and Innovation
Seaport Ballroom ABC

Presenters:
Fermin Fontanes, Executive Director, Puerto Rico Public-Private Partnerships Authority
Joel Piza, Executive Director, Puerto Rico Port Authority

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM
Cargo Has Its Moment
Seaport Ballroom ABC
The pandemic has accelerated several trends in air cargo. This session will focus on how those trends, particularly medical supply / cold chain logistics and e-commerce logistics, are impacting air cargo facility finance (including by P3 delivery) and development at small and medium hub airports in the United States. Air cargo facility developers, investors, and airport executives will provide unique perspectives and current examples of what they are seeing on the ground and what they expect to see post-pandemic.

Moderator:
Daniel B. Muscatello, Director, Cargo and Land Use Planning, Strategic Planning Services

Panelists:
Greg Russell, Vice President, Investments, Aeroterm
Barbara Schempf, Owner, B.L.S. Aviation
James Szczesniak, Airport Director, Anchorage Ted Stevens International Airport
Mark Thorpe, CEO, Ontario International Airport

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM
Integrating Airport Financing, Operations, and Design-Build for Airport P3s
Seaport Ballroom F
In this session, the panelists will discuss current design-build practices and how they should be adapted for airport financing alternatives and future O&M. The panelists will also discuss key considerations in developing and implementing P3 projects including the development of performance specifications, new procurement approaches, and risk allocation strategies. Join this conversation to discuss these issues and discover some ideas to develop concepts that might work for your next project.

Moderator:
Liz Dubeck, Partner, O’Melveny & Myers LLP

Panelists:
David Blaisdell, Director, Transportation Development, Bechtel Enterprises
Ben Djiounas, Executive Director, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC
Amit Rikhy, President & CEO, CAG Holdings LLC
Ian Sample, Associate, Steer Group

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM
How Will P3 Projects Develop in the Future: Goals, Challenges, and Early Lessons
Seaport Ballroom G
This session will address the best practices and lessons learned from active P3 projects in both the construction and operation phases. The panel will examine how to drive innovation and value for the money, find the right risk transfer balance ensuring a successful transition, and what to expect for the next 30 years. The panel will also discuss key considerations in developing and implementing P3 projects including the impact of the pandemic on US airports’ finances and how have established funding models fared, re-evaluating the role of the P3 in city/state finances in the current economic climate, what new frameworks should be considered, and what does a win-win structure for passenger, public and private partners look like and how do we get there.

Moderator:
Lysa Scully, Independent Senior Advisor, U.S., Ferrovial Airports

Panelists:
Shawn Kinder, Senior Adviser, PJ Solomon 
Michael Minerva, Principal, Minerva Strategic Solutions
Daniel Piñán, Head of Corporate Development North America, Ferrovial Airports

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM
Current Insurance Issues Faced by Airports
Seaport Ballroom H
This panel, which will include Jim Vorhis, the co-chair of Nossaman’s insurance recovery group and leading broker-side experts in the industry, will speak about current insurance issues faced by airports, and offer commentary about trends in the insurance market and issues that may arise in the future. The most publicized issues in the current market involve COVID and business interruption claims. The panel will discuss the development of claim handling and court rulings in both areas. However, the insurance market has been rapidly changing, and the Panel will also discuss the insurance markets more broadly to assist airports involved in P3 contracts.     

Presenter:
Jim Vorhis, Partner, Nossaman

10:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Networking and Coffee Break
Expo Hall

Special Thanks to Our Sponsor:  
Husch Blackwell

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
Bouncing Back from COVID – What’s next for CONRACs?
Seaport Ballroom ABC
This panel will explore the potential future of CONRAC projects and the rental car business at airports – How has the COVID crisis impacted airports’ approach to or investment in the rental car sector? Are P3 structures still under consideration? What has the market learned over the past couple of years about the benefits and challenges of P3s for CONRAC projects, and which business models will lead to success for CONRAC projects? Hear from developers, rental car companies, and airport advisors about the future of these critical airport businesses.

Moderator:
Sue Lee, Senior Managing Director l Infrastructure Advisory Services, Ernst & Young Infrastructure Advisors, LLC

Panelists:
Warren Adams, Managing Partner, WJ Advisors
Seth Lehman, Senior Director, Global Infrastructure & Project Finance, Fitch Ratings
Robert Hunsinger, Director Airport Properties and Relations, Enterprise
Michael Minerva, Principal, Minerva Strategies LLC 
Colin Peppard, Director, Infrastructure Investments, Fengate

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
The Difference Between Project Funding and Project Financing
Seaport Ballroom F
This session will introduce fundamental financial topics related to P3s. We’ll review how P3 financing models are evolving and how the role of the public sector changes under the different approaches. We will also explore the factors that affect the rating and availability of private finance. Particular attention will be paid to the impact of choices in procurement model, agreement terms on the private financing, the public sector and the customer.

