FORESIGHT SESSION 5. "SUSTAINABLE FINANCING FOR TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

Oct. 7, Monday. 14:00-17:30

Conference Room D

Chair: Mr. Daniel BENITEZ, Senior Transport Economist, Transport Global Practice, World Bank, USA

Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) as a concept predate the 20th century. After years of experience, policymakers are still not fully clear whether and where PPPs lead to value for money. There is an increasingly strong contrast between political declarations to mobilise more private finance at the top (G20) political levels and reports on the performance of the model. In Europe in recent years we have witnessed a consistent flow of reports from national audit offices that criticise the model. In response to these concerns, the ITF recently concluded a major research project that breaks new ground in examining alternative forms of public procurement and private investment in transport infrastructure.

Introduction

• Mr. Daniel BENITEZ, Senior Transport Economist, Transport Global Practice, World Bank, USA

Part 1

What have we learnt from the past?
• Mr. Dejan MAKOVŠEK, Procurement and Private Investment in Infrastructure Lead, International Transport Forum (ITF), France

Recent developments in private finance for roads
• Mr. Daniel BENITEZ, Senior Transport Economist, Transport Global Practice, World Bank, USA

EIB experience in road PPP operations: issues and lessons learned
• Mr. Diego FERRER, Lead Economist, Strategic Roads Division, European Investment Bank (EIB), France

Panel discussion, Questions form the audience
Moderator:
• Mr. Daniel BENITEZ, Senior Transport Economist, Transport Global Practice, World Bank, USA

Break 15:30 - 16:00

Part 2

Lessons from the Senegal Motorway project
• Mr. Christian COMBES, Director of International Development at Eiffage Travaux Publics, France

Adaptability of long-term concession contracts for highway infrastructures
• Mr. Christophe BOUTIN, CEO of French Motorway Company Association, President of European Association of Operators of Toll Road Infrastructures (ASECAP), Secretary PIARC Task Force A.1 Innovative Financing, France

Financing of Road infrastructures from the Spanish experience
• Mr Francisco Javier HERRERO LIZANO, Director General, Road director, Ministry of Public Works, Spain.

Approach to the construction of transport infrastructure at the state level in the Czech Republic
• Mr.Tomáš COCEK, Deputy minister of the Ministry of transport infrastructureCzech Republic
• Mrs. Lucie BARTAKOVA, CFO in the State fund of Transport infrastructure, Czech Republic

Panel discussion, Questions form the audience
Moderator:
• Mr. Daniel BENITEZ, Senior Transport Economist, Transport Global Practice, World Bank, USA

Conclusion

• Mr. Daniel BENITEZ, Senior Transport Economist, Transport Global Practice, World Bank, USA