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Have you considered PPP in Italy?
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Are you developing a PPP project in Italy?
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Since the establishment of a reference regulatory framework the Italian PPP market has shown significant growth.  The hospital sector now represents the most developed market while roads, light rail and water have shown significant growth.
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In its 9th year, this discussion-led event will examine market deal flow and identify key sectors for future activity.  It will provide you with a comprehensive analysis of current developments in PPP/PFI as it stands in Italy and how it is likely to evolve.
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In addition to the Italian Government, you will have the opportunity to network with primary infrastructure sponsors, developers and funders who are currently leading key projects across Italy.
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Register now to learn about the latest developments in the Italian PPP/PFI pipeline, and guarantee your place in the definitive debate raging between regulators and facilitators over the future framework of essential Italian infrastructure investment.
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Meet the challenges,

Create the right conditions.

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Benefits of attending
  • Examine key developments in the energy sector with an exceptional case study of Europe’s best energy project
  • Understand current developments through sector reviews in health, waste, water, rail and road
  • Review the latest regulations and legal requirements
  • Hear practical tips to overcome setbacks
  • Learn new financing models and how to improve your performance
  • Gain an insight into the Secondary Market for infrastructure financing
  • Discuss the challenges with leading experts
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This year's event will give you the edge you need to enhance your performance.
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Our outstanding line-up of experts includes
  • Gabriele Pasquini, Member of the Italian PPP Task force, Unita tecnica Finanza di Progetto
  • Luigi Marsullo, President of Finpublic PPP; former Director General Evaluation, Ministry of Economics & Finance, Finpublic PPP
  • Filippo Granara, Manager, Banca Infrastructure Innovazioene Sviluppo - Intesa Sanpaolo Group
  • Piero Atella, Head of Infrastructure, FINOPI
  • Cecelia Felicetti, Associate, Infrastrutture Lombarde
  • Gian Lorenzo Fiorentini, RVA - Rasini Vigano
  • Monica Foschi, Director & Head of Origination, UniCredit Infrastrutture
  • Lucia Manzi, Associate, Steer Davies Gleave
  • Richard Dyton, Partner, Simmons & Simmons
  • Rodolfo Errore, Partner, Simmons & Simmons
  • Monica Colombera, Partner, Legance
  • Sergio Sambri, Chairman, Italian Branch, International Project Finance Association (IPFA)
  • Michael Taylor, Partner, Norton Rose

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Rodolfo Errore

Rodolfo Errore, Lawyer, Simmons & Simmons

9:10 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Attain Sustainable Energy through Infrastructure Development and PPP

Marcello Capra

Marcello Capra, Senior Advisor, Ministry of Economic Development, Government of Italy

  • Italian energy policy in the European context
  • Investment opportunities in the Italian energy market
  • Perspectives and key issues
  • 9:50 PPP in waste to Energy projects

    Monica Colombera

    Monica Colombera, Partner, Legance Studio Legale Associato

  • the Italian experience
  • incentive regime and bankability issues
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Models and Strategies for PPPs: Italy at a Glance

    Gabriele Pasquini

    Gabriele Pasquini, Member of the Italian PPP Task force, Unita tecnica Finanza di Progetto

  • PPPs between EU trends and National Legislative Framework
  • Key sector developments and prospects
  • The role of UTFP (Italian PPP Task Force)
  • The way forward
  • 11:40 Regional Perspective from Lombardia

  • Overview of current developments
  • Role of PPP in new infrastructure developments
  • Overcoming obstacles and lessons learnt
  • Cecilia Felicetti

    Cecilia Felicetti, Manager, Infrastrutture Lombarde

    Claudia Pala

    Claudia Pala, Financial Analyst, Concessioni Autostradali Lombarde S.p.A., Infrastrutture Lombarde

    12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 Italy in the International Perspective

