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A unique opportunity to learn from leading industry experts including:

Ben Spiering, Senior Project Co-ordinator, Department for Transport, The Netherlands
Luc Van der Maelen, First Attaché of Finance, Belgian Federal Public Service Finance, Belgium
Steven Ducatteeuw, Adviser, Flemish Knowledge Centre PPP, Belgium
Jeroen Fukken, Project Manager, Zuiderzee Line Project, Ministry of Transport & Public Works, The Netherlands
Roberto Ridolfi, Coordinator ISPA, European Commission
David Locke, Director, 4ps, United Kingdom
H J W van Nieuwenhuijze MRE, Director, Strukton Integrale Projecten, The Netherlands
Alec Briggs, Project Leader, Highways Agency, United Kingdom
Nicolás Rubio, Technical & Business Development Director, Ferrovial Infraestructuras, Spain

Benefits of attending:


REGIONAL CASE STUDIES: learn from leading industry experts and ministry representatives from Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg
PPP PROCUREMENT POLICY: identify the lessons learnt and what the future holds
FINANCING INFRASTRUCTURE: understand the legal and regulatory issues surrounding financing in the BENELUX
ACCELERATION OF PUBLIC INVESTMENTS: find out about proven opportunities and limitations of private finance
INTERNATIONAL CASE STUDIES: listen to case studies from the United Kingdom and Spain
MEET AND NETWORK: with leading industry experts and ministry representatives

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Jaap M. Veenenbos

Jaap M. Veenenbos, Managing Consultant, Aon Risk Consultants

9:10 PPP IN FLANDERS: WHERE ARE WE?

Steven Ducatteeuw

Steven Ducatteeuw, Adviser, Flemish Knowledge Centre PPP, Belgium

  • Knowledge centre: task, mission, strategy?
  • PPP: which kind of projects?
  • Actual threats? Legal, expertise…
  • Actual strengths?
  • Example: Masterplan Antwerp
  • 9:40 PPP PROCUREMENT POLICY AND CONTRACT FORMS

    Ben Spiering

    Ben Spiering, Senior Project Co-ordinator, Department for Transport, The Netherlands

  • Goals and conditions
  • Projects and programs
  • Contractual and financial engineering
  • Lessons learned, A59, N31, HSL South
  • The future
  • 10:20 TITLE TO BE CONFIRMED

    Roberto Ridolfi

    Roberto Ridolfi, Co-ordinator, ISPA, European Commission

    11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 PPP IN THE NETHERLANDS SO FAR

    Guy Hardy

    Guy Hardy, BAM Property & Infrastructure Development, Royal BAM Group, The Netherlands

  • Deal flow
  • The desirability of risk transfer
  • Knowledge transfer
  • Standardisation
  • Bid costs
  • Lessons learnt for private parties
    • Lessons learnt for public parties
    • Recommendations for future developments
  • 12:00 PPP IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT (UK)

    David Locke

    David Locke, Director, 4Ps, United Kingdom

  • 4ps role in the development and procurement of UK local government partnerships
  • Achievements and deliverables from local government partnerships to date
  • Lessons learned from the operational PPP and PFI projects
  • New structures for the delivery of partnerships and PFI schemes in the future
  • Opportunities for the future
  • Guidance, know-how and sources of assistance
  • 12:40 Networking Lunch

    14:00 PFI/PPP IN FUNDING MARKET

    Wim Blaasse

    Wim Blaasse, Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers, The Netherlands

  • Funding options
  • Cost of funds
  • 14:40 PPP: A CONTRACTOR’S PERSPECTIVE

    H J W van Nieuwenhuijze MRE

    H J W van Nieuwenhuijze MRE, Director, Strukton Integrale Projecten, The Netherlands

  • Participating in the PPP market
  • Tendering for a PPP
  • Reaching financial close
  • PPP in practice (construction and operation)
  • Looking to the future
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 PPP FOR PUBLIC BUILDINGS IN THE NETHERLANDS

    Jaap Koster

    Jaap Koster, Partner, Houthoff Buruma, The Netherlands

  • Schools, hospitals, government offices
  • Public-public arrangements to facilitate public-private agreements
  • Developing a skilled project management
  • How to achieve maximum flexibility for the project
  • Funding solutions
  • Wider markets in the Netherlands
  • 16:20 THE LEGAL PERSPECTIVE

    Bart Meesters

    Bart Meesters, Partner, Allen & Overy, The Netherlands

  • Allocation of risks
  • The process
  • Due diligence
  • Lessons from the UK
  • Standardisation?
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Re-registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Marcel van denBroek

