DAY 2 – 25TH OCTOBER 2023 – 1ST DAY OF THE CONFERENCE

THEME: BUILDING PARTNERSHIPS TO DELIVER SUCCESSFUL PPP PROGRAMS

07:30 – 08:30

REGISTRATION

08:30 – 10:00

OPENING SESSION: “Building Partnerships to Deliver Successful PPP programs”

Infrastructure deficit across Africa, is impediment to economic growth and development, infrastructure Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) offer viable solution to increasing investment and upgrading existing infra-assets, private sector participation compliments national investments while insulating national budgets avoiding adding more debts, it can also bring about savings and efficiencies as has been proven in many other developing countries. Over the last few years many African countries have adopted the policy of PPPs however their successful implementation is concentrated in only few countries, in this opening session the keynote speaker will explore the key challenges such as:

  • Capacity for countries to identify, develop and structure bankable projects.
  • Building strong legal & institutional framework
  • Funding and financial support

Master of Ceremonies: Bouchra El Abbaddi

Welcome Message – The Organisers

Opening Keynotes from the Key Sponsors

-Mehdi Oomar, Legal Counsel, African Legal Support Facility (ALSF), Cote d’Ivoire

-Mr. Fidelis Adewole, Managing Partner, G. Elias

Speaker:

  • Khalid Sbia, Directeur, Direction des entreprises publiques et de la privatisation

10:00 – 10:30

NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK

10:30 – 11:30

SESSION 1 – PANEL OF DISCUSSION – IMPROVING THE ENABLING ENVIRONMENT, UNDERSTANDING THE KEY NECESSARY STEPS

The objective of this session is a deep dive into necessary steps that will produce an improved enabling environment, what are the best practices? How to ensure and develop sustainable PPP deal flow? Selected invited experts from various developing countries will share their perspective and experiences invited representatives from:

  • Malaysia
  • Jordan
  • Turkey

MODERATOR: Lolia Biobele-Georgewill, Senior Associate, G. Elias

SPEAKERS:

  • Atter Ezzat Hannoura, Director, PPP Central Unit, Ministry of Finance, Egypt
  • Adele Paris, Senior Investment Officer, Transaction Advisory Services Department

IFC

  • Primah Atugonza, Senior Legal Cousel and Head of PPP/Infrastructure Portfolio, African Legal Support Facility (ALSF), Cote d’Ivoire, Chair, WAPPP Africa
  • Sedef Yavuz Noyan, Head of Public Private Partnership Department, Presidency of Turkish Republic, Strategy and Budget Office
  • Achraf Tarsim, Country Manager, AFDB

11:30 – 12:30

SESSION 2 – PANEL OF DISCUSSION – EMERGING TRENDS & INNOVATIVE FINANCIAL AND LEGAL CONSIDÉRATION IN PPPS TO DELIVER IMPROVED INFRASTRUCTURE & BETTER VALUE FOR MONEY.

This panel discussion style strategic session will provide opportunity to industry experts to provide insights into financial innovations as well as legal protocols and regulations.

  • How can project development funds be utilized more?
  • How sustainable are direct or indirect guarantees support?
  • What role does technical assistance support play in progressing projects to bankable stage?
  • What is the role of local government bonds in financing community projects?
  • Invited experts from mixture of development financial institutions, leading legal advisors, infra investment funds will share with our audience their respected insights.

MODERATOR:

Solomon Asamoah, Chief Executive Officer, Ghana Infrastructure Investment Fund (GIIF)

SPEAKERS:

  • Yann Burtin, Head of Western Europe Business Origination and Maghreb, Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency, World Bank Group
  • Meriem Bennani, International Export Finance Executive, Morocco, UK Export Finance, British Consulate
  • Patrick Kouame, Investment Director, African Infrastructure Investment Managers
  • Ilyas Sefiani, Senior Investment Director, CDG

12:30 – 13:30

LUNCH BREAK

13:30 – 15:00

SESSION 3 MOROCCO’S NEW ERA OF INFRASTRUCURE INVESTMENT: PERSPECTIVES FROM KEY STAKEHOLDERS

This country focused session will provide opportunity for Moroccan stakeholders to outline priority projects for investment and partnerships.

  • The importance of infrastructure investment for Morocco’s economic development
  • Challenges to deliver wider PPP program for Morocco
  • How effective is the territorial targeting of public investment in Morocco?
  • Highlighting successful infrastructure projects and potential areas for collaboration

SPEAKERS:

  • Oumaima Er-Reyyahy, Senior Econometer Executive, Ministry of Planning of the National Territory, Urban Planning, Housing and City Policy
  • Yasser Tamsamani, Senior Economist, OCP Group
  • Mohamed Amine Sabibi, Director General of the Regional Investment, Centre of Marrakech Settat
  • Senior Representative, Casa Transport 
  • Senior Representative, ONCF, Morocco

15:00 – 15:30

NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK

15:30 – 17:00

SESSION 4: SPOTLIGHT ON PROJECT READINESS

Let’s talk about innovative project readiness. Public entities engage in an interactive discussion on best practices for delivering cost-efficient, budget certain projects. Topics will include project identification, budgetary impacts, and strategies for identifying and leveraging new revenue streams

  • Assessing the feasibility of a project – What type of projects to select, prioritize and why?
  • Understanding the potential credit impacts delivery models can have on rating and debt capacity
  • Strategies for identifying and leveraging new revenue streams.
  • Identifying and delivering better value projects and services
  • Achieving good risk allocation
  • Demonstrating proof of value

