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Don’t miss out on the opportunity to be part of SMi’s annual two-day event. This is your chance to join the executives that return time and again for the update on Public Private Partnerships in Ireland. In only two days you will be briefed on the most important issues in this market.

Key topics covered: · PPPs impact upon the operation of the Irish market · Transportation and PPP for the future · The role of the Rail Procurement Agency · The toll service and its tender process · Dublin Docklands Development · Banks perspective to financing PPPs

And that’s not all! Our leading industry and government speakers will present case studies on the most important developments to date including:

· David Ryan, Manager-Project Finance, Bank of Ireland

· John Kirwan, Senior Manager – Special Finance Unit, DePfa Bank AG

· Maurice Treacy, Principal Officer, Department of Public Enterprise

· Donal Mangan, Project Director, Light Rail Project Office

· Peter Coyne, Chief Executive, Dublin Docklands Development Authority

· Maurice Treacy, Principal Officer, Department of Public Enterprise

· Lorcan Wood, Head of Irish Infrastructure, National Toll Roads

Do not miss out on our one day interactive workshop! A Practical PPP Workshop, 4th December 2001, The Gresham, Dublin will be run in conjunction with this event and will allow you the opportunity to address experts directly.

Conference programme

8:30 Registration and Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Michael McAuley

Michael McAuley, Partner, Dundas and Wilson

9:10 PPP WITHIN CONTEXT

Paul Finnerty

Paul Finnerty, PPP Projects/PFI Director, KPMG

  • PPP success – the mixture needed
  • The monetary benefits delivered for both public and private sectors
  • PPP’s popularity – is there a majority consensus for it?
  • Possible negative effects from the wide uptake of PPP
  • The Euro and its direct effect on Irish PPP
  • Future possibilities and opportunities for PPP to grow
  • 9:40 PPPS ACCEPTANCE IN IRELAND

    Aidan Walsh

    Aidan Walsh, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • The PPP process in Ireland – the stages that take place
  • Present government policy towards PPP
  • Overcoming the barriers to PPP
  • Current progressions taking place
  • Acceptance of PPP as a solution
  • Future of PPP in the long term
  • 10:20 THE BANKS PERSPECTIVE

    David Ryan

    David Ryan, Manager - Project Finance, Bank of Ireland

  • General considerations in financing a PPP project
  • Current projects in consideration
  • Terms and conditions and financing structures
  • Key risks in PPP projects
  • Factors unique to the Irish PPP market
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 TRANSPORTATION AND PPP FOR THE FUTURE

    Maurice Treacy

    Maurice Treacy, Principal Officer, Department of Public Enterprise

  • Its current situation – the objectives behind the transportation developments
  • PPP as the most viable option
  • The importance of each provision
  • Factors involved and proposed approach
  • The next step – where now?
  • Future of PPP within public transport
  • 11:50 RAIL PROCUREMENT AGENCY (RPA) AND THE FUTURE

    Donal Mangan

    Donal Mangan, Project Director, Light Rail Project Office

  • The need for the RPA
  • The RPA’s proposed functions
  • The current timescales for implementation
  • What the RPA aims to solve
  • Extended powers of authority bestowed upon the RPA
  • RPA a dramatic improvement – is there a consensus for this view?
  • 12:20 AIRPORT RAIL LINKS

    Steve Kanowski

    Steve Kanowski, Senior Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton

    12:50 Lunch

    13:40 PUBLIC TRANSPORT OPERATING CONCESSIONS: A CASE STUDY

    Eamonn Conlon

    Eamonn Conlon, Partner, Masons

  • Background to the Luas project
  • The impact of EU Regulations on public service obligations
  • Structure of the operating concession
  • Particular issues: commissioning traffic maintenance of infrastructure revenue and patronage A model for the future?
  • 14:20 PPP TRANSPORTATION WITHIN A LEGAL SENSE

    Helen Kelly

    Helen Kelly, Partner, Matheson Ormsby Prentice

  • Public procurement rules, consortia and concessions
  • Changes to consortium membership
  • Guaranteeing work for members
  • Duties of a concessionaire
  • Becoming a utility
  • Disputing an award
  • 15:00 THE TOLL SERVICE AND ITS TENDER PROCESS

    Lorcan Wood

    Lorcan Wood, Head of Irish Infrastructure, National Toll Roads

  • PPPs extent within the road networks – project overview
  • Major issues concerning PPP at present and for the future
  • The Toll service – a justifiable expense?
  • Outline of the current tendering process
  • Improvements that need to be addressed
  • Providing a higher standard of roads for the future
  • 15:40 Afternoon Tea

