Public Private Partnerships are being increasingly utilized as an alternative to traditional public financing methods for road and surface transport infrastructure. This workshop will bring together top practitioners and experts from the private sector, public sector, and financing institutions to discuss and examine what conditions are required to implement successful PPP projects that bring value to the government, its private sector partners, and — most importantly — the public. In addition, different models of offsetting public funding via Road User Charging will be highlighted as a specialist case study.
- Understand PPPs and their role in delivering infrastructure services
- Identify various stakeholders for successful PPP implementation
- Utilize tools to assess financial viability of PPP’s
- Value the role of risk in PPP decision-making
- Detail successes, challenges and pitfalls with different PPP case studies
- Highway and Road Professionals
- Government Agencies
- Private Consultants & Contractors
- Service Providers
- Financial Experts
From the Chairman
As the road industry’s most trusted brand in continuing education, the IRF provides road professionals with educational opportunities that are recognized worldwide by engineering and transportation societies. IRF’s Global Training Curriculum provides technical expertise in classroom and practical settings where attendees can learn from and have direct access to seasoned professionals. Each course is designed to assist attendees in learning to correctly apply the knowledge gained and provides the most relevant, up-to date information on best practices and technological solutions.
IRF Workshops are specifically developed to meet the needs of road professionals. Whether you are a representative of a highway agency, a member of a financing institution, consultant or contractor, IRF Workshops will give you the necessary tools to deliver improvements to your organization.
As the IRF Chairman, I encourage you to make the most of these opportunities and help fulfill IRF’s vision of better roads for a better world.
H.E. Eng. Abdullah A. Al-Mogbel
Eric Dean Cook, PE
Eric Dean Cook is the Managing Director for Manchester Consulting Group, LC and leads the firm’s infrastructure and financial advisory practice. Mr. Cook is a Registered Professional Engineer and has 20 years of experience as a consulting engineer in the planning, design, and delivery of transportation and civil infrastructure projects in the United States, Asia, and Africa. He has a diverse perspective in the infrastructure industry having worked as the owner, engineer, and contractor with the West Virginia Department of Highways, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Louis Berger Group, and E.V. McCracken Construction Company. He holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech, an M.B.A from Manchester Business School, and a Masters in Finance from Indiana University. Additionally, he is an Associate with the Wall Street Warfighters Foundation and serves as the International Committee Vice-Chair for the American Council of Engineering Companies in Washington, DC.
A civil engineer from the National Technical University of Athens, with an MSc in Engineering Project Management from the University of Manchester (UMIST). She is a transaction and technical advisor for the preparation and monitoring of investment projects, with 19 years of international professional experience. She has extensive experience in providing transaction advisory services to Ministries for project structuring and procurement of PPP/Concession projects in Greece, Cyprus and Saud Arabia. She has also extensive experience in providing due diligence services and reports for the Lenders of PPP projects in the UK, Belgium, Greece, Cyprus and Saudi Arabia, starting from the Infrastructure Finance Division of Mott MacDonald, London, in 2007 and then moving on to SALFO & Associates in Athens, where she is currently based. She has worked as an advisor to major European and Saudi Banks, such as EIB, Bank of Ireland, Barclays Capital, Lloyds TSB, Bayern LB, West LB, Unicredit, SMBC, Dexia Bank, KBC, Alpha Bank, Eurobank, National Bank of Greece, Bank of Cyprus, Black Sea Trade and Development Bank, Al Rhaji Bank and SAMBA Bank. Projects include major port and marine developments, transportation projects and logistics centers, schools and accommodation projects, telecom and waste management projects.
Javad is a Vice President and the Risk and Strategy Director for Parsons in the Middle East and also serves as the lead subject matter expert for PPP projects across MEA. With in excess of 20 years experience in both the UK and the Middle East regions, Javad has in depth knowledge of commercial and operational management practices particularly in the utilities sector. He also has a proven track record track record of identifying and rectifying underperforming business units. Javad holds an honors degree in Chemical Engineering from Leeds University in UK and has supported the development of numerous PPP projects in both the UK and more recently MEA region.
Ministry of Infrastructure Development, Dubai
Address: Al Nahda Street – opposite to Al Nahda Metro Station, Al Qusais