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The Italian Government's Economic and Financial White Paper has emphasised the importance of establishing PPPs in the infrastructure sector. The White Paper predicts the amount of investment to reach the private sector to be as high as 25billion Euros over the next five years. The 2003-06 edition states that the public administration is to deliver fewer and fewer public services, and is increasing the amount of services to be delivered by the private sector.

This September the 7th Annual SMi Italian PPP Forum presents an impressive line-up of speakers over the two days.  As well as key policy makers from the national and regional Italian Government, our delegates will have the opportunity to hear groundbreaking presentations from primary infrastructure sponsors, developers and funders who are currently leading strategic infrastructure projects across Italy

Confirmed participants include:

  • Paolo Signorini, Director General, & Head of Tecnical Secretariat of CIPE, Ministry of Economy & Finance
  • Alberto Carzaniga, Coordinator of PPP Taskforce, Unità Tecnica Finanza di Progetto, Ministry of Economy & Finance
  • Mario Rossetti, Direzione Generale Infrastrutture e Mobilità, Regione Lombardia
  • Hon. Giuseppe Zamberletti, President, Instituto Grandi Infrastrutture
  • Alberto Germani, Member, Unità Tecnica Finanza di Progetto, Ministry of Economy & Finance
  • Michael Burnett, Director, European PPP Forum - European Institute of Public Administration
  • Sergio Sambri, Chairman, International Project Finance Association (Italy)
  • Luigi Marsullo, President, Finpublic
  • Carlo Sinatra, General Counsel, Falck Group
  • Franco Vigliano, Projects Partner, Ashurst Italy
  • Marco Serifio, Head of Financing, KPMG Advisory SpA
  • Massimo Pecorari, Head of Project Finance Team, MCC SpA
  • Nicolas Rubio, Technical Director, CINTRA SpA
  • Nicolas Souche, Head of Structuring, Corporate & Structured Finance, Dexia Crediop SpA
  • Rodolfo Errore, Head of Projects - Italy, Simmons & Simmons 

Register now to learn about the latest developments in the Italian PPP/PFI pipeline, and to guarentee your place in the definitive debate raging between regulators and facilitators over the future framework of essential Italian infrastructure investment.

We are also proud to present a post-conference workshop to illustrate the practicalities of MOVING ITALY TOWARDS PFI, lead by two of the industry's key innovators: Franco Vigliano ( Partner- Ashurst) and Monica Foschi (Senior VP - Unicredit Infrastrutture).

Including:

  • In-depth analysis of the latest regulations and legal requirements
  • Practical tips to overcome the inertia and uncertainty found within the current italian bidding process
  • Pocket case studies of recently closed deals
  • An opportunity to quiz the experts within an informal environment

Conference programme

8:45 Registration & Coffee

9:15 Welcoming Address

Peter Jones

Peter Jones, EU Economic and Trade Counsellor, British Embassy Rome

9:20 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Alberto Carzaniga

Alberto Carzaniga, Head of PPP/PF Taskforce, Unita Tecnica Finanza di Progetto

9:30 PPP & THE ECONOMIC OUTLOOK FOR ITALY: CAN COMPETITION DRIVE ITALY FORWARD?

Paolo Signorini

Paolo Signorini, Head - Technical Secretatriat CIPE, Ministry of Economy and Finance

10:00 PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS AND THE EU CONTEXT

  • The current EU legal framework for PPP and concessions
  • The 2005 Interpretative Communication on PPP and concessions
  • Changing legislation to allow a more competitive bidding process
  • The future for Institutional PPP
  • Moving towards a common European framework
  • Michael  Burnett

    Michael Burnett, Director, European PPP Forum , European Institute of Public Administration

    10:40 Morning Coffee

    11:10 TEN-T CORRIDOR 1 – THE BRENNER BASISTUNNEL

    Marco  Serifio

    Marco Serifio, Partner, KPMG Advisory SpA

  • Project overview and analysis of phase 2
  • Difficulties of co-ordinating between multinational and institutional stakeholders
  • The "Quick Start" Initiative
  • Economic and environmental impact of the corridor
  • Progress going forward
  • 11:50 METROPOLITANA DI MILANO – LINE 5

    Valeria Travaglini

    Valeria Travaglini, Head of Project Finance, Astaldi

  • Highlights of the project
  • Differences between promoting a concession and general contracting
  • Successfully adapting the PFI framework to deliver a major public utility
  • Sharing best practises between Astaldi’s varied concession teams
  • Breaking international markets and importing expertise
  • The outlook for Astaldi SpA
  • 12:30 Networking Lunch

    14:00 CHANGES TO THE LEGAL FRAMEWORK

    Franco  Vigliano

    Franco Vigliano, Partner, Ashurst (Milan)

  • An overview of the Public Works Law
  • Is a new legislative framework required to encourage greater investment?
  • Incorporating the latest Communication from the EU
  • Updating the Legge Obiettivo
  • Aspirations and expectations for the future
  • 14:40 FINANCING LARGESCALE CAPITAL PROJECTS DESIGNED FOR COMMUNITY USE

    Gianfranco  Sansone

    Gianfranco Sansone, Associate Director, MCC

  • The anomalies within the Italian project finance market
  • Dealing with the impending drought of public funds
  • New financial instruments reviewed
  • Guaranteeing a steady revenue and income stream
  • An overview of current deals within the marketplace
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 IMPROVING INVESTMENT PROSPECTS IN INFRASTRUCTURES AND ENERGY PROJECTS IN ITALY

    Luigi Marsullo

    Luigi Marsullo, President, Finpublic

  • Major institutional problems
  • The roles of the buildings companies, of the banks, of the consultants, of the Government and its Authorities
  • Lesson to be learnt from the national market
  • Analysis to ensure profitability in investment projects
  • More co-operation Private-Public in PPP
  • 16:30 LACK OF STATE FUNDING - AN OBSTACLE OR AN OPPORTUNITY FOR PPP/ PFI?

