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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Supporting Partners

Jordan’s Ministry of Finance

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

Kuwait Water Association

Istanbul PPP Center of Excellence

Jordan Capital and Investment Fund, Jordan

Event Overview

Public-private partnerships in the MENA region have seen a considerable growth across sectors, especially in the energy, infrastructure, healthcare, transportation, and education sectors. Recently, several PPP investment opportunities have been launched in the region to ensure the delivery of key services and drive socio-economic development. Over 240 PPP projects worth an estimated US$223 billion are under development in the MENA, focusing on the healthcare, infrastructure, power, and construction sectors.

Despite the increase in the investment opportunities and rise in PPP projects, the sector still faces some key challenges including effective contractual model, new forms of project finances, strong regulatory framework and policies that need to be developed by the government to further drive partnerships with the private sector.

In line with this, the 3rd PPP MENA Forum will focus on the integration of new and innovative partnership models and launch of new projects for the region’s socio-economic growth. The forum will discuss effective policies for infrastructure PPP projects, governance and transparency, security of the regulatory framework, long-term private funding for national projects, and global PPP laws and best practices. 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

400+

Attendees

10+

Government Partners

40

Speakers

20

Sponsors & Exhibitors

2

Keynote Presentations

5

Panel Discussions

12

Presentations

Event Key Features

6+ Ministry

senior representatives
from across the
MENA region

Witness keynote

sessions by VIP speakers from key Ministries and PPP authorities

Attend live

panel discussion, standalone sessions, and technology showcase on latest PPP trends

B2B expo

showcasing array of latest PPP solutions and technologies

Latest upcoming

project briefing from different countries in the MENA region

Project showcases

by
PPP specialist

Unparallel Networking

business opportunities, investments, and partnership

Advisory Committee

Dr. Atter Hannoura

Director PPP Central Unit – Ministry of Finance, Egypt

Dr. Ibtesam Al Bastaki

Director of Investment & PPP Dept, Dubai Health Authority (DHA), United Arab Emirates

Hebah Abbas

Chief Specialist Electrical Engineer, Technical Advisor, Ministry of Education, Kuwait Water Association, Kuwait

Loay Ghazaleh

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

Osama Suleiman

PPP Director, Ministry of Finance, Jordan

Ziad Hayek

President, World Association of PPP Units & Professionals (WAPPP), Switzerland

Speakers

H.E. Fadheela Al Hasan

Director General of the Authority for Partnership Projects for the Public and Private Sector (KAPP), Kuwait

Dr. Atter Hannoura

Director PPP Central Unit – Ministry of Finance, Egypt

Ayman El Tanbouly

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

Ajay Saxena

PPP Expert, National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF), India

Ahmed Kamel

PPP Financial Expert, Public Private Partnership Unit, National Treasury, Kenya

Arianna Barilaro

Senior Legal Advisor, Noura Almaazmi Advocates and Legal Consultancy

Bakhtaoui Youcef

Chief of Service Commerce, Ministry of Industry, Investment, Trade, and Digital Economy, Morocco

Dr Eyup Aydin

Chairman, Istanbul PPP Centre of Excellence, Turkey

Dr. Ibtesam Al Bastaki

Director of Investment & PPP Dept, Dubai Health Authority (DHA), United Arab Emirates

Hebah Abbas

Senior Specialist, Ministry of Education, State of Kuwait

Hamed Al-Saggaf

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

Dr. Hana Muheisen

Director Research & Development – Projects, Water Authority of Jordan

Loay Ghazaleh

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

Mohammad AlBar

Advisor to H.E Deputy Minister of Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs and Housing, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Mahmoud Al Khoshman

Senior PPP Technical Advisor, The World Bank

Mansoor Ahmed

Executive Director I Middle East & Africa (MEA) Region, Colliers International, Canada

Osama Sulaiman

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

Pietro Giorgio Russo

Director – Project Finance, TRANSCO, Taqa, Abu Dhabi

Robert Bryniak

Chief Executive Officer, Golden Sands Management Consulting, Oman

Refaat Bani Khalaf

Director – Projects, Ministry of Water, Jordan

Sedef Yavuz Noyan

Head of Public Private Partnership Department, Ministry of Development, Turkey

Shashank Rath

Partner, Synergy Consulting IFA Inc, United Arab Emirates

Shamma (Khamis) Al Hameli

Associate CIPD, Emiratization in Private Sector, Organizational Performance, Government of Abu Dhabi

