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Central and Eastern Europe Public Private Partnerships Infrastructure Forum

September 24, 2013 - Example Author - News Briefs

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Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries are in chronic need of improved infrastructure and the private sector must play an important role in ensuring it is provided.

Poland has stood resolute through the economic crisis, however this stalwart of economic growth in Eastern Europe is showing signs of stress. With the sovereign debt crisis still overshadowing European governments, it is more important than ever to keep public spending under control. Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) are not a “one-size-fits-all” approach, however they offer an alternative mechanism for delivering public infrastructure projects.

On October 16-17 2013 in Warsaw Poland, there will be a high-level forum which will connect public and private sector stakeholders from the CEE region with international experts, in order to discuss the viability of the outlined infrastructure projects, offer best practice support and identify new cooperative opportunities. Focus sectors include Transport, Energy, Environmental and Social Infrastructure. Countries discussed include Belarus, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Ukraine and the Baltic States.

Despite apparent need and ambitions for infrastructure development in CEE, there are a number of serious obstacles impeding project delivery, for example: complex legal frameworks, limited institutional capacity, misunderstanding or misuse of the PPP concept, inconsistent and unfair risk sharing obligations, and lack of political will.

Hosted by E.E.L. Events Ltd, the 2013 forum will address these obstacles and offer an in-depth analysis of CEE infrastructure development plans. Speakers and participants will include National and Local government, infrastructure funds, financiers and sponsors, construction firms and concessionaires, regional advisors and legal firms.

For full event information and if you are interested in participating in this event as a delegate, speaker or sponsor please contact Aga Pawlowska for more information: aga.pawlowska@eelevents.co.uk or +44 (0) 207 275 8020 or visit: http://www.eelevents.co.uk/cee_ppp_infrastructure_2013/

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