    Alberto Germani

    Alberto Germani, Member of PPP/PF Taskforce, Unita Tecnica Finanza di Progetto

    Massimo Pecorari

    Massimo Pecorari, Director, Head of Project Finance, MCC S.p.A

    Paolo Cetroni

    Paolo Cetroni, Director, Concessions and Project Financing, Astaldi

    Guy Chetrit

    Guy Chetrit, Head of Project Finance, European Investment Bank

    Giuseppe  Zamberletti

    Giuseppe Zamberletti, President, IGI - Istituto Grandi Infrastrutture

    Franco  Vigliano

    Franco Vigliano, Partner, Ashurst (Milan)

    Gianfranco  Sansone

    Gianfranco Sansone, Associate Director, MCC

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

    8:45 Registration & Coffee

    9:15 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Sergio Sambri

    Sergio Sambri, IPFA Italy, Chairman, Paul Hastings, Janofsky & Walker( Europe) LLP

    9:25 THE SUCCESS OF PPP IN LOMBARDY – THE STORY SO FAR

    Sara Santambrogio

    Sara Santambrogio, Manager, PF-PPP Projects Office, Finlombarda SpA

  • PPP & PF market trends in Lombardy region
  • Key features in PPP & PF application in Lombardy region
  • Projects in pipeline
  • The PPP & PF Regional Observatory
  • 10:05 CHANGES TO LOMBARDIA PPP LEGISLATURE : PRESENTATION TO BE HELD IN ITALIAN

    Mario  Rossetti

    Mario Rossetti, Direzione Generale, Infrastrutture e Mobilità, Regione Lombardia

  • The making of a strategic plan
  • PF and PPP
  • The evolution of regional rule in governing a sustainable transport system
  • Regional highways as PPP applications
  • 10:45 Morning Coffee

    11:15 COMPARED ANALYSIS OF CONCESSION PROCUREMENT PROCESSES IN EUROPE AND AMERICA

  • Challenges and opportunities
  • Nicolas Rubio

    Nicolas Rubio, Technical & Business Development Director, CINTRA, Concesiones de Infraestructuras de Transporte, S.A

    Antonio Alvarez

    Antonio Alvarez, Head of Business Development , CINTRA

    11:55 UPDATE ON PPP IN HEALTHCARE : PRESENTATION TO BE HELD IN ITALIAN

    Cecilia Felicetti

    Cecilia Felicetti, Head of PPP Projects Office at the Public Finance Department, Finlombarda SpA

  • Developments of PPP/PF in the healthcare sector in Italy
  • Lessons to be learnt from other European experiences
  • Legal reforms and their effect on the Italian market
  • Risk allocation tools
  • Showcase: (An hospital project in Lombardy Region)
  • Lessons learnt
  • 12:30 Networking Lunch

    14:00 ATTRACTING FOREIGN INVESTMENT TO THE ITALIAN PPP/PFI MARKET

    Nicolas Souche

    Nicolas Souche, Head of Structuring, Corporate & Structured Finance, Dexia Crediop

  • An SWOT analysis of the medium-term marketplace
  • Dealing with Italian Legislation and selection process – a view from the banks
  • Sectors/ regions to watch
  • How to negotiate an appropriate risk profile for projects
  • Lesson to be assimilated from more mature markets
  • 14:40 MEETING THE INFRASTRUCTURE GAP – THE CONSTRUCTORS VIEWPOINT

    Stefano de Marinis

    Stefano de Marinis, Legal Counsel, Associazione Imprese Generali

  • Infrastructure investment over the last 10 years
  • Why Italy is such an attractive proposition for foreign investors
  • Highlighting the need for greater institutional knowledge of PPP/PFI processes
  • Encouraging innovative solutions and secured funding for the life of the project
  • Best practises to be assimilated from non-domestic markets
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:45 AN ANALYSIS OF ITALY’S ENERGY INVESTMENT – A SUITABLE FRAMEWORK FOR PPP?

  • Overview of Italy's energy needs and current market
  • Building for the future – how to ensure profitability
  • Focus on renewable energy sources
  • Projects in the pipeline
  • Lessons to be learnt from the international market
  • Rodolfo Errore

    Rodolfo Errore , Projects Partner, Simmons & Simmons

    Carlo Sinatra

    Carlo Sinatra, General Counsel, Falck Group

    16:45 OVERCOMING THE 'NIMBY' PHENOMENON: PRESENTATION TO BE HELD IN ITALIAN

    Emilia Blanchetti

    Emilia Blanchetti , Partner/Vice President, Allea/Aris (Agenzia Richerche Informazione Società)

  • Development vs sustainability
  • Internalising these assets and liabilities
  • Recent examples of mismanagement
  • Solutions for smoother infrastructure integration
  • Learning from the experiences of our European neighbours.
  • 17:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    Sergio Sambri

    Sergio Sambri, IPFA Italy, Chairman, Paul Hastings, Janofsky & Walker( Europe) LLP

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    Moving Italy from PPP to PFI

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    27th September 2006
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