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Find out the latest developments in PPP in Scandinavia and The Baltics at SMi’s second regional conference. Following the success of last year’s event we have brought together a comprehensive programme and speaker line up. In only two days you will fully briefed on the most important issues.

Additionally, you will find out how to get the best value from a Public Private Partnership and what the real investment opportunities are in this region. Keynote presentations include how to manage risk allowance, how to achieve a better ratio of cost to quality and what the future holds for PPP in Scandinavia and The Baltics.

And that’s not all. Network with regional and international experts from both the public and private sector.

Leading speakers include:

Per-Olov Karlsson, Project Manager, Region Stockholm, Vägverket, Sweden

Peter Lundhus, Managing Director, Femer Belt, Denmark

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

Niels Mortensen, Assistant Director, The Association of County Councils, Denmark

Kaisa-Leena Valipirtti, Senior Adviser, Legal Affairs, Ministry of Traffic and Communications, Finland

Anders Ahlner, Technical Director, A-Banan Projekt, Sweden

Conference programme

8:30 Registration and Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Pearse Rutledge

Pearse Rutledge, Head of International Project Finance, Ernst & Young

9:10 THE NORWEGIAN TOLL ROAD PROJECTS PROGRAM

Pearse Rutledge

Pearse Rutledge, Head of International Project Finance, Ernst & Young

  • The strategy for involving the private sector
  • Maximising value for money
  • Further market for PPP projects in Norway
  • 9:40 PPP - A DANISH PERSPECTIVE ON OBJECTIVES AND METHODS

    Niels Mortensen

    Niels Mortensen, , Association of County Councils, Denmark

  • Why PPP in DK?
  • PPP and contemporary politics
  • Actual types and trends
  • The foreseeable future - opportunities for further PPP projects in Denmark
  • 10:20 THE ARLANDABANAN LIGHT RAILWAY PROJECT

    Anders Ahlner

    Anders Ahlner, Technical Director, A-Banan Projekt, Sweden

  • Background and overview of the projects so far
  • The technical process of the project
  • Opportunities for reducing cost through bundling construction projects
  • PPP as part of a multi-modal project finance method
  • Future private funded transport projects
  • Critical problems and lessons to be learned from the project
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 THE WARNOW CROSSING- CASE STUDY

    Ingo Doebke

    Ingo Doebke, First Vice President, NORD/LB

  • Financing structure
  • Contractual framework
  • Public road finance
  • BOT road projects
  • Overview and lessons learned
  • 12:00 THE FEHMARN BELT DEVELOPMENT PROCESS

    Peter Lundhus

    Peter Lundhus, Managing Director, Femer Bælt/ Sund & Bælt, Denmark

  • Preliminary technical studies
  • Preliminary transport studies
  • Finance and economic considerations
  • Discussion of Contract requirements
  • The obligations of the construction company
  • The way forward
  • 12:40 Lunch

    13:40 THE ROLE OF ADVISORS IN NORDIC PFI/PPP PROJECTS

    John Nelson

    John Nelson, Independent PFI/PPP Advisor,

  • Conventional practice
  • Local and state financing
  • Legal structures
  • The role of the advisors
  • Examples
  • 14:20 SPEARHEADING INVESTMENTS THROUGH PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS

    Cherul Fisher

    Cherul Fisher, Deputy Head of Structured Finance and PPP's in UK, Ireland and the Nordic Countries, EIB

  • Priority sectors for EIB Investment
  • Support for PPP projects
  • Approach to financing
  • 15:00 Afternoon Tea

    15:20 CASE STUDY- LESSONS LEARNED FROM IRELAND

    David Walsh

    David Walsh, , PPP Unit, Department of Finance, Ireland

  • Background and policy context for PPPs in Ireland
  • The development of Irelands PPP program – moving from mobilisation to expansion
  • Details of the pilot projects
  • Policy agenda for PPPs
  • Future developments of PPPs in Ireland
  • 16:00 THE NEED FOR PPP - THE FINNISH DEVELOPEMENTS

    Pertti Valtonen

    Pertti Valtonen, Counsellor, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Finland

  • Assessing the need for private sector funding
  • Structures of development assistance and possibilities with PPP
  • Overview of the existing PPP projects in Finland
  • Experiences and problems with PPP projects and solutions found
  • Further opportunities for PPP in Finland
  • 16:30 EXPLORATION OF PPP AS A FINANCING METHOD WITHIN THE FINNISH MINISTRY OF TRAFFIC AND COMMUNICATIONS

    Kaisa Leena Välipirtti

    Kaisa Leena Välipirtti, Senior Adviser, Legal Affairs, Ministry of Transport and Communications, Finland

