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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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.

150+

Attendees

50+

Decision makers from Regional Central Banks and BFSI Sector

15+

Speakers and Panellists

5+

Media Partners

10+

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 2022 Speakers

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

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)

Muneer Al Muneeri

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

Mohammed Al-Harthy

Executive Vice President, Strategic Development Sector, be’ah, Oman

Osama Sulaiman

PPP Director, 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

Hani Alsaigh

Director General Strategic Communication & Marketing, National Center for Privatization & PPP, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Dipak Abhyankar

Chief Specialist, PPP, Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), United Arab Emirates

Duane Rowe

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

Mahmoud Al Khoshman

Senior PPP Technical Advisor, The World Bank

Nadir Nuritdinov

Deputy Director, PPP Development Agency, Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Uzbekistan

Hebah Abbas

Senior Specialist, Ministry of Education, State of Kuwait

Ismail Hassanien

PPP & PFI Projects Lead, Dubai Municipality, UAE

Hamed Al-Saggaf

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

Zyad Aldaham

Strategy and Transformation Expert, KSA

Ayman El Tanbouly

Infrastructure PPP Specialist, IFC – International Finance Corporation

Emil Rademeyer

Managing Director, ABiQ

Corrado Sommariva

Founder and CEO, SWPC Sustainable Water and Power Consultants

Khalid Ismaili Idrissi

Principal Investment Specialist – PPP, Islamic Development Bank (IDB)

Mohannad Al Afandi

Program Manager, Private Sector Participation, Ministry of Health, KSA

Shikha Garg

Director, Infrastructure and Government Finance, PwC

Conference Program

TIME CONFERENCE PROGRAM
08:00 Registration and welcome
09:00 Chair’s opening remarks
09:05 Opening keynote speech
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

Abraham Akkawi, PPP and Privatization Expert and Advisor, Minister’s Office, Ministry of Finance, Oman
Nadir Nuritdinov, Deputy Director, PPP Development Agency, Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Uzbekistan
Zaid Tarawneh, Director of PPP Unit, Prime Ministry of Jordan, Jordan

10:20 PRESENTATION – Best practices in attracting more private capital to PPP projects
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

Mahmoud Al Khoshman, Senior PPP Technical Advisor, The World Bank
Zyad Aldaham, Strategy and Transformation Expert, KSA
Mohannad Al Afandi, Program Manager, Private Sector Participation, Ministry of Health, KSA
Senior Representative, IHCC

11:55 PRESENTATION – Navigating the legal and contractual challenges created during the pandemic
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

Dipak Abhyankar, Chief Specialist – PPP, Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), United Arab Emirates
Ismail Hassanien, PPP & PFI Projects Lead, Dubai Municipality, UAE
Dr Eyup Aydin, Chairman, Istanbul PPP Centre of Excellence, Turkey
Emil Rademeyer, Managing Director, ABiQ

13:00

COUNTRY BRIEFING SESSION ONE:

  • Oman Vision 2040 and the long-term development goals
    • Muneer Al Muneeri, CEO, Oman Infrastructure Fund (Rakiza), Oman
  • Serving the UAE’s goals of implementing a sustainable and competitive economy
  • Driving the Kingdom of Bahrain’s infrastructure improvement strategy
  • Loay Ghazaleh, Undersecretary Advisor on Infrastructure & PPP; Bahrain Ministry of Works, Bahrain
13:00 Networking lunch
15:00 Close of day one

TIME CONFERENCE PROGRAM
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
  • Understanding the credit supports that governments can provide to PPP projects

Ayman El Tanbouly, Infrastructure PPP Specialist, IFC – International Finance Corporation
Khalid Ismaili Idrissi, Principal Investment Specialist – PPP, Islamic Development Bank (IDB)
Shikha Garg, Director, Infrastructure and Government Finance, PwC

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

Hebah Abbas, Senior Specialist, Ministry of Education, State of Kuwait

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

Mohammed Al-Harthy, Executive Vice President, Strategic Development Sector, be’ah, Oman
Duane Rowe, Lead, Planning & Studies, Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA)
Hamed Al-Saggaf, Executive Director, IPP & Renewable Energy Sector, Saudi Electricity Company, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Corrado Sommariva, Founder and CEO, SWPC Sustainable Water and Power Consultants

12:45

COUNTRY BRIEFING SESSION TWO:

  • Saudi Arabia – A cornerstone of Vision 2030
    • Hani Alsaigh, Director General Strategic Communication & Marketing, National Center for Privatization & PPP, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Morocco spotlight: Pipeline of PPP projects
  • Jordan – Building a sustainable, streamlined PPP pipeline that meets infrastructure needs
    • Osama Sulaiman, PPP Director, Ministry of Finance, Jordan
  • Exploring the critical success factors in Egypt’s PPP projects
    • Atter Hannoura, Director, PPP Central Unit, Ministry Of Finance – Egypt
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

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?

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Network and Application Security

Data Integration and Analytics Service Providers

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

    EARLY BIRD PRICING

    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