Are you thinking about entering the Czech or other Central European PPP markets???

Using a scenario-based set up, this workshop will assess a Czech PPP project and examine a range of "soft" problem solving techniques prior to dealing with "hard" finance issues as addressed at the "Financing Options for Partnerships" conference.

About the workshop leader:

Jakub Slavik, MBA, is a Czech business consultant and management trainer with British qualification and twelve years working experience in railways, now the Technical Director in the consulting company PRO-SERV and a member of the Czech PPP pilots and the related promotional activities since 1999.

About the company:

PRO-SERV, formerly the Czech office of the UK based Atkins Group, provides specialised engineering and management consultancy for transport, utilities and other public sector clients in the Czech Republic and other CE countries, connecting its international background with deep local knowledge. As engineering consultants, PRO-SERV are involved in the most advanced Czech PPP pilot projects in preparation.

Workshop programme

13:00 Registration & Coffee

13:30 Case Study: AirCon/ Prague Airport Rail Link - Introduction to the problem

Jakub Slavik

Jakub Slavik, Consultant, Pro-Serv

  • How can a PPP project be influenced by the service markets and the cultural , political and business environment?
  • 14:15 Analysing the project business environment

    Jakub Slavik

    Jakub Slavik, Consultant, Pro-Serv

  • What are the project stakeholders and stakeholder groups?
  • What are the expectations and interests?
  • What are their mutual relations?
  • How powerful are they?
  • 15:00 Afternoon Tea

    15:30 Managing the project business environment

    Jakub Slavik

    Jakub Slavik, Consultant, Pro-Serv

  • What are the driving and restrictive forces?
  • How a stakeholder map and other mgt. tools can help us?
  • What are the management strategies towards different stakeholder groups?
  • 16:15 Case Study: AirCon/Prague Airport rail Link - Management strategy for the successful project preparation

    Jakub Slavik

    Jakub Slavik, Consultant, Pro-Serv

  • Defining the project management strategy and the targets
  • Defining the stakeholder management tactics
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    17:00 Questions & Answers, Close of Workshop

    Jakub Slavik

    Jakub Slavik, Consultant, Pro-Serv


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