Public Private Partnership

Saturday, 06.10.2012 | 09:00 - 11:00 | Congress Centre 2

Organised by European Centre for Health Assets and Architecture (ECHAA)

Public procurement from the private sector: austerity, PPP and health service innovation

The economic crisis heralded an age of austerity in Europe. Four years on, economic futures look scarcely better. The origins of the crisis and the economic outlook need to be understood better for appropriate planning in healthcare. Meanwhile, pressures on health systems continue to grow. It is increasingly clear that the state will not be able to fund health systems as it has in the past. This includes the capital developments necessary to underpin new, integrated-care models of service delivery. Beyond existing Public–Private Partnership (PPP) models, innovative financial instruments and funding streams need to be developed. Health service innovation should therefore be supported by financial innovation. There is increasing interest in the role of pension and sovereign wealth funds in healthcare capital investment. New PPP forms could be part of the asset mix of such funds. Non-bank investors will be better equipped to take the longer-term perspective.

The aim of this workshop is to explore the nature and dimensions of these key issues for future European health infrastructure and systems funding, in light of the evolving economic landscape.


The economic crisis - where from and where to?

S Wright, Executive Director, European Centre for Health Assets & Architecture


Innovative capital financing options for Europe: ”European Project Bonds”

G del Bufalo, Senior Investment Officer, CASSA DEPOSITI E PRESTITI S.p.A. / INFRASTRUTTURE S.p.A.


The development of existing health PPP models, and the way ahead

J Barlow, Professor of Technology & Innovation Management, Imperial College Business School


Integrated healthcare models, role of the private sector and how to finance such models

A Durán, Director, Técnicas de Salud

Facilitated by

J Figueras, Director, European Observatory on the Health Systems and Policies

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