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Port Feasibility and Valuation Course (Rotterdam) 2018

25-27 September 2018



Early Bird Rate: €1996
book before 26 August 2018

Standard Rate: €2495

10% discount for 2 or more delegates from the same company when booked at the same time.

Members of our partners are entitled to a special discount on the delegate price.For more information please contact:

Sacha Dijksman
E: sacha@portfinanceinternational.com

The Objective of the Port Feasibility and Valuation Course – taking place in Rotterdam on 25th, 26th and 27th of September 2018 – is to enable participants to conduct a detailed Port Feasibility and Valuation Study. Valuation, feasibility and PPP are the key topics and the course offers an executive insight in the financial models behind that. Participants will follow a 3-day training course, where participants will receive hands-on training on the industries' valuation dynamics.

The course is organized by Port Financial International, the leading online news portal and community for the latest developments in port investment and operations, in association with MTBS, the leading port and terminal valuation & transaction advisory company.

The course is focused on the following 4 main topics:

  • Project & PPP Feasibility
  • Port Valuation and Modelling
  • Equity Valuation
  • Bankability Assessment

The course makes use of a Project Case, which will follow the logical steps in the Project Implementation Process: from Feasibility to PPP Implementation and Bankability.
Participants will have to take an active role in the 3-day course and be able to interpret the financial results.

Target Audience

The Port Feasibility and Valuation Course is developed as a training course for a range of professions:

  • Middle/Senior management level officials that are active in the port, maritime and infrastructure sector or direct stakeholders active in the industry.
  • Managers and staff, members of public and private bodies involved in port and terminal developments (both entry level and mid-management).


For optimal results, a certain level of experience is expected. The participants are required:

  • To speak English;
  • To have a basic knowledge of finance;
  • To have a working knowledge of MS Excel.

Participants are not required to have in-depth financial modelling experience, although such experience can be beneficial for the understanding of more complex modelling topics.

Class sizes are limited to a maximum of 20 participants.

Course Outline

The course will provide participants an overview of the logical steps of a Port Feasibility and Valuation Study. Valuation, feasibility and PPP are the key topics and the course offers an executive insight in the financial models behind that. The Course is structured along the phases of Port Valuation: determining Project Feasibility, determining PPP Feasibility & the optimal PPP Structure and assessment of Equity Return & Bankability. The course provides an overview of the most recent developments in Port Valuation, as well as the perspectives of different stakeholders: Public Authorities, Terminal Operators, Shipping Lines, etc. 

The training course consists of three modules spread over three days.

Participants will be provided with the following curriculum materials:

  • Course Plan & Agenda
  • Case Study
  • Handouts for all the modules
  • Additional reading

The participants will be provided with a basic financial model, developed by MTBS. This basic financial model will first be used for the Project Feasibility assessment, then for the PPP Feasibility Assessment and as a last step for the Bankability, Assessment & Equity Valuation. Participants are required to bring a laptop with MS Excel.

Each training day will run from 9am to 5pm and all materials, refreshments and lunch are included in the course fee. Plenty of time will be set aside throughout the training program to review the specific course aspects and reflect within the group. Participants are invited to elaborate on specific Port Feasibility and Valuation exercises from within their own experience/companies. Interaction between the participants on real-life issues is encouraged and is regarded as a valuable addition to the course program.

Day 1

09:00 - 13:00

MODULE 1A: Introduction to Port Project Feasibility & Valuation

• Course Introduction & Organization
• Financial Model Basics
• Port Valuation Basics
• Setting up a Port Financial Model
14:00 - 17:00

MODULE 1B: Introduction to Port Project Feasibility & Valuation

• Modelling the Main Building Blocks of a Feasibility Model
• Interpreting the Results of a Feasibility Model
• Drafting a user-friendly cockpit/dashboard for non-modellers
• Limits of Financial Models: do's and don'ts

Day 2

09:00 - 13:00

MODULE 2A: PPP Valuation and Modelling

• Background: PPP structures in the Port Sector
• Transforming a Feasibility Model into a PPP Model
• Ensuring PPP model flexibility in the Financial Model
14:00 - 17:00

MODULE 2B: PPP Valuation and Modelling

• Drafting the Output of a PPP Model
• Effect of PPP Assumptions on Valuation
• Specific PPP Valuation Assessments: e.g. Value for Money, Public Sector Comparator

