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2nd Annual (2019)
Attracting Third Party Investment into the UK Rail Sector
Exploring the pipeline of opportunities and models for private investment
Wednesday 30 January 2019
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30th January 2019
Registration and refreshments
Chair’s welcome and opening remarks
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Engaging with Network Rail and the opportunities for private investment
“Open for business” – how to engage with Network Rail about exploring opportunities to be involved
What are the opportunities for private investment? An update on the pipeline of project opportunities for third party involvement
How does private investment work - what are the options?
Corporate Finance and Business Development Director
Update on market-led proposals
The forward view on the opportunity for private investment in rail
Head of Rail Private Investment and Contestability, Rail Strategy Projects
Department for Transport
The investor perspective – what are investors looking for?
Appetite for investment in the rail sector
Challenges, concerns and risks of investing in rail
What are the opportunities for investors?
PANEL DISCUSSION: How can we successfully deliver public-private partnerships and move towards third party investment in the rail sector?
The clarity needed on the pipeline of projects and what options there are for private investment
The current need for private investment – can private investment help fill the infrastructure gap in the rail sector?
Where will investment come from and what investment models could work?
What are the barriers for investment and how can these be overcome?
Have we got the level of risk sharing right in the UK?
How can the UK rail sector market itself to find investment? Showcasing the projects that are available
How can the industry work collaboratively to ensure opportunities for private investment?
Director of Business Development and Route Sponsorship, Network Rail Anglia Route
Heathrow Southern Railway
Which projects should we be investing in? How to appraise and optimise the best ones
Shortlisting and the strategic case
How to appraise the total impact of a project
How to assess the full cost of a project
How to ensure the correct decisions are actually made
How economic regulation is the key to unlocking the prize contestability
NERA Economic Consulting
Overcoming potential barriers to securing investment – the opportunities and risks for third party investment in rail
What are the entry points for investors?
The role of private investment to replace lost EU funding
Is the rail market declining? What do changing travel patterns mean for future investment?
What could Labour’s proposed rail nationalisation plans mean for private investment in rail?
First Class Partnership
What are the possible models for private investment?
What are the possible models which can be used?
What are the benefits for investors and how will they see a return?
As an industry, how do we make these models a reality?
The options for investing in stations and surrounding land
Estates and Infrastructure Exchange
REGIONAL UPDATES: Devolution and the role of private investment in delivering projects regionally
The sources of funding available for devolved authorities
Assessing local needs and using private investment to deliver improvements
New models of investment and what is being done differently
Head of Corporate Finance (Project Finance)
Transport for London
Northern Powerhouse Rail Director
Transport for the North
EAST WEST RAIL UPDATE: The opportunities for investment
Working and engaging with the private sector regarding opportunities to support the East West Rail
Using a DBFO model to secure investment
Lesson so far and engaging with the private sector
East West Rail
Lessons from outside the UK: what can we learn from rail investment internationally?
Learning from international projects
What models have been used and how can we apply learnings in the UK?
Is the risk proposition different in different countries?
Chair’s closing remarks
Close of conference and networking drinks
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