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About the market:

The concept of PPP has been introduced in Scandinavia and Finland as a cost-efficient alternative means for State and Municipal governments to build infrastructure and provide public services, particularly in areas that require large capital expenditure.

Another principle objective of the Nordic PPP model is to increase the speed at which capital projects are brought to development by providing incentives to the private sector to deliver services on time and to a specified standard.

The first PPP project in Scandinavia, the shuttle rail link between Arlanda Airport and the City of Stockholm had it’s financial close as early as in 1995.

Since then, several other projects have been initiated and some have already been completed in the region.

About the conference:

The 6th annual Nordic PPP Forum will analyse the ongoing projects, examine market deal flow and identify key sectors for future activity in the Nordic region and the Baltic Sea countries.

Who will you meet at this event?

As the biggest networking and educational event in the Nordic PPP Calendar, you will be able to meet leading infrastructure sponsors, developers and funders who are leading key pathfinder PPP deals across the region.

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Aatos Hallipelto

Aatos Hallipelto, Director, PS, PricewaterhouseCoopers

9:00 Welcoming Address from the British Embassy

HMA Matthew Kirk

HMA Matthew Kirk, British Ambassador, Finland,

9:10 THE E18 MUURLA - LOHJA PROJECT

Matti Vehvilainen

Matti Vehvilainen, Project Director, FINNRA

9:50 E18 GRIMSTAD - KRISTIANSAND

Kjersti Billehaug

Kjersti Billehaug, Head, Norwegian Pilot Road Programme, Norwegian Public Roads Administration

  • Short overview of the first two PPP roads:
  • E39 Klett- Bardshaug
  • E39 Lyngdal- Flekkefjord
  • The new road out to bid - E18 Grimstad Kristiansand
  • The construction element
  • The operation
  • The payment mechanism
  • The schedule
  • Evaluation of the pilot programme

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 A VIEW FROM THE UK

Kwong-Wing Law

Kwong-Wing Law, Assistant General Manager, SMBCE

  • Providing for public needs
  • Selecting the preferred bidder
  • Special considerations for housing projects
  • Reaching financial close
  • Key top successful projects
  • Lessons learnt
  • 11:40 PPP IN NORWAY

    Espen Moe

    Espen Moe, Partner, DLA Nordic

  • Why PPP in Norway?
  • Legal framework
  • The various contract documents
  • Risk sharing between public and private companies
  • Recent developments in PPP
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 CONNECTING SØNDERBORG TO THE E45

    Svend Petersen

    Svend Petersen, Head of the Road Administration , Sønderjyllands Amt

  • Project description and current status
  • Political processes and issues
  • Councils approach to PPP
  • The expected shape of the Danish road PPP programme
  • 14:05 PROPOSED RISK ALLOCATION AND PAYMENT MECHANISMS

    Charles Yates

    Charles Yates, Senior Manager, Grant Thornton

    14:30 LESSONS LEARNT FROM THE HELSINKI – LAHTI MOTORWAY AND THE EUROPEAN HIGHWAY E18 MUURLA - LOHJA

    Kaisa Leena Valipirtti

    Kaisa Leena Valipirtti, Senior Adviser, Legal Affairs, Ministry Of Transport And Communications

  • Background
  • The Finnish life-cycle responsibility model
  • The Muurja - Lohja project and it’s implementation schedule
  • The procurement schedule of the project
  • What next?
  • 15:10 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 THE DANISH NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND PPP

    Bo Kobber Petersen

    Bo Kobber Petersen, Head Legal Counsel, Danish Palace and Properties Agency

  • The rocky road to a PPP commitment
  • The PPP adviser
  • Planning and real estate issues
  • PPP-light or PPP-smart?
  • The coming years
  • Learning points
  • 16:20 INTERNATIONAL CASE STUDY

    Jorge Abreu Simoes

    Jorge Abreu Simoes, President, Partnerships.Health, Ministry of Health, Portugal

  • The variable geometry approach
  • The value for money evaluation
  • The procurement route
  • 17:00 THE PRIVATE OPERATORS PERSPECTIVE

    Francisco Miranda Duarte

    Francisco Miranda Duarte, Managing Director, Jose de Mello Saude

  • Key points of the programme and of the bidding process
  • The hospital PPP programme as a driver for change in healthcare in Portugal
  • Lessons from the running tenders
  • Possible ways to improve the programme
  • 17:30 NEW VENTURE CAPITAL INVESTMENT IN FINNISH HEALTHCARE

    Vesa Lehtomaki

    Vesa Lehtomaki, Director, Healthcare Programme, Sitra (The Finnish national Fund for Research and Development)
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  • Finding ways to develop a service sector that supports healthcare
  • Utilising new financial instruments
  • Building genuine partnerships between the public and private sectors
  • 18:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Charles Yates

    Charles Yates, Senior Manager, Grant Thornton

    9:10 RECENT PPP PROJECTS AND STUDIES IN FINLAND

    Vesa Salmela

    Vesa Salmela, Assistant Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • Payment mechanism
  • Financial arrangements
  • Risk transfer optimisation
  • Balance sheet accounting
  • 9:50 BOT IS MORE THAN CREATIVE ACCOUNTING

    Gunnar Lundberg

    Gunnar Lundberg, Senior Vice President, Skanska BOT

  • The role of the sponsor in a deal
  • Implementing small and large projects on a PPP/PFI basis
  • Potential in the North European markets
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 PERSPECTIVES OF PPP

    Talis Straume

    Talis Straume, Chairman of the Board, Latvian State Roads

  • The Latvian road network
  • Funding of road development and maintenance
  • EU co-financed investment projects
  • PPP opportunities in the Latvian road sector
  • PPP pilot projects
  • Expected problems to be encountered
  • 11:40 PPP – THE NORDIC WAY

    Annamarja Paloheimo

    Annamarja Paloheimo, Vice President, Export and Project Finance, Nordea

  • Implementing small and large projects
  • The role of the international banks, investors and sponsors
  • The role of local players
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 OPPORTUNITIES IN LATVIA

    I. Need for co-ordinated policy

  • Adoption of PPP policy framework document
  • Summary of problems
  • Required action
  • Establishment of PPP promotion toolkit
  • Legal background for PPPs
  • Concession law
  • Draft law on award of concessions
  • II.    Emerging market: PPP projects

  • The role of the Latvian Investment and Development Agency
  • Insight in current PPP project statistics
  • PPP project pipeline for future
  • Andris Parups

    Andris Parups, Head of Concession Division, Ministry of Economics

    Karlis Smits

    Karlis Smits, Deputy Director, Economic Policy Department, Ministry of Economy, Latvia

    14:30 FUNDING TRANSPORT PROJECTS IN THE NORDIC COUNTRIES

    Jukka Luukkanen

    Jukka Luukkanen, Senior Loan Officer, European Investment Bank

  • Public sector counterpart - local/central?
  • Funders' security package
  • Insurance issues
  • 15:40 THE PUBLIC SECTOR COMPARATOR

    Reino Hjerppe

    Reino Hjerppe, Director General, VATT/Government Institute for Economic Research

  • The role of the Government Institute for Economic Research
  • Problems of creating a public sector comparator
  • Needs for future developments
  • Conclusion
  • 16:20 Chairman’s Closing Remarks followed by Afternoon Tea

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