Cape Town31st October 2018 – The 10th Africa Public Private Partnership Conference and Showcase, Africa PPP, has successfully ended with the announcement of the new dates for the 11th Africa Public Private Partnership Conference & Showcase, that will be taking place from 22 – 24 October 2019 in Cape Town, yet again.

The pre-conference CPD certified training have been addressed by Norma Sephuma, PPP Consultant, Sheila Galloway, Group Chief Executive Officer, Utho Capital, Kantha Rattay, Legal Consultant, KR Consulting and Mari Bruwer, Founder, MCA Consulting. They shared their expertise for Bankable PPPs development.

The 2 day conference gathered 131 high-level delegates from the PPP sector and 47 keynote speakers from 21 countries, with representatives from 7+ PPP units, project developers, investment players and association representatives on the speaker panels.

The conference, sponsored by Nedbank, Almar Water Solutions, KPDC, Allen & Overy, and supported by NEPAD, was officially opened by the Executive Mayor of Cape Town, Patricia de Lille and Tim Harris, CEO of Wesgro, gave a keynote address on the 2nd day of the event.

Discussions were lively, thought-provoking and painted a realistic picture of the role of PPP’s in Africa, the current challenges of African PPP and most of all the key opportunities for developing energy, water and transport projects through the PPP process.

Key topics discussed:

  • The importance of Energy Partnerships through PPP for Continental and Regional Development
  • Laying the Foundation for Successful Transport Partnerships
  • Spotlight on Southern African PPPs: Policy Dialogue
  • Asset Allocation, Infrastructure Investment Funds: Strategies and Returns
  • Energy Partnerships: The Kenyan Landscape
  • Transport Partnership: The West Africa Landscape. Progress and Future Plans. Public Sector: Roads, Rails, Ports, Airports
  • Water Partnerships – Solutions Improving Water Security – Bulk Water Projects
  • South Africa Provincial and Municipal Project Platform
  • Energy Partnerships: Renewable Focus
  • Mobilising Transport Infrastructure Projects – Road, Rail, Bridges, Ports and Airports
  • Using Technology to Advance PPPs

AfricaPPP 2018 has fulfilled its objectives: bringing African PPP Units together in order to showcase current & bankable projects to investors and project developers; allowing for discussions on existing and future strategic plans for infrastructure development on the continent; providing a platform for all attendees to network, build new relationships and deepen existing ones; delivering insights into current opportunities for infrastructure development through public-private partnerships; and finally encouraging the advancement of infrastructure projects across Africa.

“The AfricaPPP conference and showcase is a good platform to build capacity of government officials and the private sector with the skill set for infrastructure development.” Glory Onojedo, Deputy Director (PPP) of Nigerian Shippers Council.

“It’s my 4th time at AfricaPPP conference and I think that by far is the best event related to PPP that we can attend in the continent. This year we have decided to sponsor it, mainly because it represents the opportunity to meet everybody: all stakeholders related to the PPP project in the continent. All together here for 2 or 3 days, we can share information and share experience.” Manel Salvado, Almar Water Solutions

Keynote speakers include:

  • Felipe Guinea, Executive Director, Almar Water Solutions
  • Shaheed Alli, Principal: Infrastructure, Private Sector and TMT Finance, Nedbank
  • Symerre Grey Johnson, Head of Regional Integration Infrastructure and Trade, NEPAD
  • Ruth Beckers, Board Member, Albatros Energy Mali
  • Paritosh Gupta, Chief Executive Officer, Kukuza Project Development Company
  • Keeta Shisholeka, Director, PPP Unit, Ministry of Finance, Zambia
  • Elifas Luaanda, Acting Director, PPP Unit, Ministry of Finance, Namibia
  • Sibusiso Zungu, Director, Allen & Overy
  • Samuel Joseph, Chief General Manager, Export-Import Bank of India
  • Judith Nyakawa, Acting Director of PPP Unit, National Treasury, Kenya
  • Osward Chanda, Division Manager, Water Development and Sanitation Department, AfDB
  • Ben Brimble, Project Manager, Windlab
  • Lucy Chege, Head – Energy, Environment and Information Communications Technologies (ICT), DBSA

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