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The 5th Annual Nordic PPP Conference promises to be the largest event in the Nordic PPP Calendar.

We are pleased to announce that Arnfinn Ellingsen, the Norwegian Secretary of State for Transport, will open the Conference.

The main focus of this Conference will be the key PPP programmes recently announced, including:
  • the 3rd Norwegian road project
  • Finnish E18 Muurla-Lohjanharju road project
  • new Danish road project connecting Sønderborg to the E45
  • the new DBMO road in Sweden
  • Danish Government’s 10 point action plan and project list
  • new PPP projects in Latvia and Lithuania
  • Networking Opportunities:
    Plenty of time has been allocated between sessions for you to put your questions to our speaker panel, and to other invited delegates from the Nordic Ministries.

    At this event, you will learn how to:
  • Establish payment mechanisms and risk allocation
  • Identify the main steps in the Nordic PPP procurement process
  • Meet government requirements for project lifecycle responsibility
  • Assess new financial structures within Nordic PPPs
  • Discuss the key drivers for adopting bond financing for your PPP project
  • Evalute TENs and the role of the EIB in PPP funding
  • Hear about the emering opportunities within the Baltics for PPP
Who will you meet at this event? All of the senior public officials involved in PPP/PFI in the Nordics, plus the key bidders, the main banks and the leading advisers.

Previous attendees include:
Credit Agricole Indosuez; Den Norske Bank; Dexia; EADS; Ernst & Young; Finnish Road Administration; Gudme Raaschou Investment Bank; HSH Nordbank; Kellogg Brown & Root; KPMG; Ministry of Finance Denmark; Ministry Of Trade And Industry Finland; Ministry of Transport & Communication Sweden; Ministry of Transport and Communication Norway; National Agency for Enterprise and Housing; NCC Construction; NIB Capital Bank; Nord LB; Nordea AB; Norwegian National Rail Administration; Norwegian Public Roads Administration; Partnerships for Schools; Skanska; Swedish Export Credit Corp; Tallinn City Government; Vagverket (Swedish Road Admin), and many many more

Key speakers from Government and Industry include:
  • Kjersti Billehaug, Manager, Norwegian PPP Road Programme, Statens Vegvesen,(Norwegian Public Roads Administration)
  • Matti Vehviläinen, Project Director, E18 Muurla-Lohjanharju, Tiehallinto (Finnish Road Administration)
  • Tom Ahmt, Chief Financial Officer, Sønderjyllands Amt
  • Per Olov Karlsson, Project Leader, Vagverket, Sweden
  • Sigmund Lubanski, Head of Section, EBST
  • Carsten Smidt, Chief Adviser, Danish Competition Authority
  • Andris Parups, Head of Concession Division, Ministry of Economy, Republic of Latvia

Conference programme

9:10 WELCOMING ADDRESS FROM THE NORWEGIAN MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT

Arnfinn Ellingsen

Arnfinn Ellingsen, Secretary of State, Ministry of Transport, Norway

9:30 THE THIRD NORWEGIAN PILOT ROAD PROJECT

Kjersti Billehaug

Kjersti Billehaug, Manager, Norwegian PPP Road Programme, Statens Vegvesen, (Norwegian Public Roads Administration)
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  • Project details and expected timeframes for the third Norwegian road project
  • Lessons learnt from the two previous road projects
  • The payment mechanism and risk allocation for the third project
  • Sources of finance considered for the project
  • 10:10 THE PROJECT STRUCTURE OF THE SECOND NORWEGIAN ROAD

    Torgeir Øvstebø

    Torgeir Øvstebø, Managing Director, Allfarveg (Veidekke)
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  • The competition and the procurement process
  • The tender documents
  • The PPP model in the E39 Lyngdal-Flekkefjord project
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 THE NEW ROAD OUT TO TENDER IN FINLAND

  • Enlarging traffic corridors in Finland as part of the TENs network
  • The outline of the Finnish approach to risk allocation
  • Commercial interests in the project so far
  • The expected timeframes for tendering
  • Matti Vehvilainen

    Matti Vehvilainen, Project Director, Tiehallinto

    11:40 PPPS IN NORTHERN EUROPE – FROM THE SPONSORS VIEW

    Gunnar Lundberg

    Gunnar Lundberg, Senior Vice President, Skanska BOT

  • Availability versus toll roads
  • Project experience gained from Norway, Finland and Russia
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 PPP IN THE NORDIC AREA AND THE NORWEGIAN EXPERIENCE

    Daniel Källenfors

    Daniel Källenfors, Vice President, Export & Project Finance, Nordea
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  • The Nordic capital markets
  • The Norwegian model - a model for Nordic PPP
  • 14:30 THE ROLE OF MONOLINES FUNDING PPP PROJECTS

