Capacity Building for PPP Projects & Procurement Contracts Management Forum

The Capital Empire, Johannesburg, South Africa,
24 - 27 March 2015

Capacity Building for PPP Projects & Procurement Contracts Management Forum

EVENT THEME: “Ensuring successful PPP Initiatives through Effective Capacity Building Program”


Following the success of Africa PPPs Investment and Development Summit 2014, Neoedge is proud to organize a forum that aims to build the capacity of those who are involved in PPPs initiatives across Africa. Capacity Building for PPP Projects and Procurement Contracts Management Forum will focus on all the key stages of PPP projects as well as how to manage the contracts once the construction stage is done.

Capacity building in any PPP initiatives should be an on going process. We need to understand the critical success factors of PPPs, how concepts translate into real progress, anticipate draining inhibitors, find effective solutions, learn from tried and tested best practices and most importantly, move beyond them and explore the avenues to INNOVATE.

The forum also presents unique perspectives on how the capacity building should be done in every stage of PPP initiative. Capacity building in itself consumes plenty of resources therefore we need to be able to measure and ensure that the goals are met.

In order to achieve these objectives we have gathered international experts across Africa and internationally to present international best practices and to see how that will fit into Africa contexts. We hope that this forum will contribute to the success of PPP initiatives in Africa and the continent economic growth at large.

For a copy of the FULL AGENDA, please send email to: eugene@neo-edge.com

Eugene Azucena
Senior Marketing Manager
Telephone: +65 6557 9168

Twitter: @NeoedgeSG

Capacity Building for PPP Projects & Procurement Contracts Management Forum Speakers:

Mr Rakesh Nangia
Evaluator General (Vice President) – Independent Development Evaluation
African Development Bank (AfDB)

Mr James Aiello
Senior Project Advisor – PPP Unit
National Treasury South Africa

Mrs Magdalene Apenteng
Head of Public Investment Division
Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning Ghana

Mr Kogan Pillay
Head of SADC PPP Network
South African Development Community Development Finance Resource Centre (SADC DFRC)

Mrs Audrey Mwala
Director of Project Finance and Risk Analysis
PPP Commission Malawi

Mr Mike Awuah
Capacity Building Specialist – Public Investment Division
Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning

Mr Andre Coetzee
Managing Director
Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) South Africa


For further information on speaking opportunities or to submit proposals for current and future events, please contact:

Thomas Ooi
Neoedge Pte Ltd
Tel: +65 6557 9168
Main: +65 6557 9166
Mobile: +65 9297 5772
Fax: +65 6557 9188
Email: thomas.ooi@neo-edge.com

FINAL CALL for interested speakers and expert panelists to submit their paper proposal in relevant PPP areas and topics. We are seeking limited speakers with special emphasis to senior government officials from Africa, Asia, Europe and Americas. We also welcome speakers from SPVs, banks, financiers, multilateral banks, and other private companies with previous Public Private Partnerships experience. Interested speakers and expert panelists can submit their paper proposals in relevant areas / topics in the Public Private Partnerships field in the following format:

Topic Title:
3-5 Bullets of Major Points:
Abstract of Presentation:
Photo & Bio of the Speaker:
(Presentations should be deliverable in 30 minutes)

Abstracts or Workshop Proposals should include name, company address, direct telephone numbers as well as e-mail address of the contact author. Please note only shortlisted proposals shall be notified via email.

Day 1:

Session 1: PPP Fundamentals

  • What is PPP?
  • Characteristics of PPPs
  • Traditional Procurement vs PPPs
  • Role and Obligation of Various Stakeholders in PPPs
  • Various PPP Models
  • Key Success Factors

Session 2: Capacity Building in PPP Initiatives

  • What is Capacity Building?
  • Capacity Building for Various Stakeholders
  • Role of PPP Unit in Capacity Building
  • Capacity building in various stage of PPP Initiatives
  • “How-to” of Capacity building for successful PPP Initiatives
  • Funding of Capacity Building Initiatives

Day 2:

