DCF successfully held its 3-day Project Finance public seminar on February 17, 24 and March 3, 2018 at the UP Professional Schools, Bonifacio Global City (UP BGC).
Being DCF’s first public seminar in UP BGC, day 1 started with a ceremonial launch graced by the presence of Dr. Conchita Manabat (President of DCF), Dr. Erlinda Echanis (former Dean of UP VSB) and Mr. Edwin Fernandez (former President of FINEX).
Day 1’s seminar proper was handled by Dr. Joel Yu (former Chief Regulator of MWSS). He discussed the basics of Capital Budgeting, Cost of Capital and Capital Structure.
Day 2 was taken over by PPP Project Development Service Director Lawrence Velasco with the following topics: Intro to Project Finance, Corporate Finance vs. Project Finance, Infrastructure and PPP, Risk Allocation and Identification, Risk Mitigation and Cash Flow Analysis.
Day 3 had 2 speakers with BDO Capital President Ed Francisco discussing Sources of Project Financing in the morning and PPP Director Lawrence Velasco tackling a Project Finance case in the afternoon.
There were 28 participants and some of the feedback were as follows:
“I like how insights are specific to industries where Project Finance is relevant or useful. It is also helpful that the speaker is well-exposed to cases relevant in Project Finance.”
“I’m happy that the speaker consciously explained the concepts in layman’s terms. Everything made sense this time. Thank you for accommodating non-finance people like me. I’m glad he’s coming back next week for exercises.”
“Lecturers were great! Both of them provided practical examples in Project Finance. The actual experiences shared by Ed Francisco were one for the books.”