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SMi’s Third annual PPP and Concessions conference in France will address the current developments taking place, and the French governments plan to develop Public Private Partnership. This event will provide a unique opportunity to hear from the key sector developments including PPP in the Prison Service, Transport Finance and Defence. This conference will also cover concessions schemes adopted in France.

Benefits of Attending:
· Understand how PPPs should be developed – does France really need a taskforce?
· Consider the pressures that European Law and globalisation have on the French concession model
· Establish key sector developments’;
- The new plans for the Prison Service including the 18 PPP prisons announced
- Hear the latest developments within the transport sector in particular toll road projects in France to include the A19, A41, and A65
- Review PPPs in Defence – what’s new? One year on
· Hear from our leading industry panellists and gain an insight into the key topical issues facing the French market

A unique opportunity to learn from leading industry experts including:
KEYNOTE: Pierre Bedier, Secretary of State to the Real Programs of Justice, Ministry of Justice
Christian Cleret, Managing Director, Agence de Maitrise d’ Ouvrage des Travaux du Ministére de la Justice (Building Management Agency of the Ministry of Justice)
Patrick Vieu, Head of Toll Highways and Infrastructure Department, Ministry for Infrastructure, Transport, Housing, Tourism and the Sea
Philippe Genoux, Chargè de Mission Ingènierie Financière / Financial Engineer, Délégation Générale Pour L’ Armement
Paul Freiermuth, Controleur Générale des Armeés, Ministry Defence France (Subject to Clearance)
Alain Fayard, Inspecteur Général de l'équipement Direction des Routes, Ministère de l'équipement et des Transports
Jeroen Fukken, Project Manager of the Zuiderzee Line Project, Ministry of Transport and Public Works
Philip Airey, Audit Manager, National Audit Office
Barry Clarke, Head of Design, Build and Facilities, Barts & The London NHS Trust
Adrian Montague, Chairman, British Energy, Deputy Chairman, Network Rail and Senior Adviser to Sociètè Gènèrale
Youssef Sabeh, Président Directeur Général – Chairman & CEO, Aérport International de Vatry

Conference programme

8:30 Registration and Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Pierre Coindreau

Pierre Coindreau, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers

9:10 LEARNING FROM EXPERIENCE

Adrian Montague

Adrian Montague, Chairman, British Energy, Deputy Chairman / Senior Adviser , Network Rail / Société Générale

  • Developing Public Private Partnerships – stages and processes of development
  • Do you need a taskforce?
  • How to assess PPP’s – a closer look at the PSC (Public Sector Comparator)
  • PPPs making it happen! Making it work!
  • Processes and developments and assessment of bids
  • 9:40 FRENCH MODEL OF CONCESSION FACING EUROPEAN LAW AND GLOBALISATION

    Alain Fayard

    Alain Fayard, Inspecteur Général de l'équipement Direction des Routes, Ministère de l'équipement et des Transports

  • The French motorways systems since the first toll public companies
  • French concessions and English law: the Channel Tunnel
  • Concessions in European law: from declaration of 1971 July 26 to COM (2003) 132
  • Services of general interest, pricing and regulation
  • Comprehensive approach and partnership vs. competition
  • 10:20 PANEL DISCUSSION

  • Definition of principles behind a PPP concept and concession concept in French schemes
  • Not all projects can be run under a concession or a PPP, when is one method a more appropriate approach?
  • Analysing financial infrastructure
  • Advantages and drawbacks of each scheme
  • When does it have the best use?
  • Adrian Montague

    Adrian Montague, Chairman, British Energy, Deputy Chairman / Senior Adviser , Network Rail / Société Générale

    Paul Freiermuth

    Paul Freiermuth, Controleur Général des Armeés, Ministry of Defence, France

    Alain Fayard

    Alain Fayard, Inspecteur Général de l'équipement Direction des Routes, Ministère de l'équipement et des Transports

