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The conference will be case study driven to focus on the latest developments for all the major projects and how PPPs are developing across Ireland. The discussion panels will promote a much higher understanding of PPP in all sectors and provide an insight of what is in the pipeline…

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING:

1 Learn about the latest projects from the Project Managers
2 Expand your knowledge on the development of PPP across Ireland
3 Understand the key issues and perspectives from both the public and the private sector
4 Meet and network with the leading industry players

Gain an insight from the key industry speakers:

  • Dave Walsh, Assistant Principal, PPP Unit, Department of the Environment and Local Government
  • Lorcan Wood, Head of Irish Infrastructure, National Toll Roads
  • Sean McGrath, Senior Transportation Planner, Dublin Transportation Office
  • Matt Twomey, Assistant City Manager, Dublin City Council
  • Michael O'Brien, Senior Engineer, Environment Department, Cork City Council
  • Kevin O'Brien, Telecommunications Unit, Department of Public Enterprise
  • Patrick Ledwidge, Director of Services - Community and Enterprise, Cork City Council
  • David Keane, Project Manager, Limerick City Council
  • Jack Keyes, Director of Services, Community & Enterprise; Housing, Social & Cultural, Offaly County Council
  • Liam McKinley, Project Procurement Officer, Springvale Educational Village (University of Ulster)
  • Diarmuid Reilly, Executive Engineer, Kerry County Council
  • Sean Slowey, Principal, Ballincollig Community School
  • Brian O'Gorman, Chief Executive, Cluid Housing Association
  • Paddy McNally, Principal - PPP Unit, Department of Education Northern Ireland

Conference programme

9:00 Registration and Coffee

9:30 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Roland Davis

Roland Davis, Executive Director, CIBC World Markets

9:40 AN INTEGRATED TRANSPORTATION STRATEGY FOR THE GREATER DUBLIN AREA TO 2016

Sean McGrath

Sean McGrath, Senior Transportation Planner, Dublin Transportation Office

  • Infrastructure supply
  • Demand management
  • Complementary land use policies and opportunities
  • New institutional arrangements for land use and transport
  • 10:20 CURRENT PPP ROADS PROGRAMME

    Lorcan Wood

    Lorcan Wood, Head of Irish Infrastructure, National Toll Roads

  • The practical issues, successes and failures!
  • N4/N6 Galway to Dublin
  • N1/M1 Dublin Border route
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 PANEL DISCUSSION

    12:10 THE ANSWER PROJECT (A NEW SOLID WASTE ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSE)

    Diarmuid Reilly

    Diarmuid Reilly, Executive Engineer, Kerry County Council

  • Background to the scheme
  • Outlining a number of the project’s initiatives
  • Proposal to meet the project’s objectives through a programme of education, advice and technical support
  • Project progress and project management
  • The particular problems associated with the project
  • 12:50 Lunch

    14:00 PANEL DISCUSSION

    14:40 ENERGY PROJECT

    Matt Twomey

    Matt Twomey, Assistant City Manager, Dublin City Council

  • Project description - an explanation of the bidding process, how it was negotiated and conducted
  • Design, build, finance and operation of a new thermal treatment plant
  • Aims and objectives of the project
  • Where problems arise - what problems can hinder the projects running?
  • Conclusions and suggestions - what advice and key points are essential to successful PPP projects?
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 COMBINED HEAT AND POWER AT CORK CITY COUNCIL

    Michael O’Brien

    Michael O’Brien, Senior Engineer, Environment Department, Cork City Council

  • Leisure Centre
  • Landfill Site
  • Abstracting gas and converting it into electricity, which is distributed to the national grid thus providing 4% of the electricity needs for the city
  • DBO project

    The service providers are providing heat and electricity to the facility

  • Provide an environmentally sustainable solution
  • Critical standby

    Demonstrates the relationship between public and private stakeholders and the community

  • 16:20 PANEL DISCUSSION

    16:30 BROADBAND INITIATIVES IN IRELAND

    Kevin O'Brien

    Kevin O'Brien, Assistant Principal, Department of Public Enterprise

  • Note of public sector
  • Note of private sector
  • Government initiatives
  • Experiences
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    9:00 Re-registration and Coffee

    9:30 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Tim Steadman

    Tim Steadman, Partner, PPP Group, Clifford Chance

    9:40 OFFALY COUNTY COUNCIL

    JamesHogan

    JamesHogan, Project Manager, PPP, Offaly County Council

  • What form of PPP is it? What stage is the project at?
  • Solving the acute shortage of space for industrial units in the town
  • The need for contextual study
  • The outline of the project’s development and progress
  • Proposed development of industrial sites supporting infrastructure

    What issues are specific to this type of project?

