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The procurement method of PPP/PFI is spreading across the globe as a viable funding option for central and local government institutions wanting to provide good quality public services. This event will bring together the key public and private sector organisations in Scandinavia and Europe who are steering the development of a PPP market in Sweden, Iceland, Finland and the regions. The interests of consortium members will be discussed using the major Scandinavian PPP projects undertaken to date such as The Øresund Link, The Helsinki-Lahti Road Project, Arlandabanan Light Railway Project, the Slow-Go development and others from within the Nordic and Scandinavian area.

The perspectives of the public sector in terms delivering hard and soft infrastructure will be dealt with, giving guidelines of what is expected of the private sector and also showing where opportunities may arise for PPP projects in Scandinavia. Commercial and financial dynamics of PPP deals will be covered by practitioners who work on these types of transactions on a day-to-day basis. Topics under discussion will include: risk transfer, asset management, multinational PPP, financial structures of PPP, DBFO schemes, among others.

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Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Pekka Lehtinen

Pekka Lehtinen, Partner, Castrén & Snellman

9:10 CASE STUDY – ARLANDABANAN LIGHT RAILWAY PROJECT SWEDEN

Kjell Sundberg

Kjell Sundberg, Managing Director, A-Banan Project

  • Rail projects and PPP – funding issues
  • Creating a convincing proposal to use private finance in a multinational transport deal
  • Developing an effective financial model for future rail projects
  • Maximising a rail projects value through strong public private partnership
  • Evaluating risk in a PPP rail contract
  • What lessons are transferable from PPP rail schemes to other sectors?
  • 9:40 THE SCANDINAVIAN EXPERIENCE OF THE SLOW-GO DEVELOPMENT

    Per-Olof Uppeke

    Per-Olof Uppeke, Vice President, Project Manager, Export & Project Finance, Swedbank Markets

  • The public sector efficiency
  • Political unwillingness
  • Alternatives to PPP
  • 10:20 MAJOR PPP PROJECTS IN ICELAND

    Gudmundur Ólason

    Gudmundur Ólason, Head of Division, Ministry of Finance - Iceland

  • Understanding the projects to date
  • PPP Road projects - concession projects, toll and DBO
  • Managing PPP within the health sector - pilot projects
  • Using PPP for education in the municipalities
  • Encouraging the use of PPP to deliver public services in Iceland
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 CONTRACTOR’S PERSPECTIVE OF PPP IN SCANDINAVIA

    Alf Algotsson

    Alf Algotsson, Vice President, NCC

  • What is the role the contractor in a PPP project?
  • Understanding the obligations of the construction company in a PPP contract
  • Strategies for bidding within a consortium
  • Developing good working relationships with your PPP project members
  • Performance related pay – keeping on time with the contract deadline
  • What can the construction industry expect from PPP in Scandinavia in the future?
  • 12:00 ADVANTAGES WITH BOT PROJECTS

    Gunnar Lundberg

    Gunnar Lundberg, Senior Vice President, Skanska BOT

  • Why BOT prjects?
  • How can BOT be cheaper?
  • The Helsinki-Lahti road project
  • 12:40 Lunch

    13:40 FINANCING PUBLIC SECTOR PROJECTS

    Dr. John Nelson

    Dr. John Nelson, , Independent PFI/PPP Advisor

  • Emergence of alternatives to annual budget allocations
  • The outsourcing and PPP conflict
  • Will the smaller size of projects be a deterent for financiers?
  • Autonomous municipalities likely to lead way in PFI/PPP development
  • Do conflicts exist between municipal designs and government policy?
  • Cross-border transaction assistance for developing economies
  • 14:20 PPP IN SCANDINAVIA

    Mike Robinson, Director

    Mike Robinson, Director, Allen Knight, Co-Director, Berkshire Consultancy

  • Creating the climate for change
  • Establishing the constituent elements for success
  • Developing and nurturing the market
  • Essential skills
  • 15:00 Afternoon Tea

    15:20 CASE STUDY

    Gerard Murphy

    Gerard Murphy, PPP Manager, National Roads Authority

  • The need for road infrastructure in Ireland
  • Government decision to pilot PPPs for infrastructure
  • National strategies to develop the PPP process; Pilot PPP road schemes
  • National Road Authority’s role; Key issues for PPPs in the road sector
  • Developing a PPP model contract; Commercial opportunities
  • New Tranche of PPP road schemes
  • 16:00 SWEDISH INDUSTRIE’S PERSPECTIVE OF PPP

    Per Olofsson

    Per Olofsson, General Manager, Federation of Swedish Industries

  • PPP – more than a financing tool?
  • Benefits of PPP to the public and private sector
  • Obstacles that need to be overcome
  • Possible new areas for PPPs in the Swedish environment
  • What needs to be done?
  • 16:30 WASTE MANAGEMENT PFI PROJECTS IN THE UK

