Empowering the Future with SustainableResilient, Digital PPP Innovations

2023 Edition Hosted By

Ministry of Finance, Egypt

PPP Central Unit, Egypt

Supporting Partners

Supporting Partner

Event Overview

The PPP MENA Forum is a crucial platform for discussing economic and social developments for the region, bringing together policymakers, investors, EPCs and business leaders, and other stakeholders to exchange ideas, foster collaborations, and capitalize on the growing opportunities in the region.

In recent times, PPP has become an essential model utilized across the MENA region and has grown significantly in several industries, most notably the energy, infrastructure, healthcare, transportation, and education sectors. PPP agreements totaling to $69.6 billion are now being carried out in the region, and over 155 major contract awards for PPP projects are anticipated in 2024. As these partnerships involve collaboration between governmental bodies and private sector entities to finance, build, and operate projects, PPPs are now viewed as an effective way to leverage the strengths of both sectors, thereby improving efficiency, innovation, and service delivery.

Over the years, PPP projects have played a critical role in infrastructure development, driving economic growth, improving service delivery, and bringing about risk sharing, resulting in more resilient and sustainable projects. The 4th PPP MENA Forum plays a pivotal role in discussing PPP initiatives, opportunities, and broader issues concerning economic development and social progress. The forum offers an exclusive avenue for showcasing new projects, PPP opportunities, infrastructure needs and how to leverage the strengths of both the public and private sectors and foster successful partnerships.

VIP Speakers

H.E. Dr. Mohamed Maait

H.E. Dr. Mohamed Maait

Minister of Finance

Egypt

H.E. Dr. Hala El Said

H.E. Dr. Hala El Said

Minister of Planning and Economic Development

Egypt

H.E. Eng. Kamel El Wazir

H.E. Eng. Kamel El Wazir

Minister of Transportation

Egypt

H.E Dr. Rania Al-Mashat

H.E Dr. Rania Al-Mashat

Minister of International Cooperation

Egypt

H.E. Dr. Ali Al-Moselhy

H.E. Dr. Ali Al-Moselhy

Minister of Supply and Internal Trade

Egypt

H.E. Dr. Ashraf Sobhy

H.E. Dr. Ashraf Sobhy

Minister of Youth and Sports

Egypt

H.E. Dr. Khaled Abd El Ghaffar

H.E. Dr. Khaled Abd El Ghaffar

Minister of Health and Population

Egypt

H.E. Dr. Sayed Ismail

H.E. Dr. Sayed Ismail

Deputy Minister of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities for Infrastructure

Egypt

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Market Drivers

$69.6 billion

worth of PPP deals are being carried out in the region, and over 155 major contract awards for PPP projects are anticipated in 2024

$681 million

approved by RTA for Dubai PPP projects portfolio for 2024-2026

In line with

the strategic goals of Vision 2030, Saudi Arabia’s government is working towards elevating the private sector’s GDP contribution from 40 percent of GDP to 65 percent by 2030

Saudi Arabia

announced 200 Privatization and PPP projects for 17 different sectors in 2023

Oman targets

to implement 11 PPP projects in 2024

Multi-million Dinar

budgets have been set in Bahrain for mega infrastructure projects in 2024, covering comprehensive road, sewage, rainwater drainage and lighting improvements in the Kingdom

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry

of Transport and Logistic Services is expected to release the tenders in 2024 for Jeddah – Makkah and Jeddah-Jazan highway projects under the PPP model with an estimated investment of $ 50 million 

AED 180 million

project by Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) to install 1550 shelters across bus stops in Dubai – project to start in 2025

In line with

the strategic goals of Vision 2030, Saudi Arabia’s government is working towards elevating the private sector’s GDP contribution from 40 percent of GDP to 65 percent by 2030

AED 250 million

project by Roads and Transport Authority, budgeted for LED retrofitting for all streetlights of Dubai, including smart features of auto-dimming, auto-switching and IT enabled control – project to start in 2025

The Shareek programme

in Saudi Arabia aims to promote cooperation between Government and private sectors through Foreign direct investments (FDI), targeting to reach $1.3tn by 2030 

