Founded in 1955, the Brazilian Association of Infrastructure and Basic Industries (ABDIB) is a private non-profit business association. Its main mission is to contribute to Brazilian economic and social development through infrastructure and basic industry investments. In addition, ABDIB works to strengthen the competitiveness of companies that provide goods and services for infrastructure and basic industries. It also collaborates with public and private agents in the search of solutions and to expand Brazilian companies' share in the global infrastructure market.

ABDIB is home to a wide range of public and private companies which take part of all stages of engineering projects (structuring,financing and operating), including public service concessionaires, equipment manufacturers, services companies - such as engineering and law firms, major infrastructure users, private equity funds, insurance companies, financing and consultancy companies, among others.

Currently, more than a hundred companies are members of ABDIB, hailing from areas such as electric power, oil and natural gas, transportation, water and sanitation, telecommunications, and basic industries.

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LSE Enterprise

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is one of the world's leading educational institutions and is a world renowned center for its research and teaching that mainly focus on the full spectrum of social, political and economic sciences. Among its professors, students, and employees, the LSE is home to 18 Nobel Prize winners and 37 world leaders from across the globe.

LSE Enterprise is the commercial arm of the LSE, structuring executive education, consulting and applied research projects using LSE experts and academics in more than 80 countries.

Active in Brazil since 2012, the LSE Enterprise has excelled in the elaboration and implementation of institutional cooperation programs with both public and private organizations, Brazilian and international, as well as training and technical education programs. LSE also acts as a strategic advisor to governments.

Particularly successful in the areas of Public-Private Partnerships, concessions, economic regulation, and public policy and management, the LSE Enterprise has been a valuable link to foster trade, collaboration and exchange of experiences between Brazil and the United Kingdom.

LSE Enterprise also takes part of the MBA PPP and Concessions, the first Postgraduate course in the world focused on PPPs and concessions, covering the entire cycle of infrastructure projects. Regarded as a very successful program, MBA PPP students participate of an International Module that takes place in London, being trained and certified by the LSE.

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