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The UK Ministry of Defence continues to seek private sector investment for the delivery of efficient defence services.

Recent deals bring the MoD's total number of projects to 45, with capital investment totalling £2.4 billion.

As the MoD continues to use PPP/PFI as a major element of its efficiency strategy, further projects will be identified at this years event.

Plus, this year the event adds new military PPP programmes from:

  • Norway
  • France
  • Germany
  • Finland

    Key highlights of the Conference and presentations will include and provide an opportunity to:

  • Assess Governments' 'value for money' guidance in defence PPP/PFI programmes
  • Assess affordability and total cost of ownership
  • Overcome obstacles to PPP/PFI in defence
  • Identify the critical success factors in major PPP/PFI projects
  • Reduce risk in technically complex acquisitions
  • Improve the bidding process and reduce associated risks
  • Identify appropriate commercial structures for new projects
  • Manage the supplier relationship
  • Measure efficiency considerations in defence projects
  • Adapt the UK model to non-UK defence projects
  • Overcome the difficulties in using private contractors in military operations

    Speaker Panel:

  • Kathy Makin, Director, Broadening Smart Acquisition, Ministry of Defence
  • Paul Martin, PPP Advisor, Defence Logistics Organisation HQ, Ministry of Defence
  • Roger Paxton, Wider Markets Officer, Ministry of Defence
  • Martin Barker, Skynet 5 Business Manager, Defence Procurement Agency, Ministry of Defence
  • Lt Colonel Jim Greaves, SO1 J4 CONLOG, J4 PJHQ
  • Pentti Miettienen, Development Director, Finnish Ministry of Defence
  • Alexandre Jevakhoff, Minister’s Economic and Financial Advisor, French Ministry of Defence
  • Colonel Tapani Rahko, Chief of the Control Unit, Finnish Defence Staff
  • Erik Normann Warberg, Senior Advisor, Norwegian Defence Research Establishment
  • Major General John Stokoe CB CBE, Strategy Director, Defence Sector, Lend Lease
  • Dr Ulrich Horsmann, MD, g.e.b.b. Company for Development, Procurement and Operation
  • Tim Banfield, Director, Defence Acquisition Studies, National Audit Office
  • Herbert C Abela MBE, Director CONLOG Programme, KBR
  • Paul Millington, Business Development Director, Paradigm Secure Communications
  • Alan Madsen, Projects Director (PFI/PPP), Carillion Defence
  • Frank Beckers, Co-Head Project and Capital Advisor, Deutsche Bank AG
  • Richard Oldfield, Development Director, AMEC
  • Valerie Evans, Associate Director, Atkins, Design Environment and Engineering

    Who will you meet at this major conference? Previous attendees include:

    ABN AMRO Bank, Alenia Marconi Systems, Allen & Overy, Alvis Vehicles, AMEC, Amey Ventures, Atkins, Australian Defence Forces, BAE Systems, Babcock Defence, Ballast, Belgian Navy, Boeing, Bovis Lend Lease, BT, Brown & Root, CAE Inc., Canadian Dept Of Defence, Carillion, Commerzbank, DEC(ELS)- MoD UK, Defence Aviation Repair Agency, Defence Command Denmark, Defence Forces Materiel Command Headquarters, Defence Helicopter Support Authority, Defence Logistics Agency - Europe, Defence Logistics Organisation, Defence Science and Technology Organisation, Defence Secondary Care Agency, Defence Transport & Movements Agency, Defence Logistics Agency, Defence Supply Centre, Department Of Defence (USA), DESO - MoD, Deutsche Bank, DLA, EADS, Finnish Defence Staff, Flagship Training, FMV (Defence Material Administration), FOI- Swedish Defence Research Agency, French Ministry of Defence, GCHQ, Giat Industries, GKN Westland, Group 4, Hellenic Navy, Army Base Repair Organisation, HQ New Zealand Defence Force, IBM, Israel Defence Forces, Italian Air Force, Jarvis Projects, KBR, Kier, Lex Multipart, Lockheed Martin, Marsh UK, Medical Supplies Agency (MoD), National Audit Office, NATO HQ, Naval Air Systems Command, Norwegian Defence Logistics Organisation/Material Investment, Norwegian Defence Research Establishment, QinetiQ, RAF, Raytheon, Rolls Royce, Royal Navy, Royal Netherlands Airforce, Royal Netherlands Army, Royal Norwegian Navy, Russian Aircraft Corporation - MiG, Serco Defence & Aerospace, Sir Robert McAlpine, Thales, US Air Force, US Army, US Army Medical Material, US Department of Commerce, Warship Support Agency, and many, many more...
  • Conference programme

