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Do you want to deepen your understanding of the risks involved in PPP/PFI Projects?  Do you need to improve your knowledge of the techniques used to mitigate and manage risks?  This conference will provide you with the information you need to avoid the pitfalls and ensure you have a robust risk management regime.

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This conference will explore the issues surrounding Risk Management at all stages of PPP projects, from pre-bid/contract stage through construction risk and risk in operational projects to secondary markets/refinancing..

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Hear from local authorities, contractors and lenders to gain a comprehensive understanding of risks through the entire project life cycle.  Featuring case studies from all partners in a PPP project this conference will equip you with essential knowledge for effective risk management. 

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Confirmed speakers include:

  • Kevin Hanlon, Director, Projects, 4ps
  • James Robertson, Chief Economist and Director PFI Value for Money Studies, National Audit Office
  • Sian Pipe, Energy Contract Manager, Energy Services Unit, London Borough of Tower Hamlets
  • Geoff Beck, Head of Environmental Services, Milton Keynes Council
  • Mike Ellsmore, Controller of Finance and IT Services, London Borough of Bexley
  • Brian Howard, PFI Project Manager, Peterborough City Council
  • Alex Foulds, Director of Risk, Tube Lines
  • Gerran McCrea, PFI Project Manager, Donarbon Waste Management
  • David Ewen, Strategic Development Director, HOCHTIEF Facilities Management UK
  • David Marshall, Director, Projects & Portfolio Finance, John Laing plc
  • Kenny Simpson Director of Infrastructure Finance, Bank of Scotland
  • Dominic Leadsom, Director, Turner & Townsend
  • Derek Salkeld, Director, DS&A Risk Management
  • Andrew Birt, Partner, Construction, JLT Limited
  • Jim Buchanan, Partner, Berwin Leighton Paisner
  • Mike Walker, Director and Past Chairman - Institute of Risk Management: Chairman of the PPP/PFI Special Interest Group, Institute of Risk Management
  • Paul Dudley, Head of Risk Management, Hertfordshire County Council, and Director, ALARM

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Topics covered include

  • Risk assessment and evaluation
  • Incorporating risks into a business case
  • How does the risk profile change for an independent SME?
  • On-going risk management to financial close
  • Delays to PFI/PPP projects - funder's issues
  • Risks to equity holders
  • Exploring and mitigating risks in operational projects
  • Contract variations
  • Contractor compensation events
  • The importance of anticipating post-contract risks in the pre-contract stage 
  • Transfer/Employee Issues (TUPE)
  • Experiences of managing risk in a live PPP environment
  • Revenue stream protection

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Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Mike Walker

Mike Walker, Director and Past Chairman - Institute of Risk Management: Chairman of the PPP/PFI Special Interest Group, The Institute of Risk Management

9:10 THE VIEW OF THE AUDITOR ON RISKS IN PFI/PPP

James Robertson

James Robertson, Chief Economist and Director PFI Value for Money Studies, National Audit Office

  • Addressing value for money risks in general
  • Lessons from past problems
  • Learning from successes
  • 9:50 GETTING TO THE OJEU STARTING POST

    Geoff Beck

    Geoff Beck, Head of Environmental Services, Milton Keynes Council

  • Preconceptions Purpose Projects
     - Introduction to Milton Keynes Council and Northampton County Council, background to waste treatment and disposal needs and resulting partnership.
  • Prophecy Politics Payment
     - Risk identification, future scoping, mixed political manifestos and financial implications
  • Probability Proximity Proportionality
     - Risk assessment and evaluation in the context of the project
  • Plans Promulgation Pragmatism
     - Risk planning, communications and risk management in practice.
  • Public Private Partnerships
     - Partnerships between public authorities and private companies as well as between authorities and their stakeholders.
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 IDENTIFYING AND MANAGING THE RISKS ASSUMED BY THE PRIVATE SECTOR

  • Context of the proposal - nature of the company
  • How does the risk profile change for an independent SME?
  • On-going risk management to financial close
  • Dealing with unplanned situations
  • Lessons learned
  • Gerran McCrea

    Gerran McCrea, PFI Project Manager, Donarbon Ltd

    James Watson

    James Watson, Associate, Projects & International Construction Group, Pinsent Masons

    11:40 RISK AND THE BUSINESS CASE

    Derek Salkeld

    Derek Salkeld, Risk Analyst, D S & A Ltd.