Presenters:
Andrée Blais, Partner, Nossaman
Paul Bloom, Vice President, Goldman Sachs LLC
Sia Kusha, Group Head, Business Development and Partnering, Plenary
Tim Treharne, Principal, Advisory Services, Arup

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
A Solution Based Team Approach: Showcasing the Best Practices Used on the Kansas City International Airport Project
Seaport Ballroom G
Building a successful team starts with finding the right partners. Resolving technical issues efficiently and holding true to your commitments are keys to success for any progressive design builder team. Learn how the Edgemoor / Clark – Weitz – Clarkson team fulfilled their transformative commitments in the community and worked through technical build challenges with SOM as they progress past the halfway point building the new single terminal at the Kansas City International Airport. They will cover the project, community commitments, design/build setup, TWEP/MWBE, design delivery, challenges/decision points, structure/enclosure and more. 

Presenters:
Ben Bunge, Senior Project Manager, The Weitz Company
Virginia Dobesh, Development Manager, Edgemoor Infrastructure & Real Estate
Mark Goodwin, Vice President, Clark Construction Group
Kirtan Patel, Associate Director, SOM

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
How Innovation, Technology, and Data are Unleashing Value at Airports
Seaport Ballroom H
In a post-COVID world, consumer expectations and travel needs have changed. As a result, airport owners and operators are challenged to find better ways to safely and efficiently manage their facilities. The adoption of new and enhanced technology is improving airport operations not only from a safety standpoint but can also assist owners and operators in achieving operational efficiencies. This panel discussion will explore current trends in using technology to ensure safety, how data is being leveraged to drive non-aeronautical revenues, and innovative examples of partnering to get back to normal.

Digital technologies and analytical capabilities like Artificial Intelligence can make airport buildings more integrated, adaptive, proactive, and self-learning. Bringing together traditional operational technology, IT systems, and cloud applications infused with AI and cutting-edge technology such as Digital Twin enables insight, integration, and collaboration that can be used to bolster security, reduce passenger wait-time and boost operational and financial performance.

In this interactive session, we’ll: 

∙ Demonstrate how Digital Twin enables 3D visual analysis by leveraging data in and around the building structure, plus location, events, assets, and people, as well as past, present, and future events related to the building and the environment 

∙ Show how Digital Twin allows for crowd modeling, arrival and departure analysis; “what if” scenario modeling for planned events; foot traffic heat mapping for disinfection; along with unplanned incident response events 

∙ Demonstrate how Digital Twin simulations allow end-users, airport management, and other stakeholders to test and validate their plans around cleaning and safety, where decisions are based on data and demand and not rigid schedules 

Moderator:
Ramsey Nuwar, Vertical Market Director, Transportation, Johnson Controls

Panelists:
Jack Callahan, Partner and Construction Industry Practice Leader, CohnReznick
Arturo García-Alonso, COO, Avports
Jason Pelski, Digital Platform Product Marketing Director, Johnson Controls
Steve Thody, Senior Director, Vantage Airport Group

12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
Networking Lunch
Expo Hall

Special Thanks to Our Sponsor:  
Fitch Ratings

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Terminal Redevelopment
Seaport Ballroom ABC
Airports across the US are rethinking their capital planning in light of the unprecedented and drastic decrease in revenues they have suffered during the COVID-19 pandemic. Credit ratings are under pressure, or have been downgraded, reducing borrowing capacity from traditional sources.  Yet the need for capital investment remains unmet while commercial air traffic starts to recover.  How can airports meet this challenge? The panel will discuss delivery methods for terminal redevelopment in today’s difficult environment, including funding and financing, design-build contracting and airlines’ ability to commit to signatory/anchor type use agreements.

Moderator:
Kent Rowey, Partner, Allen & Overy

Panelists:
Seth Lehman, Senior Director, Global Infrastructure & Project Finance , Fitch Ratings 
Amit Rikhy, President & CEO, CAG Holdings, LLC
Jorge Roberts, CEO, Avports

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Why Do an Airport P3? Building the Business Case for a P3 and Selling It to the Community
Seaport Ballroom F
What are the business considerations that a government must review before starting the P3 process? Please join this session to hear a panel of experts discuss the elements that must be considered as the public builds out the business case for a public-private partnership. Also hear ideas about how to effectively communicate the business case to the community at large.

Presenters:
Brent Butzin, Partner, Kaplan, Kirsch and Rockwell LLP
Jorge Gonzalez, Senior Aviation Financial Planner, RS&H
Mark Kempton, Principal, Kempton Strategies
Branden Kiely, Vice President, The Concourse Group
Colin Peppard, Director, Infrastructure, Fengate

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Opportunities for the Future Transportation Revolution of Advanced Air Mobility
Seaport Ballroom G
Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) is advancing rapidly, with operations expected within the next few years.  AAM is a crucial part of the fourth industrial revolution as advances in technology, electric propulsion, new generations of aircraft, and multimodal solutions drastically change the current transportation system. The AAM market is expected to reach $115B annually by 2035. (Deloitte 2021) Airports and stakeholders have prime opportunities to be key players in shaping a more sustainable and equitable industry.  This session will provide an understanding of AAM and identify the risks and opportunities it will have on airports, investors, and key players.