Distinguished Former Speakers

H.E. Dr. Mostafa Madbouly

H.E. Dr. Mostafa Madbouly

Prime Minister of Egypt

H.E. Dr. Mohamed Maait

H.E. Dr. Mohamed Maait

Minister of Finance, Egypt

H.E. Dr. Hala El Said

H.E. Dr. Hala El Said

Minister of Planning and Economic Development – Egypt

Salman Badr

Salman Badr

Executive Vice President, Commercial Advisory

National Center for Privatization & PPP, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Dr. Ibrahim AlOmar

Dr. Ibrahim AlOmar

Deputy Assistant Minister for Investment Development, Deputy Assistant Minister for Compliance, Director General of Private Sector Participation Program

Ministry of Health, KSA

Dr. Ibtesam Al Bastaki

Dr. Ibtesam Al Bastaki

Director of Investment & PPP Department

Dubai Health Authority

Yaser AL Nuaimi

Yaser AL Nuaimi

Head of PPP Department

Abu Dhabi Investment office, United Arab Emirates

Advisory Board 2024

Nasser Massoud

Nasser Massoud

Founder and Managing Director, Concept Realisation

Chair of Social Sector PPPs Chapter at WAPPP, UAE

Mansoor Ahmed

Mansoor Ahmed

Executive Director Advisory & Valuation I Middle East & Africa

MEA Region Colliers, UAE

Andrew Thomas

Andrew Thomas

Member

WAPPP, UAE

Ahmed Abbas

Ahmed Abbas

Director - Project Finance and Infrastructure Advisory

EY, Saudi Arabia

Abraham Akkawi

Abraham Akkawi

Independent PPP Advisor

Oman

Mahmoud Al Khoshman

Mahmoud Al Khoshman

Independent PPP Subject Matter Expert

MENA Region, Jordan

Speakers

Manal Akram Jawa

Manal Akram Jawa

Head of PPP, Services

Ministry of Municipality, Rural Affairs and Housing, KSA

Eng.Yaser ALNuaimi

Eng.Yaser ALNuaimi

Head of Section

Abu Dhabi Investment Office, UAE

Hussam Jastaniah

Hussam Jastaniah

Deputy Mayor for Investment

Jeddah Municipality, KSA

Dr. Ibtesam AlBastaki,

Dr. Ibtesam AlBastaki,

Director, Investment and Public Private Partnership Department,

Dubai Health Authority,UAE

Ahmed Alhammadi

Ahmed Alhammadi

Director of Financial Sustainability and Investment Department

Ministry of Energy & Infrastructure, UAE

Abdullah Mohammed Al Abri

Abdullah Mohammed Al Abri

Director General of Partnership & Privatization Unit

Ministry of Finance, Oman

Mohamed Benatiya Andaloussi

Mohamed Benatiya Andaloussi

Interim Head of PPP Division

Directorate of Public Enterprises and Privatization (DEPP), Morocco

Mohannad Abdullah AlAfandi

Mohannad Abdullah AlAfandi

Extended Care Program Manager, Vision Realization Office, Private Sector Participation

Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia

Michael Palassis

Michael Palassis

Managing Director, Infrastructure and PPP Advisory

Paxon Consulting Group, Australia

Atter Hannoura

Atter Hannoura

Director, PPP Central Unit

Ministry of Finance, Egypt

Mosaab Alburih

Mosaab Alburih

Head of PPP

Tatweer Buildings Company, KSA

Faisal Butt

Faisal Butt

Group Head of Planning & Controls

Red Sea Global, KSA

Majid Abu Abdoun

Majid Abu Abdoun

Senior Expert PPA's

Ministry of Energy & Infrastructure, UAE

Ajmal Anwar

Ajmal Anwar

Specialist Investment & Public – Private Partnership Department

Dubai Health Authority, UAE

Eng.Muneera Al-Bahar

Eng.Muneera Al-Bahar

Manager of Feasibility Studies and Selection of Advisers and Initiatives Department

