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Following on from the success of the first Public Private Partnerships in the Netherlands conference we are once again bringing together the key specialists within the PPP/PFI field and tackling the issues that matter. Public Private Partnerships in the Netherlands offers a unique opportunity to discuss case studies on current PPP projects, including /PFI HSL-ZUID and SCHIPOL. This valuable conference will explore the financial, operational and legal issues of PPP in the Netherlands.

Last year’s delegates included representatives from the following organisations:

  • ABN AMRO
  • Barclays Capital
  • Innisfree
  • PriceWaterhouseCoopers
  • Jarvis Projects
  • Aon Group
  • Bank of Scotland
  • Slaughter & May
  • Ernst & Young
  • PRC Bouwcentrum
  • Newcourt Capital
  • DNIB Bank
  • Struckton Railinfra
  • Trenite Van Doorne
  • Société Générale
  • Dresder Kleinwort Benson

Please register now to guarantee your place at this important conference. We look forward to seeing you in Amsterdam in April.

Conference programme

8:30 Registration and Coffee

9:00 Chairman’s Opening Remarks

Joop Janssen

Joop Janssen, Partner, Stibbe Simont Monahan Duhot

9:10 KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Frank Lemmink

Frank Lemmink, Head of Knowledge Centre, Ministry of Finance (Netherlands)

  • The view of Dutch government on PPP development in the Netherlands
  • Dutch policy framework for PPP projects and transactions
  • PPP projects agenda for the period 2000 - 2002
  • The role of the PPP Knowledge Centre in PPP development in the Netherlands
  • 9:40 VALUE FOR MONEY

    David Finlay

    David Finlay, Head of PFI Development, National Audit Office

  • The main considerations in measuring value for money from PPP deals
  • The four pillars of a good PPP deal
  • Lessons from the early UK PPP deals
  • The importance of drawing on relevant expertise and guidance
  • 10:20 EUROPEAN PPP

    Tom Barrett

    Tom Barrett, Director, European Investment Bank

  • Role of EU Institutions
  • Objectives of Public Bodies
  • Responsibilities of PPP Task Forces
  • Impact of EURO on PPP’s
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 LONG TERM PPP FINANCING

    David Shepherdson

    David Shepherdson, Director, ING Barings

  • Reducing the State role in finance - less public borrowing
  • Benefits for infrastructure and public service provision
  • Assessing PFI success and value for money
  • Equilibrium across key areas of infrastructure investment
  • Introducing more interest for PFI from different organisations not yet involved
  • Developing an effective PFI policy for the success of future projects
  • 12:00 ROLE OF PPP PARTICIPANTS

    Han Derkson

    Han Derkson, Managing Director, Newcourt Capital

  • Private finance partnership roles
  • Establishing roles of sponsors, advisers, lenders and passive equity participants
  • Inherent synergies and conflicts
  • Examples of bid groups and structures
  • 12:40 Lunch

    14:00 PRACTICAL LESSONS LEARNT

    Paul Baks

    Paul Baks, Vice President, Public Sector/Infrastructure Projects, ABN AMRO (Netherlands)

  • A review over the past two years
  • The first lessons learned
  • The lack of experience
  • The Public and Private domain
  • Organisation models; Financing versus funding
  • Cash-flow orientation
  • 14:40 THE OPERATOR’S PERSPECTIVE

    Mark Hearn

    Mark Hearn, Business Manager, London Electricity Services

  • Understanding the role of the operator in the bidding process
  • Assessing standard contracts for operators - key specifications
  • Public service provision - selecting a realistic project and delivering value
  • Obtaining contracts for larger projects - successful consortium bidding
  • Delivering results - working within the prescribed project conception time and financial close while minimising costs
  • Forecasting the role of the operator in Netherlands infrastructure schemes of the future
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 COMPARATIVE CASE STUDY

    Bernd Fislage

    Bernd Fislage, Vice President, Deutsche Bank (Germany)

  • Introducing private finance into transport infrastructure successfully
  • Developing an effective model for using private finance to fund the Netherlands infrastructure
  • Learning from UK experience of using PFI/PPP - transferable methods
  • Starting work - putting the project into practice and expanding the development network
  • Building a working PPP relationship and consolidating a strong partnership to maximise a projects financial value
  • Working together over a long period - successful project finance
  • 16:20 AN ANALYSIS OF PROJECTS SO FAR

    Joop Janssen

    Joop Janssen, Partner, Stibbe Simont Monahan Duhot (Netherlands)

