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Are you looking to enhance your understanding of the current outlook for Public Private Partnerships in the Republic of Ireland? Now entering its 11th and biggest year yet SMi's annual 'PPP in Ireland' conference will once again bring together the regions leading PPP practitioners for two days of structured and informative networking and debate. The Irish PPP market is currently undergoing rapid growth and development with a surge of new projects in 2008, particulary in the accommodation and social housing sectors. Find out how your business can benefit from getting involved by hearing first hand experience of those directly involved in current Irish projects.


Topics to be discussed include

  • The future for education buildings in Ireland
  • The evolving role of the Irish government in PPP
  • Update on Dublin housing projects
  • Evaluation of Irish Public Private Partnerships - where are the deals coming from?
  • Irish waste strategy
  • Financing PPP's in Ireland
  • The success story of the Cork Music School
  • Future for the Irish transport sector
  • Update from the Metro North Project
  • Contractual & Legal Issues for PPP Projects

Benefits of attending

  • Educate yourself with the latest developments surrounding PPP policy in Ireland
  • Hear case studies of current ground breaking PPP projects
  • Understand the key contractual and legal issues affecting Irish PPP projects in 2008
  • Discover the latest funding issues and problems facing Irish PPP's - where is the investment coming from?


Hear from an outstanding speaker line up including

  • Rob Leech, Project Manager, Metro North
  • Klaus Boede, Finance Director, Hochtief PPP Solutions
  • Norma McGrath, Senior Manager - Corporate Markets, Ulster Bank
  • Michael O'Neill, Executive Manager, Housing & Residential Services, Dublin City Council
  • Dr Louis Gunnigan, Head of Department of Construction Management & Technology, Dublin Institute of Technology
  • Michael Flynn, Director, Deloitte
  • Neil Collins, Director, KPMG
  • David Quinlan, Senior Associate, Matheson Ormsby Prentice
  • Frank Nevin, Director of Housing and Social Development, South Dublin County Council
  • Michael O'Brien, Senior Engineer, Cork City Council
  • John Conlan, Director of Finance, IT & Estates Management, Irish Prisons Service
  • Michael Garrick, Director, Tobin Consulting Engineers
  • Patrick McGovern, Partner, Arthur Cox
  • Roger Alexander, Partner, Mazars

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Roger Alexander

Roger Alexander, Partner, Project finance and Consultancy, Mazars

9:10 THE EVOLVING ROLE OF PPP IN IRISH INFRASTRUCTURE DELIVERY

Michael Flynn

Michael Flynn, Director Corporate Finance, Deloitte & Touche

  • Central versus local government
  • NDFA involvement
  • Best practice models adopted
  • Making sure projects develop
  • Latest experience with:
  • Transport
  • Water
  • Urban regeneration
  • Social infrastructure (Health & Education)
  • 9:50 DUBLIN HOUSING PROJECTS

    Michael O'Neill

    Michael O'Neill, Executive Manager, Housing & Residential Services, Dublin County Council

  • Fatima Mansions update
  • Bridgefoot Street re-development
  • Croke Villas
  • St Teresa's Gardens Re-development
  • Lessons learnt so far and plans for the future
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 THE GRANGE PPP

    Frank Nevin

    Frank Nevin, Director of Housing and Social Development, South Dublin County Council

  • Framework for the Grange PPP
  • Our vision for the Grange
  • Progress to date
  • Next steps
  • 11:40 COMBINED HEAT POWER AT CORK CITY COUNCIL

    Michael O'Brien

    Michael O'Brien, Senior Engineer, Environment Department, Cork City Council

  • Overview of Cork City Council Activities
  • Application of renewable energy techniques to a number council operations (solar, geothermal, hydro, woodchip)
  • Innovation in energy the utilisation of landfill gas to provide electricity to 4% of the city. Displacing traditional fossil fuels with biodiesel for 25% of the councils own fleet of vehicles
  • Cork City Energy Agency
  • Sustainable development at multi billion euro regeneration of Cork Docklands
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 WHAT DOES THE IPS DO WITH PPP'S?

    John Conlan

    John Conlan, , Irish Prison Service

  • Partnership overview
  • Why a PPP?
  • How will the contracts be managed?
  • The future for Irish prisons
  • 14:30 SUCCESSFUL PPPs's

    Louis Gunnigan

    Louis Gunnigan, Head of Department of Construction Management and Techonology, Dublin Institute of Technology

  • Planning for success
  • Establishing the partnership
  • Public vs. private sector issues
  • The influence of individuals
  • 15:10 THE FUTURE FOR THE IRISH TRANSPORT SECTOR

    Neil Collins

    Neil Collins, Director, KPMG

  • Lessons learnt from deals done to date
  • Risk mitigation and other issues
  • Achieving value for money
  • Road and rail projects
  • 16:00 Close of Day One followed by Afternoon Tea

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Mark Spence

    Mark Spence, Director, Mazars

    9:10 FINANCING PPP's IN IRELAND

    Norma McGrath

    Norma McGrath, Senior Manager, Corporate Markets, Ulster Bank Ireland Ltd

  • Landmark financing deals
  • Making the deal bankable
  • Current market environment
  • 9:50 EXAMPLES OF INTERNATIONAL PPP PROJECTS IN THE EDUCATION SECTOR

    Klaus Boede

    Klaus Boede, Head of PPP Solutions, Hochtief UK

  • HOCHTIEF in brief
  • Cork School of Music
  • Project structure
  • Financing/Securitisation
  • Construction/ FM Services
  • Payment mechanism
  • Risk allocation
  • Personnel management
  • Communication/Interfaces/Dealing with problems
  • Client satisfaction
  • Summary and conclusions
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:40 LEGAL DIMENSIONS

    Patrick McGovern

    Patrick McGovern, Partner, Arthur Cox Solicitors

  • The new directives and regulations
  • Telaustria and providing for it
  • Other key legal dimension
  • Case study: Guiding project
  • Precautions
  • Lessons
  • Mitigating risks
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 2008 UPDATE ON METRO NORTH

    Rob Leech

    Rob Leech, Project Manager, Metro North

  • Preferred bidder selection
  • Timeline for the rest of the project
  • Financing the build
  • Structure of the PPP model
  • The next steps
  • 14:30 CONTRACTUAL AND LEGAL ISSUES

    David Quinlan

    David Quinlan, Partner, Matheson Ormsby Prentice

  • Competitive Dialogue in practice
  • Risk comparisons with the UK PPP/PFI market
  • Managing interfaces  - problems and solutions
  • Alternative models - can they be adapted for the Irish PPP market?
  • 15:10 CASE STUDY - CASTLEBAR SEWERAGE SCHEME

    Michael Garrick

    Michael Garrick, Director, Tobin Consulting Engineers

  • Why a PPP?
  • Outline and model of the project
  • Progress and timelines
  • Funding and the financial
  • Plans for future
  • Benefits for the local community
  • 15:50 Chairman’s Closing Remarks

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