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“Very good; met all my expectations”

Dr. G.G. Wolzak MSc, Deputy Director, Holland Railconsult

Benefits of Attending

  • Gain valuable knowledge of new investment opportunities in The Scandinavian transport market
  • Network with key industry figures and notable experienced speakers within the transport finance field
  • Be able to forecast the future of Scandinavian Transport Finance
  • The Scandinavian market is becoming the next powerhouse in transport finance, entry into this market is not an option
  • Your success depends on gaining the competitive edge, this can be done at Smi’s Scandinavian Transport Finance

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

  • Gunnar Markussen, Head of Finance, Jernbaneverket (Norwegian Rail Administration)
  • Mikkel Nielsen, Head of Section, Ministry of Finance, Denmark
  • Leif Hansson, Head of Finance, Banverket (Swedish Rail Administration)
  • Tonis Laks, Head of Structural Funds Department, Ministry of Transport & Communications, Estonia
  • Asa Cumlin, Chief of Rail Group, Sweco VBB VIAK
  • Torbjörn Johansson, Strategist – Transport Infrastructure, City Planning and Housing, Stockholm City Council, Executive Office
  • Anders Ahlner, Technical Director, A-Banan Projekt, Sweden

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

John Nelson

John Nelson, , Independent PPP/PFI Advisor

9:10 PPP WITHIN DENMARK

Mikkel Nielsen

Mikkel Nielsen, Head of Section, Ministry of Finance, Denmark

  • Why consider PPP?
  • Where might PPP be useful?
  • Past experiences
  • Pros and cons of government finance
  • 9:40 SWEDISH TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

    Leif Hansson

    Leif Hansson, Head of Finance, Banverket (Swedish Rail Administration)

  • Understanding infrastructure financing
  • The Infrastructure Bill - introduction to the main rail projects
    • Malmö City
    • Botniabanan
    • Stockholm - North & South divide
  • Available funds and financing through taxation
  • Suggested time line for implementation
  • Rail capacity - essential expansion
  • Further rail projects for the future
  • 10:20 FINANCE DEVELOPMENTS IN SWEDISH ROAD PROJECTS

    Anders Ahlner

    Anders Ahlner, Technical Director, A-Banan Projekt, Sweden

  • Examination of projects
  • Reducing costs
  • The main processes
  • Liasing with the governments
  • Financing lessons to be learnt
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 COPENHAGENS NEW TRAFFIC SYSTEM

    Nina Kampmann

    Nina Kampmann, Head of Secretariat, Ørestad Development Project

  • Background to the project
  • Financing construction loans - the payback period
  • Infrastructure concerns
  • Oppoerunities for the private sector
  • Rail capacity - essential expansion
  • Further expansion for the future
  • 12:00 PRIVATE BANKING

    Erland Ringblom

    Erland Ringblom, Senior Advisor, SEB

  • Why use a bank?
  • Structure and arrange finance
  • Taking the risk
  • Transactions
  • Specific projects
  • The long term stability of the private banking sector within infrastructure
  • 12:40 Lunch

    13:40 CONSTRUCTION FINANCE WITHIN SWEDEN

    Gunnar Lundberg

    Gunnar Lundberg, Senior Vice President, Skanska BOT, Sweden

  • The role of the construction firm
  • Developing the project alongside the government.
  • Deciding on cost-benefits, strategic planning and contingency plans
  • Financing concerns
  • Current transport projects
  • Financing for the future
  • 14:20 STOCKHOLM ROAD NETWORKS

    Torbjorn Johansson

    Torbjorn Johansson, Strategist - Transport Infrastructure, City Planning and Housing, Stockholm City Council, Executive Office

  • Current congestion problems and major concerns
  • The main projects:
    • Sodra Lanken (Southern Link Project)
    • Norra Lanken (Northern Link Project)
    • Forbifart Stockholm (Bypass Stockholm)
    • Osterleden (Eastern Link Project)
    • E 18 (Northwest Highway Project)
    • Norrortsleden - Northern municipals united to progress
    • The Soderortsleden (The South Project)
  • The current stages of planning the financing process
  • The urbanisation process
  • Solving the concerns - will this be sufficient?
  • 15:00 THE CAPITAL MARKETS PERSPECTIVE

    Paul David

    Paul David, Head of PPPs, MBIA Assurance

  • Comparison of funding alternatives (value for money/execution)
  • Bond funding vs bank funding
  • Enhanced vs unenhanced bonds
  • Case study/studies
  • 15:40 Afternoon Tea

