We talked today with Dr. Eyup Vural Aydin, the Chairman of the Istanbul PPP Center of Excellence and the Chair of Executive Committee of the Istanbul PPP Week since 2015.
Dr. Aydin, this year you are organizing already the 5th Istanbul PPP Week. Could you please tell us more about it?
Annual Istanbul PPP Week will be held on 2-5 November 2020. This year we are going virtual because of Covid-19. It’s a great opportunity to meet the world’s top PPP experts, high-level decision makers, heads of PPP Units, businessmen and representatives of the leading construction companies. The main topic of this year’s event is “Reshape PPP Together: Infrastructure Economy Beyond the Pandemic”.
This year the Istanbul PPP Week is going to be a virtual event. What are main changes and new formats?
-We will have interactive sessions. Participants will be able to ask questions to the experts and learn more about the PPP projects. One of the features is that we will have special discussion rooms where experts can gather separately from the other participants. Also heads of PPP Units from the entire world will present their project pipelines and this will be a great chance for private companies to learn about forthcoming opportunities.
What international organizations will be speaking at the conference this year?
Our speakers are from the government authorities of various countries and representatives of the following organizations: Ministry of Trade of Turkey, Global Infrastructure Facility, EBRD, IsDB, IFC, IMF, OECD Infrastructure forum, GIHub, Meridiam, DEIK, Istanbul PPP COE and many others.
We are inviting all PPP practitioners and experts to this gathering of PPP community. This year at the event, we will start to our new “PPP Talks” project as well.
Interview by Natalia Korchakova-Heeb, Founder PPPHealth4All