Leading PPP Americas conference on Public-Private Partnerships in Punta del Este, Uruguay, on April 13-15 emphasizes on the options for increasing infrastructure investment.
As infrastructure investment in Latin America and the Caribbean could not reach the expectation constantly, senior officials met on PPPAmericas Conference to search for a way out how to revive investment through public-private partnerships.
Registration for the conference, held every two years in a different country. Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), a member of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group, the Ministry of Economy and Finance and National Development Corporation of Uruguay organized the event with a focus on the latest trends in public-private partnerships (PPPs) in Latin America and the Caribbean.
This year’s conference theme was Scale and Credibility: Taking PPPs to the Next Level. The issues discussed comprised make PPPs more fiscally sustainable and transparent, how to select better projects, improve on the recent generation of PPP laws and regulations across the region, and deal with a surge in unsolicited proposals.
Two regional reports launched during the conference: the 2014 Infrascope, which discussed about the capacity of Latin American and Caribbean countries to assemble private investment in infrastructure through PPPs, and Smart Mobility PPPs in Latin America, which enlightened the fact of another innovative means of transportation, such as rapid transit buses and bicycles, among others.
PPPAmericas 2015 presented an excellent platform to both government and private-sector representatives to improve skills, share knowledge, start relationships with potential partners, and acquire knowledge about the development of new PPP models in the region.