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Keynote speaker:

Armin Keppel, Head of Division, Bundesministerium fur Verkehr, Bau- und Vohnungswesen

Gain practical insight from our expert speaker panel including:

  • Prof Dr Hans Wilhelm Alfen, Professor, Bauhaus-Universitat Weimar
  • Dr Frank Littwin, Head of PFi Task Force, Finance Ministry, Nordrhein-Westfalen
  • Peter Walter, Landrat, Kreis Offenbach
  • Dr Hans Georg Napp, Head of Customer Relationship, Helaba Landesbank Hessen-Thueringen Girozentrale
  • Bernd Fislage, Director, Deutsche Bank
  • Neil Arora, Associate Director, Investment Banking Group, Macquarie Bank
  • Anthony Sykes, Deputy General Manager, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
  • Peggy Nylund Green, Head of Division, European Investment Bank
  • Peter Lundhus, Managing Director, Femer Bælt, Denmark
  • Gerhard Becher, Managing Director, Bilfinger Berger BOT
  • Gerhard Limberger, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • Dr Wolfgang Zeichner, Ministerialdirigent, Ministerium fur Wirtschaft, Technologie und Verkehr, Kiel

    The benefits of attending this conference:

  • Meet and network with leading industry players
  • Hear the findings of the research programme on the A-model and the F-model
  • Learn about the latest developments of the long-term transport plan of the German Federal Government (BVWP)
  • Hear the latest on the Strelasundquerung project
  • Learn about the organisational framework of the new PFI Taskforce in Nordrhein-Westfalen
  • Hear the latest about the Offenbach School project
  • Listen to the results of the ECI of the Fehmarn Baelt
  • Explore the latest investment opportunities in TENs
  • Conference programme

    8:30 Registration and Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Stephen Hodgson

    Stephen Hodgson, International Partner, Baker & McKenzie

    9:10 OVER 4 BILLION EURO PPP INVESTMENT IN THE GERMAN FEDERAL TRUNK ROADS

  • Reducing congestion and safeguarding an asset
  • The changing situation since the early 1990s
  • The different operation models
  • Problems and solutions
  • Overview of the projects
  • Armin Keppel

    Armin Keppel, Head of Division, Special Programme for Road Construction and Private Financing, Bundesministerium fur Verkehr-,Bau-und Wohnungswesen,

    9:40 THE ECONOMIC BACKGROUND BEHIND THE A-MODEL

    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hans Wilhelm Alfen

    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hans Wilhelm Alfen, Professor for Business Administration in Construction, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

  • Comparison between the A-model and the F-model
  • The socio-economic effect of toll roads in Germany
  • Assessing the commercial viability of a project
  • What can Germany learn from the international experience?
  • 10:20 EXPERIENCE GAINED FROM ADVISING F-MODELS

    Dr. Ansgar Bendiek

    Dr. Ansgar Bendiek, Director, Head of Infrastructure Finance, LB Kiel

  • Common structural characteristics and major differences
  • Risk assessment of the F- and the A-Model
  • Main obstacles and their possible solutions
  • Feasibility of the first upcoming projects
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 THE FINANCIAL STRUCTURING AND FINANCING OF COMPLEX TRANSPORT PROJECTS

    Bernd Fislage

    Bernd Fislage, Co-Head Project & Capital Advisory, Deutsche Bank

  • Choosing an appropriate project
  • Issues unique in the German transport market
  • Allocation of risk
  • Structuring finance
  • Closing the finance deal
  • Best practices and experience gained
  • 12:00 TRANSEUROPEAN NETWORKS

    Peggy Nylund Green

    Peggy Nylund Green, Head of Division, European Investment Bank

  • Encouraging private sector involvement by minimising political and legislative risk
  • Privatisation of the public responsibilities
  • Nationalisation of private assets
  • The advantages of the PPP structure: · - better spread of the risk · - lower borrowing cost · - transparent management structure
  • 12:40 Lunch

    13:40 ENQUIRY OF COMMERCIAL INTEREST

    Paul von Drygalski

    Paul von Drygalski, Manager, Ernst & Young

  • Introduction to the approach
  • Benefits for the public sector
  • Benefits for the private sector
  • The example of the fixed link across the Fehmarn Baelt
  • 14:20 THE FEHMARN BELT LINK - A JOINT PROJECT BETWEEN DENMARK AND GERMANY