SPEAKERS:

  • Moussa Kouyate, Chairman, CNP-PPP, Cote d’Ivoire
  • Augusto Dembo, Director, National Office for PPP, Angola
  • Atef Majdoub, President, PPP Unit Tunisia (IGPPP)
  • Mohammed Benatiya Andaloussi, Head of Service at the PPP Division, Directorate of

State-owned enterprises and privatization

17:00

DAY 2 – CLOSING REMARKS AND SUMMARY OF THE DAY

DAY 3 – 26TH OCTOBER 2023 – 2ND DAY OF THE CONFERENCE

THEME: BUILDING PARTNERSHIPS TO DELIVER SUCCESSFUL PPP PROGRAMS

08:30 – 09:00

REGISTRATION

09:00 – 10:30

SESSION 5 – TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE PARTNERSHIPS: ACHIEVING SUSTAINABLE GROWTH VIA INVESTMENT IN MODERN MOBILITY FOR GOODS AND PEOPLE.

Transport infrastructure partnerships: achieving sustainable growth via Investment in modern mobility for goods and people.

Objective: with rapid urbanisation and anticipated economic growth it’s important to modernise and expand various transport infrastructure, including road, ports, airports, railway, and municipality bus systems. With demand expected to grow how do we transport goods and people more cheaply and efficiently? what are the innovative solutions for climate mitigation?

  • Performance based solutions
  • Tech for transportation what are the emerging trends?
  • Anticipated gains from the Africa free continental free trade agreement and its impact on transport sector?
  • Toll road concessions and motorway ppps
  • Improving intra Africa cross boarder transport systems

MODERATOR: Dr Mohamed EL Hadraoui, Co-owner and Director, Bright Works CMC

SPEAKERS:

  • Pepi Silinga, CEO, Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA), South Africa
  • Mr. Fidelis Adewole, Managing Partner, G. Elias
  • Asmaa Karboub, Strategy & Development Director, Agence Nationale Des Ports
  • Atef Majdoub, President PPP Unit, Tunisia (IGPPP)

10:30 – 11:00

NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK

11:00 – 12:30

SESSION 6 – NEW RENEWABLE ENERGY, WASTE TO ENERGY PROJECTS

During the focused project, sessions hear from leaders responsible for project pipelines – Panellists will discuss their project modalities, institutional frameworks, and contract structuring priorities while presenting upcoming energy PPPs

  • PPPS in renewable energy and waste to energy, what’s new, what’s next?
  • Institutional settings?
  • Offtake Agreements: Issues and Considerations
  • Project preparation and stakeholder engagement and communication strategies
  • Deal structure and negotiation
  • Bid evaluation and negotiation and partner selection.
  • Illustrating expectations and limitations
  • Modals of tender and RFQs, and dealing with unsolicited bids

MODERATOR: Anas Kabbaj, Managing Director, Digital Electric Co.

SPEAKERS:

  • NASSIR Souad, IPP Manager, ONEE
  • Issa Hassimi Diallo, Coordinator, Public-Private Partnership Unit of Mali
  • Hamzaoui Abderrazak, Director of Promotion and Management of Mining Assets, ONHYM
  • Mohammed Hammouch, Director, Mazars – Infrastructure & Energy
  • Yasmina Benmessaoud, Strategy and Market Insights Manager, Masen

12:30 – 14:00

LUNCH BREAK

14:00 – 15:00

SESSION 7 – UTILISING PPPS FOR WATER INFRASTRUCTURE & SANITATION

With constrained national budgets for direct investment into the sector what are the options for state owned utilities to utilizes private sector know how and capital to expand access and improve performance, objective of the session is to showcase successful projects/approaches under off balance sheet finance, various PPP models Including:

  • Build operate transfer.
  • Design build Operate.
  • Performance based contract
  • Hybrid tailor made approach country specific.

MODERATOR: Anass Nadem, Director, Infrastructure & Capital Projects, Financial Advisory, Deloitte Financial Advisory

SPEAKERS:

  • Walid Madwar, General Manager/VP, Metito Utilities Ltd, Middle East and Africa
  • Mohamed Ouhssain, Head of the Division of Promotion and Regulation of PPPs in Irrigation, Directorate of Irrigation and Agricultural Space Development Ministry of Agriculture and Maritime Fisheries
  • Godefroy Le Mintier, Partner, Latournerie Wolfrom Avocats
  • Filali Zainab, Head Water Research and Planning, Ministry of Equipment and Water

15:00 – 16:30

SESSION 8 CLOSING DEBATE 13TH AFRICA PPP CONFERENCE

A closing debate interactive style discussion looking at overview of development to date, lessons learnt and next steps for relevant stakeholders, considering key challenges what are the solutions?

  • Institutional and legal frameworks: tangible four key take aways?
  • Innovative financing the role of regional and institutional sovereign funds?
  • Moving from feasibility to bankability; the role of project preparation.

SPEAKERS:

  • Mehdi Oomar, Legal Counsel, African Legal Support Facility (ALSF), Cote d’Ivoire
  • Shaheed Alli, Head: Project Development Support Unit DBSA
  • Augusto Dembo, Director, National Office for PPP, Angola
  • Leila Boufous, Deputy Director, Directorate of Public Enterprises and Privatization

17:00

DAY 3 – CLOSING REMARKS AND SUMMARY OF THE DAY

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