Workshops & Trainings

6th PRC-ADB Knowledge Sharing Platform Deepening Public-Private Partnerships

25 Nov 2014 - 28 Nov 2014 Beijing, The People's Republic of China

More than 110 participants from 18 countries attended the seminar, which provided an opportunity to take stock of approaches to public-private partnership (PPP) in Asia and the Pacific, and to set out new approaches for learning from experience across the region and elsewhere. The workshop explored new developments in PPPs, necessary ingredients for a successful enabling environment for PPPs, good institutional models for promoting and regulating the use of PPPs, and good practices for managing the fiscal risk of PPPs.

Agenda:
TimeProgram
8:30 – 9:00Registration
9:00 – 9:30Opening Session
Moderator: Ms. Ying Wang, Director, Knowledge Cooperation and Technical Assistance Division, Department of International Economic and Financial Cooperation, Ministry of Finance, the PRC

Keynote speakers:

  • Mr. Yingming Yang, Deputy Director General, Department of International
    Economic and Financial Cooperation, Ministry of Finance, the PRC

  • Mr. Ayumi Konishi, Director General, East Asia Department, ADB

9:30 – 10:00Group Photo and Tea / Coffee
10:00 – 12:15Session 1: What’s New in Public-Private Partnerships?
Moderator: Mr. Jie Sun, Research Fellow, Doctor, Research Institute for Fiscal Science, Ministry of Finance, the PRC

This session will recap the latest thinking on what a public-private partnership (PPP) is, and why and how it should be used, drawing on case studies. The experience of Australia and the Republic of Korea will be examined to explore how PPPs can be used in health and education as well as new areas of economic infrastructure. The broadening of the Philippines PPP program into new areas of the economy will also be examined, along with insights from the regional experience. Contributions from the floor will be encouraged.

The PRC’s Experience (20 min)
Mr. Xiaoping Jiao, Deputy Director General, Clean Development Mechanism Fund, Ministry of Finance, the PRC

The Experience of the Republic of Korea (20 min)
Dr. Hojun Lee, Director, PPP Division, Public and Private Infrastructure Investment Management Center, the Republic of Korea

Australia’s Experience (20 min)
Mr. Michael Schur, Managing Director, Castalia and former Secretary of the New South Wales Treasury, Australia

Question and Answer
11:15 – 12:15Panelists:

A Perspective from the Philippines (10 min)
Ms. Rina P. Alzate, Director, Project Development and Monitoring Facility Service, Philippines PPP Center

A Regional Perspective (10 min)
Mr. Seethapathy Chander, Special Senior Advisor (Infrastructure and PPP), ADB

Remarks from a PPP Advisor (10 min)
Mr. Seng Chee Lee, Partner, Capital Projects and Infrastructure, Pricewaterhouse Coopers

Lessons from the United Kingdom’s Experience (10 min)
Ms. Shirvine Zhang, Director Corporate Finance, KPMG Advisory (China) Limited

Question and Answer
12:15 – 14:00Lunch
14:00 – 15:30Session 2: The Enabling Environment: How can governments encourage PPPs?
Moderator: Mr. Ayumi Konishi, Director General, East Asia Department, ADB

This session will explore the enabling environment for PPPs with an emphasis on what governments need to do to encourage robust PPPs and ensure a strong deal flow. The need for PPP laws and strengthening of the broader regulatory framework will be examined. The reasons why many governments are increasing their financial participation in PPPs, and how they are doing this, will be explored. Government contributions, fiscal subsidies, and tax preferences will be discussed, along with ways that governments are structuring projects so they are more attractive to a broader group of investors. The potential risks of government participation will also be examined. The session will feature the experience of the India Infrastructure Financing Company Limited, which has financed 55 PPP projects with the help of $1.9 billion in support from ADB.

Presentations:
The India Infrastructure Finance Company Limited (25 min)
Mr. Sanjeev Ghai, Chief General Manager, India Infrastructure Financing Company Limited

Facilitating PPPs in Asia (15 min)
Mr. Seethapathy Chander, Special Senior Advisor (Infrastructure and PPP), ADB

Recent Australian Initiatives (15 min)
Mr. Michael Schur, Managing Director Castalia and former Secretary of the New South Wales Treasury, Australia

The Legal Aspects of PPP (15 min)
Ms. Ellen Zhang, Partner, Pinsent Masons

Question and Answer

15:30 – 16:00Tea/Coffee
16:00 – 17:00Session 2 (Continued): The Enabling Environment: How can governments encourage PPPs?
Moderator: Mr. Ayumi Konishi, Director General, East Asia Department, ADB

The session will offer further perspectives from the PRC and experience across Asia and the Pacific, drawing out key observations and suggestions. Contributions from the floor will be encouraged.

Panelists:
The PRC Government’s Procurement System Arrangements for Selecting a PPP Cooperation Agency (10 min)
Ms. Wang Ying, Director General, Office of Government Procurement Administration, Treasury Department, Ministry of Finance, the PRC

An Advisor’s Perspective (10 min)
Mr. Seng Chee Lee, Partner, Capital Projects and Infrastructure, Pricewaterhouse Coopers

A Perspective from South Asia’s Experience (10 min)
Mr. Cheolsu Kim, Lead Financial Specialist, South Asia Department, ADB

Observations on PPP Funds (10 min)
Mr. Craig Sugden, Principal PPP Specialist, East Asia Department, ADB

Question and Answer
18:00Dinner
TimeProgram
09:00 – 10:30Session 3: Finding the Right Institutional Arrangement for PPPs
Moderator: Mr. Seethapathy Chander, Special Senior Advisor (Infrastructure and PPP), ADB

This session will examine institutional arrangements for PPPs with an emphasis on PPP units. Case studies will be presented from the Philippines, Bangladesh, and Pakistan. Special attention will be paid to the roles and functions of PPP units and how they operate. The allocation of responsibilities for project screening and selection, preparation, implementation, and supervision will be explored. Approaches to ensuring coordination across sectors and levels of government, and the sources of success and potential hurdles, will be explored.

