Webinar: Enabling Infrastructure Project Finance in the United States

Written By: Jen Neville
January 19, 2018

Click here to watch the webinar on-demand.

Are you familiar with project finance? How about Public-Private Partnerships (P3s) ? If you aren’t, this is your opportunity to learn more about this promising financial solution.
Project finance is an asset-backed way of financing large infrastructure projects by using the project’s cash flow as repayment for loans. This solution is currently underutilized in the United States as a way to develop the critical transport, water and social infrastructure that supports sustainable economic growth.

What’s needed to utilize this financing technique more extensively? Policy and institutional changes.
In this webinar, Michael Bennon, Managing Director of the Stanford Global Projects Center, will discuss how project finance can impact the incentives and outcomes on large, complex infrastructure projects in the United States. Michael will also review the state of project finance in the U.S. and the policy and institutional changes required to enable the increased use of project finance for major U.S. infrastructure investments.

You Will Learn:

  • What project finance, public-private partnerships and life-cycle based procurement are and how those differ from traditional infrastructure development
  • How project finance is being used in the United States
  • Impediments and opportunities for policy or institutional change
About the Speaker
Michael Bennon is a Managing Director at the Stanford Global Projects Center, developing new initiatives for the GPC and managing their student programs and industry affiliations. Michael’s research areas of interest for the center and work experience are in Public Sector finance, infrastructure and real estate investment, and project organization design.
Michael served as a Captain in the US Army and US Army Corps of Engineers for five years, leading Engineer units, managing projects, and planning for infrastructure development in the United States, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Thailand. Michael received a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point and received an MSCE and MBA from Stanford University.
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