Public-Private Partnerships training at the Port of Gdynia

May 22 2019

Public-Private Partnerships training at the Port of Gdynia

The seminar, hosted by one of BPO’s Members – the Port of Gdynia and organized by APMG and EBRD in cooperation with the Baltic Ports Organization (BPO), will take place on 4-6 June 2019, in Gdynia, Poland. The meeting is a part of APMG’s Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) Certification Program. The BPO is glad to be able to facilitate this event, recognizing the interest in PPP projects expressed by its Members.

Aim of the training is to cover the Foundation part of the Program’s Body of Knowledge and will end with a Foundation Exam, held on June 7th, 2019. Training will be led by Maurice Diamond, an accredited PPP trainer, a leading industry expert with significant experience in PPP delivery.

Throughout the three days of training, the participants will be presented with a solid basis of understanding of PPP projects. The seminar will feature group work sessions focused on preparing presentations on contracting policies and progress in ports, ins and outs of PPP project financing, as well as an overview of the PPP process. It will also allow the participants to distinguish what is and what isn’t considered a PPP, where PPPs are used and lay out a typical structure of a PPP. Introduction to the PPP framework concept and the ever important analysis of possible project failure causes will also be a part of the agenda.

APMG’s PPP Certification Program is an innovation of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), the World Bank Group (WBG) and part funded by the Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF) with a shared vision of enhancing PPP performance globally.

The Program aims to foster a common minimum level of knowledge and understanding of PPP project preparation and implementation amongst public sector practitioners. It helps to leverage finance and efficiencies from the private sector investors and provides them with a certificate (CP3P) which demonstrates they have studied the PPP Guide. The CP3P is the definitive credential that demonstrates one’s PPP knowledge and expertise is aligned with international good practices.

Further information about the Program can be found here.