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PFI in Property will provide a forum for those working in both the private and public sector. This unique conference will provide information on how to use PFI to develop new property and refurbish the old.

As a senior executive, you will be aware of the importance and potential of this field. We would therefore like you to register for this topical event. As you will see from the programme, key speakers include government representatives as well as leading PFI experts.

Conference programme

8:30 Registration and Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Richard Haynes

Richard Haynes, Head of Public Sector Services, Knight Frank

9:10 OPENING ADDRESS

Sue Sanders

Sue Sanders, Executive, Public Private Partnership Programme

  • The government’s approach to PFI
  • New government property initiatives
  • Property in local government: it’s changing focus
  • Progress of PFI in Local Government
  • 9:40 PROJECT MANAGEMENT

    Derek Gorman

    Derek Gorman, Director, Katalysis

  • What is unique about PFIs in property?
  • Appointing the correct team
  • Information gathering
  • Identifying roles and responsibilities
  • Involving the client
  • Meeting deadlines - ‘tight but loose’
  • 10:20 COST EFFECTIVE PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

    Gary Yardley

    Gary Yardley, Managing Director, King Sturge and Co

  • Adopting the right finance strategy for the project
  • What are the differences between cost-efficiency in private sector and public sector projects?
  • What costs can be controlled to improve cost-efficiency of a property PFI?
  • Keeping an eye on costs that can escalate
  • What impact can fluctuations in the property market have on the financing of the PFI?
  • Factors in the sound financial management of a long-term PFI property project
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 CASE STUDY

    Michael Fisher

    Michael Fisher, PFI Project Manager, Pembrokeshire County Council

  • The ground - an audio visual overview
  • Pathfinder status for PFI property projects
  • Communication, command, control and information
  • Project Phoenix and the preferred bidder
  • Project Seren, innovation and best value in partnership
  • Critical success factors and lessons learned
  • 12:00 SOCIAL HOUSING

    Bill Best

    Bill Best, Housing Manager, North East Derbyshire DC

  • The market demand for social housing PFI
  • Overview of relevant considerations
  • Key players involved delivering PFI property project
  • Comparison between social housing and other forms of PFI
  • Looking at cost-efficiency and public sector comparisons
  • Possible future directions
  • 12:40 Lunch

    14:00 CASE STUDY

    Martin Dawbney

    Martin Dawbney, Partner, Herbert Smith

  • Property Issues
  • Risk Transfer
  • Contracts
  • Payment Mechanism
  • Performance Measurement
  • Wider Application of Structure
  • 14:40 THE TECHNICAL ADVISER IN PFI PROPERTY PROJECTS

    Nicholas Hallett

    Nicholas Hallett, Team Leader, Technical Advisory Group, Mott MacDonald

  • Managing and evaluating risk
  • Predicting project long term performance
  • Structuring performance regimes and payment mechanisms
  • Due diligence for funders
  • Monitoring construction and operation
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS

    Tony Cheema

    Tony Cheema, Partner, Wragge and Co

  • Delay Events
  • Change in Law
  • Compensation on Termination
  • Treasury Task Force Guidance
  • 16:20 CONSTRUCTION

    Richard Oldfield

    Richard Oldfield, Director of PFI, Amec Construction

  • The growing trend towards blending public and private sectors in all business spheres
  • Projects most likely to attract private sector investment
  • Working with financiers and the potential consortiums
  • Delivering the results within set time frames and budgets
  • The developer/contractors’s future role in PFI projects
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

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