The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is hosting the PPP Days 2015 at its London Headquarters on 16-17 June 2015. The main theme of the event is: “What would it take to double the right private investment in infrastructure in emerging markets?”
The two-day conference is a global meeting focused on public-private partnerships (PPPs) for public sector agencies, multilateral development banks (MDBs) and other international financial institutions (IFIs), international organisations and private sector leaders.
The EBRD is hosting the event in close cooperation with other MDBs: African Development Bank (AfdB), Asian Development Bank (ADB), European Investment Bank (EIB), Inter-American Development Bank Group (IDB), Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), World Bank Group (WBG) and the G-20.
The event will be opened by EBRD President Sir Suma Chakrabarti and will include one day of plenaries and breakout sessions on key topics on PPPs in emerging markets. The second day will showcase presentations from select country programmes to investors and detail the broad new initiatives on global public goods and knowledge work of the MDBs.
PPP Days will also be a platform to launch new joint MDB initiatives including the new PPP Knowledge Lab, a web portal that aims to collect, curate and organise the best knowledge products available globally on PPPs. There will also be a presentation of the MDBs’ project preparation facilities to broaden the pipeline of bankable projects; a live Google Hangout from the ongoing, large, open online course on PPPs; a presentation on MDBs’ wide-ranging analysis to deepen understanding of countries’ readiness for PPPs and of the Global PPP Certification Programme, which aims to train public sector officials around the globe for PPP procurement, among many other joint efforts.PPP Days are by invitation only.