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The road sector across Europe is in an exciting phase. Many European countries are improving management of their road networks, moving forward with PPP/PFI finance, setting up new style road funds and changing the way they set spending priorities and manage their roads. The conference will give insight into the present and forecasted plans of road transportation developments across many European countries. It will include case studies from signed deals and those still in procurement. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to meet and gain insight into the different approaches implemented by the drivers of the industry. This forum is specifically designed for senior road executives, members of roads boards, government officials dealing with the road sector, staff from international donor organisations and consultants working on the road sector.

Also a fantastic networking event...

Hypo Public Finance Bank will be hosting a complimentary drinks reception at end of Day One. Enjoy a drink whilst making new contacts and discussing the issues of the day with speakers and delegates.

A unique opportunity to learn from leading industry experts including:

  • Alain Fayard, Inspector General, Roads Directorate, Ministry of Infrastructure, Transport and Housing, France
  • Paolo Signorini, Director General, Ministry of the Economy and Finance, Italy
  • Ian Holmes, Head of Highway Maintenance, Department of Transport UK
  • Stephen Uhlig, Managing Director, DEPFA Bank
  • Ansgar Kauf, Director of Programmes, International Road Federation
  • Tim Green, Director, Roads Users Alliance & Member of Executive Committee European Road Federation
  • Miklos Muranyi, Director, National Motorway Co, Hungary
  • Gunther Thaler, Assistant Project Manager, PPP Team, ASFINAG Austria
  • Roman Matkiwsky, Executive Vice President - CEE, Skanska Infrastructure Development
  • Jiri Petrak, Managing Director, Mott MacDonald, Czech Republic

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Tim Green

Tim Green, Director, Road Users Alliance

9:10 PFI IN ENGLISH HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE

Ian Holmes

Ian Holmes, Head of Highway Maintenance, Department Of Transport

  • Local highway maintenance – the move to better asset management
  • Street lighting PFI
  • Highway management PFI
  • Future plans and developments
  • 9:50 PRIVATE SECTOR PARTICIPATION FOR HIGHWAYS

    Alain Fayard

    Alain Fayard, Inspecteur general de l'équipement, Ministere' de l'equipment et des transports

  • An analysis of the French financial infrastructure
  • Future PPP roads blueprint
  • Facing European law
  • The scope for opportunity in French PPPs
  • Comprehensive approach and partnership vs competition
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 A BREAKTHROUGH FOR HIGHWAY PPPs IN EUROPE?

    Ansgar  Kauf

    Ansgar Kauf, Director of Programmes, International Road Federation

  • Introduction: transport and highways – current shortcomings
  • Innovative road financing and management: a necessity
  • Case studies – European and international
  • The revolution of user charging: tolling potentially on all roads (DSRC and satellite)
  • Conclusions
  • 11:40 PRIVATE FINANCING OF ROAD INFRASTRUCTURES

    Paolo Signorini

    Paolo Signorini, Director General, Ministry of the Economy and Finance

  • State of the art PPPs in the road sector
  • New opportunities for private financing
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    14:00 MAKING PPP PROJECTS BANKABLE

    Stephen Uhlig

    Stephen Uhlig, Managing Director, DEPFA Bank plc

  • Keeping bid costs under control
  • Efficient revenue regimes
  • Optimising financing plans
  • 14:40 MANAGING THE RISK IN TRAFFIC AND REVENUE FORECASTS FOR PPP ROAD

    Martin Bright

    Martin Bright, Director, Faber Maunsell

  • Issues in long term forecasting
  • Accuracy of forecasts
  • Treatment of uncertainty
  • Quantitative risk assessment
  • A way forward
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 ELECTRONIC TOLLING AND PPP PROJECTS

    Bruno  Corthier

    Bruno Corthier, Head of Telematics, Sanef

  • The congestion issue
  • The telematic issue
  • Key factors to success
  • 16:20 CONGESTION CHARGING: THE LONDON EXPERIENCE

  • Private Sector Risk Transfer
  • Key contractual issues
  • Lessons learned
  • Future Developments of the concept
  • Richard Dyton

    Richard Dyton, Partner, Simmons & Simmons

    Rui Neves Soares

    Rui Neves Soares, Head of Project Finance and PPP, Simmons & Simmons

    17:00 ROLE OF ASSET VALUATION IN ROAD PPPs

    Mark Elliott

    Mark Elliott, Partner, EC Harris

  • Basis of scheme initiation
  • Value for money and affordability analysis
  • Due diligence for adopted assets and refinancing
  • Operational phase – whole lift costing
  • Asset reversion
  • 17:40 Chairman’s Closing Remarks followed by Drinks Reception hosted by Hypo Public Finance Bank

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Ansgar  Kauf

    Ansgar Kauf, Director of Programmes, International Road Federation

    9:10 PRESENTATION DETAILS TO BE CONFIRMED

    Nigel Hailey

    Nigel Hailey, Associate, Ove Arup & Partners

    9:50 SETTING THE PACE IN CEE

    Miklos Muranyi

    Miklos Muranyi, Director, National Motorway Company

  • Setting infrastructure benchmarks in the CEE
  • The Duna Autopalya Koncesszios Reszvenytarsasag Project – financial close 12 months after tender
  • The trend towards availability payment risk
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 TRANSPARENCY IN MANAGING PPP PROJECTS

    Jiri Petrak

    Jiri Petrak, Managing Director, Mott MacDonald Czech Republic

  • Problems of the previous PPP projects in Czech Republic
  • Programme of the Czech PPP Projects
  • PPP environment in the Czech Republic
  • Preparation of the first PPP project in Slovakia
  • 11:40 AUSTRIA’S HIGH SPEED ROAD PPP PROGRAMME

    Gunther Thaler

    Gunther Thaler, Assistant Project Manager, PPP Team, ASFINAG

  • 113 km of new primary roads under 4 PPP packages
  • Structuring the project by the procuring authority with
    legal, commercial and technical background
  • Package 1 "Ypsilon" update of the procurement phase
  • Outlook for future packages
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    14:00 THE A1 MOTORWAY POLAND

    Roman Matkiwsky

    Roman Matkiwsky, Executive Vice President - CEE, Skanska Infrastructure Development

  • 2 phased project
  • Phase 1 - 90km new road from Gdansk to Nowe Marzy inNorth Poland, phase 2 - 60km extension to Torun
  • Concession period extends for 34 years until 2039
  • Availability based payment mechanism with a minority shadow toll element
  • The Polish market in overview and current changes
  • 14:40 THE STRAIT OF MESSINA BRIDGE

  • Financial structure and sources of funds
  • Framework and concession agreements
  • Timetable and next steps
  • Conclusions
  • Stefano Granati

    Stefano Granati, Chief Financial Officer, Societa Stretto di Messina S.p.A

    Settimio Nucci

    Settimio Nucci, Finance Director, Societa Stretto di Messina S.p.A

    Pietro Crescini

    Pietro Crescini, Finance Department, Societa Stretto di Messina S.p.A

    15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 TRENDS IN THE EUROPEAN PPP INFRASTRUCTURE MARKET

    Derek Potts

    Derek Potts, Managing Director, John Laing

  • Emerging markets – procurement structures being adopted
  • Challenges from changes in EU procurement rules
  • Comparison with emerging North American PPP experiences
  • 16:20 PPP IN ROADS

    Charles Yates

    Charles Yates, Senior Manager, Grant Thornton

  • Key challenges in the financing and development of infrastructure
  • Highlights of jobs to date
  • Assessing the experience to date
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

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