    Fred Portnell

    Fred Portnell, Consultant, 4Ps

  • Experience of PFI Waste projects to date
  • Investment drivers for the future: EU Landfill directive; National Waste Strategy
  • Suitability of the PFI approach to waste management projects
  • Key contractual issues: Risk transfer and pricing/performance mechanisms
  • Future investment opportunities
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    17:10 Drinks Reception for Delegates & Speakers

    8:30 Re-registration and Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Vesa Salmela

    Vesa Salmela, Manager, KPMG

    9:10 PPP IN TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE IN FINLAND

    Juhani Tervala

    Juhani Tervala, Head of Infrastructure, Ministry of Transport & Communications - Finland

  • The Finnish experiences of PPP so far
  • Developing PPP policy and practice effectively for infrastructure projects
  • Partnership building in PPP infrastructure schemes
  • Foreseeing PPP direction within Finland
  • 9:40 SLOVENIAN PRIVATE ROAD MAINTENANCE PROJECT

    Raimo Sallanmaa

    Raimo Sallanmaa, Director, Export Services, Finnish National Roads Administration (Finnra)

  • Strategy for the Slovenian Government to introduce road maintenance PPP contracts
  • The political decisions
  • 2001 – new tenders
  • A background to the PPP situation in Slovenia
  • The various actions that need to be taken when introducing concession PPPs
  • 10:20 PPP – WHAT ARE THE LESSONS SO FAR?

    Howard Barrie Head of Project Finance Group

    Howard Barrie Head of Project Finance Group, Ulf Forsman, Nordic Group, Denton Wilde Sapte

  • Current hot topics in UK PFI
  • Lessons of the UK experience for Scandinavia
  • The developing PPP scene in Finland
  • The VT4 and subsequent road projects
  • The Espoo school project
  • Legal aspects of implementing PPP in Sweden
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 KEYNOTE ADDRESS - PPP IN THE FINNISH MINISTRY OF DEFENCE

    Pentti J. Miettinen

    Pentti J. Miettinen, Development Director, Ministry of Defence – Finland

  • What are the expectations?
  • Some pilot cases
  • Military health care in North Finland
  • Military repair shop in the PPP way
  • 12:00 PPP IN THE FINNISH MINISTRY OF TRADE & INDUSTRY

    Pertti Valtonen

    Pertti Valtonen, Counsellor, Ministry of Trade & Industry - Finland

  • Is PPP value for money?
  • Creating a public sector comparator
  • Combining the skills of public and private sectors to achieve better service
  • Are PPP projects more concerned with lowest cost or optimising service provision?
  • The benefits of transferring risk to the private sector
  • Choosing the best type of finance for public procurement
  • 12:40 Lunch

    13:40 INNOVATIVE USE OF FINANCE FOR PPP IN SWEDEN

    Claes Magnuson

    Claes Magnuson, Head of Structured Finance, Aros Maizels

  • Background and traditional methods
  • DBFO - modell
  • Payment methods
  • Cost efficiency
  • Timeplan
  • Financial model
  • 14:20 PPPs - THE FUNDER’S PERSPECTIVE

    Simon Penney

    Simon Penney, Vice President, ABN AMRO

  • A look at the UK experience
  • Managing the stakeholders
  • Allocation of key project risks
  • Project revenues – where do they come from?
  • Performance specifications
  • Key factors for success
  • 15:00 Afternoon Tea

    15:20 ESPOO MUNICIPALITY PATHFINDER PROJECT

    Heikki Laukala

    Heikki Laukala, Director of Real Estate Department, City of Espoo

  • Considering which funding method is most suitable for PPP education
  • Learning from the financial experiences of your PPP project
  • PPP as a long term education provider
  • What risks are part of a PPP education scheme?
  • Maintaining the service once operational by successful planning
  • Where to from here for PPP education projects?
  • 16:00 PPPs IN FINLAND – LEGAL ISSUES

    Kimmo Mettälä

    Kimmo Mettälä, Partner, Luostarinen, Mettälä, Sorri

  • Concession Agreements under Finnish Law
  • Indexation clauses
  • Taxation issues
  • Use of special purpose companies
  • Creating a security package for lenders
  • Public procurement issues
  • 16:30 PPPs – MAKING THEM WORK: A CASE STUDY

    Andrew Leach, Managing Director, Sodexho Defence Services

    Andrew Leach, Managing Director, Sodexho Defence Services, Colonel Amedee Mieville, Commander, Aldershot Garrison, MoD – UK, Cliff Fiander, Contract Director, Primary Management (Aldershot)

  • Agreeing the Requirement
  • Negotiating the Contract
  • Delivering the Service
  • Managing the Relationship
  • Developing the Opportunities
  • Sharing the Benefits
  • 17:00 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

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