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The conference on PFI/PPP in Spain and Portugal will bring together specialists within the area of public private partnerships and tackle the crucial issues.

PFI/PPP in Spain and Portugal offers a unique opportunity to hear from a leading panel of speakers at the cutting edge of this financial concept. The event gives you the opportunity to learn how to establish the right infrastructure to attract investment.

As a senior industry executive, you will be aware of the importance and potential of this field. We would therefore like to invite you to register for the conference. As you will see from the brochure, key speakers include representatives from the public and private sectors and from leading domestic and foreign investors. The programme will also include current case studies from expert practitioners.

Conference programme

8:30 Registration and Coffee

9:00 Chairman’s Opening Remarks

Hamid Yunis

Hamid Yunis, Partner, Andersen Legal

9:10 Spain’s Infrastructure: Issues and Implications

Miguel Gallardo

Miguel Gallardo, Partner, Dibb, Lupton Alsop

  • The legal environment
  • Comparable Design Build Finance Operate (DBFO) / Build Own Operate Transfer (BOOT) projects already in place
  • Using UK PFI structures
  • Partnerships v. private sector ownership
  • Likely PPP structures/opportunities
  • 9:40 SPANISH BANKS DEAL WITH FINANCING PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS

    Pedro Michelena Izquierdo

    Pedro Michelena Izquierdo, Head of Project Finance, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya

  • Allocation of public funds
  • Underdeveloped banking
  • Is there a lack of experience in backing sophisticated projects?
  • The reliability of the project promoter and the bankability of the project
  • Is the income generated capable of covering the initial costs and yielding profits
  • 10:20 BIDDING FOR ROADS: THE PORTUGUESE EXPERIENCE

    Carlos Fernandes

    Carlos Fernandes, Senior Adviser, Secretary of State of Public Works - Portugal

  • Roll of the PPP initiative in the completion of the motorway programme
  • The Portuguese PPP programme in terms of motorways
  • Assessing and understanding the procurement process
  • Key points of the concession agreements
  • Future initiatives
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 A LOOK AT PUBLIC PRIVATE FINANCE IN SPAIN

    Jose Ignacio Moscoso del Prado

    Jose Ignacio Moscoso del Prado, Finance Director, DRAGADOS - Spain

  • Public Private Partnerships - from an investors point of view
  • Design Building Finance and operation
  • Traditional procurement in the construction industry in Spain
  • Risk issues when undertaking a new project
  • Bidding for new projects - against other public and private investors
  • 12:00 PORTUGUESE STRUCTURING FOR PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS

    Victor Refega Fernandes

    Victor Refega Fernandes, Lawyer, PLMJ

  • Assessing the best areas for PPP in Portugal
  • Defining project’s structure - What should the project achieve and within what time frame?
  • Shadow Toll project in Portugal
  • Managing risk in public/private finance
  • Evaluating and developing new infrastructure projects
  • The future in Portugal for Public Private Partnerships?
  • 12:40 Lunch

    14:00 A LOOK AT PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS IN EUROPE

    John Carr

    John Carr, Director, PriceWaterhouseCoopers

  • Government objectives
  • Concessionaire and funder perspective
  • Developing and delivering PPP’s in the UK
  • Lessons learnt
  • The demand for PPP’s in Europe
  • Key points for putting together a PPP project
  • 14:40 FINANCING PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS IN PORTUGAL

    Pedro Ferreira Neto

    Pedro Ferreira Neto, Corporate Banking Division, Banco Espirito Santo Comercial de Lisboa - Portugal

  • Understanding pre-bid procedure and project planning
  • Forward fixed rate contracts - Their purpose?
  • Guaranteeing the loan and providing senior debt facilities
  • Recognising the principles of project financing for PPP Projects
  • Financial structures, risk allocation and security issues
  • Equity considerations
  • 15:40 CASE STUDY: THE WATER INDUSTRY

    Robin Clark

    Robin Clark, Principal Consultant, Halcrow Management Sciences

  • Why PPP?
  • What are the ingredients for a successful outcome?
  • The role of regulation
  • The UK experience
  • PPP in Latin America
  • Lessons for the future
  • 16:20 PROJECT PARTNERING - BUILDING CONSORTIUMS AND SUCCESSFUL PARTNERSHIPS

