Public Private Partnerships Workshop: Exploring a research agenda and celebrating a new partnership



Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) are increasingly being used around the world to fund, construct and manage a wide range of physical and social infrastructure projects in a way that alleviates economy-related problems caused by government capital deficits and efficiency-related problems attributable to value for money. In China, PPPs have become a key pillar of the 2014 ‘New National Urbanization Plan’. From mega projects associated with the Belt and Road initiative, massive residential developments and large scale transportation links through to the construction of local infrastructure and transportation hubs, both governments and the private sector are coming together in China to create numerous new opportunities for business and urban renewal. At the same time, much more understanding is needed on how to maximise the returns to government and companies from Chinese PPP projects, and how such projects are managed successfully.


  • Date: October 25th (Thursday)
  • Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm
  • Venue: XJTLU Museum (CB123W)
  • Event Contact: Dr Sophie Sturup ([email protected]) Urban Planning and Design


This event commences with a signing ceremony celebrating our new partnership between Bridata Ltd and XJTLU, followed by a discussion about the current research interests and research methods of participants with a view to exploring and identifying new collaborative opportunities. This will be followed by a discussion of the resources, commitment and expertise needed to leverage maximum advantage in this collaborative research agenda.


  • Dr Joon Sik Kim
    Head of the Department of Urban Planning and Design
  • Mr. Guangrui Xiao
    Co-founder and CEO of Bridata
  • Dr Jingfeng Yuan
    Executive Deputy Director of the PPP International Research Center, Southeast University
  • Dr Wei Xiong
    Assistant professor of Department of Public Administration, Tongji University
  • Mr. Guidong Zhang
    Longyuan Construction Company