February 26, 2016
The Institute for Public-Private Partnerships (IP3) participated in the “New Era in Economic Growth” Conference at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy held in Washington on February 26. Hosted by Dean Edward Montgomery, the 2016 McCourt School of Public Policy Conference focused on the global economy transformation with the rise of the BRICS countries and rapid technological innovation.
Tomas Kiguel, IP3’s Director for Europe and Latin America, participated as Speaker in the high-level panel discussion about the implications of this new century of growth for the U.S. and rising powers, and the policy tools that will enable a strong a sustainable future.
Mr. Kiguel was joined in the panel by Dr. Albert Keidel, III, who served as acting director and deputy director for the Office of East Asian Nations at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Mr. Earl Rasmussen, Executive Vice President for the Eurasia Center, and Dr. Franck Wiebe, moderator, Director of Master of International Development Program at Georgetown University´s McCourt School of Public Policy.
Mr. Kiguel addressed how Public-Private Partnerships are playing a major role in the international Economy, as solution for the financial gap for infrastructure and as a catalyzer for innovation. He addressed the international trends that led to growth of PPPs in emerging economies and the BRICS countries, as well as in the U.S. and Canada, highlighting the expected growth in the Water, Energy, Telecom and Transport Markets. He concluded his remarks by providing a recommendation to Governments on how to enable a favorable environment in PPPs, including the policy formulation, the procurement rules, unsolicited proposals, tariff setting, dispute-resolution mechanisms, and the establishing of PPP Units.
The panel was followed by a keynote remarks by Senator Byron Dorgan, former United States Senator (18 years) and United States Congressman (12 years) from North Dakota.
The Institute for Public Private Partnerships (IP3), is a global leader in PPP advisory services and capacity building across all phases – upstream, downstream, and implementation.
IP3 has advised on more than 300 specific PPP projects in 70 countries with an investment value above $10 billion. IP3 also offers the globally recognized Certification Program for Specialist in PPPs, structured under IACET standards. Over 400 practitioners have been certified from 52 countries, and 35,000 high level officials and executives have participated in IP3´s training programs.
IP3 is a thought leader on PPPs for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.N. Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), the World Bank Group, the Millennium Challenge of Corporation, the US Department of Transportation, the US Department of Commerce, or the Federal Highways Administration.
IP3 is a business unit of Tetra Tech Inc, (Nasdaq TTEK) with 16,000 employees and 400 offices worldwide. Tetra Tech IP3 brings a 50-year history of successfully providing innovative solutions focused on water, resource management, energy, infrastructure, environment and international development.