Session 3: Kick-starting a PPP Project

  • PPP Project Initiation and Planning
  • Value for Money
  • Options for Financing
  • Project Finance and Financial Modelling
  • Risk Management
  • Importance of Legal Framework

Session 4: Capacity Building in PPP Project Initiation

  • Anticipating upcoming projects
  • Inception Stage and Technical Advisory
  • Monitoring and evaluating team’s current capacity
  • Needs Assessment
  • Building Commercial and Legal Capacity
  • Feasibility Study

Day 3:

Session 5: PPP Projects Procurement Process

  • PPP Bidding Arrangements
  • Request for Qualification
  • Request for Proposal
  • Service Provisions/O&M
  • Performance Monitoring
  • Managing Concessions
  • Communication with Stakeholders

Session 6: PPP Contract Negotiation & Management

  • Various type of Contracts
  • Contracts Standardization
  • Contracts Administration
  • Dispute and Resolutions
  • Negotiating PPP Contracts

Day 4:

Session 7: Measuring PPP Capacity Building and PPP Initiatives Success

  • Knowing Capacity Building Project Objectives
  • Determining and Training Your Target Audience/Beneficiaries (Public and Private Sector)
  • Setting Short to Long Term Goals
  • Performance Indicators
  • PPP Unit and Donor Perspectives

Session 8: Case Studies

  • Examples from various sectors (transport, power and water)
  • Why some PPP works and some don’t?
  • Lesson learned from failed PPPs
  • Key Success Factors

REQUEST FOR THE FULL PROGRAMME thru: eugene@neo-edge.com

Eugene Azucena
Senior Marketing Manager
Telephone: +65 6557 9168

Twitter: @NeoedgeSG

Ministers, State Ministers, President, Managing Director, Director, General Manager, Manager, CXOs and Head of

  • Ministries and government bodies (Finance, Transport, Railways, Road, Health, etc)
  • State Ministers for PPPs, Private Investment, Public Investment, etc
  • Local Authorities
  • Head of PPP Unit
  • Capacity Building Consultants/Trainers
  • HR Managers
  • Strategic Planning & Business Unit
  • Finance & Investment Officers
  • Projects Development & Engineering
  • Partners & Investors
  • Legal Professionals
  • Research & Development Department
  • Risk Analyst
  • Commercial Department
  • Arbitrators
  • Contractors
  • Safety & Security

From various industries and sectors including

  • State Privatisation and Procurement Agencies
  • Finance, Energy, Water, Transportation, Sports, Telecommunications, Roads, Public Works, Regional Development, Health, Industrialization & Education sectors
  • Mayors, Town Clerks, City and Town Treasurers, Councillors and staff from Local Authorities
  • Insurance Companies, Commercial Banks, International Development Banks and Multi-lateral donors
  • Attorneys, Accountants, Bankers, Engineers, Architects,
  • Quantity Surveyors and Project Developers from public and private sector involved with PPPs
  • The Civil Society and Anti-Corruption Agencies

For a copy of the FULL AGENDA, please send email to: eugene@neo-edge.com

Eugene Azucena
Senior Marketing Manager
Telephone: +65 6557 9168

Twitter: @NeoedgeSG

What people said about our Africa PPPs Investment and Development Summit 2014 Summit in Ghana:

“Neoedge has succeeded in providing me the right kind of knowledge to operate as PPP minister.”
– State Minister, Office of the President, Ghana

“Excellent Initiative and very informative.”
– Legal Manager, IDC, South Africa

“It has been a learning curve for me with insights I gathered through this seminar.”
– Economic Planner, Ministry of Communications, Lesotho

“The programme was an eye opener and knowledge gained will definitely help my organization in current investment, in railways.”
– GM Finance, Kenya Railways Corporation, Kenya

“Very professional, well organised and able to attract experts in various places.”
– Treasury manager, Kenya Railways Corporation, Kenya

“Well organised programme. I now have a better understanding of what PPP is all about.”
– Principal State Attorney, Attorney General’s Department, Ghana