Presenters:
The Success of the Philippines PPP Center (20 min)
Ms. Rina P. Alzate, Director, Project Development and Monitoring Facility Service, Philippines PPP Center

The Experience of Bangladesh (20 min)
Mr. Syed Uddin, CEO, Bangladesh PPP Office

Pakistan’s Experience (20 min)
Mr. Mujtaba Shahneel, Director General, Finance Department, Sindh Public Private Partnership Unit, Pakistan

Lessons from the Republic of Korea’s Public and Private Infrastructure Investment Management Center (20 min)
Dr. Hojun Lee, Director, PPP Division, Public and Private Infrastructure Investment Management Center, the Republic of Korea

Question and Answer
10:30 – 11:00Tea/Coffee
11:00 – 12:00Session 3 (Continued): Finding the Right Institutional Arrangement for PPPs
Moderator: Mr. Seethapathy Chander, Special Senior Advisor (Infrastructure and PPP), ADB

The session will offer perspectives from the PRC, Mongolia and elsewhere, drawing out key observations and suggestions. Contributions from the floor will be encouraged.

Panelists:
Observations from an Emerging PPP Nation (10 min)
Mr. Bekhbat Sodnom, Director General, Department of Innovation and PPP, Ministry of Economic Development, Mongolia

Observations from the Experience of Central and West Asia (10 min)
Ms. Yesim Elhan-Kayalar, Principal Public Management Specialist, Central and West Asia Department, ADB

Remarks from the International Experience (10 min)
Mr. Trevor Lewis, Senior PPP Specialist, Office of PPPs, ADB

Institutional Arrangements for PPPs: Experience from the PRC and Other Countries (10 min)
Mr. Zhi Liu, Director, Lincoln Institute of Urban Development and Land Policy Research Center, Peking University

Question and Answer
12:00 – 14:00Lunch
14:00 – 15:30Session 4: Managing Fiscal Risks facing Central and Local Government
Moderator: Mr. Xiaolong Mo, Deputy Director General, Clean Development Mechanism Fund, Ministry of Finance, the PRC

This session will examine the fiscal risks that PPPs can bring and how they should be managed. Presenters will draw out the key actions required to ensure a fiscally sustainable PPP program. Good practices for evaluating projects, and identifying and allocating risks, will be discussed. The integration of PPP risk management within broader fiscal risk management, and ways of recognizing PPP liabilities within debt sustainability frameworks, will be also explored. The session will draw on insights from the PRC and international experience.

Presentations:
Local Government Debt, Fiscal Risk and Management Framework (20min)
Mr. Shangxi Liu, Director General, Research Institute for Fiscal Science, Ministry of Finance, the PRC

Best Practices from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (20 min)
Mr. Douglas Sutherland, Senior Economist and Head of US/Iceland Desk, Economics Department, Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development

The World Bank’s Framework for Managing Fiscal Commitments from PPPs (20 min)
Mr. Binyam Reja, Lead Transport Specialist/Cluster Leader for the PRC and Mongolia Transport Practice, Transport and Information Communications and Technology, World Bank

Question and Answer
15:30 – 15:45Tea/Coffee
15:45 – 16:30Session 4: (Continued): Managing Fiscal Risks facing Central and Local Government
Moderator: Mr. Xiaolong Mo, Deputy Director General, Clean Development Mechanism Fund, Ministry of Finance, the PRC

The session will offer views on options for strengthening the management of the fiscal risks of PPPs from Mongolia, Australia, and the international experience. Contributions from the floor will be encouraged.

Panelists:
Remarks from a PPP Center (10 min)
Mr. Syed Uddin, CEO, Bangladesh PPP Office

A Treasury Perspective (10 min)
Mr. Michael Schur, Managing Director Castalia and former Secretary of the New South Wales Treasury, Australia

A Perspective from a PPP Advisor (10 min)
Mr. Denzel Hankinson, Managing Director, DH Infrastructure

Question and Answer
16:30 – 17:00Closing Session
Moderator: Ms. Ying Wang , Director, Knowledge Cooperation and Technical Assistance Division, Department of International Economic and Financial Cooperation, Ministry of Finance, the PRC

Speakers:

  • Mr. Yingming Yang, Deputy Director General, Department of International Economic and Financial Cooperation, Ministry of Finance, the PRC

  • Mr. Ying Qian, Director, East Asia Department, ADB

TimeProgram
08:30Checkout, gather at Tangla Hotel lobby and departure
10:00 – 12:00Site Visit: Beijing Infrastructure Investment Company Limited
– Visit Traffic Control Centre
– Introduction and exchange: Beijing subway PPP project
12:00 – 13:00Lunch (in Beijing Infrastructure Investment Company Limited)
13:00Departure for airport
14:00 – 18:00Travel to Shanghai and check in at Renaissance Shanghai Caohejing Hotel
18:00Dinner (in Renaissance Shanghai Caohejing Hotel)
TimeProgram
09:00Gather at the hotel lobby and departure
09:30 – 11:30Site Visit: Shanghai Huadian Xinzhuang Industrial Park Gas-Driven CCHP Project
– Visit
– Introduction and exchange
12:00 – 13:00Lunch (in Renaissance Shanghai Caohejing Hotel)
13:15Departure
14:00 – 16:00Introduction and exchange: Shanghai Chengtou Corporation PPP Project
17:00Dinner (in Renaissance Shanghai Caohejing Hotel)
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