Day 3

09:00 - 13:00

MODULE 3A: Assessment of Equity Return and Bankability

• Background: Funding structures in the Port Sector
• Including Funding in the Financial Model
• Ensuring Funding Flexibility in the Financial Model

14:00 - 17:00

MODULE 3B: Assessment of Equity Return and Bankability

• Interaction between PPP structures and Bankability & Equity Return
• Specific Bankability Checks
• Producing & interpreting equity returns



About the trainers

Reinout Polders is a senior consultant at MTBS. He has extensive experience with port advisory projects. His main expertise is focused on financial and economic valuation of port (PPP) projects. Mr. Polders passed Level III of the CFA exam. Mr. Polders is a trained financial modeller and has been involved in multiple major Port Transaction Projects. Mr. Polders is currently involved in MTBS' transaction mandates in Canada (Vancouver), Georgia (Anaklia Port) and Tanzania (Dar es Salaam). Mr. Polders has working experience in Africa (South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Somaliland), the Middle East (Saudi Arabia, Oman and Egypt) and Europe (Georgia, the Netherlands, Slovenia, UK and Ireland).


Dorus Bakker is Senior Consultant for MTBS and is specialized in the field of port economics, port PPPs, business case analysis, operational analysis and logistics. He has experience in numerous port and logistics projects globally, including in Cyprus, Denmark, Italy, Indonesia, Kenya, Latvia, Mozambique, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Somaliland, South-Africa, The Netherlands and Ukraine. For public authorities Dorus Bakker was among others involved in developing port masterplans and preparing privatisation deals. Services provided in these projects concern traffic forecasting, financial modelling, PPP structuring and procurement strategy advisory. For private entities he assisted in bid preparations for port transactions, market studies and bankability analyses.

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About the Partners

Port Finance International - PFI is the leading online journal for the latest developments in port investment and operations. Featuring editorial content targeted to industry leaders and experts the journal includes daily news, features and insight related to port financing around the globe. Besides online news, PFI also provides a platform and a community for senior industry experts and players to review, analyze and discuss the current market via focused conferences and training programmed worldwide. PFI's news coverage is supported by these events, which feature key industry figures and address current market challenges and trends as well as providing industry players with essential networking opportunities.

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Maritime & Transport Business Solutions - MTBS is an international finance and strategy advisory firm, offering entrepreneurial business solutions to clients in the maritime and transport sector. MTBS specializes in ports and terminals, and provides leading expertise in the areas of strategy, valuations, transactions and finance. The firm combines its market sector knowledge and state-of-the-art financial competences into one value proposition: "4P: innovative solutions for Port Public Private Partnerships". MTBS has a broad and active global portfolio of strategy and transaction advisory mandates for leading Port Authorities and Terminal Operators.

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Delegate Info

Course venue 

Maritime & Transport Business Solutions 

Address: Wijnhaven 3E, 3011 WG, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/ezTZadT1Pjy
Website: www.mtbs.nl


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If you would like to view available accomodations in the area, please use the following link for the nearest accommodation, https://www.HotelMap.com/pro/MP3UY.

Alternatively, if you would like assistance with your hotel booking you can contact Jessica Heili, hotelmap's dedicated concierge. If you email Jessica with your requirements, phone number and quoting Special Reference Code W-MP3UY to Jessica_Heili@HotelMap.com she will get back to you to discuss your hotel options.


Please note that Port Finance International cannot assist you with applying for or obtaining visas. For information about visa requirements and application procedures please contact your local Embassy or Consulate.


Early Bird Rate: €1996
book before 26 August 2018

Standard Rate: €2495

10% discount for 2 or more delegates from the same company when booked at the same time.
Members of our partners are entitled to a special discount on the delegate price.
Please ensure you quote the Association partner when booking.
*Please note you may be asked for proof of company.

Only one discount may be applied to any booking - PFI will apply the greater discount.

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Terms & Conditions
PAYMENT POLICY: Payment is due in full at the time of registration and includes lunches, refreshments and conference materials.

Cancellation Refund Policy
  • 8 weeks plus = 100%
  • 6 weeks plus = 75%
  • 4 weeks plus = 50%
  • Less than 4 weeks = no refund
Substitutions may be made at any time in writing.

PROGRAMME CHANGES: For reasons beyond the control of Port Finance International, it may be necessary to alter the content, the speakers and/or the timing of the sessions. In the unfortunate event of a cancellation, Port Finance International is not liable for any cost incurred by delegates in connection with their attendance.

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