BROWARD COUNTY, FL - The neutral, non-partisan think tank, the Eno Center for Transportation has awarded Broward County's Port Everglades its prestigious Eno P3 Technical Assistance Award, a grant funded by the Surdna Foundation. As a result, Port Everglades will host an invitational P3 educational Summit "Is P3 Right for Me?" in Fort Lauderdale.

Attendees from the public sector and stakeholder community exploring or involved with public-private partnerships (P3) will participate in sessions taught or moderated by the Eno P3 Working Group Members and will delve into important and relevant local P3 issues. Critical topics with specific project based examples will be presented. The program is designed as a discussion format, which will allow attendees to ask questions, make observations, exchange information, review best practices, and share lessons learned. 

Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center
Room 315, 1950 Eisenhower Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 

Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Media is invited to the first session from 9:30 to 10:15 AM
Parking vouchers will be provided

Eno Working Group Presenters
Susan Binder, Senior Associate, Cambridge Systematics 
Pamela Bailey-Campbell, Vice-President, Jacobs Engineering Group 
Roy Kienitz, former Under Secretary for Policy, US DOT
Mark Blanchard, Vice President, AECOM 
Wes Dortch, P.E., Ports & Maritime Area Leader, HDR Engineering, Inc. (HDR)
Will Suero P.E., Vice President, HDR 
Chuck Sinclair, Senior Vice President, Managing Principal, HDR 

Local Panelists
Eric D. Swanson, Director of Real Estate Investment, Odebrecht USA 
Kelley Hall, P.E., I-595 Project Program Manager, FDOT 
George Burgess, Chief Operating Officer, Becker & Poliakoff

Eno Center for Transportation
Emil Frankel, Interim CEO and President 
Alex Bond, Director, Center for Transportation Leadership 
Paul Lewis, Vice President of Policy and Finance 
Emily Han, Policy Analyst 

Planning Partners
Broward County's Port Everglades and the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs
Broward League of Cities 
Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance
Port Everglades Association
Urban Land Institute
Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization

About the Eno Working Group 
The Eno Center for Transportation has developed this program to assist public agencies in better understanding the P3 development process, to spur action among states that have an established framework for P3s, and to build technical capacity among agencies' professional staff. The competitive grant is funded by the Surdna Foundation and was awarded in 2015 to the following three governmental organizations: Broward County, San Francisco MPO, and the Washington D.C. Mayor's Office. To learn more, visit

About Port Everglades
As one of South Florida's leading economic powerhouses, Broward County's Port Everglades is the gateway for international trade and cruise vacations. Consistently ranked among the three busiest cruise ports in the world, Port Everglades is also one of the nation's leading container ports and South Florida's main seaport for receiving petroleum products including gasoline, jet fuel and alternative fuels. 

The Port Everglades Department is a self-supporting Enterprise Fund of Broward County, Florida government. It does not rely on local tax dollars for operations. The total value of economic activity at Port Everglades is more than $28 billion. More than 224,000 Florida jobs are impacted by the Port, including 13,322 people who work for companies that provide direct services to Port Everglades. 

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DATE: November 9, 2015
Communications Manager 
Corporate & Community Relations
Port Everglades Business Development Division 
PHONE: 954-468-3505; 954-213-9095 (cell)