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With the PPP market in Ireland and Northern Ireland growing at a significant rate, can your company afford to miss the biggest conference this year for public and private sector decision-makers?

In Dublin next Monday and Tuesday, the driving forces behind Public Private Partnerships from both the public and private sectors will be at PPP in Ireland & Northern Ireland in Dublin for 2 days of informative seminars and high level networking

Over 70 senior decision makers from central and local government, banks, construction companies, advisors and more have already confirmed their attendance.

Why should you be there?

In the Republic of Ireland there is a raft of PPP projects flagged to come on stream over the next 12-24 months, particularly in the accommodation, education, healthcare and judicial sectors. Added to this are exciting infrastructure projects including traditional road projects and the metro.

There is also a big pipeline of projects in Northern Ireland particularly in the healthcare, educational and judicial sectors AND exciting developments in road and waste projects.

IF ANY OF THESE ARE OF INTEREST TO YOUR COMPANY YOU SHOULD BE AT THIS EVENT!

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Cathy Bryce

Cathy Bryce, Director of Project Finance, AIB

9:10 ACCELERATING THE DELIVERY OF PPPS

Stephanie O'Donnell

Stephanie O'Donnell, Head of Central PPP Unit, PPP Unit Department Of Finance

  • The ‘centre of expertise’ for PPP procurement
  • Initial focus on progressing projects in 3 key areas
  • Sponsor Departments: approving projects as PPPs, project budgets, output specifications and service requirements
  • Sponsoring Departments / Ministers / NDFA Centre of Expertise
  • 9:50 THE INVESTMENT STRATEGY FOR NORTHERN IRELAND

    David Gavaghan

    David Gavaghan, Chief Executive, Strategic Investment Board

  • Successes to date
  • Lessons learnt
  • Future challenges
  • The government reform agenda
  • 10:10 THE NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AGENCY

    Gerard Cahillane

    Gerard Cahillane, Head of Operations, National Development Finance Agency

  • The role of the National Development Finance Agency
  • The National Development Plan – an investment of over EUR52 billion over the period 2000-2006
  • Investing in areas such as health, housing, education, roads, transport, waste and local development
  • Pushing ahead with Irish PPPs
  • Lessons learnt
  • 2007 and onward?
  • 10:30 JOINT EVALUATION

    David Gavaghan

    David Gavaghan, Chief Executive, Strategic Investment Board

    Gerard Cahillane

    Gerard Cahillane, Head of Operations, National Development Finance Agency

    10:45 Morning Coffee

    11:15 GETTING READY FOR PARTNERSHIPS

    Bob Green

    Bob Green, Partner PPP/PFI , RSM Robson Rhodes

  • How partnerships can help resolve piecemeal procurement delays
  • Making partnerships work for all Stakeholder groups (lessons learned from LIFT)
  • Building Capacity - Public and Private Sector
  • Bidding to Win - What are the common mistakes of the private sector when bidding
  • 11:55 PPPs IN IRELAND

    Jim Barry

    Jim Barry, Chief Executive, NTR Roads

  • Progress in last 12 months
  • Current perspective on PPP sector
  • Issues that remain
  • Restoring momentum – what remains to be done?
  • 12:35 FINANCING OF PPP ROAD PROJECTS

    Cheryl Fisher

    Cheryl Fisher, Head of Division, Structured Finance and PPPs, European Investment Bank

  • Recent developments
  • Case studies
  • EU PPP initiatives
  • 13:15 Networking Buffet Lunch

    14:15 EDUCATION PROJECTS ON THE ISLAND OF IRELAND

  • Market characteristics north and south
  • Future developments
  • The Cork School of Music case study
  • Bernward Kulle

    Bernward Kulle, Head of PPP Solutions Europe, Hochtief PPP Solutions

    15:25 ROAD PROJECTS

    Christian Kummert

    Christian Kummert, Managing Director, DEPFA Bank Plc

  • Market overview
  • Main project risks
  • Traffic forecasts
  • Payment schemes
  • 16:05 SCOPE FOR IMPROVING IRISH PPPs

  • Delivering on early promises
  • Lessons learnt from the closing of the N4 Kilcock-Kinnegad (KK) 3 years on
  • Comparisons to other European road PPPs
  • Other projects closing in quick succession
  • Predictions for the future
  • Lessons learnt from the last 5 years
  • Michele Connolly

    Michele Connolly, Director, KPMG

    Neil Collins

    Neil Collins, Associate Director, KPMG

    16:45 Chairman’s Closing Remarks followed by a Drinks Reception sponsored by Hypo Public Finance Bank

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Roger  Alexander

    Roger Alexander, PPP/PFI Director, RSM Robson Rhodes

    9:10 EVALUATING VALUE FOR MONEY

    Brandon McMaster

    Brandon McMaster, Audit Manager, Northern Ireland Audit Office (N I A O)

  • The Electronic Libraries for Northern Ireland Project
  • Land deals and PFI – securing value for money
  • The education pathfinder projects
  • The strategic investment programme
  • 9:50 PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP IN THE IRISH HOSPITAL SYSTEM

    Mark Moran

    Mark Moran, Chief Executive, Mater Public Hospital

  • More healthcare consortiums investing in hospitals
  • Emerging opportunities
  • Meeting challenges
  • The future?
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 SEARCHING FOR NEW PPPs IN NORTHERN IRELAND

    John Cole

    John Cole, Chief Executive, Health Estates

  • A strategic approach
  • A focus on quality
  • Optimising the process
  • The developing model
  • 11:40 UK HEALTHCARE EXPERIENCE

    Anthony Carleton

    Anthony Carleton, Head of Corporate Services and Modernisation, Northern Ireland Court Services

    Eamonn O'Hanrahan

    Eamonn O'Hanrahan, Partner, McCann Fitzgerald

    12:20 Networking Lunch

    14:00 POOLBEG

    Matt Twomey

    Matt Twomey, Assistant City Manager, Dublin City Council

  • Case study
  • Financing structure of the facility
  • Thermal treatment facility for household, commercial and non-hazardous industrial waste
  • Advancing 3 main forms of PPP for the waste sector
    1. Single infrastructure projects
    2. Sub-regional integrated packages
    3. Integrated package

    14:40 PPP SCHOOLS DEVELOPMENT IN NORTHERN IRELAND

    Paddy McNally

    Paddy McNally, Head of PPP & Strategy Unit, Department of Education, Northern Ireland

  • Belfast Partnering Project
  • Progress of existing PPPs
  • Looking to the future
  • 15:20 NATIONAL MARITIME COLLEGE OF IRELAND

    Iain Salley

    Iain Salley, U.K (Dublin), Bovis Lend Lease Ltd

    1. Case study
    2. Funding under the National Development plan
    3. Capital value of €58million
    4. Finishing the project
    5. Lessons learnt
    6. 16:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

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      Senior Funding for PFI Projects

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      8th March 2006
      Dublin 2, Ireland

      Davenport Hotel

      Merrion Square
      Dublin 2
      Ireland

      Davenport Hotel

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