Informa is proud to announce the 18th Annual Public Private Partnerships Summit, to be held from 19-20 November at PARKROYAL Darling Harbour.
Public Private Partnerships depend on strong collaboration, where the private and public sector work together and both harness their unique strengths to build better public infrastructure. The aim of a PPP, when it works well, is to deliver improved public infrastructure and better value for money, primarily through distributing both the benefits and risks of infrastructure development between the public and private sectors, encouraging the kind of innovation and efficiency that a competitive private sector tendering driven process encourages at its best, greater asset utilisation in situations when the public purse could simply not afford to front or borrow the money to build a similar asset with the same speed, and integrated whole-of-life management – building operation and maintenance services into infrastructure contracts, underpinned by private financing and both private sector and public sector operators.
PPP disasters have caused concern within the public and private sector and electorate as to the validity or potential for PPP projects – especially when money is coming from the public purse to finance the deals. As such, they’ve gone through cycles of popularity and unpopularity. Models of PPP delivery are being refined and reformed both locally and internationally introducing more refined risk distribution and capital return guarantees which are more attractive to finance and provide security for governments.
There are a strong new wave of PPPs emerging, with lots of new projects on the horizon driven by an ever-expanding population and ageing infrastructure assets. We are really in the middle of an infrastructure boom, with more cranes in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane than the whole of north America, making Australia more lucrative for infrastructure investors, developers and operators than ever before.
Informa’s 18th Annual Public Private Partnerships Summit 2018 will aim to unravel why some public private partnerships work and others don’t, exploring the secrets of building infrastructure better together. It will outline the recipe for success that has been created by some projects that delivered on time and in budget. It will examine local and international visions for innovations in PPPs into the future – and outline the opportunities for the private sector at both a national and state level. It will promote a learning and sharing of experiences environment, examining the key threads in any PPP deal: finance, the bid process, project management, and the legal and risk management aspects throughout the duration of a project.
The summit will explore strategies for making public private partnerships work well including:
- Delivering well planned, built and managed public infrastructure which keeps up with the pace of growing public needs
- Making the best use of the resources and strengths of both the public and private sectors
- Building major public private partnership infrastructure projects on time and within budget
- Achieving better value for money for government than alternative models of procurement
- Ensuring lucrative rates of return and fostering strong relationships to promote long term sustainable public and private sector partnerships
Join public and private sector infrastructure leaders in Sydney this November and collaborate on making PPPs function better for both parties and delivering the best possible public infrastructure.
Program Advisory Board
Informa’s PPP Summit is being developed under the guidance of an expert advisory board who are helping to shape a world class conference program that helps bring together public and private sector infrastructure development leaders to work towards building better infrastructure together.
- Lelani Frew, Chief Executive Officer, Infrastructure Finance Project Advisory
- Kirsty O’Connell, Project Director, Next Generation Engagement Project
- Demi Chung, Senior Lecturer, University of New South Wales
- Sammy Isreb, Divisional Director, Macquarie Capital
Project Director, Next Generation Engagement Project
John Curtin Distinguished Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Curtin University
Division Director, Macquarie Capital
CEO, Cross River Rail Delivery Authority
Senior Lecturer, University of New South Wales
Director Strategic Advisor, Evaluation and Negotiation and Public Private Partnerships, Department of Defence
School of Architecture & Built Environment, Deakin University
Chief Operating Officer, Global Infrastructure Hub
Senior Manager, Leading Practices & Policy, Global Infrastructure Hub
John Alexander OAM MP
Member for Bennelong and Chairman, Standing Committee on Infrastructure, Transport and Cities
Managing Director, Cities and Social, International Project Finance Association
Manager Policy and Projects, Civil Contractors Federation NSW