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Have you booked your place yet? With over 80 attendees this year's "PPP/PFI in the Waste Sector -From procurement to delivery: meeting the requirements of the EU Landfill Directive" is an industry  event not to be missed.

Imagine a room full of the highest level decision-makers from your target market... Gain from networking with Government policy makers, Local Authorities, waste management decision-makers, financiers and legal experts. To find out how you can raise your company profile at this conference, please contact Lee Branch on 020 78270 6144 or email lbranch@smi-online.co.uk.

About the event:

Every year more and more waste is produced. Every year the question "What to do with it?" becomes a more pressing one. Under the EU Landfill Directive, the amount of biodegradable municipal waste sent to landfill must be dramatically reduced. Interest in and the need for waste management projects has therefore increased significantly in the UK.

SMi's third annual PPP/PFI in Waste conference will cover the latest deals and the upcoming new projects in the UK, as well as the latest policy issues from 4ps and other Government and regulatory bodies.

Find out how the major players in the Waste Sector are changing their commercial offering, and be updated on the widespread structural changes in this key sector.

Why you should attend:
Gain an insight into waste policy, & the landfill directive and assess the implications for waste management in the UK
Hear about the changing agenda in waste services procurement and the progress in the standardisation of waste PFI contracts
Learn about the 4ps waste activities in 2005/06 and how they support local authorities deliver Waste PFI and PPP projects
Invest in new waste management facilities and hear how the industry gets is getting closer to reducing landfill
Discuss markets for mechanical biological treatment outputs and how this risk is being approached by the local authorities and bidders/funders
Understand why the Gloucestershire waste project was terminated

Benefit from networking with speakers including:

Ronald Bates, Head of Funding and Scrutiny, Waste Implementation, DEFRA
Alan Sadler,
Senior Executive, 4ps
Carl Beer,
Director, Merseyside Waste Disposal Authority
Bernard Warr,
Head, Waste Management, Cambridgeshire County Council
Mike Williams,
Head of Waste Management, Gloucestershire County Council
Phil Davies,
Head of Waste, Southwark London Borough
Graham Tombs,
Service Director for Environment and Commerce, Essex County Council
Colin Drummond,
Chief Executive, Viridor Waste Management
Allan Barton,
Managing Director, Shanks East London
Peter Jones,
Director, External Relations, Biffa
Darren Kyte, Executive Director, NIB Capital
Nigel Campbell,
Partner, Bevan Brittan LLP
Richard Dyton,
Partner, Simmons & Simmons
Claudia Amos,
Principal Consultant, RPS Planning, Transport & Environment

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Richard Dyton

Richard Dyton, Partner, Simmons & Simmons

9:10 THE CHANGING AGENDA IN WASTE SERVICES PROCUREMENT

Ronald Bates

Ronald Bates, Head of Funding and Scrutiny, Waste Implementation, DEFRA

  • Progress in the standardisation of waste PFI contracts
  • The need for alternative models
  • Next steps for the sector
  • 9:50 THE DEFRA NEW TECHNOLOGY DEMONSTRATOR PROGRAMME

    Claudia Amos

    Claudia Amos, Principal Consultant, RPS Planning, Transport & Environment

  • Support for development of sustainable waste treatment technologies
  • Overcoming the perceived risks of implementing new ‘near market’ waste treatment technologies
  • How can demonstration plants support the decision making process?
  • Impact on the UK’s waste strategy and policy targets
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 4ps WASTE ACTIVITY 2005/06

    Alan Sadler

    Alan Sadler, Senior Executive, 4ps

  • Waste strategies – assumptions, robustness, creation of a reference project model, testing of options, risks and costs
  • Waste local plans – ensuring that waste strategies can be delivered and that sites are available and deliverable
  • Options appraisal – developing the tailored approach for the long term that delivers to the agreed priorities set by the authority
  • Affordability – ensuring out of the options appraisal and reference project that affordability is robustly modelled, considered as part of the business case and supported by the partners
  • Ensuring competition in procurement – work involving market soundings, actions on key issues such as sites and technology assumptions
  • Development of partnership working and support – addressing ongoing partnership issues and development as well as support for the procurement
  • Developing the structures for project approval and delivery
  • 11:40 INVESTING IN NEW WASTE MANAGEMENT FACILITIES

