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Following on from the success of last year’s Public Private Partnerships in Germany conference we are once again bringing together the international specialists within the field of public procurement and tackling the issues that matter. PPP in Germany offers a unique opportunity to hear from the key players from both the private and public sector. This event gives you the opportunity to join the sector early and to strategically align your company for optimum success.

Keynote Addresses by:
Brigadier General Bieling, Special Adviser on Rationalization, Ministry of Defence
Dr Foerster, Project Controller, Ministry of Co-operation & Development
Armin Keppel, Head of Division, Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Housing

Our programme includes:

  • Case studies on the Rostock Toll Road project, the Berlin - Brandenberg International Airport, German Waste Water Projects, the British Embassy and German Stadiums
  • A range of critical issues including, German Governments involvement in PPP, with presentations from:
    • Ministry of Defence
    • Ministry of Co-operation and Development
    • Ministry of Transport, Building and Housing
  • Incorporating financial structures, problems encountered and solutions found during past projects and future opportunities within the German Market
  • Drinks reception with the opportunity to network with all participants and delegates
Please register now to guarantee your place at this important conference.

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Dr Wolfgang Buchholz

Dr Wolfgang Buchholz, Partner, Luther Willma Buchholz Baierlein Nierer

9:10 MINISTRY OF CO OPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT

Dr Foerster

Dr Foerster, Project Controller, Ministry of Co-operation & Development

  • Assessing the need for private sector funding
  • Key aims of financing projects with private funds
  • Structures of development assistance and possibilities for PPP
  • Overview of existing PPP Projects
  • Experiences with PPP Projects: Problems and Chances
  • Increasing responsibilities of the private sector in the society
  • 9:40 CASE STUDY

    Mr Albrecht Glaser

    Mr Albrecht Glaser, City Counsellor for Finance, Frankfurt City

  • Privatisation of organisations opposed to Public Private Partnerships
  • The legal limits, Change of Accountancy methods and the speed of decisions
  • Overview of PPP projects in the City of Frankfurt
  • Features of PPP
  • The use of external advice, maximising value for money and raising capital
  • Future opportunities for PPP in Frankfurt
  • 10:20 AN INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECT DEVELOPER’S VIEW OF PPP

    Roland Balscher-Rester

    Roland Balscher-Rester, Assistant Manager, Philipp Holzmann

  • Germany’s road infrastructure, status and investments
  • Governments approach to private financing
  • Experience of projects developers
  • Privatisation concept of the construction industry
  • Present activities of the Ministry of Transport
  • Business opportunities
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 IMPLEMENTING PPP’s

    Richard Millward

    Richard Millward, Director, Dresdner Kleinwort Benson

  • Achieving political support
  • Driving the public sector through the bidding process
  • Maximising private sector competition
  • Reducing the cost of finance and achieving financial close
  • 12:00 CASE STUDY - FINANCING INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS THROUGH PPP

    Dirk O Söhngen

    Dirk O Söhngen, Vice President, Deutsche Bank

  • Background to the projects so far
  • Analysis of the need for private funding in German infrastructure
  • Typical financial structures for road and rail projects
  • Problems encountered and solutions found
  • Opportunities for further infrastructure through PPP
  • 12:40 Lunch

    13:40 NEW BRITISH EMBASSY FOR BERLIN

    Detlef Knob

    Detlef Knob, Director, Bilfinger and Berger

  • An overview of the project
  • Challenges of processing a British project in Germany
  • Practical problems and solutions found on the Berlin Embassy project
  • Issues raised during construction
  • Analysis of the situation once the project was completed
  • 14:20 BERLIN-BRANDENBURG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

    Michael Pieper

    Michael Pieper, Managing of Project Planning, Gesellschaft Schönefeld

  • An overview of this ambitious airport project
  • The differences between privatisation and the chosen Public Private Partnerships route
  • Subsequent effects on the German Federal law
  • Establishing transparent procurement procedures
  • The actual procurement process explained
  • Lesson learnt and practical advice to be given
  • 15:00 CASE STUDY

    Armin Keppel

    Armin Keppel, Head of Division, Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Housing

  • The situation in the early 1990’s
  • The operator model on the basis of Private Sector Funding of Trunk Road Construction Act of 1994
  • Problems encountered and solutions found
  • Overview of current projects
  • Future Proposals
  • 15:40 Afternoon Tea

    16:00 PPP FINANCING FOR THE EUROPEAN HIGH SPEED RAIL NETWORK

    Tom Barrett

    Tom Barrett, Director, European Investment Bank

  • Structure of public private financing of the PBKAL high speed network
  • An outline of the Dutch high speed line project
  • Minimising the cost of capital for rail
  • Ensuring value for money for both the public and private sector in rail
  • Overview of the European Investment Bank’s PPP financing
  • 16:30 CASE STUDY - NEW WAYS OF UTLISING PPP

    Dr Jan-Dirk Verwey

    Dr Jan-Dirk Verwey, Director, ABN AMRO BANK

  • Overview of the stadium projects using private financial funding
  • Private financial opportunities of the stadium project
  • Analysis of the risks associated with the projects in Germany
  • Good investment criteria
  • The experience of dealing with new PPP project areas
  • Future innovative PPP projects in Germany
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    17:10 Drinks Reception for delegates and speakers

