WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2009
10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.
EARLY REGISTRATION AND ORGAN DONOR SIGN-UP EXHIBITS
YOUNG PROFESSIONALS (YPS) DUTCH TREAT DINNER Young professionals are invited to meet underneath the “Clock” before heading off to a “Dutch treat” dinner, followed by the annual poker tournament, in a location to be announced.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 22, 2009
7:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m.
CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST AND UPBEAT SUBCOMMITTEE MEETING Presented by the FSLC UPBEAT Subcommittee All attendees are welcome to attend, but please sign up on the registration form so that we know how many to expect.
7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m.-8:25 a.m.
REGISTRATION, EXHIBITS, AND ORGAN DONOR SIGN-UP WELCOMING REMARKS
E. A. “Seth” Mills, Jr. FSLC Committee Chair Mills Paskert Divers Tampa, FL
Timothy Bouch Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section Chair Leath, Bouch, Crawford & von Keller, LLP Charleston, SC
8:25 a.m.-8:40 a.m.
INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAM
Mike F. Pipkin Program Co-Chair Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold, LLP Dallas, TX
Scott L. Schmookler Program Co-Chair Clausen Miller, P.C. Chicago, IL
8:40 a.m.-9:20 a.m.
FUNDAMENTALS AND CHARACTERISTICS OF VIABLE PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS This session, presented by a recognized expert in the growing PPP market, will lay the groundwork for the entire seminar, focusing on key elements and characteristics of successful PPPs.
Patrick D. Harder
Jeffrey A. Parker & Associates, Inc. Nossaman LLP
Los Angeles, CA
9:20 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
PERSPECTIVES FROM THE PROJECT PARTICIPANTS Once the fundamentals have been outlined, this next session will feature perspectives from different vantage points. The panel is filled with participants who have been active in the successful implementation of PPPs around the world.
James Diwik (Moderator)
Sedgwick, Detert, Mo & Arnold, LLP San Francisco, CA
Director, Infrastructure Group Citigroup Global Markets, Inc. New York, NY
Robert Prieto Senior Vice President Fluor Corporation Princeton, NJ
Mel J. Placilla HDR Engineering, Inc. Irvine, CA
Acting Under Secretary Assistant Secretary for Policy US Department of Transportation Washington, D.C.
10:00 a.m.-10:15 a.m. 10:15 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
DEBATE 2009: WHAT PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS MEAN FOR AMERICA’S FUTURE The PPP concept inspires energetic discussion with respect to the public policy behind the structure and whether it is an appropriate utilization of public resources and assets. Taking a cue from the recent political season, the pros and cons will be discussed and debated by key policy makers from Capitol Hill.
Mike F. Pipkin (Moderator) Sedgwick, Detert, Moran
James Ray Acting Administrator
& Arnold, LLP Dallas, TX
US Department of Transportation Washington, D.C.
Congressman James Oberstar Chairman, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure US House of Representatives Washington, D.C.
11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
LUNCH (ON YOUR OWN)