    16:00 THE LEGAL DIMENSION

    Ingvar Zander

    Ingvar Zander, Partner and Anna Ulfsdotter Forssell, Lawyer, Linklaters Lagerlof

  • Insight into the relevant public procurement rules
  • Different ways of financing infrastructure investments
  • How to apply the public procurement rules in these different ways of financing
  • Some examples
  • The legal consultants role
  • 16:40 DECISION MAKING WITHIN THE TRANSPORT SECTOR

    Adnan Rahman

    Adnan Rahman, Program Director, RAND Europe

  • The consultants input
  • Development & analysis of policy options
  • Forecasting & economic evaluation
  • Understanding financing and the options available
  • Project analysis - the most cost effective
  • Financial solutions for the future
  • 17:20 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Re-registration and Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Kimmo Mettala

    Kimmo Mettala, Partner, Luostarinen Mettala Raikkonen

    9:10 CASE STUDY: VIA BALTICA

    Tonis Laks

    Tonis Laks, Head of Structural Funds Department, Ministry of Transport & Communications, Estonia

  • Outline of the highway
  • Proposed time scales, costs and analysis
  • Private sector involvement in financing
  • The Estonian approach to financing
  • Linking the regions
  • Finance changes to future projects
  • 9:40 INTEGRITY MANAGEMENT WITHIN NORWEGIAN RAILROADS

    Gunnar Markussen

    Gunnar Markussen, Head of Finance, Jernbaneverket (Norwegian Rail Administration)

  • Overview of existing structure for safety
  • Norway’s decision to issue private contracts for safety inspection
  • Government input - the level of involvement
  • Making money from safety - the financiers view
  • Future direction of private money in Norway’s rail sector
  • 10:20 RATING INFRASTRUCTURE

    Andreas Zsiga

    Andreas Zsiga, Associate Director, Standard and Poor’s

  • The rating process
  • Project analysis
  • Frameworks needed and development
  • Working with the government
  • Advising the government on available finance methods
  • The next steps for financing
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 FINANCING RAILWAYS - THE PRIVATE SECTOR ALTERNATIVE

    Roger Harrison

    Roger Harrison, General Manager - Marketing, Serco Rail

  • Overview of European market trends
  • Working with the government
  • Private sector approach and concerns
  • Financing structures
  • The increase in road and rail usage - expected levels?
  • 12:00 CASE STUDY

    Lars Moller

    Lars Moller, Marketing Director, Sund & Baelt Holding

  • Methods available - toll roads, kilometre tax
  • The negative views
  • Methods of payment & organising traffic
  • Expansion of bridge financing
  • Optimising revenues
  • 12:40 Lunch

    13:40 CASE STUDY: THE FEHMARNBELT PROJECT

    Egil Rindorf, Head of Export & Project Finance

    Egil Rindorf, Head of Export & Project Finance, Eric Seem, Vice President, Nordea, Denmark

  • Project definition and demarcation
  • Risk mitigation
  • User toll vs. local taxation
  • Tolling systems vs. bankability
  • Constraints and opportunities
  • Constraints and opportunities; Perspectives for similar projects in the future
  • 14:20 SWEDISH RAIL INFRATSTRUCTURE

    Asa Cumlin

    Asa Cumlin, Chief of Rail Group, Sweco VBB VIAK

  • Planning process regarding to law of railway building and Miljöbalken
  • Planning a railway project initiated by local authorities
  • Financial benefits
  • Problems and possibilities
  • 15:00 PROCUREMENT OF FINANCING ROLLING STOCK

    Christer Bois

    Christer Bois, Director, KPMG Corporate Finance - Stockholm

  • Investments in the region
  • Market conditions
  • Recent trends
  • Leasing
  • Future possibilities
  • 15:40 Afternoon Tea

    16:00 PPP IN THE NORDIC REGION, HOW COULD WE DELIVER THE PROPOSED REQUIREMENT AT AN AFFORDABLE PRICE

    John Nelson

    John Nelson, , Independent PPP/PFI Advisor

  • How to find the best combination of cost and quality
  • The use of external advisors
  • Financial benefits and non-financial factors
  • Is the private sector better placed to manage risks?
  • The extent of risk transfer to the private sector
  • Value-for-money for the whole life of a project
    Comparison between different approaches used
  • 16:40 LEGAL ASPECTS

    Johan Granehult

    Johan Granehult, Lawyer, Mannheimer Swartling

  • Methods of financing - are there any legal barriers to 'alternative financing'?
  • Forms of private sector participation - build, operate, maintain or finance? (or all of it?)
  • The complexity of procurements and contracts - is there a 'Scandinavian approach'?
  • Efficient implementation of contracts - co-operation on a win-win basis
  • 17:20 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

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