  • Where problems arise - what problems can hinder the projects running?

    What are the key financial matters that can affect a project?

  • 10:20 BUSINESS PARK PROJECT

    Patrick Ledwidge

    Patrick Ledwidge, Director of Services – Community and Enterprise, Cork City Council

  • Development of a business park - project background and objectives of the feasibility study
  • Establishing a partnership
  • Suitable accommodation required for the development and growth of SMEs
  • Potential for the development of incubator space on the site to share in the economies of scale
  • How the process can be improved – lessons learned
  • Looking to the future - the need for support for SMEs
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 PPPS IN THE HOUSING SECTOR

    Dave Walsh

    Dave Walsh, Assistant Principal, PPP Unit, Department of the Environment and Local Government

  • Background to the Irish housing situation
  • Current Housing Provision Schemes
  • Scope for more efficient/effective management and maintenance arrangements
  • Pilot schemes being advanced
  • Looking to the future – PPP housing projects envisaged
  • 12:00 PPP IN EDUCATION – THE NOTHERN IRELAND EXPERIENCE

    Paddy McNally

    Paddy McNally, Head of PPP & Strategy Unit, Department of Education, Northern Ireland

  • PFI/PPP in school and education – background and need
  • Implementing PPP in schools – pathfinder projects
  • Managing the project – dealing with complications
  • New schools opening at the end of 2002
  • What can be learned from these projects
  • First of many education PPP projects – the way ahead
  • 12:00 PPP IN SOCIAL HOUSING

    Brian O’Gorman

    Brian O’Gorman, Chief Executive, Cluid Housing Association

  • Commercial development in Dublin – description of the project
  • Housing and economic development in Dublin - what is involved and where do you go from here?
  • PPP fund for Local Authorities – the impact to project
  • Use of a PPP for the development of housing projects - is it the answer?
  • Private sector involvement in the delivery of social and affordable housing
  • The role of Housing Associations in housing key economic groups

    Using financial instruments effectively

  • 12:40 Lunch

    14:00 BROADBAND INITIATIVES IN IRELAND

    Niall O’Donnchu

    Niall O’Donnchu, Principal Officer, Department of Communications, Marine and Natural Resources

  • Note of public sector
  • Note of private sector
  • Government initiatives
  • Experiences
  • 14:40 NORTHERN IRELAND CASE STUDY

    Speaker to be confirmed

    Speaker to be confirmed, ,

  • Designated national centre for education and training of personnel of the Merchant Navy
  • Why use the PFI, rather than a conventional procurement route?
  • Procured under a design, build, finance and operate contract
  • Do the benefits of PPP outweigh the costs? If not then why choose PPP?
  • Implementing PPP - the establishment of a project team, selecting the procurement process and establishing the schedule
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 NEW COMMUNITY SCHOOL - BALLINCOLLIG

    Sean Slowey

    Sean Slowey, Principal, Ballincollig Community School

  • Traditional procurement route
  • Being selected – why was Ballincollig chosen?
  • Background to the project - designed, built, financed and operated for 25 years
  • Procedures of the project - what is the standard structure behind the legal issues
  • Providing the range of facilities and management services under the PPP process
  • What has the effect of PPP had on the school and general community?
  • 16:20 PANEL DISCUSSION

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

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    Workshops

    PPP & Managed Equipment Services Projects in Healthcare
    Workshop

    PPP & Managed Equipment Services Projects in Healthcare

    Davenport Hotel
    30th September 2002
    Dublin 2, Ireland

    PPP & Managed Equipment Services Projects in Healthcare
    Workshop

    PPP & Managed Equipment Services Projects in Healthcare

    Davenport Hotel
    30th September 2002
    Dublin 2, Ireland

    A model for risk assessment in PFI projects
    Workshop

    A model for risk assessment in PFI projects

    Davenport Hotel
    30th September 2002
    Dublin 2, Ireland

    A model for risk assessment in PFI projects
    Workshop

    A model for risk assessment in PFI projects

    Davenport Hotel
    30th September 2002
    Dublin 2, Ireland

    PPP in Queensland, Australia
    Workshop

    PPP in Queensland, Australia

    None
    3rd October 2002
    , None

    Davenport Hotel

    Merrion Square
    Dublin 2
    Ireland

    Davenport Hotel

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