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Currently, interest in PPP projects is increasing significantly in the Benelux States. With the second wave of projects announced in the Netherlands, as well as Belgium road & rail projects in operation, and future schemes planned in healthcare and the justice sector, SMi has identified the need to provide a forum where critical issues and opportunities in PPP and PFI are addressed.

SMi's annual 'PPP in the Benelux' conference will cover the latest deals and the upcoming new projects in the region, including case studies from key public organisations and private companies. It will assess how the market is progressing and will offer guidance on issues such as funding, risk and value for money

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Marcel van den Broek

Marcel van den Broek, Managing Partner, ECORYS Finance

9:10 NEW DEVELOPMENTS OF PPP IN FLANDERS

Steven Ducatteeuw

Steven Ducatteeuw, Advisor, Flemish Centre of PPP

  • Review of different projects across the varying sectors and PPP structures
  • Guidelines for the scope and application of PPPs in Flanders
  • Common criticism of PPPs and how to address the problems
  • Communicating the message
  • 9:40 DEALS IN THE PIPELINE

    Ben Spiering

    Ben Spiering, Senior Project Coordinator, Department for Transport

  • Infrastructure and area development
  • Exploitation, possibilities for toll
  • Public and private financing
  • 10:20 EUROPEAN EXPERIENCE IN PPPs

    Thomas Barrett

    Thomas Barrett, Director, European Investment Bank

  • Lessons for Benelux from the EU experience
  • New PPP financing mechanisms
  • Collaboration between national PPP task forces in developing best practice
  • Collaboration between national PPP task forces in developing best practice

    11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:30 PPPs IN AREA DEVELOPMENT

    Peter Oussoren

    Peter Oussoren, Area Development Specialist, Ministry of Finance

  • Area development and PPPs in Holland until 1990
  • The influence of European rules and regulations
  • Creativity and confidence?
  • New ways of value capturing and risk sharing
  • 12:10 ACCOMMODATION AND PRISONS

    Louk Heijnders

    Louk Heijnders, Director, Real Estate, Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment, Government Buildings Agency, Real Estate

  • Recent developments
  • 12:50 Networking Lunch

    14:20 MONTAIGNE 2005

    Erik Hermsen

    Erik Hermsen, Director, Strukton Integrale Projecten BV

  • Forming TalentGroep
  • Project Montaigne 2005
  • Bidding process
  • Final result
  • Future projects
  • 15:00 ZUIDERZEE LINE – PPP DEVELOPMENT COMPETITION

    Joop Janssen

    Joop Janssen, Partner, Stibbe

  • A novelty: the integrated procedure
  • The role of the public and the private sector
  • Freedom within limits: maximum government contribution and programme of requirements
  • Development competition: what is out to tender?
  • The role of the public and the private sector
  • Freedom within limits: maximum government contribution and programme of requirements
  • Development competition: what is out to tender?
  • 15:40 Afternoon Tea

    16:10 PPP IN THE HOUSING SECTOR

    Steven Benoit

    Steven Benoit, Head of Financial Engineering 1 metier, Dexia

  • Overview of the Belgian constraints in order to meet the Maastricht criteria
  • Needs of the three Belgian regions in the housing sector
  • Concrete plans (PPP) of each of the regions in order to respond to those needs
  • 16:50 ESA95 AND PPP

    Frans de Braekeleer

    Frans de Braekeleer, Partner, Deloitte

  • What is ESA95? Why ESA95?
  • When can a public company be a ‘market producer’?
  • Eurostat guidelines on PPP
  • Practical examples
  • 17:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Andrew Petry

    Andrew Petry, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

    9:10 THE HAGUE WASTEWATER TREATMENT PPP PROJECT

    Huub Glas

    Huub Glas, Contract Manager, Hoogheemraadschap van Delfland

  • The nature and size of the deal, scope of work, planning
  • The strategy and philosophy that underpins the project
  • Driving forces and sustainable objectives for partnership in a PPP, principles for co-operation
  • The impact of EU and national regulatory and institutional developments
  • The first PPP: a starter for a longer chain of private financing initiatives in Dutch wastewater scene?
  • 9:50 THE DELFLAND WASTEWATER PROJECT FROM A BANKER’S POINT OF VIEW

    Mireille Barthez

    Mireille Barthez, Director, Project Finance, Infrastructure/PPP, Dexia Credit Local

  • The allocation of risks and the contractual structure
  • The financing structure
  • Innovation in the interest rate coverage
  • Innovation in the interest rate coverage
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 THE LEGAL PERSPECTIVE FROM BRUSSELS

    Richard Dyton

    Richard Dyton, Partner, Simmons and Simmons

  • Regulations and the contract structure
  • Impact on Belgium PPP projects
  • Can UK structures be used in Belgium
  • 11:40 PPP IN THE INFRASTRUCTURE SECTOR IN THE NETHERLANDS AND BELGIUM

    Ben Van Weesep

    Ben Van Weesep, Director of Public Private Projects, Heijmans Infrastructure

  • An overview and insight into the PPP sector
  • Efficiency considerations in the sector
  • Involving the private sector in the development of the project
  • Practice in risk assessment and risk evaluation in Heijmans
  • An outlook on the current involvement of the private sector
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 TRANSFER RISK & UNCERTAINTY

    Guy Hardy

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

  • Identifying the sources of risk for a PPP deal
  • The extent of uncertainty in PPP projects
  • 14:30 FUNDING PPPs WITH BONDS

    Andrew Petry

    Andrew Petry, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

  • The role of the monoline guarantor
  • Combining bank and bond debt
  • Recent continental European deals
  • When will the first bond funded Benelux close?
  • 15:10 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 PPP WITHIN THE UK HOUSING SECTOR

    Anthony Sykes

    Anthony Sykes, Deputy General Manager, SMBCE

  • Providing public needs
  • Selecting the preferred bidder
  • Special considerations for housing projects
  • Reaching financial close
  • Key to successful projects
  • Lessons learnt
  • 16:20 THE ROLE OF PPPs DELIVERING IN THE NEW UK GOVERNMENT WORKPLACE

    Philip Tidd

    Philip Tidd, Managing Director, DEGW

  • In the 1990s the government launched a programme called ‘Modernising Government’
  • Improving the quality of the UK government workplaces
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

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