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Currently, interest in PPP projects is increasing significantly in France. Projects are developing in many sectors such as health and transport, and the French Ministry of Justice is also incorporating PPPs into its prison programme -heralded as the ‘largest new build prison programme in Europe’.

SMi's fifth annual 'PPP in France' conference will cover the latest deals and the upcoming new projects in France, including case studies from key public organisations and private companies. It will assess how the French PPP market is progressing and will offer guidance on issues such as funding, risk and value for money. On the legal and contractual side, key issues will be assessed and the current legislation discussed and evaluated.

This forum aims to be an unparalleled source of information on PPPs in France and will enable discussion and networking with key industry and government representatives.

Programme highlights:

  • Hear authoritative perspectives on France’s PPP progress from the French PPP Taskforce, the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, the Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Justice
  • Examine the structural changes required to enhance the French PPP market and the impact of the latest legislation 
  • Profit from the practical experiences of key industry organisations such as VINCI Concessions and Bouyges Travaux Publics, and benefit from case studies of the latest transport PPP projects
  • Minimise costs and ensure profitability through considering different financial structures and the allocation of risk
  • Discover the latest on the up-and-coming PPP sectors such as water management and new technologies, and the scope for future opportunities

Hear contributions from the key industry speakers in the field including:

François Bergère, Secrétaire Général, Mission d'appui à la Réalisation des Contrats de Partenariat public-privé (MAPPP), Ministère de l’Économie, des Finances et de l’Industrie (MINFI), French PPP Taskforce, French Ministry of Finance
Christian Cleret,
Managing Director, French Ministry of Justice (AMOTMJ)
Alain Fayard,
Inspecteur Général de l'équipement, French Ministry for Transport and Infrastructure
Philippe Genoux, Head of Smart Acquisition, French Ministry of Defence
Claude Martinand,
Président, Institut de la Gestion Déléguée (IGD)
Dr Joachim Schneider, Desk Officer TEN PPP, DG TREN, European Commission



Previous years’ delegates include:

Aeroport International de Vatry
Agence de Maitrise d’ Ouvrage des Travoux du Ministére de la Justice
Allen & Overy
Assemblée Nationale
Autoroutes Paris Rhin Rhone
Bank Of Scotland
Barclays Capital
Barts and the London NHS Trust
Bouygues Construction
Calyon
CDC IXIS
Chilean Naval Mission
Cintra
CIT Structured Finance
Davis Langdon France
Debevoise & Plimpton
Délégation Générale pour l’Armement
Deloitte & Touche
Denton Wilde Sapte
Dexia Credit Local
EADS Services
Ernst and Young
Eversheds
GE Structured Finance
Herbert Smith
International Trade and Investment Bank
Laing Roads Ltd
Lazard
Linklaters
Lovells
LTF - Lyon Turin Ferroviaire
Macquarie Bank Limited
Marsh S A
Ministere' de l'equipment et des transports
Ministry for Infrastructure, Transport, Housing, Tourism and the Sea (France)
Ministry of Justice
Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management
MoD France
Musat & Asociatt
National Audit Office
Network Rail
PricewaterhouseCoopers
Radian Asset Assurance
Scl Corporate finance
Shadbolt & Co
SMBCE
Societe des Autoroutes Paris-Rhin-Rhone
Societe Generale
Thales Training and Simulation
VT Group Plc
White & Case
XL Capital Assurance

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Jean L'Homme

Jean L'Homme, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Simon Allan

Simon Allan, Head of Finance , Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP

9:10 KEYNOTE ADDRESS

François  Bergère

François Bergère, Secretary General, PPP Taskforce, French Ministry of Finance

Patrick Boeuf

Patrick Boeuf, Project Manager, PPP Taskforce, French Ministry of Finance (MINFI)

9:50 FRENCH PPP AND CONCESSION SCHEMES IN THE EUROPEAN AND GLOBAL FRAMEWORK

Alain Fayard

Alain Fayard, Inspecteur general de l'équipement, Ministry for Transport and Infrastruture

  • The French model: a flexible one in the framework of civil law
  • Facing European law
  • PPP: management and finance
  • Legal safety
  • Pricing
  • Role of government and regulation
  • Comprehensive approach and partnership vs competition
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 EXAMINING THE STRUCTURAL CHANGES REQUIRED TO LAUNCH THE FRENCH PPP MARKET AND UNDERSTANDING THE SCOPE FOR FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES

    Vincent Piron

    Vincent Piron, Strategy Vice President, VINCI Concessions

  • The role of the French New Acquisition Methods: what developments in the transport and infrastructure sectors can the industry expect?
  • Analysing how the new legal framework will allow for the implementation of PPP projects in France
  • Examining what projects are in the pipeline and understanding the French market in order to exploit new opportunities
  • Evaluating key contractual and financing issues
  • Remuneration structure; investment subsidies vs operational subsidies; sharing of revenues
  • 11:40 2005/2006 FRENCH PPP TAKE OFF

    Fabrice  Rué

    Fabrice Rué, Partner, DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary

  • When financial / economical and political needs finally meet
  • Spectacular growth of ongoing and future projects
  • Continuing and increased political support
  • "Appetite" of lenders and equity investors for PPP
  • Use of adequate legal framework
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 FINANCIAL ISSUES RELATING TO FRENCH PPPs

    Jean Christophe

    Jean Christophe, Managing Director and General Manager to Paris Branch, Depfa Bank

    Julien  Touzot

    Julien Touzot, Associate Director, Infrastructure Finance Unit, DEPFA BANK

    14:30 WHAT CAN FRANCE LEARN FROM PPP IN OTHER EUROPEAN COUNTRIES?

