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Are you looking to invest in Nordic infrastructure?
Do you want to hear from the region's Government representatives?           
Are you searching for high quality expert advice on how to make the right choices?     
Do you want to network with individuals key to a successful investment?                    

 

Then don't miss out on the event of the year to help you achieve your goals in the Nordic region. Now in its tenth year and previously known as the well acclaimed 'Nordic PPP Forum' this October's conference is moving on to ensure that all changes facing the current and future for investment in the Nordic region are addressed.

New speakers will be working together to create a worthwhile and lively two day event. New revelations will be made from all corners of the infrastructure market. Speakers will be there to take challenging questions from you, so don't forget to come prepared for this unmissable opportunity!

Topics which will be addressed include:

  • PPP contracts (OPS) in Norway – present and future
  • Danish transport
  • The role of the European Investment Bank
  • Financing options
  • The impact of the credit crisis
  • Risk, contractual and legal issues
  • Numerous case studies
     

 

HEAR from key central and local Government representatives across the Nordic region and Europe including the Swedish Ministry of Energy, Enterprise and Communications
BENEFIT from a wide range of unique case studies on current infrastructure projects including the New Karolinska Hospital
GAIN an understanding directly from banks and other financial experts on the impact of the recession on infrastructure development
DEBATE directly with leading experts on the future of PPP projects within the Nordic region
 

  • Public Sector Representatives
  • Lawyers
  • Partners
  • Consultants
  • Construction
  • Banks
  • Managing Director
  • CEO
  • Process Engineer
  • Business Development Manager 
  • Analyst
     

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

9:10 OVERVIEW OF INFRASTRUCTURE ACROSS THE NORDIC REGION

Anders Röstin

Anders Röstin, Head of Corporate Finance, KPMG

• The challenges facing the Nordic region at the moment.
• How Nordic countries can work together to overcome the problems of the credit crisis
• Using infrastructure strengthen international relationships across Nordic countries
• Most suitable methods of procuring infrastructure in the current circumstances
• The future
 

9:50 PART ONE: PPP CONTRACTS (OPS) IN NORWAY – PRESENT AND FUTURE

Geir Froeholm

Geir Froeholm, Partner - Lawyer, Advokatfirmaet Schjodt AS

• Interphase VD as contract party vs. Authority
• Legal entity
• Mix authority contract party in contract clauses
 

10:30 Morning Coffee

10:50 PART TWO: PPP CONTRACTS (OPS) IN NORWAY – PRESENT AND FUTURE

Lars Gunnar Nag

Lars Gunnar Nag, Director, AGDER OPS VEGSELSKAP

• Interphase VD as contract party vs. Authority
• Legal entity
• Mix authority contract party in contract clauses
 

11:30 MOVING FORWARD COMBINED HEAT AND POWER (CHP)

Asa Hansson

Asa Hansson, Advisor, KPMG

• Definition of CHP
• A great way to use waste to create energy
• Case study
• Promoting CHP across the country
• The future

12:10 Networking Lunch

13:10 TRANSPORT IN DENMARK: AN OVERVIEW

Annette Walter

Annette Walter, Deal Manager, COWI, Development Planning

• The current status of Danish transport infrastructure
• Government policy and transport
• The importance of transport development to Danish Infrastructure
• Where the investor potential lies
• Impact of the credit crunch and overcoming it
• Current projects
• Future plans and aim

13:50 DANISH INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT PLAN - A GREEN TRANSPORT POLICY

Carsten Vaedele Madsen

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

• Elements and initiatives
• Financing, including potential PPP initiatives
• Status on the Fehmarnbelt Fixed Link
• Status on the PPP motorway project Kliplev-Sønderborg in the South of Jutland

 

14:30 Afternoon Tea

14:50 CASE STUDY – HAMMARBY SJOSTAD

Stellan Fryxell

Stellan Fryxell, Project Developer, Tengbom Architects

• Overview of the project
• How it will achieve sustainability and has helped Stockholm on the way to being a green city
• Hammarby Sjostad as an eco-town
• Heating, water supply and waste management
• Project time management
 

15:30 CASE STUDY: PROVIDING AN OVERVIEW OF THE PPP-PROCUREMENT OF NEW KAROLINSKA SOLNA

Erik Gjötterberg

Erik Gjötterberg, Adm Director, County Council of Stockholm

• Overview
• Aims of the project
• Why PPP was the best method of the procuring the project
• How the team managed to secure and manage the contracts between private and public sectors
• How PPP maybe used in other large future hospital projects
 

