The Summit takes place over a 10-hour time period and all delegates are welcome to join as many sessions as they can. However, we have spaced the timing so that the earlier sessions are focused on the European market and the later on the Americas.
All timings are in GMT. However the event platform will show you timings in your own time zone.
9:00 - 10:30 GMT
Pre-conference public sector breakfast session - ‘Ask the experts’
This off-the-record session is only open to the public sector and will be an opportunity for participants to speak openly about some of the challenges affecting their own projects. As well as hearing candid talks from some of the contracting authorities who have been through the process, there will be the opportunity of asking questions and debating the topic with other public sector peers.
Session led by Hogan Lovells and with a expert panel including: James Main - HMRC, Patrick O’Connell - formerly DWP and Tim Care - Ward Hadaway
Platform opens to private sector delegates with space to network virtually
10:45 - 11:30 GMT
Session 1 - Fireside chat: setting the scene with the IPA and SFT
Why is it so important to get handback right?
How do you drive good relationships while aligning the interests of the different stakeholders?
Managing public and private sector expiry resource
Preparing for the future of the asset
William McWilliams from Grant Thornton talks to SFT’s Peter Reekie and IPA’s Matthew Vickerstaff
11:30 - 12:45 GMT
Session 2 - Roundtable discussion: How to achieve a good transition
Agreeing good outcomes for all stakeholders
Establishing an agreed process and timeline
Assessing asset condition and managing handover
Where there are tensions, how can these be resolved collaboratively?
How to best support transition without disrupting services and users?
Roundtable moderator: Patrick Hamill - Vercity
Roundtable participants: Chris James - Innisfreee
Darryl Murphy - Aviva
Donna Stevenson - SFT
Eddie Davies - Vercity
Martine Gagnon - IPA
Tim Jones - Deloitte
Stewart Orrell - InfraRed
1:00 - 1:45pm GMT
Session 3 - Panel discussion: exploring the ‘lived experience’ of project expiry
Background to the projects
How your organisation approached expiry and how the process was managed
What went right and what would be done differently?
The outcome and general lessons for public and private sector
Moderator: Jeremy Brittenden - Hogan Lovells
Speakers: Jennifer Chard - Ministry of Justice
Adam Dakin - Telereal Trillium
Irene Masterton - Curshaw
1:45 - 2:30pm GMT
Session 4 Panel: Beyond expiry: making your future services work for you
What are the options?
Developing your strategy: what do you need to consider?
How to get your strategy to work with your expiry obligations
Transition: planning for the hard work of implementation
Moderator: Zoe Watters - PwC
Speakers: Natalie Barron - Addleshaw Goddard
Nigel Badham - Knight Frank
Derek Sharkey - WSP
Libby Johnson - PwC
Handback Summit second half - times are listed in GMT and EST
3:00 - 4:30pm GMT and 10:00 - 11:30am EST
Interactive workshop sessions conducted virtually using a series of breakout rooms and polling questions.
Workshop 1: Setting yourself up for an efficient, effective and equitable (E3) handback and expiry
An off-the-record session for contracting authorities and equity holders in how to best gear up for handback and to manage and negotiate the expiry period.
Workshop led by Max Curzon-Hope - Curshaw and Graham Thomson - Affinitext
Workshop 2: Managing handback expiry and expectations
An off-the-record session looking at the public and private sector drivers when managing the expiry and expectations leading up to and at the end of a PFI contract.
Workshop centered around a handback conversation with Karan Mangroo - Robertson FM and SFT’s Peter Reekie
4:45 - 5:30pm GMT 11:45 - 12:30 EST
Session 5:Panel: International expiry best practice
A closer look at the the international expiry landscape
What can we learn from the more mature markets of UK, Canada and Australia
Applying lessons learnt to the US market
Operational management best practises to gear up for a smooth transition
Moderator: Paul Jarvis - P3 Bulletin
Speakers: Adam Shaw - Anser Advisory
Claudio Andreetta - Johnson Controls
Kirsty O’Brien - Equitix
5:30 - 6:10pm GMT 12:30 - 1:10pm EST
Session 6 - Fireside chat: Preparing for expiry: The Canadian experience
How is Canada preparing for the first wave of contract expiries?
How do preparations compare across asset classes?
Learning from other projects and markets to manage the process
Incorporating public and private sector best practices
Moderator: Lisa Mitchell - CCPPP
Speakers: Fiona Cochrane - Infrastructure British Columbia
Kirk MacCulloch - Fairwyn Developments
6:30 - 7:15 GMT 1:30 - 2:15 EST
Session 7 -Presentation: Planning for handback during procurement
Why it is important to plan for the end of the contract from the start
Embedding the expiry process into the procurement and contract terms
Managing the relationship during the contract’s life to ensure a smooth transition
When to start gearing up for project expiry
Alex Hilgeman, Josh Lalonda and Adam Shaw - Anser Advisory
7:15 GMT 2:15 EST
Close of the conference