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Benefits of Attending:

· Learn from the expert knowledge of both the Public and Private sector · Keep up to date with the latest developments across Ireland · Gain an in depth view of current and future projects · Meet and network with the leading industry players

Gain an insight from key industry speakers in the field:

· Maria Graham, Assistant Principal Officer, PPP Unit, Department of Environment & Local Government

· John Dunne, Chief Executive, Chambers of Commerce of Ireland

· Michael Reidy, Manager Programmes and Projects, Coras Iompair Eireann (CIE)

· Lorcan Wood, Head of Irish Infrastructure, National Toll Roads

· Michael Sheedy, Project Manager, Railway Procurement Agency

· Frank Jost, Scientific Officer, EU Commission

· Sean McGrath, Senior Transportation Planner, Dublin Transportation Office

· Don O’Sullivan, Director, Main Contracting, Construction Industry Federation

Conference programme

8:30 Registration and Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Aidan Walsh

Aidan Walsh, Partner, Pricewaterhouse Coopers

9:10 THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS: IMPACT OF THE NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN

Reg McCabe

Reg McCabe, Director, Transport and PPP, IBEC

  • Overview of current developments and opportunities in the Irish transport market
  • Assessing the NDP Investment Programme
  • Bringing infrastructure in regions to improve a higher standard
  • Specific operational programmes designed to bridge the gap - where will it be targeted?
  • Planning the future roads’ programme in an island context
  • 9:40 A PLATFORM FOR CHANGE

    Sean McGrath

    Sean McGrath, Senior Transportation Planner, Dublin Transportation Office

  • Infrastructure supply
  • Demand management
  • Complementary land use policies
  • A new institutional arrangement for land use and transport
  • 10:20 CHARGING FOR ROAD INFRASTRUCTURE USE

    Frank Jost

    Frank Jost, Scientific Officer, EU Commission

  • Approach, actions and delays put forward in the EUs White Paper on Transport Policy of 2001
  • Interoperability of regional and national schemes
  • Impact assessment for different designs
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 WEAKEST AND MISSING ROAD LINKS

    Lorcan Wood

    Lorcan Wood, Head of Irish Infrastructure, National Toll Roads

  • Eastern By Pass
  • M50 3+3
  • Port and docklands area
  • Outer ring road
  • 12:00 CUTTING THE COST OF INFRASTRUCTURE

    Hon. Alan Griffiths / To be introduced by Bruce Wilson

    Hon. Alan Griffiths / To be introduced by Bruce Wilson, Executive Chairman, co-founder/Director General, Quantm / Queensland Transport

  • New technology improving environmental outcomes for infrastructure projects in Australia, USA, China and France
  • Typical alignment construction cost savings in excess of 20%
  • 12:40 Lunch

    13:40 PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS IN THE ROADS SECTOR

    Maria Graham

    Maria Graham, Assistant Principal Officer, PPP Unit, Department of Environment & Local Government

  • Policy framework for Irish roads programme
  • Implementing the programme
  • Spreading risks - the approach in the roads sector
  • Progress on projects
  • 14:20 CONSTRUCTION VIEW POINT

    Don O’Sullivan

    Don O’Sullivan, Director, Main Contracting, Construction Industry Federation

  • The role of the construction firm
  • Developing projects alongside the government
  • Cost benefits, strategic planning and contingency plans
  • Adding value in terms of management, financial and technical skills
  • Design, Build Finance and Maintenance (DBFO)- successfully forming the bids
  • How the NDP has affected the construction firms
  • 15:00 DEVELOPMENT OF BAC NETWORK

    Paddy Doherty

    Paddy Doherty, Manager, Business Development, Bus Átha Cliath -Dublin Bus

  • Growth & investment
  • Quality bus corridors
  • Ticketing developments
  • 15:40 Afternoon Tea

    16:00 LESSONS FROM INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE

    Paul Finnerty

    Paul Finnerty, Project Finance/PPP Partner, KPMG

  • UK transport sector lessons
  • Other international transport sector lessons
  • High risk sectors from a PPP perspective
  • High risk sectors
  • Extent to which Ireland has learned from these lessons to date
  • 16:40 INFRASTRUCTURE PPPs IN IRELAND

    Simon Kolesar

    Simon Kolesar, Partner, EC Harris

  • Capital replacement funds
  • Service level agreements
  • Contract arrangements
  • Lessons learnt from water sector PPPs in Ireland
  • Relevance to transport sector
  • Issues for potential funders
  • 17:20 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    17:30 Networking Drinks reception for speakers and delegates