Zaid Tarawneh

Director of PPP Unit, Prime Ministry of Jordan, Jordan

Ziad Hayek

President, World Association of PPP Units & Professionals (WAPPP), Switzerland

Agenda

TIME CONFERENCE PROGRAM
08:00 – 09:00 Registration, networking, and refreshments
09:00 – 09:10 Opening ceremony
09:10 – 09:20 Opening remarks by Conference Chairman
Speaker:

  • Ziad Alexandre Hayek, President, World Association of PPP Units & Professionals (WAPPP), Geneva
09:20 – 09:35 Conference host opening speech – VIP speaker from the Ministry of Finance, Egypt
09:35 – 10:15 Ministerial opening panel discussion: Vision 2030 and PPP sector – Updates on the strategic and economic developments in the MENA region
This exclusive session will host Ministers from key sectors including water and utilities, energy, infrastructure, and planning…etc. to discuss the region’s vision, developments in different sectors, and PPP adoption. It will also highlight the policies and national strategies that need to be implemented to further strengthen public-private partnerships and drive socio-economic developments.
10:15 – 10:40 Presentation: Improving the collaboration with the private sector in the delivery of public services, infrastructure, and transportation projects
Speaker:
Dr. Atter Hannoura, Director PPP Central Unit, Ministry of Finance, Egypt
10:40 – 10:50 VIP tour to the exhibition
10:50 – 11:30 Networking, and coffee break
11:30 – 12:15 Panel discussion: Prospective role of PPPs in the utilities sector and water and wastewater sustainability – reduce, reuse, and recycle

This panel will discuss the important part that PPP plays in the advancement of water and utilities sector, including the development of sustainable and innovative infrastructure, securing financing, and innovating wastewater treatment renovation, and increased water supply.

Panelist:
Dr.Hana Muheisen, Director Research & Development – Projects, Water Authority of Jordan
Hebah Abbas, Chief Specialist Electrical Engineer, Technical Advisor and Head of Sustainability Committee at Kuwait Water Association, Kuwait
Dr Eyup Aydin, Chairman, Istanbul PPP Centre of Excellence, Turkey

12:15 – 12:30 Fireside chat: Driving the healthcare sector through PPPs – challenges and opportunities
Speaker:

  • Dr. Ibtesam Al Bastaki, Director of Investment & PPP Dept, Dubai Health Authority (DHA), United Arab Emirates
12:30 – 13:15 MENA country briefings

  • Presentation 1: Exploring the opportunities in Egypt’s PPP sector – projects and programs

Presentation: Thomas Wigley, Energy and Infrastructure Partner, Trowers & Hamlins
Speaker:

  • Dr. Atter Hannoura, Director PPP Central Unit, Ministry of Finance, Egypt
  • Presentation 2: Overview of the Saudi PPP program – new strategies to support PPPs

Reserved for NCP, KSA

  • Presentation 3: Updates on the United Arab Emirates PPP initiatives and projects

Reserved for MOEI, UAE

13:45 – 14:15 Panel discussion: Discussing procurement methodologies of contracting under PPP
The panel will shed light on the processes used for contracting projects, including competitive bidding, direct orders, unsolicited bidding, etc. It will explore and compare the traditional methods with the latest innovative ones to identify the best processes for the region’s partnerships.
Panelist:

  • Ajay Saxena – PPP Expert, National Investment, and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF), India
  • Ayman El Tanbouly – Infrastructure PPP Specialist, International Finance Corporation, Egypt
  • Loay Ghazaleh – Undersecretary, Advisor on Infrastructure & PPP to the Minister of works, Ministry of Works, Bahrain
14:15 – 14:30 Closing remarks by the Chairman
14:30 – 15:30 Executive networking lunch and end of conference day one
15:30 – 16:30 Government and investor one-to-one meetings and round table discussions
TIME CONFERENCE PROGRAM
08:30 – 09:00 Registration, networking, and refreshments
09:00 – 09:10 Opening remarks by conference Chairman
Ziad Alexandre Hayek, President, World Association of PPP Units & Professionals (WAPPP), Geneva
09:10 – 10:00 Opening panel discussion: Exploring feasible innovative financial and technical tools that can be implemented across the PPP sector for better decision making
This panel will discuss the most innovative and technical tools that are introduced in the region and are flexible enough to be implemented across sectors. It will have PPP professionals from international and local banks and financing agencies who will also shed light on the profitability and ROI projections.