    Paul David

    Paul David, Head of PFI/PPP & Transport, MBIA

  • The development of capital markets solutions for the region
  • New financial structures in the UK - Credit Guarantee Finance
  • The negative basis trade phenomenon
  • The potential for wrapped bank solutions post Basle 2

  • 15:10 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 FINANCING THE EUROPEAN TRANSPORT NETWORK

    Jukka Luukkanen

    Jukka Luukkanen, Senior Loan Officer, EIB
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  • TENs and the EIB's role in funding them
  • Recent developments: Growth initiative, Eurostat PPP guidelines
  • The TENs investment facility
  • 16:20 IS THERE POTENTIAL FOR BOND FINANCE IN THE NORDIC REGION?

    Steven Wirth

    Steven Wirth, Executive Director, UBS Investment Bank
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  • Key advantages of bonds
  • Key drivers for adopting bond financing
  • Structuring considerations
  • Is there a potential for bond finance in the Nordic region?
  • 17:00 PANEL DISCUSSION

  • Risk perception in the local markets
  • Imported structures and their limitations
  • Local issues ( currency risk, jurisdiction, contracts)
  • Depth of local capital markets
  • How Nordic is the Nordic market?
  • Jukka Luukkanen

    Jukka Luukkanen, Senior Loan Officer, EIB
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    Paul David

    Paul David, Head of PFI/PPP & Transport, MBIA

    Gunnar Lundberg

    Gunnar Lundberg, Senior Vice President, Skanska BOT

    17:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Re-registration and Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Erik Normann Warberg

    Erik Normann Warberg, Senior Adviser, FFI, Forsvarets Forskningsinstitutt

    9:20 INNOVATIVE WAYS TO MEET LITHUANIA’S ACCELERATING DEMAND FOR NEW INFRASTRUCTURE

    Giedrius Stasevicius

    Giedrius Stasevicius, Partner, Lideika, Petrauskas, Valiunas & Partners, Lithuania

  • Defining the PPP concept in Lithuania
  • The fundamentals covered in the new law
  • Initiating and extending the PPP concept to various sectors
  • Expected benefits from the new law in the increased use of private finance
  • 9:50 SUPPORTING THE IDEA OF PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS IN LATVIA

    Andris Parups

    Andris Parups, Head of Concession Division, Ministry of Economics, Latvia

  • Fostering the application of PPPs in Latvia
  • The Financial rationale behind supporting PPP structures in Latvia
  • Practical enforcement of PPPs based on Governmental policy
  • Transforming problems into opportunities in the country
  • Upcoming projects and timeframes
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 PPP AND WELL FUNCTIONING PUBLIC MARKETS

    Carsten Smidt

    Carsten Smidt, Chief Adviser, Danish Competition Authority

  • Private involvement in the different public sectors
  • Instruments: PPP. Outsourcing and free choice
  • 11:40 CONNECTING SøNDERBORG TO THE E45

  • Project description and current status
  • Political processes and issues
  • Councils approach to OPP
  • Lessons learnt in Denmark
  • Jan Hetland Moller

    Jan Hetland Moller, Partner, Corporate Finance, Grant Thornton

    Tom Ahmt

    Tom Ahmt, Chief Financial Officer, Sønderjyllands Amt

    12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 NEW STRUCTURES AND ALTERNATIVE FORMS OF PPP

  • Case studies - Innovative PPPs
  • Appraising value for money in PPP/PFI in the UK
  • New challenges: living with long term PPP contracts in a changing world
  • Patricia Leahy

    Patricia Leahy, Director, Partnerships Area, National Audit Office

    Patricia Leahy

    Patricia Leahy, Director of PPP Studies, National Audit Office

    14:30 PREQUALIFICATION FOR THE NORRORTSLEDEN - THE NEW DBMO ROAD IN SWEDEN

  • New approaches in value for money when financing large infrastructure projects in Sweden
  • The design, build, maintenance and operation model
  • The rationale behind the 15 year extended period of maintenance and operation
  • Developing a PPP structure without the use of private money
  • Per-Olov Karlsson

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

    Kjell Sundberg

    Kjell Sundberg, Managing Director, Arlandabanan

    15:10 ALTERNATIVE FINANCE IN THE NORWEGIAN DEFENCE INDUSTRY

    Erik Normann Warberg

    Erik Normann Warberg, Senior Adviser, FFI, Forsvarets Forskningsinstitutt

  • Our partnering concept
  • The legal framework
  • The tools needed
  • The fine line of failure
  • 15:50 Chairman's Closing Remarks followed by Afternoon Tea

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    Oslo 0121
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