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SMi's 10th annual 'PPP in Ireland and Northern Ireland' will once again bring together sponsors, developers, funders and advisors to analyse ongoing projects and examine market deal flow.

Delegates will hear both practical and theoretical presentations with real case studies from projects in the region.  With first hand insights from government departments driving developments in the sector, learn where current and future opportunities lie and network with key players in the region.

Key Issues to be addressed at the conference:

  • Northern Ireland’s Healthcare Investment Programme
  • Dublin’s Metro North Project
  • PPP in Education and Accommodation
  • Case studies on Fatima Mansions & Bangor and Comber Schools Scheme
  • Facilities Management
  • Competitive Dialogue

Gain an insight from key industry speakers in the field:

  • Gerard Cahillane, Head of Operations, NDFA
  • John Cole, Chief Executive, Health Estates, Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety Northern Ireland
  • Dr Jim Livingstone, Director of Infrastructure Development, Health Estates, Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety Northern Ireland
  • Rob Leech, Project Manager, Metro North
  • John Mahon, Procurement and PPP Unit, Courts Service
  • Conor Gunn, Senior Analyst, NDFA
  • Mary Maguire, Project Director, Sperrin and Lakeland Health & Social Trust
  • Michael O’Neil, Executive Manager, Housing and Residential Services, Dublin City Council
  • Anne Hanratty, Head of PPP Education Services, South Eastern Education and Library Board, Northern Ireland
  • Andrew Gault, PPP Project Manager, South Eastern Education and Library Board, Northern Ireland
  • Terry Walsh, Assistant Principal, PPP Policy Unit, Ireland

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

John-George Willis

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

9:10 DELIVERING PPP IN IRELAND

Gerard Cahillane

Gerard Cahillane, Head of Operations, National Development Finance Agency (NDFA)

  • The role of the NDFA
  • Lessons learnt from past projects
  • Future projects and priorities
  • The scope for PPP in Ireland
  • 9:50 METRO NORTH

    Rob Leech

    Rob Leech, Project Manager, Railway Procurement Agency

  • Government approval to proceed Nov 2005
  • Transport 21 & secured funding
  • Development of PPP structure
  • Key challenges
  • Project timescales
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 TRAFFIC RISK IN RAIL PROJECTS

    Christian Kummert

    Christian Kummert, Managing Director, DEPFA Bank Plc

  • Traffic related risks
  • Payment schemes
  • Traffic forecasts
  • Lenders requirements
  • Outlook
  • 11:40 INVESTMENT PROGRAMME FOR HEALTHCARE

    Jim Livingstone

    Jim Livingstone, Director of Infrastructure Development, DHSSPS

  • Overview: centrally managed programme
  • Procurement routes
  • Northern Ireland LIFT?
  • Primary care: delivering new facilities
  • Acute hospital redevelopment
  • Community hospitals
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:40 FUTURE HEALTH PROJECTS

    John Cole

    John Cole, Chief Executive, DHSSPSNI

  • New PPP hospitals and redevelopment: what is being built?
  • The need for flexibility in hospital PPP
  • Strategic modelling
  • Procurement options: is competitive dialogue the way forward?
  • What will be looked for from bidders?
  • 14:20 EDUCATION PPP

    Mica Giles

    Mica Giles, Director, Corporate Finance , BDO Stoy Hayward

  • Public sector advisory
  • Private sector advisory
  • Post-close services
  • 15:00 PPP IN COURTS

    John Mahon

    John Mahon, Procurement and PPP Unit, Courts Service

  • Courts service: what we do
  • Criminal courts: what was needed
  • Approach for the Criminal Courts project
  • Courts PPP bundle update
  • 15:20 ACCOMODATION PPP

    Siona  Meghen

    Siona Meghen, Associate Director, IIB Bank plc

  • Market overview
  • Funders view on project risks
  • Case study
  • Lessons learnt
  • 15:40 Afternoon Tea

    16:00 FACILITIES MANAGEMENT IN PRACTICE

    Mark Gordon

    Mark Gordon, Managing Director, VFM Consultancy

  • Past mistakes with FM in PPP
  • FM benchmarking and market testing: the demonstration of value for money?
  • Operational facilities management
  • Performance management and payment mechanisms
  • FM communications
  • FM innovation and added value?
  • 16:40 LEGAL DIMENSIONS

    Patrick McGovern

    Patrick McGovern, Partner, Arthur Cox

  • The New Directives and Regulations
  • Telaustria and providing for it
  • Other Key Legal Dimensions
  • Case study: Guiding Project
  • Precautions
  • Lessons
  • Mitigating Risks
  • 17:20 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Roger  Alexander

    Roger Alexander, PPP/PFI Director, RSM Robson Rhodes

    9:10 IRELAND AND NORTHERN IRELAND

  • Approach of State agencies and departments
  • Key contracting parties approach
  • Differences in funding approaches
  • Differences in risk profile
  • Robert Boland

    Robert Boland, Director of Structured Finance, AIB International Finance Services

    Barry  Millsom

    Barry Millsom, Director of Structured Finance, AIB International Finance Services

    9:50 PPP IN THE PROCUREMENT PROCESS

    Terry Walsh

    Terry Walsh, Assistant Principal, Central PPP Unit, Ireland

  • The revised guidelines
  • The role of the Centre of Expertise
  • The suite of guidelines and how they fit together
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 EDUCATION PROJECTS IN FOCUS

    Conor Gunn

    Conor Gunn, Senior Analyst, National Development Finance Agency (NDFA)

  • Education in Ireland: What was needed?
  • Project overview and structure
  • Output specifications
  • Identifying the risks and issues
  • What next?
  • 11:40 NI PPP EDUCATION SERVICES

  • Building expertise
  • Project procurement
  • Project management
  • Anne Hanratty

    Anne Hanratty, Head of Service, PPP South Eastern Education & Library Board, Northern Ireland

    Andrew Gault

    Andrew Gault, PPP Project Manager, NI PPP Education Service

    12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 EXAMPLES OF SOCIAL HOUSING & REGENERATION PPP

    Coralie Foster

    Coralie Foster, Partner, RSM Robson Rhodes

  • Market position
  • Recent developments & lessons learned
  • Key challenges
  • What does the future hold?
  • 14:30 FATIMA MANSIONS

  • Procurement
  • Negotiations & preferred bidders
  • Moving on site
  • Post contract management
  • Michael O'Neil

    Michael O'Neil, Executive Manager, Dublin City Council

    15:10 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 COMPETITIVE DIALOGUE IN PRACTICE

    Mary Maguire

    Mary Maguire, Project Director, Sperrin Lakeland Health and Social Care trust

  • Overview of project
  • Procurement issues
  • Exemplar design
  • Using strategic approach
  • Familiarisation with competitive dialogue process
  • 16:20 EARLY EXPERIENCES OF BIDDING IN NORTHERN IRELAND HEALTH

    Martin Bowens

    Martin Bowens, Director, Ernst & Young

  • Building the consortium team
  • Competitve dialogue in practice
  • Funding issues
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

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