Public Private Partnerships in the Netherlands offers an insight into the processes behind Public Private Partnerships This unique conference will explore a series of case studies on how PPP work, and will analyse the key elements associated with PPPs It will be an informative, stimulating and focused event

As a senior industry executive, you will be aware of the importance and potential of this field. We would therefore like to invite you to register for SAE Media Group’s PPP in the Netherlands conference. As you will see from the brochure, key speakers include representatives from the Dutch, Finnish and UK Government and from leading domestic and foreign investment and advisory organisations who have a large industry knowledge of Public Private Partnership schemes.

It is clear that the public sector will need to work more closely with the private sector in raising funds for major capital projects

Examples of private finance projects that may arise in the Netherlands

  • Road network development including maintenance, new build, motorways, by-passes and local roads
  • Mainline rail, rolling stock and railway station investment
  • Urban regeneration schemes and ‘brown-field’ developments - Waste water treatment plants
  • New tunnel and bridge developments
  • Hospitals in particular refurbishments, ‘hotel hospitals,’ hospital redevelopments bringing in everything from new CHP plants to hospital retail concessions
  • Local transport infrastructure
  • Regional airport development
  • Port terminal development

Public Private Partnerships in the Netherlands is organised and produced by SAE Media Group: we specialise in providing senior executives with timely, strategic and focused up to date information. SAE Media Group conferences are leading-edge business events offering delegates the opportunity to meet senior industry and government figures and seek their advice and opinions.

Conference programme

8:30 Registration and Coffee

9:00 Opening Remarks from the Chair

Pitt Treumann

Pitt Treumann, Chairman, Steering Group for Privatisation of Infrastructure

9:10 Structuring, planning and implementing a Public Private Partnership Project in The Netherlands

Astrid Van Maataran

Astrid Van Maataran, Senior Adviser Strategy Policy PPP Directorate, Department of Finance (Netherlands)

  • Defining the scope in the Netherlands for public/private sector financed projects
  • Defining a projects structure - What should the project achieve and within what time frame?
  • Understanding the project planning procedures and pre-bid procedures
  • Implementing the project into the private sector
  • Understanding and assessing a procurement process
  • Developing further ideas through the private sector

    Rob Halliday

    Rob Halliday, Director of Infrastructure, Greenwich Natwest

  • Conducting market research and quantifying the potential demand for high speed rail services
  • Looking at taking into consideration both land use and optional demographics
  • Forecasting how many new as well as existing customers the service would attract
  • Obtaining a viable financial structure to develop the project further
  • Examining all possible revenue streams and sharing the risks and rewards
  • Developing a series of cost effective marketing initiatives to maximise income
  • 10:20 PARTNERING - (European wide experience)

    Tom Barrett

    Tom Barrett, Director, European Investment Bank

  • Private finance and its investors - Looking at the expertise needed to produce a private finance project
  • Establishing a consortium bid group
  • Balancing the consortium - Gaining the correct levels of technical and financial expertise
  • Building joint ventures between the public and private sector - Responding to both public and private sector ideas
  • Understanding and assessing the role advisors play when putting together a private finance project
  • Building a structured and lasting working relationship with the public and private sector
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee


    Rees Griffiths

    Rees Griffiths, Partner, International Capital Partnerships

  • The benefits of merging with the private sector - Widening the criteria of the public service
  • Looking at the requirements of a private finance proposal
  • Cost assessment and its effectiveness
  • Looking at the contract requirements for a private finance project
  • Increasing the competition and minimising costs
  • Developing an effective long term strategy for financing projects

    Martin Blokland

    Martin Blokland, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • Assessing the best areas for PPP in the Netherlands
  • Establishing a business need
  • Identifying and assessing ways of achieving the business need
  • Deciding the most suitable methods
  • Developing the team
  • Evaluating and developing the project
  • 12:40 Lunch

    13:40 Successfully introducing private sector finance

    Jacco Brouwer

    Jacco Brouwer, Vice President Power and Infrastructure, ABN AMRO

  • Structuring the deal - assessing the different financial considerations
  • Successfully securing the co-operation of third parties
  • Choosing funding partners
  • Setting the terms for the business case and the joint venture procedures
  • The importance of strong programme direction - having a through understanding of the project’s aim
  • Capitalising on innovative forms of funding

    Coen Van Haeringen

    Coen Van Haeringen, Director of Strategic Planning, Ballast Nedam

  • Understanding the role of the contractor when bidding for a contractor
  • Developing the constructors contract - What are the core requirements?
  • Providing what the public wants - What makes a project worth bidding for?
  • Putting together a consortium to bid for larger projects - Looking at working with financiers
  • Delivering operational results - on time and within the prescribed costing - Keeping costs low
  • The future position of the contractor in public infrastructure schemes, as a design, build and operate partner
  • 15:00 Prison projects in the UK - the lessons learnt and the future project

    David Kent

    David Kent, Head of Contracts and Competition Group, HM Prison Service

  • Why the UK involved the private sector in managing prisons
  • Developing prison projects using private money - the advantages and disadvantages
  • What the public sector looking for?
  • What are the private sector looking for
  • The lessons learnt from the first contacts
  • Summary of current and future projects
  • 15:40 Afternoon Tea