  • Scoping the analysis
  • Incorporating risks into a business case
  • Necessary sophistications for risk modeling and risk allocation
  • How the results can be used to inform a decision
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 MANAGING RISKS PRIOR TO FINANCIAL CLOSE

    Jim Buchanan

    Jim Buchanan, Partner, Berwin Leighton Paisner

  • Making the project attractive to the market
  • Proper evaluation and probing of bid responses
  • Testing risk profile from a funder perspective
  • Potential rescoping and impact of planning/judicial review
  • Early works
  • How to unlock affordability issues
  • 14:30 DELAYS TO PFI/PPP PROJECTS - FUNDER'S ISSUES

    Kenny Simpson

    Kenny Simpson, Director of Infrastructure Finance, Bank of Scotland

  • Pre-financial close (current treatment of delay by funders)
  • Post-financial close (current treatment of delay by funders)
  • Reasons for delays
  • Case study (1) - delay due to contractor receivership
  • Case study (2) - delay due to poor project management
  • 15:10 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 REVITALISING THE LONDON BOROUGH OF BEXLEY’S LEISURE CENTRES

    Mike Ellsmore

    Mike Ellsmore, Assistant Director, Audit, Technical and Exchequer, London Borough of Bexley

  • Background to the project
  • The need for change
  • Financial equation
  • Use of Prudential Borrowing
  • Risk allocation
  • Refinancing the project
  • Use of consultants
  • 16:20 RISKS TO EQUITY HOLDERS

    David Marshall

    David Marshall, Director, Projects & Portfolio Finance, John Laing plc

  • Short term operational risks
  • Interface risks
  • Long-term threats
  • Variations and material contract alterations
  • Major impacts
  • Opportunities
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Mike Walker

    Mike Walker, Director and Past Chairman - Institute of Risk Management: Chairman of the PPP/PFI Special Interest Group, The Institute of Risk Management

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Paul Dudley

    Paul Dudley, Head of Risk Management, Hertfordshire County Council, and Director, ALARM

    9:10 EXPLORING AND MITIGATING RISKS IN OPERATIONAL PROJECTS

    Kevin Hanlon

    Kevin Hanlon, Director, Projects, 4Ps

  • Operator Distress
  • Payment Mechanism deductions
  • Contract Variations
  • Contractor Compensation Events
  • Poor Contract Management
  • 9:50 CONTRACT VARIATIONS - RISK OR OPPORTUNITY?

    Dominic Leadsom

    Dominic Leadsom, Director, Turner & Townsend

  • Guide to effective Public Sector management of variations.
  • Variations – SPV risk or opportunity for profit?
  • What do the Lenders think?
  • Case Study - Northampton Grouped Schools PFI variation

  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 BARKANTINE - A COMMUNITY PROJECT. MANAGING THE RISK

    Sian Pipe

    Sian Pipe, Energy Contracts Manager, London Borough of Tower Hamlets Energy Services Unit

  • Project overview
  • Identified risks
  • Problems encountered
  • A lesson learned.......
  • 11:40 SUCCESSFULLY MITIGATING RISK TO THE AUTHORITY

    Brian Howard

    Brian Howard, PFI Project Manager, Peterborough City Council

  • The importance of anticipating post-contract risks in the pre-contract stage  
  • The relationship with the contractor
  • Key factors to delivering on schedule
  • Key factors to delivering on budget
  • Success of risk mitigation in the Peterborough project
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 CONTRACT SIGNED: NOW THE REALITY!

    David Ewen

    David Ewen, Strategic Development Director, HOCHTIEF Facility Management UK Ltd.

  • Key Areas of Risk Management
  • Staff Transfer/Employee Issues (TUPE)
  • Performance/Availability
  • Malicious Damage/Vandalism
  • Maintenance/Life Cycle/Handback
  • Security/Access
  • Reporting Requirements
  • 14:30 EXPERIENCES OF MANAGING RISK IN A LIVE PPP ENVIRONMENT

    Alex Foulds

    Alex Foulds, Director of Risk, Tube Lines Ltd

  • Engaging people
  • Whole live view
  • Driving performance
  • Responding to a changing agenda
  • 15:10 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 CORPORATE RISKS FACED BY PPP SPV ORGANISATIONS

    Socrates  Coudounaris

    Socrates Coudounaris, Risk Management Consultant , OmegaRisk Business & Risk Consultancy

  • Risk Perceptions
  • Risk Attitudes & Perspectives
  • Identifying Significant Risks to the SPV Organisation
  • Operational Risks
  • Treating and Transferring Risk
  • 16:20 INSURABLE RISKS IN PPP

    Andrew Birt

    Andrew Birt, Partner, Construction, JLT Limited

  • How much risk can be insured?
  • Physical risks in different PPP projects
  • Revenue stream protection
  • What if insurance protection is unavailable?
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

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    Putting Risk In A Business Case
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    Putting Risk In A Business Case

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    28th April 2008
    London, United Kingdom

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