Are PPPs the way forward for construction, energy, health, education, infrastructure social, well being and other projects?
UCLAN hosted an industry day with industry and academic thought leaders on the 20th March to address this question. This formed the third day of a three-day PPP international conference in Preston, Lancashire, UK. Cover it Live blog for Days 1 and 2 now live here
In addition to hearing from keynote speakers John Lorimer (ex MCC, now JLO Innovations) and Dr. Sheila Farrell (Port Consultant and Visiting Professor, Imperial College London) there was opportunity to explore and discuss local, national and international PPP topics on a series of round tables. (see below)
However for those participating online – engage in an online discussion from 9.15 via twitter or the CIL blog
Virtual Roundtable Discussion: Current Position and Future of PPP
Comments were feed back into the room along with the other round table group discussions. Facilitator: Dr, Jennifer Doyle, UCLAN, UK @JDoyleCSD
Group 1: PPPs in general – Identifying projects suitable for structuring, financing and sustaining PPPs – to deliver superior value
Chair: Prof. Pekka Leviakangas, Finland; Note taking by: Martijn Van Den Hurk, University of Antwerp, Belgium; Live Blogging by: Renuka Takore, UCLAN, UK.
Group 2: Education, Health and other ‘Social Infrastructure’ PPP Projects
Chair: Mike Yarwood, Director, Navigant Consulting, Leeds, UK; Note taking by: Adrienne Yarwood, Lecturer, UCLAN, UK; Live Blogging by: Dr. Sachie Gunatilake, UCLAN, UK.
Group 3: Transport and other ‘Economic/ Physical Infrastructure’ PPP development
Chair: Prof. Rosario Macario, Lisbon Technical University, Portgal, Note taking by: Robert Argen, Lund University, Sweden; Live Blogging by: Jennifer Barrett, UCLAN, UK.@meme_cloud
Group 4: Nuclear and other specialised PPPs
Chair: David Atherton, Project Manager, WDA Project Limited, UK; Note taking by: Angela Vodden, Senior Solicitor at Barnsley MBC, UK; Live Blogging by: Ann Vanner, UCLAN, UK@annvanner
The Cover It Live blog from the Academic Days 1 and 2 can be read here: