Event Start:
06/12/18 13:30
Event End:
06/12/18 17:30
Location:
Castle Oud-Poelgeest, Poelgeesterweg 1, 2341 NM Oegstgeest, the Netherlands
Event Summary:

IPFA Europe: Oegstgeest FLN: Public and Private Parties Collaborating for Public Goals

Infrastructure, Energy Transition and Circular Economy


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Please note that this event has a limited capacity.

Parking space is available on site. The event & drinks will take place in the castle itself.

The Dutch central and local governments have a considerable task ahead in respect of infrastructure projects, energy transition and circular economy. With an apparent shift of focus away from classic PPP contracts, the question arises how public and private parties will work together to meet such public goals. During this event we will discuss this topic from different angles, whereby we focus on how we can implement lessons learned from the past on new projects, how private financing can continue to play an important role in making governmental projects possible, and what future developments can be expected from a contractual point of view when it comes to collaboration between public and private parties. Even more importantly: we want to learn your refreshing and thought-provoking ideas on what the future should bring, which you can voice during different break-out sessions. Once the dust has settled, you will have the opportunity to network with your peers in the project finance industry while enjoying a guided tour through the castle.

IPFA's FLN sessions are specifically aimed at junior/mid-tier members of IPFA, providing an opportunity to network and keep up to date with the latest market developments in the project finance sector.

 

13.30 Registration

14.00 Welcome and Introduction

Andrea Chao, Managing Associate, Simmons & Simmons LLP & Jan-Willem Besselink, Director, Castle Oud Poelgeest

 

14.15 Notes on Public Private Partnerships from an Academic and Practical Point of View /Lessons Learned from a High Level Case Study on DBFMO Wastewater Treatment Plant Harnaschpolder

Leon Hombergen, Waterboard Delfland (Hoogheemraadschap van Delfland) / TU Delft

 

14.45 Private Finance in Infrastructure Projects: Outlook Towards the Future and Unlocking Private Finance for Public Goals and Ambitions

Errol Scholten and Friso Verveld, EY

 

15.15 Future Developments on Contractual Relationships Between Public and Private Parties: Innovative Forms of Collaboration Explored

Andrea Chao, Managing Associate, Simmons & Simmons LLP

 

15.45 Coffee Break

 

16.00 Break out Session 1

 

Topic A: Privately Financing the Circular Economy

- How to re-instigate a true circular economy in the Netherlands where precious resources are still defined as waste and are subsidized to provide energy.

- What role should the public sector play in transitioning from one business case to the next, where the true circular economy does not always provide for the best financial return

- Subsidies and support mechanisms are great for proven concepts and technology, but who will support circular economy initiatives through the “valley of death”

Chaired by Errol Scholten, Partner, EY

 

Topic B: Realising the Solar Promise

The Netherlands have seen a vast amount of subsidy being allocated to solar, which is now the dominant form of renewable energy in terms of subsidy allocated. However, only a fraction of the projects has been realised so far. What are the main causes of slow realisation? How can these barriers be overcome? And how can authorities facilitate quicker realisation?

Chaired by Friso Verveld, Senior Manager, EY

 

Topic C: Innovative Collaboration Between Market Parties and Governmental Organisations to Increase the Sustainability of Governmental Buildings

Central and local governmental organisations are looking for ways to increase the sustainability of their buildings & phase gas out as a source of heating. Adding to the complexity of this task is that Dutch sustainability goals and legal obligations require this transition to be done sooner rather than later. As a result, authorities are exploring different forms of collaboration with market parties. We will discuss several specific contracts that are currently being considered specifically for sustainability projects, including energy services contracts, tailored DBFMO, alliancing and early contractor involvement (bouwteam). Are such contracts well placed to face these challenges? Where is improvement possible? What is the role of private financing?

Chaired by Andrea Chao, Managing Associate, Simmons & Simmons LLP

 

Topic D: Achieving the Dutch Sustainability Goals: The Impact of Urgenda - Next Steps & Risks

The Dutch central government is ambitious: by 2050 energy supply should be almost entirely renewable, and greenhouse gas emissions should be reduced to 80-95% of the emissions per 1990. Currently it is widely considered that the Dutch government is not (yet) on track to achieve those goals, which is underlined by the recent Urgenda verdict.

Will the Urgenda verdict get the government back on track? What type of projects can be considered to achieve these goals (and should nuclear energy play a role)? What are the most important risks that need to be mitigated to get these projects completed?

Chaired by Andrada Tiru, Supervising Associate, Simmons & Simmons LLP

 

Topic E: How to Facilitate Collaboration in a Dynamic Environment?

Project teams change, companies may change policies or may be taken over, the financial world changes, and also clients may be challenged for new targets. New targets like sustainability. Or making use of new opportunities?  The success of mega-projects depends on their flexibility to adapt.

How to facilitate this in a PPP-environment, with a limited scope in tasks and duration? How to assure a real value for money in the full life-cycle, also in retro-perspective?

Chaired by Leon Hombergen, Waterboard Delfland (Hoogheemraadschap van Delfland) / TU Delft

 

16.30 Break out Session 2

 

Topic A: Privately Financing the Circular Economy

Chaired by Errol Scholten, Partner, EY

 

Topic B: Realising the Solar Promise

Chaired by Friso Verveld, Senior Manager, EY

 

Topic C: Innovative Collaboration Between Market Parties and Governmental Organisations to Increase the Sustainability of Governmental Buildings

Chaired by Andrea Chao, Managing Associate, Simmons & Simmons LLP

 

Topic D: Achieving the Dutch Sustainability Goals: The Impact of Urgenda - Next Steps & Risks

Chaired by Andrada Tiru, Supervising Associate, Simmons & Simmons LLP

 

Topic E: How to Facilitate Collaboration in a Dynamic Environment?

Chaired by Leon Hombergen, Waterboard Delfland (Hoogheemraadschap van Delfland) / TU Delft

 

17.00 Recap from Each Break out Discussion

 

17.15 Closing Remarks

Andrea Chao, Managing Associate, Simmons & Simmons LLP

 
17.20 IPFA Update

Errol Scholten, Council Member, IPFA Netherlands Council

 
17.30 Guided tour through Castle Oud Poelgeest & Networking Drinks Reception kindly hosted by Simmons & Simmons LLP

 

 

 

 

 

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Organisation:
Simmons & Simmons

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