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Weigh your options!!! Make an informed choice!!!

Successful partnerships require a clear insight into roles of the various options available and actors involved. Through a series of informative presentations, combining theory and practical experience, this conference will deliver a well-rounded analysis of where PPP financing stands and what direction it is likely to take. Developments in the UK and continental Europe will be assessed from a comparative perspective.

  • What are the different financing options available for financing PFI/PPP?
  • What impact will your choice have?
  • How are secondary markets evolving?
  • What effect has the credit crunch on the PPP/PFI financing market in the UK and beyond?
  • What financing options are likely to dominate future markets and which ones will loose their appeal?

This conference will provide a bridge between potential partners from the public and private sectors. Providing unparalleled networking opportunities various options will be explained and discussed. Delegates will be equipped with a toolkit enabling them to make informed choices and deliver successful projects.

Why you should attend:

  • Review developments in financing options for local authority
  • Identify financing options that benefit your project
  • Review and assess trends in PPP/PFI
  • Learn about current investment opportunities for PPP/PFI
  • Hear from leading PPP experts across Europe
  • Compare and contrast projects in various European countries
  • Directors of Finance
  • Directors of PPP/PFI projects
  • Vice Presidents
  • PPP/PFI Project Managers
  • PPP/PFI Advisors
  • Chief Executives of finance departments
  • Senior Executives from private investment bodies
  • Finance academics
  • Lawyers specialising in PPP/PFI schemes
  • Economic engineers
  • Model auditors
  • Conference programme

    8:30 Coffee & Registration

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Geoff Haley

    Geoff Haley, Chairman, International Project Finance Association

    9:10 Private Equity

    Arif Khurshed

    Arif Khurshed, Senior Lecturer in Finance , Manchester Business School

  • The role of private equity
  • Private equity investments: UK vs. the rest of Europe
  • What kind of firms attract private equity in a pfi/ppp context?
  • 9:50 Developments in Bank Funding of Infrastructure

    Kevin Maddick

    Kevin Maddick, Senior Director, Infrastructure Finance Group, The Royal Bank of Scotland Plc

  • Availability and pricing of bank capital
  • Impact on funding terms
  • Comparisons of pricing and risks
  • Infrastructure remains highly financeable
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Financing issues for the public sector to bear in mind

    David Finlay

    David Finlay, Director of PFI Development, National Audit Office

  • The importance of competition in financing
  • The effect of the credit crunch
  • Refinancing
  • Secondary market issues
  • 11:40 Structuring the Procurement/ Commissioning process to facilitate the financing of a partnership

  • The process and EU compliance
  • Build and test governance as the contract is negotiated
  • Access partner qualities and cultural fit
  • Ensuring the contract will flex with the business over the long term
  • Using a balanced scorecard to deliver business outcomes
  • Gavin Bowden-Hall

    Gavin Bowden-Hall, Consultant, Symbia

    12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 PPPs In Hungary, Poland, And Other Eastern European Countries - Experiences And Latest Developments

    Nick Forster

    Nick Forster, Senior Director, Bayerische Landesbank Girozentrale

  • Contractual Framework - comparison between countries with more and less developed framework
  • M6 III - Experiences gained from the closing of the third leg of the M6 motorway
  • Potential for Infrastructure PPP in Bulgaria and Romania
  • 14:30 Developments in Latvia

    Andra Feldmane

    Andra Feldmane, Expert of Public Investment Project (PPP) in Mortgage and Land Bank of Latvia , Hipo

  • Overview of the latest developments in Latvia
  • Compare and contrast developments in the UK
  • How will financing PPP evolve in Latvia?
  • 15:10 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 Paying back for the backlog - Getting the money to replace Croydon and Lewisham streetlighting

    Darien Goodwin

    Darien Goodwin, Head Of Transport, London Borough Of Lewisham

  • Background of the two boroughs and brief history of lighting-backlog to be dealt with
  • Option for funding (including Lewisham's use of prudential borrowing) and the drivers for collaboration
  • Building the case - benefits and costs
  • Getting the charges under control
  • Future collaboration
  • 16:20 Funding Road Partnerships - the role of private finance throughout Europe

    Caroline Visser

    Caroline Visser, Programme Manager, International Road Federation

  • What can finance bring to the road sector?
  • Overview of types of private finance involvement in roads throughout Europe
  • Lessons learned and success factors
  • 17:00 Chairman's Closing Remarks & Close of Day One

    Geoff Haley

    Geoff Haley, Chairman, International Project Finance Association

    8:30 Re-registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Miklos Muranyi

    Miklos Muranyi, PPP Director, National Infrastructure Developing Ltd.

    9:10 Selling Equity in the Secondary Markets

    Robin Herzberg

    Robin Herzberg, Managing Director, Carillion Private Finance

  • Carillion's experience to date
  • The process
  • Getting good value
  • Conclusion
  • 9:50 A Hungarian perspective

    Miklos Muranyi

    Miklos Muranyi, PPP Director, National Infrastructure Developing Ltd.

  • Funding schemes behind successful PPP projects
  • Case study
  • Secondary market developments in Hungary
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 The effects of the credit crunch on financing PPP/PFI

    Alan Douglas

    Alan Douglas, ,

    11:40 The Impact Of Market Turmoil On Availability Of Financing Options

    Alexander  Ugryumov

    Alexander Ugryumov , Senior Consultant , Oxera

    12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 Challenges And Solutions Of Putting Together Financings For PPPs In EMEA

    Marco Schweer

    Marco Schweer, Investment Manager, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

  • The PPP readiness and the challenges in developing PPPs in the CIS transition economies;
  • Factors for success in developing PPPs in Central Asia and the Caucasus;
  • Development of training courses on PPPs for the CIS countries by the United Nations Team of Specialists on PPPs;
  • Successes and failures of "donor conferences".
  • 14:30 Insurance Solutions in PPP

    Mark Courtneidge

    Mark Courtneidge, Director PFI Unit, Aon Advisors Group Ltd

  • The core insurances
  • The insurance market
  • Portfolio objectives
  • Programme design
  • Issues and solutions
  • Self insurance
  • 15:10 Dealing With the Credit Crunch From a PPP Investor’s Perspective

    Bruno Erbel

    Bruno Erbel, Investment Manager, John Laing plc

    15:50 Chairmans closing remarks followed by Afternoon Tea

    Mark Courtneidge

    Mark Courtneidge, Director PFI Unit, Aon Advisors Group Ltd

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