Now in its 19th year, the Partnerships Awards is the largest event recognising and rewarding the best in PPP, providing in-depth updates on Public Private Partnerships projects across the globe. This year’s event attracted over 100 entries from the leading organisations and projects across the globe. The annual event welcomed over 700 people to celebrate the industry’s achievements over the past year, and all the winners were announced at the Hilton Park Lane in London, on 11 May 2017.
- Best Road Project: GOLD - D4/R7 Highway PPP, Slovak Republic
- SPV Management Company of the Year: GOLD – Cintra
Cintra´s experience in refinancing public infrastructure projects, the management of complex projects, and its coverage of all stages of a project have shown that the company is capable of achieving great milestones which we believe, will be proved with the Bratislava Bypass project as well.
´The high standard and quality of entries this year was demonstrated by the fact that, in several categories, the teams and projects were separated by only the smallest of margins, which gave our head judges plenty to think about when they met up to make the final decisions.
Perhaps the most striking feature of this year’s awards is the number of winners from different parts of the world, particularly in the projects categories. This again demonstrates the increasingly global nature of the PPP market and that so-called mature destinations no longer have a monopoly on what constitutes the best in class. Indeed, it is the projects and organisations from different parts of the world that are now proving to be the standard bearers for the PPP model and are the ones who, with new and challenging hurdles for investors to overcome, are proving to be the most agile and adept at changing the model to best meet their needs. This shifting dynamic perhaps presents a challenge to the more mature markets.´
Paul Jarvis, Managing Editor – Partnerships Bulletin