IV Infrastructure congress «Russian PPP week»
From March 28 to 31, 2017 the largest event for infrastructure development and public-private partnership – IV Infrastructure congress «Russian PPP week» – will be held in Moscow.
The event is organized by PPP Development Center with contribution of the specialized federal ministries and supported by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation, Agency for Strategic Initiatives and Russian Public Organization “Delovaya Rossia” (Business Russia). TASS News Agency is the primary media sponsor of the event. The partners and sponsors of the Russian PPP week include Sberbank of Russia, Gazprombank, Federal Centre for Project Finance, State Company “Avtodor”, PSJC Rostelecom, InfraONE, EY, KPMG and others.
More than 1,700 people take part in the congress every year. The Russian PPP week program includes three days of conference-program and one educational day. The representatives of the Ministry of Economic Development of Russia, the Ministry of Transport of Russia, the Ministry of Construction of Russia, the Ministry of Energy of Russia, the Ministry of Health of Russia, the State Duma of the Russian Federation participate in the agenda development.
Since 2016 The Russian PPP week is supported by the Government of the Russian Federation. Welcome address to the participants of the Congress was sent by Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev.
The congress covers all main infrastructure fields – transport (roads and railways, bridges and overpasses, airports and related transport infrastructure facilities), housing and communal services (water supply and water disposal, municipal solid waste management, beautification), energetics (electricity and heat generation and distribution) and social services (health care, education and social service institutions).
Business program of the event includes issues related to the strategic planning for infrastructure development at the federal, regional, state and municipal levels; attracting funding to the projects with low capital intensity and subsidy possibilities; systemic barriers that prevent replication of the best practices; Increasing the efficiency of public expenditures on infrastructure; project risk reduction.
One of the key events of the first day is presentation of the ranking of Russian regions by the level of PPP development. This ranking methodology is taken into account by the Government Методика рейтинга учитывается Правительством РФ in the evaluation of the governors’ investment performance. Ranking of PPP development is also a part of National rating of investment climate.
The second day of the congress is dedicated to the key aspects of PPP project implementation, such as project management in all stages of the life cycle, main legal and financial structuring issues, competitive selection procedures, project implementation monitoring and control. There will be discussions devoted to the perspectives of attracting extra budgetary funding to the development of industrial and agricultural infrastructure as well as implementation of PPP projects in IT. Traditional format of the Russian PPP week entails “stress tests” and open project presentations. This year, the third day of the congress is determined for consideration of projects in the road sector, rail transport, housing and communal services, social services etc. Also, regional representatives will be able to present project initiatives demanding refinement and attraction of financing. As a part of educational program of the Russian PPP week 2017 a training workshop “Financial and legal support at the beginning of PPP project” will be held.
Detailed program and registration are available at the official website of the event: p3week.ru.