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Are you in need of a deeper understanding of PPP across Europe?
Do you want to know how to successfully invest in PPP projects all over the continent?
Do you want to obtain insider knowledge of the newest opportunities coming up for grabs?
Then don’t miss this incredible conference!

This conference brings together SMi’s long-standing achievements in PPP conferences across Europe and is the ideal event to hear from and mingle with high level industry and Government executives.

Senior representatives from the Governments of a large range of European countries will reveal their investor potential along with the politics and laws any aspiring entrepreneurs need to grasp. With them experts and analysts will explain and provide intellectual tools for understanding and coping with the key issues surrounding PPP opportunities.

 Key topics will include:

  • An overview of PPP development across ten European countries
  • The role of UNECE in promoting PPPs in Europe
  • Looking beyond Europe into Israel
  • Practical experience from the CEEs
  • Coping with the impact of the credit crunch
  • Risk management
  • New and timely case studies 

 

Hear from Ministries of Finance and top Public Sector representatives from:

  • France
  • Germany
  • Belgium
  • The Czech Republic
  • Poland
  • Croatia
  • Slovenia

 

HEAR from experts and leaders in PPP across Europe

LEARN about the developments and opportunities within Europe

REVIEW the effects of the credit crunch across the continent

UNDERSTAND policy and practices on a national and international level

 

 Testimonials from past PPP/PFI conferences:

“Outcome was fantastic” Financial Modelling for PPP/PFI, March 2009

“Very enjoyable and informative” PPP in Waste, March 2009

• Public Sector Representatives
• Lawyers
• Partners
• Consultants
• Construction
• Banks
• Managing Director
• CEO
• Process Engineer
• Business Development Manager 
• Analyst

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Nicholas Gould

Nicholas Gould, Partner, Fenwick Elliott Llp

9:10 OPENING ADDRESS

David Locke

David Locke, Director, 4ps

• The work of 4ps and how to guide local authorities
• Success of the PFI and PPP programme to date
• Operational issues and managing a PFI/PPP contract
• Procurement routes and new opportunities for PPP

9:50 Keynote: The European Market, the Credit Crisis and EPEC (European PPP Expertise Centre)

Andy Carty

Andy Carty, Special Advisor, European Investment Bank

The European Market

The effect of the credit crisis

Incorporating new European Union members

The initiation and aims of EPEC

10:30 FRANCE

Charlotte Lavit d'Hautefort

Charlotte Lavit d'Hautefort, , PPP Taskforce, French Ministry of Finance (MINFI)

• Overview of PPP in France
• How PPP has flourished since being brought in
• PPP across the different sectors
• The future for PPP in France

11:10 Morning Coffee

11:30 GERMANY

Jorg  Christen

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

• Overview of PPP in Germany
• Role of the Taskforce
• PPP in schools and its expension
• The future for PPP in Germany

12:10 BELGIUM

Steven Van Garsse

Steven Van Garsse, Manager, Flemish PPP Knowledge Centre

• Deal flow in Benelux
• Policy framework
• Key projects overview
• Key PPP developments
• Conclusion

12:50 Networking Lunch

13:50 THE CZECH REPUBLIC

Katerina  Helikarova

Katerina Helikarova, Head, Ministry of Finance

• Overview of PPP in the Czech Republic
• Projects in the Czech Republic
• Securing finance
• The future

14:30 POLAND

Justyna Czaban

Justyna Czaban, PPP Specialist, Centrum PPP

15:10 Afternoon Tea

15:30 CROATIA

Sasa Marenjak

Sasa Marenjak, Head of PPP Centre, Croatian Institute for Bridge and Structural Engineering

• Overview of PPP in Croatia
• Examples of new PPP projects in Croatia
• The success of PPP in Croatia so far
• Why invest in Croatia?

16:10 SLOVENIA

Miranda Groff-Ferjancic

Miranda Groff-Ferjancic, Head, Ministry of Finance

• The Public Private Partnership Act
• Impact of the act upon infrastructure so far
• Achieving better value for money
• How to invest in Slovenia

16:50 ROMANIA

• The development of PPP in Romania and its growth
• Contract management in Romania
• Why invest in Romania?
• Regulation in Romania
Nicholas Gould

Nicholas Gould, Partner, Fenwick Elliott Llp

Simona Vaihel

Simona Vaihel, Senior Attorney, KONECNA & SAFAR

17:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

Nicholas Gould

Nicholas Gould, Partner, Fenwick Elliott Llp

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Charles Solomon

Charles Solomon, Deputy Director General , Ministry of Transport

9:10 SPECIAL ADDRESS: BEYOND EUROPE - PPP IN ISRAEL

Charles Solomon

Charles Solomon, Deputy Director General , Ministry of Transport

• The aims of PPP in Israel
• What makes PPP in Israel successful?
• Creation and management of contracts within Israel
• How contracts are awarded
• The tendering and procurement processes
• Opportunities for foreign companies
• Case studies
• Analysis of the difference between PPP in Israel and PPP in Europe and what can Europe learn from Israel’s experience?