    Rafael Rossi

    Rafael Rossi, Project Financial Director, Mota Cia - Portugal

  • Private finance and its investors - Looking at the expertise needed to launch a private finance project
  • Establishing a consortium bid group
  • Understanding and assessing the role advisors play when putting together a public private partnership
  • Building a structured and lasting working relationship with the public and private sector
  • 17:00 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    17:10 Informal Networking Drinks Reception for Speakers and Delegates

    8:30 Re - registration & Coffee

    9:30 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Ronnie Price

    Ronnie Price, Director General, Portuguese UK Chamber of Commerce

    9:40 CASE STUDY

    Leon Benelbas

    Leon Benelbas, Partner, PriceWaterhouseCoopers

  • Why PPP?
  • Similarities to the UK Model
  • Differences from the UK Model and why
  • Civil code
  • Scope for negotiation
  • Financing structures
  • 10:20 HOW PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS WORK IN A GENERAL SENSE

    Thomas Barrett

    Thomas Barrett, Executive Director, European Investment Bank - Luxembourg

  • Key elements of successful PPP structures throughout Europe
  • Value for money for the public sector: the role of competition
  • Commercial and contractual requirements of the private sector
  • Innovations in PPP financing in European markets
  • The impact of the Euro on PPP’s
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 THE RISKS INVOLVED IN PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS

    John May

    John May, Partner, Ashurst Morris Crisp

  • The legal framework for PPP’s
  • The lending and selection process
  • Risk allocation and management
  • Typical contractual structures
  • How the Portuguese experience compares with the rest of Europe
  • 12:00 THE ASPECTS AND RISKS IN PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS

    Carlos Ginebreda Marti

    Carlos Ginebreda Marti, Partner, Brugueras Garcia - Bragado Molinero - Spain

  • Looking at the contract requirements for a private finance
  • Security Issues
  • Government support
  • Regulated Legal systems causing vicious circles
  • Implications in Public Private Partnerships in Spain
  • 12:40 Lunch

    14:00 HOW PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS HAVE BEEN FINANCED IN THE PAST

    Pedro Rebelo de Sousa

    Pedro Rebelo de Sousa, Lawyer, Simmons and Simmons Rebelo de Sousa

  • Setting the terms for the business case and the joint venture procedures
  • Choosing funding partners
  • Successfully securing the co-operation of third parties
  • Structuring the deal - assessing the different financial considerations
  • Developing an effective long term strategy for a successful programme project
  • 14:40 CASE STUDY

    Jeremy Colman

    Jeremy Colman, Assistant Auditor General, National Audit Office

  • Independent audit shows PPP can deliver good value for money
  • The PPP approach has many pitfalls
  • Some case studies based on UK audits
  • Key steps towards overcoming the pitfalls
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 PRINCIPLES BEHIND PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS

    Fernando Igartua, Lawyer, Gomez Acebo & Pombo - Spain

    Fernando Igartua, Lawyer, Gomez Acebo & Pombo - Spain, Joao Vieira, Lawyer, Vieira de Almeida,

  • The first form of PPP - consumers paying directly
  • Public service versus Private sector - are there significant differences
  • Relationship purchasing transactions
  • Seeking business improvements rather than the purchase of component assets
  • Recognising and capturing contractual relationships
  • Correct structure is required to succeed in a PPP - How is this achieved?
  • 16:20 CASE STUDY

    Gerard Murphy

    Gerard Murphy, Head of PPP, National Roads Authority

  • The need for road infrastructure in Ireland
  • Government decision to pilot PPP schemes particularly for roads
  • Pilot PPP road schemes
  • National Road Authority’s role
  • Developing PPP templates
  • The future of PPP’s in Ireland
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

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    Workshops

    Understanding and Implementing a Public Private Partnership
    Workshop

    Understanding and Implementing a Public Private Partnership

    Hotel Fira Palace
    28th January 2000
    Barcelona, Spain

    Understanding and Implementing a Public Private Partnership
    Workshop

    Understanding and Implementing a Public Private Partnership

    Hotel Fira Palace
    28th January 2000
    Barcelona, Spain

    Hotel Fira Palace

    Avda
    Rius i Taulet 1-3
    Barcelona 08004
    Spain

    Hotel Fira Palace

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