This 1-day practitioner-led, introductory course on 11 October in Amsterdam covers the fundamental concepts structured in a way to help participants understand how Project Finance, Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs), and private sector investment are implemented internationally, explaining regional and country differences in approach.

Overview of the Course

The programme has been specifically designed to ensure direct interaction with our expert senior trainer, as well as networking opportunities with like-minded practitioners.

  • Delegates will apply the fundamental concepts through a real case study brought to life by our senior practitioner from industry.
  • Following successful completion of this course delegates will be able to support project finance in their own organisations.
  • All forms of Project Finance investment are covered, including PPP, DBFO/DBFM, BOT and similar structures.


Course Agenda:

  • Overview of Project Finance and PPPs
  • Concepts, structures, players, benefits v issues, and acronyms
  • Risk in Project Finance and PPPs
  • Identifying the key risks, understanding their impact, and allocating them between the parties
    Key agreements in Project Finance and PPPs
  • Project and financing agreements
  • Current market developments in Project Finance and PPPs


Delegates will be able to:

  • Identify the key features of Project Finance​
  • Compare the differences and similarities between Project Finance and PPPs​
  • Recognise the key features of PPPs​
  • Appraise the benefits and issues of PPPs​
  • Summarise how the PPP model can evolve and the role that the government and private sector can play
  • Review different types of risk​
  • Compare approaches when dealing with risk​
  • Appraise the consequences of risk when they are not adequately identified​
  • Review key documents in PPP/Project Financing​
  • Appraise the main purpose and provisions of the key project documents​
  • Review key funding documents for a PPP project​
  • Appraise the main purpose and provisions of key documents​
  • Assess certain key funder considerations

Who Should Attend?

The Project Finance Fundamentals training course in Amsterdam is designed for:

  • Infrastructure professionals who are new to project finance, or at the early stages of their career
  • Experienced professionals who are joining or working in the industry from other sectors
  • Professionals who would like to learn the foundations of project finance or would like a refresh on the basics

Course details

Date: 11 Oct 2024

Location: Amsterdam

Hosted by: Arup, Naritaweg 118, 1043 CA Amsterdam, Netherlands

Format: In-person group training led by a practitioner(s)

Duration: 1-day


Registration: 8.30am – 9.00am
Course Starts: 9.00am
Course Finishes: 4.30pm
Networking: 4.30pm – 5.30pm

CPD Verified: 6 points

This course is also available in-house.

In House Training

IPFA Learning also delivers in house training for this course which is tailored to the needs of your organisation, in global locations

If you are planning team training for 2024/5, find out more about how we can help you:

  • We tailor the content and case studies to focus on the topics and issues relevant to your organisation
  • Your team can learn together, at a convenient time that suits you
  •  A cost-effective option if you have multiple employees needing to attend a course

Contact our Learning team for more details.

Meet our Trainer

Our courses are delivered by experienced practitioners, chosen for their relevance to the country and sectors involved.

Alex Yew
Independent Director / Advisor / Consultant

Alex Yew has more than 25 years of experience in law, banking, and investments. He has worked internationally on projects in Asia, UK, Europe, Australia, North America, and Latin America.

Alex is currently pursuing a plural/portfolio career focussing on Non-executive Director, Senior Advisor, Investment Committee and Consultant roles. He is a Non-executive Director and Senior Advisor for Europe with Plenary, the international infrastructure investor. He is also a Non-executive Director for GCP Infrastructure Investments Limited, a FTSE-250 listed investment trust focussed on infrastructure and energy debt investments. His most recent executive roles were as Senior Advisor and Senior Managing Director at John Laing, the international infrastructure and energy investor. During the 14 years he worked at John Laing, Alex held leadership roles in Project Finance, New Markets, Strategy, Partnerships, Latin America, and Europe. He was also a member of the senior leadership team and Investment Committee.

Prior to John Laing Alex was a Director in the infrastructure advisory team at CIBC World Markets in London and he was also a banker and lawyer in Southeast Asia. Alex has a law degree from the National University of Singapore and a Masters in Finance from London Business School.

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Course Fees

IPFA Member / Public Sector Rate: €895

Non-Member Rate: €1,070

Multiple Delegate Discount
Delegate discounts are available for group bookings.

This course is also available in-house.

Payment Terms:

Please complete the online booking form to register for this course. Once your registration has been approved by the IPFA Learning Team, an invoice will be raised and sent to you via email. All invoices will need to be settled prior to the course date. A joining instruction containing all course information will be sent 2 weeks before the start date. By registering for this training course, you are confirming that you are authorised by your organisation to attend. Please note IPFA is not responsible for obtaining your organisation’s internal approvals.


What our learning attendees think

‘It was a privilege to have attended this insightful course led by the brilliant Alex Yew who provided a fantastic insight into PPPs, Project Finance, and current market developments. Delving into the insights via first-hand case studies and networking with peers in the industry was particularly rewarding.’

Kahema Mungili, Clyde & Co

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