Seminar on British best practices in a public private partnership

A seminar discussing best practices in public-private partnerships was held on March 3rd at the British Consulate in São Paulo. The event, organized by the British Mission in Brazil, was attended by 150 participants, including public and private representatives from different regions in Brazil.

The seminar’s opening session featured the United Kingdom consul in São Paulo, Joanna Crellin; the director of CAF Brazil, Victor Rico; São Paulo’s State Secretary of Partnerships and Innovation, Karla Bertocco; the director of Arup’s Brazil office, Ricardo Pittella; the executive secretary of the PPP Network, Rogério Princhak; and the director of LSE, Adam Austerfield.

The SP Infra Project, a guide on the best British practices in PPPs, was presented at the Prosperity Fund Projects in PPPs panel. São Paulo’s State Secretary of Partnerships and Innovation, Karla Bertocco, Arup’s Alexander Jan and Henry C. Chan, and FGV’s Fernanda Meireles presented on preparing São Paulo State Government infrastructure projects based on Britain’s expertise in PPPs.

Arup’s City Economics group co-leader, Alexander Jan, also spoke at a Best Practices and Case Studies in PPPs panel. He presented case studies exploring how British expertise in PPPs can be applied in the local market. Speakers from several countries such as Colombia, Uruguay, Peru, and Venezuela, as well as the United Kingdom, also presented an overview of PPP models and how they are applied in their respective countries.

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