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Benefits of Attending:
  • Observe first hand experiences from over 7 European countries
  • Keep up with the latest developments and PPP projects across Central & Eastern Europe
  • Gain a balanced view from both the Public and Private sector
  • Meet and network with the leading industry players

Gain an insight from the key industry speakers in the field:

  • Jaromir Schling, Minister of Transport and Communications, Ministry of Transport and Communications (Czech Republic)
  • Ramiro Cibrián, Ambassador, Head of Delegation, European Commission (Czech Republic)
  • Eugen Laczó, Deputy Secretary General, Economic Chamber of the Czech Republic
  • Dariusz Piasta, Director, European Integration Department, Office of Public Procurement (Poland)
  • Dr Rado Genorio, State Secretary, Government Office for European Affairs (Republic of Slovenia)
  • Dr Elemér Terták, Deputy State Secretary, Ministry of Finance (Hungary)
  • Dave Walsh, Administrator, Central PPP Unit, Department of Finance (Ireland)
  • Pertti Valtonen, Counsellor, Ministry of Trade & Industry (Finland)

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Adrian Howcroft

Adrian Howcroft, Assistant Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers

9:10 KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Thomas Maier

Thomas Maier, Director Municipal and Environmental Infrastructure, EBRD

  • Overview of current developments
  • New business opportunities
  • Taking PPPs forward in Central and Eastern Europe
  • 9:40 DEVELOPING PPP CONCEPTS IN CENTRAL & EASTERN EUROPE

    Kevin R Smith

    Kevin R Smith, Managing Director, AWS Structured Finance

  • The need for PPP structures
  • Flexibility of applications
  • Framework
  • Lessons to be learned
  • Government support
  • Future potential for PPPs in Central and Eastern Europe
  • 10:20 KEY PRINCIPLES AND GOALS FOR PPP IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC

    Ramiro Cibrián

    Ramiro Cibrián, Ambassador, Head of Delegation, European Commission (Czech Republic)

  • Specific issues in the CR: legislation and specific projects
  • Increasing the competition, procurement rules, transparency in tendering
  • Use of PPP for major projects
  • Developing an effective long term strategy for financing projects
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 DEVELOPING PPP POLICY AND PRACTICE

    Stephen Raggett

    Stephen Raggett, Director, International Capital Partnerships

  • Background to PPP in the Netherlands
  • Organisation and role of the Kenniscentrum
  • Sectors and projects
  • Lessons learned to date
  • Future developments
  • 12:00 PRIVATE SECTORS VIEW OF THE PPP IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC

    Eugen Laczó

    Eugen Laczó, Deputy Secretary General, Economic Chamber of the Czech Republic

  • The present position of the private sector in the Czech Republic from the point of view of the ECCR
  • The actual public support to the Czech entrepreneurs
  • Problems of PPP in the Czech Republic
  • Proposals for an effective co-operation and PPP
  • 12:40 Networking Lunch

    13:40 PRAGUE CITY DEVELOPMENTS

    Jiri Paroubek

    Jiri Paroubek, Deputy Mayor, Municipality of Prague

  • Financial Policy in Prague
  • Changes on the Financial Policy during the last three years
  • Preparation on PPP projects in the City of Prague
  • 14:40 RUNNING A SUCCESSFUL PPP PROCUREMENT PROCESS

    Trevor Butcher

    Trevor Butcher, Partner, CMS Cameron McKenna

  • Comparing experience in different jurisdictions
  • Sofia and Bucharest water projects
  • Polish roads
  • Dutch High Speed Rail
  • Success and failure factors
  • 15:00 USING LOCAL CAPITAL MARKETS IN PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS

    John Vax

    John Vax, Managing Director, Commerzbank Securities, Prague

  • Issuing Bonds (local or international)
  • Credit Ratings and Security
  • Is my project eligible?
  • 15:40 Afternoon Tea

    16:00 A LOOK AT PPP THROUGH THE FINISH EXPERIENCE

    Pertti Valtonen

    Pertti Valtonen, Counsellor, Ministry of Trade & Industry (Finland)

  • Position on Public Private Partnerships in Finland
  • Experience and outcomes of PPP projects
  • Preparing the way for implementing PPP
  • Governments view on PPP as a tool
  • Future developments - case health care
  • 16:30 RISK TRANSFER ISSUES

