PPP Fundamentals (Fundamentals of Infrastructure Finance & PPP Training Week)

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This three day programme will provide participants with an understanding of the principles of project finance in order to assist them in attracting private investment and assessing the ability of bidders to fund the project. The course is based on international experience and best practice, and includes discussions and exercises that involve participants. It provides an appreciation of project finance concepts, examining the different sources of finance, understanding the requirements of the different funders of PPP projects, analysing typical funding structures and considering the trends in the funding of PPP projects. It is suitable for those who are new to PPP, as well as those with some experience but wish to know more and those who are in the early stages of a PPP program.

As part of the programme, participants will create a working case study based on a hypothetical PPP. This specifically designed executive education programme is based on experience of the international market and combined with local expertise. The course is interactive and involves discussions, case studies and group exercises that involve the participants. 

The programme provides a comprehensive overview of the PPP process, and an appreciation of the end-to-end process as those who wish to succeed in PPP need to understand the drivers from the perspective of all the parties involved in a PPP programme.  As PPP involves long term finance we will consider project finance concepts, examining the different sources of finance, understanding the requirements of the different funders of PPP projects, analysing typical funding structures and use short case studies when considering the trends in the funding of PPP projects.

Training methodology

The programme will provide attendees with a good understanding of what they need in order to be able to take an active part in a programme of PPP projects in.  It is designed by some of the most experienced practitioners in the world.  This builds on these practitioners’ international experience.
During the programme we will use case studies that will demonstrate aspects of the discussions and suggest some lessons that could be used in different situations.  These will include:

  • Portsmouth Highways Maintenance PFI – long-term maintenance
  • The second Niger Bridge PPP – last minute alterations
  • N33 road widening PPP in Holland – alternative funding
  • Alderhay Childrens Hospital PPP –alternative funding
  • Cartegena Water PPP – reducing the fiscal burden
  • Cornwall Waste PPP – political risk
  • United Kingdom Department for Transport – cap and collar

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