GHANA – AFRICA PPP INVESTMENT AND DEVELOPMENT SUMMIT 2014 – APIDS 2014

Africa PPP Public Private Partnership Investment & Development Summit 2014

AFRICA PPP INVESTMENT AND DEVELOPMENT SUMMIT 2014
Main Conference 21-22 October 2014
Pre-conference Workshop 20 October 2014
Post-conference Workshop 23 October 2014
Accra, Ghana

Official event website: http://neo-edge.com/event-line-up/strategic-managment/africa-public-private-partnership-apids-conference-2014/

Overview

– Making Deals and Developing Win-Win Strategies between the Private and Public Sector –

Following the success of various workshops on PPPs that we have been running across Africa in the past 3 years, Neoedge is proud to announce the maiden edition of Africa PPPs Investment and Development Summit 2014 (APIDS 2014) in Accra, Ghana, West Africa.

Public Private Partnerships is vital in addressing the infrastructure challenges that Africa face, however it has to be administered correctly. Projects bankability, capacity building and government commitment are the few must have in every successful PPPs.

In this summit we will be gathering senior officials from public sectors across the globe and PPPs experts from the global arena. Our hope is that capacity will be built as international best practices are demonstrated in various case studies. At the same time we believe that this summit will be an excellent platform for both public and private sector to explore potential collaborations in meeting Africa needs via Public Private Partnerships.

The following key themes on Public Private Partnership will be addressed in-depth with Case Studies:

  • Latest update on PPPs project globally
  • Latest PPPs trend in Africa – uniquely Africa
  • PPPs application for transport sector (road, rail, airport, ports, etc)
  • PPPs application for social infrastructure sector (school, hospitals, etc)
  • Water and power sectors (utilities)
  • Financing Infrastructure Projects and Project Finance
  • Alternative Finance
  • Crafting feasible deals
  • Bankability of PPPs projects
  • Legislative framework and government support
  • PPPs procurement and fraud prevention
  • Project Management
  • Contract Managements
  • Tariffs and regulations
  • Risk Identification, Mitigation and Management

For more information (Agenda/Delegate fee/Sponsorship/Speaking slot), please send your detailed contact information to rueburn@neo-edge.com. Please indicate title “Africa PPP Investment & Development Summit 2014“.

Why Attend?

Africa is unique. It is crucial to understand the continent where the economy has boomed for the past decade. As the economy boomed the needs for infrastructure growth is inevitable. Partnership with the private sector to meet these infrastructure demand is given, however the question is whether the project will be able to meet the needs of public sector and commercially viable for the private sector. The opportunity is huge if we can strike a balance between public needs and commercial viability of a project. This is what we are trying to achieve in this summit.

For the past 3 years we had received requests from many countries in Africa to a conference that would gather both public and private sectors in order to put everyone in the same page. The Africa PPPs Investment and Development Summit (APIDS) 2014 will provide this platform and enable the discussion needed to get PPPs initiatives in Africa moving.

Ghana has been selected as venue of this summit as the country is in the early stage of PPPs implementation and presents many investment opportunities for various entities with expertise in PPPs.

We are looking at both networking and capacity building through this summit. APIDS 2014 provides many great opportunities for capacity building as various international best practices will be demonstrated through case studies.

For more information (Agenda/Delegate fee/Sponsorship/Speaking slot), please send your detailed contact information to rueburn@neo-edge.com. Please indicate title “Africa PPP Investment & Development Summit 2014“.

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Africa PPPs Investment & Development Summit launching in West Africa

Africa PPP Public Private Partnership Investment & Development Summit 2014

 

Following the success of various workshops on Public Private Partnerships, PPPs in short, that Neoedge have been running across Africa in the past 3 years, Neoedge is proud to announce the maiden edition of Africa PPPs Investment and Development Summit 2014 (APIDS 2014) in Accra, Ghana, West Africa.

Public Private Partnerships is vital in addressing the infrastructure challenges that Africa face, however it has to be administered correctly. Projects bankability, capacity building and government commitment are the few must have in every successful PPPs.

In this summit the company will be gathering senior officials from public sectors across the globe and PPPs experts from the global arena. Neoedge hope is that capacity will be built as international best practices are demonstrated in various case studies. At the same time they believe that this summit will be an excellent platform for both public and private sector to explore potential collaborations in meeting Africa needs via Public Private Partnerships.

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Neoedge to launch fuel management training in Singapore

Neoedge Singapore will be launching an event on fuel management, with focus on essentials of global markets for oil, gas, coal, renewable and discussions on strategizing fuel purchase management for feedstocks.

Some 60% to 80% of ongoing costs for electric generators and somewhat lower percentages for energy intensive industries are made up of fuel. For electric utilities and IPPs fuel purchasing also tends to be the greatest source of troubled relations with vendors and suppliers. It is also an area where in many instances management improvements with little or no capital cost can result in significant cost savings.

Fuel purchasing is a function where it is critical that all levels of management understand the fundamentals of the market. Unfortunately it is also a subject upon which there is a great deal of mythology in the business press with discussions of subjects such as the imminent advent of “peak oil” or “peak gas.” All too often judgment on fuel purchasing is made in response to such media discussion.

The goal of the master class is to provide an understanding of how global markets for oil, gas and coal work. This involves an examination of market fundamentals: reserves, the cost of production, and demand. Also included is a discussion of how environmental concerns play an increasing role in inter-fuel competition.

Fuel Management Master Class - Click image to direct event website.

The workshop includes an examination of the rise and importance of paper markets inoil, coal and natural gas, first in North America and Europe, and now developing gradually in Asia, Africa and Australia. There is a critical analysis of how price data is gathered for oil and coal and then published and the role which derivative markets play in spot market pricing.

The various factors which play a role in the development of a purchasing strategy will be reviewed. Ultimately the various factors boil down to trade-offs between supply security and price. Utilities with access to nuclear hydro power may have greater freedom to buy more spot coal or oil in times of soft market conditions. In other instances, the existence or absence of local resource may play a major role in shaping decisions about fuel selection and combustion technology. Increasingly government policies driven by environmental concerns are playing a role in fuel selection and efficiency of fuel use.

Fuel contract design and language is a major part of the programme. Participants shall examine alternative wording for contract fundamentals dealing with volume and quality. Pricing provisions will be an important part of the discussion. Indexation to published prices, long common in the oil markets is becoming increasingly common for coal in Asia. For almost a decade it has been the norm in the European coal market. Although pricing is increasingly determined by reference to published indices, it continues to be important for the buyer and seller to agree to the details of the force majeure, dispose resolution and termination provisions. As well, in order to avoid the risk of disputes and misunderstandings, contracts should carefully define provisions for custody transfer, quality testing and weighing.

The focus of this Master Class will be on fossil fuels purchasing: coal of various sorts, natural gas (pipeline and LNG) fuel oils and if there is participant interest, biomass purchasing can be included. The geographic focus will be South and East Asia, Africa and South America. Experience from North America and Europe will be drawn upon if it is particularly relevant to these other markets. Principals and techniques covered will be applicable to utilities, IPPs, large industrial fuel users such as cement and chemical plants. The Workshop will span a broad range of issues from the primary factors driving global fossil fuel markets and national energy security to the details of drafting effective fuel purchase contracts. Contracted provision language will be drawn from a library of over 300 international fuel contracts. The rising impact on fuel markets of renewables and environmental concerns.