Bridging the gap: Driving private investment in infrastructure provision

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An expert panel discuss infrastructure private investment models. What are the trends around the world? How do they impact on investment? How can we encourage more private finance into infrastructure? What is good practice for investment in greenfield infrastructure?

Panellists joining the discussion include:

Martin Haran: Professor of Real Estate and Urban Studies, University of Ulster

Professor of Real Estate and Urban Studies at the University of Ulster, Martin Haran has considerable knowledge of infrastructure investment markets, including Public-Private Partnership models both nationally and internationally as well as having access to key stakeholders. He is co-author of the MSCI Northern Ireland commercial property index and is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction.

Zhi Liu: Director at Peking University-Lincoln Institute Center for Urban Development and Land Policy. Senior Fellow and Director, China Program, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

Zhi Liu is a specialist in infrastructure and its financing. He is Director at Peking University-Lincoln Institute Center for Urban Development and Land Policy, and Senior Fellow and Director, China Program at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. Previously he was at the World Bank and had operational experience in East Asia and South Asia, where he managed investment lending projects in the infrastructure and urban sectors.

Matti Siemiatycki: Canada Research Chair in Infrastructure Planning and Finance, and Interim Director of the School of Cities, University of Toronto

Matti Siemiatycki’s work focuses on delivering large-scale infrastructure projects, PPPs, and the effective integration of infrastructure into the fabric of cities. He is a frequent media commentator on urban planning and infrastructure-related topics and served on the board of directors of the public agency Waterfront Toronto.

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