This PPP workshop will involve a detailed discussion of key success factors such as building capacity within the public and private sector, the necessary policy & legal frameworks, optimal risk sharing practices, and available tools to assess the financial viability of projects. In addition, the program will examine successful examples from both emerging and developed economies and present practices and tools that can be utilized under different country conditions.

The Ministry of Infrastructure Development in partnership with the International Road Federation are is pleased to host this forum to help regional practitioners draw on the experiences of senior transportations professionals, public agency managers and financial specialists with experience in the design and implementation of PPP schemes adapted to the UAE’s economic and institutional environment.

This PPP workshop will involve a detailed discussion of key success factors such as building capacity within the public and private sector, the necessary policy & legal frameworks, optimal risk sharing practices, and available tools to assess the financial viability of projects. In addition, the program will examine successful examples from both emerging and developed economies and present practices and tools that can be utilized under different country conditions.

The conference will bring together road officials from all tiers of government, academia and professionals in the private sector, to assist in determining the road needs and formulating a way forward. This will include the development of a cogent road financing policy and the provisioning and maintenance of an efficient, safe and affordable road network to serve the needs of the growing region.

This PPP workshop will involve a detailed discussion of key success factors such as building capacity within the public and private sector, the necessary policy & legal frameworks, optimal risk sharing practices, and available tools to assess the financial viability of projects. In addition, the program will examine successful examples from both emerging and developed economies and present practices and tools that can be utilized under different country conditions.

IRF’s seminal event for Central America and North America premiers in Mexico, a country that is experiencing a rapid transition in the design and management of its road system.

The theme of the Congress, "Connectivity for All", reminds us of the role of roads as the region’s first social network and an essential tool to spur economic growth and channel relief following natural disasters.

There remains a very large gap between the world’s infrastructure needs, and the public sector’s ability to procure commensurate funding, according to IRF Vice President Magid Elabyad.

IRF and the UAE’s Ministry of Infrastructure Development co-host a global leadership forum aimed at leveraging international experience to achieve consensus on the mechanisms and institutional enablers for effective PPPs in transportation infrastructure.

IRF has joined an elite group of continuing education providers accredited to administer Public-Private Partnership proficiency credentials to aspiring road & transportation professionals. With this accreditation, professionals taking the APMG approved IRF course on PPPs may go on to apply for a Public-Private Partnerships Professional Certification (CP3P) established by APMG, a global examination institute.

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