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With 9 years experience working in both the defence and PFI markets, together with the benefit of owning one of the Key publications in the market, PFI Intelligence Bulletin and the b2b web-site privatefinance-i.com, has led to PPP in Defence entering into its tenth year.

This event will give a comprehensive insight into the use of PPP in the defence market incorporating case studies from all the major countries currently involved in this form of financing including the UK, France, Canada, Norway, Finland and Germany.
This agenda will also discuss the following key issues; bid costs, performance measurement, financial modelling, the PSC, affordability of MOD contracts and delivery of capability.
BENEFITS OF ATTENDING:
· Gain a detailed insight into current MOD PPP projects
· Hear from key MOD PPP project managers and advisors
· Understand how to reduce the risk of a project bid
· Evaluate International PPP in defence
· Analyse all the major requirements relating to defence procurement
· Meet and network with leading industry players

A unique opportunity to learn from leading industry experts including:
Cameron Stewart, CSG-PPFI-Hd, Defence Procurement Agency, Ministry of Defence
Martin Barker, Skynet 5 Business Manager, Defence Procurement Agency, Ministry of Defence
Ian Mawdsley, UKMFTS Head of Commercial, Defence Procurement Agency, Ministry of Defence
Paul Martin, Internal Advisor, Defence Logistics Organisation, Ministry of Defence
Paul Freiermuth, Controleur General des Armees, Ministry of Defence France (Subject to Ministry of Defence Clearance)
Jim Richardson, Director Major Service Delivery Procurement, Materiel Group, Canadian Department of National Defence
Colonel Tapani Rahko, Chief of Control Unit, Finnish Defence Staff
Erik Normann Warberg, Senior Advisor, Norwegian Defence Research Establishment, Group for Industrial Strategy
Tim Banfield, Director, National Audit Office
Dr Derek Wright, Head of Acquisitions and Logistics, Cranfield University
Cliff Fiander, Contract Director, Sodexho Defence Services
Leonard Charlton, Associate, Gensler
Major General J D Stokoe CB CBE, Strategy Director and Military Advisor, Bovis Lend Lease
Jonathan Garnett, Projects Director (Operational Support), Jarvis
Frank Beckers, Director, Deutsche Bank

“Very Informative, excellent group of expert speakers”
Steve Avis, Management Accountant, MOD – previous SMi delegate

Conference programme

8:30 Registration and Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Richard Armitage

Richard Armitage, Partner, Simmons & Simmons

9:10 MAJOR DEFENCE CONTRACTS

Cameron Stewart

Cameron Stewart, CSG-PPFI-Hd, Defence Procurement Agency, Ministry of Defence

  • Delivering defence projects
  • Is PFI right for the project?
  • PFI at the front line
  • Issues with PFI
  • 9:40 KEY CHALLENGES FACING THE MoD

    Tim Banfield

    Tim Banfield, Defence Director, National Audit Office

  • Past problems and delays
  • Main causes of concern
  • How has the PPP procedure improved
  • Development of better metrics for assessing risk reduction
  • Maintaining improvements in cost and project delivery
  • 10:20 PPP/PFI IN THE SKYNET 5 PROGRAM

    Martin Barker

    Martin Barker, Skynet 5 Business Manager, Defence Procurement Agency, Ministry of Defence

  • Why was PFI selected as the procurement method?
  • Coping with technology risks in PFI before contract award
  • Security issues
  • Future projects in the communications area
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 CASE STUDY

    Juliet Reingold

    Juliet Reingold, Partner, Commercial & Trade Law Department, Simmons & Simmons

  • Strategic partnering in practice
  • Success of the Warship Support Modernisation Initiative Strategic Partnering Project and lessons learnt as applied to FDSCi
  • Partnering approach of FDSCi
  • Legal issues
  • 12:00 PPP-INITIATIVES IN THE FINNISH DEFENCE SECTOR

    Colonel Tapani Rahko

    Colonel Tapani Rahko, Chief of Control Unit, Finnish Defence Staff

  • Efficiency considerations
  • Involving the private sector at the first phase of the project
  • Potential projects
  • 12:40 Lunch

    14:00 GERMAN DEFENCE PROCUREMENT

    Frank Beckers

    Frank Beckers, Director , Deutsche Bank

  • Status of co-operation with the private sector (pilot projects)
  • Hercules project update
  • Deal structures
  • What is being learnt during the projects
  • Project timelines
  • What does the future hold for the PPP in the German defence sector?
  • 14:40 THE STRUCTURE OF A SUCCESSFUL BIDDING TEAM