    Pierre Coindreau

    Pierre Coindreau, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers

    11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 RECENT DEVELOPMENTS

  • The impact of Public Private Partnerships in France
  • Overview of the different legal concepts
  • Recent changes to the legislative framework
  • Applications in different sectors
  • Noël Chahid-Nouraï

    Noël Chahid-Nouraï, Partner, Allen & Overy

    Tim Scales

    Tim Scales, Partner, Allen & Overy

    12:00 ADDING VALUE THROUGH PPP

    Philippe Genoux

    Philippe Genoux, Chargè de Mission Ingènierie Financière / Financial Engineer, Délégation Générale Pour L’ Armement

  • The rationale for PPP in the defence projects
  • Projects planned through the PPP mechanism 2004- 2005
  • The tender process and the bidding selection
  • 12:40 Networking Lunch

    14:00 PFI AND THE FRENCH MOD

    Paul Freiermuth

    Paul Freiermuth, Controleur Général des Armeés, Ministry of Defence, France

  • The model is flawed
  • But we might need it
  • New tools are being developed to implement it
  • 14:40 KEYNOTE ADDRESS

    Pierre Bedier

    Pierre Bedier, Secretary of State to the Real Programs of Justice, Ministry of Justice

    15:00 PPP IN THE FRENCH PRISON SERVICE

    Christian Cleret

    Christian Cleret, Managing Director, Agence de Maitrise d’ Ouvrage des Travaux du Ministére de la Justice (Building Management Agency of the Ministry of Justice)

  • PPP in the French Prison Service - a closer look at the 18 PPP prisons announced
  • The decision behind PPP in the Prison Service
  • The new decree (3rd Article); - will this pave the way for global PPP deals in France
  • The characteristics of a PPP – what are the challenges and obstacles facing the Ministry?
  • Financing and management of the Prison Service?
  • The future for the Prison Service
  • 15:40 Afternoon Tea

    16:00 THE UK’S PRISON EXPERIENCE TO DATE

    Philip Airey

    Philip Airey, Audit Manager, National Audit Office

  • How have the UK PFI prisons performed against their contracts?
  • How do PFI prisons compare with conventional prisons?
  • Has the use of PFI brought wider benefits for the prisons’ service?
  • 16:20 KEY ISSUES OF THE CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF PPP PROJECTS

    Thierry Quentin

    Thierry Quentin, Consultant, Shadbolt & Co

  • Time and money claims
  • Changes in the law
  • Design
  • Risk philosophy
  • Availability vs practical completion
  • Consequences of delay to availability
  • 17:00 PPPs IN FRANCE

  • Previous projects in France: lessons from Eurotunnel
  • Learning the lessons of UK PFI
  • Compensation payable on termination of contract
  • Sharing refinancing gains
  • Laurent Vandomme

    Laurent Vandomme, Partner, Herbert Smith
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    Nicholas Tott

    Nicholas Tott, Partner and Head of the Infrastructure Practice, Herbert Smith
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    17:40 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Re-registration and Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Nathalie Mignon - Leboucher

    Nathalie Mignon - Leboucher, Advisor to the CEO, Network Development, Société des Autoroutes Paris-Rhin-Rhône (SAPRR)

    9:10 PPP/PFI IN TRANSPORTATION

    Patrick Vieu

    Patrick Vieu, Head of the Toll Highways and Infrastructures Department, Ministry for Infrastructure, Transport, Housing, Tourism and the Sea

  • Market update
  • Lessons learnt from previous case studies
  • New developments in the transport sector
  • Project analysis
  • Future scope – the Ministry’s view
  • 9:40 TOLL ROADS

  • An overview of the on-going / forthcoming projects A19, A41, A65….
  • Key contractual and financing issues
  • Remuneration structure; investment subsidies vs operational subsidies; sharing of revenues
  • Making a comparison with toll road projects in other EU countries
  • Bertrand Heysch de la Borde

    Bertrand Heysch de la Borde, Director, Infrastructure Project Finance, Société Générale

