Events

2015:

International Conference: Public Perceptions of Public-Private Partnerships
Dr. Eoin Reeves of the Privatisation and PPP Research Group at the University of Limerick co-organised an international conference on PPP with Cornell University and the Universitat de Barcelona.  The conference titled Public Perceptions of Public-Private Partnerships will be held in New York City on September 15-16th.  This was the fourth in a series of conferences on PPP that commenced in 2012.  Previous conferences were held at the Copenhagen Business School, Sauder Business School, University of British Columbia and Monash University in Melbourne. Follow-up conferences will be held at the University of Antwerp in 2016 and the University of Limerick in 2017.

Click here for more detailed information on the conference and the programme of speakers.
 

2013:

Seminar: The Challenges of PPP in Turbulent Times

Wednesday May 29th 2013, Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick

The ‘Stimulus Plan’ announced by the Irish Government in July 2012 places Public Private Partnerships at the heart of plans for national economic recovery.  The majority of projects earmarked for investment under the €2.25bn plan will be procured under PPP.  However, mobilising a renewed wave of PPP procurement in Ireland will be challenging for reasons such as constraints on the availability of private finance and the complexities of procurement under PPP. 

The Challenges of PPP in Turbulent Times seminar brought together academics, public sector procurers and private sector participants to explore the challenges involved in a new wave of PPP procurement in Ireland.  The seminar was jointly hosted by the Privatisation and PPP Research Group at the University of Limerick of Limerick and the Cornell Program in Infrastructure Policy at Cornell Univeristy, USA. 

Speakers on the day included:
Prof. Rick Geddes, Cornell University, USA [click here for presentation slides];
Dr. Edgar Morgenroth, Economic and Social Research Institute [click here for presentation slides];
Mr. Brian Murphy, Chief Executive, National Development Finance Agency [click here for presentation slides];
Dr. Eoin Reeves, University of Limerick [click here for presentation slides].

To view more details on the event click here.

2011:

Launch of Privatisation in Ireland: Lessons from a European Economy

Privatisation in Ireland: Lessons from a European Economy co-authored by Dónal Palcic and Eoin Reeves was officially launched by the Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan, and the President of the University of Limerick, Prof. Don Barry, on June 8th 2011 at the Royal Irish Academy in Dublin. Pictures from the event can be found here.