Luncheon Keynote: The Honorable Mary E. Peters, Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation
Infrastructure—whether in the form of roads, bridges, tunnels, passenger rail, pipelines or power lines—is critical to sustained economic growth and quality of life. Yet we in the United States have had increasing difficulty maintaining our existing infrastructure and building vital new projects. How can we close this infrastructure gap? In infrastructure innovation, we explore the possible roles of private sector finance and management, whether as a complement or as a substitute for traditional government ownership and operation. Please join us for a discussion among leading public officials, scholars and investors on this crucial topic.
|Opening Remarks: Jose Gomez-Ibanez, Professor, Urban Planning and Public Policy, Harvard University
|PANEL DISCUSSION I: ROLE OF PRIVATE CAPITAL IN PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS
Panelists: William G. Reinhardt, Editor/Publisher, Public Works Financing
John Ma, Managing Director, Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Nicole Gelinas, Contributing Editor, City Journal
John H. Foote, Senior Fellow, Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Moderator: E. J. McMahon, Director, Empire Center for New York State Policy
|PANEL DISCUSSION II: CASE STUDIES
Panelists: John Schmidt, Partner, Mayer Brown LLP
Timothy J. Gilchrist, Deputy Secretary for Economic Development and Infrastructure, Executive Chamber, State of New York
Roy Kienitz, Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of the Governor, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Moderator: Howard Husock, Vice President, Policy Research, Manhattan Institute
|Keynote: The Honorable Mary E. Peters, Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation