Public Private Partnership (PPP) Master Class

Crowne Plaza Dubai, UAE,
5th - 8th December 2022

Public Private Partnership (PPP) Master Class

“Understand the effects of and risks under the Pandemic etc. on infrastructure development; and the legal effects and special provisions in PPP”

The Master Class is intended to provide a wide variety of practical knowledge and skills to those engaged in PPP projects including in the following areas:

  • Capacity building
  • Risk appraisal
  • Basics of financial modelling
  • Prioritising the projects
  • Promoting the projects
  • Privatisation of Infrastructure
  • Pandemic Challenges: HR in PPP; difficult financial market etc. (NEW*)

Supported by appropriate case studies and group exercises in power, transport (roads, rail, airports, ports), urban regeneration, real estate, water and sewerage, and environment etc., this course will benefit professionals developing, supporting or promoting PPP projects in the market, or those engaged in seeking finance from Multilaterals and Banks and those engaged in bidding or contracting from the private sector.

Case Studies: There will be a good number of Case Studies during this 4-day course, detail to be adjusted according to Pre-course Questionnaires.

The Case Studies can include:

  • World Bank and PPIAF supported projects
  • Social infrastructure, social care and health projects
  • Africa and Middle East: Power, roads, ports, container terminals, airports and urban regeneration
  • UK: A mature PPP cycle
  • Egypt: West Nile and Power & Energy
  • South Africa: Gautrain transport rail
  • Nigeria: Roads & power generation & privatization
  • Ghana: Off the start block

Group Exercises would include localized case studies with group analysis, on Project Risk Appraisal, Negotiating for a World Bank Loan, Negotiating for a Bank Support or Loan, Building a PPP Airport or Port, Building a Community Centre or Public Amenity Project etc.

Led by internationally recognised expert trainer
with 37 years of PPP, projects and construction law experience


  • Involved in many infrastructure projects worldwide including in UK, Africa, Middle East, Caribbean and East Europe etc
  • Recently participated social infrastructure, social care and health projects in the UK and other countries
  • Handling pandemic challenges: HR in PPP; difficult financial market etc.
  • Rolled out PPP Programmes for government including Cyprus, Montenegro, UK, Albania, Malta, Ethiopia, Egypt, Kazakhstan, Turkey, Romania, Jordan, and Russia at federal level and municipal level
  • Prepared standard PPP Agreements for the Government of Egypt, National Bank of Egypt, and advised on West Nile Irrigation Project
  • Advised Kenya PPP Unit, Lagos State PPP Unit in Nigeria, etc.
  • Consulted Nigerian Infrastructure Advisory facility in Abuja on railways concessions, airport projects, roads, ports facilities and new laws and regulations
  • Consulted for the Ethiopian Roads authority on the Mombasa–Addis highway
  • Advised embankment dam project in Ghana

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

Or please call us at Tel: +65 6282 7082


This course will be a highly interactive and participative workshop where participants will be encouraged to discuss their own practice and compare it to others and recognised best practice. Case studies and group exercises will form an important part of the workshop and participants will be encouraged to discuss and reflect on their own organisations practices and ways to improve them.

DAILY SCHEDULE (Day 1-4): 9.00am – 17.00pm, including lunch and tea breaks during the day


Our expert trainer Marshall would like to customize the class based on your specific needs. Pre-Course Questionnaire will be sent to you prior to the workshop to complete. Marshall will analyze in advance and address the issues during the course.


  1. An Overview of PPP (Definition, Rationales, Championing etc)
  2. Structuring PPP and Building Capacity
  3. Planning for PPP (Feasibility Studies, Process Check List, Analyzing Investment Decisions)
  4. Legal Issues in Setting up and Running PPP
  5. Procurement Process (Bidding, Evaluation & Selection)
  6. Communication and Stakeholder Relations
  7. Sector Application (Water, Hospitals, Roads, Prisons etc)
  8. Government Prioritization – Selecting Projects, Budgeting
  9. PPP Risk Identification, Mitigation and Allocation
  10. Financing PPP’s, VGF, Multi-Lateral Agencies
  11. Implementing and Closing PPPs
  12. Privatisation of Infrastructure
  13. Contract Management, Monitoring & Evaluation

Case Studies: There will be a good number of Case Studies during this 4-day course, detail to be adjusted according to Pre-course Questionnaires.

The Case Studies can include:

  • World Bank and PPIAF supported projects
  • Social infrastructure, social care and health projects
  • Africa and Middle East: Power, roads, ports, container terminals, airports and urban regeneration
  • UK: A mature PPP cycle
  • Egypt: West Nile and Power & Energy
  • South Africa: Gautrain transport rail
  • Nigeria: Roads & power generation & privatization
  • Ghana: Off the start block

Group Exercises

Group Exercises would include localized case studies with group analysis, on Project Risk Appraisal, Negotiating for a World Bank Loan, Negotiating for a Bank Support or Loan, Building a PPP Airport or Port, Building a Community Centre or Public Amenity Project etc.

For a copy of the FULL AGENDA, please send email to: hayat@neo-edge.com
Or please call us at Tel: +65 6282 7082


Mr. Marshall Levine, LLB, Bsc, MSc, ACIArb

  • Managing Partner at PPP Legal Advisors and Marshall F. Levine & Associates
  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales
  • 37 years of PPP, Projects and construction law experience

Marshall Levine is the senior partner and hands on advisor to significant infrastructure projects. He is a leading partner specializing in Construction and Project Finance at Marshall F. Levine & Associates, a boutique law practice.

