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Master class: Project Finance

The date of this event is TBA.
Campus: Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering campus
Faculty: Brussels Diplomatic Academy
Pleinlaan 5, 1050 Brussels
Brussels Diplomatic Academy
Brussels Diplomatic Academy
+32 (0) 2 614 8101
master class

The banking industry is under pressure since 2009 and as a result there is a need for an innovative approach to funding of investment projects.
Can project finance offer the solution were corporate finance is unable to take the risk?


The master class is aimed at those who have a good understanding of ‘’Corporate Finance’’ and who want to make the step to obtain a pragmatic understanding of the principles of ‘’Project Finance’’.


There is resistance in the market to consider Project Finance as an alternative financing solution.
The added value of this master class is to take away this resistance and to give participants more comfort in considering Project Finance as an additional financing solution.


• Definition
• Why Project Finance
• Parties
• Documentation
• Risk Sharing
• Financing
• Security
• Case studies


Dr. Patrick Uyttendaele MBA, Ph.D at Free University Brussels-Belgium.
As a professor, Patrick Uyttendaele is teaching Multinational Corporate Investment and Project Management at the Free University of Brussels and is also lecturer at Brussels Institute of Contemporary China Studies. He is also teaching Research Methodology at ITTMA-UA.
Patrick has been with PLI, PwC, PwCC and IBM Business Consulting for 32 years and built up a substantial and global network of contacts in the port, maritime and logistics industry. Patrick developed major expertise, scientific and technical skills and information in the ports and maritime industry related to strategy, market, restructuring, privatization, project management and corporate finance. 
Patrick joined, on January 2007, as a Director, Maritime & Transport Business Solutions and as such offers his services worldwide as an expert in the field of financial feasibility studies and project advise with regard to investments in infrastructure and supra-structures, including financing structures, transactions, logistics aspects and macro-economic analysis.


By the end of the master class, the participants should be able to:

• Understand the key differences between Corporate Finance and Project Finance
• Understand the critical success factors of Project Finance
• Obtain a pragmatic understanding of Project Finance allowing to identify opportunities for alternative ways of financing
• Accept Project Finance as a financial solution

The working language of the course will be English.


Before the start of the lecture, a syllabus compiled by the lecturer will be handed over to the participants.


Participants to the master class will receive a certificate of attendance from the Brussels Diplomatic Academy of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

14 November 2014, from 14.00 to 18.00.

Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 5, Karel Van Miert Building.
It is building number 5 on the campus plan that can be downloaded at http://www.vub.ac.be/english/infoabout/campuses/etterbeek.html.
A description on how to find the campus is available on http://www.vub.ac.be/english/infoabout/campuses/index.html#etterbeek.
Free parking facilities are available on the campus in front of the building. A bar code gives access to the campus via campus entries 6 or 13 (see the red arrows on the campus plan). The scanner for the bar code is situated under the intercom.
A few days before the start of the event, participants will receive a bar code giving access to the parking.

The course fee is 375 EUR.
VAT Settlement: exempted from VAT: Art 44 § 2, 4° of the VAT code.
The above prices include the registration fee and all material relating to the course on ‘Project Finance’, as well as the coffee breaks and networking reception for the duration of the event.
Hotel accommodation is not included in the registration fees.
Flemish companies can make use of the “KMO-portefeuille”: www.beaweb.be (Admission number BDA for “Training”: DV.O211124).

Attendees are requested to pay by bank transfer only, upon receipt of invoice.
Confirmation of registration and practical information will be sent only after receipt of payment.
Cancellations can only be accepted if received in writing to bda@vub.ac.be by 31 October 2014. Fees (less 25 euro administrative charges) will then be refunded. After this date, delegates will be liable for the full fee.
In case of cancellation, a substitution between members of the same company is still possible at any time.


To register for this master class, please fill in the online registration form below:

PDF icon Project Finance.pdf