    16:00 Analysing and understanding the importance of a risk assessment and risk division in Public Private Partnership Projects

    Robert Lewin

    Robert Lewin, Director, European Capital

  • Risk identification - Understanding the amount of risk you take on when putting together a project
  • Understanding the risk profile of a PPP project
  • Determining risk transfer within a private finance project
  • Assessing the different types of risk - Demand risk, residual risk, operating risk, construction risk
  • Pricing risk transfer into the final project costs
  • 16:30 The role of insurance in PPP transactions - transferring the risk

    Lindsay Stevenson

    Lindsay Stevenson, Managing Director, Aon Group

  • Allocating the risk and treatment of particular areas
  • How can these be mitigated?
  • The risk management implications - What role will insurance play?
  • Typical insurance for a PFI project - What kind of insurance?
  • Financing implications
  • Developing insurance initiatives within PPP for the Dutch market
  • 17:30 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Coffee and re-registration

    8:30 Pre-Conference Day Briefing

    Len Bunton

    Len Bunton, Director, PFI Consultancy, Bucknell Austin

    9:00 Opening Remarks from the Chair

    Frank Afful

    Frank Afful, Editor, PFI Intelligence Bulletin

    9:10 Infrastructure projects enhancing the current transport system through PPP

    Nigel Hailey

    Nigel Hailey, Associate, Ove Arup and Partners

  • Developing design, build, finance and operate projects within the transport sector
  • Looking at the need for new roads in the Netherlands
  • Developing the roads network through public private partnerships
  • Understanding the planning land and environmental issues considerations
  • Assessing the need for private sector funding in transport
  • Lessons learnt from previous roads projects and developments

    Tiina Tanninen Ahonen, Construction Engineer, Confederation of Finnish Construction Industries

    Tiina Tanninen Ahonen, Construction Engineer, Confederation of Finnish Construction Industries, , Pertti Valtonen, Counsellor, Ministry of Trade and Industry (Finland)

  • The Finnish approach to PFI
  • The benefits of developing new methods of procurement
  • The benefits to the Finnish Construction industry of using PFI
  • The classification of PFI in Finland
  • PFI in all public sectors - Schools, hospitals
  • The future for PFI in Finland

    Richard Millward

    Richard Millward, Director of Global Project Finance and Head of PFI, Dresdner Kleinwort Benson

  • Why use private finance to develop a hospital project?
  • Developing a project using private funding - The pain and the pleasure
  • Going through the process - Satisfying the criteria to go ahead with the project using Private Finance
  • The contract - Design build, finance and maintain a hospital
  • The benefits of developing a hospital using private funding
  • The structure and funding behind the operator and revenue streams
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee


    Bill Bullivant

    Bill Bullivant, Consultant, Dibb Lupton and Alsop

  • The role of negotiation in successful PPP’s
  • Current legal constraints on negotiation
  • Other problems in complying with EU procurement legislation
  • Procurement procedures developed for UK PPP’s
  • The proposed new award negotiation

    Alan Seywright

    Alan Seywright, Deputy Head of PFI, The Scottish Office

  • Developing a method of using private finance to fund the UK roads infrastructure
  • Developing the tendering process - putting together an effective structure
  • Choosing the preferred bidders and developing the contract further
  • Building a relationship with the private sector and developing a strong partnership
  • Starting work - Putting the project into practice and developing the road network
  • Continuing to work together over a long term period - Developing an effective project management team?
  • 12:40 Lunch

    14:00 GUIDELINES

    Keith Greig

    Keith Greig, Senior Consultant, Deloitte and Touche

  • Who is the entrepreneur?
  • Who takes the risk?
  • Where is the added value?
  • Where are the guidelines?
  • Who controls the cash flow?
  • Who scores and evaluates the project?
  • 14:40 BANKERS

    Andrew Hartley

    Andrew Hartley, Director Project Finance, Rabobank

  • Funding options for PPP
  • Understanding the principals of project financing for PPP Projects
  • Financial structures, risk allocation and security issues
  • Typical debt terms used in UK PFI projects
  • Equity considerations
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 Developing Public Private Partnerships to develop a Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport UK comparative analysis - Luton Airport

    Alan Aisbett

    Alan Aisbett, Partner PFI, Pinsent Curtis & Biddle

  • Using Public Private Partnerships - to develop airports
  • Developing alternative financing routes other than government funding
  • Looking at the advantages to the public sector of gaining investment from the private sector
  • Assessing how the project will be managed by both the public and private sector
  • Will the project work in as a joint venture or will it be developed as private enterprise with the government taking ultimate control

    John Mason

    John Mason, Estates Director, Department of Social Security

  • The need to bundle property projects
  • Gaining better value through bundling property as a whole opposed to developed separate parts
  • Assessing how costs can be reduced in bidding for larger bundled property projects
  • The practical issue of bundling large property projects - Deciding financial rewards
  • Deciding what property to include in a bundled scheme and what to remove
  • Management matters - what facilities contracts become part of the bundled property scheme?
  • 17:00 Closing Remarks from the Chair and Close of Conference


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