    8:30 Registration and Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Richard Armitage

    Richard Armitage, Partner, Simmons & Simmons

    9:10 CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS IN MOD UK PFI

    Kathy Makin

    Kathy Makin, Director, Directorate for Broadening Smart Acquisition, Ministry of Defence

  • The MOD central organisation for PFI
  • Update on MOD's Smarter PFI initiative
  • Responding to Treasury's value for money proposals
  • Learning from completed deals
  • Defence PFIs - the future programme
  • 9:40 ASSESSING THE ACQUISITION CHALLENGES FACING THE MOD AND INDUSTRY

    Tim Banfield

    Tim Banfield, Director, Defence Acquisition Studies, National Audit Office

  • Identifying the key challenges
  • Delivery capability
  • Smart acquisition - breaking the mould?
  • Taking the long term view
  • What place PPP/PFI
  • What successful acquisition?
  • 10:20 CASE STUDY

  • The PFI procurement method - Background - Decision to procure as a PFI
  • Technological risks and boundary issues - Defining the ‘deal’ - Risk allocation and transfer - Contract management
  • Skynet 5 today and the future - Developments and status - Working together – building partnering - View from all those involved
  • Paul Millington

    Paul Millington, Business Development Director, Paradigm Secure Communications

    Martin Barker

    Martin Barker, Skynet 5 Business Manager, Defence Procurement Agency, Ministry of Defence

    11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 OPPORTUNITY FOR A STEP CHANGE IN DEFENCE PARTNERSHIPS

    Richard Oldfield

    Richard Oldfield, Development Director, AMEC

  • The key in building strong relationships
  • Behavioural change in the project environment
  • The allocation and spread of risk
  • Appropriate commercial structures
  • Benefits delivered to customers and industry
  • 12:00 CASE STUDY ON NORWAY

    Erik Normann Warberg

    Erik Normann Warberg, Senior Advisor, Norwegian Defence Research Establishment, Group for Industrial Strategy

  • Outline of the current strategy
  • Current involvement of industry with the defence sector
  • Managing uncertainty in long term relationships
  • The importance of the contract in PPP/PFI
  • How do we utilise the supply chain perspective in PPP/PFI
  • Forecasted future developments in Norwegian PPP/PFI
  • 12:40 Networking Lunch

    13:50 OVERVIEW

    Paul Martin

    Paul Martin, Internal Advisor, Defence Logistics Organisation, Ministry of Defence

  • HMT value for money assessment
  • Impact on MOD procedures/projects
  • Internal approvals
  • Affordability and cost of ownership
  • Future considerations
  • 14:30 THE USE OF OBJECT-BASED SIMULATION TO AID THE DESIGN OF A DELIVERY SOLUTION ADDRESS EQUIPMENT OPERATIONS, SUPPORT INFRASTRUCTURE AND COST IN A SINGLE MODEL

    Julian Dayment

    Julian Dayment, Consultant, BAE Systems Naval Ships

    15:10 g.e.b.b.: REFORMING THE SERVICE SECTOR OF THE BUNDESWEHR

    Dr Ulrich Horsmann

    Dr Ulrich Horsmann, Managing Director, g.e.b.b. Company for Development, Procurement and Operation

  • Rationale for PPPs in the defence Sector
  • g.e.b.b.: role, approach, organisation
  • g.e.b.b.: PPP - companies, business areas and projects
  • Future perspective
  • 15:50 Afternoon Tea

    16:10 DEFENCE PPP IN GERMANY/CONTINENTAL EUROPE

    Frank Beckers

    Frank Beckers, Co-Head Project and Capital Advisory, Deutsche Bank

  • Germany – status update
  • UK PPP framework
  • Main differences – to what extent can the UK model be adopted?
  • The outlook for the future
  • 16:50 PPP AND FRENCH MOD