Kuwait Authority for Partnership Projects, Kuwait

Eng. Shather Fahad Alahmad

Eng. Shather Fahad Alahmad

Research and Strategic Planning Department

Kuwait Authority for Partnership Projects, Kuwait

Mazen Alsad

Mazen Alsad

Principal, Levant Hub Leader

International Finance Corporation, Jordan

Nasser Massoud

Nasser Massoud

Founder and Managing Director, Conceptrealisation

Chair of Social Sector PPPs Chapter at WAPPP, UAE

Dr. Eyup Vural Eydin

Dr. Eyup Vural Eydin

Chairman

Istanbul PPP Center of Excellence (PPPCoE) – Turkey

Ahmad AlSabbah

Ahmad AlSabbah

Investment & PPP Expert

Dubai Municipality, UAE

Jinane Ghosh

Jinane Ghosh

WAPPP Executive Committee Member

Mansoor Ahmed

Mansoor Ahmed

Executive Director Head of Development Solutions I Healthcare I Education I PPPI Middle East & Africa (MEA) Region

Colliers, UAE

Ahmed Abbas

Ahmed Abbas

Director - Project Finance and Infrastructure Advisory

EY, Saudi Arabia

Martin Sobek

Martin Sobek

IFC Transaction Advisory Hub Lead for GCC and Central Asia

International Finance Corporation, UAE

Abraham Akkawi

Abraham Akkawi

Independent PPP Advisor

Oman

Mahmoud Al Khoshman

Mahmoud Al Khoshman

Independent PPP Subject Matter Expert

MENA Region, Jordan

Osama Suleiman

Osama Suleiman

Fiscal Commitment and contingent Liabilities Unit Director

Ministry of Finance , Jordan

Abdoulie Puye

Abdoulie Puye

Principal Economist, Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs

Directorate of Public-Private Partnerships, Gambia

Moustafa Fahour OAM

Moustafa Fahour OAM

Chief Operating Officer

Plenary Middle East

Agenda

  • Sunday 19, March 2023
  • Monday 20, march 2023

Topics

Registration

Welcome Address by Great Minds Event Management

Chairman’s Opening Remarks

Catalyzing Economic Advancement in the MENA Region Through Strategic PPP Initiatives

Addressing the current state of PPPs and the challenges they face in the MENA region by focusing on the structuring and implementation of scale PPP projects. This session will help you unlock innovation, foster scalability, encourage South-South cooperation and increase foreign direct investment (FDI).
Moderator:
Panellists:

MENA Country Briefings and PPP Pipelines

Addressing the current state of PPPs and the challenges they face in the MENA region by focusing on the structuring and implementation of scale PPP projects. This session will help you unlock innovation, foster scalability, encourage South-South cooperation and increase foreign direct investment (FDI).

Enhancing Educational Landscapes through Strategic PPPs & Quality Infrastructure Growth

Saudi Arabia’s commitment to fostering partnerships between the public and private sectors to enhance the educational ecosystem marks a groundbreaking initiative. The session will explore the strategic “Build, Maintain, Transfer” (BMT) model adopted for the inaugural project and shed light on the collaborative efforts involving prequalified investors, as well as the critical role played by the stakeholders involved.

Exhibition Opening, VIP Tour & Networking Coffee Break

Diversifying Social Infrastructure Projects in the GCC

Explore how these partnerships are transitioning from a budget relief mechanism to a strategic tool for economic diversification and sustainable development.

discover how PPPs in education, healthcare, transportation, and other social sectors are transforming the region and paving the way for a prosperous future.

 

Panellists:
Moderator:

Industry Innovation Session I

Catalyzing Progress: Strategic Partnerships in MENA Healthcare"

Delve into the transformative role of PPPs within Saudi Arabia’s healthcare landscape as we explore the synergistic efforts that fuel infrastructure enhancements, service quality improvements, and increased accessibility.

Moderator:
Panellists:

PPPs for Stormwater Drainage Network Management in MENA

Moderator:
nterviewe:

The Rise of Social Infrastructure PPPs in the GCC

Moderator:
Panellists:

MENA Country Briefings and PPP Pipelines

Presentation 1: Updates on the Kuwait Initiatives and Projects

Presentation 2: Updates on the Kuwait Initiatives and Projects

Presentation 3: Updated on Qatar PPP Initiatives and Projects

Chairman’s closing Remarks.

