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Christopher Shaeffer, Senior Advisor for P3 Advisory with AECOM to Speak at The Knowledge Group’s Public Private Partnerships (P3): Trends and Updates You Must Know

New York, NY, June 22, 2017 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Christopher Shaeffer, Senior Advisor for P3 Advisory with AECOM will speak at The Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Public Private Partnerships (P3): Trends and Updates You Must Know.” This event is scheduled for Tuesday, July 11, 2017 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm (EST).

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About Christopher Shaeffer

Mr. Shaeffer is experienced in the design, construction, and maintenance of infrastructure projects and has worked with a number of private consortia seeking to design, build, finance, operate, and/or maintain infrastructure projects through Alternative Financing Procurements and Public-Private Partnerships (P3). Additionally, he has provided P3 advisories services to public sector clients; offering policy advice and project procurement management services for the development of P3 programs and projects.

As Senior Advisor with AECOM’s P3 Advisory Practice, Mr. Shaeffer is currently advising PennDOT and AMTRAK on a number of P3 procurements for the development of train stations and supporting transit-oriented development. Additionally, he provides programmatic support to PennDOT for the Rapid Bridge Replacement P3 Project, which entails the replacement of 558 structurally deficient bridges throughout the Commonwealth.


AECOM is an American multinational engineering firm that provides design, consulting, construction, and management services to a wide range of clients. With over 87,000 employees in over 150 countries, Engineering News-Record ranked AECOM as Number 1 Global Design Firm in 2016.


Amidst the current economic challenges and financial constraints, Public Private Partnerships (P3s) are gaining momentum as state and local governments resort to a deal structure that will, if handled properly, address budgetary issues and boost infrastructure investments and improvements. Private investors are also looking for revenues through the monetization of public infrastructure assets such as water/sewer systems and parking systems. While P3s may provide an economic boost and a greener landscape of government contracting, it is crucial for both public and private entities to keep themselves abreast of the latest developments so they may evaluate the benefits and the challenges surrounding P3s.

Listen as a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders organized by The Knowledge Group provide the audience with an overview of the latest trends and critical issues involving P3s. Speakers, among other things, will also offer helpful insights on the factors that need to be considered by both parties and how to mitigate common pitfalls and potential risks in case the partnerships were unproductive.

Some of the of the major key will include:

- Public Private Partnerships – Legal Landscape
- P3 Key Principles and Roles
- Latest Developments and Challenges
- Potential Benefits and Risks
- Risk Identification and Mitigation Strategies
- Regulatory Forecast
- Best Partner Selection and Negotiation Practices

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