    Alexandre Jevakhoff

    Alexandre Jevakhoff, Minister’s Economic and Financial Advisor, French Ministry of Defence

  • Traditional investment policy of the French MoD
  • MoD as a front line in reforming French public policy
  • PPP place in ministerial strategy
  • Opportunities and obstacles for PPP within MoD reforms
  • 17:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Re-registration and Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Justine Cottage

    Justine Cottage, Associate, Eversheds
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    9:10 THE WIDER MARKETS INITIATIVE AND MOD

    Roger Paxton

    Roger Paxton, Wider Markets Officer, Ministry of Defence

  • The benefits and the risks
  • How has the MoD got on with it?
  • Local initiative and central control
  • Issues and new processes
  • Where are we heading?
  • 9:40 CONLOG

  • MoD’s policy for use of contractors on military operations
  • CONLOG Contract – a road map to success including why partnering is important to the contract
  • Lessons identified from the use of contractors on Op TELIC
  • Lt Colonel Jim Greaves

    Lt Colonel Jim Greaves, SO1 J4 CONLOG, J4 PJHQ

    Herbert C Abela MBE

    Herbert C Abela MBE, Director CONLOG Programme, KBR

    10:20 THE APPLICATION OF VALUE FOR MONEY GUIDANCE IN MOD

    Justine Cottage

    Justine Cottage, Associate, Eversheds
    View Bio

  • Application to MoD in theory
  • Are equipment projects unique?
  • MoD’s response
  • What are the implications for industry?
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 MANAGING THE SUPPLIER RELATIONSHIP – LESSONS LEARNT

    Mike Robinson

    Mike Robinson, Director, Berkshire Consultancy

  • How to inherit the optimum deal
  • Ensuring a viable framework for operations
  • Developing a sustainable and effective relationship
  • Lessons learnt from project experience
  • 12:00 PPP IN FINLAND

  • An overview and insight into the Finnish PPP sector
  • Efficiency considerations in the defence sector in Finland
  • Involving the private sector in the opening of the project
  • The potential of further projects
  • An outlook on the current involvement of the private sector
  • The future of Finnish Defence Procurement
  • Pentti Miettienen

    Pentti Miettienen, Development Director, Finnish Ministry of Defence

    Satu Kiiskinen

    Satu Kiiskinen, Senior Manager, BearingPoint

    12:40 Networking Lunch

    14:00 COLCHESTER GARRISON PFI

  • Design · The design · Current design position/programme · Design management/ process on large PFI projects · Key successes
  • The design and build contractor’s perspective · Project overview · Achieving financial close · The benefits of prefabricated modular construction for single living accommodation · Mitigating the environmental impact on a semi-rural site
  • Valerie Evans

    Valerie Evans, Associate Director, Atkins, Design Environment and Engineering

    Terrence Starr

    Terrence Starr, Project Manager, Sir Robert McAlpine

    14:40 PARTNERING THROUGH PRIME CONTRACTING

    Major General John Stokoe CB CBE

    Major General John Stokoe CB CBE, Strategy Director, Defence Sector, Lend Lease

  • The concept of a Regional Prime Contract
  • Building the relationship
  • People and change
  • Leadership in change
  • The impact of behaviours
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 MANAGING JOINT VENTURE PROJECTS

    Alan Madsen

    Alan Madsen, Projects Director (PFI/PPP), Carillion Defence

  • Selecting the correct MoD project
  • The factors which determine a successful accommodation PFI/PPP joint venture
  • Reducing the risk of a project bid
  • How can the bidding process be improved?
  • Case study
  • 16:20 STRATEGIC PARTNERING

    Michael Polling

    Michael Polling, Senior Assistant, Construction, Simmons & Simmons

  • What is strategic partnering?
  • How is it different from other kinds of transaction (e.g. PPP/PFI)?
  • What are the key drivers and where is it appropriate to use it?
  • What are the key issues to consider in structuring the deal?
  • Can external financing be raised on a strategic partnering deal?
  • 17:00 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

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    Defence PFI - Is it Getting Easier ?
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    Defence PFI - Is it Getting Easier ?

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    22nd September 2004
    London, United Kingdom

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    51/53 Hatton Garden
    London EC1N 8HN
    United Kingdom

    The Hatton, at etc. venues

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