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Tuesday 15 November 2016

Day One | Day Two

9:00 Opening remarks from the Chair

Jeremy Brasington, Executive Consultant, JB Consultancy


9:10 Achieving VFM over the whole of life of the WA Schools project pursuant to education outcomes

How does one predict the future?

  • Removing the Silos - the importance of building a one-team culture within the consortium, a best
    for project attitude
  • Future proofing the asset through adaptive design and efficient refurbishment - How the building
    design needs to enable efficient adaption

 Roger Zammit, Chief Executive, BADGE (representing Badge/Perkins JV)

9:50 Quantifying and delivering value add in the PPP design phase

  • The impact of a whole of life design approach in PPPs on innovation, cost and infrastructure
  • Achieving efficiency and value for money from the alignment of design with operational objectives
  • Insights from international PPP success stories using this approach

Geoff Hardy, Industry Director - Strategic Planning & Advisory, AECOM

10:30 Morning tea

10:50 The Importance of excellent PPP mobilisation, and challenges to delivering this

  • A well mobilised PPP is well set to become a successful PPP
  • Working with the building contractor and all related parties to ensure serviceability of the end product
  • Criticality of capturing and assessing all modifications and variations during the design and construct phase
  • Development of all service delivery plans, maintenance plans and asset management plans
  • Lessons learned from Spotless’ 9 PPP’s currently in operation and 7 PPP’s currently being mobilised

Stephen McIntyre, Group General Manager Health & PPPs, Spotless

11:30 Managing and mitigating risk during the delivery phase of a PPP

  • Planning approvals
  • Design Review process
  • Completion and commissioning
  • Partnership approach

Tom Roche, EGM Development & Investments, John Holland Group

12:10 Identifying, managing and mitigating risk during the operational phase of a PPP

  • Developing a transparent performance management framework
  • The use of data and analytics to measure and report on performance
  • Maintaining effective stakeholder relations
  • Managing the people risk in the PPP operational phase

Craig O’Neill, Director of PPP and Major Projects, Honeywell

12:50 Lunch

2:00 Discussion on PPP bidding and major developments in tendering

  • Early engagement - how and when consortia form, and role of government information in this process
  • Project scope and definition - importance and options
  • Interactive tendering process and bidder engagement
  • Role of the PSC and broader consideration
  • Scope ladders and their role
  • What are the associated bid costs involved?
  • The element of sovereign risk
  • Costs associated with smaller PPP projects
  • Is there a lack of uniformity in PPP documentation?
  • Strong and meaningful interactive tender processes

Roger Zammit, Chief Executive, Badge Perkins

Stephen McIntyre, Group General Manager Health & PPPs, Spotless

Mark Lynch, Chief Development Officer, Pacific Partnerships

Jeremy Brasington, Executive Consultant, JB Consultancy

2:50 Afternnon tea

3:10 Unlocking the greatest value in Government procurement

  • Issues to drive mega project productivity
  • Probity and Governance v Innovation - mutually exclusive or able to coexist?
  • The launch of the UTS-Helmsman Centre for Mega Projects and how this will help unlock the greatest value in Government Procurement

Enrique Ugarte, Director, UTS-Helmsman Centre for Mega Projects

3:50 Discussion on major developments in PPP project procurement

  • Comparing PPPs to tradition procurement in terms of cost, time, value for money
  • Optimism bias in cost and time
  • Has a high level of cost certainty actually been achieved by PPPs?
  • Are projects, and more importantly, services being delivered as expected using the PPP approach?

Phillip Cornwell, Senior Finance Counsel, Allens
Kitty Marmanidis, Director Strategic Advisor, Evaluation and Negotiation + Public Private Partnerships, Department of Defence
Enrique Ugarte, Director, UTS-Helmsman Centre for Mega Projects
The Hon Ted Baillieu, Former Premier, Victoria

4:40 Closing remarks from the Chair

5:00 Networking drinks


Wednesday 16 November 2016

Day One | Day Two

8:50 Opening remarks from the Chair


9:00 TREASURY ADDRESS | Victoria Treasury Address

Victoria continues to see rapid development throughout the state. Melbourne alone is seeing two
enormous PPP projects in the form of the Melbourne Metro and Metro Tunnels respectively. Hear the
pipeline of Victoria’s government, from Treasurer Tim Pallas.

