Driving Sustainable Public-Private Partnerships in the MENA region

Under the patronage of

H.E. Mostafa Madbouly
Prime Minister of Egypt

H.E. Dr. Mohamed Maait
Minister of Finance, Egypt

Hosted By

Ministry of Finance, Egypt

PPP Central Unit, Egypt

Driving a Sustainable Public-Private Partnership in the MENA region

Under the patronage of

H.E. Dr. Mohamed Maait
Minister of Finance, Egypt

Ministry of Finance, Egypt

PPP Central Unit, Egypt

Supporting Partners

Ministry of Health, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Jordan’s Ministry of Finance

Ministry of Finance,
Oman

Bahrain’s Ministry of Works, Municipalities Affairs & Urban Planning

Jordan Capital and Investment Fund, Jordan

Kuwait Water Association

Istanbul PPP Center of Excellence

Abu Dhabi Investment Office

About Event

Event Overview

Public-private partnerships in the MENA region have seen a considerable growth across sectors, especially in the energy, infrastructure, healthcare, transportation, and education sectors. Recently, several PPP investment opportunities have been launched in the region to ensure the delivery of key services and drive socio-economic development. Over 240 PPP projects worth an estimated US$223 billion are under development in the MENA, focusing on the healthcare, infrastructure, power, and construction sectors.

Despite the increase in the investment opportunities and rise in PPP projects, the sector still faces some key challenges including effective contractual model, new forms of project finances, strong regulatory framework and policies that need to be developed by the government to further drive partnerships with the private sector.

In line with this, the 3rd PPP MENA Forum will focus on the integration of new and innovative partnership models and launch of new projects for the region’s socio-economic growth. The forum will discuss effective policies for infrastructure PPP projects, governance and transparency, security of the regulatory framework, long-term private funding for national projects, and global PPP laws and best practices. The Forum will host over 300 regional and international senior PPP professionals, experts, and project owners, developers, operators, consultants, investors, and finance institutions.

Market Trends

  • Projects worth $3.27 trillion are in planning and pre-execution phase across the MENA region

  • round $4.1 trillion worth projects are planned across the MENA region and 65% are in the GCC countries

  • The largest volume of projects are currently in the construction sector worth $2.1 trillion

  • Transportation sector projects are worth $503.5 billion

  • More than $1billion-worth of PPP projects in the region

  • Around or more than $1 billion worth of PPP data centre projects are planned in the region

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Event Key Features

Advisory Committee

DR. ATTER HANNOURA

DR. ATTER HANNOURA

Director PPP Central Unit

Ministry of Finance, Egypt

DR. IBTESAM AL BASTAKI

DR. IBTESAM AL BASTAKI

Director of Investment & PPP Dept

Dubai Health Authority (DHA), United Arab Emirates

HEBAH ABBAS

HEBAH ABBAS

Chief Specialist Electrical Engineer, Technical Advisor

Ministry of Education, Kuwait Water Association, Kuwait

LOAY GHAZALEH

LOAY GHAZALEH

Undersecretary Advisor on Infrastructure & PPP

Bahrain Ministry of Works, Bahrain

OSAMA SULAIMAN

OSAMA SULAIMAN

Director of Fiscal Commitment and Contingent Liabilities Unit (FCCL/PPP)

Ministry of Finance, Jordan

ZIAD HAYEK

ZIAD HAYEK

President

President, World Association of PPP Units & Professionals (WAPPP), Switzerland

VIP Speakers

H.E. Mostafa Madbouly

H.E. Mostafa Madbouly

Prime Minister of Egypt

H.E. Dr. Mohamed Maait

H.E. Dr. Mohamed Maait

Minister of Finance, Egypt

H.E. Dr. Ibrahim Al Omar

H.E. Dr. Ibrahim Al Omar

Deputy Assistant Minister for Investment Development and the Director General of Private Sector Participation Program

Ministry of Health Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Speakers

H.E Abdullah Al Abri

H.E Abdullah Al Abri

Director General

Ministry of Finance, Oman

DR. ATTER HANNOURA

DR. ATTER HANNOURA

Director PPP Central Unit

Ministry of Finance, Egypt

Abraham Akkawi

Abraham Akkawi

PPP Expert

Ministry of Finance, Oman

AJAY SAXENA

AJAY SAXENA

PPP Expert

National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF), India

ARIANNA BARILARO

ARIANNA BARILARO

Head of PPP Legal Affairs

Buhur for Investment Company - MGC, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

BAKHTAOUI YOUCEF

BAKHTAOUI YOUCEF

Chief of Service Commerce

Ministry of Industry, Investment, Trade, and Digital Economy, Morocco

DR EYUP AYDIN

DR EYUP AYDIN

Chairman

Istanbul PPP Centre of Excellence, Turkey

DR. IBTESAM AL BASTAKI

DR. IBTESAM AL BASTAKI

Director of Investment & PPP Dept

Dubai Health Authority (DHA), United Arab Emirates

HEBAH ABBAS

HEBAH ABBAS

Chief Specialist Electrical Engineer, Technical Advisor

Ministry of Education, Kuwait Water Association, Kuwait

Hassan Sameer Hassa

Hassan Sameer Hassa

General Manager

Real Estate Investments & Development, Investments and Capital Markets, Banque Misr, Egypt

Jack Matiza

Jack Matiza

Chairman, AP3Centre of Excellence & Head of the Contract Management Unit

Coega Development Corporation (CDC), South Africa

LOAY GHAZALEH

LOAY GHAZALEH

Undersecretary Advisor on Infrastructure & PPP

Bahrain Ministry of Works, Bahrain

MOHAMMAD ALBAR

MOHAMMAD ALBAR

Advisor to H.E Deputy Minister of Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs and Housing