Presentation 3: Updated on Qatar PPP Initiatives and Projects

Networking Lunch and End of Forum Day 1

Topics

Registration

Chairman’s Opening Remarks

Leveraging Water Sector PPPs for Global Water Security and Sustainable Sanitation

The role of PPPs in the water sector, exploring innovative approaches that go beyond conventional methods. From bolstering utility performance to pioneering new assets, this discussion sheds light on how PPPs are not just solving water crises but also contributing to climate change mitigation and adaptation. As nations strive to achieve UN SDG6 goals, this session emphasizes the urgent need for increased financial support for PPPs to serve as game changers in the quest for global water security.

Accelerating Green Hydrogen: Leveraging PPPs for Sustainable Energy Solutions

The forefront of the energy transition, where innovation meets collaboration, and commitment paves the way for a sustainable future. Dive into real-world examples, dissect the benefits and challenges, navigate the legal landscape, and learn how to establish successful PPPs for a greener tomorrow.

Keynote Speech

MENA Country Briefings and PPP Pipelines

Industry Innovation Session I

Igniting Sustainable Energy by Leveraging Public-Private Partnerships for a Greener Tomorrow

The dynamic realm of Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) and their pivotal role in propelling the energy sector towards sustainability. By examining the collaboration between governmental bodies and private entities. This session will explore how PPPs efficiently drive innovation, ensure accountability, and accelerate the development of sustainable energy infrastructure.
Moderator
Panellist:

Maximizing Impact through Integrated and Service-Based PPPs in the Sports, Education, and other Social Sectors

Harness the transformative potential of public-private partnerships (PPPs) in the social sector by strategically aligning integrated and service-based models. Explore the optimization of design and operations to maximize impact, paving the way for efficient and impactful delivery of social services.

Optimizing Procurement Dynamics for Enhanced PPP Success

Delve deep into the intricacies of procurement methodologies within Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs). This panel discussion will explore various processes such as competitive bidding, direct orders, and unsolicited bidding, shedding light on their nuances and impact. Learn from PPP specialists about the strategic approaches that maximize efficiency and foster successful collaborations.
Moderator
Interviewe:

Industry Innovation Session II

Service Oriented PPP Arrangements Versus Bricks and Mortars PPP Projects

Chairman’s Closing Remarks

Networking Lunch and End of Forum

AGENDA

  • Day 1
  • Day 2

Topics

Registration

Welcome Address by Great Minds Event Management

Chairman’s Opening Remarks

Catalyzing Economic Advancement in the MENA Region Through Strategic PPP Initiatives

Addressing the current state of PPPs and the challenges they face in the MENA region by focusing on the structuring and implementation of scale PPP projects. This session will help you unlock innovation, foster scalability, encourage South-South cooperation and increase foreign direct investment (FDI).
Moderator:
Panellists:

MENA Country Briefings and PPP Pipelines

Addressing the current state of PPPs and the challenges they face in the MENA region by focusing on the structuring and implementation of scale PPP projects. This session will help you unlock innovation, foster scalability, encourage South-South cooperation and increase foreign direct investment (FDI).

Enhancing Educational Landscapes through Strategic PPPs & Quality Infrastructure Growth

Saudi Arabia’s commitment to fostering partnerships between the public and private sectors to enhance the educational ecosystem marks a groundbreaking initiative. The session will explore the strategic “Build, Maintain, Transfer” (BMT) model adopted for the inaugural project and shed light on the collaborative efforts involving prequalified investors, as well as the critical role played by the stakeholders involved.

Exhibition Opening, VIP Tour & Networking Coffee Break

Diversifying Social Infrastructure Projects in the GCC

Explore how these partnerships are transitioning from a budget relief mechanism to a strategic tool for economic diversification and sustainable development.

discover how PPPs in education, healthcare, transportation, and other social sectors are transforming the region and paving the way for a prosperous future.

 

Panellists:
Moderator:

Industry Innovation Session I

Catalyzing Progress: Strategic Partnerships in MENA Healthcare"

Delve into the transformative role of PPPs within Saudi Arabia’s healthcare landscape as we explore the synergistic efforts that fuel infrastructure enhancements, service quality improvements, and increased accessibility.