    16:00 DUBLIN DOCKLANDS DEVELOPMENT

    Peter Coyne

    Peter Coyne, Chief Executive, Dublin Docklands Development Authority

  • Overview of the docklands project
  • Key objectives for the future – impact upon Dublin and Ireland
  • PPP in the urban regeneration context
  • Future use of PPP within the docklands
  • 16:30 SPORTS CAMPUS IRELAND

    Una Carmody

    Una Carmody, Commercial Director, Campus and stadium Ireland Development

  • Funding national stadium development – the options open
  • The PPP/PFI alternative for Ireland’s national stadium
  • The challenges encountered in the PPP process
  • How can these be overcome?
  • Opposition to the proposed stadium
  • The future of Irelands stadium development
  • 17:00 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Re-registration and Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Michael McAuley

    Michael McAuley, Partner, Dundas and Wilson

    9:10 BANKABLE SOLUTIONS FOR EDUCATION PPPS

    John Kirwan

    John Kirwan, Managing Director - Special Finance Unit, DePfaBank AG

  • Evolution of education PPPs in the UK
  • Practical experiences in the UK
  • Legal and contractual Issues
  • Allocation of risk
  • Lessons Learnt
  • Opportunities in Ireland
  • 9:40 THE HEALTH SECTOR

    Steve Appleton

    Steve Appleton, Managing Director, IFMS/Operations Director, M + W Zander Facility Management UK

  • Introduction to the PPP health sector
  • Innovation of PPP within healthcare
  • Importance of approach
  • Lessons learnt – key considerations for the Irish market
  • Is PPP the option?
  • The health sector and the future of PPP
  • 10:20 AN INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE

    Michael Fisher

    Michael Fisher, PFI Project Manager, Rhonda Cynon Taff County Borough Council

  • Overview of Operation Glyn Dwr and Project Phoenix
  • Importance of the Local Authority PFI team
  • Major problems faced and how they were overcome
  • Lessons to be learnt
  • PPP against other forms of local authority procurement
  • PPP internationally – is there a long term future for education?
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 PPP AND EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES

    Patrick Gardiner

    Patrick Gardiner, Managing Director, Jarvis Projects

  • Outline of project and proposed time scales
  • Private sector view upon the tendering process
  • Particular challenges in the Education sector
  • What is needed to make a project attractive and viable?
  • Improvements needed for PPP projects from a private perspective
  • Expansion possibilities across the Education sector
  • 12:00 TRAFFIC & REVENUE ISSUES

    Nigel Ash

    Nigel Ash, Managing Director of Transport Consulting, JacobsGIBB

  • Overview of traffic and revenue
  • Methods of forecasting
  • Revenue risk
  • Factors influencing project revenue schemes
  • International projects highlighting revenue issues – Europe and Africa
  • Future concerns and issues relating to the revenue sector within Ireland
  • 12:40 Lunch

    14:00 ALLOCATION OF RISK

    Mark Courtneidge

    Mark Courtneidge, Director, AON

  • What is risk?
  • The process of determining and evaluating risk
  • What factors are used to allocate risk?
  • Enforcing risk allocation
  • Examples of risk allocation
  • Insurance as risk management tool
  • 14:40 SOCIAL INFRASTRUCTURE

    Michael Ware

    Michael Ware, Director, Robson Rhodes

  • What is social care and the areas that it covers
  • Case study – outline of projects
  • Concerns encountered – how were these overcome?
  • Advice to the Irish market on how social care needs to be approached
  • Was PPP the best option?
  • The future of PPP within social care
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 PPP – LEGAL DIMENSION

    Patrick McGovern

    Patrick McGovern, Partner, Arthur Cox

  • PPP – The legal dimension
  • PPP framework
  • PPP bill
  • EC procurement
  • Railway (infrastructure) Bill
  • EC developments
  • 16:20 To be confirmed

    17:00 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

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    Workshops

    A Practical PPP Workshop
    Workshop

    A Practical PPP Workshop

    The Gresham
    4th December 2001
    Dublin, Ireland

    A Practical PPP Workshop
    Workshop

    A Practical PPP Workshop

    The Gresham
    4th December 2001
    Dublin, Ireland

    The Gresham

    23 Upper O’Connell Street
    Dublin Dublin 1
    Ireland

    The Gresham

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