New York, NY, May 29, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Kylee Anastasi, Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, will speak at the Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Payments-Based Public-Private Partnerships (PPP): Public Benefit and Private Capital in 2015.” This event is scheduled for June 18, 2015 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm (ET).
For further details, please visit: http://theknowledgegroup.org/event_name/payments-based-public-private-partnerships-ppp-public-benefit-and-private-capital-in-2015-live-webcast/
About Kylee Anastasi
Kylee is an infrastructure finance professional with over 12 years’ experience providing policy, procurement, financial and commercial advice to public and private sector clients. She specializes in the development and delivery of projects utilizing innovative procurement approaches, with a focus on Public Private Partnerships (P3 or PPP).
Since joining PwC in 2010, Kylee has worked with US public and private sector clients, primarily supporting the project development and procurement stages of their infrastructure projects. In this capacity she has worked on a number of recent PPP transactions, including the Denver Eagle Project and Maryland’s Purple Line Project.
Prior to joining PwC, Kylee supported multi-lateral development institutions with their global PPP capacity building efforts and also supported public sector entities in Australia to successfully develop, structure and close several PPP transactions.
About PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
The Capital Projects & Infrastructure professionals of PwC US serve public and private clients, strategy through execution helping organizations create the value they’re looking for. The US team is also part of the firm’s integrated global network that is supporting public-private partnerships all over the world. Serving clients across the asset lifecycle, PwC Capital Projects & Infrastructure teams often include professionals with expertise in PPPs on both the public and commercial sides, planning, fund structuring, analysis, execution, governance, reporting, regulatory, and deals. The US and global Capital Projects & Infrastructure professionals have authored several thought leadership pieces on the topic of PPPs. Learn more here: pwc.com/us/capitalprojects. Gain customized access to PwC’s insights by downloading our thought leadership app: PwC’s 365™ Advancing business thinking every day. PwC US is a member of the PwC network of firms in 157 countries with more than 184,000 people.
Despite its fundamental importance in economic health, infrastructure in the United States has been very inadequately maintained and poorly funded. Political dysfunction, fiscal difficulties, technological complexity and size of contracts, and other issues are forcing a re-examination of financing approaches.
Partnerships between government agencies, private firms, banks, financiers, and the public are becoming more common. Such Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) are neither the ultimate solution for all projects nor an overt attempt to obtain corporate control of public funds. A PPP is a legally binding contract between a public sector entity and a private company, the concessionaire, in which the partners agree to share risks and benefits in funding, developing and delivering infrastructure projects.
Infrastructure PPPs are politically, economically, contractually, and technically challenging. However, in tax averse and politically grid-locked societies such as the United States, they can be appealing. Nevertheless, there are legitimate concerns voiced by the public and legislators, including the role of private companies in managing public functions, such as prison services, traffic enforcement, and other ‘services’ that might be viewed as raising conflicts of interest.
Creating an effective, lasting, and accountable PPP requires sound legal contracts, competent public officials and skilled private expertise, the rational use of public funds, and strong cooperation among all parties in addition to the informed consent of the public.
The Knowledge Group has assembled a panel of key thought leaders to provide an overview and discussion of the complex issues relating to Payments-Based Public-Private Partnerships (PPP). Panel members will offer their expertise and provide information to help design efficient PPP Contractual and Procurement Processes.
Key topics include:
− Fundamentals of Public-Private Partnerships (P3)
− Availability Payments-Based P3 Structure
− P3 Contractual Structures
− Design-Bid-Build (DBB)
− Design-Build (DB)
− Design-Build-Finance-Operate-Maintain (DBFOM)
− Best Practices in Structuring Procurements
− Payment Mechanisms for P3s
− Debt Constraints and Debt Sharing
− Risk Sharing
− Legal Framework
− Quantifiable Public Goals
− Regulatory Compliance
About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
The Knowledge Group, LLC was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register to an event, please visit: http://theknowledgegroup.org/