    Richard Dyton

    Richard Dyton, Partner, Simmons & Simmons

  • Opportunities in Italy
  • How Italy compares internationally
  • Developments in neighbouring countries

  • 14:30 Improving the Italian PPP Framework

  • Trends and developments in the Italian PPP market
  • Private sector requirements to get involved in infrastructure development
  • Analysing the criteria of the normative system that regulates PPP
  • Possible solutions in order to improve the PPP framework
  • Alberto Germani

    Alberto Germani, Head of PPP, Italy, EC Harris, IPFA Member of the Italian Chapter Executive Board

    15:10 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 Developments and Opportunities in the Water and Waste Sectors

    Filippo Granara

    Filippo Granara, Project Finance Department, Coordination of Structuring Desk, Banca Infrastrutture Innovazione e Sviluppo - Intasa Sanpaolo Group

  • New water, waste and related utility projects
  • National legislation in water and public utilities
  • Analysis and opportunities
  • 16:20 PPP in the prisons sector

    Michael Taylor

    Michael Taylor, Partner, Norton Rose

  • Opportunities for PPP
  • Lessons from experience in the UK and other EU countries
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Rodolfo Errore

    Rodolfo Errore, Lawyer, Simmons & Simmons

    9:10 Financing Italy’s Transport Infrastructure: Challenges and Prospects

    Caterina Fedi

    Caterina Fedi, Head, Finance Department, Astaldi

    9:50 Milan Underground Metro Line 5 PPP in Case Study

  • Case Study: Metro 5
  • Contractual Structure
  • Project Main Risks and Mitigants
  • Financing Structure
  • Leasing: is this a viable financing alternative under the Italian legal framework ?
  • Leasing applied to transport deals
  • Massimilano Battisti

    Massimilano Battisti, Director, Societe Generale

    Olivier Freitas

    Olivier Freitas, Director, Infrastructure and Asset Based Finance, Societe Generale

    10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Techniques to enhance performance in Italy: Evaluation and Performance of Infrastructure PPP

    Luigi Marsullo

    Luigi Marsullo, President of Finpublic PPP; former Director General Evaluation, Ministry of Economics & Finance, Finpublic PPP

  • Performance management, monitoring and measurement
  • Ongoing evaluation and monitoring
  • Ex-ante evaluation
  • Ex-post evaluation
  • The making of a strategic plan schemes
  • Recent examples of mismanagement
  • Communications for successful projects in Italy
  • 11:40 The Italian PPP market for a Financial Investor

    Piero Atella

    Piero Atella, Head of Infrastructure, Equitter

  • What are the advantages of the Italian market for a financial investor?
  • The primary market: opportunities and threats in the Italian legislation
  • The secondary market: is the legislation appropriate?
  • Which possible improvements in the legislation to increase the presence of financial investors?
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 Demand Forecasting: Accuracy and Risk

    Lucia Manzi

    Lucia Manzi, Associate, Steer Davies Gleave

  • Establishing an accurate demand forecast
  • Main risk in the Italian market
  • International comparisons
  • 14:30 Insurance Requirements of PPP/PFI in Italy: Market, Problems and Opportunities

    Gian Lorenzo Fiorentini

    Gian Lorenzo Fiorentini, Director, RVA - Rasini Vigano

  • Insurance requirements for PPP under actual Italian Legislation
  • Italian insurance market vs. PPP
  • Bankers and insurers: difficult relationship in PPP
  • 15:10 Third Phase of The PPP/PFI Market: Equity Needs PPP/PFI Domestic Market

    Monica Foschi

    Monica Foschi, Director & Head of Origination, UniCredit Infrastrutture SpA

  • PPP/PFI advantages and disadvantages: banks and sponsors standpoint
  • Main issues: project viability, market perspective, equity injection, investment returns
  • Main issues: market and operational risk, bankability, equity needs, contract documentation
  • How to afford project equity needs: a future perspective
  • 15:50 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

    16:00 Afternoon Tea

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