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Following the adoption of the new Enabling Law, the traditional approach of concessions is being revisited in France.

As one of the priorities of the major reform is the development of new forms of PPP contracts. With major programmes approaching in several sectors, SMi's 4th annual PPP in France conference will give you a great opportunity to network with the relevant people from the French Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Transport as well as sponsors and financial institutions alike.

Topic and issues to be covered include:
  • The new PPP enabling law
  • The French PPP prison programme
  • The road concession model
  • Latest details on the new Defence deal
  • New sectors taking advantage of the current PPP trends

Who will you meet at this event?

Last year's delegates included:
Aeroport International de Vatry
Agence de Maitrise d’ Ouvrage des Travoux du Ministére de la Justice
Allen & Overy
Assemblée Nationale
Autoroutes Paris Rhin Rhone
Bank Of Scotland
Barclays Capital
Barts and the London NHS Trust
Bouygues Construction
Calyon
CDC IXIS
Chilean Naval Mission
Cintra
CIT Structured Finance
Davis Langdon France
Debevoise & Plimpton
Délégation Générale pour l’Armement
Deloitte & Touche
Denton Wilde Sapte
Dexia Credit Local
EADS Services
Ernst and Young
Eversheds
GE Structured Finance
Herbert Smith
International Trade and Investment Bank
Laing Roads Ltd
Lazard
Linklaters
Lovells
LTF - Lyon Turin Ferroviaire
Macquarie Bank Limited
Marsh S A
Ministere' de l'equipment et des transports
Ministry for Infrastructure, Transport, Housing, Tourism and the Sea (France)
Ministry of Justice
Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management
MoD France
Musat & Asociatt
National Audit Office
Network Rail
PricewaterhouseCoopers
Radian Asset Assurance
Scl Corporate finance
Shadbolt & Co
SMBCE
Societe des Autoroutes Paris-Rhin-Rhone
Societe Generale
Thales Training and Simulation
VT Group Plc
White & Case
XL Capital Assurance

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Jean L'Homme

Jean L'Homme, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

9:10 THE RATIONALE BEHIND USING PPP STRUCTURES IN FRANCE

9:50 RESULTS FROM THE TWO FEASIBILITY STUDIES AND EXPECTED MARKET TRENDS

Damien Legrand

Damien Legrand, Associate Director, D E P F A Bank Plc

  • The Bordeaux Bridge project and the Bourget European Air-Space Museum
  • Added value from PPP in the French framework?
  • Specific lessons learnt from the Bordeaux Bridge and the European Air-Space Museum study
  • Likely legal/financial structures
  • Market trends for PPPs in the various regional and national investment sectors
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 CREDIT GUARANTEE FINANCE

    Paul David

    Paul David, Director, Head of PPP/PFI, MBIA Assurance SA

  • A description of how it works
  • Benefits and drawbacks relative to other forms of finance
  • Perspective of the product from various parties
  • 11:40 PPP – RECENT ENABLING LEGISLATION

    Jean L'Homme

    Jean L'Homme, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

  • Regulatory constraints
  • Sector prospects
  • Innovative and diversified techniques
  • Key issues
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    14:00 INITIATING THE PPP POLICY AND EMPOWERING THE ADMINISTRATION TO IMPLEMENT THE PRISON PROGRAMME

    Christian Cleret

    Christian Cleret, Managing Director, Agence de Maitrise d’ Ouvrage des Travoux du Ministére de la Justice

    "Heralded as the largest new built prison programme in Europe, the French Ministry of Justice has prepared to launch it’s ambitious 18 prison, 11.000 place initiative at an estimated capital cost of around E1.4 billion."

    14:40 EXPERIENCES FROM THE UK –THE OPERATIONAL PERFORMANCE OF PFI PRISONS

    Mark Simpson

    Mark Simpson, Senior Analyst, NAO

  • Introduction
  • PFI prisons against their contract
  • PFI prisons against comparators
  • Wider benefits of having PFI prisons in the public sector estate
  • What could the French market adapt from the UK experience?
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:50 NEW PILOT PROJECTS ON THE MARKET

    Paul Freiermuth

    Paul Freiermuth, Controleur Général des Armeés, MoD France

  • The security and the financial issue
  • The PFI model
  • Current constraints and new tools available
  • The investment budget and the equipment plan 2004-2008
  • The way ahead: what defence needs
  • Candidate projects for private finance
  • 16:30 PPP AND DEFENCE PROCUREMENT