    Anthony Fine

    Anthony Fine, Partner, Altheimer & Gray

  • Change of law
  • Compensation on termination
  • Step-in
  • Availability stream
  • Relief/compensation event
  • 17:10 FINANCE STRUCTURE OF PPP PROJECTS

    Karel Cížek

    Karel Cížek, Bank Advisor, Project Finance, CSOB

  • Introduction to PPP and the principles of financing PPPs
  • General conditions and needs of investment
  • Current Public Private Partnership activities in the Czech Republic and Slovakia
  • Future for PPP in CEE especially in the Czech Republic and Slovakia
  • 17:40 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Re-registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Andrew Kozlowski

    Andrew Kozlowski, Senior Partner, CMS Cameron MCKenna

    9:10 PERSPECTIVES AND PLANNING IN OBTAINING MAXIMUM BENEFITS IN PPP

    Tom Barrett

    Tom Barrett, Director, European Investment Bank

  • Key lessons learnt by Public and Private Sectors
  • Organisational requirements of the public sector to manage PPP Projects
  • Role of PPPs as an instrument in Public Procurement
  • Capacity of Capital and Banking Markets in PPPs
  • 9:40 LEGAL ISSUES OF PPP IN CZECH REPUBLIC

    Jaromir Schling

    Jaromir Schling, Minister of Transport and Communications, Ministry of Transport and Communications (Czech Republic)

  • Overview of PPP and legal issues
  • How legal issues affect PPP in the Czech Republic
  • Developments and opportunities
  • A look to the future
  • 10:20 CASE STUDY

    Dr Rado Genorio

    Dr Rado Genorio, State Secretary, Government Office for European Affairs (Republic of Slovenia)

  • An overview of the structures put in place in Slovenia to facilitate the development of PPPs
  • Example of PPP projects in the last couple of years
  • Developments this year including pilot projects
  • Issues/obstacles identified
  • Future projects planned
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 PPP IN HUNGARY

    Dr Elemér Terták

    Dr Elemér Terták, Deputy State Secretary, Ministry of Finance (Hungary)

  • Addressing the key issues of PPP in Hungary
  • Public sector stance on PPP
  • Looking at the latest developments of PPP
  • Looking to future projects
  • 12:00 CASE STUDY- LESSONS LEARNED FROM IRELAND

    Dave Walsh

    Dave Walsh, Administrator, Central PPP Unit, Department of Finance (Ireland

  • Background and policy context for PPPs in Ireland
  • The development of Irelands PPP program - moving from mobilisation to expansion
  • Details of the pilot projects
  • Policy agenda for PPPs
  • Future developments of PPPs in Ireland
  • 12:40 Networking Lunch

    13:40 PPP AND THE PUBLIC PROCUREMENT OFFICE

    Dariusz Piasta

    Dariusz Piasta, Director European Integration Department, Office of Public Procurement (Poland)

  • Law and structure of public procurement in Poland
  • The role and tasks of PPO in the system of PP
  • Methods of spending public money according to Law on PP
  • Public Procurement and Public Private Partnerships
  • 14:20 MAYOR’S VIEW

    Wojciech Kozak

    Wojciech Kozak, Deputy Mayor, City of Warsaw

  • Areas of interest for PPP in Warsaw
  • Experience and outcomes of PPPs in the capital: - underground
    - water treatment plant
  • Future developments
  • 15:00 PPPs in Poland

    Robert Sikora

    Robert Sikora, Director, Corporate Finance and Recovery Department, PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • Key obstacles to overcome in the implementation of PPPs
  • Ways to overcome these obstacles
  • Lessons learned
  • Characteristics of the market
  • 15:40 Afternoon Tea

    16:00 PPP TECHNICAL DUE DILIGENCE

    Jonathan Stewart

    Jonathan Stewart, Head of PPP/PFI, Gleeds Management Services

  • Process of Due Diligence
  • Technical Due Diligence role
  • Ownership of risk
  • Relationships within consortium
  • Insurances
  • Sensitivity Analysis
  • 16:30 PPP WITHIN A LEGAL SENSE

    Peter Swiecicki

    Peter Swiecicki, Partner, Baker & McKenzie

  • Consortia and changes to consortia membership
  • Bids with financing or funding competitions
  • Guaranteeing work for consortia members
  • Duties of a concessionaire
  • Monitoring rights
  • Termination issues
  • 17:00 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

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