“An excellent and timely workshop especially for Ghana and Africa in general.”
– CEO, J&P Engineering Limited, Ghana

“A cutting edge training by experienced professionals that touches on the rudiments for a successful Public Private Partnerships.”
– CEO, Richfield Technologies Limited, Nigeria

“Very good and well coordinated. Relevant to the emerging trends within the African content. This is not only very important but very timely. Keep it up.”
– PPP Manager, Intrahealth, Kenya

“This is my first time covering and discussing the financing of project under PPP in depth.”
– Accountant, National Planning Authority, Uganda

“The course broadened my knowledge on how to use financial models to determine the bankability of a project.”
– Project manager, Ghana Water Company Limited, Ghana

“Neoedge has come of age in organising function specific programmes of which this PPP programme has re-emphasised its golden objectives.”
– CFO, Finance & Commercial Services Limited, Nigeria

“What Neoedge offers in PPP program is exactly what the world needs to know. Knowledge acquired equips you for today and prepare you for the future.”
– Financial Analyst, ECOWAS Bank for Investment & Development, Togo

Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities

The Capacity Building for PPP Projects & Procurement Contracts Management Forum is a high profile event designed for government officials, global and local directors and senior executives, professionals, thought leaders and innovators in PPPs sector to convene for business discussions, sharing experiences, exchanging ideas and establishing new relationships. Sponsors are provided with an opportunity to capitalize on this global event to send their message across their target audience, to reinforce brand visibility and thought leadership and demonstrate expert solutions.

We can assist your objectives with our sponsorship and exhibition packages which can be tailored to suit your marketing and business strategies.

We generally offer 6 main types of Sponsorship Packages:

Platinum Sponsor (1 opportunity)

Gold Sponsor (2 opportunities)

Silver Sponsor (3 opportunities)

Refreshment Break (2 opportunities)

Product Sponsors: Lanyard (1 opportunity) and delegate bag / thumb drive (1 opportunity)

Lunch Sponsors/Cocktail Sponsor (2 opportunities)

Sponsorship Contact:
Nelson Zhu
Sales Director
Tel: +65 6557 9160
Main: +65 6557 9166
Fax: +65 6557 9188
Email: nelson.zhu@neo-edge.com

Knowledge Partner


Oxford Business Group (OBG) is a global publishing, research and consultancy firm, which publishes economic intelligence on the markets of Latin America, the Middle East, Asia, and Africa.

OBG offers comprehensive analysis of macroeconomic and sectoral developments, including banking, capital markets, energy, infrastructure, industry and insurance.

OBG’s acclaimed economic and business reports are the leading source of local and regional intelligence, while OBG’s online economic briefings provide up-to-date in-depth analysis. OBG’s consultancy arm offers tailor-made market intelligence and advice to firms operating in these markets and those looking to enter them.


Event Endorser


MCLI was established in 2004 by infrastructure investors, users and service providers on the Maputo Corridor to address constraints hindering freight movement and to market the viability of the corridor for regional trade. Its partnership of public and private sector members and proactive role has resulted in visibility, credibility and acknowledgement as a model corridor management institution.

Resulting from investment in key infrastructure, the corridor has been a powerful instrument of regional and economic integration; with over $5billion invested in the region since its inception, resultant capital flow has provided sustained economic growth on the corridor in recent years.

Inherent to MCLI’s success is its leveraging of relationships at the highest level to pursue its vision of a cost effective, reliable logistics route. www.mcli.co.za


Research Partners


InfraPPP is both a provider of advisory services and also a website and social media tool providing the latest and most up to date knowledge on infrastructure and PPP covering the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific.

InfraPPP’s website provides every new market report and the latest research on infrastructure and PPP, from the most trusted sources. Their website also provides a free online database of PPP tenders and projects awarded.

InfraPPP Advisory Services is a management consultancy focused on infrastructure and PPP, serving clients in strategic, financial and operational issues, but always related to infrastructure and PPP assets or businesses.


