Discover the top PPP projects in the MENA region valued at over $33,681 Million

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Event Overview

After the success of the 2019 PPP MENA Forum, which was supported by key PPP units across the region, and featured exclusive updates of PPP project pipelines by the participating countries, the 2nd edition will bring together all the key stakeholders from government entities, PPP units, developers, operators, investors, contractors and financial institutions to discuss pressing challenges facing the sector and exchange ideas on how PPP projects can be fast tracked, best practices for managing contractual issues and innovative funding models for upcoming PPPs.

The events of the last 12 months and counting have shaken the global community to its core, with effects on all sectors around the world, and the economic impact on Public Private Partnerships is no exception. Many regional PPP infrastructure projects have been greatly affected with bid deadlines extended for new projects, ongoing projects facing interruptions in supply chain, and operational projects experiencing considerable revenue generation challenges.

The 2nd PPP MENA Forum will present a great opportunity for all stakeholders involved to come together and truly come up with innovative solutions that will lead to sustainable and resilient PPPs in order to mitigate the impact of Covid-19.




Decision makers from Regional Central Banks and BFSI Sector


Speakers and Panellists


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Countries Represented

Meet the 2022 Advisory Committee

Atter Hannoura

Director PPP Central Unit, Ministry of Finance, Egypt

Abraham Akkawi

PPP and Privatization Expert and Advisor, Minister’s Office, Ministry of Finance, Oman 

Dr Eyup Aydin

Chairman, Istanbull PPP Centre of Excellence 

Loay Ghazaleh

Undersecretary Advisor on Infrastructure & PPP; Bahrain Ministry of Works, Bahrain 

Osama Sulaiman

PPP Director, Ministry of Finance, Jordan

Nayef Al Haddad

Manager, Research and Strategic Planning, Kuwait Authority for Partnership Projects, Kuwait

Ziad Hayek

Vice Chair, UN Working Party on PPP, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) & President, World Association of PPP Units & Professionals (WAPPP) & Ex-Secretary General, The High Council of Privatisation and PPP(HCP), Lebanon

Meet the 2019 Speakers

Ziad Hayek

Vice Chair, UN Working Party on PPP, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) & President, World Association of PPP Units & Professionals (WAPPP) & Ex-Secretary General, The High Council of Privatisation and PPP(HCP), Lebanon

Mohammed Al-Shaalan

Executive Vice President, National Center for Privatisation & PPP, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Dr. Eyup Vural Aydin

Chairman, Istanbul PPP Center of Excellence (CoE)

Dr. Dhafir Awadh Al-Shanfari

Chief Executive Officer, Public Authority for Privatisation & Partnership

Muneer Al Muneeri

Chief Executive Officer, Oman Infrastructure Fund (Rakiza), Oman

Dr Ahmed Badr

Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director of Regional Center for Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency (RCREEE)

Corrado Sommariva

Chief Executive Officer, SWPC

Ali Alanazi

Advisor of Municipal Services, Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs, Saudi Arabia

Eng.Walid Saleh Basoudan

Private Sector Participation Project Director, Vision Realisation Office, Ministry of Health, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Dr Ahmad Al Shorbagy

Legal Counsel – Al-Hamad Legal Group and, Kuwait Authority for Partnership Projects, Kuwait

Eng. Ahmad M. Alazemi

Private-Sector Projects Department, Undersecretary Sector, Ministry of Electricity and Water, Kuwait

Najib Dandachi

Executive Advisor, Khatib & Alami

Ahmad AlSabbah

Finance, Investment & PPP Consultant, Office of the Under Secretary, Ministry of Infrastructure Development, United Arab Emirates

Samina Akram

Managing Partner, Samak Ethical Finance Ltd

Delwar Hossein

Senior Associate, Baker and Mackenzie

Sabir Ahmed

Executive Director, Standard Chartered Bank

Hassan Idris

Senior Counsel ICIEC, Islamic Development Bank

Dr. Mhamed Biygautane

Research Fellow, Faculty of Law, Monash University, Australia

Ugo Mosanya

Senior Director, Head of Strategy Middle East & Turkey, Philips

Turki Alshehri

Chief Executive Officer – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Engie

Carlo Stella

Principal, Arthur D. Little Middle East FZ-LLC

Suleiman Al Qasmi

GM Asset Management, Haya Water

Tim Armsby

Partner Head of Finance and Projects (Middle East), Pinsent Masons

Yuji Nakada

Middle East Representative, Japan Bank for International Cooperation

Aijaz Ahmad

Senior PPP Specialist, Infrastructure, PPPs & Guarantees World Bank Group

Thomas Wigley

Partner, Trowers & Hamlins

Eric Hemu

President of Middle East and Africa Region, Jinluo Water

Bader Mutwali

Director of Enterprise services, Siemens Healthineers KSA

Yvon Mompeyssin

Head of Business Development, Customer Solutions, Middle East, South & Central Asia and Turkey, Engie

Alex Saleh

Partner, Co-Head of Office – Kuwait , Al Tamimi & Company

Dr Ahmed Al Kalawy

Doctorate in PPP, CEO, Kalawy Partners

Abdullah Kashgary

Director of Strategy & Support Services, Davita

Rami Abu Hayah

General Manager, Cubic Art-Pixels (CAP)

Iqbal AlTayer

Director of Technical Supervision Department, Ministry of Electricity & Water, Kuwait