    Richard Lucas

    Richard Lucas, Project Finance Partner, Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP

    15:10 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 "NEW" ROAD PPPs

    Julien Thureau

    Julien Thureau, Director, Infrastructure Project Finance, Societe Generale Corporate and Investment Banking

  • A new tool
  • For what needs?
  • Current projects at a glance
  • Initial thoughts on financing
  • 16:20 THE FRENCH PRISON PROGRAMME

  • Update on progress
  • Overview of France’s € 1.3 billion programme of 33 PPP prisons
  • Developments – bidding for first phase of projects
  • Future plans
  • Creating business opportunities in the security and safety equipment sector
  • Christian Cleret

    Christian Cleret, Managing Director, French Ministry of Justice (AMOTMJ)

    Henri Vichard

    Henri Vichard, Program Director, Ministry of Justice

    17:00 PPP AND DEFENCE PROCUREMENT

    Philippe Genoux

    Philippe Genoux, Head of Smart Acquisition, French Ministry of Defence

  • Where do we stand?
  • Living with the French legal environment for PPP
  • Evaluation phase
  • Consolidation or non–consolidation?
  • Contractualisation phase
  • On-going developments…
  • 17:40 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Jean L'Homme

    Jean L'Homme, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Fabrice  Rué

    Fabrice Rué, Partner, DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary

    9:10 FRENCH PPP MODELS

  • Characteristics of the French position
  • The latest developments for the implementation of the Ordinance (June 17, 2004) by the State
  • Decentralised implementation of PPPs (French "Contrat de partenariat")
  • How to modernise the State and local authorities thanks to delegated management solutions
  • Claude Martinand

    Claude Martinand, President, Institut de la Gestion Déléguée

    Pierre Van de Vyver

    Pierre Van de Vyver, Executive Director, Institut de la gestion déléguée

    9:50 TRANS-EUROPEAN NETWORKS - AN ANALYSIS OF THE EUROPEAN TEN-T PROJECTS

    Joachim Schneider

    Joachim Schneider, Desk Officer, TEN PPP, European Commission

  • Assessing the trans-European networks - the planning and payment of TEN-T
  • Financing the TEN-T: the EU budget and analysing the on-going market opportunities for private finance in PPPs across Europe and assessing the ways to break current barriers to entry
  • Evaluating the metrics for implementing off-balance sheet funding
  • Overview of the key developments of TEN-T to date, escalated costs and timelines
  • Re-focusing and using cost / benefit analysis for the TEN-T projects to promote and fund cross-border co-operation
  • Determining countries’ commitment to the TEN-T network
  • Overcoming cross-border legal and political constraints
  • Exploring private sector investment beyond government guaranteed bonds
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 A LEGAL OVERVIEW

  • Brief overview of recent and current projects
  • The competitive dialogue procedure
  • A French model (?)
  • Financing and security aspects
  • Jean L'Homme

    Jean L'Homme, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

    Amir Jahanguiri

    Amir Jahanguiri, Senior Lawyer, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

    11:40 AN INVESTOR'S PERSPECTIVE OF FRENCH PPP

    Sébastien  Clerc

    Sébastien Clerc, Head of Project & Infrastructure Finance, IXIS Corporate & Investment Bank (Groupe Caisse d'Epargne)

  • Overview of the PPP sectors: health, prisons, rail...
  • Defining the scope: performance versus design
  • Discussion on risk allocation
  • Conditions for the development of a sound market for equity investors
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 INCREASING PRIVATE SECTOR APPETITE FOR ROAD & RAIL PROJECTS IN FRANCE

    François  Tcheng

    François Tcheng, Commercial Director Europe, Bouygues Travaux Publics

    14:30 FINANCIAL INTEREST OF PPP CONTRACTS FOR PUBLIC ENTITIES IN CHARGE OF TRANSPORTATION

    Alain Lecrivain

    Alain Lecrivain, Managing Director, Global Head of Public Private Partnerships, Calyon Corporate and Investment Bank

  • Ensuring profitability and value for money
  • How risk is allocated within the framework of a contract of partnership
  • How a revenue risk sharing could be integrated within the scheme
  • Preliminary evaluation of PPP contracts
  • Lessons learnt
  • 15:10 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 PARTNERSHIPS IN THE WATER SECTOR

    Patrick Spilliaert

    Patrick Spilliaert, Executive Vice-President / Secretary General, Veolia Water

  • A tradition of private involvement and an efficient legal framework
  • Key factors of success for water management project
  • The ultimate goal: how to run public services in an efficient way?
  • 16:20 PPPs AND NEW TECHNOLOGIES

    Michel Vaquin

    Michel Vaquin, Senior Vice President, Alcatel

  • Why PPPs for new technologies?
  • What kind of projects?
  • How to conduct risk analysis for hi-tech projects
  • Main projects envisaged on the French market
  • Obstacles to overcome/progress made
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Fabrice  Rué

    Fabrice Rué, Partner, DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary

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    The next step to railway PPPs in France

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    8th February 2006
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