Event Overview

COVID-19 has shaken the global community to its core, with effects on all sectors around the world and the economic impacts on Public Private Partnerships is no exception.

As this pandemic continues, it will place a tremendous burden on project stakeholders and government bodies from private and public sectors, with the pressure already mounting as additional funds are being directed towards national emergency and suitability programs rather than funding of greenfield projects.

Many regional PPP infrastructure projects have been highly affected with bid deadlines having been extended for new projects; ongoing projects facing interruptions in supply chain; and operational projects experiencing considerable revenue generation challenges.

Therefore, the situation presents a great opportunity for all stakeholders involved to truly come up with innovative solutions that will lead to sustainable and resilient PPPs in order to mitigate the coronavirus’ impacts.

The PPP MENA virtual boardroom will bring together all the key stakeholders from government entities, PPP units, developers, operators, investors, contractors and financial institutions to discuss pressing challenges facing the sector and exchange ideas on how PPP projects can be fast tracked, best practices for managing contractual issues and innovative funding models for upcoming PPPs.

Event in Numbers

100+

Attendees

50+

Decision makers from Government Organisations

12+

Speakers

5+

Media Partners

Meet the Advisory Committee

 

Abraham Akkawi,
Public Authority for Privatisation & Partnership,
Oman


Atter Hannoura,
Director PPP Central Unit,
Ministry of Finance, Egypt


Dr. Eyup Vural AYDIN,
Chairman,
Istanbul PPP Center of Excellence (PPPCoE)

Meet the Speakers


Abraham Akkawi,
Public Authority for Privatisation & Partnership,
Oman


Atter Hannoura,
Director PPP Central Unit,
Ministry of Finance, Egypt


Dr. Eyup Vural AYDIN,
Chairman,
Istanbul PPP Center of Excellence (PPPCoE)


Ahmad AlSabbah,
Financial Investment and PPP Consultant,
Office of the Under Secretary, Ministry of Infrastructure Development, UAE



Abderrahmane Semmar,
Director, Department of Enterprise and Public Privatization,
Ministry of Economic, Finance and Administration, Morocco



Why Get Involved?


 

Who Will Attend PPP META Digi-Conference?

Regional government leaders and Senior management officials from different Government and Private organizations in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa involved in PPP projects such as:
 

Conference Format



Conference Program

Time Conference Program
10:00 Meeting Room Opens
10:05 Welcome Remarks from Great Minds representative
10:10 Opening remarks from Chairman
PANEL SESSION 1: Country Briefing | Impact of COVID – 19 on PPP Project Landscape in the MENA Region
10:15
  • What are the challenges and impact of COVID-19 on the region’s PPP sector?
  • How can we fast-track implementation of PPP projects in this time?
  • Role of government in supporting PPP initiatives during and after the pandemic
  • How can governments leverage investment in PPP as stimulus to jumpstart the economy?
  • How to plan PPPs post Covid?

Panellists:
  • Abraham Akkawi, Public Authority for Privatisation & Partnership, Oman
  • Atter Hannoura, Director PPP Central Unit, Ministry of Finance, Egypt
  • Dr. Eyup Vural Aydin, Chairman, Istanbul PPP Center of Excellence (PPPCoE)
  • Abderrahmane Semmar, Director, Department of Enterprise and Public Privatization, Ministry of Economic, Finance and Administration, Morocco
PANEL SESSION 2: Legal Framework and Challenges Facing PPP Projects in during the Pandemic
11:00
  • How to manage contracts claims and requests for extensions in a time of pandemic?
  • Managing contractual clauses such as force majeure
  • How contracting parties on a PPP project can work out requests for exemption from performance and extension of the project schedule that will arise as a result of the pandemic
  • How to navigate the complex legal analysis required to manage contract fall out as a result of the pandemic in a way that makes contracting parties happy

Panelists:
  • Ahmad AlSabbah, Financial Investment and PPP Consultant, Office of the Under Secretary, Ministry of Infrastructure Development, UAE
  • Invited: Dr Ahmad Al Shorbagy, Legal Counsel - Al-Hamad Legal Group and Kuwait Authority for Partnership Projects, Kuwait
PANEL SESSION 3: Funding and Financing PPP Projects during the Pandemic Time
11:45
  • PPP financing challenges and opportunities in a time of pandemic and economic slowdown
  • Examining innovative funding mechanism to keep PPP projects alive
  • Developers’ perspectives on upcoming regional PPP pipeline infrastructure projects and programmes

PANEL SESSION 4: Sector Focus Pilot Projects, Pipeline and Success Stories
12:30 This panel will highlight projects, opportunities and challenges facing each sector in focus
13:10 Closing Remark by Chairman and end of PPP Virtual Conference

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 (0) 4 568 7800

 
 

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Solution Provider 200 USD + 5% Tax 210 USD

 
 

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