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Action filled month for PFI and MTBS with Training and Conference

Port Investment & PPP Training – London

On 13, 14 and 15 June, Port Finance International (PFI) organised the Port Investment & PPP Course in London. The course provided the participants with an overview of a full cycle port investment assessment. Steps in this assessment are connected to the relevant stages of port investments: strategy formulation, project valuation, transaction, documents / procedures and investment financing.

Among the participants were Managers from terminal operators, port authorities, financial investors, engineering firms and contractors.

MTBS provided the trainers Robert Schot (Manager) and Reinout Polders (Senior Consultant). This course was proudly hosted by JLT.

PFI Conference – Rio de Janeiro – A New Era in Brazil’s Ports & Terminals

PFI returned to Rio on 21 – 22 June 2017 to shine the spotlight on the status of the country’s port and terminal developments, and their impact on the national economy. Where are investments being focused, and what are the effects of these investments on Brazil’s beleaguered economy? What factors will influence these developments, such as the role of politics and the knock-on impact of current trends and merging alliances in the shipping market. What is the outlook for the country’s trade and what role do Brazil’s ports and terminals have in this?

PFI Rio 2017 brought port finance, maritime, transport, infrastructure and industrial experts together to assess the challenges and opportunities of Brasil’s promising maritime and port market outlook.

Robert Schot, Manager at MTBS, presented during the PFI Conference to advocate the need for succesful port PPPs in Brazil’s developing port sector.