9:50 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: THE ROLE OF THE UNECE

Charles Solomon

Charles Solomon, Deputy Director General , Ministry of Transport

• The role of the UNECE in PPPs across Europe
• Creating a pan-European market across the sectors
• Supporting Europe during the recession
• Bringing Europe closer to external European areas and its benefits

10:30 Morning Coffee

10:50 CASE STUDY: THE DART UNDERGROUND PROJECT

Thomas Byrne

Thomas Byrne, Finance Director, Irish Rail

• Overview of the project and its progress so far
• Encouraging support for the project
• Improving connections with Europe – the advantages to look forward to
• Pressing on ahead despite the recession
• Lessons learned so far

11:30 PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE FROM PPP PROJECT PREPARATION IN THE CEES

Jakub Slavik

Jakub Slavik, Consultant, Pro-Serv

• Understanding the needs of the countries
• Search for suitable potential PPP projects
• Stakeholder issues: promoting the PPP concept
• Legislation issues: adapting the legislation
• Financial issues: dealing with potential investors
• Organisational issues: project implementation experience

12:10 PPP CAPITAL PROJECT RISKS AND THE IMPACT OF THE CREDIT CRUNCH

Man Cheung

Man Cheung, Principal Consultant & Service Leader, Modelling and Analysis Dept , Marsh Ltd

• Context of uncertainty and risk – when is a risk not a risk?
• Methods to identify and understand risk
• Risk pricing and risk management
• Risks in a credit crunch
• Managing risks to increase value for money

12:50 Networking Lunch

13:50 CASE STUDY: EAST LOTHIAN SCHOOLS PROJECT

Jimmy McGuinnes

Jimmy McGuinnes, PPP Project Manager, East Lothian Council

• The ‘East Lothian’ Story
• Termination – In Who’s Interest
• Partnership in Practice
• A Happy Ending?

14:30 PPPS: TESTING TIMES FOR DEAL STRUCTURES - A RATING AGENCY PERSPECTIVE

Johan  Verhaeghe

Johan Verhaeghe, Senior Analyst, Moodys Investors Service Ltd

•                Performance of PPPs in a turbulent world
•                Evolution of deal structures
•                Emerging financing strategies
•                Future prospects - where do we go from here?

15:10 RISK AND INSURANCE UPDATE IN EUROPEAN PPP

• Importance of risk management in PPP
• Variations in risk allocation throughout European PPP
• Variation in insurance solutions throughout Europe
• Insurance of market update
• Effect of credit crunch on risk and insurance
Jaap Veenenbos

Jaap Veenenbos, Director Risk Consulting, Aon EMEA North East

Mark Courtneidge

Mark Courtneidge, Director PFI Unit, Aon Limited

15:50 Afternoon Tea

16:10 CASE STUDY: SUSSEX POLICE CENTRALISED CUSTODY SUITES

Andrew Mowle

Andrew Mowle, Business Support & PFI Manager, Sussex Police

• Introduction to the project
• Meeting best value initiative requirements and ensuring continual improvement in service quality
• Success so far and advice for other police forces
• What makes the project unique to the UK and how Europe can learn from it?

16:50 PANEL: BEYOND THE CREDIT CRUNCH

• Emerging from recession – where will the new potential lie for investment?
• What will finance in Europe look like after the crunch and which countries and areas will be hardest hit?
• Where liquidity will be most available and how to secure it
• New means of finance and investment
• How the EU as a whole will respond to the effects of the crunch
• Dealing with new potential regulatory frameworks
 

Mark Courtneidge

Mark Courtneidge, Director PFI Unit, Aon Limited

Jaap Veenenbos

Jaap Veenenbos, Director Risk Consulting, Aon EMEA North East

Jimmy McGuinnes

Jimmy McGuinnes, PPP Project Manager, East Lothian Council

Ingrid Weston

Ingrid Weston, Manager, SMBC Europe Limited

17:50 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

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Workshops

An introduction to successful stakeholder management in PPP projects in the CEE region
Workshop

An introduction to successful stakeholder management in PPP projects in the CEE region

Crowne Plaza Hotel - St James
23rd June 2009
London, United Kingdom

Crowne Plaza Hotel - St James

Buckingham Gate 45/51
London SW1E 6AF
United Kingdom

Crowne Plaza Hotel - St James

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CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

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