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A HIGH LEVEL TECHNICAL SEMINAR ON PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS (PPP) FOR CONSULTING PRACTITIONERS INCLUDING PROFESSIONAL FIRMS, AND INVESTMENT BANKS

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Event Details

Day: Thursday September 01, 2016

Location: Ryalls Hotel

Start Time: 8:30 AM

End Time: 4:30 PM

A HIGH LEVEL TECHNICAL SEMINAR ON PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS (PPP) FOR CONSULTING PRACTITIONERS INCLUDING PROFESSIONAL FIRMS, AND INVESTMENT BANKS

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Malawi continues to face a huge infrastructure gap in the provision of essential services. The Government of Malawi promulgated the Public Private Partnership Act (2011) to accelerate the supply of infrastructure and delivery of public services through the medium of public private partnership (PPP) arrangements. The Act signaled a strong political will to leverage on private sector capabilities in financing, designing, risk management and operation of infrastructure and delivery of services. As PPPs increasingly play a role in bridging the infrastructure gap, the private sector Consultants and Advisors need to be empowered in the crucial role they play in providing transaction advisory and consultancy services in the selection, appraisal, risk analysis in the development and procurement cycles for PPP projects.  Currently in-country private sector consultants are largely unfamiliar with PPP issues, which works against the country as scarce foreign exchange is expended on expensive foreign consultants.  Local consultants play a pivotal role in supporting the development of PPP transactions during the entire evolution cycle. PPP projects are quite complex and do require competencies and capabilities in financial, economic, technical, legal, engineering and environmental spheres.  The PPP Commission has an obligation to develop capabilities amongst the local consultants in order to ensure that the country has adequate consulting capacities to support PPP infrastructure transactions.  
Accordingly, this High Level Technical Seminar on Public Private Partnerships (PPP) has been organized in order to build local capacity in favour of advisory and consultancy firms across a wide spectrum including but not limited to Accounting and Auditing, Engineering, Legal, Quantity Surveying, Architecture, Economics, Environmental, Business and Financial Analysis, Communication and ICT. The Seminar will ensure that participants’ technical skills and capabilities that will qualify them to deliver high quality advisory services related to PPPs are enhanced. The initiative will certainly promote skills transfer as local firms collaborate with international counterparts in executing PPP related assignments.
SEMINAR PROFILE
A unique training opportunity will be facilitated by Mr Edward (Ned) White, a highly decorated Global PPP Specialist from the United State of America.

BRIEF, PROFESSIONAL PROFILE OF THE FACILITATOR -MR NED WHITE
Mr. White is an infrastructure investment & PPP specialist with over 24 years of experience in 55 different countries. He has conducted feasibility studies, and structured financing plans for over $650 million of investments in the accommodation, energy, transportation, ICT, environmental, health, education, and municipal services sectors. He is a Co-Founder and former Executive Director of the Institute for Public-Private Partnerships (IP3). His areas of specialization include PPP framework development, PPP Toolkits & Guideline Manuals, PPP feasibility analysis, project finance, PPP procurement, rate-setting and economic regulation, PPP contract management, as well as PPP capacity building & training. He has advised on over 80 PPP investment advisory assignments for international donors and sponsors including the USAID, the World Bank, the IFC, PPIAF, the EBRD, the ADB, the AfDB, MCC, GTZ, and SIDA and for dozens of developing country governments & utilities.

   TRAINING CONTENT  
             
•     Understanding PPP transactions
•    Understand major activities to be delivered by private advisors and consultants including:
•    PPP Project Structuring and Project Finance
•    PPP feasibility studies and Business cases
•    PPP contracts
•    Reaching commercial and financial closures
•    PPP contract Management plans and renegotiations

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

This workshop is designed for Practitioners, Partners, Managers, Executives and Specialists including but not limited to:
•    Auditing/Accounting firms
•    Investment/Merchant Banks
•    Legal Firms/ Economists
•    Engineering/Architects/QSs
•    Environment Specialists
•    Communications/ICT

PARTICIPATION FEE: MWK 500,000 per delegate

Participants will be responsiblNo table of figures entries found.e for their own transportation, meals and accommodation.  Lunches and Teas will be provided in the course of the seminar. As there are very limited spaces available please book now.

CONTACT DETAILS: for more information and booking arrangements please contact Flossie Kamwala on +265 888 321 864 or +265 993623509 : Email : fkamwala@pppc.mw
 

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