SAE Media Group are proud to present their 8th Annual... 

PPP in Waste Conference 2011


 "The importance of cost-effective, environmentally sustainable waste management has never been so great. With environmental and economic pressures bearing down on the market it is imperative that the public and private sectors seize the opportunities a budget conscious, ecologically-aware society presents. Landfill targets, EU directives and significantly reduced council resources are all issues that need to be tackled head-on, in order to provide effective waste infrastructure now and for the future."


SAE Media Group’s 8th annual PPP in Waste Conference provides the industry with the platform to discuss, analyse and debate these fundamental issues and work towards effective and efficient solutions. With the leading industry figures from the public and private sectors providing expert insight and analysis on all the key issues this event will once again prove to be the must-attend event in the waste management calendar.






Benefits of Attending:


  • Update your knowledge on the waste infrastructure market and all the key developments over the last 12 months

  • Learn through firsthand accounts what the big issues are and what they mean for your organization  

  • Evaluate the latest trends and developments in the industry

  • Discover what the future holds in this rapidly evolving market and the impact of new regulation  and technology

  • Network with all the key personnel in the waste infrastructure and PPP market



  Don’t miss your chance to learn and network with the leading authorities from the world of waste management, click here to view the full agenda


Heads, Managers and Directors of: 

  • Waste Management Companies
  • Local Council Representatives
  • Energy Companies and Advisers
  • Public Sector Environment and Infrastructure Bodies
  • Commercial Lawyers
  • Project Management Companies
  • Project Developers and Designers
  • Private Equity and Venture Capitalists
  • Engineering and Construction

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Christopher Jarman

Christopher Jarman, Partner, Bevan Brittan L L P

9:10 Opening Address:

·         Developments over the last 12 months

·         Issues the industry faces

·         The Governments position

·         What the future holds

Melville Haggard

Melville Haggard, Markets Development Advisor, Defra

9:50 Managing the PFI Relationship; Dealing with Change

Paul  Taylor

Paul Taylor, Managing Director, East London Waste Authority

·         Strategies to help manage change

·         The strain on the PFI relationship

·         The need for greater flexibility

·         Lessons learned

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 Keynote Address:

Andrew Croston

Andrew Croston, ICS Programme Director/Head of Procurement and Commercial, Defra


  • Global
  • Government
  • Defra
  • Governance

  • Rationale
  • Targets
  • Policy and standards
  • Reporting
  • Delivery

  • Policy in practice
  • Example
  • Future Vision

  • More with the less
  • Innovation and expertise
  • Social and environmental return of investment

    11:50 Delivering Value for Money in Times of Austerity

    Malcolm Chilton

    Malcolm Chilton, Managing Director, Covanta Energy Ltd

    • Strategies that deliver VfM
    • Compliance with waste and energy policy
    • Impact of austerity measures
    • Funding
    • Overcoming barriers such as planning
    • Catalyst for economic growth

    12:30 Networking Lunch

    14:00 GMWDA Achieving “Zero Waste”; The Journey So Far

    Paul Dunn

    Paul Dunn, Executive Director, Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority

    ·         Construction and commissioning

    ·         Optimising the range of technologies we now have available

    ·         Maximising recycling, composting and residual waste treatment

    ·         Using solid recovered fuel

    ·         Aim to achieve "zero waste"

    14:40 Delivering a Waste PFI in Partnership

    ·         Why this Partnership with these Partners

    ·         Challenges of delivering this type of Project in a Partnership

    ·         Our Competitive Dialogue Process

    ·         Our chosen solution

    ·         Way forward for the Partnership

    Anthony  Alder

    Anthony Alder, Director of Local Environmental Services , Gateshead Council

    Jim Alprovich

    Jim Alprovich, Lead Project Manager, Gateshead Council

    15:30 Afternoon Tea

    16:00 Debt Financing of PFI Waste

    Iain Watson

    Iain Watson, Director, Energy and Infrastructure, Royal Bank of Scotland

    ·         Specific risk issues in waste PFI

    ·         Challenges of delivering debt finance

    ·         Developing an acceptable risk profile for debt

    16:40 Organic Business Thinking; Permaculture Principles and Ecological Economics

    Ruth Andrade

    Ruth Andrade, Environmental Officer, Lush Retail Ltd

    ·         Creating the vision from nature

    ·         Finding the right balance - ecological economics 101

    ·         Doing it the organic way - communications and systems thinking

    ·         Greenwashing, Social Corporate Responsibility and the future of truly friendly business

    17:20 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Nadeem Arshad

    Nadeem Arshad, Partner, Bevan Brittan L L P

    9:10 Opening Address:

    Rupert Clubb

    Rupert Clubb, Director or Transport and Environment, East Sussex County Council

  • Carbon Reduction/Commitment
  • Landfill Diversion 
  • Energy from Waste
  • The Cost to the Councils
  • 9:50 The North London Case Study

    Tim Judson

    Tim Judson, Director of Procurement, North London Waste Authority

    • Strategies that deliver VfM
    • Compliance with waste and energy policy
    • Impact of austerity measures
    • Funding
    • Overcoming barriers such as planning
    • Catalyst for economic growth

    10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Keynote Address:

    Philip Ward

    Philip Ward, Director for Local Government Services, WRAP

    ·         Developments over the last 12 months

    ·         Issues the industry faces

    ·         The Governments position

    ·         What the future holds

    11:40 ADding Value

    • Cutting costs; adding value.
      • Joint working
      • WPPO
      • highly standardised approach
      • Anaerobic Digestion:
        • Digestate: PAS110 and the QPAD
        • technical input and support
        • AD Contract
        • Planning;
          • support for the Authorities
          • focus on the waste programmes
          • success so far
          • Residual Projects
            • current projects
            • pipeline.
    Hazel Nickless

    Hazel Nickless, Contracts Manager, Welsh Assembly Government

    Dawn  Brace

    Dawn Brace , Head of Programmes - Waste Infrstructure Procurement Programme, Welsh Assembly Government

    12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:20 How Can We Speed Up Waste PPP Procurements?

    Joel  Hull

    Joel Hull, Project Director, Residual Waste Service, Norfolk County Council

    • An introduction to the Norfolk PFI project.
    • Streamlining the Competitive Dialogue process.
    • Assessing the range of options for procurement.
    • Changing expectations for the future

    14:00 Northumberland Waste Project - A PFI Succcess Story

    Paul  Jones

    Paul Jones, Head of Waste Management , Northumberland County Council

    • Strategy development
    • The preferred solution in the Outline Business Case
    • Issues arising during procurement
    • Approach to planning and land acquistion
    • Technology selection and contract award
    • Implementation
    • Performance to date

    14:40 Afternoon Tea

    15:00 Waste as a Real Resource

    Colin Drummond

    Colin Drummond, Chief Executive, Viridor Waste

    ·         Recyclate: The low cost commodity

    ·         Residual Waste: Base-load distributed renewable energy source

    ·         Practical partnerships: Delivering resource efficiency

    15:40 Oxfordshire’s Energy from Waste Project

    Andrew  Pau

    Andrew Pau, Head of Waste Management, Oxfordshire County Council

    ·         A good example of PPP

    ·         Commercial characteristics

    ·         Third party waste

    ·         The competitive dialogue process

    16:20 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two


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