Q3 2013 Government Risk Briefing
Today, more than ever before, governments face challenges related to the upkeep and construction of public infrastructure as well as the provision of services. Several factors, such as budgetary limitations; deferred maintenance, repair and replacement; and population changes have led to questions of how to best address these public needs. One option that is being used with increasing frequency is Public-Private Partnerships - contractual agreements between governments and private sector entities that allow delivery of a service or facility for public use.
Be honest: Have you ever really stopped to think whether or not there was a more efficient and cost effective method to provide services and/or upgrade your infrastructure? That is exactly what Public-Private Partnerships are all about—providing a service and/or upgrading infrastructure in the most efficient and cost effective manner.
In this interactive roundtable discussion facilitated by Brown Smith Wallace, we will help you better understand the facts and risks surrounding Public-Private Partnerships. We will also facilitate a discussion on the keys to your success in developing these partnerships. The discussion and exercise will include:
- Defining Public-Private Partnerships
- Describing types of partnerships
- Discussing the facts surrounding these partnerships
- Sharing keys to partnership success
- Identifying partnership risks