Fostering Dynamic Public Private Partnerships in the MENA region

2023 Edition Hosted By

Ministry of Finance, Egypt

PPP Central Unit, Egypt

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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

Sedef Yavuz Noyan

Sedef Yavuz Noyan

Head of Public Private Partnership Department

Presidency Strategy and Budget Administration, Turkey

Mansoor Ahmed

Mansoor Ahmed

Executive Director (Advisory & Valuation) I Middle East & Africa (MEA) Region

Colliers, UA

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

Hussam Jastaniah

Hussam Jastaniah

Deputy Mayor for Investment

Jeddah Municipality, KSA

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

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. 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 (Advisory & Valuation) I Middle East & Africa (MEA) Region,

Colliers, 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

Osama Suleiman

Osama Suleiman

Fiscal Commitment and contingent Liabilities Unit Director

Ministry of Finance , Jordan

Anara Zilmukhamedova

Anara Zilmukhamedova

Senior Project Manager - PPP Projects

National Center of Public Private Partnerships, Russia

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

REGISTRATION & NETWORKING

WELCOME ADDRESS BY GREAT MINDS EVENT MANAGEMENT

OPENING REMARKS BY FORUM CHAIRMAN

SESSION 1 | MINISTERIAL OPENING ADDRESS

EXHIBITION OPENING, VIP TOUR & NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK

SESSION 2 | PANEL DISCUSSION - PPP FOR TRANSPORTATION A LEADING SECTOR IN PPP

Panellists:
Moderator:

SESSION 3 | AMENDMENTS OF PPP LAWS IN EGYPT AND EGYPT PIPELINE

SESSION 4 | ANNOUNCING THE FEDERATION OF ARAB PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS

SESSION 5 | PANEL DISCUSSION - EXPLORING FEASIBLE INNOVATION FINANCIAL TOOLS AND CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING PROJECT FINANCING FOR PPPs

Panellists:
Moderator:

SESSION 6 | PANEL DISCUSSION - DISPUTE RESOLUTION AND CONTRACT RE-EQUILIBRIUM UNDER PPP CONTRACTS

Panellists:
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SESSION 7 | STANDING ON THE SHOULDERS OF OTHERS IN IMPLEMENTING GLOBAL BEST PRACTICE PPP MANAGEMENT

SESSION 8 | PANEL DISCUSSION - PROCUREMENT METHODOGLOIES OF CONTRACTING UNDER PPP

Panellists:
Moderator:

CLOSING REMARKS BY FORUM CHAIRMAN

NETWORKING LUNCH AND END OF FORUM DAY 1

REGISTRATION & NETWORKING

OPENING REMARKS BY FORUM CHAIRMAN

SESSION 1 | PANEL DISCUSSION – PROSPECTIVE ROLE OF PPPs IN UTILITIES, WATER AND WASTEWARTER SUSTAINABILITY – REDUCE, REUSE AND RECYCLE

Panellists:
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NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK

SESSION 2 | PANEL DISCUSSION - PPP FOR SOCIAL AND SPORTS INFRASTRUCTURE

Moderator:

SESSION 3 | PANEL DISCUSSION - DRIVING THE HEALTHCARE SECTOR THROUGH PPPs – CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

Panellists:
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SESSION 4 | ROLE OF ISLAMIC FINANCE IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF GREEN PPP IN MENA REGION

SESSION 5 | MENA COUNTRY BRIEFINGS AND PPP PIPELINES

INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW
OVERVIEW OF LIBYAN PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP COMPANY
AN ADIO OVERVIEW HIGHLIGHTING THE PPP PROJECTS IN THE UAE
OVERVIEW OF THE SULTANATES PPP PROGRAM - NEW STRATEGIES TO SUPPORT THE DEVELOPMENT JOURNEY
HEALTH CARE PRIVATIZATION PROGRESS, ACHIEVEMENTS AND PLANS IN KSA
DRIVING THE KINGDOM’S INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENT STRATEGY
Q&A

SUMMARIZATION AND CLOSING REMARKS BY FORUM CHAIRMAN

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

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    out from competitors by maximising 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

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