    Major General J D Stokoe CB CBE

    Major General J D Stokoe CB CBE, Strategy Director and Military Advisor, Bovis Lend Lease

  • Selecting the appropriate project to bid for
  • Factors determining a successful bid
  • Reducing the risk of a project bid
  • Future initiatives and proposals
  • Expected future developments
  • Partnering relationships
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 NORWEGIAN CASE STUDY

    Erik Normann Warberg

    Erik Normann Warberg, Senior Advisor, Norwegian Defence Research Establishment, Group for Industrial Strategy

  • Current strategic policy
  • Current involvement of industry
  • How do we deal with uncertainty through project management and the contract?
  • Critical areas for successes
  • Future developments in Norwegian PPP/PFI
  • 16:20 CREDIT RISKS

    Bram Cartmell

    Bram Cartmell, Associate Director, Standard & Poor's

  • Methodology for rating PPP/PFI projects
  • Analysis of risk with reference to ratings
  • PPP/PFI case study
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Re-registration and Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Dr Timothy J Stone

    Dr Timothy J Stone, International Chairman,PPP Advisory Services, KPMG Corporate Finance

    9:10 PRACTICAL GUIDANCE

    Paul Martin

    Paul Martin, Internal Advisor, Defence Logistics Organisation, Ministry of Defence

  • Project insights
  • Use of the PSC in projects
  • Cost of ownership
  • Internal approvals
  • Affordability of MoD contracts
  • 9:40 CASE STUDY

    Ian Mawdsley

    Ian Mawdsley, UKMFTS Head of Commercial, Defence Procurement Agency, Ministry of Defence

  • Project overview
  • Insight into the structure of the MFTS deal
  • Reducing risk and streamlining the bidding process
  • Performance and payment
  • Delivering capability
  • 10:20 RISK ASSESSMENT

    Dr Derek  Wright

    Dr Derek Wright, Head of Acquisition and Logistics, DOD Management and Security Analysis, Cranfield University

  • Identifying project risk
  • Traditional risk transfer systems and how have they been improved
  • Alternative approaches to risk management
  • What risks are the MoD willing to retain?
  • Analysis of risk in defence transactions
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 DEFENCE PROCUREMENT IN CANADA

    Brian Watson

    Brian Watson, Project Manager, Materiel Group Canadian Department of National Defence

  • Insight into major service delivery procurement
  • Overview of the procurement process for purchases
  • Examples of PPP success - NATO Flying Training Canada and Contracted Flying Training Support
  • How will PPP be used in future Canadian procurement projects
  • 12:00 THE CONTRACTOR’S VIEW

  • How costs can be cut when bidding for MoD contracts
  • The vision of reducing infrastructure and operating costs
  • Overview of the Public Private ventures so far
  • The importance of removing barriers to change
  • What are the limits to private sector involvement?
  • Future development of PPP for the MoD
  • Cliff Fiander

    Cliff Fiander, Contract Director, Sodexho Defence Services

    Colonel S J Oxlade MBE

    Colonel S J Oxlade MBE, Commander Aldershot Garrison, Headquarters Aldershot Garrison

    12:40 Networking Lunch

    14:00 IMPLEMENTING WIDER MARKETS INITIATIVES

    Mike Robinson

    Mike Robinson, Director, Berkshire Consultancy

  • Usage of wider markets initiative in securing VFM
  • Case Study: RAF Ground Training Marketing Partner project
  • Wider market initiative opportunities
  • Opportunities for streamlining the PPP procurement process
  • Looking to the future and the selection of suitable projects
  • 14:40 CASE STUDY

    Jonathan Garnett

    Jonathan Garnett, Projects Director (Operational Support), Jarvis

  • Project overview
  • Reducing risk and streamlining the bidding process
  • Delivering capability and VFM for both parties
  • Performance and payment
  • Delivering capability
  • Managing project through life
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 DESIGN IN DEFENCE PROJECTS

    Leonard Charlton

    Leonard Charlton, Associate, Gensler

  • The critical role of the architect
  • Breaking down contractual barriers
  • The design process
  • Achieving engagement, conviction and ownership
  • Making design a success factor
  • 16:20 EMERGING ATTRACTION OF CORPORATE FUNDING FOR PPP THE DEFENCE SECTOR

  • What is a corporately funded PPP?
  • When is it an appropriate model to follow?
  • What are the benefits of corporately funded solution?
  • What are the risks and how can they be overcome?
  • What examples are there of corporate funding?
  • How corporate funding can assist partnering
  • Grant Hodges

    Grant Hodges, Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers

    Graham Beal

    Graham Beal, Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers

    17:00 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

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