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“Understand the rapidly developing PPP market and acquire the market knowledge to perform effectively in this exciting field by attending this conference”

Following on from the success of last year’s Public Private Partnerships conference we are once again bringing together European specialists involved in project finance and tackling crucial issues.

Public Private Partnerships in Ireland offers a unique opportunity to hear from a leading panel of speakers at the cutting edge of this financial concept. This event gives you strategically timed information on European movements from organisations dealing with PPP/PFI on a daily basis.

Please register now to guarantee your place at this important conference.

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

John Reynolds

John Reynolds, Executive Director, IIB Bank

9:10 Special Opening Address

Eamonn Kearns

Eamonn Kearns, Head of PPP Unit, Department of Finance-Ireland

9:30 PRIVATE FINANCING OF PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURES IN EUROPE

Tom Barrett

Tom Barrett, Director, European Investment Bank

  • Key elements of successful PPP’s in the EU
  • Value for Money for the Public Sector
  • 10:00 OFFICE OF GOVERNMENT COMMERCE ADDRESS

    Robin Morgan

    Robin Morgan, Member of the Private Finance Unit, Office of Government Commerce-UK

  • Reaping the rewards of Public Private Partnerships
  • An overview of the approach used within the UK Treasury Taskforce
  • Delivering value for money - the British Experience
  • Understand the challenges of setting up a private finance unit
  • Future possibilities and opportunities for the development of PPP approaches in Europe
  • 10:40 CASE STUDY- DUBLIN BAY PROJECT

    Battie White

    Battie White, Project Engineer, Dublin Corporation

  • The development of the DBO strategy
  • The Environmental Impact Statement in a DBO Context
  • Public Consultation issues
  • Procurement procedures
  • Allocation of risk
  • DBO - implications for existing staff
  • 11:20 Morning Coffee

    11:40 PPP’S IN THE EUROPEAN CONTEXT

    Stephen Raggett

    Stephen Raggett, Advisor, Ministry of Finance (Netherlands)

  • History of private participation in European infrastructure
  • Current developments and projects
  • Understanding the local context
  • A single market ?
  • 12:20 EQUITY AND SUBORDINATED DEBT IN PPP

    Cathy Bryce

    Cathy Bryce, Associate Director Special Finance Unit, AIB Capital Banking

  • What benefits institutional equity can bring
  • Return parameters
  • Dealing with sponsor conflicts
  • Key issues for the Irish market
  • Outlook
  • 13:00 Lunch

    14:00 THE NRA’S APPROACH TO PPP

    Gerard Murphy

    Gerard Murphy, Public Private Partnership Manager, National Roads Authority

  • National context
    Progress on the Pilot Projects
  • The role of outside consultants/advisers
  • PPP issues to be explored and resolved
    Procurement
  • Tolling and the PPP roads programme
  • Further PPP projects on the national roads network
  • Strategies for communicating PPP principles and aims
    Public sector objectives
  • 14:40 CASE STUDY-NORTH WEST INSTITUTE, LONDONDERRY

    Eric Munro, Director, Chesterton

    Eric Munro, Director, Chesterton, , Liam Hennessy, Partner, Farrell-Grant-Sparks

  • Background to project
  • Output specification
  • Service delivery
  • Contract management
  • Some lessons for Irish PPP’s
  • 15:20 CASE STUDY-PORTUGUESE ROAD PROJECTS

    Carlos Fernandes

    Carlos Fernandes, Senior Advisor, Secretary of State Public Works- Portugal

  • The Portuguese procurement approach and its benefits
  • Shadow tolls versus traditional procurement-Reasons and justifications for each approach
  • The use and value of financial models
  • Incentives to drive quality and safety whilst imposing bonuses and penalties on the procurement process
  • Shadow toll concessions-Practical and real life examples
  • Ensuring the payment criteria and conditions are incorporated and clearly stated
  • 16:00 Afternoon Tea

    16:20 How Insurance can assist the PPP process

    Dan Manahan

    Dan Manahan, Sales & Marketing Manager-Construction Risks, Allianz Church & General, Ireland

  • Traditional insurance approach
  • Project Insurance-the issues
  • Early risk assessment
  • Identifying and creating solutions for PPP’s
  • 16:50 PPP Public Procurement

    Patrick McGovern

    Patrick McGovern, Partner, Arthur Cox

  • Integrated part of PPP concept
  • Legal Bases
  • Early planning
  • Irish Implementation of Directives
  • Remedies
  • Working Experiences
  • 17:20 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    17:30 Drinks Reception for Delegates & Speakers

    8:30 Re-registration and Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Alan Campbell

    Alan Campbell, Partner, Dundas & Wilson

    9:10 IRELAND’S PPP PROGRAMME

    Peter Brennan

    Peter Brennan, Chairman, Irish Business and Employer Confederation’s (IBEC) PPP Working Party

  • A review of Government policy and delivery
  • Legal barriers to PPPs
  • Financial barriers to PPPs
  • Tolling options
  • Ireland’s PPP investment programme
  • Next phase of projects - Prognosis for the future
  • 9:40 COMPARATIVE CASE STUDY - FINLAND

    Tiina Tanninen-Ahonen, Manager of R & D, Confederation of Finnish Construction Industries