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Mohannad Abdullah Al-Afandi

Mohannad Abdullah Al-Afandi

Program Manager for Extended Care

Ministry of Health, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Mahmoud Al Khoshman

Mahmoud Al Khoshman

Senior PPP Technical Advisor

The World Bank, Jordan

MANSOOR AHMED

MANSOOR AHMED

Executive Director

Middle East & Africa (MEA) Region, Colliers International, Canada

Nasser Massoud

Nasser Massoud

PPP Expert

Healthcare, Education, Housing and Government buildings services, UAE

OSAMA SULAIMAN

OSAMA SULAIMAN

Director

of Fiscal Commitment and Contingent Liabilities Unit (FCCL/PPP) Ministry of Finance, Jordan

PIETRO GIORGIO RUSSO

PIETRO GIORGIO RUSSO

PPP Expert

Project Finance and PPP, United Arab Emirates

ROBERT BRYNIAK

ROBERT BRYNIAK

Chief Executive Officer

Golden Sands Management Consulting, Oman

REFAAT BANI KHALAF

REFAAT BANI KHALAF

Director

Projects, Ministry of Water, Jordan

SEDEF YAVUZ NOYAN

SEDEF YAVUZ NOYAN

Head of Public Private Partnership Department

Ministry of Development, Turkey

SHASHANK RATH

SHASHANK RATH

Partner

Synergy Consulting IFA Inc, United Arab Emirates

Yaser AL Nuaimi

Yaser AL Nuaimi

Head of PPP Department

Abu Dhabi Investment office, United Arab Emirates

Zaid Tarawneh

Zaid Tarawneh

CEO

Jordan Capital and Investment Fund, Jordan

ZIAD HAYEK

ZIAD HAYEK

President

World Association of PPP Units & Professionals (WAPPP), Switzerland

Agenda

  • Day 1 - Sunday 19, March 2023
  • Day 2 - Monday 20, march 2023

Registration, networking, and refreshments

Opening ceremony

Opening video

Organizer welcome remarks

Opening remarks by Conference Chairman

Ministerial opening session

Exhibition opening and VIP tour

Presentation: Improving the collaboration with the private sector in the delivery of public services, infrastructure, and transportation projects

Speaker:

Networking, and coffee break

Panel discussion: Prospective role of PPPs in the utilities sector and water and wastewater sustainability – reduce, reuse, and recycle

This panel will discuss the important part that PPP plays in the advancement of water and utilities sector, including the development of sustainable and innovative infrastructure, securing financing, and innovating wastewater treatment renovation, and increased water supply.
Panelist:
Moderator:

Fireside chat: Driving the healthcare sector through PPPs – challenges and opportunities

Speaker:
Moderator:

MENA country briefings

Presentation 1: Exploring the opportunities in Egypt’s PPP sector – projects and programs
Speaker:
Presentation 2: Overview of the Saudi PPP program – new strategies to support PPPs
Presentation 3: Updates on the United Arab Emirates PPP initiatives and projects
Speaker:

Panel discussion: Discussing procurement methodologies of contracting under PPP

The panel will shed light on the processes used for contracting projects, including competitive bidding, direct orders, unsolicited bidding, etc. It will explore and compare the traditional methods with the latest innovative ones to identify the best processes for the region’s partnerships.
Panelist:
Moderator:

Closing remarks by the Chairman

Executive networking lunch and end of conference day one

Government and investor one-to-one meetings and round table discussions

Registration, networking, and refreshments

Opening remarks by conference Chairman

Opening panel discussion: Exploring feasible innovative financial and technical tools that can be implemented across the PPP sector for better decision making

This panel will discuss the most innovative and technical tools that are introduced in the region and are flexible enough to be implemented across sectors. It will have PPP professionals from international and local banks and financing agencies who will also shed light on the profitability and ROI projections.
Panelists:
Moderator:

Panel discussion: Public-private partnership to drive the region’s power and energy sector

This panel will discuss the measures that the MENA region’s government authorities have taken in this sector to enhance and drive progress.
Panelists:
Moderator:

EPC case studies: Updates from EPCs on key PPP projects in the region

Speaker:
Speaker:
Speaker:

Coffee and networking break

Panel discussion: PPP entities vs EPC – Comparative analysis to develop the best practices and improve capabilities

This is a debate panel between PPP entities and EPC professionals to discuss the different perspectives and working models of public-private partnership stakeholders and identify the gaps and challenges faced. The panel will discuss the adoption of best practices and capability development to achieve a successful and mutually beneficial partnership.

Panelists:
Moderator:

MENA country briefings

Morocco spotlight: Overview of PPP strategy and project pipeline
Speaker:
Jordan updates: Building a sustainable, streamlined PPP pipeline that meets national infrastructure needs
Bahrain briefing: Driving the Sultanate’s infrastructure improvement strategy

Forum wrap-up and recommendations

Closing remarks by the Chairman

Executive networking lunch and end of conference day one

Who will Attend the PPP MENA Forum?

Regional government leaders and senior management officials from different organisations in the Middle East and North Africa involved in PPP projects such as:

Ministries of Finance and PPP Units
Project Owners and Ministries

Head/Director of:

Department of Economic Development

Head of/Director of:

Research Centers and PPP working groups

Sponsors

Why Get Involved?

  • Highlight

    your organization’s commitment towards the development of this sector

  • Showcase

    your company’s accomplishments and increase brand awareness

  • Meet

    the industry experts and learn about new market trends, projects and share your ideas

  • Develop

    new leads by reaching potential customers

  • Stand

    out from competitors by maximising your participation at the event

  • Shape

    the future development projects with digital innovate technologies

  • Network

    in a multi-stakeholder environment and expand your industry knowledge

  • Discover

    future industry developments

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