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Building on the success of the past years, we are currently producing SMi's 4th Annual Nordic PPP forum, which is going to be held on the 20th & 21st October 2003, in The Grand Hotel, Oslo, Norway.

As Governments of the Nordic countries -and across the world- continue to recognise the benefits of Public Private Partnerships, these structures are becoming integral to the improvement of public services.

With Torild Skogsholm, Minister, Ministry of Transport and Communication, Norway opening the event and with more than 18 senior level representatives from the Nordic region and the International investment community, the conference will be an unparalleled source of information, and will provide a great opportunity to network with senior level decision makers. It will also provide a forum for discussion and a platform to address the international PFI community to raise awareness to the opportunities in the Nordic region.

The upcoming projects that we are aiming to cover are:
The new Swedish pilot projects
The latest on the firsts and the second trench of the E39 project in Norway
The findings of the “Life Cycle Report” in Finland
The proposed E18 in Finland
The financial report on the Fehmarn Baelt project
Healthcare initiatives in the region
The Tisam projects at the Norwegian Ministry of Defence
Partnership opportunities in the Finnish Defence sector
Municipality finance
The Estonian hospital masterplan
The Haabersti intersection project in Tallinn
Education case studies from the UK
Pilot projects in Denmark
The new EU regulation applicable to PPP’s

Conference programme

8:30 Registration and Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Pearse Rutledge

Pearse Rutledge, Partner, Ernst & Young

9:20 Welcoming Address

Minister Torild Skogsholm

Minister Torild Skogsholm, Minister, Ministry of Transport and Communication, Norway

9:40 THE LYNGDAL - FLEKKEFJORD VEST- AGDER ROAD SECTION- POLICY AND PRACTICE

Kjersti Billehaug

Kjersti Billehaug, Manager - PPP Program, Vegvesen

  • Lessons learnt from the bidding process of the first section of the E39
  • The objectives of PPP procurement in Norway
  • The payment mechanisms for the Norwegian roads
  • 10:20 RAIL PPP IN NORWAY

    Ole Kontorpp

    Ole Kontorpp, Manager, Jernbaneverket

  • Potential projects
  • The PPP model for rail in Norway
  • Information about the OPS-Jaeren project - Status - Timing - Scope
  • 10:40 THE PROPOSED E18 LAHTI-HEINOLA ROAD PROJECT

    Pekka Jokela

    Pekka Jokela, Director, Finnish Road Administration

  • The enlargement of the traffic corridors
  • The payment mechanisms
  • Defining the DBFO service contracts
  • Evaluation of the VT4 to date
  • 11:20 Morning Coffee

    11:40 DEATH OF THE PREFERRED BIDDER

    Jeremy Williams

    Jeremy Williams, Consultant, Morgan Cole

  • The revision of the Public Procurement Directives
  • The preferred bidder stage
  • Changes in the contractual criteria during the preferred bidder stage
  • Competition in services of general economic interest – or how to avoid EU competition and State aid problems in PPP/PFI contracts
  • 12:20 THE NEW PROPOSED SWEDISH PPP PILOT PROJECT

  • When should PPPs be used?
  • Range of partnership models
  • Fiscal imperatives
  • Risk sharing and risk allocation strategies
  • Whole life costing and efficiency
  • The new pilot project
  • Kjell Sundberg

    Kjell Sundberg, Managing Director, A-Banan Project

    Per Olof Carlsson

    Per Olof Carlsson, Project Manager, Vagverket Sweden

    13:00 Lunch

    14:00 A NORDIC MODEL?

    Gunnar Lundberg

    Gunnar Lundberg, Senior Vice President, Skanska BOT

  • Experience gained from the E39 in Norway?
  • What could/should be adapted from the Norwegian model to the other countries?
  • 14:40 THE NEW FINNISH GOVERNMENT WHITE PAPER

    Pertti Valtonen

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

  • Objectives and measures to increase productivity, efficiency and the quality of public services
  • Supporting alternative financial structures
  • 15:20 HAABERSTI INTERSECTION AND APPROACH ROADS, TALLINN, ESTONIA

  • PPP markets in the Baltic States - a growing opportunity?
  • The difficult role of a pilot project
  • Project description
  • Tenders expected in 2003 - current standing
  • Kaarel-Mati Halla

    Kaarel-Mati Halla, Advisor, City of Tallinn

    Aatos Hallipelto

    Aatos Hallipelto, Director, PCA Corporate Finance, Finland

    16:00 Afternoon Tea

    16:20 THE FINANCIAL ANALYSIS OF THE FEHMARN BAELT LINK PROJECT

    Jorn Holdt

    Jorn Holdt, Head of Division, Ministry of Transport, Denmark

  • Updated traffic forecast and the new assessment of the railway payment
    Main results of the financial calculations - Assumptions - Financial results for the two models - Impact on the Government’s economy
  • Alternative traffic scenarios
    Financial sensitivities
  • Comparison of the ECI business cases · - Changed assumptions · - The BOT model
  • The State guaranteed model
  • Conclusions
  • 17:00 PILOT PROJECTS AND PPP INSTRUMENTS IN DENMARK