  • The Helsinki-Lahti DBFO project
  • The experience and outcome of PPP’s in Finland
  • Further projects under consideration
  • Assessing the full potential of PPP in Finland
  • Review of the further road procurement projects
  • 17:00 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Re-registration and Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Howard Barrie

    Howard Barrie, Partner, Denton Wilde Sapte

    9:10 NORRORTSLEDEN, A CASE STUDY – VAGVERKET SWEDEN

    Per-Olov Karlsson

    Per-Olov Karlsson, Project Manager, Region Stockholm, Vägverket Sweden

  • Project overview and status
  • Structure of tender documents
  • Functional specifications instead of detailed technical specifications
  • Risk distribution
  • Payment mechanisms
  • Value for money considerations
  • 9:40 FINANCIAL RISK IN PPP-PROJECTS

    Paul Gerdin

    Paul Gerdin, Senior Vice President, Export and Project Finance, Svenska Handelsbanken, Sweden

  • Why private sector financing?
  • The banks role
  • Defining risks
  • Pricing of risks
  • Risk syndication
  • Increased efficiency

    Can Nordic banks contribute?

  • 10:20 THE ROLE OF PPP IN CREATING AND ENABLING BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT

    Gunnar Lundberg

    Gunnar Lundberg, Senior Vice President, Skanska BOT

  • Understanding the obligations
  • Negotiating strategies within the team
  • Delivering within time and budget
  • Principles of best practice
  • What can the construction industry expect in the near future in Scandinavia?
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 THE TRANSITION FROM THE CONTRACTUAL STAGE TO SERVICE PROVISION

    Colonel Amédée  Miéville and Ciff Fiander

    Colonel Amédée Miéville and Ciff Fiander, Garrison Commander and Contract Director, Hq Aldershot Garrison, UK and Sodexho Defence Services, UK

  • The Aldershot Garrison Facilities Management Contract
  • Delivering the service
  • Managing the relationship
  • Sharing the benefits
  • 12:00 MANAGING RISK ALLOWANCE TO ACHIEVE A SUCCESSFUL PPP

    Paul Leatherdale

    Paul Leatherdale, Managing Director, Head of Special Finance, DePfa Bank

  • Identifying and allocating risk
  • Balancing risk and rewards
  • Credit enhancement and insurance solutions
  • Mechanisms for dealing with changing structural strategies
  • 12:40 Lunch

    13:40 THE SWEDISH RAIL INFRASTRUCTURE FINANCING

    Per Olof Lingwall

    Per Olof Lingwall, Project Manager, Banverket

  • Overview of existing PPP rail-road plans in Sweden
  • Maximising value fro money and raising capital
  • The challenges of PPP in Sweden
  • Increasing responsibility of the private sector in society
  • 14:20 FINANCING PUBLIC SECTOR PROJECTS –THE ESTONIAN PERSPECTIVE

    Marika Vaarik

    Marika Vaarik, Senior Expert, Ministry of Finance, Estonia

  • Overview of the current project finance methods
  • Traditional finance methods as opposed to PPP
  • How to keep down the cost of expenditure
  • The possibilities of contracting building and maintanance to the public sector
  • Possible opportunities for PPP financing
  • What does the future hold?
  • 15:00 Afternoon Tea

    15:20 THE CONTRACTORS PERSPECTIVE OF PPP

    Jukka Lahtinen

    Jukka Lahtinen, Deputy Managing Director, NCC Finland

  • Strategies for bidding within a consortium
  • Adjusting design and construction together
  • The DB contract
  • The DBM contract
  • Future developments
  • What is the most cost-effective model?
  • 16:00 PUBLIC-PRIVATE-PARTNERSHIP AS A STRATEGIC POLICY IN THE FINNISH MINISTRY OF DEFENCE

    Pentti J. Miettinen and John Nelson

    Pentti J. Miettinen and John Nelson, Development Director and Independent Advisor, Ministry of Defence, Finland and Independent PFI/PPP Advisor

  • Getting the most out of the defence ministry spending - changing to PPP
  • Ensuring the commitment from the top to guarantee success
  • Allowing for more cost effective support services by non-military contractors
  • Value for money in the ministry budget
  • Pilot Project: An example from the health sector
  • Further PPP developments
  • 16:30 THE UK AND SWEDISH APPROACH TO PPP- A COMPARASON

    Jan Sallnäs and Mark Lane

    Jan Sallnäs and Mark Lane, Partner, Advokatfirman Foyen and Masons Solicitors

  • Standardisation of contracts and clauses
  • The output specification- differences of approach
  • Securitisation issues
  • Construction subcontracts- the changing world
  • 17:00 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

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