Public–Private Partnerships (PPP) Days is the premier global meeting for public sector practitioners. With the profile of PPPs on the rise, this event offers an unmatched learning opportunity for public sector practitioners and decision-makers in search of infrastructure solutions. Since 2006, PPP Days has become the place for practitioners to network and learn from peers and counterparts from other countries. By discussing key PPP issues in an open and frank manner, public officials will be in a better position to take into account all the arguments in their decision-making process.
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Days 1 & 2
Most sessions will be panel debates among practitioners and researchers. Background papers will be shared via the PPP Days website, acquainting discussants and participants with the topics most relevant to them.
Sessions will address three crucial areas:
- Identification and prioritization of PPP projects, past and current practices in different countries, institutional issues and training needs.
- Governance of PPP procurement, including the process adaptation, procurement, and the role of PPP Units, parliament, Courts of Auditors, and the media.
- Contract management, management by contracting authorities of the interaction with private partners. Many countries are currently experiencing a host of issues regarding contract management, especially concerning contract enforcement.
Day 3: Business Forum
The Business Forum will also provide a networking opportunity for governments to dialogue with representatives of the private sector from Europe and beyond. Select Governments will present their strategies, policies, projects, and support for PPPs to the private sector. Representatives from the private sector will present their strategies, projects and successes in delivering public services and building infrastructure through the PPP model.
How to participate: Governments are encouraged to provide written information in advance for the conference website, allowing the private sector and others to learn about priority infrastructure projects.
Day 4: Site Visits & Case Studies
Participants will have a choice to attend local site visits or case study discussions. The site visits to operational PPPs in the Geneva vicinity will be complimented by presentations about projects from around the world. The case study discussions will be integrated within the fourth session of the UNECE Team of Specialists on PPP, which will be held on 24 February, back-to-back with PPP Days 2012.
A PPP exhibition will run throughout the four days.
Learn about last year's event: PPP Days 2010