Event Features

Date & Time:
January 31, 2018
9:00am – 5:00pm

New York University
60 Washington Square S, Rosenthal Pavilion
New York, NY 10012

Event Features

City & State's 2018 P3 Summit will convene New York's transportation infrastructure leaders and P3 experts for a day-long, dynamic program of candid discussion and thought-provoking presentations on the complexities of public-private partnerships and the ways to successfully execute and manage P3s.

Congratulations to our 2018 honorees!

  • Samara Barend, Senior Vice President and PPP Director for North America, AECOM
  • John D. Porcari, President, US Adivosory Services, WSP and Interim Executive Director, Gateway Development Corporation 
  • Stewart Steeves, Chief Executive Officer, LaGuardia Gateway Partners



9:00am   Registration & Networking Breakfast

10:00am  Opening Remarks

10:15am  State of P3’s in New York 

To date, New York has not yet enacted legislation for the use of public-private partnerships to address its overwhelming infrastructure needs. Is robust P3 legislation necessary to accelerate the delivery of projects, create private sector jobs, and achieve greater economic efficiency in New York? Experts and lawmakers will discuss if P3 legislation will benefit or hinder the market, examples from other states with P3 legislation and what these laws would mean for financing development projects in New York. 


  • TBA, AIAI (mdoerator)
  • Peter W. Osborn, Division Administrator, Federal Highway Administration, New York Division Office
  • Assemblyman Michael Benedetto, Chair, Committee on Cities
  • Ali Chaudhry, Deputy Secretary for Transportation to Governor Andrew M. Cuomo


11:10am  Fueling Innovation through public private partnerships 

Rather than the government specifying the “best” solution and hiring a private sector partner to deliver it, is it better for government present problems to the private sector for development in a competitive environment? Experts and industry leaders will discuss how public-private partnerships can be used as a tool to build innovative urban solutions that improve cities across New York.


  • Patrice Derrington, Holliday Associate Professor and Director of the Real Estate Development Program, Columbia GSAPP (moderator)
  • Gabrielle Fialkoff,Senior Advisor, Mayor Bill de Blasio and  Director of the Mayor's Office of Strategic Partnerships
  • Jeremy Goldberg, Deputy Chief Technology Officer, NYCx, NYC Mayor's Office
  • Kate Dempsey, Director of Strategy and Operations  Mayor's Office for Economic Opportunity


12:05pm  Lunch is served

12:30pm  Lunch Awards Ceremony Honorees:

  • Samara Barend, Senior Vice President and PPP Director for North America, AECOM
  • John D. Porcari, President, US Adivsory ServicesWSP and Interim Executive Director, Gateway Development Corporation 
  • Stewart Steeves, Chief Executive Officer, LaGuardia Gateway Partners


1:10pm  How can NYC and NYS government increase opportunities for Minority, Women and Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Business Enterprises?

What is the best approach for successful MWBE and/or SDVOB participation in infrastructure projects? Are P3s the answer? Design-build? Or something else entirely?


  • Sondra A. Little, Director, Office of Civil Rights, New York State Department of Transportation
  • Magalie D. Austin, Esq., Chief Diversity and Industry Relations Officer, NYC Department of Design + Construction
  • Anthony Peterson, Director of Diversity Programs, Hugh L. Carey Battery Park City Authority 
  • Gabriel "Buddy" Gengler, CEO, MavecAdvisors, LLC


2:05pm  P3’s in the transportation/aviation sectors

As New York struggles to meet growing transportation infrastructure needs, leveraging existing resources through the use of public-private partnerships has become increasingly attractive. Panelists will discuss the state of transportation infrastructure in New York and touch on specific examples such as LaGuardia Airport, NYC subways, Penn Station and the Hudson River Rail Tunnel.


  • Rich Kassel, Executive Vice President, Capalino & Company (mdoerator)
  • Patrick Foye, President, MTA
  • Robert Galvin, Chief Technology Officer, The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
  • Harry Stanton, Board of Commissioners, New York State Bridge Authority 


3:00pm  BREAK

3:20pm  Opportunities & Challenges

Public-private partnerships are a way for governments to collaborate with the private sector to share the risks and rewards of providing public infrastructure. Some projects are better suited for the public-private model than others. Panelists will discuss where future opportunities exist to use the P3 model and what project characteristics offer the best chance of success using a public-private partnership. 


  • Maria Doulis, Vice President, Citizens Budget Commission (moderator)
  • Rasmia Kirmani-Frye, Director of Public/Private Partnerships, Office of Public Private Partnerships, New York City Housing Authority
  • Senator Kevin Parker, Member, Finance Committee 


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