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In recent years, Public Private Partnerships have become increasingly commonplace with models varying across member states  according to national legal frameworks and sectors of application. This annual conference will demonstrate how PPP produces value for money, while aiding the need to absorb budgetary funding in the new EU member states and the EU accession countries, where the first PPP transactions are imminent.  

Speakers confirmed so far include:

  • Emanuel Maravic, Director, Vienna Office, European Investment Bank
  • Peter Barek, Director General of the Transport Infrastructure Division, Ministry of Transport, Posts and Telecommunications, Slovakia
  • Bohdan Hejduk, Director General, Ministry of Finance, Czech Republic
  • Miklos Muranyi, Director, National Motorway Co.
  • Jiri Petrak, Managing Director, Mott MacDonald
  • Jakub Slavik, Technical Director, Atkins
  • Marek Krawczyk, Director, Sener
  • Gunther Thaler, Project Manager, ASFINAG
  • Jan Snajdr, Executive Director, PPP Association
  • Mustafa Tiftikçioglu, Vice President, Project Finance, GarantiBank
  • Dobrina Krasteva, Head of Strategic Investments, Ministry of Finance, Bulgaria
  • Cesar Queiroz, Roads and Transport Infrastructure Consultant, World Bank

This conference will provide you with the latest on:
  • The newly established task forces in the region
  • The applicable legal framework in each country
  • An assessment of the level of economic and social demands expected from PPPs in the region
  • The expected project pipeline 
  • The latest on competitive development loans and accession grants 

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairperson's Opening Remarks

9:10 KEYNOTE ADDRESS - DEVELOPING AND FINANCING THE TRANS EUROPEAN TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE NETWORK

Michael Schwarz

Michael Schwarz Project Director, TINA Vienna - Transport Strategies GesmbH

  • Financing the TEN-T: the national and European budgets, the need and the opportunities for private finance in PPPs
  • The existing and new PPP instruments of the TEN budget (2007-2013): design and expected impact 
  • 9:40 THE SUCCESS OF EU ACCESSION

    Emanuel Maravic

    Emanuel Maravic Director, Vienna Office, European Investment Bank

  • Public sector needs and private sector opportunities
  • What opportunities and challenges lie in Trans-European Networks (TENs)?
  • Absorption of EU funds and the newly created "JASPERS" programme
  • The new Eastern neighbours of the European Union
  • The road ahead
  • 10:20 DEVELOPMENT OF THE MOTORWAY AND EXPRESS WAY INFRASTRUCTURE NETWORK AND IT'S FINANCING

    Peter Barek

    Peter Barek Director General of the Transport Infrastructure Division, Ministry of Transport, Posts & Telecommunications

  • PPP study and project identification
  • Development of  the organisational and legal framework
  • EU funds financing and PPP
  • Why is implementation of the PPP in Slovakia so difficult?
  • Conclusions
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 STATE POLICY TOWARDS PPP IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC

    Bohdan Hejduk

    Bohdan Hejduk Director General, State Budget, Ministry of Finance & Member of Supervisory Board, Czech PPP Center, Ministry of Finance, Czech Republic

  • Priorities of Governmental policy
  • The new Concessions and the new Public Procurement Act and their impact on the PPP programme
  • Overview of the pilot projects in the Czech Republic
  • The role of public institutions in the area of PPP
  • 12:00 ROAD FINANCING IN PPP

    Miklos Muranyi

    Miklos Muranyi Director, National Motorway Company

  • Conditions for successfull PPPs in the CEE countries
  • Case studies of completed motorway projects
  • Future trends in PPPs in Hungary
  • 12:40 Networking Lunch

    14:00 PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS IN HIGHWAYS IN TRANSITION ECONOMIES

    Cesar Queiroz

    Cesar Queiroz Road and Transport Infrastructure Consultant, World Bank

  • Infrastructure and economic development
  • Public private partnership as a source of road financing
  • PPP: what, why and why not more?
  • Public Sector Comparator
  • Concession Laws
  • Alternative PPP approaches
  • Some policy implications
  • 14:40 PRIVATISING THE BRITISH RAIL NETWORK

    Richard Lucas

    Richard Lucas Partner, Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP

  • The reasons behind the privatisation and the rationale behind the project sturcure
  • The pros and cons of the privatisation and its effect on the national rail network
  • Lessons learnt and what can the CEE region utilise from this experience?
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 THE CZECH PUBLIC PROCUREMENT ACT – A PRIVATE SECTOR VIEW

    Jiri Petrak

    Jiri Petrak Managing Director, Mott MacDonald Czech Republic

    16:20 TEETHING PROBLEMS OF CZECH PPP PROJECTS

    Jakub Slavik

    Jakub Slavik Technical Director, Pro-Serv

  • History - first steps towards Czech PPPs
  • Understanding and misunderstanding the PPP concept
  • Experience from PPP pilot projects in preparation
  • Experience from open ended projects
  • Lessons for further PPP development and promotion
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Jan  Snajdr

    Jan Snajdr Executive Director , PPP Association

    9:10 LOVE IT OR HATE IT - PPP IN POLAND

    Marek Krawczyk

    Marek Krawczyk Director, Sener

  • PPP law – a catalyst for PPP projects
  • Structures dealing with PPP
  • PPP in infrastructure sectors
  • EU funds for 2007- 2013 - a chance or limitations for PPP
  • Transport infrastructure projects in 2007-2013
  • 9:40 RISK MANAGEMENT IN ROADS PPPS

    Gunther Thaler

    Gunther Thaler Assistant Project Manager, PPP Team, ASFINAG

  • Identification and assessment of relevant project risks
  • Treatment of risk structures during the whole PPP tender procedure
  • Legal, commercial and technical impact of efficient risk management
  • Lessons learned and future outlook
  • 10:20 A CASE FOR PRIVATE SECTOR INVOLVEMENT IN PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE

    11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 BANKABILITY

    Peter Blackman

    Peter Blackman Assistant General Manager, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe (SMBC)

    12:00 TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS IN TURKEY

    Mustafa  Tiftikçioglu

    Mustafa Tiftikçioglu Vice President, Project Finance, GarantiBank

  • Development of the PPP framework in Turkey
  • Successful examples of transport PPPs
  • Regulatory issues
  • Bankability concerns
  • Transport PPP projects in the pipeline
  • Prospective areas for new PPP projects
  • 12:40 Networking Lunch

    14:00 BULGARIA

    Dobrina  Krasteva

    Dobrina Krasteva Head of Strategic Investments Dpt, Ministry of Finance, Bulgaria

    ·               Obstacles to overcome in the Bulgarian legal and financial system

    ·               Plans for developing national and municipal infrastructure

    ·               Why are foreign investors holding back?

    14:40 PPP CONCESSION PROJECTS IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC

    Jan Trojak

    Jan Trojak Director, Project Finance, CSOB

  • Czech environment
  • The projects
  • Present status
  • Future development
  • 15:20 DEFINING THE POTENTIAL IN CEE

    Jan  Snajdr

    Jan Snajdr Executive Director , PPP Association

    William McWilliams

    William McWilliams Partner, Grant Thornton (Edinburgh)

    16:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Conference followed by Afternoon Tea

    Jan  Snajdr

    Jan Snajdr Executive Director , PPP Association

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