16:10 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

9:10 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: THE ROLE OF THE EUROPEAN INVESTMENT BANK IN SUPPORTING INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS

Eric Gällstad

Eric Gällstad, Senior Loan Officer, European Investment Bank

• Aims for involvement in the Nordic region and challenges faced
• The support available to the Nordics
• Relationship with the Nordic Investment Bank
• The future
 

9:50 FINANCING OPTIONS FOR NORDIC PPP

• The current status of funding available for Nordic Infrastructure
• The impact of the recession upon traditional financing options
• New sources of funding
• Issues for financiers to consider
• Availability and costs of bank capital
• How to make a project bankable
• Beyond the recession
 

Stine Birk

Stine Birk, Head of PPP Finance, Bank DnB NORD A/S

Eline  Skramstad

Eline Skramstad, Senior Vice President, DNB Nor Bank ASA

10:30 INVOLVING LOCAL BUSINESSES IN DEVELOPMENT AND MAINTENANCE

John Bennet

John Bennet, , Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SALAR)

• The rise of regional infrastructure development vs national development
• Determining local attitudes to regional development
• The impact of the credit crisis on development
• Encouraging business to contribute to and maintain the infrastructure they need to operate at the local level
• Projects most suitable to this form of financing
• Helping each other - Continuing to support local business throughout the crisis
• Sharing responsibilities and maintaining reliable working relationships
• The outlook for infrastructure development at the regional level
 

11:10 Morning Coffee

11:30 HOW COULD A SWEDISH NATIONAL HIGH SPEED RAIL PROGRAMME BE FINANCED?

Anders Bjorklund

Anders Bjorklund, Senior Manager, PricewaterhouseCoopers (Sweden)

• Can a 100-150 bn SEK investment programme be financed over the state budget?
• How can the private sector be involved in financing the rollout?
• What elements has the official investigation included and why?
• How can PPP be discussed in the context of high speed rail while it has been rejected for other road and rail projects?
• What is the current attitude towards risk sharing and public private partnerships from the Swedish Government?
 

12:10 PPPS FOR RAILWAY INFRASTRUCTURE AND TRANSPORTATION

Gunnar Alexandersson

Gunnar Alexandersson, Researcher, Stockholm School Of Economics

• Advantages & disadvantages of PPPs
• PPPs in the transport sector - 4 case studies from Sweden
1)           The Arlanda Airport Link
2)           The Oresund Bridge
3)           The Stockholm City Tram Line
4)           The Ostgota Railway Link
• Recent development and conclusions

12:50 Networking Lunch

13:50 THE CREDIT CRISIS AND EQUITY PROVIDERS

Erik Naafs

Erik Naafs, Director, DIF

• The effects upon equity providers
• The impact upon the tendering of PPP transactions
• Solutions within the different Nordic countries
• Examples
 

14:30 RISK ISSUES

Jaap Veenenbos

Jaap Veenenbos, Director , Aon EMEA North East

• Immediate risk vs long-term risk
• Challenge of measuring risk in both public and private sectors across a long time period
• Varying risks across different methods of infrastructure procurement and different projects
• Managing risk
• Applying lessons learned to the future


 

15:10 Afternoon Tea

15:30 OVERCOMING THE COSTS AND TIME INVOLVED IN BIDDING

Paul Peekel

Paul Peekel, Project Manager, Strukton Integrale Projecten BV

• Issues created by an extended and expensive bidding process
• Methods of cutting down some of the process and speeding it up
• Managing any extra risks created
• Ensuring cutting down process is conducted within the legal framework
• Maintaining fairness to bidders
 

16:20 CONTRACTUAL AND LEGAL ISSUES

Jyrki Prusila

Jyrki Prusila, Partner, Attorney-at-Law, Roschier, Attorneys Ltd

• Building the team for legal advice
• Understanding the legal architecture
• How to compile a strong contract from the beginning
• Managing the contract and maintaining a good working relationship
• How to escalate and resolve disputes should they arise
 

17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

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Workshops

Operational Issues in PPP Projects
Workshop

Operational Issues in PPP Projects

Sheraton Stockholm Hotel and Towers
21st October 2009
Stockholm, Sweden

Sheraton Stockholm Hotel and Towers

Tegelbacken 6
PO Box 195
Stockholm SE-101 23
Sweden

Sheraton Stockholm Hotel and Towers

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