    Bernard  Warr

    Bernard Warr, Head, Waste Management, Cambridgeshire County Council

  • Experiences in Cambridgeshire - the excellent authority agenda
  • Waste management drivers
  • The Joint Waste Management Strategy
  • Making and maintaining effective partnerships – how money ‘cements’ the partners
  • The PFI authorisation process
  • Setting out on the procurement road
  • Land and planning issues
  • Maintaining bidder interest
  • The ITN return
  • Making sense of the bids and the evaluation process
  • The BAFO and preferred bidder
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    14:00 BALANCING SUPPLY AND DEMAND IN THE WASTE MANAGEMENT INFRASTRUCTURE MARKET

    Peter Jones

    Peter Jones, Director, External Relations, Biffa

  • Broad technology options – thermal/mechanical/biological
  • Scale options and impact on quantity of sites
  • To centralise or decentralise
  • Integration of municipal and commercial flows
  • Investment profiles and PFI options
  • 14:40 WASTE PROJECT - SOUTHWARK COUNCIL

    Phil Davies

    Phil Davies, Head of Waste, Southwark London Borough

  • Integrating strategic, planning and procurement requirements
  • Strategic – initial development and evolution
  • Planning – structure and implementation
  • Procurement – managing a PFI procurement progress
  • Southwark’s resource agenda
  • 15:20 TRENDS IN WASTE MANAGEMENT CONTRACT STRUCTURES

    Jacqui  O'Keeffe

    Jacqui O'Keeffe, Partner & Head of the Environment Group, Simmons & Simmons

  • Impact of the draft SOPC derogations
  • Technology driven contracts
  • The "integrator" approach
  • Sub-contracting models
  • 16:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One followed by Afternoon Tea

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Nigel Campbell

    Nigel Campbell, Partner, Bevan Brittan LLP

    9:10 FINANCING PFI PROJECTS IN THE WASTE SECTOR

    Chris Holmes

    Chris Holmes, Associate Director, NIBC

  • Banking market perspective
  • Risk issues and contract terms
  • SPV structures, parties and roles
  • 9:50 THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN COMMERCIAL PARTNERS AND LOCAL AUTHORITIES

  • Objectives of the authority
  • Objectives of the contractor
  • Sharing of risks
  • Developing a partnership
  • Working together for 25 years
  • Allan  Barton

    Allan Barton, Managing Director, Shanks East London

    Tony Jarvis

    Tony Jarvis, Executive Director, East London Waste Authority

    10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 WASTE POLICY AND THE LANDFILL DIRECTIVE

    Colin Drummond

    Colin Drummond, Chief Executive, Viridor Waste Management Ltd

  • Can the landfill diversion targets be met?
  • Implications for waste management companies and their clients
  • 11:40 PROCUREMENT OF AN INTEGRATED WASTE MANAGEMENT SERVICES CONTRACT

    David Greenfield

    David Greenfield, Technical & Contracts Manager, East Sussex County Council

  • How procurement was undertaken
  • The contract
  • The contract management regime
  • Progress so far
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 WASTE TECHNOLOGIES FOR SOLID MUNICIPAL WASTE

    Carl Beer

    Carl Beer, Director, Merseyside Waste Disposal Authority

  • What alternatives are available to date?
  • Issues from the local authority perspective
  • Affordability of Total Waste Management approaches
  • Merseyside’s procurement strategies
  • Future perfect?
  • 14:30 THE NEW ENVIRONMENT FOR LOCAL AUTHORITIES: ISSUES & OPPORTUNITIES

    Nigel Campbell

    Nigel Campbell, Partner, Bevan Brittan LLP

  • Joint authority working
  • Planning policy statement 10: planning for sustainable waste management
  • Developments in procurement - the new competitive dialogue procedure
  • Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act
  • Implications of recent legislative changes impacting disposal
  • What the future holds...
  • 15:10 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 MARKETS FOR MECHANICAL BIOLOGICAL TREATMENT OUTPUTS

    Graham  Tombs

    Graham Tombs, Service Director for Environment and Commerce, Essex County Council

  • MBT of waste may offer solution to meet stringent targets for diverting waste from landfill
  • Is MBT a viable form of waste management?
  • Will this development have significant influence on the waste management strategies of UK local authorities?
  • Finding viable uses for the solid outputs from the process and securing long-term off-take arrangements - a key challenge
  • The need greater policy certainty
  • Supporting the energy challenge
  • 16:20 THE GLOUCESTERSHIRE WASTE PROJECT

    Mike Williams

    Mike Williams, Head, Waste Management, Gloucestershire County Council

  • Why the PFI process was terminated
  • Cost
  • Risk
  • Competition and Choice
  • Policy drivers
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

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