Event Supporter


CRISIL Infrastructure Advisory is a leading advisor to regulators and governments, multilateral agencies, investors, and large public and private sector firms. We help shape public policy and enable infrastructure development. Our services span a wide array of infrastructure development activities. Our work in the areas of policy formulation, regulation, design and implementation of public-private partnership (PPP) frameworks and infrastructure financing mechanisms helps create a vibrant ecosystem for infrastructure development. Our services at the project level include bid process management, valuations and due diligence to enable investment decisions. We are known for our core values of independence and analytical rigour combined with deep domain expertise. Our teams have expertise across the complete range of infrastructure sectors – urban development, energy, transport and logistics, natural resources, education, and healthcare. We have a rich understanding of PPP and financing related issues. We operate in India and 22 other emerging economies in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.

CRISIL Infrastructure Advisory is a division of CRISIL Risk and Infrastructure Solutions Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of CRISIL Limited.


Media Partners


Voicesofleaders is a global business network for top executives and companies to Meet, Share and Grow.

We empower entrepreneurs, sme’s and large businesses to succeed by providing customized business profiles by building brand reputation, boosting business potential while increasing business networking among members of VL leaders network.

The customized Business profiles allow you to: Meet top executives across a wide variety of industries, sectors and countries. Share, your business needs among members looking for specific business opportunities Grow your business network at a local and international level while increasing the possibility of creating synergies, finding partners and investors.

The Modern Ghana Homepage is Ghana’s leading general news and information destination online. Modernghana.com integrates credible Ghanaian content and perspectives.

Our name better reflects what this site is – and always has been – the Web site of A Modern Ghana. Since our establishment in August 2005, we have brought the news and information to all Ghanaians and to a large and growing online audience.

Modern Ghana news is updated with increasing depth and frequency. Today, the site is updated 24 hours a day, seven days a week with follow-ups and breaking news, as well as original reporting, entertainment and sports. And our traffic has grown accordingly.

Currently, the website enjoys traffic of over 80,000 unique visitors daily and many more when there is breaking news.

Proudly African is an initiative of Global Village Africa which is a marketing and business platform geared towards showcasing and harmonising Africa’s development, trade and cultural diversity to a global audience.

This is where the BEST OF AFRICA in business, government and non-profit organisations unite, promoting their vision and best practice in order to find the right customers, partnerships and joint ventures – in order to grow alongside the continent’s indisputable economic potential.

The initiative has an unstoppable magnetic presence with its ever growing country and sectoral window already in over 20 African states. We invite all leaders in business and government across Africa to showcase and integrate their visions and activities so as to promote inter-Africa trade, investment and technology transfer from around the globe

The www.gvpedia.com site was launched in 2008 so the success stories from the Best of the World print publications could all feature on an online platform. We have more than 5000 pages live and growing fast. In July 2009 we launched a partnership programme and an eBook library to GVPedia which has opened up the scope for new publishing partnerships beyond the ‘Best of Series’ with complementary books and magazines that focus on travel and business from around the world.

The Partnerships Bulletin, PPP Bulletin and P3 Bulletin are a series of magazines and websites providing in-depth updates on partnership working between the public and private sector to procure, build and manage public infrastructure.

Each hard-copy edition of P3 Bulletin (Americas) and Partnerships Bulletin (UK) includes news, interviews with the top industry figures, in-depth market reports on partnership sectors and industry authored articles covering transport, waste, education, healthcare, housing, courts and leisure. Plus, the magazine includes a Business Leads section – giving you information about projects before they are even advertised.

Subscription to all three websites also gives you unlimited access to constantly updated news stories, features and searchable Project Tracker.

The websites and magazines are essential reading for industry professionals to help them make informed decisions and remain at the cutting edge of partnerships and infrastructure business information.

