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Event Date Wed Jun 29 +04 (over 1 year ago)
In your timezone (EDT): Tue Jun 28 4:00pm - Tue Jun 28 4:00pm
Location Online
Region EMEA

Manage risks to achieve long term partnerships, stay up to date with recent trends in the PPP sector, understand the origins of projects finance, and how one can bid on them.

More than US $1.1tn-worth of infrastructure projects are planned across the MENA region, with the UAE accounting for nearly US $146bn of this total. Since the fall in global oil prices in 2014, governments across the region have seen a widening gap between infrastructure requirements and available funding.

While PPPs have proven to be a feasible alternative to traditional delivery of infrastructure for numerous governments, they represent complex legal, contractual, and financial relationships between the public and private sectors and, therefore, generate long-term political, contractual, and financial commitments.

Key Topics:
• Identifying the project finance requirements for infrastructure in the ME
• Finding finance – Sovereign guarantees, brownfield opportunities, contractor finance, export finance – export creditors
• Managing risk to achieve long term partnerships
• What are the recent trends in the PPP sector? How do projects originate, and how can one bid on them? Case study from a successful PPP
• Strategic outlook / legal framework/ governance to facilitate PPPs
• Blockchain-based tokenisation of infrastructure


2022 Speakers

Neeraj Agrawal
Group CFO & Board Member, Crescent Group Holdings

Sanaullah Ansari
Assistant Professor, SZABIST

Ahmed Badr
Director, Project Facilitation and Support, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

Paula Boast
Partner, Charles Russell Speechlys

Dr. Atef Elshabrawy
Economic Development Advisor, The World Bank

David T Clifton
Vice President, Hill International