NHS Property 2014 conference: supporting the drive for efficiency
18 November


Pressures on the NHS to deliver world class services at the same time as achieving ever greater efficiencies have never been greater. All whilst being the subject of intense media and political scrutiny.

The effective and efficient use of the huge, £30 billion estate owned and operated by the NHS is an essential element in meeting the declared commitment to putting the patient first. Delivering a fit for purpose property platform that meets the justifiable expectations of patients and staff at GP's surgeries, drop-in centres, hospitals and specialist units is a challenge that is being met head on by NHS Property Services, Community Health Partnerships and by the dedicated property specialists operating in hospital trusts aross the country.

The NHS Property 2014 Conference is for senior level delegates from property, finance and allied disciplines from across all parts of the NHS. Delegates will have the opportunity to hear from the expert speakers representing our partner organisations (e.g. NHS Property Services, Community Health Partnerships) and the wider NHS, to learn from and celebrate successful case studies, meet with solution providers and network with their peers.

Turner & Townsend BIM experts Grahame DeBanks-Hirst and Anna Thompson will present a session titled "Maximise your assets through BIM" and head of asset optimisation Nigel Herbert is on the expert panel at the end of the day.

Read more on the NHS Property Services website.


IPFA Europe: Amsterdam: The Future of PPP: Do We Need to Go Global?
27 November
Offices of Nauta Dutilh, Strawinskylaan 1999, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

The International Project Finance Association (IPFA) would like to announce our final event of the year for the Netherlands, entitled ‘The Future of PPP: Do We Need to Go Global?’. This briefing will be co-hosted by corporate members NautaDutilh and Turner & Townsend on Thursday 27th November 2014.

In 2014, we saw the Dutch PPP model continue to be implemented across a diverse range of infrastructural projects ranging from road and water infrastructure to housing projects. In addition to the growth of the market, we have seen the emergence of innovative and exploitative ways to execute, fund, and deliver such infrastructural projects.

However, is the growth and innovation sustainable for the Dutch market in the long run? Should we be looking to the global community namely that of emerging economies for ways of expanding and growing PPP related initiatives on a global level? Should we look to our neighbors, Belgium, Germany, United Kingdom for example for lessons learned and transfer of knowledge to ensure the continued growth and expansion of the Dutch PPP market?

This session will provide an opportunity to explore the expansion and growth of PPP initiatives within the Netherlands and abroad. Key speakers from the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe; Financial Institutions and sponsors will tackle the question on whether we should go global or focus on the local Dutch markets.

If you would like to attend, please register via our website by completing the Online Booking Form. This event is free of charge for IPFA Members and the Public Sector. If you have any questions regarding IPFA membership, please email