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Understanding PPP Mechanisms for Investing in Latin America: A Knowledge Exchange and Policy Dialogue

Part of the Governance Week on Natural Resources and Infrastructure

Santiago, Chile - 7 Nov 2016

Description

There is a growing interest in the global involvement of direct investment and infrastructure financing originating from China that would not go unnoticed in Latin America and the Caribbean, and given that this region faces the challenge of overcoming its infrastructure gap in a scenario with a scarcity of public resources and budget constraints, these capital and human talent flows are considered an opportunity that should be funneled through the creation of public-private partnerships (PPPs) to capture efficiency and innovativeness from private management under a synergistic regulation of the public sector.

It is in this context that ECLAC, in coordination with the Center for China-Latin America Management Studies, organizes a meeting between representatives of the private sector in China and experts from the public sector and multilateral agencies acting in Latin America. The aim of the event is to provide a framework which will focus on the important role and main challenges of PPP in financing infrastructure in Latin America and the Caribbean, and to promote the dialogue among the parties in order to overcome the constraints to development of these partnerships within a comprehensive and sustainable vision.

 

 

Programme

 

8.30 – 9.00

Registration

9.00 – 9.30

Welcome Address

Ms. Alicia Bárcena Ibarra, Executive Secretary, ECLAC

Ms. Taotao Chen, Professor & Director of the Center for China-Latin America Management Studies, Tsinghua University (TSCCLA)

Session A

Infrastructure Investment and PPP in Latin America: regional experience and lessons learned

 

Moderator: Ms. Azhar Jaimurzina, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Division, ECLAC

9.30 – 10.00

Current situation and challenges for the infrastructure investment in Latin America and the Caribbean and PPP mechanism’s future role in infrastructure financing

Mr. Ricardo J. Sánchez, Officer in Charge, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Division, ECLAC

10.00 – 10.45

Road concessions in Chile

Mr. Eduardo Abedrapo Bustos, Concessions Coordinator, Ministry of Public Works, Chile

Q&A  // Discussion

 

10.45-11.00

 

Coffee break

11.00 – 11.45

Main implementation issues for PPP in infrastructure: experiences and lessons learned

Mr. Particio Rozas Balbotín, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Division, ECLAC

Q&A  // Discussion

11.45 – 12.30

PPP in Infrastructure: the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) perspective

Mr. Patricio Mansilla, Specialist Integration and Transport Infrastructure, IADB

Q&A  // Discussion

12.30 – 13.00

Concluding remarks: main issues for PPP implementation in Latin America

Ms. Azhar Jaimurzina, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Division, ECLAC

Session B

Private - Public Dialogue on PPP investment in infrastructure in Latin America

 

Moderator:  Ms. Taotao Chen, Professor & Director of Center for China-Latin America Management Studies, Tsinghua University (TSCCLA)

14.30 – 16.00

Interactive Discussion: Key issues and challenges for investing in Latin America: the foreign investors and governments perspective

Panelists:

Mr. Gerson Martínez, Minister of Public Works, Transport, Housing and Urban Development, El Salvador

Mr. Eduardo Abedrapo Bustos, Concessions’ Coordinator, Ministry of Public Works, Chile

Ms. Estela de la Guardia, Director of Special Projects, Ministry of Public Works, Panama

Ms. Cintia Arruda, Coordinator for International Investments, Ministry of Planning, Development and Management, Brazil

Ms. Azhar Jaimurzina, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Division, ECLAC

Mr. Patricio Mansilla, Specialist Integration and Transport Infrastructure, IADB

Mr. Yunyi Zhu, Director in Chile, China Development Bank Corporation

Mr. Jing Yang, Director in South America, The Export-Import Bank of China

Mr. Zhitao Zhang, Senior Project Manager, China Harbour Engineering Co. Ltd.

Mr. Zongyue Xi, Senior Project Manager, State Grid Brazil Holding S.A.

16.00 – 17.00

Group or One-to-One Discussions (if required or necessary):

Participants: Private sector, Governments

17.00 – 17.30

Closing of the Event

07/11/2016

  • 09:30 to 13:00
    Sesión A: Inversión en infraestructura y APP en América Latina aprendidas
    Auditorio Raúl Prebisch
    • Ricardo J. Sanchez
      Situación actual y desafíos de la inversión en infraestructura y el futuro rol de las APP en el financiamiento de la infraestructura
      Azhar Jaimurzina
      Los principales temas en la implementación de las APP en América Latina y el Caribe
      Patricio Mansilla
      APP en Infraestructura: La Perspectiva del BID
      Patricio Rozas
      Las Asociaciones Públicas Privadas (APP) como mecanismo de inversión en América Latina: experiencias, mejores prácticas y un diálogo político

10/11/2016

  • 14:30 to 17:30
    Sesión B: Dialogo Público-Privado sobre la inversión en APP en infraestructura en América latina y el Caribe
    Auditorio Raúl Prebisch
Semana de la Gobernanza
7 Nov 2016
Meetings and technical symposiums
Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
Dag Hammarskjold 3477
Santiago
Chile
Open participation

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