Anthony Kinn, Public Private Programs Services, Booz Allen Hamilton to Speak at the Knowledge Group’s Payments-Based Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) Event

New York, NY, April 30, 2015 –(PR.com)– The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Anthony Kinn, Public Private Programs Services, Booz Allen Hamilton will speak at the Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Payments-Based Public-Private Partnerships (PPP): Public Benefit and Private Capital in 2015.” This event is scheduled for June 18, 2015 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm (ET).

For further details, please visit: http://theknowledgegroup.org/event_name/payments-based-public-private-partnerships-ppp-public-benefit-and-private-capital-in-2015-live-webcast/

About Anthony Kinn

Tony Kinn was appointed director of the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Office of Transportation Public-Private Partnerships on July 5, 2011.

He is responsible for developing and implementing a statewide program for transportation project delivery via the Virginia Public-Private Transportation Act of 1995.

Kinn most recently served as assistant vice president and director of corporate relations for the University of Virginia’s University Engineering Foundation. He has spent most of his career in the corporate world in new business development. Kinn was principal owner in the James A. Weaver Company, which was the third largest food brokerage firm in the U.S. His company also designed Market Metrics, a store-specific marketing software program, which became the foundation for what today is Spectra Systems.

He also was executive vice president of the Federated Group, a multi-billion dollar organization based in Chicago. At the Federated Group, Kinn was responsible for the management of new business development for all divisions west of the Mississippi River. Kinn has also served as director of the Commonwealth’s Department of Economic Development’s International Division, where his main responsibility was to draw firms to the Commonwealth from the Pacific Rim and Europe.

About Booz Allen Hamilton

Booz Allen Hamilton has been at the forefront of strategy and technology consulting for more than 100 years. Today, the firm provides services primarily to the US government in defense, intelligence, and civil markets, and to major corporations and not-for-profit organizations. Booz Allen helps clients achieve success today and address future needs by applying functional expertise spanning consulting, analytics, mission operations, technology, systems development, cybersecurity, engineering, and innovation to design, develop, and implement solutions.

Booz Allen is headquartered in McLean, Virginia, employs more than 22,000 people, and had revenue of $5.48 billion for the 12 months ended March 31, 2014. To learn more, visit www.boozallen.com.

Event Synopsis:

Despite its fundamental importance in economic health, infra-structure in the United States has been very inadequately maintained and poorly funded. Political dysfunction, fiscal difficulties, technological complexity and size of contracts, and other issues are forcing a re-examination of financing approaches.

Partnerships between government agencies, private firms, banks, financiers, and the public are becoming more common. Such Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) are neither the ultimate solution for all projects nor an overt attempt to obtain corporate control of public funds. A PPP is a legally binding contract between a public sector entity and a private company, the concessionaire, in which the partners agree to share risks and benefits in funding and developing infrastructure projects.

Infrastructure PPPs are politically, economically, contractually, and technically challenging. However, in tax averse and politically grid-locked societies such as the United States, they can be appealing. Nevertheless, there are legitimate concerns voiced by the public and legislators including the role of private companies in managing public functions, such as prison services, traffic enforcement, and other ‘services’ that might be viewed as raising conflicts of interest.

Creating an effective, lasting, and accountable PPP requires sound legal contracts, competent public officials and skilled private expertise, the rational use of public funds, and strong cooperation among all parties in addition to the informed consent of the public.

The Knowledge Group has assembled a panel of key thought leaders to provide an over-view and discussion of the complex issues relating to Payments-Based Public-Private Partnerships (PPP). Panel members will offer their expertise and provide information to help design efficient PPP Contractual and Procurement Processes.

Key topics include:

− Fundamentals of Public-Private Partnerships (P3)
− Availability Payments-Based P3 Structure
− P3 Contractual Structures
− Design-Bid-Build (DBB)
− Design-Build (DB)
− Design-Build-Finance-Operate-Maintain (DBFOM)
− Best Practices in Structuring Procurements
− Payment Mechanisms for P3s
− Debt Constraints and Debt Sharing
− Risk Sharing
− Legal Framework
− Quantifiable Public Goals
− Transparency
− Regulatory Compliance

About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Group, LLC was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register to an event, please visit: http://theknowledgegroup.org/
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