  • Road infrastructure: Tunnel onder de Noord, Wijkertunnel and Westerscheldetunnel
    A-58 Motorway Rosmalen - Geffen
  • Rail infrastructure: HSL-Zuid infrastructure provider
  • Utilities-Energy: Co-generation facilities (Dow Chemical; EuroGen)
    Utilities-Waste water purification: Delfland waste water treatment plant
  • Area development projects: Schiphol area development; Development of ‘Vinex’ locations; Amsterdam IJburg development
  • Study projects: Rotterdam Mainport extension; Schiphol Airport off shore extension;Amsterdam Zuid-as development
  • Some typical civil law issues for a PPP-project
  • 17:00 Closing Remarks from the Chair and Close of Day One

    17:10 Drinks Reception for Delegates and Speakers

    8:30 Coffee and re-registration

    9:00 Chairman’s Opening Remarks

    Craig MacDonald

    Craig MacDonald, Associate Director, Public Finance Ratings, Standard & Poor’s

    9:10 EVALUATING RISK

    Steve Stacey

    Steve Stacey, Executive Director, Aon Construction & Engineering

  • Risk: Allocation, Mitigation, Management
  • Insurance: Coverage, ‘The Wish List’
  • Financing implications
  • Key developments for PPP
  • 9:40 PPP IN THE NETHERLANDS

    Jan. L. Bausch

    Jan. L. Bausch, Senior Vice President, Head of Infrastructure, Transport & Logistics, Rabobank International (Netherlands)

  • Key areas for PPP in the Netherlands
  • Exploiting the necessity for PPP in the Netherlands
  • Understanding Public and Private interests
  • Analysing individual PPP projects
  • 10:20 GUIDELINES & PROCEDURES

    Nick Wakefield

    Nick Wakefield, Head of PFI, Project Finance, Halifax

  • Hastening the procurement/bidding processes
  • Where to place the risk
  • Does PFI/PPP offer value to all parties?
  • Administering the finances - who controls the cash flow?
  • Scoring and evaluating the project - where does the responsibility lie?
  • Setting guidelines for the future
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 CASE STUDY

    Bert De Graaf

    Bert De Graaf, Head of PPS, DNIB Bank (Netherlands)

  • Joint venture PPP’s: SADC (Schipol), OBL (Leidschenveen), Paleiskwartier (Den Bosch)
  • Infrastructure PPP
  • DBFO Wastewater Treatment Plant Delfland
  • Issues to be developed; How to select the suitable (combination of) PPP model(s)
  • Market Approach; timing of selection of private parties
  • Output specification - environmental and planning permits
    Agenda for professionalism
  • 12:00 COMPARATIVE PROJECT PROCESSES

    Robert. J. Philips, Partner, PFI Energy and Construction Projects

    Robert. J. Philips, Partner, PFI Energy and Construction Projects, Ian Bendell, Partner, Head of Legal Division, Cameron McKenna

  • Competitive tendering processes - Netherlands versus UK
  • Difference between Anglo-Saxon and Dutch approach e.g. Consensus Politics
  • Financing Packages - taking security
  • Insolvency Law - Netherlands versus UK
  • Termination and Recovery of Assets
  • 12:40 Lunch

    14:00 EXPERIENCE

    Arthur Lovitt

    Arthur Lovitt, Partner, Pinsent Curtis

  • Preserving competition
  • Project Management
  • Role of advisers
  • Role of funders
  • Common problems in achieving close
  • 14:40 CASE STUDY  UK PFI RAIL PROJECT

    Peter Chislett

    Peter Chislett, PFI Contracts Controller, London Transport

  • PPP/PFI on London Transport - procedures and issues
  • The legal structure of a PFI project in transport
  • Marketing the need for PFI in rail infrastructure
  • Public Sector Comparators - value for money and effective planning
  • Transferable lessons to Netherlands projects
  • The future of PFI/PPP in the UK transport sector
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 CASE STUDY  DBFO/PPP HIGHWAY PROJECTS IN THE NETHERLANDS

    John Bent Marshall

    John Bent Marshall, Director, Halcrow

  • DBFO highway projects in the UK
  • The Procurement Process
  • Improving the Model Contract
  • Quality and Partnership
  • Future developments
  • 16:20 CASE STUDY - UK PFI EDUCATION PROJECT

    Michael Fisher

    Michael Fisher, PFI Project Manager, Pembrokeshire County Council

  • The ground - an audio visual overview
  • Pathfinder status for PFI property projects
  • Communication, command, control and information
  • Phoenix and the preferred bidder
  • Phoenix and the customer
  • Critical success factors and lessons learned
  • 17:00 Chairman’s closing Remarks and Close of the Conference

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