He also runs a PFI/PPP Consultancy business called PPP Legal Advisors advising foreign governments, particularly in Central & Eastern Europe and Africa, and on PPP Projects and programmes in Europe, and was a director of IFSL Limited (part of UKTI), a British financial services company, being part of its City UK Specialist PPP Consultancy group.

He is a former head of Construction and Infrastructure at Linklaters for 24 years and was also a founder partner of Linklaters PFI/PPP practice when PFI/PPP began in or around 1993 in the UK.

Marshall Levine has specialized in construction, developments and finance, joint ventures, developments, PFI/PPP projects in the UK and internationally and is particularly experienced in drafting tender documents, concession contracts, PPP agreements, design and construction and facilities contracts, dispute resolution and rescues of difficult projects.

He has been involved in schools, roads and rail, ports, marinas, higher education, urban regeneration, prisons, health, power, water and sewage, dams, and local authority. He has also been acting for the Cyprus Government, the Ministry of Transport in Bulgaria, Ghana, Ethiopia Roads Authority, Kenya, Tanzania, Nigeria Infrastructure Commission, Lagos State PPP Unit, the Government of Kazakhstan, Government of Albania ( roads and tunnels), Government of Turkey, St Petersburg highways, Singapore, Government of Nigeria, and Greek Government (roads), Romania (infrastructure funds), Government of Jordan (infrastructure funds), Montenegro, and the Government of Egypt (schools PPPs), and also in relation to a bus deregulation project in St Petersburg, as well as development infrastructure projects in Lebanon, Balearic Islands, Prague, Dubai, Budapest, Brno, Malta (accommodation project) and the Turks & Caicos Islands and a project in Nassau, Bahamas.

Marshall Levine is a solicitor in the UK, practising in building and engineering disputes, and is an accredited Arbitrator and Mediator and trainer. He has written many books on Infrastructure and, construction, insurance and real estate development.

For a copy of the FULL AGENDA, please send email to: hayat@neo-edge.com
Or please call us at Tel: +65 6282 7082


The Master Class is intended to provide a wide variety of practical knowledge and skills to those who have engaged or may engage in PPP projects.

In the public sector, it will benefit:

  • PPP units, Privatisation Departments and relevant agencies
  • Ministries of Finance, Transport, Power, Health, Public Works and etc
  • Other ministries and agencies concerned with social or economic infrastructure as well as provincial and local government officials

In the private, legal and banking sectors, it will benefit:

  • Project managers, surveyors, accountants and engineers who wish to understand more on PPP projects
  • Lawyers who wish to improve their understanding and practice of PPPs
  • Bankers and financial professionals involved in infrastructure finance
  • Construction companies and developers involved with PPPs

For a copy of the FULL AGENDA, please send email to: hayat@neo-edge.com
Or please call us at Tel: +65 6282 7082


This Master Class will be hold in Live Interactive Virtual Workshop format. To ensure everyone’s learning quality, a strict maximum class size will be applied. Once the full size is reached, we will close registration.

By attending this Master Class you will be able to:

  • Develop policies to support strategic PPP frameworks
  • Understand the effects of and risks under the Pandemic on infrastructure and special provisions in PPP (NEW*)
  • Develop PPP in global recession and difficult financial markets, amid human resource challenge (NEW*)
  • Structure financeable agreements for PPP infrastructure projects between public agencies and private investors
  • Reduce costs and delays in procurement and project development by using model contracts and effective negotiation strategies
  • Enhance knowledge of Legal Structures
  • Improve negotiating with Multilateral agencies and World Bank
  • Equip with new Procurement techniques
  • Evaluate PPP project risks and matrices
  • Draft Payment Mechanisms and Tariff Procedure
  • Create and implement your own legal agreement and action plan
  • Analyze and benefit from various forms of regulation of PPP agreements and transactions
  • Understand VGF, support initiatives from Government, types of lending and credit agreements etc

Pre-Course Questionnaire

The class size will be kept small to ensure interaction and learning results. A pre-course questionnaire will be sent to you through which you can raise your specific areas of interest. The Expert Trainer will review in advance and analyse them during the course, seeking to satisfy your learning needs.


Upon the successful completion of this Master Class, you will receive a Certificate of Attendance bearing the signatures from both the Expert Trainer and the Course Organizer. This Certificate will testify your endeavor and serve towards your professional advancement.

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

Or please call us at Tel: +65 6282 7082


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

Media Partners

CrowdReviews.com is a transparent online platform for determining which products and services are the best based on the opinion of the crowd. The crowd consists of Internet users which have experienced products and services first-hand and have an interest in letting other potential buyers their thoughts on their experience. CrowdReviews.com is driven by an algorithm allowing for both customers and providers of products and services to understand how the rankings are determined. The service can be used by potential buyers to learn more about their vendors prior to making a purchasing decision

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.

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.

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.

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For a copy of the FULL AGENDA, please send email to: hayat@neo-edge.com
Or please call us at Tel: +65 6282 7082


This course will be hold at Crowne Plaza Dubai, UAE.

The course fee does not include accommodation or travel costs. It is recommended to book the hotel rooms early as there are only limited rooms available at discounted corporate room rate. Kindly contact the following for reservation:

Tracey Woutersz

Convention Sales Manager

Crowne Plaza Dubai

Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Tel: +971 4 305 6244

Email: tracey.woutersz@crowneplazadubai.com

Please quote “Custody Transfer Training” organised by Neoedge to enjoy Corporate Room Rate for your stay at the hotel.


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