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After months of stagnation, the German PPP market has finally moved forward. A federal PPP taskforce has been set up and work has been started on projects and studies. Projects are underway in most sectors, such as roads, accommodation, schools, justice and defence. The government has just announced a new road programme in which 500km of motorway will be completed, and details of other projects which will be started, are due to be announced in early 2005. As well as launching new undertakings, some key projects have reached financial close including the new town hall for Unna.

On the legal side, a new framework for PPP in Germany is currently being negotiated. The new legislation, which accelerates PPPs is due to be passed in Summer 2005,and there are also a number of taxation issues in the German procurement process which are to be addressed. There is a strong lobby in Germany from private companies for PPP to grow as a concept, and as budgetary constraints tighten and state banks come under more pressure, the concept is more and more considered on municipal level.

SMi’s PPP in Germany conference will give you an insight into the current and future developments in the PPP market by discussing key issues with key industry and government representatives.

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Richard Dyton

Richard Dyton, Partner, Simmons & Simmons

9:10 KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Jorg Christen

Jorg Christen, Head PPP Task Force, German PPP Task Force

  • Update on recent achievements
  • Task forces’ aims and objectives for the year ahead
  • Overview of existing and planned PPP task forces in the Länder – where are we at?
  • Comments on selection of new major projects
  • What has been learnt from past projects?
  • Aspirations and expectations for the future
  • 9:50 PPP COMPETENCE CENTRE HESSIA

    Markus  Offermann

    Markus Offermann, Head of PPP, Ministry of Finance Hessia

  • Who we are and what we do
  • Aim and objectives
  • Experiences from past undertakings
  • Potential projects and timeframes
  • Where we want to be one year on
  • 10:20 Morning Coffee

    10:50 COUNTY HALL UNNA

  • What makes this project so interesting?
  • Objectives and challenges
  • Contracts and risk allocation
  • How has financing this project being negotiated?
  • Rainer Stratmann

    Rainer Stratmann, Treasurer, Kreis Unna

    Monica Storz

    Monica Storz, Director, Ernst & Young

    11:30 ROAD PROJECTS: A-MODELS

    Roland Balscher-Rester

    Roland Balscher-Rester, , MAG Nord

  • Actual developments on PPP/PFI policy in Germany
  • Characteristics and objections of the A-Model
  • Current status of the new projects
  • Vision for the future
  • 12:10 Networking Lunch

    14:00 TOLL ROADS

    Wilfried Rammler

    Wilfried Rammler, General Manager, Toll Roads Europe, HOCHTIEF PPP Solutions

  • Market for Transport Development Projects in Germany and Europe
  • Challenges in the Preparation and Financing of PPP Projects and their Consequences
  • Ways to Successful Risk Management and Financing
  • Outlook
  • 14:40 PROSPECTS OF THE NEW GERMAN PPP ACCELERATION LAW

  • Background and status of draft legislation
  • What immediate effects will it have? - Comments on and evaluation of the new law
  • Effects on future projects
  • Christian Bunsen

    Christian Bunsen, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

    Dr Friedrich Ludwig Hausmann

    Dr Friedrich Ludwig Hausmann, Partner, Freshfields

    15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 TAX ISSUES IN PPP

    Martin  Schmitz

    Martin Schmitz, Partner, KPMG

  • Tax issues in different PPP structures
  • Current view of the tax authorities
  • Suggested solution
  • Recent changes in the German tax legislation regarding PPPs
  • 16:20 THE LEGAL STRUCTURE OF PPPs IN THE CONSTRUCTION SECTOR

    Franz-Josef Schoene

    Franz-Josef Schoene, Partner, Simmons & Simmons

  • Legal framework
  • Typical contractual structure
  • Overview of project agreement between public authorities and private investors
  • Specific issues arising (risk allocation/risk management)
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Richard Dyton

    Richard Dyton, Partner, Simmons & Simmons

    9:10 SCHOOL PROJECT WITTEN

    Petra Nowacki

    Petra Nowacki, Head of PPP, STRABAG Development

  • The role of the community in providing education facilities
  • Funding methods considered
  • Project outline and timeframes
  • 9:50 WHAT HAS BEEN LEARNED FROM COMPLETED PROJECTS?

    Norbert Schraad

    Norbert Schraad, Head of Corporate Finance, Helaba

  • Major projects completed so far – schools in Offenbach and drainage in Dresden
  • Examples of successful project finance
  • Identifying pitfalls
  • Structuring risk
  • Tailor-made financing plans
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 FINANCING OF ACCOMMODATION PROJECTS IN EUROPE

    Christian Kummert

    Christian Kummert, Managing Director, DEPFA Bank Plc

  • Advantages and disadvantages of PPPs
  • PPPs in Europe
  • Accommodation projects in selected markets
  • Conclusion
  • 11:40 PROJECT FINANCE VS FORFEITING

    Matthias Meyer

    Matthias Meyer, Senior Manager of Infrastructure & Maritime, HSH Nordbank

  • Concepts
  • Experiences with existing projects in Germany
    - pros and cons/lessons learned
  • Prospects for future projects in Germany
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 PPP IN PRISONS

    Axel Guehl

    Axel Guehl, Head of Department for Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Saxony-Anhalt

  • Why PPP?
  • What are the results of the economic comparison?
  • Precisely how were the risks allocated?
  • What are the objectives?
  • How can challenges be overcome?
  • 14:30 HÜNFELD PRISON

    Thomas Baumeyer

    Thomas Baumeyer, Director Public Private Partnership, Serco

  • What makes this project so interesting?
  • Objectives and challenges
  • Interfaces between public and private
  • Service levels
  • 15:10 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 PPPs FOR GERMAN HOSPITALS?

    Peter Rambold

    Peter Rambold, Manager, PriceWaterhouseCoopers

  • Status of German hospitals
  • European PPP structures for hospitals
  • Possible PPP structures for German hospitals
  • 16:20 PPP/PFI HOSPITALS

    Duane Passman

    Duane Passman, Head, Capital Investment Unit, London Strategic Health Authorities

  • Context
  • PPP/PFI in English healthcare – a market update and plans for the future
  • The NHS capital programme in London
  • Delivering sustainability
  • Key issues for the public sector and lessons learnt
  • Agenda for the future
  • 17:00 FINANCING GERMAN PPPS IN THE CAPITAL MARKETS

    Emmanuel  Deblanc

    Emmanuel Deblanc, Vice President, MBIA

  • Status of monoline-wrapped bond
  • How to make it work in Germany?
  • Relevance/applicability of other structures
  • 17:40 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

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