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Port Investments & PPP Course (London) 2015



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Cathy Hodge
Email: cathy@portfinanceinternational.com
Phone: +44 20 7017 3415

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The course provides participants with the knowledge required for using the most relevant tools in in-depth port investment assessments:

  • Port PPP Development
  • Business Case Analysis
  • Transactions, Concessions, Contracts and Competitive Contract Awarding
  • Project Financing

Participants are provided with a step-by-step approach to prepare the most suitable Public Private Partnership structure, a Business Case, Concession Contract and a Financing Scheme.

The course will provide participants with an overview of a full-cycle port investment assessment. Steps in this assessment are connected to the relevant stages of port investments: Strategy Formulation, Project Valuation, Transaction Documents/Procedures and Investment Financing.

All course materials have been fully updated and recent and relevant industry case studies have been included.


The Port Investment & PPP course is developed as a tool for capacity building on three levels:

  • Corporate Level
    Managers and staff, members of public and private bodies involved in port and terminal developments (both entry level and mid-management)
  • Executive Level
    Executives (private) and policy makers (public) of ports in transition** Ports which are planning on involvement in port institutional reforms, including concessioning and privatisation
  • Academic Level
    University students, academic researches)

Class sizes are limited to a maximum of 25 participants.

Book your place now at www.portfinanceinternational.com

Event Programme

The course will provide participants with an overview of a full-cycle port investment assessment. Steps in this assessment are connected to the relevant stages of port investments: Strategy Formulation, Project Valuation, Transaction Documents/Procedures and Investment Financing. The positions of the relevant stakeholders in port- and terminal development are covered thoroughly, including Governments, Port Authorities, Terminal Operators, Shipping Lines, Equity Investors and Banks.

The training course provides participants with a complete overview of the overall cycle of port investment analyses.

Participants are provided with a step-by-step approach to prepare the most suitable Public Private Partnership structure, a Business Case, Concession Contract and a Financing Scheme.

  • Course planning
  • Case studies
  • Handouts for all modules
  • Additional reading

Each training day will run from 10am-5pm - and all materials, refreshments and lunch are included in the course fee. There will be an (optional) course drinks on the second night. Plenty of time will be set aside throughout the training programme to review the things you have learnt and reflect within the group. There are follow-through actions to continue your development and encourage post-course contact between delegates and course leaders.

Day 1

10:00 - 12:00


Course Organisation, Basic Concepts, Industry facts and Trends
13:00 - 17:00


Industry performance, Management Models and Case Studies

Day 2

10:00 - 13:00


Traffic Forecasting, Financial Modelling, Economic Cost-Benefit Analyses
14:00 - 17:00


Risk Analyses, Concession Contract, PPP Procurement and Case Studies

Day 3

10:00 - 13:00


Public & Private Funding; On-Balance & Off Balance and Case Studies
14:00 - 17:00


Delegate Info

The De Vere West One
Address: 9-10 Portland Place, London W1B 1PR

Hotel deals for Port Investments & PPP Course - 24th to 26th June 2015

We look forward to seeing you at De Vere London Portland Place in June. To help you get the best special offers at nearby hotels we have put together a Port Investments & PPP Course HotelMap that shows the nearby accommodation options and best possible rates and special offers.

The map displays live availability and allows you to book directly with each hotel:

Alternatively, if you would like to book your accommodation by phone, you can call Jessica Heili, our dedicated London concierge, on 020 7292 2335 (if outside UK +44 20 7292 2335) quoting Special Reference Code MKCZC. She will be happy to help you with your hotel booking and provide assistance organising your time in London.


Dates: 24 - 26 June 2015
Venue: The De Vere West One, 9-10 Portland Place, London W1B 1PR
Price: Standard price - 2650 GBP

Visas: Delegates requiring visas should contact the hotel they wish to stay at directly, as soon as possible.

About us

Guest Speaker

Berend Paasman Senior Vice President at DNB Bank’s London based Shipping, Offshore and Logistics group, will share his knowledge and experience working with PPP projects from a bank’s perspective.