    Philippe Genoux

    Philippe Genoux, Chargé de mission Ingénierie Financiére, Délégation Générale pour l’Armement

  • Specificalities
  • Primary fields of interest
  • Financial assessment
  • Risk analysis
  • Consolidation or non –consolidation?
  • Specific legal aspects
  • One example…
  • 17:10 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Nathalie Mignon

    Nathalie Mignon, Head of Business Development, Societe des Autoroutes Paris-Rhin-Rhone

    9:10 ONGOING AND FUTURE PROJECTS IN THE FRENCH ROAD SECTOR

    Alain Fayard

    Alain Fayard, Inspecteur general de l'equipement, Ministere' de l'equipment et des transports

  • Key contractual and financial issues
  • Remuneration structure
  • International markets: how do the French toll roads compare?
  • Decentralisation
  • Possible use of new "PPP" legislation
  • Mutualisation in the transport sector
  • 9:40 TOLL ROAD PROJECTS IN FRANCE

    Julien Thureau

    Julien Thureau, Vice President, Infrastructure Project Finance, Societe Generale

  • Key contractual and financial issues
  • Remuneration structure(s)
  • International markets: how do the French toll roads compare?
  • 10:10 PPPS IN FRENCH INFRASTRUCTURE PROCUREMENT PROCEDURES

    Jerome Fleury

    Jerome Fleury, Deputy Director, Eiffage

  • Current situation
  • Necessary changes
  • Added value of private partners
  • A new way of thinking
  • New initiatives
  • Deal flow expected- comparison to the UK market
  • 10:40 Morning Coffee

    11:10 PANEL DISCUSSION

    Julia Prescot

    Julia Prescot, Senior Director, Bank of Scotland

    Julien Thureau

    Julien Thureau, Vice President, Infrastructure Project Finance, Societe Generale

    Charles  Paradis

    Charles Paradis, Director, Motorway Concessions, Bouygues Construction

    11:40 THE CURRENT CONCESSIONS FOR TOLL HIGHWAYS - THE FRENCH EXPERIENCE

    Sophie Pochard

    Sophie Pochard, Assistant Director, Ministere De l'Equipement des Transports et du Logement

  • Current projects
  • Processes applied
  • Criteria for the selection of bidders
  • Contractual structures
  • Risk allocation and risk sharing between the private sector and the public sector
  • 12:10 Networking Lunch

    14:00 HEALTHCARE INITIATIVES AND THEIR POTENTIAL IN FRANCE

    14:30 EXPERIENCES FROM THE UK - PPP IN HEALTHCARE

    Duane Passman

    Duane Passman, Head of the Capital Investment Unit, London Strategic Health Authorities

  • The capital programme in London
  • The challenge to the public sector
  • Delivering sustainability - the approach in London
  • Continuous improvement in the procurement and delivery of investment Programmes
  • What could France adopt from the British experience?
  • 15:00 Afternoon Tea

    15:30 INSURANCE IN RISK MANAGEMENT

    Mark Courtneidge

    Mark Courtneidge, Director, Aon Group Limited

  • The risk management model
  • Insurance in risk management
  • Why Insurance is Important in PPP’s
  • Core insurances in PPP
  • Partnering with Insurers
  • Current Insurance Market
  • - Why
  • - The Future
  • Insurance as a benefit to PPP’s
  • 16:00 DEBT FINANCE

    Julia Prescot

    Julia Prescot, Senior Director, Bank of Scotland

  • Risk perception in the local markets
  • Local issues (jurisdiction, contracts)
  • Depth of local capital markets
  • How French is the French market?
  • 16:30 THE ADVANTAGES OF EQUITY FINANCE

    Sebastien Pochon

    Sebastien Pochon, Investment Director, HSBC Infrastructure Fund Management Limited

  • Why involve a third party investor?
  • Key investment criteria
  • Experience of French partnerships
  • 17:00 THE ROLE OF MONOLINES

    Thomas Jacquot

    Thomas Jacquot, Assistant Vice President, Ambac Assurance International

  • Benefits of a wrapped financing
  • Factors affecting availability of wrapped debt - points about what we are focusing on and areas that would make us not participate in a deal
  • Opportunities for wrapped debt
  • 17:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

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