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A unique opportunity to learn from leading industry experts including:
  • Tim Judson, Development Manager, Waste Implementation Programme, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
  • Rob Winchester, Head of Waste Management PPP, Ernst & Young .
  • Alan Burnett, Director for Waste Management, Fire Services & Social Services, 4ps
  • Roger Hewitt, Chief Executive, Castle Environmental & Honorary Treasurer, Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM)
  • Tony Jarvis, Executive Director, East London Waste Authority
  • David Riddle, Chairman, Environmental Services Association (ESA)
  • Carl Beer, Director, Merseyside Waste Disposal Authority
  • Duncan Jordan, Assistant Director, Project & Contract Manager, East Sussex County Council
  • Andrew Cassells, Head of Partnerships, Waste & Environmental Care, Technical Services, Stirling Council
  • Nigel Aitchison, Municipal Contracts Manager, Shanks Waste Services

    Benefits of attending:
    UNDERSTAND the key principles of project financing in the waste sector
    GAIN AN INSIGHT into the 4ps standardised procurement on waste
    FIND OUT about the Government policy on the different areas of waste
    LISTEN to case studies given by leading industry experts
    LEARN about difficulties of planning and availability of land for waste companies
    MEET AND NETWORK with leading industry experts

  • Conference programme

    8:30 Registration and Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Duncan Jordan

    Duncan Jordan, Assistant Director, Transport & Environment, East Sussex County Council

    9:10 KEYNOTE ADDRESS

    John Chandler

    John Chandler, Head of Waste Projects, DLA

  • The key principles of project financing
  • Why choose PFI for waste as opposed to traditional methods of procurement?
  • Risk issues and waste dynamics
  • Challenges and obstacles of implementing waste management in PPP/PFI project
  • Future trends and developments
  • 9:40 DELIVERING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT THROUGH WASTE PFI

    Tim Judson

    Tim Judson, Development Manager, Waste Implementation Programme, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)

  • Government policy on waste
  • Role of Public Private Partnership in delivering change
  • Role of PFI in delivering change
  • The current framework for waste PFI
  • Possible changes to that framework
  • The implications for others
  • 10:20 FUNDING THE NATIONAL WASTE STRATEGIES

    David Riddle

    David Riddle, Chairman, Environmental Services Association (ESA)

  • Where are we now?
  • Overview of different types of finance
  • Investment levels in UK with other EU member states
  • Key drivers to provide the certainty for the private sector to invest
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 EFFECTIVE PROCUREMENT OF WASTE PPP/PFI CONTRACTS

    Alan Burnett

    Alan Burnett, Director for Waste Management, Fire Services & Social Services , 4ps

  • Project scope for the standardised procurement on waste
  • Policy and strategic framework in waste management
  • Criteria for approved PFI projects in waste management
  • Critical success factors to consider
  • Procurement procedures for waste management
  • Looking to the future – the lessons learnt
  • 12:00 PANEL DISCUSSION

  • Is government policy working?
  • Are recycling targets too high?
  • Can bid costs be reduced?
  • What needs to change?
  • John Gibbs

    John Gibbs, Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers

    Alan Burnett

    Alan Burnett, Director for Waste Management, Fire Services & Social Services , 4ps

    Peter Jones

    Peter Jones, Director, External Relations, Biffa

    Nigel Aitchison

    Nigel Aitchison, Municipal Contracts Manager, Shanks Waste Services

    12:40 Networking Lunch

    14:00 CASE STUDY

    Tony Jarvis

    Tony Jarvis, Executive Director, East London Waste Authority

  • Finding the right strategy
  • The timeline
  • Keeping stakeholders on board
  • Relationship with collection authorities
  • Benefits of a joint venture approach
  • Attractive to bidders?