The Hon Tim Pallas MP, Treasurer, Victoria Government

9:30 Working with Partnerships Victoria: Ensuring the smooth delivery of over $20bn worth of PPP Projects

  • Developments in risk management and the use of availability payments
  • Progress report on the 23 contracted projects
  • Update on the Melbourne Metro Rail, high Capacity Trains, and the Metro Tunnel
  • The pipeline for 2017 and beyond

Kate O'Sullivan, Assistant Director, Partnerships Victoria

10:00 Morning tea


10:30 5Ps of PPPs in the Premier State

  • Progress - an update of the current PPP projects in delivery phase in NSW
  • Performance - Monitoring, measuring and reporting of PPP projects in the operational phase
  • Pipeline - Future projects under consideration
  • Probity - Ensuring transparency and effective governance of PPP projects
  • Policy - Strengthening the framework to enable the successful delivery of smart cities for the smart state

Kim Curtain, Head of Infrastructure and Structure Finance, NSW Treasury


11:00 What’s the plan in Queensland?

  • What are the Infrastructure priorities in Queensland?
  • What role does Building Queensland play in identifying them?

David Quinn, CEO, Building Queensland


11:30 Canberra light rail - undertaking a PPP in a small jurisdiction

Duncan Edghill, Deputy Director-General, Transport Canberra, ACT

12:00 Lunch


1:00 PPP Availability Payment Contracts - a silver bullet for mitigating risk

  • How the availability approach can provide more project certainty
  • Quantifying the cost-benefit gains in the project lifecycle
  • The projects that should be delivered via availability payments and which should use a traditional approach?
  • The correlation between credit ratings on PPP projects and the success of availability contracts

Nick Entsch, Infrastructure Investment & Financial Advisor, Macquarie Group


1:30 INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE | Discussion on PPP finance models and management

  • What are the key regulatory issues surrounding the financing of PPPs?
  • What can be done to increase the accessibility of long-term debt funding?
  • Do we require a more pragmatic approach to risk allocation?
  • With innovation receiving such widespread coverage and funding (education/start-ups/disruptive technology etc.), what can be done to encourage greater innovation in the private sector output design and service delivery in PPPs?

Jordan Schwartz, Director, Infrastructure and Urban Development Hub, World Bank, Singapore

2:00 PANEL | Discussion on major developments in PPP global investor appetite

Key topic;

  • What global appeal does Australia have to PPP investors?
  • What is the future of global public private partnerships?
  • Are governing bodies in Australia doing enough to bridge the funding gap or are they too reliant on private investment?

Mar Beltran, Senior Director, Global Infrastructure Hub

Mark de Medici, Principal, Global Infrastructure, QIC

Nik Kemp, Senior Manager Infrastructure, Australian Super

Nick Entsch, Infrastructure Investment & Financial Advisor, Macquarie Group

Elena Kirillova, Australian Trade and Investment Commission, Austrade

2:50 Afternoon tea


3:10 Assessing the current global pipeline for PPP projects

  • What sectors are showing the most growth internationally for PPP Projects
  • Where are the emerging markets and what governance structures are in place?
  • What is the risk appetite internationally for PPP projects
  • Reforms needed to transform infrastructure outcomes

Mar Beltran, Senior Director, Global Infrastructure Hub

3:40 Helping Australian companies take advantage of the global demand for PPP projects

  • Supporting Australian companies win international infrastructure contracts
  • Identifying areas of Australian competitive advantage
  • What types of PPP projects are we seeing globally?
  • Key global sectors for PPP projects
  • Emerging markets

Elena Kirillova, Australian Trade and Investment Commission, Austrade

4:10 Closing remarks from the Chair

4:20 End of conference

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