    Julien Thureau

    Julien Thureau, Vice President, Infrastructure Project Finance, Société Générale

    10:20 CASE STUDY ZUIDERZEELIJN

    Jeroen Fukken

    Jeroen Fukken, Project Manager, Zuiderzee Line Project, Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management, The Netherlands

  • Review and summary of the project containing a PPP competition between Maglev and High Speed Train
  • Innovative financing - the choice behind the “Competition Model”
  • Tender procedures
  • Planning
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 PANEL DISCUSSION

  • Real toll roads - is it possible to move from a real toll to a shadow toll roads?
  • Investment subsidies v operational subsidies (availability and payments)
  • Risk allocation - should the private sector bear all the risks?
  • Termination clauses and risk
  • Patrick Vieu

    Patrick Vieu, Head of the Toll Highways and Infrastructures Department, Ministry for Infrastructure, Transport, Housing, Tourism and the Sea

    Bertrand Heysch de la Borde

    Bertrand Heysch de la Borde, Director, Infrastructure Project Finance, Société Générale

    Pierre Coindreau

    Pierre Coindreau, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers

    Nathalie Mignon - Leboucher

    Nathalie Mignon - Leboucher, Advisor to the CEO, Network Development, Société des Autoroutes Paris-Rhin-Rhône (SAPRR)

    Sylvie Bourrier

    Sylvie Bourrier, Finance Manager, LTF (Lyon – Turin Ferrovaire)

    Noël Chahid-Nouraï

    Noël Chahid-Nouraï, Partner, Allen & Overy

    12:00 PRIVATELY FINANCED AIRPORTS

    Youssef Sabeh

    Youssef Sabeh, Président Directeur Gènèral – Chairman and CEO, Aérport International de Vatry

  • Background summary of Vatry airport
  • What makes Vatry unique?
  • Vatry – a Concession or PPP?
  • The implications for financing Vatry Airport
  • Selecting the right partner
  • Challenges and obstacles
  • 12:40 Networking Lunch

    13:40 PPP IN HEALTHCARE – AN INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE

    Barry Clarke

    Barry Clarke, Head of Design, Build and Facilities, Barts and the London NHS Trust

  • PFI re-development scheme to date
  • 14:20 OVERVIEW OF THE UK EXPERIENCE

  • Review of sectorial experience/case studies (transport, hospital, defence, prisons)
  • The benefits of standardisation
  • The importance of correct risk allocation
  • The issues linked with the creation of Public Private Special Purpose Vehicle
  • Stephen Matthews

    Stephen Matthews, Partner, Eversheds

    Borris Mator

    Borris Mator, Avocat, Eversheds

    15:00 A BANKER’S POINT OF VIEW

    Patrice Vabre

    Patrice Vabre, Executive Vice President Structured Finance, Dexia Crédit Local

    15:20 Afternoon Tea

    16:00 A CONSTRUCTION VIEW POINT OF PPP PROJECTS

    Cyrille Renault

    Cyrille Renault, Senior Project Manager, Bouygues Construction

  • Home Office PFI projects
  • Financing innovation of this project
  • Key lessons to Bouygues PFI experience
  • Applications - PPP concepts in a French environment for hospitals, schools, prisons and public building
  • 16:40 LOCAL AUTHORITIES

    Paul Lignieres

    Paul Lignieres, Head of Public Law / Public Private Partnerships Department, Linklaters

  • Decentralised: new opportunities
  • Experimentation and pilot projects
  • Local infrastructure and pilot services
  • New powers for the local authorities
  • How will their roles develop?
  • 17:20 Chairperson's Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

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    Workshops

    The Legal and Contractual Framework for French PPPs and Concessions
    Workshop

    The Legal and Contractual Framework for French PPPs and Concessions

    Hotel Concorde Saint-Lazare
    6th February 2004
    Paris, France

    Hotel Concorde Saint-Lazare

    108, rue Saint-Lazare
    Paris 75008
    France

    Hotel Concorde Saint-Lazare

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