    Marcel van denBroek, Managing Partner, ECORYS Finance

    9:10 PPP CASE STUDY – NETHERLANDS: THE ZUIDERZEE LINE PROJECT

    Jeroen Fukken

    Jeroen Fukken, Project Manager, Zuiderzee Line Project, Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management, The Netherlands

  • Central government and regional authorities have organised themselves as a one-stop shop
  • Procurement procedure parallel with spatial planning procedure
  • Integral concession for design, construct, finance, maintain and operate
  • Responsibilities for private sector parties and government
  • Functional requirements and possible business cases
  • Planning procurement procedure
  • 9:40 THE QUEST FOR ACCELERATION OF PUBLIC INVESTMENTS

    Caspar Boendermaker

    Caspar Boendermaker, Senior Consultant, NIB Consult, The Netherlands

  • Key value drivers differ per sector
  • Public hesitations to PPP
  • Seeking the optimum between value creation and public hesitations
  • The fitting-in-bill for new public investments
  • Proven opportunities and limitations of private finance
  • 10:20 CASE STUDY: PFI WWT-PROJECT THE HAGUE REGION

    Joop Janssen

    Joop Janssen, Partner, Stibbe, The Netherlands

  • Successful combination of Dutch law principles and UK experience
  • Interface between tender and permitting procedures
  • High level functional specifications applied
  • 30 year DBFO contract
  • Substantial savings
  • Financial close: 5 December 2003
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 DIFFERENT TAX SYSTEMS ON TRANSPORT MODES

  • Federal and regional fiscal competencies?
  • Road tax
  • Eurovignette
  • Fiscal incentives on the income tax and on the annual tax on insurance contracts
  • Luc Van der Maelen

    Luc Van der Maelen, First Attaché of Finance, Belgian Federal Public Service Finance, Belgium

    Marc de Cock

    Marc de Cock, First Attaché if Finances, Belgian Federal Public Service Finance, Belgium

    12:00 FINANCING INFRASTRUCTURE IN BELGIUM

    Charles-Antoine Leunen

    Charles-Antoine Leunen, Senior Associate, Energy & Infrastructure Group, Freshfields Brukhaus Deringer, United Kingdom

  • Powers at federal, regional and local level
  • Recent policy initiatives
  • Recent legislation aimed at PPPs
  • Concession-type structures
  • Providing and structuring a security package
  • 12:40 Networking Lunch

    14:00 PPP/PFI IN HIGHWAYS SCHEMES

    Alec Briggs

    Alec Briggs, Project Leader, Highways Agency

  • Aims and objectives of the highways agency
  • A brief history of PFI/PPP projects
  • The development of payment mechanisms
  • Delivering a service to the road user
  • Key improvements to DBFO procurement
  • The future of DBFO in the Agency
  • 14:40 HIGHWAY PPP’S: THE CHALLENGE OF DELIVERING

    Nicolas Rubio

    Nicolas Rubio, Technical & Business Development Director, Ferrovial Infrastructuras, Spain

  • Competition between Grantors
  • Alternative procurement models
  • Alternative approach to key issues
  • Contract negotiation
  • Certainty on financial structure
  • Key to success: concession business attractive by itself
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 THE FUTURE OF TOLL ROADS IN THE BENELUX

    Jordy Jannink

    Jordy Jannink, Consultant, ECORYS Finance, The Netherlands
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  • What is a financial model and financial modelling?
  • What kind of decisions does a financial model support?
  • Major pitfalls of financial modelling
  • The ECORYS way of developing a decision support tool
  • Sound analysis throughout the PPP project phases
  • The added value of a sound decision support tool
  • 16:20 PUBLIC PROCUREMENT AND PPP

    Olav Andriesse

    Olav Andriesse, Senior Associate, Norton Rose Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • Market testing/consultation possibilities in EU procurement law
  • Ways to keep a tender simple and affordable while reaching Value for Money
  • Standardisation and others tools for the future
  • 17:00 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

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    Workshops

    How the governments in the Netherlands and Belgium assess PPP projects
    Workshop

    How the governments in the Netherlands and Belgium assess PPP projects

    The Grand Amsterdam
    12th May 2004
    Amsterdam, Netherlands

    The Grand Amsterdam

    Oudezijds Voorburgwal 197
    Amsterdam 1012 EX
    Netherlands

    The Grand Amsterdam

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