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SMi's 8th Annual PPP in Germany conference will give you an insight into the current and future developments in this exciting market by discussing key issues with senior industry figures and government representatives

Why you should attend

  • Discover the latest movements and developments that will be shaping the German PPP market over the coming months
  • Learn where the new areas of opportunity are coming from and how to make the most of them
  • Hear new and exciting case studies of particular PPP projects and the lessons that have been learnt from them
  • Gain an understanding of how Germany is positioned in the overall European PPP market

Exceptional speaker line up includes:

  • Dr Jörg Christen, Head of PPP Taksforce, Federal Minstry of Transport Building and Housing
  • Dr Frank Littwin, Head of the PPP Taskforce of North Rhine Westphalia, Ministry of Finance of North Rhine Westphalia
  • Wolfgang Schlicht, Head of Project Finance Europe, EC Harris Dusseldorf
  • Matthias Pahlke, Associate Director, Norddeutsche Landesbank
  • Dr Peter Mendler, Head of Unit 'Economic Strategies' & Member of PPP Taskforce, Ministry of Economic Affairs of Baden-Wurttemberg
  • Dieter Mörlein, Mayor, City of Eppelheim
  • Michael Volkermann, Vice President, Deutsche Bank AG
  • Dr Thomas Baumeyer, Head of Governement Services, Serco GmbH
  • Jan Willem Rösingh, Director, Infrastrucutre Finance, Corporate Europe, Bank of Scotland
  • Dr Christian Kummert, Managing Director, DEPFA Bank plc
  • Dr Franz-Josef Schöne, Partner, Simmons & Simmons
  • Heiko Nissen, Senior Vice President, Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft
  • Jirka Gehrt, Research Associate, TU-Berlin, Workgroup for Infrastructure Policy

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Dr Franz-Josef Schoene

Dr Franz-Josef Schoene, Partner, Head of Corporate Germany, Simmons & Simmons

9:10 SCHOOLS IN NORTH RHINE WESTPHALIA

Dr Frank Littwin

Dr Frank Littwin, Head of the PPP Taskforce of North Rhine-Westphalia, Ministry of Finance of North Rhine Westphalia

  • Update on the original pilot projects
  • Model contract clauses
  • Performance and efficiency
  • Future plans
  • 9:50 RECENT TRENDS IN PPP TRANSACTIONS IN GERMANY

    Dr Franz-Josef Schoene

    Dr Franz-Josef Schoene, Partner, Head of Corporate Germany, Simmons & Simmons

  • New legislative measures at federal and state levels
  • Experiences in mature PPP projects
  • Insurance solutions for PPP projects
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 COMPARISON OF PPP'S IN THE UK, DENMARK AND GERMANY

    Mathias Pahlke

    Mathias Pahlke, Associate Director, NORD/LB

    11:40 PPP PROJECTS IN EUROPE FROM A LENDERS' PERSPECTIVE

    Dr Christian Kummert

    Dr Christian Kummert, Managing Director, DEPFA Bank Plc

  • European PPP market
  • Advantages and disadvantages
  • Experience with PPP's in selected EU countries
  • Lenders' requirements
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 CASE STUDY - THE EPPELHEIM SCHOOL PROJECT

    Dieter Morlein

    Dieter Morlein, Mayor, City of Eppelheim

    14:30 THE INVESTOR LANDSCAPE

    Michael Volkermann

    Michael Volkermann, Vice President, Deutsche Bank A G

  • German PPP market from an institutional investors point of view
  • PPP - a new asset class
  • Key investment issues
  • The investment potential and outlook
  • 15:10 CASE STUDY - BURG PRISON PPP

    Heiko Nissen

    Heiko Nissen, Senior Vice President, Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft

  • Project finance type funding for the first German PPP prison
  • Transaction purchase receivables as structural element of the funding
  • Package balancing risk allocation between public sector, sponsors and lenders
  • 15:50 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One followed by Afternoon Tea

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    9:10 PPP IN GERMANY - OUTLOOK FOR THE NEXT TWELVE MONTHS

    Dr Jorg  Christen

    Dr Jorg Christen, Head PPP Task Force, German PPP Task Force

  • Recent achievements
  • How is efficiency improving
  • Objectives of the PPP Taskforce for the year ahead
  • Planned and future projects
  • 9:50 SME IN GERMAN PPP

    Dr Peter Mendler

    Dr Peter Mendler, Head of Unit 'Economic Strategies' & Member of PPP Taskforce, Ministry of Economic Affairs of Baden-Wurttemberg

  • SME in bidding consortiums
  • Transaction costs and standardisation
  • Financial issues
  • The role of contracting authorities
  • The role of PPP Taskforces
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 THE FUTURE FOR PPP IN HEALTHCARE

    Dr Thomas Baumeyer

    Dr Thomas Baumeyer, Managing Director Government Services, Serco GmbH

  • Why has progress been slow in this sector?
  • Privatisation vs. PPP
  • What lessons can be learnt from the UK?
  • Are further 'healthcare specific' amendments to the law needed?
  • Can a conclusive PPP healthcare model ever be created?
  • 11:40 PPP vs. PFI

    Jan Willem Rosingh

    Jan Willem Rosingh, Director, Infrastructure Finance, Corporate Europe, Bank of Scotland

  • Forfeiting model vs. project finance
  • Will we see a move towards project finance in Germany?
  • Advantages and disadvantages of both
  • Which has the greater potential for investment?
  • Can the two models work effectively alongside each other?
  • Case studies
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 CASE STUDY - RISK MANAGEMENT IN AN ICT PROJECT

    Rolf-Roger Hoeppner

    Rolf-Roger Hoeppner, Managing Partner, erha consulting group

  • Review of growth in this sector
  • What additional risk management approaches are required for ICT projects in addition to typical risks related to 'conventional' PPP infrastructure projects?
  • What additional emphasis is required on the following:
  • Outsourcing of public sector services
  • Sovereign duties and power of the public sector
  • Data protection issues
  • Human resources
  • Change management
  • Efficiency comparison
  • 14:30 TECHNICAL RISK MANAGEMENT IN PPP PROJECTS

  • 'Bankability' of PPP schemes - Germany vs. UK
  • Who is the best to bear risks; public sector, main contractor or sub contractors?
  • Benefits from risk management during procurement, construction and operation - a six stage apporach
  • Experiences from German and European projects
  • Wolfgang Schlicht

    Wolfgang Schlicht, Head of Project Finance Europe, EC Harris Dusseldorf

    Neil Tompkins

    Neil Tompkins, Technical & Investment Risk Manager, EC Harris

    15:10 RENEGOTIATIONS AND REFINANCING IN PPP PROJECTS

    Jirka Gehrt

    Jirka Gehrt, Research Associate, TU Berlin - Workgroup for Infrastructure Policy

    15:50 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

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    Practical Implications of EU Framework Conditions on PPP’s
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    Practical Implications of EU Framework Conditions on PPP’s

    Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof
    17th April 2007
    Frankfurt am Main, Germany

    Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof

    Am Kaiserplatz
    60311
    Frankfurt am Main
    Germany

    Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof

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