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
> 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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