Financial Nigeria magazine is a development and finance journal published monthly since 2008 by Financial Nigeria International Limited. With a team of world class columnists, the magazine provides authoritative knowledge of the Frontier Emerging Markets (FEMs) of sub Saharan Africa, with particular attention on Nigeria. Its knowledge-intensive features make Financial Nigeria magazine a reference material to learning resource centres including public libraries, libraries of MDAs and private institutions. The magazine is widely circulated amongst middle-to-top level policy and private sector professionals in Nigeria, Kenya and elsewhere in SSA, and some major cities of the world through our conference partnership programmes.

Africa Investor (Ai) is a specialist investment communications firm advising governments, international organisations and businesses on communication strategies for capital market and foreign direct investments in Africa. Africa investor publishes Africa investor, the leading international newsstand magazine for Africa’s investment decision makers; maintains the Ai40 Investors’ Index, hosts the Ai Institutional Investment Summit & Awards, Ai Investment Climate Summit and Investments and Business Leader Awards and the Ai Infrastructure Investment Summit & Awards, among other events.

Animus provides an overview of Sustainability activities in Africa and the direction that has been taken by most companies. The magazine uses the CSR analysis approach to validate the sustainability of various projects underway at any stage of implementation. We provide the much needed platform for sharing best practice with a growing sustainability network. www.animus-csr.com

Africa Monitor is internationally recognised as providing essential information for anyone doing business in, or with Africa.  The publication provides subscribers with systematic political risk assessment, economic forecasts and business analysis for every country across the region.

Published by Business Monitor International, the emerging market specialists, Africa Monitor is broken down into four sub regional publications, of which any combination can be subscribed to.  The Middle East and Africa Monitor website http://www.meamonitor.com/ includes ALL the content from the publications, a 24-month archive, and gives the added flexibility of exploring that content by country, topic or keyword.

Our publications are subscribed to by over 50% of the Global Fortune 500 companies.  Why not take the time to find out why?  Click here to visit http://www.meamonitor.com/ for a FREE trial, or call Tel: +44 (0) 20 7246 1403.

Live Trading News is constantly updated to bring you top market news from around the world. It is produced by dedicated staff in Hong Kong working with colleagues in Asia and the United States. We also handpick articles from the world’s top market blogs, money managers, financial experts and investment newsletters.

Live Trading news gives voice to our readers, providing access to the most savvy and experienced investors.

Our site is a free, online source for stock quotes and research. Live Trading News differs from other finance sites because we focus on what, when, and how. What to buy, when to buy it and how to trade it. We deliver opinion and analysis rather than just all news, written exclusively by other investors and traders who describe their personal approach to stock selection and portfolio management, rather than by journalists. Live Trading News features the latest multimedia technologies from online digital magazines to searchable archives of news features and background information.

Clocate.com is a leading search engine and directory for worldwide conferences and exhibitions.

Bvents.com is a trade show directory and calendar listing with more than 50,000 trade shows, conferences and venues worldwide. The directory also includes information of over 150,000 exhibitors and offers event information in 8 languages.

EIN News is the world leader in industry focused online news monitoring. Thousands of leading companies, institutions and global professionals from business, industry, and government rely on EIN News as an indispensable resource. Our systems continuously scan the web, indexing news from thousands of worldwide sources. The news you need is then organized by advanced software systems managed by a team of professional news editors. Everything we do is focused on streamlining your news searches and research in order to save you time and money.

We partner with leading publications, online media and associations etc in relevant sectors to achieve win-win results. Our extensive marketing campaigns will ensure you impress the right players at the forefront of the latest industry advancements and expand your business territory.

For a potential event collaboration, please send email to: eugene@neo-edge.com

Eugene Azucena
Senior Marketing Manager
Telephone: +65 6557 9168
Twitter: @NeoedgeSG


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Should you be unable to attend, you may substitute delegates at any time before the event at no extra charge. Alternatively, you may choose to credit the full value of your registration towards another Neoedge event for up to 18 months from the date of issuance. No refunds will be available for cancellations.

The Capital Empire
177 Empire Place (Cnr Rivonia Road)
Sandhurst, Sandton
Johannesburg 2196, South Africa

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Email: banqueting3@thecapital.co.za

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