Infocast's Port & Intermodal Finance & Investment Summit
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 8:00 AM - Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 7:30 AM (PDT)
10% DISCOUNT CODE: 1326SOCIAL10
A Unique Gathering: The Port Financing Solutions for the Future!
Join Port Authorities, Terminal Operators, Shipping Lines, Intermodal Companies and the Financial Community as they Explore Opportunities to Finance Investments in New Port Infrastructure and Upgrades
Hon. Governor Haley Harbour
FEATURING KEY PLAYERS FROM THE PORT, INTERMODAL & FINANCIAL COMMUNITIES:
a.) Paul Anderson, Chief Executive Officer
JACKSONVILLE PORT AUTHORITY
b.) Adam Beauchamp, Director, Strategy & Corporate Development
c.) Richard Biter, Assistant Secretary for Intermodal Systems Development
FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
d.) Gregory P. Carey, Chairman of the Public Sector and Infrastructure Group
e.) Kenyon Gleason, Executive Director, Ports and Waterways Council
THE AMERICAN ROAD & TRANSPORTATION BUILDERS ASSOCIATION
f.) James Hertwig, President & CEO
FLORIDA EAST COAST RAILWAY
g.) Paul M. Heylman, Partner
SAUL EIWING LLP
h.) Bill Johnson, Executive Director
PORT OF MIAMI
i.) Holly Koeppel, Co-Head
CITI INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTORS (CCI)
j.) Rodney W. Oliver, Deputy Executive Director of Administration & CFO
VIRGINIA PORT AUTHORITY
k.) Franc J. Pigna, CRE FRICS CMC, Managing Director
l.) Colonel Leonard Waterworth, Executive Director
PORT OF HOUSTON AUTHORITY
In order to increase maritime commerce competitiveness, expand revenues and create jobs, American ports are promoting multimillion dollar plans to seize the benefits of the greater number of post-Panamax ships expected to call at American ports as a result of increased traffic through the Panama and Suez Canals. AAPA reports that U.S. ports and their private sector marine terminal partners are planning to spend at least a combined $46 billion in port-related improvements through 2016.
The success of these plans will be considerably tied to ports’ ability to access financing. However, the ports currently face a tough financing environment — a combination of reduced revenues and cut-backs in federal, state and municipal public funding. As a consequence, port authorities are exploring how they can best create partnerships with private sector partners and the financial community to develop creative financial approaches that will enable them to move their plans forward. At the same time, terminal operators, third-party investors and other private sector players recognize that ports are sound investments and are looking for opportunities to support the financing of port and intermodal infrastructure expansion. Clearly, the time is ripe for bringing these groups together to explore how they might best work together to develop the financial solutions of the future.
The Port & Intermodal Finance & Investment Summit will bring together port authorities, terminal operators, shipping lines, intermodal carriers and financial players. They will share their perspectives, establish a constructive dialogue, build understanding and ultimately develop the financial models that will support the pipeline of capital intensive projects on the drawing board. In short, the Summit will serve as the major venue where the port, intermodal and financial communities gather to engage in the important work of creating new financial structures—and to network in order to establish ongoing relationships.
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