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This conference will deliver a comprehensive and up to date analysis of the UK waste market and is specifically designed for local authorities, construction firms and waste management companies. With European Landfill targets hanging over the industry 2008 is shaping up to be another year of landmark deals - don't let your organisation get left behind.

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Topics up for discussion include

  • Alternatives to the PPP route - how have other methods worked and how can they be applied to your business?
  • Update on funding issues for waste projects - where is the investment coming from?
  • How long can PFI last in the UK waste industry?
  • Waste resources and the carbon agenda
  • Update from the Waste Implementation Programme
  • How to attract high quality tenders
  • Local UK authority case studies of current waste PPP & PFI projects
  • Partnerships - putting them into practice

Benefits of attending

  • Gain key insight into waste policy developments and progress towards fulfilling EU targets
  • Achieve understanding into the alternative routes of procurement that can and have been used in waste projects in the UK
  • Hear local authorities discussing their experiences with waste PFI projects along with the results that are being produced
  • Review the latest issues surrounding the funding of waste projects and discover where the investment is coming from
  • Update yourself on new technology developments in the marketplace as well as the latest in waste treatment facilities


Confirmed speakers include

  • Amar Qureshi, Contracts Co-Ordinator, DEFRA
  • Andrew Hartley, Head of Infrastructure, Bank of Ireland
  • Bernard Warr, Head of Waste Management, Cambridgeshire County Council
  • Joel Hull, Project Manager, Residual Waste Treatment Contract, Norfolk County Council
  • Nick Balmer, Business Development Manager, Waste & Renewable Energy, Edmund Nuttall Limited
  • Terry Bradley, Procurement Director, Merseyside Waste Disposal Authority
  • Phil Davies, Head of Waste Management and Transport, London Borough of Southwark
  • Ken Webb, Director of Corporate Services, North Down Borough Council
  • Colin Drummond, Chief Executive, Viridor Waste Management
  • Peter Jones, Director of External Relations, Biffa Waste Services
  • Charles Dupont, PFI Director, SITA UK
  • Mike Barr, Director, Waste Management, Halcrow Group Ltd
  • James Taylor, Associate, Simmons & Simmons
  • Peter Keith-Lucas, Local Government Partner, Bevan Brittan LLP

Book on now to secure your place in the discussion - your business will benefit!


  

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Richard Dyton

Richard Dyton, Partner, Simmons & Simmons

9:10 UPDATE ON THE WASTE IMPLEMENTATION PROGRAMME

Ben Prynn

Ben Prynn, Waste Infrastructure Delivery Programme Coordinator, Waste Implementation Programme, Defra

  • The Waste Infrastructure Delivery Programme
  • Revised strategy
  • How can this strategy be best implemented?
  • Project pipeline
  • Funding and support
  • Update on new technologies
  • 9:50 EXPLORING THE LEGAL IMPLICATIONS OF WHEN WASTE CEASES TO BE WASTE

    James Taylor

    James Taylor, Associate, Simmons & Simmons

  • Recent case law on waste recovery
  • The work of the Waste Protocols Project and other legislative developments to encourage recycling
  • Some consequences of waste ceasing to be waste
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 FUNDING ISSUES FOR WASTE PROJECTS

    Andrew Hartley

    Andrew Hartley, Head Of Infrastructure, Bank of Ireland

  • Degrees of private participation
  • Landmark financing deals
  • Where is the investment coming from?
  • Bankability
  • Funding for merchant plants
  • 11:40 CASE STUDY: NORFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL'S PHASED APPROACH TO PROCURING RESIDUAL WASTE TREATMENT SERVICES

    Joel  Hull

    Joel Hull, Project Manager, Norfolk County Council

  • The phased approach - a strategic decision
  • The PPP process - the journey to financial close
  • Phase two PFI processes - the early steps
  • The lessons learnt along the way
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 INTER AUTHORITY WORKING ON WASTE PROJECTS

