Bezen & Partners
NSW Trade and Investment
DEPI Capital Projects
Invest in Finland
FS - UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance
As founder and Chairman of the International Project Finance Association (IPFA), I have the honour and privilege of leading an organisation which has become the project finance industry's global trade association.
We are dedicated to promoting and representing the interests of private sector companies and public sector organisations involved in Project Finance and Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) throughout the world.
As an international, independent, not-for-profit association, established in 1998, the IPFA aims to raise awareness and understanding about project finance and PPPs and their crucial role in infrastructure and economic development.
The principal objectives of the IPFA are to encourage networking and dialogue between the public and private sector, to provide up-to-date information on best practice, industry trends and new developments that can be immediately applied to projects. This is achieved through a continuous programme of industry meetings, workshops, consultations and roundtables throughout the year, all of which are free of charge for members.
The IPFA website is a valuable resource for our members and ensures that they keep up-to-date with the very latest developments within the industry from around the world. Members regularly contribute reviews, press releases and articles to us and we are happy to show case their work to other members.
The IPFA performs research through the establishment of working committees and steering groups to examine key issues and concerns facing the industry and to produce recommendations and responses to consultation papers.
The IPFA also designs and conducts training programmes for governments, public sector bodies and private sector companies across the world; the association supports universities and business schools with their introduction of project finance into graduate and post graduate courses.
Successfully achieving these objectives since 1998 has not only built political support for project finance and increased public awareness regarding the vital role that project finance can play in seeking more cost effective ways to provide essential economic infrastructure services; it has also created a truly integrated working relationship between the IPFA, the private sector and governments both at local level and on a global scale.
We are here to serve the project finance industry and welcome any of your queries.
Global Executive Chairman
IPFA Australia: Melbourne: Transportation – Financing Victoria’s Freight Future *Postponed*
IPFA Europe: Milan: Gas Distribution in Italy: New Rules, New Tenders, New (Bond) Financings: New opportunities
IPFA West Africa: Lagos: Urban Infrastructure- PPP Lessons from the International Community for Nigeria and Africa
IPFA Middle East: Qatar: Opportunities & Trends in PPP in Qatar and in the Gulf Region
IPFA South Africa: Johannesburg: Future Leaders Network (FLN): “Africa is open for business” - How are you positioning yourself to capitalise on Africa’s diverse business opportunities?