    8:30 Re-registration and Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    David Manley

    David Manley, Director, Newmarket Consulting

    9:10 THE TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE CHALLENGE

    John Dunne

    John Dunne, Chief Executive, Chambers of Commerce of Ireland

  • Government plans and proposals for transport infrastructure
  • Issues in planning and prioritising
  • Shifting financial frameworks
  • PPP as a tool for effectiveness
  • Key challenges going forward
  • 9:40 PUBLIC TRANSPORT INVESTMENT PROGRAMME

    Michael Reidy

    Michael Reidy, Manager Programmes and Projects, Coras Iompair Eireann (CIE)

  • Overview of CIE Group NDP Programme
  • Identifying investment priorities
  • Matching funding sources with projects
  • 10:20 DUBLIN PORT TUNNEL

    Sean Wynne

    Sean Wynne, Project Engineer, Dublin Corporation

  • Explanation of the project, Ireland’s largest infrastructure project

    Learning from other countries’ experiences – how has this affected the decisions

  • Improving infrastructural facilities – but dealing with the inevitable disruptions during construction

    Expected finance levels – fluctuations expected once construction underway

  • Procurement method that will be financing the scheme – Cohesion Fund, Irish Exchequer

    Working towards the set deadline – is it realistic?

  • Getting the project to tender stage

    Selection of contractor

  • Administering the contract
  • Dealing with the public
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 EXPANDING DUBLIN’S RAILWAYS

    Michael Sheedy

    Michael Sheedy, Project Manager, Railway Procurement Agency

  • Railway Procurement Agency
  • Procurement approach
  • Financing options
  • Revenue and risk transfer
  • Timetable
  • Operating franchise
  • 12:00 PRIVATE SECTOR PARTICIPATION: ORGANISING A PPP/PFI APPROACH

    Jack W. Lillywhite

    Jack W. Lillywhite, Manager of Business Development, Bechtel Rail

  • Overview of project development and execution approaches
  • Industry changes and drivers that have created the PPP/PFI environment
  • PPP models and their operating structures
  • Strategic considerations by contractors for PPP participation and approaching major project developments
  • Organising PPP/PFI relationships and defining development and execution relationships
  • Optimising risk allocation, public sector responsibility and private sector contribution
  • 12:40 Lunch

    13:40 PRACTICAL LEGAL ISSUES FOR BIDDERS ON PPP RAIL PROJECTS

    Eamonn Conlon

    Eamonn Conlon, Partner, Masons

  • Powers and land
  • Archaeological and environmental constraints in construction
  • The Railway Safety Commission
  • Economic regulation of rail operations
  • Tying the contracts together: supply, construction, operations, maintenance
  • Employees
  • 14:20 LOOKING EAST HEADING WEST

    Christy O’Sullivan

    Christy O’Sullivan, Managing Director, SIAS Transport Planners

  • Transport and spatial development patterns in Europe and the US
  • Transportation patterns in Ireland
  • Are we implementing to EU policy or following US trends? Does it matter?
  • The potential influence of the National Development Plan and the National Spatial Development Strategy on transport development in Ireland
  • The role of Master Planning in achieving a sustainable transport strategy
  • 15:00 AIRPORT PLANNING AND FINANCING DEVELOPMENTS

    Mark Foley

    Mark Foley, Director, Capital Projects, Aer Rianta

  • Profile of Aer Rianta
  • Industry overview
  • Historical review of airport developments
  • Airport master planning process
  • Five year plan
  • Financing and procurement
  • 15:40 Afternoon Tea

    16:00 FUNDING TRANSPORT FROM THE PRIVATE SECTOR

    Cathy Bryce

    Cathy Bryce, Director, AIB Capital Markets

  • Key considerations for successful bids - the work behind the tender
  • Contract considerations - risk issues, repayment and clauses
  • Using financial instruments effectively - from an investment point of view which is best
  • 16:40 TRANSPORT SCHEMES

    Patrick McGovern

    Patrick McGovern, Partner, Arthur Cox

  • Scope of PPP in Ireland and legal basis
  • Public Procurement (Irish and EC and new directives)
  • Sectoral issues: Other EC measures Roads Rail Airports Public service contracts
  • Funding issues (legal)
  • Conclusion
  • 17:20 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

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