    Peter Keith-Lucas

    Peter Keith-Lucas, Local Government Partner, Bevan Brittan

  • Joint working can produce economies of scale and enable authorities to share procurement costs
  • But inter authority working is vunerable to political change
  • Legal structures for procurement and subsequent management of joint projects
  • Cost allocation treatment of land assets, LAT's and PFI credits
  • 14:30 MANAGING A WASTE PFI PROCUREMENT ALONGSIDE SIGNIFICANT POPULATION GROWTH

    Bernard  Warr

    Bernard Warr, Director, Waste Management, Cambridgeshire County Council

  • Recognising the 'distortion' of a rapid growth agenda
  • Strategic partnership working
  • Defining and sourcing the infrastructure
  • Recognising the governments performance agenda
  • 15:10 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 THE CONTRACTORS VIEW

    Nick Balmer

    Nick Balmer, Business Development Manager, Edmund Nuttall Ltd

  • Problems with the traditional PPP route
  • The role of the contractor
  • How have alternatives worked so far?
  • 16:20 CLARITY COUNTS

    Charles Dupont

    Charles Dupont, PFI Director, SITA UK Ltd

  • Planning and sites
  • Choice of technology
  • Risk allocation
  • SITA's UK experience
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One followed by Networking Drinks Reception

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Christopher Jarman

    Christopher Jarman, Head of Waste, Bevan Brittan

    9:10 PROJECT UPDATE: THE MERSEYSIDE WASTE DISPOSAL AUTHORITY

    Terry Bradley

    Terry Bradley, Procurement Director, Merseyside Waste Disposal Authority

  • The Merseyside waste PFI project - structure and progress
  • Key learning points so far
  • Future challenges
  • 9:50 SCOTTISH WASTE

    Mike Barr

    Mike Barr, Project Director, Waste Management, Halcrow Group

  • Background to the initiative
  • Waste project procurement
  • How viable is this financing method
  • Case study
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 CASE STUDY: NORTH DOWN BOROUGH COUNCIL: PROVIDING A STEP CHANGE IN WASTE MANAGEMENT TREATMENT AND FACILITIES

    Kenneth Webb

    Kenneth Webb, Director Of Corporate Services, North Down Borough Council

  • Rationale for the project
  • Outline of the project facilities including energy from waste
  • Adapting and stretching best practice in design
  • Building in flexibility (not a PPP or PFI at present byt could be in the future)
  • 11:40 ALTERNATIVES TO STANDARD PFI

    Colin Drummond

    Colin Drummond, Chief Executive, Viridor Waste Management Ltd

    12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 WASTE RESOURCES AND THE CARBON AGENDA

    Peter Jones

    Peter Jones, Director Of External Relations, Biffa Waste Services

  • The impact of economic instruments on project bankability post spring 2008
  • Emergent waste sector strategies within major players
  • Technology progress and cost profiles
  • Possible impacts of government carbon initiatives
  • 14:30 CASE STUDY - THE SOUTHWARK WASTE PARTNERSHIP

    Philip Davies

    Philip Davies, Head Of Waste Management And Transport, London Borough of Southwark

  • Reaching financial close - the story so far
  • Commencing a new PFI
  • The role of the public sector - the partnership at work
  • Where do things go from here?
  • 15:10 PANEL DISCUSSION

  • PPP and beyond
  • The private vs. the public sector view
  • Current deal flow
  • Competition in the marketplace
  • Philip Davies

    Philip Davies, Head Of Waste Management And Transport, London Borough of Southwark

    Ian Drew

    Ian Drew, Director, Infrastructure Finance, HSBC Bank Plc

    Charles Dupont

    Charles Dupont, PFI Director, SITA UK Ltd

    Mike Barr

    Mike Barr, Project Director, Waste Management, Halcrow Group

    Andrew Hartley

    Andrew Hartley, Head Of Infrastructure, Bank of Ireland

    Nick Balmer

    Nick Balmer, Business Development Manager, Edmund Nuttall Ltd

    15:50 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Conference followed by Afternoon Tea

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