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.
Elabyad has been employed with the International Road Federation for the past 12 years. As the Vice President of International Programs, he oversees the IRF’s training programs and regional capacity building efforts around the world. He has been a member of IRF’s Asset Management committee for the past 7 years and he leads the IRF Committee for Alternative Finance & Procurement. Elabyad is also the program director for IRF’s long running Performance-based Contracting training program which has helped educate over 900 high level officials form over 40 countries in the past 10 years. Elabyad conducted his undergraduate studies at George Mason University and has a Masters in Business Administration from Ohio University. He is also a CP3P foundation certified professional on Public Private Partnerships.
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