Moderator:
Paul Wheeler, Director of Aerial Innovation, WSP USA

Panelists:
Michael Dyment, Managing Partner, Nexa Advisors, LLC
Clint Harper, Urban Air Mobility Fellow, Urban Movement Labs
Adrienne Lindgren, State and Local Partnerships, Air Mobility Division, Hyundai Air Mobility
Daniel Piñán, Head of Corporate Development North America, Ferrovial Airports

2:30 PM – 2:45 PM
Networking and Coffee Break
Expo Hall 

Special Thanks to Our Sponsor:  
Goldman Sachs

2:45 PM – 3:45 PM
Spurring Investment: The Airport Sponsor/Tenant Relationship
Seaport Ballroom ABC
A panel of aviation experts will discuss what airports and aviation businesses, such as fixed base operators (FBO), provide as partners in creating an ecosystem for safer and efficient operations, including reducing operating costs, streamlining processes, enhancing innovation and creativity, encouraging a culture of safety and security, boosting airport customer service, and creating high-skilled, high-paying jobs in the community. A business-friendly environment also attracts public-private partnerships to the airport, including those that advance green technology and neighborhood compatibility. 

Airports participate in public-private partnerships to add aviation expertise, facilitate development, and spur airport activity and revenue generation. But sometimes the benefits extend beyond. In the wake of the COVID-19 public health emergency, the aviation industry was confronted with operational challenges, employee retention concerns, and financial uncertainty unlike anything experienced before. In response, airports and commercial aeronautical businesses quickly established efforts to foster collaborative approaches and solutions in addressing these challenges and finding common ground for uniform rapid relief. The panel will also discuss what has changed over the past year and some of the expected trends moving forward. 

Moderator:
Ryan Waguespack, Senior Vice President, National Air Transportation Association

Panelists:
Curt Castagna, President and CEO of Aeroplex/Aerolease Group; President, Van Nuys Airport Association; Chairman, National Air Transportation Association
Amit Rikhy, President & CEO, CAG Holdings, LLC

2:45 PM – 3:45 PM
“How Do I Design a P3?”: Best Practices in Deal Structuring & Contract Management 
Seaport Ballroom F
The basis of all good public-private partnerships is in the structuring of the deal and the management/oversight of the contract. During this session both public and private sector experts will discuss the basic and best practices for P3 deal structuring. They will also share their views on the best practices for contract management for the long-term success of a P3.

Moderator:
Talia Lake, Senior Associate, Ashurst

Panelists:
Matthew Cheroutes, Manager of Operations and Co-Founder, Colorado Center for Infrastructure Investment
Matt Neuringer, Senior Associate, Orrick
Henry Patel, Vice President, Asset Development, Kiewit Development Company

2:45 PM – 3:45 PM
The Future of Airport Asset Management: Using Technology to Meet Your Goals
Seaport Ballroom G
Consumer expectations and travel needs are evolving, and many airports are becoming diverse commercial businesses. As a result, airport owners and operators are continuously challenged to find better ways to effectively manage their infrastructure assets. Efficient technology implementation allows airport stakeholders to minimize risk in design and construction projects providing passengers with an improved experience. Airport owners can achieve new operational efficiencies like maximizing aeronautical and commercial revenues, increasing capacity through better gate management, and lowering operating costs. This panel discussion will explore current and future trends in technology, how data is being leveraged to drive non aeronautical revenues by showcasing innovative examples of project implementation.

Presenters:
Shobhit Baadkar, Managing Principal, TITAN AEC
Crystal Garcia, Senior Strategic Business Development Manager, Unity Technologies
Blaine Grantham, Principal & Co-Founder, TITAN AEC
Kipp Ivey, Applications Business Development Manager, FARO Technologies

4:00 PM – 4:30 PM
P3 Questions and Answers Discussion Session – What are the Next Steps. Where to Go from Here?
Seaport Ballroom ABC
Join Industry leaders and AIAI members for an interactive conversation specifically tailored to audience questions and answers about P3s. This session is designed to elaborate on the major themes covered in this year’s program. Attendees with have the opportunity to submit questions on all topics in advance and also join in the discussion on the benefits, values and applications of P3s in an open dialogue.

Presenters:
Steve DeWitt, Senior Vice President, Business Development, ACS Infrastructure
Bryan Kendro, Senior Program Management Consultant, RS&H
Sue Lee, Senior Managing Director l Infrastructure Advisory Services, Ernst & Young Infrastructure Advisors, LLC 
Adam Sheets, Alternative Project Delivery Group Lead, Garver

Special Thanks to Session Organizer:
AIAI

4:30 PM
Summit Ends 

Please join us again next year, July 18-19, 2022 here in San Diego for the 2022 P3 Airport Summit!