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The road sector across Europe is in an exciting phase. Many European countries are improving management of their road networks, moving forward with PPP/PFI finance, setting up new style road funds and changing the way they set spending priorities and manage their roads.

The conference will give insight into the present and forecasted plans of road transportation developments across many European countries. It will include case studies from signed deals and those still in procurement.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to meet and gain insight into the different approaches implemented by the drivers of the industry. This forum is specifically designed for senior road executives, members of roads boards, government officials dealing with the road sector, staff from international donor organisations and consultants working on the road sector.

An exceptional speaker line-up includes:

  • Sundeep Vyas, Vice President, RREEF Infrastructure
  • David Asteraki, Managing Director, Infrastructure Finance and Advisory, ING Wholesale Banking
  • Rick Byers, Managing Director, Investment and Corporate Banking, BMO Capital Markets
  • Karim Mourad, Associate Director, Infrastructure and Specialised Funds Division, Macquarie Bank
  • Anthony Pearce, Director General, International Road Federation
  • Forbes Johnston, Divisional Technical Director, Mott MacDonald
  • Ken Petch, Project Leader, M25, Highways Agency

Chaired by:
Nigel Ash, Chief Executive, MVA Consultancy and
Corinne Namblard, Chief Executive Officer, Galaxy Fund and Co-Chair, United Nations PPP Alliance

Benefits of Attending:
GAIN an insight on financial perspectives from banks that are investing in roads infrastructure
HEAR from experts on the opportunities within the North American PPP market
UNDERSTAND long tem concessions and recent findings on construction risk
LEARN about the future of the M25 and PPP in the UK
EXAMINE the challenges associated with European cross border projects

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Nigel Ash

Nigel Ash, Chief Executive, MVA Consultancy

9:10 INVESTING IN EUROPEAN TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

Karim Mourad

Karim Mourad, Associate Director, Infrastructure and Specialised Funds Division, Macquarie Bank

9:50 STRUCTURED LENDING

David Asteraki

David Asteraki, Managing Director, Infrastructure Finance and Advisory, ING Wholesale Banking

  • Scope
  • Size
  • Procurement
  • Risk allocation
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 ROADS PROJECT INVESTMENT

    Sundeep Vyas

    Sundeep Vyas, Vice President, RREEF Infrastructure

  • Defining infrastructure
  • Pressures for growth
  • Market attractiveness
  • Why roads are attractive to infrastructure investments
  • The future of European road PPPs
  • 11:40 FUNDING NORWEGIAN ROAD CONSTRUCTION

    James Odeck

    James Odeck, Professor, Molde University College and Senior Research Economist, Norwegian Public Roads Directorate

  • Norwegian toll road systems
  • Framework for road planning and funding
  • Experiences from a representative selection of projects
  • Socio-economic effects of alternative funding schemes
  • Reviewing local policies and regulations
  • Future opportunities and experiences for PPP
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 LESSONS FOR MAKING PPPS A SUCCESS

    Anthony Pearce

    Anthony Pearce, Consultant, International Road Federation

  • Review of international experience
  • Key steps at a national and project level
  • Successful private sector investment in low traffic roads
  • The role of international organizations
  • IRF’s PPP Task Force
  • 14:30 LONG TERM CONCESSIONS AND FINDINGS ON CONSTRUCTION RISK

    James Hoskins

    James Hoskins, Rating Specialist, Infrastructure Finance, Standard & Poor's

  • Challenges of long term concessions
  • A reminder: traffic risk challenges
  • Construction risk: market research outcomes
  • 15:10 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 RISK MITIGATION FOR DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION

    Stuart Spencer

    Stuart Spencer, Civil Industry Director, Bentley Systems Incorporated

  • Why the design and construction phase is seen as the largest single risk
  • Why the efficiencies of whole life focus are yet to be fully realised?
  • The importance of intergrated processes, people and IT to mitigate risk
  • Case studies, lessons learned
  • 16:20 CROSS BORDER FEHMARN BELT CROSSING LINK

    Dr Wolfgang Zeichner

    Dr Wolfgang Zeichner, Head of Department for Transport and Road Construction, Ministry of Science, Economic Affairs and Transport of the State of Schleswig-Holstein, Kiel, Germany

  • Financing of the cross border section
  • Financing of the hinterland connections
  • Economic potentials of a fixed link
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Nigel Ash

    Nigel Ash, Chief Executive, MVA Consultancy

    9:10 ROAD PPPS IN THE USA

  • Review of recent PPP road transactions in the US
  • Upcoming opportunities
  • Availability vs live tolling
  • Financing solutions being used in the American market
  • Michael Scott

    Michael Scott, Partner, White & Case

    9:50 PPP EXPANSION IN CANADA

    Rick Byers

    Rick Byers, Managing Director, Investment and Corporate Banking, BMO Capital Markets

  • An overview of completed PPP projects
  • Shortfalls and room for improvement
  • Cost-analysis of private financing
  • Application of lessons into future developments
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 THE FUTURE OF PPP IN THE UK

    Ken Petch

    Ken Petch, Project Leader, M25, Highways Agency

  • Expanding PPP for the M25
  • Improvements for procurement
  • Creating strategic non-adversarial partnerships
  • Ways to increase standards
  • How to meet the government’s efficiency targets
  • 11:40 LOCAL HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE PPP

    Forbes Johnston

    Forbes Johnston, Divisional Technical Director, Mott MacDonald

  • Importance of highway maintenance
  • Scope and scale of projects
  • Performance specification and the network condition
  • 12:10 LOCAL HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE PPP

    Craig Jones

    Craig Jones, PPP Adviser, Deloitte

  • Investment and unitary charge profiles
  • Linking performance specification to payment
  • Financing and affordability
  • 12:40 Networking Lunch

    14:00 TOLL ROADS PPP IN EUROPE

    Peter Jamin

    Peter Jamin, Regional Director UK & Ireland, Hochtief PPP Solutions

  • Countries and projects
  • How about the deal flow?
  • Hold-ups and preconditions for procurement
  • Outlook
  • 14:40 FRENCH CASE STUDY

    Nadra Yousfi Mrhari

    Nadra Yousfi Mrhari, Project Manager, Road PPPs, Structuring and Financing Department, Egis Projects

  • An overview of completed French PPP projects (A28 to A65)
  • Shortfalls and room for improvement
  • Next deal flow and evolution of client expectations
  • Impact on private sectors: adaptation of the sponsors and evolution of the financial market
  • Application of lessons into future developments
  • 15:20 BALTIC CASE STUDY

    Arvydas Sarocka

    Arvydas Sarocka, Director, SAVVIN

  • PPP projects and PPP initiatives in the Baltics
  • Challenges and perspectives of PPP projects in the Baltics
  • Incorporating PPP into Lithuanian roads
  • 16:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks, followed by Afternoon Tea

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