Creation date: November 28, 2013
The TEN-T EA workshop - "PPP Procurement for Transport Infrastructure - From Investment Programme to Project Implementation" was a great success, bringing over 150 participants to Brussels to discuss key issues related to the screening and preparation of TEN-T projects to be delivered as Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) and equivalent models, including preparing 'bond friendly' PPPs.
Mr David Livingston, former Chief Executive Officer of Infrastructure Ontario and former Chief of Staff of the Premier of the Province of Ontario in Canada, was the keynote speaker of the morning session, outlining the Canadian example of delivering infrastructure projects through PPPs. Mr Olivier Onidi, Director for European Mobility Network at the Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport of the European Commission, stressed the importance of involving the private sector in the financing of future infrastructure projects in the European Union.
The workshop also featured three specific case studies of successfully implemented PPPs in the inland waterway, rail and airport sectors.
Anna Panagopoulou, Head of Unit for Technical and Financial Engineering, GIS & Monitoring at the TEN-T EA concluded the workshop by thanking attendees and stressing the most important points to emerge from the days discussions.