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The SMi Group's PPP in Northern Ireland conference will examine and explore all the sectors currently active in the Northern Irish PPP market covering healthcare, education, transport and the water sector. Through a series of informative presentations and targeted and relevant case studies this conference will deliver a comprehensive analysis of the current state of Northern Irelands infrastructure

Benefits of attending include:

  • Identify the key economic factors driving growth in Northern Irelands infrastructure
  • Hear cross sector updates from PPP projects in progress
  • Learn about the latest funding issues affecting the market
  • Review the latest developments surrounding PPP/PFI contracts and the standardisation process
  • Gain insight into the latest opportunities and the project pipeline in the region

Expert speaker line up includes

  • Geoff Allister, Acting Chief Executive, Department for Regional Development, Roads Service
  • John-George Willis, Partner, Tughans Solicitors
  • Anne Hanratty, Head of Service, Northern Ireland PPP Education Service
  • Karl Dorman, Senior Project Manager, Northern Ireland PPP Education Service
  • Andrew Gault, Senior Project Manager, Northern Ireland PPP Education Service
  • Clark Bailie, Assistant Director, Capital Development, Northern Health & Social Care Trust
  • Tom Richardson, Managing Director, Baxter Ireland
  • Sue Holmes, PPP Director, Northern  Ireland Water Limited
  • Seamus McGuckin, Senior Manager, Corporate Markets - BBNI, Ulster Bank
  • Brandon McMaster, Director, Northern Ireland Audit Office
  • Roy Spiers, Strategic Routes Improvement Manager for the Department of Regional Development, Roads Service, Eastern Division
  • Stuart Cairns, Partner, L'Estrange & Brett's Projects Group
  • Martin Bowens, Assistant Director, Ernst & Young
  • Wilton Farrelly, Division Director, H&J Martin

Conference programme

8:45 Registration & Coffee

9:15 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Kevin Feeney

Kevin Feeney, Partner, A&L Goodbody

9:30 CASE STUDY - THE SOUTH EASTERN EDUCATION AND LIBRARY BOARD

Anne Hanratty

Anne Hanratty, Head of PPP Education Service, NI PPP Education Service

9:50 ACHIEVING EXCELLENCE IN SCHOOL DESIGN

Andrew Gault

Andrew Gault, Senior Project Manager, NI PPP Education Service

10:10 CONTRACT MANAGEMENT- CONVERTING DESIGN INTO REALITY

Karl Dorman

Karl Dorman, Senior Project Manager, NI PPP Education Service

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 DELIVERING NORTHERN IRELAND'S INVESTMENT STRATEGY

Brandon McMaster

Brandon McMaster, Director, NI Audit Office

  • Improving departmental planning
  • Building capacity
  • Achieving value for money
  • Building effective relationships
  • 11:40 FUNDING ISSUES

    Seamus McGuckin

    Seamus McGuckin, Senior Manager, Corporate Markets - BBNI, Ulster Bank Limited

  • Update on funding approaches
  • The investor profile
  • Management of risk
  • Establishment of a competitive dialogue
  • Public sector funding competition
  • 12:20 COMPETITIVE DIALOGUE

    Stuart  Cairns

    Stuart Cairns, Partner, L'Estrange And Brett

  • The Public Contracts Regulations 2006
  • A local approach
  • Lessons learnt in local health projects
  • 13:00 Networking Lunch

    14:30 USE OF PPP IN WATER REFORM

    Sue Holmes

    Sue Holmes, PPP Programme Director, Water Service

  • Challenges
  • Achievements
  • Lessons learnt
  • 15:10 Afternoon Tea

    15:30 PANEL SESSION

    9:15 Registration & Coffee

    9:45 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    John-George Willis

    John-George Willis, Partner and Head of Projects, Tughans, Solicitors

    10:00 FACILITIES MANAGEMENT

    Wilton Farrelly

    Wilton Farrelly, Division Director, H & J Martin Ltd

  • Good practice in N.I
  • Issues of local concern
  • How the market will move forward
  • 10:40 CONTRACT MANAGEMENT CASE STUDY

  • Project update
  • Building the partnership
  • Measuring performance and monitoring progress
  • Dispute avoidance
  • Clark Baille

    Clark Baille, Assistant Director Capital Development / Project Director, Northern Health & Social Care Trust

    Tom Richardson

    Tom Richardson, Managing Director, Baxter Ireland

    11:20 Morning Coffee

    11:50 COMPARISON OF THE HEALTH MARKET IN NORTHERN IRELAND COMPARED TO THE REST OF THE UK

    Martin Bowens

    Martin Bowens, Assistant Director, Ernst & Young

  • Primary, community and acute healthcare project delivery
  • Cross sector delivery vehicles
  • Competitive Dialogue in practice
  • Infrastructure development in an intergrated healthcare economy
  • 12:30 Networking Lunch

    14:00 DEVELOPMENT OF NORTHERN IRELANDS STRATEGIC ROADS NETWORK

    Geoff  Allister

    Geoff Allister, Acting Chief Executive , Department for Regional Development, Roads Service

  • Forecasts and development plans for the roads network
  • Financing options and techniques
  • Future plans
  • 14:40 CASE STUDY - THE DFBO WESTLINK PROJECT

    Roy Spiers

    Roy Spiers, Strategic Routes Improvement Manager for the Department of Regional Development, Roads Service, Eastern Division

  • Overview of the project and the partnership
  • Progress so far
  • Managing the contract in practice
  • Setting a precedent for future projects
  • 15:20 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Conference follwed by Afternoon Tea

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