Find out the multi-billion-dollar PPP projects across the Middle East and Africa regions

Discover the top PPP healthcare projects in the MENA region valued over US$50 Billion

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2022 Supporting Partners

Ministry of Health – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

World Association of PPP Units & Professionals

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

Jordan’s Ministry of Finance

Egypt’s Ministry of Finance

Istanbul PPP Center of Excellence

Ministry of Finance Oman

Kuwait’s Authority for Partnership Projects

Event Overview

The 2nd PPP MENA Forum was successfully hosted in Dubai with the support and participation of several government and PPP entities from the region, including Ministry of Health – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Authority for Partnership Projects – Kuwait, Ministry of Finance – Jordan, World Association of PPP Units & Professionals.

The 3rd edition of the forum will be hosted in Cairo, Egypt, 6-7 February 2023, in partnership with key local and regional government authorities, ministries and stakeholders to build on the previous edition discussions, review and track progress of the region’s PPP strategies, policies, and explore new projects. This annual forum is an exclusive gathering that highlights the region’s opportunities and key challenges faced and how PPP projects can be fast-tracked by utilizing global best practices and innovative solutions for managing contracts, funding models to build sustainable and resilient PPP projects.

The 2023 Forum will focus on the integration of new systems and launch of new projects and their critical role in the region’s socio-economic growth. The forum will discuss effective regulatory frameworks for infrastructure PPP projects, governance and transparency, security of the regulatory framework, long-term private funding for national projects, and international PPP laws. The Forum will host over 300 regional and international senior PPP professionals, experts, and project owners, developers, operators, consultants, investors, and finance institutions.

Hear What the Experts Have to Say

Event in Numbers

150+

Attendees

50+

Government Partners

28

Speakers

4

Sponsors & Exhibitors

2

Keynote Presentations

5

Panel Discussions

11

Presentations

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

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

2022 Speakers

Dr. Ibrahim AlOmar

Deputy Assistant Minister for Investment Development, the Deputy Assistant Minister for Compliance and the Director General of Private Sector Participation Program, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Atter Hannoura

Director PPP Central Unit, Ministry of Finance, Egypt

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)

Salman Badr

Executive Vice President, Commercial Advisory, National Center for Privatization & PPP, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Kumayl Ahmed Al Lawati

Head of Business Development, be’ah, Oman

Osama Sulaiman

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

Loay Ghazaleh

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

Dr Eyup Aydin

Chairman, Istanbul PPP Centre of Excellence, Turkey

Zaid Tarawneh

Director of PPP Unit, Prime Ministry of Jordan, Jordan

Khasan Khasanov

Head of the unit for the analysis of the PPP projects in Energy, Transport, Communication and other sectors of industry, Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Uzbekistan

Mahmoud Al Khoshman

Senior PPP Technical Advisor, The World Bank

Dr. Ibtesam Al Bastaki

Director of Investment & PPP Department, Dubai Health Authority

Kristalina Lera

PPP Banking- Investments- Legal Specialists

Hamed Al-Saggaf

Executive Director, IPP & Renewable Energy Sector, Saudi Electricity Company, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Zyad Aldaham

Strategy and Transformation Expert, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Ayman El Tanbouly

Banker-Energy sector, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

Emil Rademeyer

Managing Director, ABiQ

Corrado Sommariva

Founder and CEO, SWPC Sustainable Water and Power Consultants

Emad Al Obaidi

PPP Director, Qatar

Sultan Sobhi Batterjee

Chairman & CEO, IHCC

Shikha Garg

Director, Infrastructure and Government Finance, PwC

Dipak Abhyankar

PPP Specialist, Confidential

Hebah Abbas

Senior Specialist, Ministry of Education, State of Kuwait

Nasser Massoud

Specialist in Social Sector PPP

Ranjan Chakraborty

Director Of Operations at D.Med Healthcare Group

Thomas Wigley

Energy and Infrastructure Partner, Trowers & Hamlins

Abdulhaq Mohammed

Partner – Middle East and Asia, Trowers & Hamlins

Michael Thomson

Managing Director, Affinitext

Yassine Bhija

Chief of Enterprise Solutions & Clinical Pathways, EMEA, GE Healthcare

Conference Program

TIME CONFERENCE PROGRAM
08:00 Registration and welcome
09:00 Chair’s opening remarks Nasser Massoud, Specialist in Social Sector PPP
09:05 Opening keynote speech
Speaker:

  • Dr. Ibrahim AlOmar, Deputy Assistant Minister for Investment Development, the Deputy Assistant Minister for Compliance and the Director General of Private Sector Participation Program, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
09:20 Outlook of PPPs in the Middle East
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
09:35 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

Panelists:
Khasan Khasano, Head of the unit for the analysis of the PPP projects in Energy, Transport, Communication and other sectors of industry, Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Uzbekistan
Kumayl Ahmed Al Lawati, Head of Business Development, be’ah, Oman
Zaid Tarawneh, Director of PPP Unit, Prime Ministry of Jordan, Jordan
Osama Suleiman, Director of Fiscal Commitment and Contingent Liabilities Unit (FCCL/PPP, Ministry of Finance, Jordan
Moderator:
Hebah Abbas, Senior PPP Specialist, Ministry of Education Kuwait

