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Master class: Public Private Partnership

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

Public Private Partnership (PPP) is considered as a complex transaction requiring very specific skills and competences.
Typically a Public Private Partnership is the long-term operation and maintenance of infrastructure by the private sector that would otherwise have been provided by the public sector.
 A PPP involves a risk sharing relationship between public and private promoters based on a shared commitment to achieve a desired public policy outcome.


A master class for public private partnership professionals.

You are working in the public or the private sector and willing to understand PPP from both perspectives and how to approach PPP opportunities.

Project managers, financial, tendering, technical experts, lawyers, contract managers…


Active and interactive learning.
Content and case studies allowing to find the answer to your own questions.
Cooperation between the participants from the public and the private sector allowing to have a better understanding of each others’ requirements and obligations.

• Advantages of a PPP
• Potential for value creation
• PPP and risk allocation
• PPP and financing
• PPP expertise centers
• PPP and public tendering and transaction costs
• PPP transaction contracts
• Case studies and lessons learnt


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.


Obtain a pragmatic understanding of:

• Value drivers
• Value creation and value sharing
• Critical success factors
• Risk allocation
• How to go to the market

The working language of the master class 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.


12 December 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 master class on ‘Public Private Partnership’, 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 28 November 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: