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The Netherlands has successfully embarked on a programme of Public Private investment into its transport infrastructure. Find out what opportunities this has created at SMi’s 2-day conference to be held in Amsterdam in November. As a delegate, you will be given an insight into how the framework currently works in relation to current and potential financiers, central and local government and contractors.

And that’s not all, through our interactive presentations you will find out what progress has been made with projects including the hyper speed rail link (HSL) and A59 major road project.

Presentations are brought to you by leading government and industry experts including:

  • Paul Wind, Head Knowledge Centre PPP, Ministry of Finance
  • H. P. Voorhoeve, Manager Commercial Affairs, Ministry of Transport, HSL Project Organisation
  • Ben Spiering, Project Manager Public Private Partnerships, Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management, Directorate-General of Public Works and Water Management
  • Bernd Fislage, Vice President, Deutsche Bank
  • Daan van der Heijden, Senior Vice President, Public Private Finance, NIB Capital Bank
  • Phillip Hall, Director, Structured Finance, Royal Bank of Scotland
  • David Gedney, Project Executive, Infraspeed

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Conference programme

9:00 Registration & Coffee

9:30 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Joop G. J. Janssen

Joop G. J. Janssen, Partner, Stibbe

9:40 OVERVIEW OF TRANSPORT POLICY IN THE NETHERLANDS

Dr H. A. van Klink

Dr H. A. van Klink, Senior Industry Analyst, Rabobank International

  • The ‘transport explosion’ and new investments in the Netherlands
  • Banks and transport infrastructure financing
  • Recent experiences with PPP
  • Preconditions for private participation
  • The way forward
  • 10:20 OUTCOME OF PPP IN THE NETHERLANDS

    Paul Wind

    Paul Wind, Head Knowledge Centre PPP, Ministry of Finance

  • Progress of PPP in the Netherlands
  • Broadening the scope of PPP
  • Task and activities of the Knowledge Centre PPP
  • Prospects of PPP in the Netherlands
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 CASE STUDY: FINANCING OF THE HSL INFRAPROVIDER PROJECT

    H. P. Voorhoeve

    H. P. Voorhoeve, Manager Commercial Affairs, Ministry of Transport, HSL Project Organisation

  • Key characteristics of the project
  • Why the PPP route?
  • Major risk decisions
  • Floating interest rate risk
  • Did we get value for money
  • Lessons learnt
  • 12:00 CASE STUDY: BETUWEROUTE

    Paul J. A. Oortwijn

    Paul J. A. Oortwijn, Commercial Director, Grontmij

  • Overview of the project
  • Planning procedures
  • Relation quality, time and costs
  • Contractual agreements
  • Evaluating optimal pricing schemes
    Financial structure
  • Lessons learnt
  • 12:40 Lunch

    14:00 HSL: THE CONSORTIUM MEMBER’S PERSPECTIVE

    Niek K. Biegman

    Niek K. Biegman, Partner, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek - Linklaters & Alliance

  • Flow down of risk (where to draw the line)
  • Shareholders arrangements
  • Industrial/institutional investor’s issues
  • Internal consortium matters
  • Direct agreement aspects
  • Best practices developed
  • 14:40 CASE STUDY: A59

    Wijnand Susanna

    Wijnand Susanna, Partner, PRC Bouwcentrum

  • Project targets
  • Life cycle accounting
  • Scope of project
  • Quality control
  • Risk allocation
  • Changes of roles
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 HSL ZUID - PPP IN THE NETHERLANDS, HOW COULD WE DELIVER THE PROPOSED REQUIREMENT AT AN AFFORDABLE PRICE

    Bernd Fislage, Vice President, Deutsche Bank

    Bernd Fislage, Vice President, Deutsche Bank, , David Gedney, Project Executive, Infraspeed

  • Is the private sector better placed to manage risks?
  • How to find the best combination of cost and quality
  • Financial benefits and non-financial factors
  • The extent of risk transfer to the private sector
  • Value for the whole life of a project
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    9:00 Re-registration and Coffee

    9:30 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Bart Meesters

    Bart Meesters, Partner, Allen & Overy

    9:40 TENDERING PROCESS FOR TRANSPORT PROJECTS

    Phillip Hall

    Phillip Hall, Director, Structured Finance, Royal Bank of Scotland

  • Choosing an appropriate project
  • Issues unique to Dutch transport
  • Allocation of risk
  • Structuring finance
  • Closing the finance deal
  • Best practices developed
  • 10:20 PPP, IN THE INTEREST OF THE PUBLIC

    Ben Spiering

    Ben Spiering, Project Manager Public Private Partnerships, Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Mgt, Directorate-General of Public Works and Water Mgt

  • Public interest and goals
  • Public and private conditions
  • Capturing creativity
  • Creating value for the citizen
  • Do’s and don’t in a PPP process
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 PUBLIC - PRIVATE FINANCE

    Daan van der Heijden

    Daan van der Heijden, Senior Vice President, Public Private Finance, NIB Capital Bank

  • Public sector and private sector perspective
  • PPP methods and payment mechanisms
  • Transactions in the Netherlands
  • New sectors beyond transport
  • 12:00 THE DUTCH TRANSPORT CHALLENGE

    Hans Wenkenbach

    Hans Wenkenbach, Director, Strukton Integrale Projecton

  • Private initiatives
  • Hoge Snel Weg
  • Challenges
  • 12:40 Lunch

    14:00 PAYING YOUR WAY THROUGH

    Professor Dr Hendrik J. de Ru

    Professor Dr Hendrik J. de Ru, Partner, Allen & Overy, Advisory Board to the Minister of Transport, Public Works and Water Management

  • Instruments to prevent congestion
  • The introduction of pay lanes
  • The introduction of a road operator
  • The construction of a public private partnership
  • Dealing with legal obstacles
  • 14:40 VALUE FOR MONEY IN DUTCH PPP PROJECTS

    Wout Korving

    Wout Korving, Managing Partner, Ecorys Finance

  • Public sector comparator
  • Public private comparator
  • Performance payment mechanism
  • PPP procurement and VFM instruments
  • Case examples HSL-Zuid and A59
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 ROAD FINANCE FOR THE NETHERLANDS

    Richard Abadie

    Richard Abadie, Transport Project Finance, PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • Financing PPP road projects
  • Equitable risk allocation
  • Mechanisms for payment
  • Benefits to the national economy
  • Relevance of international precedent
  • Considerations for the future
  • 16:20 FUNDING TRANSPORT FROM THE PRIVATE SECTOR

    Bill Doughty

    Bill Doughty, Head of Infrastructure Group, Abbey National Treasury Services

  • Key considerations for successful bid
  • Cost considerations
  • Contract structure
  • Using financial instruments effectively
  • Evaluation of effectiveness
  • Transport infrastructure experience in Europe
  • 17:00 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

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