Moderator:
Panellists:

PPPs for Stormwater Drainage Network Management in MENA

Moderator:
nterviewe:

The Rise of Social Infrastructure PPPs in the GCC

Moderator:
Panellists:

MENA Country Briefings and PPP Pipelines

Presentation 1: Updates on the Kuwait Initiatives and Projects

Presentation 2: Updates on the Kuwait Initiatives and Projects

Presentation 3: Updated on Qatar PPP Initiatives and Projects

Chairman’s closing Remarks.

Presentation 3: Updated on Qatar PPP Initiatives and Projects

Networking Lunch and End of Forum Day 1

Topics

Registration

Chairman’s Opening Remarks

Leveraging Water Sector PPPs for Global Water Security and Sustainable Sanitation

The role of PPPs in the water sector, exploring innovative approaches that go beyond conventional methods. From bolstering utility performance to pioneering new assets, this discussion sheds light on how PPPs are not just solving water crises but also contributing to climate change mitigation and adaptation. As nations strive to achieve UN SDG6 goals, this session emphasizes the urgent need for increased financial support for PPPs to serve as game changers in the quest for global water security.

Accelerating Green Hydrogen: Leveraging PPPs for Sustainable Energy Solutions

The forefront of the energy transition, where innovation meets collaboration, and commitment paves the way for a sustainable future. Dive into real-world examples, dissect the benefits and challenges, navigate the legal landscape, and learn how to establish successful PPPs for a greener tomorrow.

Keynote Speech

MENA Country Briefings and PPP Pipelines

Industry Innovation Session I

Igniting Sustainable Energy by Leveraging Public-Private Partnerships for a Greener Tomorrow

The dynamic realm of Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) and their pivotal role in propelling the energy sector towards sustainability. By examining the collaboration between governmental bodies and private entities. This session will explore how PPPs efficiently drive innovation, ensure accountability, and accelerate the development of sustainable energy infrastructure.
Moderator
Panellist:

Maximizing Impact through Integrated and Service-Based PPPs in the Sports, Education, and other Social Sectors

Harness the transformative potential of public-private partnerships (PPPs) in the social sector by strategically aligning integrated and service-based models. Explore the optimization of design and operations to maximize impact, paving the way for efficient and impactful delivery of social services.

Optimizing Procurement Dynamics for Enhanced PPP Success

Delve deep into the intricacies of procurement methodologies within Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs). This panel discussion will explore various processes such as competitive bidding, direct orders, and unsolicited bidding, shedding light on their nuances and impact. Learn from PPP specialists about the strategic approaches that maximize efficiency and foster successful collaborations.
Moderator
Interviewe:

Industry Innovation Session II

Service Oriented PPP Arrangements Versus Bricks and Mortars PPP Projects

Chairman’s Closing Remarks

Networking Lunch and End of Forum

ATTENDEE PROFILES

Regional government leaders and senior management officials from different organizations in the Middle East and North Africa involved in PPP projects:
Ministries of Finance and PPP Units
Project Owners and Ministries

Head/Director of:

Department of Economic Development

Head /Director of:

Research Centers and PPP working groups

Partners & Sponsors

Platinum SPONSOR
GOLD SPONSOR
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Strategic Development Partner
Silver Sponsor
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Silver Sponsor
Associate Partner
Strategic Partner
Strategic Partner

Media Partners

Project Intelligence Partner

TESTIMONIALS

Why Get Involved?

  • Identify

    PPP developments across various sectors 

  • 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 maximizing your participation at the event

  • Shape

    the future development projects with digital innovative technologies

  • Network

    in a multi-stakeholder environment and expand your industry knowledge

  • Discover

    future industry developments

Media Partners

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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 business objectives.

For more information email partnerships@gmevents.ae or call +971 4 568 7800

Partnership opportunities

We have a diverse range of partnership opportunities available. A member of the partnership team will work with you to create a bespoke opportunity to suit your business objectives.

For more information email partnerships@gmevents.ae or call +971 4 568 7800

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