Funding and PPP

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  • United Arab Emirates



  • Introducing key concepts and principles of funding and PPP for a good public transport system and their potential contradictions
  • Discover different ways of building a funding strategy at the city level
  • Get a hold on what PPPs are and what are they key ingredients for their success
  • Learn about the different risk sharing mechanisms in different PPP models available
  • Learn from international best practice on the application of such tools
  • Apply the concepts and tools through didactic and dynamic workshops

Target Audience

  • Economists, financial experts, policy makers and project managers from public transport operators and authorities seeking to learn more about infrastructure investment and cost-effective approaches to operations
  • Companies and cities looking to introduce and apply new concepts such as Public Private Partnerships (PPP)
  • Third parties involved in the investment of capital projects and development of public transport systems (national and international banks, development agencies, private stakeholders, etc)
  • Professionals interested in obtaining a wider and international perspective on funding options and financial mechanisms and eager to learn more from international best practice
  • The course welcomes junior and senior participants worldwide

Case Studies from Harvard Business Publishing: inspiring case studies based on real public transport facts and situations and developed by world leading universities like the Harvard University



Day 1


9.00      Welcome & introduction


Session 1: Introduction to Financing & Funding


09.30    Session 2: Funding: Revenue Strategy and Management

  • Coverage rates
  • Fare regulation and adjustment, fare fraud
    • Fares Structures
    • Role of regulation and Fare adjustment mechanisms
    • Fare fraud
  • Can we use revenue management in public transport?
    • Why using pricing
    • Optimising revenues
    • Reducing congestion
    • Over-crowding
  • Non fare revenue – Secondary Income Sources to fund public transport
    • Role of advertisement and strategy
    • Different tools in place

10.45    Coffee break


11.15    Session 3: Funding: Earmarked taxes and levies

  • What is Earmarking?
  • Private car users
    • Tax fuels
  • Employers and businesses
    • Including businesses in the mix
    • Different tools
  • Property owners, land developers
    • Policies in place
    • Different tools


12.30    Lunch


13:30:   Session 4: Public Private Partnership (PPP) Model concept, main principles, Pros and Cons

  • Introduction to Public Private Partnership Model
  • PPP Policies and Project Selection Strategies for key public transport projects
  • Project Screening, Feasibility, and Structuring Techniques for public transport sector projects

15.30    Coffee break


16.00    Session 5: Public Private Partnership (PPP) Project Stages and Business Model

  • Establishment of Right Business Model, Different models used in public transport
  • Analysis of Partners, Risk Sharing between Partners
  • Project Procurement, Negotiation, and Monitoring of PPP Public Transport Projects
  • Project Financial Modelling and Credit Enhancement Techniques 



17.30    End of day 1


Day 2


09.00   Session 6: Funding: Access to finance


  • Overview of current trends
  • What is a good financing project
  • Different financing actors: institutional bodies, international agencies and private investment
  • The role of governmental bodies
  • The role of private financing
  • The role of international agencies

Explanation of different financing mechanisms (debt financing, joint development)

  • Overview of the different mechanisms
  • Overview of tools and new emerging tools (eg. green bonds)
  • Setting the preconditions (eg. credit rating)
  • Joint development


10.30    Coffee break


11.00    Session 7: Introduction to Case Study


1130:    Session 8 : How to finance the projects - how sufficient liquidity could be attracted?


12.30    Lunch break


13.30 Session 9: Local Host session 


15.30    Coffee break


16.00    Session 10: Case Study from Harvard Business Publishing (introduction)


17.30    End of day 2


Day 3


9.00     Session 11: Workshop, Group discussions and Case Studies


Case Study with cases from Harvard Business Publishing: The case will focus on Jakarta Bus Terminal


12.00    Conclusions and Certificates


12.30    Lunch


01:30  End of the programme


5% VAT excluded

Until 15/08/2018

After 15/08/2018


1210 €

1610 €

Member « developing nations »*

885 €

1175 €


1635 €

2170 €

Non-member « developing nations »*

1095 €

1465 €

Group UITP Member (4 or +)

1130 €

Group UITP Member (4 or +) « developing nations »*

830 €

Group UITP non Member (4 or +)

1520 €

Group UITP non Member (4 or +) « developing nations »*

1020 €

* Participants from developing nations benefit from a special discount. Check here the list of eligible countries.

To register online please click here or contact us: - Tel: +971 544113471

Participation fees include:

  • Training instruction
  • Lunches and coffee breaks
  • All training documents: Binder including all presentations and supporting documents; Access to all training material via UITP's electronic library Mobi+ (after the training)

Groups generally consist of 25 participants and are limited to about 30 in order to increase the learning experience and interaction during the programme. Places allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Practical information: 

Venue: Nad Al Sheba room, RTA Headquarters Umm Ramool Rashidiya, Duba - UAE




SINGLE  / DOUBLE             AED320



SINGLE / DOUBLE              AED220


-Rates are on per room per night basis

-Rates are inclusive of breakfast and internet

-Rates are inclusive of 10% service fee

-Rates are inclusive of 10% municipality fee

-Rates are subject to AED10 tourism dirham fee

-Rates are inclusive of  5% VAT

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