    Peter Lundhus

    Peter Lundhus, Managing Director, Femer Bælt, Denmark

  • The nature and cost of the link
  • Technical options: tunnels or bridges
  • Findings of the Enquiry of Commercial Interest (ECI)
  • Models for financing and organisation
  • Status for the political process in Denmark and Germany
  • Next steps - Government agreement in place by 2003 - Start of the construction and opening for traffic
  • 15:00 THE STRELASUNDQUERUNG

    Alexander von Negenborn

    Alexander von Negenborn, Partner, Lovells

  • The upcoming privately financed road projects
  • The actual development and expectations from the private sector’s side
  • The current procurement procedure of the Ruegen bridge
  • 15:40 Afternoon Tea

    16:00 INITIATIVES IN NORDRHEIN WESTFALEN

    Dr Frank Littwin

    Dr Frank Littwin, Head of PPP Task Force, Finance Ministry, Nordrhein-Westfalen

  • The political and organisational framework of the new PPP initiative
  • The PPP Task Force
  • Is PPP/PFI the right way to finance projects?
  • The two pilot school projects
  • Privatising justice – opportunities in alternative financing in the Prison Service
  • 16:40 COMPETITION VERSUS CO-OPERATION

    Dr Joerg Christen

    Dr Joerg Christen, Ministerialrat, Ministry of Finance, State of Rheinland-Pfalz

  • The proof of value for money and the evaluation of risk transfer as key problems
  • Budget law, tax law, local law, public subsidies - are adjustments necessary?
  • Procurement law and procedure- competition versus co-operation?
  • Political demands and perspectives in the federal system on Germany
  • 17:20 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Registration and Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Alexander von Negenborn

    Alexander von Negenborn, Partner, Lovells

    9:10 THE OFFENBACH SCHOOL PROJECT – INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS IN THE GERMAN MARKET

  • The role of the State in providing the education service
  • Considering new funding methods in the German Social Infrastructure
  • Raising standards through alternative financing options
  • Bundling projects
  • Is PFI the right way to finance this project?
  • Peter Walter

    Peter Walter, Elected Executive Commissioner (Landrat), Kreis Offenbach

    Fritjof Sachs

    Fritjof Sachs, Partner, BBD Berliner Beratungsdienste

    10:20 MODELS FOR TENDERING PRIVATELY FINANCED EDUCATION FACILITIES

    Gerhard Becher

    Gerhard Becher, Managing Director, Bilfinger Berger BOT GmbH

    11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 TOLL COLLECTION IN GERMANY

    Thomas Ebehardt

    Thomas Ebehardt, Financial Officer, Daimler Chrysler Services

    12:00 PPP - DYNAMIC APPROACH FOR THE PUBLIC BANKING SECTOR

    Dr Hans-Georg Napp

    Dr Hans-Georg Napp, Senior Vice President, Head of Customer Relationship Management – Public Sector, Helaba – Landesbank Hessen- Thuringen

  • Solutions versus products
  • A current school infrastructure case- a bank’s view
  • New financing techniques for the education service
  • 12:40 Lunch

    14:00 PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS IN A RURAL SETTING

    Dr Alister W Coutts

    Dr Alister W Coutts, Director of Property & Architectural Services/ PPP Project Director, The Highland Council

  • Public Private Partnerships - the scene in the Highlands of Scotland · - IT · - Waste management · - Fire services · - Office accommodation · - Area regeneration projects described · - The PPP process in action - the importance of client control and strategic direction
  • Lessons learned – the strengths and weaknesses of using PPP/PFi initiatives
  • Transfer of key skills and concepts across national boundaries
  • 14:40 VALUE FOR MONEY IN PFI DEALS

    Anthony Sykes

    Anthony Sykes, Deputy General Manager, Head of Project Finance Infrastructure Group, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

  • Assessing the risk at certain phases of the project
  • Maximum or optimum risk transfer
  • Mitigating and pricing risk
  • Refinancing and liquidity
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 PPPolice

  • Outline of the projects
  • Timetable to financial close
  • Issues to overcome
  • Neil Arora

    Neil Arora, Associate Director, Investment Banking Group, Macquarie Bank Limited

    Gerard Blood

    Gerard Blood, Head of Local Authority & Property, Equion Plc

    16:20 THE LEGAL FRAMEWORK

  • The legal framework in Germany
  • The different laws applicable to PPPs
  • Constitutional aspects: - Scope of services - Charges and charging restrictions (public and state payment)
  • Financial restrictions
  • Types of PPP models - Public law and the private law
  • Private law finance legislation
  • Christian Bunsen

    Christian Bunsen, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

    Dr. Gerhard Limberger

    Dr. Gerhard Limberger, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

    17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of the Conference

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