Have you considered PPP in Spain?
Are you developing a PPP project in Spain?

For the fifth year running, SAE Media Group’s conference will present a comprehensive picture of PPP in Spain as it stands today and how it is likely to change in the near future.
This is your chance to examine a wide range of project case studies; including the latest developments in roads and rail and the growing sectors of health and waste. 
Understand key factors from risk and audit to legislative and tax changes.  Exchange views with experts on issues ranging from tendering to mobilizing finance.  Whether you are a local or regional decision maker wanting an overview of best practice or just thinking of getting involved in the Spanish PPP market this event will cater for your needs.
The Spanish market is growing and has become the best in terms of project delivery.  Don’t miss this opportunity to hear the domestic market players. Give yourself the tools you need to harness the Spanish PPP market.


Identify the opportunities,

Create the right dynamics

Understand Spanish PPP


 Benefits of attending:
  • Gain an insight into the trends and new landmark projects in development
  • Learn about the new Centre for Excellence and Expertise for PPP's
  • Comprehend the Spanish PPP model and key financial issues, plus consider how Spain compares with other countries such as Portugal and the UK
  • Examine the latest developments in Spanish transport infrastructure PPP's
  • Hear the potential in light rail and tram PPP's for local governments across Spain 
  • Discover the developments and opportunities in Spain

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Richard Armitage

Richard Armitage, Partner, Simmons & Simmons

9:10 Spain’s New Centre for Excellence and Knowledge on PPP’s

José Angel  Presmanes

José Angel Presmanes , President , Spanish Centre for Excellence and Knoweldge on PPP's (CECOPP)

  • Overview of the CECOPP
  • Experience and Role
  • Implication for PPP projects in Spain

  • 9:50 Developments and Opportunities in Spain

    Luis Castresana

    Luis Castresana, Partner, Simmons & Simmons

  • Concept and conditions to qualify as PPP
  • Overview of the Spanish situation vis-à-vis the most relevant European countries (UK, Germany, France and Italy)
  • Lessons learnt from experience

  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 New Legislative Framework: Contrato de Colaboracion Publico-Privada

    Andrés   Rebollo Fuente

    Andrés Rebollo Fuente, Partner, Asesores de Infraestructuras

  • Overview of the new legislative framework
  • PPP structure possible across procuring bodies
  • Re-defining risk transfer and payment mechanisms
  • Delivering value for money
  • Changes with respect to the 2003 concession law

  • 11:40 Road PPPs Financing and Trends

    José María Arana

    José María Arana, Head of Project & Export Finance Spain and Portugal, Royal Bank of Scotland

  • Update on 1st generation PPP projects (10 awards in 2007)
  • Regional development and regional government roads
  • Expected evolution in Spanish infrastructure
  • Latest developments in Spanish road financing

  • 12:20 Madrid Roads PPP Projects

    Nieves Rodríguez Varela

    Nieves Rodríguez Varela, Director General of Economic Analysis and Financing of Public Sector, Comunidad de Madrid

  • Overview of PPP projects in Madrid
  • Key road project
  • Lessons learnt
  • Challenges and recommendations

  • 13:00 Networking Lunch

    14:15 Developing Rail and Light Rail in Catalonia

    Pilar de Torres

    Pilar de Torres, President, Infraestructures Ferroviaries de Cataluña (IFERCAT)

  • Recent developments for PPP in the Catalonia region
  • Rail and light rail projects in Catalonia
  • Procurement and funding considerations for rail and light rail projects

  • 14:55 Metro De Tenerife

    Andres Munoz De Dios Rodriguez

    Andres Munoz De Dios Rodriguez, General Manager, Metropolitano de Tenerife

  • Overview of the project
  • Lessons learnt

  • 15:35 Afternoon Coffee

    15:50 Madrid Sanchinarro Light Rail Scheme

    Nasir Clos Alam

    Nasir Clos Alam, Manager, Caja Madrid

  • Overview of the project
  • PPP structure
  • Key issues

  • 16:30 Maximising Performance – Minimising Risk

    • Identification of the risks and opportunities throughout the life cycle of  PPP concessions
    • Adding value through technology in PPP concessions management
    • The operational and commercial demands of performance-based contracting models
    • Benefits of stakeholder engagement from day 1 of the concession
    • Automating performance fee abatement mechanisms
    Helena  Ohlsson

    Helena Ohlsson, Director, Service Works Global

    Jonathan Tyler

    Jonathan Tyler, Director, Service Works Global

    17:10 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Richard Armitage

    Richard Armitage, Partner, Simmons & Simmons

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Richard Armitage

    Richard Armitage, Partner, Simmons & Simmons

    9:10 Financing Structures for PPP Projects in Spain

    Soledad Cuenca Miranda

    Soledad Cuenca Miranda, Head of Project Finance Spain, IKB Deutsche Industriebank

  • Current development of the private promotion of public infrastructures in Spain
  • Designs and contractual models and design for PPP in Spain
  • Enhancing the model: recent and expected changes in the legal framework, risk-sharing, incentive mechanisms, and efficiency
  • 9:50 Perspective from the Private Sector: How to Overcome Remaining Barriers?

    Jose Diaz Caneja

    Jose Diaz Caneja, Managing Director, Foro PPP

  • Legal aspects
  • Accounting issues
  • PPP development in new sectors in Spain

  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 T.B.C

    Roger Alexander

    Roger Alexander, Partner, Project finance and Consultancy, Mazars

  • 11:40 The Risk Management Model: Insurance in risk management for PPP

  • Why insurance is important in PPPs
  • Core insurance in PPP
  • Partnering with insurers
  • Current insurance market

  • Mark Courtneidge

    Mark Courtneidge, Director PFI Unit, Aon Advisors Group

    Julia Hayward

    Julia Hayward, Director, Natural Resources and Construction, Aon Advisors Group

    Leonardo Ariza

    Leonardo Ariza, Civil Engineer, Natural Resources and Construction, Aon Advisors Group

    12:20 Affecting the bottom-line: Can capital investment in sustainable design really be recovered through lower operating costs?

    Christian Oliver

    Christian Oliver, Director - Infraestructuras y Financiacion de Proyectos, Cyril Sweett & Ltd

  • Trends in Sustainability

  • Whole Life Value 

  • Energy Sector

  • 13:00 Networking Lunch

    14:15 Designing Effective Healthcare PPP in Spain

    Alberto Diaz del Rio

    Alberto Diaz del Rio, Executive Director, PFI, Bovis Lend Lease, S. A.

    14:55 EIB’s Historic and Future Role in Spanish PPP

    Angel Ferrero

    Angel Ferrero, Head of Madrid Office, European Investment Bank

  • EIB role and activity
  • PPP projects’ appraisal and monitoring
  • Typical lending structures and conditions

  • 15:35 PFI funds in Spain: Investing in Public Private Infrastructure Companies and Projects

    Carlos Doussinague

    Carlos Doussinague, Investment Director, Santander Infrastructure II Fund, Santander Private Equity

  • Issues affecting the Spanish case
  • Vehicles for PFI in Spain
  • The investor point of view
  • Santander infrastrures
  • 16:15 Chairman’s Closing Remarks Followed by Afternoon Tea and Close of Conference

    Richard Armitage

    Richard Armitage, Partner, Simmons & Simmons


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