    Tiina Tanninen-Ahonen, Manager of R & D, Confederation of Finnish Construction Industries, , Pertti Valtonen, Counsellor, Ministry of Trade & Industry (Finland)

  • The Finnish approach to PFI
  • The benefits of developing new methods of procurement
  • The benefits to the Finnish construction industry
  • Current study ‘Applying PPP in Finland’
  • The potential of PPP cases in public sectors - schools, hospitals
  • The future for PFI in Finland and predictions for the future
  • 10:20 PPP-A PRIVATE SECTOR PERSPECTIVE

    Michael King

    Michael King, Business Development Executive, National Toll Roads

  • NTR-Background
  • NDP-Private Investors Perspective
  • NDP-Delivery Problems
  • West Link Model-how it worked
  • PPP Process in Ireland
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 PILOT PROJECT

    Jan Hromadka

    Jan Hromadka, General Manager, SUDOP GROUP(Czech Republic)

  • Using private funding for rail schemes and road projects
  • Developing pilot projects within the Czech Republic PPIAF Funding
  • Delivering a rail line through PPP
  • Preparation of a public tender for a railway line for the Czech Republic
  • Manner in which this project would work What form of structure would it take?
  • The expected path this pilot project will follow
  • 12:00 PPP WATER PROJECTS

    Bruce Johnston

    Bruce Johnston, Head of Project Finance, Weil.Gotshal & Manges

  • Scottish Water Projects (including Fort William/Inverness, Dalmir, Almond Valley/Seafield, Esk and Levenmouth
  • Portuguese water projects
  • Polish water projects
  • A template for other European water projects
  • Difference between bank and bond finance
  • 12:40 Lunch

    13:40 FINANCING PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS IN IRELAND

    John Riordan

    John Riordan, Manager Project Finance Unit, Bank of Ireland International Finance

  • Recognising the principles of project financing for PPP projects
  • Equity considerations
  • Debt structures and principal terms and conditions
  • Guaranteeing the loan and providing senior debt facilities
  • Key risks in PPP projects and possible mitigants
  • Key considerations for the Irish Market
  • 14:20 CASE STUDY-CORK COUNTY COUNCIL

    Brendan Devlin

    Brendan Devlin, County Engineer (Retired), Cork County Council

  • Cork County Councils waste management strategy
  • Why choose a materials recovery facility and private financing?
  • The output specifications of a waste management PPP project in the procurement phase
  • The criteria needed for evaluation of potential bids through a series of tests
  • Ensuring value for money whilst understanding all parties perspectives
  • Developing contracts with proposed performance measurement systems and payment mechanisms
  • 15:00 CASE STUDY-THE WATER INDUSTRY

    Robin Clark

    Robin Clark, Principal Consultant, Halcrow Business Solutions

  • Why PPP?
  • What are the ingredients for a successful outcome?
  • The role of regulation
  • The UK experience
  • PPP in Latin America
  • Lessons for the future
  • 15:40 Afternoon Tea

    16:00 Concession Financing & Risk Allocation

    16:30 PROJECT PARTNERING-BUILDING CONSORTIUMS AND SUCCESSFUL PARTNERSHIPS

    Rafael Rossi

    Rafael Rossi, Project Finance Director, Mota Cia-Portugal

  • Private finance and its investors - Looking at the expertise needed to launch a private finance project
  • Establishing a consortium bid group
  • Understanding and assessing the role advisors play when putting together a public private partnership
  • Building a structured and lasting working relationship with the public and private sector
  • 17:00 THE NETHERLANDS PERSPECTIVE

    Rick Van Erp

    Rick Van Erp, Senior Manager, Arthur Andersen (Netherlands)

  • PPP or PFI? What will it be in the Netherlands?
  • Point of view of the public sector
  • Point of view of the private sector
  • Initiatives of the private sector
  • Blockades in the public sector
  • What can we learn from the UK experience?
  • 17:30 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

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    Workshops

    Understanding and implementing a Private Public Partnership
    Workshop

    Understanding and implementing a Private Public Partnership

    Radisson SAS St Helen's Hotel
    11th September 2000
    Dublin, Ireland

    Understanding and implementing a Private Public Partnership
    Workshop

    Understanding and implementing a Private Public Partnership

    Radisson SAS St Helen's Hotel
    11th September 2000
    Dublin, Ireland

    Case Studies of PPP as a form of Public Procurement
    Workshop

    Case Studies of PPP as a form of Public Procurement

    Radisson SAS St Helen's Hotel
    14th September 2000
    Dublin, Ireland

    Case Studies of PPP as a form of Public Procurement
    Workshop

    Case Studies of PPP as a form of Public Procurement

    Radisson SAS St Helen's Hotel
    14th September 2000
    Dublin, Ireland

    Legal & Contractual Issues in PFI/PPP
    Workshop

    Legal & Contractual Issues in PFI/PPP

    Radisson SAS St Helen's Hotel
    14th September 2000
    Dublin, Ireland

    Legal & Contractual Issues in PFI/PPP
    Workshop

    Legal & Contractual Issues in PFI/PPP

    Radisson SAS St Helen's Hotel
    14th September 2000
    Dublin, Ireland

    Radisson SAS St Helen's Hotel

    Stillorgan Road
    Blackrock
    Dublin Dublin 4
    Ireland

    Radisson SAS St Helen's Hotel

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