MEED announces virtual PPP think tank

24 September 2020
Mobilising private sector engagement in infrastructure projects in the Middle East and North Africa

MEED will host the Mena Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Virtual Think Tank on MEED Broadcast+ on 13 October, from 10am to 3pm (UAE time).

The virtual event aims to deconstruct, analyse and explain the opportunities and challenges of PPP, at a time when the regional economy is on the brink of a seismic shift due to the economic turmoil caused by Covid-19 and falling oil prices.

With government dignitaries, prominent investors and stakeholders of leading infrastructure companies in attendance, the think tank presents an opportunity to network with high-profile individuals, deepen your understanding of the PPP business model and find growth opportunities.

The one-day summit offers an immersive agenda with interactive panel discussions, fireside chats and breakout sessions.

Confirmed speakers include:

> Hani Alsaigh, director general, strategic communication and media, National Centre for Privatisation, Saudi Arabia

Mahmoud al-Khoshman, adviser to the prime minister of Jordan and head of the National PPP Programme

Mohamed al-Dhaheri, head of infrastructure partnerships, Abu Dhabi Investment Office 

Peter Naylor, operators representative and general manager, Muharraq Wastewater Services Company, Bahrain

Mussaad al-Razouki, chief business development officer, Kuwait Life Sciences Company

Russell Reed, general manager, industrial and environment division, Samsung Engineering

Key discussion topics include:

How the Covid-19 pandemic has changed the appetite for PPP in the Mena region

The current PPP project landscape in Mena and the opportunities for investors and private sector partners

Exploring the legal framework and contractual models

Projects or models that reduce risk and attract private investors into these ventures

Ways to use real estate assets through PPP to help fund social infrastructure projects

Main complexities and challenges facing transport infrastructure PPPs in the region

The impact that the decoupling of power and water projects can have on infrastructure PPP

Click here to register your participation


> Algeria: PPP framework fails to modernise
> Bahrain: Manama ramps up its PPP plans
> Egypt: Mixed results for Egyptian PPPs
> Iraq: Crises and protests curb Iraq PPPs
> Jordan: Construction sector eyes PPP opportunities
> Kuwait: Corner turned on water and power schemes
> Lebanon: PPPs offer route to recovery
> Morocco: Rabat reforms legislation to spur PPPs
> Oman: Muscat risks PPP confidence loss
> Saudi Arabia: Riyadh refocuses PPP plans
> Tunisia: PPP plans draw broad support
> UAE: PPPs expected to take off in UAE
> Other GCC: Gulf state bolsters legislation to drive PPPs


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