Summit Day One : Tuesday, 30 May 2017

08:30 AM - 09:00 AM Coffee & Registration

09:00 AM - 09:10 AM Conference Opening – Remarks from the Chairperson

09:10 AM - 09:50 AM Partnerships Victoria Leading the Future of PPPs

Jason Loos, Director, Partnerships Victoria, Department of Treasury and Finance
Partnerships Victoria are widely considered to be global leaders in PPP policy and framework development

With over 27 projects worth around $12.8 billion in capital investment, the pioneering institution ensures that all projects deliver value for money and are developed in response to strategic infrastructure priorities.

In line with its core function, Partnership Victoria is constantly engaging with the market and strives to listen to all sectors and industries involved in PPP project delivery

In this session, Jason Loos will:
  • Outline the next steps aimed to incentivise the market for PPS
  • Share the key modifications planned for the current Framework
  • Address policy initiatives that are being developed to continually improve PPP agreements
  • Offer an overview of Victoria’s Pipeline

Jason Loos

Director, Partnerships Victoria
Department of Treasury and Finance
Australia is one the world’s first adopters of the PPP model, and it has seen it change and evolve through learning from past mistakes and triumphs. Have PPPS reached a pivotal crossroad now? Projects like WestConnex are putting a twist on the model, prompting us to reflect on what needs to be changed for our industry to thrive and respond to global fluctuations. Please join us to discuss:
  • How is the model withstanding highly challenging financial conditions?
  • What are the shifts in policy and framework?
  • How does Australia sit in the global PPP environment?
  • Analysis of the effectiveness and productivity of our current model

Frederic Pergay

Infrastructure PPP Development Director & VP Development APAC
Bouygues Travaux Publics

Garry Bowditch

Executive Director of the Better Infrastructure Initiative
University of Sydney

10:20 AM - 10:50 AM Speed Networking

An effective structured interactive session designed to help you expand your network through one-onone focused conversations.

10:50 AM - 11:20 AM Morning Tea

11:20 AM - 12:00 PM Justice Infrastructure Going Forward – What Are We Building And Why?

Greg Lake, Executive Director, Corrective Services NSW
  • Overview of the New Grafton Correctional Centre
  • Social infrastructure by PPP – is it the best way to procure services?
  • What does ‘Operator-lead’ really mean when it comes to prisons?
  • Are prison’s bankable in this day and age? (and what do banks seem to care about most)
  • How is NSW influencing the world? (including the NSW Government PPP guidelines, the Treasury Project Deed Evolution and how the State get’s its preferred risk allocation)

Greg Lake

Executive Director
Corrective Services NSW

12:00 PM - 12:40 PM Unlocking the full potential of PPPs by partnering Industry, Government and Academia

Enrique Ugarte, Director, Helmsman Institute
Is governance and probity stopping the private sector from performing at its best and putting a cap on innovation? Are there other procurement avenues that remain unexplored? Are our great resources being underutilised? In this session, Enrique Ugarte will share the UTS-Helmsman Institute’s latest work, including the latest concepts developed to take PPPs to the next level.

This session will include:
• Three new potentially Innovative Procurement Mechanisms
• Probity vs. Innovation?
• Exploring ‘Safe Harbour’ legal construct

Enrique Ugarte

Helmsman Institute

12:40 PM - 1:40 PM Networking Lunch

Sydney Metro Northwest is the first stage of Australia’s biggest public transport project. The program will be the first fully-automated metro rail system in Australia and will revolutionise the way Australia’s biggest city travels.

With eight new railway stations, 4000 commuter car parking spaces, new metro trains and upgrading the railway between Chatswood and Epping, it is the largest Public Private Partnership ever awarded in NSW.

Stephane Chapuis

Director Project Management Office
Sydney Metro
Compared to the UK and Canada, bidding for a PPP in Australia is often a lengthy and complicated process. But does it have to remain that way? This panel will engage in a multilateral dialogue about:
  • Which formal requirements are absolutely essential in a bid and which ones could be simplified or avoided?
  • Analyse the PSC concept and its implications
  • Examining the function of transparency and probity during the bidding process and how to reconcile it with innovation
  • Discussing strategies to improve communication between bidding partners

Greg Lake

Executive Director
Corrective Services NSW

Nicholas Wall

Director Development
Acciona Infrastructure Australia

Enrique Ugarte

Helmsman Institute

Frederic Pergay

Infrastructure PPP Development Director & VP Development APAC
Bouygues Travaux Publics

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Afternoon Tea and Networking Break

3:30 PM - 4:10 PM The Puhoi to Warkworth Project: Exploring the Strategies Utilised to Ensure a Successful Project Bid

Nicholas Wall, Director Development, Acciona Infrastructure Australia
The Pūhoi to Warkworth project is the second PPP road project to be undertaken in New Zealand. It will extend the already existing Northern Motorway 18.5km north, and it sits within the Ara Tūhono – Pūhoi to Wellsford Road of National Significance project. The project was the second PPP procured by NZTA and the second Transport PPP in New Zealand.

In this session, Nick Wall will explore the innovative solutions developed to meet the client’s exact expectations and will delve into the collaborative way they have engaged with the client to achieve the best design outcome, in a very stringent value for money proposition.

Key Outcomes:
  • Safety
  • Travel time and reliability
  • Transport Agency Reputation
  • Receipt of high quality asset

Nicholas Wall

Director Development
Acciona Infrastructure Australia

4:10 PM - 4:50 PM Closing the Infrastructure Funding Gap

Martin Locke, Adjunct Professor, The University of Sydney Business School
In this session, Martin Locke will thoroughly cover an ample array of solutions that could be applied to close the Funding Gap in a PPP environment.
  • Convergence of infrastructure and property
  • Contribution from Value Capture and SICs
  • Use of Concessional Loans
  • Smart Cities and Innovation Precincts

Martin Locke

Adjunct Professor
The University of Sydney Business School

4:50 PM - 5:50 PM Champagne Round Table Discussion

Choose a topic that you wish to discuss, and exchange your experiences among your peers over a glass of champagne. This is also a great opportunity to network with influential experts.

Roundtable A: Strategies to enhance your ability to select which projects will thrive under the PPP model

Roundtable B: How To Manage Scarcity of Resources During the Delivery Phase of The Project?

Roundtable C: Could project bonds or US-style revenue bonds be used to finance our Infrastructure?

5:50 PM - 6:00 PM Networking Drinks

6:00 PM - 11:59 PM End of Day One