This 1-day practitioner-led, introductory course on 7 October in Riyadh 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 Riyadh 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: 7 October 2024

Location: Riyadh

Hosted by: KPMG, KPMG Tower, Roshn Front, Airport Road, P.O.Box 92876, Riyadh 11663, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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

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.

Looking for a Trainer

We are looking for a local member or industry practitioner in the region to deliver this course.

To learn more, please get in touch with our Learning Team.

We are building a network of international trainers and case study speakers to join our Faculty and deliver our educational programmes.

We are looking for members and industry practitioners globally to help us achieve our mission to empower infrastructure professionals to unlock their potential as individuals, teams and across organisations with the aim of benefitting the IPFA member community and our industry overall.

More information about our Learning Faculty can be found here.



Course Fees

IPFA Member / Public Sector Rate: £795 / $1,025 USD
Non-Member Rate: £950 / $1,225 USD

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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