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If you want to learn and exchange new ideas on transport finance, then look no further. SMi Conferences brings you a two-day event, taking place on 6th & 7th March in Madrid.

Attend to discover the latest key developments and assess your potential role in this region.

We aim to provide you with an event that evaluates every aspect, in particular:

The government perspective

· Iberian transport policy

· Increasing transport infrastructure investment

· Managing transport risk in Iberian transportation projects

· Case studies of projects including Madrid-Barcelona Ave and Metro Sul Tejo Project

This is also your opportunity to hear from leading industry experts including:

Carlos Fernandes, Senior Advisor, Ministry of Public Works-Portugal

Daniel Amaral, Assistant Director, Caixa- Banco de Investimento

Chris Wrenn, Director, European Municipal and Project Finance Group, Financial Services Authority

Christopher Knowles, Head of Division, European Investment Bank

Christian Kummert, Senior Manager, Depfa Bank

Join the growing number of organisations investing in the Iberian transport finance

Conference programme

8:30 Registration and Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Ronnie Price

Ronnie Price, Director-General, Portuguese Chamber

9:10 OVERVIEW OF IBERIAN TRANSPORT

Pedro Neto

Pedro Neto, Head of Project Finance Division, Espírito Santo Investiment

  • Planning and development bill
  • Transport infrastructure financing
  • Programmes and policies
  • Recent issues and experiences within Spain and Portugal with PPP
  • Project structure and financing
  • Inputs from public sector
  • 9:40 PORTUGUESE ROAD PROGRAMME

    Daniel Amaral

    Daniel Amaral, Managing Drector, Project Finance, Caixa- Banco de Investimento

  • Current status of the programme
  • Main difficulties
  • Risk allocation – benchmarks for other jurisdictions
  • Sources of funding
  • Banks and syndication
  • The future, what can we expect?
  • 10:20 INCREASING TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT

    Chris Wrenn

    Chris Wrenn, Director, European Municipal and Project Finance Group, FSA - Financial Services Authority

  • The use of innovation in financing arrangements
  • Where is capital sourced?
  • Private sector financing
  • The cohesion fund
  • European regional development fund
  • The EU perspective on grants and funds
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 EIB’S FINANCING OF IBERIAN TRANSPORT

    Christopher Knowles

    Christopher Knowles, Head of Division – Infrastructure, Transport and PPPs in Spain, European Investment Bank

  • EIB’s role to date
  • Current objectives
  • Issues arising
  • Advantages and constraints
  • 12:00 MANAGING TRAFFIC RISKS IN IBERIAN TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS

    Christian Kummert

    Christian Kummert, Senior Manager, DePfa Group

  • Transportation market
  • Traffic risks in PPP projects
  • Traffic forecasts
  • Payment schemes
  • Lending terms and conditions
  • Outlook
  • 12:40 Lunch

    14:00 THE GOVERNMENT PERSPECTIVE

    Carlos Fernandes

    Carlos Fernandes, Senior Advisor, Ministry of Public Works- Portugal

  • The portuguese motorway road programme
  • The project and what it entails
  • Financing and funding the project
  • An evaluation of the five first schemes awarded
  • Future intiative of PPP under preparation
  • 14:40 PRIVATISATION AND PPP IN THE SPANISH RAIL SECTOR

    Fernando Igartua

    Fernando Igartua, Partner/Director of Financial Services Department, Gomez- Acebo & Pombo

  • Limited form of privatisation in the rail sector
  • Limited form of PPP
  • Services contracted to date
  • Opportunities in the future
  • The role of the private sector
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 THE CONSTRUCTION PERSPECTIVE

    Paulo Moura

    Paulo Moura, Project Manager, Somague Concessões e Serviços

  • The budgeting process in DBFO projects
  • The balance between shareholders long and short term return perspective
  • Managing the interface and the risk allocation between and during the project development and the construction/operation phases
  • The partnership perspective - GMP (Guaranteed Maximum Price)
  • Case Study - Lisbon light rail
  • 16:20 THE DUTCH FOCUS ON VALUE FOR MONEY

    Marcel van denBroek

    Marcel van denBroek, Managing Partner, ECORYS Finance

  • The need for increased private involvement in infrastructure
  • The institutional framework to support private involvement
  • The applied methodologies to identify and assess value for money
  • A few case examples; HSL South, A59 and the A4 Expressway
  • 17:00 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    9:00 Re-registration and Coffee

    9:30 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Henry Gibbon

    Henry Gibbon, Editor-in-chief, Mergers & Acquisitions and Privatisations, Acquisitions Monthly

    9:40 EU FUNDING IN PORTUGAL

    Ronnie Price

    Ronnie Price, Director-General, Portuguese Chamber

  • Introduction to EU funding
  • What projects will be funded
  • Supporting infrastructure in Portugal
  • Outline programme 2002 - 2006
  • 10:20 CASE STUDY

    Jim Deane

    Jim Deane, Deputy Head of Policy, Central PPP Unit, Department of Finance – Ireland

  • An overview of the PPP process in Ireland
  • An overview of transport finance projects within Ireland
  • Example of projects
  • Developments within rail infrastructure
  • Issues/obstacles identified
  • Future and development of projects
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 CONSOLIDATION IN THE SECTOR

    Henry Gibbon

    Henry Gibbon, Editor-in-chief, Mergers & Acquisitions and Privatisations, Acquisition Monthly

  • Collaboration and joint ventures
  • Financing of the project
  • The key characteristics-its benefits
  • Development and progress
  • A consolidation case study
  • The future of consolidation
  • 12:00 METRO SUL DO TEJO PROJECT

    Fernando NUNES-da-SILVA

    Fernando NUNES-da-SILVA, Professor, CESUR - IST

  • The MST : A missing link in a transport system
  • Objectives and parameters
  • Perspectives of development
  • The public – private cooperation
  • The institucional framework
  • Recent evolution

    Future factors of consideration

  • 12:40 Lunch

    14:00 APPLYING OF PPP IN TRANSPORT FINANCE

    Stephen Raggett

    Stephen Raggett, Director, ICP

  • Background to projects in the Netherlands
  • How to manage quality, efficiency and time
  • Dealing with fallbacks and problems
  • Lessons learned to date
  • Future developments
  • 14:40 LATEST PROJECTS

    Jorge Santiago Neves

    Jorge Santiago Neves, Partner, Barrocas & Alves Pereira

  • Outline of new projects
  • Construction and public procurement
  • How is it run?
  • Finance and development
  • Developing expansion projects
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 A COMPARITIVE CASE STUDY

    Vitor Domingues dos Santos

    Vitor Domingues dos Santos, Director Portugal, Cintra

  • The economic environment
  • Existing projects
  • Current issues and considerations
  • Private and public finance
  • Infrastructure maintenance
  • Areas of difficulties
  • 16:20 STRUCTURING BOND FINANCINGS FOR PORTUGUESE PROJECTS

    Shibeer Ahmed

    Shibeer Ahmed, Partner, Lovells

  • Portuguese legal and regulatory framework
  • Using off-shore structures
  • Credit enhancement
  • Case study
  • 17:00 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

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    Castellana Inter-Continental Madrid
    8th March 2002
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    Castellana Inter-Continental Madrid

    Paseo de la Castellana 49
    Madrid 28046
    Spain

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