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The announcement of the London 2012 Olympic Games marks an exciting time for the Sports and Leisure industry in the UK. Coupled with figures showing more new sports facilities being created and, for the first time, the number of playing fields increasing, infrastructure is at the forefront of agenda and policy. SMi’s Financing Sports and Leisure Infrastructure Conference will cover the latest from the DCMS and industry governing bodies.

In addition you will:

Learn how to bid, procure, and secure investment.
Discover the latest from PPP / PFI projects.
Gain the experience of those who have completed facilities internationally - through case studies and step-by-step guides on how to get involved.
Hear the plans gearing up to 2012, including financing, stadium construction, transport and urban regeneration.

Our expert speaker panel includes...

  • Cathy Page, Head of Local Government Team, DCMS
  • John McGuigan, Director of City Development, Coventry City Council
  • Don Earley, Deputy Director, NPFA
  • Tony Whitehead, Strategic Advisor, Strategic Investment Board
  • Paul Kelly, Senior Executive, 4ps
  • Ian Fytche, Director of Operations and Performance, Sport England
  • Mark Downes, Head of Major Projects, Sport England
  • Robin Thompson, Director, PMP Consulting
  • Mark Sutcliffe, CEO, Strategic Leisure
  • Mike Ellsmore, Project Director, Bexley Council

                   

                   

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Penny Rinta-Suksi

Penny Rinta-Suksi, Partner,

9:10 PFI CREDITS

Cathy Page

Cathy Page, Head of Local Government Team, Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)

  • Policy for the allocation of credits
  • Guidance and criteria for local PFI projects
  • New rules
  • Working with the OPDM, DfES, the OGC and The Treasury
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:40 MORE SPORTS FIELDS THAN EVER BEFORE

    Don Earley

    Don Earley, Deputy Director, National Playing Fields Association (NPFA)

  • Selling playing fields to fund investment in indoor sport – a question of both, not one or the other
  • Encouraging more outdoor developments – the issues: quantity, quality and accessibility
  • DfES regulations for the sale of playing fields and the use of proceeds – an example to others
  • Plans for the future
  • The outsiders’ views of government support, initiatives and policy perspectives
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 RICOH ARENA

    John McGuigan

    John McGuigan, Director of City Development, Coventry City Council

  • Leading the way in UK leisure facilities
  • Successes and advice for other projects
  • New developments
  • Investments totalling £250 million
  • A casino, arena, football stadium, community facilities and health club in one
  • 14:30 BEXLEY PATHFINDER PFI LEISURE SCHEME

    Mike Ellsmore

    Mike Ellsmore, Project Director, Bexley Council

  • Delivering leisure without government subsidy
  • Transferring risk
  • Financing the scheme
  • Structuring the deal
  • Successes and advice for other projects
  • Maintaining relationships and consortium structure
  • 15:10 Afternoon Tea

    16:20 FUTURE MANAGEMENT SERVICES

    Mark Sutcliffe

    Mark Sutcliffe, Chief Executive, Strategic Leisure

  • Best management solutions and evaluation
  • Cost of capital investment
  • Costing improvement to facilities
  • Revenue implications / affordability
  • Risk transfer and sustainability
  • The Prudential Borrowing code and outcomes
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    David Hutton

    David Hutton, Partner, Bevan Ashford

    9:10 DELIVERING THE DREAM

    Steven Lloyd

    Steven Lloyd, Director, Arup

  • Value for money
  • Optimising procurement
  • The need for private sector innovation
  • Maximising the legacy
  • 9:50 OLYMPIC LEGACY

    Mark Downes

    Mark Downes, Head of Major Projects, Sport England

  • The performance sport network
  • Olympic facilities enhancing the network
  • Pre and post games legacy
  • London and nation – wide benefits
  • Training and holding camps
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 CREATING A CLIMATE TO ACTIVATE A PROJECT AT A TIME OF POLITICAL UNCERTAINTY

    Peter Boxell

    Peter Boxell, Head of Communications, London Rail

  • Stakeholder alignment case study bubble
  • Seeking opportunity
  • Evaluating risk
  • Media campaigning
  • Project delivery
  • 11:40 NORTHERN IRELAND

    Tony Whitehead

    Tony Whitehead, Strategic Advisor, Strategic Investment Board

  • Project delivery
  • Financial viability
  • Stakeholder support
  • "Sweating the asset"
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    14:00 PROCURING OVERSEAS

    Robin Thompson

    Robin Thompson, Director, PMP Consulting

  • A new approach to sport and leisure development in these regions
  • Pre-qualification and invitation to tender stages
  • What the facilities consists of
  • What is required from bidding companies
  • Case study
  • 14:40 CONQUERING INTERNATIONAL MARKETS

    Martin Harman

    Martin Harman, Partner, Head of Infrastructure, Pinsent Masons

  • UK strengths
  • Key competition and other markets
  • Priority events and projects
  • How to get involved – bidding, procuring, building
  • International sports and leisure infrastructure projects
  • 15:20 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

    15:30 Afternoon Tea

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    Workshops

    Successful Procurement in Leisure Procedures
    Workshop

    Successful Procurement in Leisure Procedures

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    United Kingdom

    The Hatton, at etc. venues

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