Driven by an expanding population and aging infrastructure assets, there are a strong new wave of PPPs emerging, with a plethora of new projects on the horizon. As a nation we are currently in the midst 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 two-day agenda will explore the secrets of building infrastructure better together. The summit will take place on the 19-20 November at the PARKROYAL Darling Harbour.

Commencing on Monday 19 November, attendees will hear presentations covering the latest international developments in public private partnerships, factors contributing to best practice collaboration between the public and private sector in infrastructure development, key federal and state updates in infrastructure and PPP guidance, a keynote address from John Alexander OAM MP Member for Bennelong, Chairman, Standing Committee on Infrastructure, Transport and Cities, and a panel discussion on changing PPP models.

Following a short networking and refreshment break, attendees will hear PPP project announcements and updates from both Michael Arnott, Head of Infrastructure and Structured Finance Unit, NSW Treasury, and An Nguyen, Head of Partnerships Victoria, Infrastructure Delivery Group, Department of Treasury and Finance, Victoria before a lunch and networking break.

Next, Catherin Black, Managing Director, Cities and Social International Project Finance Association presents a round table discussion on key public interest considerations in PPP infrastructure procurement.

Attendees will also hear a panel discussion on PPP risk distribution, case study examples including a Gold Coast Light Rail case study – extending an existing PPP, overcoming challenges around healthcare infrastructure delivery via PPPs, and developing functional long term partnerships.

Kitty Marmandis’s presentation on collaborative contracting and long term PPPs rounds out the days presentations. Attendees are then invited to attend networking drinks.

Day two commences with a keynote investor panel discussion on positioning Australian infrastructure PPPs as lucrative investment options. Julie Castle, Managing Director, Struber then presents her insights on overcoming the community engagement challenges faced by PPPs, followed by the next generation engagement project with Kirsty O’Connell.

Attendees will then hear the latest innovations in PPPs – re-imagining PPPs in the age of information, public and private sector collaboration around automated and low emission vehicle infrastructure futures, before a lunch and networking break.

The afternoons sessions include presentations on achieving value for money through PPPs, and taming the beast of revenue orientated PPPs.

The Summit close with a round table discussion on building better infrastructure together and closing remarks from the chair. 

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