  • Why consider PPP?
  • Potential barriers and policy considerations
  • A toolkit for building projects
  • The first pilot project: parking facilities in the Ørestad, Copenhagen
  • Future projects: A new link across Roskilde Bay in Northern Zealand?
  • Mikkel Nielsen

    Mikkel Nielsen, Head of Section, Ministry of Finance, Denmark

    Erik Lind Olsen

    Erik Lind Olsen, Head of Section, EBST (Danish National Agency for Enterprise and Housing)

    17:40 Chairman's Closing Remarks

    17:50 Cocktail Reception

    8:30 Re-registration and Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Dr Timothy Stone

    Dr Timothy Stone, International Chairman, KPMG Advisory Services

    9:20 ALTERNATIVE FINANCE IN THE NORWEGIAN DEFENCE INDUSTRY

  • Ensuring that all financial options are explored: outsourcing, alliances and partnership
  • Comparing fixed priced contracts with PPP/PFI type structures
  • The current procurement process in Norway's defence industry
  • What can we learn from other countries?
  • Erik Normann Warberg

    Erik Normann Warberg, Senior Adviser, FFI, Forsvarets Forskningsinstitutt

    Lt Col Øivind Christensen

    Lt Col Øivind Christensen, Project Leader, Ministry of Defence, Norway

    10:20 EFFICIENT ALLOCATION OF RESOURCES IN FINNISH DEFENCE FORCES

    Pentti Miettinen

    Pentti Miettinen, Ministerial Adviser, (Financial Unit), Ministry of Defence, Finland

  • Freeing up military competencies for core activities
  • Examples and Experiences of the Balanced Sheet Analysis
  • Assets and resources needed to service requirement
  • Possible spin-off associated with activities
  • Partnership opportunities in Defence
  • The effect of personnel age structure compensated by partnering contracts
    ations of PPP- examples
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 ESSENTIAL CONDITIONS TO ENSURE PPP THRIVES IN A NEW JURISDICTION

    Dr Timothy Stone

    Dr Timothy Stone, International Chairman, KPMG Advisory Services

  • Recognition of cultural issues
  • Establishment of political objectives
  • Identification of legal pre-requisites
  • Creation of a new market
  • Procurement rules – meant for the obedience of fools and guidance of Wise Man
  • 12:00 KEY FACTORS IN DELIVERING SUCCESSFUL PPP PROJECTS- A STUDY OF THE UK HEALTH SECTOR

    Paul Webster

    Paul Webster, Consultant, Department of Health. Private Finance Unit, UK

  • What does the NHS deliver with PPP/PFI?
  • The benefits to the health economy
  • Lessons learnt – avoiding the pitfalls
  • 12:40 Lunch

    14:00 INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE

    Barry Clarke

    Barry Clarke, Head of Design, Build and Facilities, Barts and the London NHS Trust

  • PFI redevelopment scheme to date
  • 14:40 PPP IN HEALTHCARE

    Pearse Rutledge

    Pearse Rutledge, Partner, Ernst & Young

  • PPP models within the health sector - strengths and weaknesses
  • Case study
  • What can the Nordic region learn from international experience?
  • Conclusion: Can PPP be a good procurement model for Nordic healthcare?
  • 15:20 THE HOSPITAL MASTERPLAN IS ESTONIA

    Mark Mool

    Mark Mool, Adviser to the Healthcare Department, Ministry of Health and Social Affairs, Estonia

  • The hospital masterplan – estimated completion 2015
  • 16:00 Afternoon Tea

    16:20 DEBT FINANCING – PROS AND CONS OF THE LOCAL MARKETS

    Per Aage Jacobsen

    Per Aage Jacobsen, General Manager, Den norske Bank

  • A different risk perception?
  • Imported structures and their limitations
  • Local issues (currency, jurisdiction, contracts)
  • Depth of local markets
  • 17:00 INTERNATIONAL CASE STUDY: PROJECT 2002- THE BIGGEST BUNDLED SCHOOL PPP IN THE UK

    Ian McDonald

    Ian McDonald, Director, PPPartners & Education Adviser to Partnerships for Schools

  • The vision and education strategy
  • The Whole Estate approach
  • Economies of scale: savings achieved through bundling several small projects
  • The legal and contractual structure
  • Experiences gained and conclusions drawn
  • 17:30 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

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    Workshops

    Developing Country Specific PPP Tools
    Workshop

    Developing Country Specific PPP Tools

    Grand Hotel
    22nd October 2003
    Oslo, Norway

    Developing Country Specific PPP Tools
    Workshop

    Developing Country Specific PPP Tools

    Grand Hotel
    22nd October 2003
    Oslo, Norway

    Grand Hotel

    Karl Johans Gate 31
    Oslo 0121
    Norway

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