International Conference PPP: The Need of the Hour

ICPE is co-organising the International Conference on Public – Private Partnerships

23 – 24 January 2014, Hyderabad, India

"Public – Private Partnership: The Need of the Hour”



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Public Private Partnership (PPP), which is a cooperative relationship between public and private sector, is being seen as a solution for the problem of infrastructure bottlenecks. Any country committed to improve the level and quality of economic and social infrastructure services is contemplating to have PPPs in many sectors of the economy. Each of the partners in this relationship ideally brings what the other lacks. Considering the paucity of public funds more so in developing countries, it is imperative that private participation be invited in the process of strengthening infrastructure. India has emerged as one of the leading PPP markets in the world as a consequence of several policy initiatives taken by the central and state governments. The growth in PPPs has led to framing of national PPP policy which seeks to facilitate this expansion in the use of PPP approach. There are over 750 PPP projects in India. International experiences also abound. Be it the developed countries, or the emerging economies, all have PPP in their planning horizon. Although PPP brings with it the advantages of synergy of public and private sector, there are issues and challenges that need to be addressed if PPP is to become a successful model. There is always the challenge of balancing the interests of profit motive of private sector and the public sector interest for public service. Financing of PPP is another critical issue. Financing of PPP projects has become very important in India, with lending agencies such as, India Infrastructure Finance Company Ltd (IIFCL), IDFC, Power Finance Corporation (PFC) playing a vital role in India. The international lending agencies like World Bank are also playing an equally significant role. There is also a scope for every country to draw lessons from each other.

Objectives of the Conference

1. To examine the present status of PPP and the achievements.

2. To examine the Issues and Challenges related to PPP.

3. To share the experiences of countries from all over the world, regarding PPPs and to draw lessons from each other of best practices.

4. To suggest measures for successful implementation of PPP

Who should attend?

Academicians, Policy makers, Practicing Managers, Industry, Researchers, from India and abroad having interest in PPP related matters. Papers would be called for presentation both from India and abroad.


Programme outline

The conference would be divided into technical sessions spread over two days as follows:

Technical Session 1: PPP in Energy Sector

a) PPP in power sector, challenges and opportunities

b) PPP in non conventional sources of energy

c) PPP and clean energy management

d) International Experiences


Technical Session 2: PPP in Roads, Ports, Highways

a) Strengths Weaknesses Opportunities and Threats

b) Role of National Highway authority of India

c) International Experiences


Technical Session 3: PPP in Urban Infrastructure and Tourism

a) Urban Transport

b) Solid Waste Management

c) Water Supply

d) Opportunities in Tourism Sector

e) International Experiences


Technical Session 4: PPP in Education and Health

a) Various Models of PPP

b) Opportunities and Challenges

c) Role of Lending Agencies

d) Best Practices in India and abroad


Technical Session 5: Financing of PPP

a) Viability Gap Funding

b) Sources of Financing

c) Issues of Risk allocation and risk mitigation

d) Role of IIFCL, IDFC, PFC

e) Role of International Lending institutions such as World bank


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