Event in Numbers

Event Feature 2019 2022
Attendees 200 400+
Investors 100+
Exhibitors & sponsors 14 30+
Speakers & panellists 42 50+
Countries represented 15 20+
Country project briefings 6 10+
Government leadership awards 13 15+
Media Partners 13 20
Matchmaking and executive meetings 20+

Conference Program

08:00 Registration and welcome
09:00 Chair’s opening remarks
09:05 Opening keynote speech
09:20 PANEL DISCUSSION: Restructuring PPPs in the age of Covid-19

  • Examining the impact of the pandemic’s restriction on PPP projects
  • Recalibrating contracts and agreements in the short term to benefit all
  • Negating the effect of the pandemic on ongoing and upcoming PPP tenders
  • Utilising PPPs to support the region’s post-COVID-19 recovery phase
10:05 PRESENTATION – Best practices in attracting more private capital to PPP projects
10:25 Opening of the exhibition and networking break
10:55 PANEL DISCUSSION: The future of PPPs in healthcare

  • Evaluating the range of approaches to healthcare PPP agreements
  • What are the key enabling conditions for successful public-private agreements in healthcare?
  • Adapting PPP models to fit the changing nature and advancement of healthcare provision
  • Aligning funding strategies to the nation’s broader health policy
11:40 PRESENTATION – Navigating the legal and contractual challenges created during the pandemic
12:00 PANEL DISCUSSION: Overcoming the hurdles of successful PPP agreements for infrastructure projects

  • Identifying the most common causes creating failure and friction in PPP-led infrastructure projects
  • Attracting the highest level of expertise and knowledge to increase the likelihood of project success
  • Best practices in deal structuring and contract management
  • Analysing how the evolution of transport, including autonomous, electric and connected vehicles, will affect public-private sector agreements

  • Oman Vision 2040 and the long-term development goals
  • Serving the UAE’s goals of implementing a sustainable and competitive economy
  • Driving the Kingdom of Bahrain’s infrastructure improvement strategy
13:45 Networking lunch
15:00 Close of day one
08:00 Registration and welcome
09:00 Chair’s opening remarks
09:05 Opening keynote speech
09:20 PANEL DISCUSSION: Managing the fiscal risks of PPPs in a long-term contract

  • The PPP projects that generate their own revenue stream by users
  • Building a credible funding plan for projects and partners
  • Innovative instruments and mechanisms to capture capital inflows
  • Creating a model to predict the effects of extreme revenue fluctuations and construction delays
10:05 PRESENTATION – The transition from financial close to project delivery – Breaking down the critical success factors
10:25 Coffee and networking break
10:55 PANEL DISCUSSION: A force for good – enhancing social impact through public private partnerships

  • Providing safe, secure, and sustainable schools for students of the future
  • Assessing the risks, challenges, and framework for delivering affordable housing projects
  • Improving the efficiency and quality of solid waste management through effective partnerships
  • Creating Value for Future – enhancing the well-being and socioeconomic benefits of successive generations
11:40 PRESENTATION – Pinpointing how to identify and manage project risk
12:00 PANEL DISCUSSION: Power, utilities and waste-to-energy – Building a sustainable future in the power industry

  • Discussing Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) goals and how they will shape potential PPP agreements
  • Accelerating renewable energy production in the Middle East through public-private agreements
  • Preparing for and avoiding the potential pitfalls of PPPs in the power market
  • Enhancing the Middle East’s power industry through the development of waste-to-energy projects

  • Saudi Arabia – A cornerstone of Vision 2030
  • Morocco spotlight: Pipeline of PPP projects
  • Jordan – Building a sustainable, streamlined PPP pipeline that meets infrastructure needs
  • Exploring the critical success factors in Egypt’s PPP projects
13:45 Networking lunch
15:00 Close of conference

Who will Attend the PPP MENA Forum?

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

  • Government officials
  • International and regional investment agencies
  • PPP Units and ministries of finance
  • Development agencies and privatisation bodies
  • Leading international and local corporates
  • Industry experts, senior analysts, and market advisors
  • Industry associations
  • Legal advisors
  • Management consultants and Advisors

Conference Key Themes

SESSION 1: Investment climate and sources of funding for PPPs in the MENA region
SESSION 2: PPP project financing – The role of traditional and Islamic finance
SESSION 3: Overview of PPP opportunities and developments: PPP project overview per country
SESSION 1: Energy and utilities sector: Water and power PPPs and renewables project spotlights
SESSION 2: Social infrastructure sector: Social housing, health and education project spotlights
SESSION 3: Transportation sector: Roads, rail, airports, ports, mass-transport project spotlight

Why get involved?

Get in front of your target market

Get access to the entire spectrum of stakeholders involved with ongoing and upcoming PPP projects in the region

Gain project insights

Get first-hand details on timelines and requirements of current and future multibillion-dollar PPP project pipelines from across the region and spot opportunities earlier

Understand PPP legislations & Contracts

Get up to date on where PPP legislations are for each country and what the future plans are

Raise your brand awareness

Opportunity to position your brand as one of the leading companies in the sector to help stakeholders and project owners navigate the impact of this global pandemic

Who Should Exhibit & Sponsor?

API Technology Solution Providers

Core Digital Banking

Network and Application Security

Data Integration and Analytics Service Providers

2019 Sponsors & Partners

2019 Media Partners

Sponsorship Opportunities

We have a diverse range of sponsorship opportunities available, a member of the sponsorship team will work with you to create a bespoke package to suit your businesses objectives.