    Lessons learnt

  • 14:40 CASE STUDY – EAST SUSSEX

    Duncan Jordan

    Duncan Jordan, Assistant Director, Transport & Environment, East Sussex County Council

  • Scope of the project and the details of the project
  • Projection, preparation and process
  • Successes in project management
  • Strategies for maximising commercial awareness
  • Payment mechanisms for service delivery
  • Issues faced and hurdles introduced
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 LEGAL ISSUES IN WASTE MANAGEMENT

    Hazel Nickless

    Hazel Nickless, Senior Associate, Pinsents

  • The process and practicalities in legal issues
  • Advantages and disadvantages of a joint venture structure
  • Commercial risk transfer
  • Management of specific risks e.g. planning
  • Contract standardisation in waste PFI
  • 16:20 CONTRACTOR’S PERSPECTIVE

    Nigel Aitchison

    Nigel Aitchison, Municipal Contracts Manager, Shanks Waste Services

  • Selection of contract
  • Solution development
  • Bid management and the cost of opportunity
  • Contract structure and interfaces
  • Risk transfer and finance
  • Service delivery
  • 17:00 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Re-registration and Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Hazel Nickless

    Hazel Nickless, Senior Associate, Pinsents

    9:10 FUNDING PFI/PPP WASTE PROJECTS

  • Bank considerations and the credit process
  • Is the UK waste management market attractive for lenders?
  • Sector specific challenges and considerations
  • A developing funding market
  • Rachel Hamilton

    Rachel Hamilton, Manager, NIB Capital

    Luuk Veenstra

    Luuk Veenstra, Associate Director, NIB Capital

    9:40 EFFECTIVE FINANCIAL MODELLING

    Michael Ware

    Michael Ware, Partner, BDO Stoy Hayward

  • Why efficient modelling matters
  • How a model works
  • Developing the model
  • Common modelling problems and how to avoid them
  • Passing the audit process
  • 10:20 WASTE MANAGEMENT STRATEGY

    Carl Beer

    Carl Beer, Director, Merseyside Waste Disposal Authority

  • The Merseyside strategy
  • Approach to strategy implementation
  • ‘Wicked’ issues
  • Interventions
  • External support
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 RISK TRANSFER

    Ben Prynn

    Ben Prynn, Assistant Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • Scoping the project
  • Risk mitigation by public sector
  • Allocating risks to the parties in a position to manage them
  • Striking a fair commercial balance
  • Risk transfer and finance costs
  • Passing FRS 5
  • 12:00 LATEST DEVELOPMENTS AFFECTING WASTE PFI/PPP

    Rob Winchester

    Rob Winchester, Head of Waste Management PPP, Ernst & Young

  • Private sector consolidation
  • Standardisation
  • Waste Emissions Trading Act
  • New models
  • The Prudential Code
  • 12:40 Networking Lunch

    14:00 WASTE MANAGEMENT FINANCING IN A SCOTTISH CONTEXT

    Andrew Cassells

    Andrew Cassells, Head of Partnerships, Waste & Environmental Care, Technical Services, Stirling Council

  • Funding methods local authorities use in delivering and maintaining waste management projects
  • Collection and treatment
  • 14:40 FINANCE RAISING

    Dan Robertson

    Dan Robertson, Assistant Director, Structured Industry Finance, ABN AMRO

  • Pitching the Project Appropriately
  • Generating Sufficient Interest
  • Balancing Risk and Return
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:20 PANEL DISCUSSION

    Hazel Nickless

    Hazel Nickless, Senior Associate, Pinsents

    Mike Walker

    Mike Walker, Director of Policy & Public Affairs, Environmental Services Agency (ESA)

    Carl Beer

    Carl Beer, Director, Merseyside Waste Disposal Authority

    Andrew Cassells

    Andrew Cassells, Head of Partnerships, Waste & Environmental Care, Technical Services, Stirling Council

    15:40 MANAGING A TECHNICAL RISK

    James Crossman

    James Crossman, Director, Currie & Brown Consulting

  • Technology risk
  • Volume risk
  • Availability risk
  • Procurement strategy risk
  • Implementing a risk management strategy
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks followed by Afternoon Tea.
    Close of Conference

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