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Are you involved in Infrastructure Financing & PPP in the Nordic Region?
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With infrastructure financing high on the agenda, the 9th Annual Nordic PPP Forum promises to be the largest event in the Nordic PPP calendar.
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As State and Municipal governments face large capital expenditure to build infrastructure and provide public services there is an urgent need to gauge which infrastructure financing tools will prove the most cost-efficient to meet future needs.
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In this dynamic environment, SMi’s 9th edition of the Nordic PPP Forum will feature timely presentations giving you a comprehensive analysis of current perspectives and plans regarding infrastructure financing and developments. 
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Gain an insight from key public and private sector presentations
  • Regional outlooks
  • Alternative forms of procurement and contracting
  • Case Studies
  • Special  focus on roads and schools
  • Increasing efficiency and productivity
  • 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
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 Our outstanding line-up of experts includes

Public Sector Speakers Include:

  • Carsten Vaedele Madsen, Head of Section, Ministry of Transport & Energy, Denmark
  • Tuomo Suvanto, Ministerial Adviser, Ministry of Transport and Communication
  • Bengt Westmann, Head of Finance Department, Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SALAR)
  • Malcolm Costigan, Legal Counsel, Danish Palace and Properties Agency
  • Karin Lagerstrand, Vice President, Svenska Handelsbanken


Private Sector Speakers Include:

  • Karin Lagerstrand, Vice President, Svenska Handelsbanken
  • Stine Bitsch Rasmussen, PPP Finance Manager, Bank DnB NORD
  • Peter Hellman, Director, Public Finance Origination, Eurohypo AG
  • Erik Naafs, Director, DIF
  • Anders Claeson, Head, Structured Finance, Nordic Construction Company
  • Jonas Sundberg, Manager, SWECO
  • Christine Kalhauge, Project Manager, Development Planning, COWI
  • Geir Frøholm, Lawyer and partner, Advokatfirmaet Schjodt
  • Lars Gunnar Nag, Director, Agder Ops Vegselskap
  • Paul Peekel, Project Manager, Strukton Integrale Projecten
  • Klaus Ahm, Partner, Transaction Advisory Services, Ernst & Young
  • Anders Röstin, Head of Corporate Finance, KPMG


Who will you meet at this event?
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All of the senior public officials involved in infrastructure development and PPP/PFI in the Nordics, plus the key bidders, the main banks and the leading advisers.
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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.

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SMi's Annual Nordic PPP forum will again bring together infrastructure sponsors, developers, funders and legal advisors specialising in this market to identify and examine key sector activity in the Nordics.
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With Governments weighing up the benefits of the first wave of projects this is your chance to discuss the outcome and look at solution for the growing infrastructure needs of the region.
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Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Klaus  Ahm

Klaus Ahm, Partner, Transaction Advisory Services, Ernst & Young

9:10 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Fulfilling Sweden’s Transport Infrastructure Needs

Anders Bjorklund

Anders Bjorklund, Senior Manager, PricewaterhouseCoopers (Sweden)

  • Developing a comprehensive plan
  • Presentation of the 'Infrabil' 2008-10 plan
  • Projects in focus
  • Considering alternative financing paths
  • 9:50 Fixed Link Across the Fehmarnbelt

    Carsten Vaedele Madsen

    Carsten Vaedele Madsen, Senior Advisor, Ministry of Transport, Denmark

  • Including the financing model
  • Latest financial analysis 
  • Existing fixed links across the Great Belt and Oeresund
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Reviewing Road Financing in Finland

    Tuomo Suvanto

    Tuomo Suvanto, Ministerial Adviser, Ministry of Transport and Communication

  • Activity and projects
  • Innovative contracting practices for roads
  • Conclusions for project contracting and delivery methods
  • 11:40 Trehjoe School PPP

    Stine Birk

    Stine Birk, Head of PPP Finance, Bank DnB NORD

  • Key features
  • Financing schools in Denmark
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 Nordic Infrastructure Financing Needs and Prospects

    Anders Röstin

    Anders Röstin, Head of Corporate Finance, KPMG

  • Developments in the Nordic area
  • Challenges and new models
  • Changing nature of transaction structures
  • Is there still a strong role for PPP across the region?
  • Future trends
  • 14:30 Infrastructure Financing in Sweden: Challenges, Developments and Opportunities

    Karin Lagerstrand

    Karin Lagerstrand, Vice President, Svenska Handelsbanken

  • Reviewing Swedish projects and financing mechanisms
  • Key contracting and financing issues
  • Transforming challenges into opportunities
  • 15:10 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 Interoperable Toll Financed Roads in Sweden, Denmark and Norway

    Jonas Sundberg

    Jonas Sundberg, Director, SWECO

  • Overview of the EasyGo service: cross-boarder toll merging
  • Enabling broad services delivery:  ferry lines, parking
  • Lessons learnt
  • 16:20 Funding Infrastructure at the Local Level

    Bengt Westmann

    Bengt Westmann, Head of Finance Department, Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SALAR)

  • Reviewing recent developments
  • Balancing responsibilities: dangers and merits of change
  • Implication for the administration and funding of future infrastructure development
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Klaus  Ahm

    Klaus Ahm, Partner, Transaction Advisory Services, Ernst & Young

    9:10 PPP and the Danish State

    Malcolm Costigan

    Malcolm Costigan, Legal Counsel, Danish Palace and Properties Agency

  • The Palaces and Properties Agency model
  • Key Projects:
  • o         the Danish National Archives
    o         the Danish National Land Registry
    o         Tax Centres in Haderslev and Skive
    o         New Court Buildings
  • Future projects and future considerations
  • 9:50 Danish Archives PPP Project

    Erik Naafs

    Erik Naafs, Director, DIF

  • Overview of the project
  • Key financing features
  • Lessons learnt
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 PPP in Norway - Possibilities and conceptual issues

    Geir Froeholm

    Geir Froeholm, Partner, Advokatfirmaet Schjodt

  • Present situation of PFI in Norway
  • Experiences from executed PFI projects
  • Understanding the concepts used and key issues
  • A look into the crystal ball: examining future prospects
  • 11:40 E18 Grimstad to Kirstiansand Project

    Lars Gunnar Nag

    Lars Gunnar Nag, Director, AGDER OPS VEGSELSKAP

  • Description of the Project Development Plan
  • PPP project model
  • Technical implementation
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 Structured Public Finance in a Nordic Context

    Peter Hellman

    Peter Hellman, Vice President, Eurohypo

  • Optimised risk-sharing PPP structures
  • A way forward in the region
  • 14:30 Co-financing at the Local Level: A Holistic Approach to Urban Development

    Annette Walter

    Annette Walter, Senior Project Manager, PPP and Finance Group

  • Creating integrated developments: financing sport facilities, health and community centres 
  • Creating positive synergies and enhanced solutions
  • Enhancing PPP delivery at the local level
  • 15:10 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 Interweaving of Public Infrastructure Planning Processes and PPP Tender Processes

    Paul Peekel

    Paul Peekel, Project Manager, Strukton Integrale Projecten

  • Application of Competitive Dialogue in DBFM Infrastructure tenders
  • Procurement processes and consortium strategies in Competitive Dialogue tenders
  • Reducing transaction time and costs
  • Experience in the Netherlands
  • Lessons learned for the Nordic Region
  • 16:20 Risk and Infrastructure Development in the Nordic Region

    Klaus  Ahm

    Klaus Ahm, Partner, Transaction Advisory Services, Ernst & Young

    17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

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