    8:30 Re-registration and Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Dr Ulrich Mannsfeldt

    Dr Ulrich Mannsfeldt, Partner, Bruckhaus Westrich Heller Löber

    9:10 BOLSTERING THE ARMED FORCES-THE PPP WAY

    Brigadier General Christian Bieling

    Brigadier General Christian Bieling, Special Adviser on Rationalization, Ministry of Defence Germany

  • Getting the most out of the defence ministry spending - Changing to PPP
  • Ensuring the commitment from the top to guarantee success
  • Achieving value for money
  • The importance of pilot projects to test the waters for this approach
  • Allowing for more cost effective support services by non-military contractors
  • An overview of the projects to be piloted and likely future initiatives
  • 9:40 MINISTRY OF DEFENCE SOVEREIGN BASES-CYPRUS

    Michael O Connor

    Michael O Connor, Head of PFI, Addleshaw Booth and Co

  • Overview of the project structure
  • Analysis of the critical components of the successful bid
  • Associated responsibilities for managing and maintaining the base
  • Commercial and legal implications of this first PPP project in Cyprus
  • Opportunities for other PPP projects in the future
  • 10:20 FASTER, BETTER, CHEAPER

    Rosemary Bointon

    Rosemary Bointon, Partner, Colin Wilson, Associate, Dibb Lupton Alsop

  • Relevance of the UK PPP experience in defence to Germany
  • The Procurement Process; SMART procurement, Partnering verses PFI & EU Regulations
  • Innovation solutions for different requirements
  • Accommodation, Equipment, Training, Vehicles
  • Meeting the operational requirement, front line issues, security and crises and alleviating funders’ concern
  • Case Studies - The Medium Support Helicopter Aircrew Training Facility and beyond. An analysis of the contract structure, payment and performance and risk transfer
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 CASE STUDY - GERMAN WASTE WATER PROJECTS

    Dr Claude Bidault

    Dr Claude Bidault, Board Member, Berlinwasser Holding

  • Overview of water projects funded by private finance throughout Germany
  • Analysis of criteria for tendering a successful bid
  • Understanding the environment, planning and land issues within the German market
  • Opportunities for reducing costs through bundling construction projects
  • Analysis of bids in water project bids
  • Future opportunities for PPP in the waste water sector
  • 12:00 CASE STUDY

    Stéphane Schneider

    Stéphane Schneider, Managing Director, Warnowquerung

  • Background and overview of the project so far
  • Assessing the need for private sector funding in transport
  • The technical process of the Rostock Toll Road
  • Criteria for developing the bid for the Rostock Toll Road project
  • Problems encountered and solutions found
  • Future private funded transport projects
  • 12:40 Lunch

    14:00 CASE STUDY

    Dieter Schörken

    Dieter Schörken, Senator for Finance & Economy, Hansestadt Rostock

  • The criteria and benefits of using a Public Private Partnership for the Rostock Toll Road project
  • The projects procurement process
  • An analysis of the criteria used for assessing the successful bid
  • The contractual and financial structures of the project
  • Lessons which can be learned from the project
  • The governments future developments in the area of Public Private Partnerships
  • 14:40 ASSESSING THE RISKS

    Stefan Hofsäss

    Stefan Hofsäss, Director Project Development, Siemens

  • Identifying and understanding the risks involved in putting together a project
  • Different risks and assessing their importance
  • Opportunities for risk transfer with a private finance project
  • The value of risk transfer
  • Projects with risk transfer opportunities
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 CONSTRUCTION OPPORTUNITIES

    Stephan Hockaday

    Stephan Hockaday, Head of Project Finance, Bovis Lend Lease

  • Overview of construction projects funded by private finance throughout Europe
  • Analysis of criteria for tendering a successful bid
  • Understanding the environmental, planning and land issues within the German Market
  • Opportunities for reducing costs through bundleing construction projects
  • Analysis of international consortium bids
  • Future opportunities for PPP in the construction sector
  • 16:20 CASE STUDY - THE MAGLEV RAIL PROJECT

    Eckart Obenland

    Eckart Obenland, Head of Project & Trade Finance Division, Thyssen Krupp

  • An overview of the MAGLEV project
  • Special circumstances and the environment within the German Market
  • Assessing the PPP bids for the MAGLEV project
  • Analysis of the reasons for the failure of the project
  • Lesson critical problems and lessons to be learned from the project
  • Implications for future PPP projects in Germany
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

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    Workshops

    Examining the Practical Legal Issues surrounding PPP projects in Germany
    Workshop

    Examining the Practical Legal Issues surrounding PPP projects in Germany

    Radisson SAS Schwarzer Bock Hotel Wiesbaden
    17th November 2000
    Wiesbaden, Germany

    Examining the Practical Legal Issues surrounding PPP projects in Germany
    Workshop

    Examining the Practical Legal Issues surrounding PPP projects in Germany

    Radisson SAS Schwarzer Bock Hotel Wiesbaden
    17th November 2000
    Wiesbaden, Germany

    Radisson SAS Schwarzer Bock Hotel Wiesbaden

    Kranzplatz 12
    Wiesbaden D-65183
    Germany

    Radisson SAS Schwarzer Bock Hotel Wiesbaden

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