Public Private Partnership (PPP): Financing, Projects & Contracts

Public Private Partnership (PPP): Financing, Projects & Contracts

21 – 24 August 2017, Johannesburg


Africa needs new infrastructure. Roads, airports, schools, hospitals and housing: the list is enormous and growing. Yet severely limited budgets and deficits continue to prevent government at all levels from delivering the kinds of structural change that has always been needed.

Merely grasping the concepts of PPP does not do justice to our great responsibility of having an ownership in Africa’s future. We already know what we need to do, now is the time to really discover HOW.

This master class aims to do just that. Beginning with an in-depth understanding of how PPPs work, from financial, commercial, project & legal aspects, we seek to push our participants to innovate with real life case studies, group discussions and technical evaluation.

Exclusive Field Visit

Experience how theoretical concepts works in practice with educational field visit to one of Africa’s largest PPP projects, the Gautrain Project, on 24 August. A distinguished guest speaker from Gautrain Management Agency, South Africa, will share their real life challenges and solutions for PPP projects too!

Course Highlights


  • Financial & Commercial aspect of PPP
  • e.g. funding, how to attract investors, project finance, ROI
  • Project aspect of PPP
  • e.g. project planning, cost control, risk, implementation
  • Legal aspect of PPP
  • e.g. contract, regulation, dispute resolution
  • Sector-by-sector analysis of PPP models and structures


Benefits of Attending


  • Source funding for local and international projects
  • Evaluate the successes and failures of African private finance
  • Implement, structure and strategise PPP/PFI projects
  • Review PPP financing options and financial models to optimise ROI
  • Learn best practice for the delivery of PPP contracts
  • Analyse financial and legal aspects of PPP contracts
  • Place African PPP projects in global context and evaluate the future structure, challenges and prospects for African infrastructure
  • Apply the principles of African and global private finance experience to other markets


Exclusive Real-Life Case Studies & Exercises


  • The privatisation agenda
  • PPP experience in Africa – the good, bad and ugly
  • Why is the PPP model not universal?
  • Taxation structures for private investment in infrastructure
  • Lease-Develop-Operate (LDO) and Wrap-Around Addition (WAA)
  • Corruption and inefficiency in PPP delivery – causes, course and consequences
  • Energy: Renewable energy and the future of the grid
  • Transport: The N3, N4, Wild Coast – what went right, what went wrong
  • Transport: Funding the Gautrain project in a tight timescale
  • Education: The Edinburgh Hospital debacle
  • Housing: Subsidised accommodation in Ireland, lessons learned
  • National parks: The Kruger National Park
  • Healthcare: The Inkosi Albert Luthuli Hospital
  • South Africa Treasury procedures compared to PF2 and other international practice
  • What happens when projects fail?
  • The role of the African Development Bank
  • Review of a PPP funding structure
  • How to rate a PPP transaction
  • Types of project finance structures appropriate for infrastructure finance
  • Resolving finance and structural issues in infrastructure provision
  • Comparative risk evaluation in water and sanitation treatment plants
  • The standard PPP contract (including guidance and contracts in Africa)
  • The UK Local Government contract – how useful?
  • Indian concession contract for a toll road – evaluation
  • International comparison of best practice guides in PPP experience and their application

Who Should Attend

  • Government officials
  • Lawyers
  • Bankers and financiers
  • Investment managers
  • Project managers
  • Federal and state legal counsels
  • Project finance/Structured finance
  • Contractors
  • PPP units
  • Plus anyone responsible for Public Private Partnership (PPP)

From both the public and private sectors, including but not limited to:

  • Infrastructure
  • Transport
  • Energy
  • Healthcare
  • Water & Waste Management
  • Mining
  • Construction
  • IT & Telecom
  • Housing
  • Finance
  • Public Works
  • Commerce and Industry

Course Certificate


Upon the successful completion of this course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion, to testify your endeavour and serve towards your professional advancement.

To register/enquire, please contact:


Vincs Kong

Infocus International Group

Tel: +65 6325 0351 | Email: vincs[at]infocusinternational[dot]com


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