5TH Annual Project Finance Excellence 2018, Dubai



“Infrastructure” can have a number of definitions and interpretations.

In the context of this Masterclass, ‘infrastructure’ is assumed to mean the underlying framework of assets required to deliver a public service. Within that interpretation, however, there exist a number of grey areas, in particular with regard to what constitutes a ‘public service’.

In most economies, services such as power, transportation, - rail, road, ports and airports, - water, health, education, and municipal and governmental administration are seen as essential public services, which the economy and population require for sustaining economic growth and development.

Historically, governments have had the responsibility both to implement and finance new infrastructure developments, as the need arose. However, budgetary constraints and political events have often adversely affected the program of investment required in many countries to keep pace with demand and economic development. Hence, increasingly governments are seeking alternative sources of capital and ways of executing such investment.

This Masterclass is designed to inform delegates as to: (a) the options available to governments; (b) the underlying financial terms and conditions underpinning the range of options; and (c) the financial benefits that can accrue to private investors and lenders from infrastructure projects, highlighting the advantages and disadvantages of the options chosen across the whole spectrum of infrastructure types.


How the use of private capital has been harnessed to fund infrastructure over recent decades, and the context of “public-private partnerships (“PPP”)

The financial structures used to fund infrastructure: The advantages and disadvantages

How governments should choose when to harness private capital, and when not

The evaluation of project risk, or uncertainty, and its impact on funding structures

The sources of capital available for funding infrastructure: terms and conditions

The quantitative criteria and analysis used for assessing value for money of available project options

The legal and contractual framework, within which the technical, commercial and financial conditions and requirements are reflected to achieve financial close

The commercial and financial procedures to be adopted in the preparation and implementation of infrastructure projects

Who Should Attend

All professionals involved in Infrastructure Project Finance from across Banks, Financial Institutes, Government Agencies, Project Sponsors, Financial Institutions including Multilaterals and Export Credit Agencies, as well as Consulting and Advisory Firms.

• Head of Project Finance

• Head of Corporate Finance

• Head of Structured Finance

• Treasurer

• Project Manager

• Analyst

• Project Sponsors

• Development Banker

• Contractors

• Project Consultancies

• Chief Credit Officer

• Chief Investment Officer / Investment Manager

• Export Credit Agencies

• Chief Executive Officer

• Chief Finance Officer

• Chief Operating Officer


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