Berend Paasman

About the trainers

Wouter van Nus is manager for MTBS (Maritime & Transport Business Solutions B.V.). After obtaining his Master's Degree at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, he has been involved in several maritime and shipping related projects in The Netherlands and abroad for both public and private clients. Projects he executed include transactions, institutional analyses, location studies, financial engineering, trade and traffic forecasting, PPP structuring and equity valuations. Wouter acquired specific experience in the field of management, economics and financial advice. His project portfolio has a broad international coverage with projects in Africa, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe. Besides consulting experience Mr. van Nus has experience in Container Terminal Operations and gained logistic and operational knowledge at container terminal operator APM Terminals (APMT). Experience in the dry and liquid bulk sector was obtained at Schouten, an international player in the agri industry. Since 2009, Wouter teaches on port strategy and investments on a regular basis.

wouter van nus

Victor Van Leengoed is manager at MTBS (Maritime & Transport Business Solutions B.V.). He has obtained Masters’ Degrees both at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, International and Business Economics and at Delft University of Technology, Civil Engineering. Mr. Van Leengoed is a CFA candidate level 3. At MTBS he gained experience through various international port development projects in Australia, Kenya, Liberia, Maldives, Mozambique, Netherlands, Nigeria, Poland, Slovenia, South Africa. He has given lectures at Master level and at conferences on the topic of Port Finance and Port PPP. As Manager Project finance at the Treasury Department at Royal Boskalis Westminster, a leading global company operating in the dredging and earthmoving, maritime infrastructure and maritime services sectors, he has gained international experience in the fields of project finance, export finance, financing through grants, payment security structures and financial modelling. He has carried several projects towards financial close and he was responsible for all cash flow related matters (model, price escalation) in the winning bid for the EUR 1bn land reclamation and infrastructure construction of 'Tweede Maasvlakte' port project. As Production Engineer at the same company, he has obtained technical experience at various international infrastructure projects.


Maritime & Transport Business Solutions

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". Its specialization has made MTBS a global market leader in ports and terminals, including logistic centres, inland ports, free zones, export processing zones, inland waterways and related transport industry players. MTBS has a broad and active global portfolio of strategy and transaction advisory mandates for leading Port Authorities and Terminal Operators.

For more information about MTBS please visit: www.mtbs.nl


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Port Finance international is a leading information provider to the ports and terminals sector. The website www.portfinanceinternational.com provides up to date news relating to finance, investment and devlopments in the port sector worldwide, and the annual Port Finance International conferences and forums provide the industry with an opportunity to meet and discuss developments both globally and with a regional market emphasis. Conferences are held globally, at major locations, giving participants an overview of the opportunities and challenges of port developments and investments in each market.

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Very good teacher, with a large background. It was easy to understand the content of the course. The teacher´s English and didactic were also excellent.
Thaís Maria de Andrade Villela  
GISTRAN – Gerenciamento de Informações e Sistemas de Transportes

My primary goal was to get familiar with PPP’s and indeed I have achieved my goal.
Adnan Kaan Bensel
Port Akdeniz (GIH)

The course was excellent.
Mr. Hamdi A. Nadhrah
Red Sea Gateway Terminal (RSGT),

Very pleased with the course. I wish I had come on this course earlier.
James Stewart
Poole Harbour Commissioners

Well done. Very beneficial knowledge.
Norhalina Baharudin
Penang Port

All excellent.  Structure of the course is good, clear and easy to follow. Would recommend.
Matt Evans
Gearbulk UK Ltd

Past Attendees

A selection of previous attendees include representatives from the following companies:

A.P. Moller - Maersk A/S Abu Dhabi Ports Company
Al Otaiba Enterprises APM Terminals Maasvlakte II B.
Autorità Portuale di Genova Contecon Manzanillo SA de CV 
DCT Gdansk SA Diakinisis Port 
Econogistics  eleQtra (Infra Co) Limited
EMAP ENAPOR S A, Capeverdean Ports
Evya Port Felak Concept Limited
Freeport of Riga Authority Galliford Try Investments
Gearbulk Holding Ltd GEPB-Beirut Port Authorities
Global Liman İşletmeleri A.Ş. Imbrechts & Van den Nest b.v.b.a.
Laspezia Container Terminal SpA Mersin Port International
Ministry of Finance, Accra, Ghana   Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine
Morris Manning & Martin Navigation Maritime Bulgare
NCB Holdings Niger State Government
Piraeus Container Terminal SA Port of Dover 
Port of Rotterdam PORTINVEST LLC
Pricewaterhouse Coopers Qatar Ports Management Company
SBI Capital Markets Schandy
Sogreah Standard Chartered Bank 
STFA Deniz Insaati STFA Yatırım Holding A.Ş. 
Total Terminal International Algeciras, Sau Vasconsult
VDE Partners Witteveen+Bos


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