  • Identifying appropriate PPP structures that includes risk assessment, allocation, impact, and ROI
  • Creating profitable opportunities for your investors and ensuring project ROI
  • Discussing effective solutions to overcome and prevent the challenge of profit loss

Panelists:

  • Ahmed Kamel, PPP Financial Expert, Public Private Partnership Unit, National Treasury, Kenya
  • Mahmoud Al Khoshman, PPP & Sustainable Development Financing Expert, the World Bank, Jordan
  • Sedef Yavuz Noyan, Head of Public Private Partnership Department, Ministry of Development, Turkey
10:00 – 10:45 Panel discussion: Public-private partnership to drive the region’s power and energy sector
This panel will discuss the measures that the MENA region’s government authorities have taken in this sector to enhance and drive progress.

  • Discussing the impact of legal and financial framework developments and updates for PPPs in the region
  • Overcoming the reduction of available public financial resources to support the development of power and energy sector
  • Adapting your capabilities to the recent long-term investment and risk sharing policies to avoid future liability

Panelists:

  • Hamed Al-Saggaf, Executive Director, IPP & Renewable Energy Sector, Saudi Electricity Company, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Zaid Tarawneh, CEO, Jordan Capital and Investment Fund, Jordan
  • Pietro Giorgio Russo, Director – Project Finance, TRANSCO, TAQA, United Arab Emirates
10:45 – 11:15 EPC case studies: Updates from EPCs on key PPP projects in the region

  • Energy and power PPP project case study

Speaker
Robert Bryniak, CEO, Golden Sands Management Consulting, Oman

  • Infrastructure PPP project case study

Speaker
Refaat Bani Khalaf, Director – Projects, Ministry of Water, Jordan

  • Utilities PPP project case study

Speaker
Shashank Rath, Partner, Synergy Consulting IFA Inc, United Arab Emirates

11:15 – 12:15 Coffee and networking break
12:15 – 13:00 Panel discussion: PPP entities vs EPC – Comparative analysis to develop the best practices and improve capabilities
This is a debate panel between PPP entities and EPC professionals to discuss the different perspectives and working models of public-private partnership stakeholders and identify the gaps and challenges faced. The panel will discuss the adoption of best practices and capability development to achieve a successful and mutually beneficial partnership.

  • Arianna Barilaro, Noura Almaazmi, Senior Legal Advisor, Confidential
  • Robert Bryniak, Chief Executive Officer, Golden Sands Management Consulting, Oman
  • Shamma Al Hameli, Associate CIPD, Emiratization in Private Sector, Organizational Performance, Government of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
13:00 – 13:45 MENA countries briefings:
Morocco spotlight: Overview of PPP strategy and project pipeline
Speaker:
Bakhtaoui Youcef, Chief of Service Commerce, Ministry of Industry, Investment, Trade, and Digital Economy, Morocco

  • Jordan updates: Building a sustainable, streamlined PPP pipeline that meets national infrastructure needs

Speaker:
Osama Suleiman, PPP Director, Ministry of Finance, Jordan

  • Bahrain briefing: Driving the Sultanate’s infrastructure improvement strategy

Speaker:
Loay Ghazaleh, Undersecretary Advisor on Infrastructure & PPP, Ministry of Works, Bahrain

13:45 – 14:20 Forum wrap-up and recommendations
14:20 – 14:30 Closing remarks by the Chairman
14:30 – 15:30 Executive networking lunch break and end of forum

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:

Ministries of Finance and PPP Units

Head/Director of PPP Unit

Department of Economic Development

Head of/Director of;

  • Partnerships
  • Investment
  • Finance
Project Owners and Ministries

Head of Finance

  • Finance Director
  • PPP Unit Head
Research Centers and PPP working groups

  • Chairman
  • CEO
  • President
  • 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?

Highlight your organization’s

commitment towards the development of this sector

Showcase your

company’s accomplishments and increase brand awareness

Meet the industry

experts and learn about new market trends, projects and share your ideas

Development new

leads by reaching potential customers


Stand out from

competitors by maximising your participation at the event

Shape the future

development projects with digital innovate technologies

Discover future

industry developments

Network
in a

multi-stakeholder environment and expand your industry knowledge

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.


    USDAED

    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