10:20 PRESENTATION – Best practices in attracting more private capital to PPP projects
Speaker:
Sultan Sobhi Batterjee, Chairman & CEO, IHCC
10:40 Opening of the exhibition and networking break
11:10 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

Panelists:

  • Mahmoud Al Khoshman, Senior PPP Technical Advisor, The World Bank
  • Sultan Sobhi Batterjee, Chairman & CEO, IHCC
  • Ranjan Chakraborty, Director Of Operations at D.Med Healthcare Group
  • Dr. Ibtesam Al Bastaki, Director of Investment & PPP Department, Dubai Health Authority

Moderator:
Yassine Bhija, Chief of Enterprise Solutions & Clinical Pathways, EMEA, GE Healthcare

11:55 PRESENTATION – Standing on the shoulders of others in implementing global best practice PPP management
Speaker:
Michael Thomson, Managing Director, Affinitext
12:15 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

Panelists:

  • Dr Eyup Aydin, Chairman, Istanbul PPP Centre of Excellence, Turkey
  • Emil Rademeyer, Managing Director, ABiQ
  • Abdulhaq Mohammed, Partner – Middle East and Asia, Trowers & Hamlins

Moderator:
Kristalina Lera, PPP Banking- Investments- Legal Specialists

13:00 Presentation: Thomas Wigley, Energy and Infrastructure Partner, Trowers & Hamlins
COUNTRY BRIEFING SESSION ONE:
13:20 Talking on the PPP projects in the Egyptian region
Speaker – Atter Hannoura, Director, PPP Central Unit, Ministry of Finance – Egypt
13:35 Driving the Kingdom of Bahrain’s infrastructure improvement strategy
Speaker – Loay Ghazaleh, Undersecretary Advisor on Infrastructure & PPP; Bahrain Ministry of Works, Bahrain (Virtual)
13:50 Closing remarks by Chairman
14:00 Networking lunch & end of day one
TIME CONFERENCE PROGRAM
08:00 Registration and welcome
09:00 Chair’s opening remarks
Nasser Massoud, Specialist in Social Sector PPP
09:05 Opening keynote speech
Hebah Abbas, Senior PPP Specialist, Ministry of Education Kuwait
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
  • Understanding the credit supports that governments can provide to PPP projects

Panelists:

  • Corrado Sommariva, Founder and CEO, SWPC Sustainable Water and Power Consultants
  • Shikha Garg, Director, Infrastructure and Government Finance, PwC
  • Zyad Aldaham, Strategy and Transformation Expert, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Moderator:

  • Mahmoud Al Khoshman, Senior PPP Technical Advisor, The World Bank
10:05 PRESENTATION – The transition from financial close to project delivery – Breaking down the critical success factors
Speaker – Zyad Aldaham, Strategy and Transformation Expert, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
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 in the healthcare and other sectors

Panelists:

  • Nasser Massoud, Specialist in Social Sector PPP
  • Dipak Abhyankar, PPP Specialist, Confidential
  • Mahmoud Al Khoshman, Senior PPP Technical Advisor, The World Bank

Moderator:

  • Dr Eyup Aydin, Chairman, Istanbul PPP Centre of Excellence, Turkey
11:40 PRESENTATION
Navigating the legal and contractual challenges created during the pandemic
Speaker:
Kristalina Lera, PPP Banking- Investments- Legal Specialists
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

Speakers:

  • Emil Rademeyer, Managing Director, ABiQ
  • Hamed Al-Saggaf, Executive Director, IPP & Renewable Energy Sector, Saudi Electricity Company, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Khasan Khasano, Head of the unit for the analysis of the PPP projects in Energy, Transport, Communication and other sectors of industry, Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Uzbekistan

Moderator:

  • Corrado Sommariva, Founder and CEO, SWPC Sustainable Water and Power Consultants
12:45 COUNTRY BRIEFING SESSION TWO:

  • Saudi Arabia – A cornerstone of Vision 2030
    • Salman Badr, Executive Vice President, Commercial Advisory, National Center for Privatization & PPP, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Jordan – Building a sustainable, streamlined PPP pipeline that meets infrastructure needs
    • Osama Sulaiman, Director of Fiscal Commitment and Contingent Liabilities Unit (FCCL/PPP, Ministry of Finance, Jordan
13:15 Networking lunch & end of conference

Who Attended 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

Conference Day 1: PPP FUNDING, LEGAL FRAMEWORK AND OPPORTUNITIES
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
Conference Day 2: SECTOR FOCUS PILOT PROJECTS, PIPELINE AND SUCCESS STORIES
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

2022 Sponsors & Partners

2022 Intelligence, Knowledge & Media Partners

2019 Media Partners

2019 Supporting 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.


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    STANDARD PRICING

    DECEMBER OFFER
    USD 2,799 (+ 5% VAT)
    • 2 x 2 Day conference and exhibition pass

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    USD 799 (+ 5% VAT)
    • 1 x 2 Day conference and exhibition pass
    • Expiration date: November 30th 2021

    STANDARD PRICING

    USD 2,799 (+ 5% VAT)
    • 1 x 2 Day conference and exhibition pass