27-29 September, 2021 (9am – 5pm Daily)
Eko Convention Center

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The masterclass will provide participants with an overview of a full-cycle port investment assessment. Steps in this assessment are connected to the relevant stages of port investments: Strategy Formulation, Project Valuation, Transaction Documents/ Procedures and Investment Financing. The positions of the relevant stakeholders in port- and terminal development are covered thoroughly, including Governments, Port Authorities, Terminal Operators, Shipping Lines, Equity Investors and Banks. Participants are provided with a step-by-step approach to prepare the most suitable Public Private Partnership structure, a Business Case, Concession Contract and a Financing Scheme


  • Executives (Private)
  • Policy Makers (Public)
  • Managers and staff, members of public involved in port and terminal developments (both entry level and mid-management)



Dr. Patrick Uyttendaele

Dr. Uyttendaele was Director at MTBS until 2015 and presently acts as Senior Partner of MTBS. He holds an MBA and Ph.D applied economics at the Free University Brussels were he has taught Multinational Corporate Investment, International Finance and Project Management. Before, Dr. Uyttendaele worked for PLI, PwC and IBM Business Consulting for 33 years and has built up a substantial and global network of contacts in the port and maritime industry. He also developed major expertise, scientific and technical skills in the ports and maritime industry related to Port Feasibility Studies, PPP, Port Strategy, Restructuring, Privatization, Project and Corporate finance. In January 2007 he joined MTBS where he offers worldwide his services as an expert in the field of feasibility studies, transactions, financial and project advice with regard to PPP investments in infrastructure and suprastructures, including financing structures, logistics aspects and macroeconomic analysis.

Mr. Schot

Mr. Schot is Senior Manager for MTBS and is specialized in the fields of port transactions, financial modelling, economic impact analysis, business case analysis, project finance and PPP structuring. He has gained experience through numerous port and shipping related projects executed in the Netherlands and worldwide, including Canada, Croatia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Estonia, Georgia, Egypt, Madagascar, Liberia, Niger, Nigeria, Somalia, United Arab Emirates, Maldives and South Pacific islands. For public authorities, he has been involved in the preparation and implementation of various large port privatisation deals. Main services provided are related to the structuring of the transaction and procurement strategy, preparation of tender documents, bid evaluations and advising clients in their negotiations with private bidders. Also on behalf of private companies, he assisted clients in the preparation of their bids, with a focus on financial modelling and financial engineering services. Besides transaction/financial advisory skills, specific experience was acquired in the field of structuring and developing port concession contracts, defining optimal risk allocation schemes, project bankability assessments and commercial/financial due diligences. Mr Schot is also an experienced Port PPP trainer and has provided various training courses to port specialist both in the Netherlands as well as abroad. Mr Schot has obtained a university degree in Business Administration (MSc.) at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands. He also passed Level 1 of the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) Exam


Mr. De Gruijter

Mr. De Gruijter is a Senior Consultant at MTBS and has extensive experience with port advisory projects. His main expertise is focused on financial and economic valuation of port (PPP) projects. Mr. de Gruijter is a financial modeler, trained in accordance with the FAST Standard. He also passed Level 1 of the AFM (Advanced Financial Modeller) Exam. Mr. de Gruijter is a trained financial modeller and has been involved in multiple major Port Transaction Projects. Mr. de Gruijter is currently involved in MTBS’ transaction mandates in Angola (Luanda), Seychelles (Port Victoria) and Bermuda (Hamilton). Previously he has been involved in transaction mandates in Ghana (Takoradi), Spain (Valencia), Belgium (Antwerp) and Egypt (Abu Tartour). Mr. de Gruijter has performed multiple assignments in Nigeria for private and public parties of which one of the most recent was: “Nigerian Ports Authority Port Concession Methodology Assistance”.

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