Why DigiConnect PPP Saudi Arabia?

Saudi Arabia is home to almost half of all infrastructure projects planned in the GCC making it by far the biggest projects market in the region and biggest market for PPPs.

However, the collapse in global economic activity caused by the Covid-19 crisis, and the subsequent crash in oil prices has raised questions about the prospects for Vision 2030 and Saudi PPP and privatisation projects sector.

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 Saudi Arabia Digi-Conference 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 in the Kingdom. The event will also present a golden opportunity to learn about Saudi Arabia’s latest updates on project pipelines from each sector.

Event in Numbers

100+

Attendees

50+

Decision makers from government organisations

10+

Expert speakers

5+

Media partners

4+

Project pipeline briefings

Meet the Speakers


David Baxter
Senior Advisor, International Sustainable Resilience Center for PPP (ISRC), US
CHAIRMAN


Sultan Alqahtani
Executive Vice President for Legal and Regulatory Affairs,
National Center for Privatization, Saudi Arabia


Eng. Walid Saleh Basudan
Advisor to Deputy Minister for Planning and Transformation, Vision Realization Program,
Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia


Naif AlDossary
Deputy Director General of Investment,
Ministry of Sport



Mohammed Alagily
Senior Advisor, National Center for Privatization,
Saudi Arabia


Hashem AlFawaz
PPP and Investment Advisor from Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs
Saudi Arabia


Tareq AlAgeel
Investment , Business Development Director,
Saudi Arabia


Eng. Amer Alrajiba
Vice President of capacity Planning and Analyses,
Saudi Water Partnership Company (SWPC)



Turki Alshehri
Chief Executive Officer - Saudi Arabia,
ENGIE


Maxim Merkulov
Managing Director in State Corporation of Development VEB.RF,
Board Member of National PPP Centre, Russia


Muneer Ferozie
Regional Head - PPP, Privatization and Infrastructure Financial Advisory - MENA,
International Finance Corporation (IFC)


Dr Corrado Sommariva
Founder and CEO,
SWPC



Frank Beckers
Managing Partner & Founder,
Symbulos Management Consultancy


Philippe Lambert
Asset Privatization Director,
Privatization Department, National Water Company(NWC), Saudi Arabia


Francois-Xavier Basselot
Client Director, Engineering, Design and Project Management,
Atkins Global


Robert Bryniak
Chief Executive Officer,
Golden Sands Management (Marketing) Consulting



Pranav Kotwal
Executive Director,
Alderbrook Finance


Faisal A. Al-Alshaikh
Director & Head of Investment Banking, Mizuho,
Saudi Arabia


Sachin Karia
Partner – Dubai,
Allen & Overy


Tim Armsby
Partner, Head of Finance and Projects (Middle East),
Pinsent Masons


Why Get Involved?

Get in front of your target market

Get access to the entire spectrum of stakeholders involved with ongoing and upcoming PPP projects in Saudi Arabia

Gain project insights

Get first-hand details on timelines and requirements of current and future multibillion-dollar PPP project pipelines in Saudi Arabia and spot opportunities earlier

Generate strong leads

Learn which projects are going forward and influence decision makers and stand a chance of being shortlisted for upcoming projects

Raise your brand awareness

Opportunity to position your brand as one of the leading companies in the sector to help stakeholders and project owners navigate the impact of this global pandemic

Who will attend PPP Saudi Arabia Digi-Conference?

Government leaders and senior management officials from different organisations in Saudi Arabia and the Middle East involved in PPP projects in Saudi Arabia such as:
 

Conference Format



Conference Program

KSA TIME Conference Program
10:00 Meeting Room Opens
10:02 Welcome Remarks from Great Minds representative
10:05 Opening remarks from Chairman
  • David Baxter, Senior Advisor, International Sustainable Resilience Center for PPP (ISRC), US
PANEL SESSION 1 : Impact of COVID – 19 and oil price environment on the project landscape in the Kingdom
10:10
  • What are the challenges and impact of current developments on the kingdom’s PPP sector?
  • How will the project supply and demand side be affected?
  • Will we see more or less private sector participation?
  • How can governments leverage PPP and other private sector investments as a stimulus to jumpstart the economy?
  • Will the PPP-model have to change to cope with Covid-19 and other long-term trends?

Moderator:Frank Beckers, Managing Partner & Founder, Symbulos Management Consultancy

Panelists:
  • Muneer Ferozie, Regional Head - PPP, Privatization and Infrastructure Financial Advisory - MENA, International Finance Corporation (IFC)
  • Hashem AlFawaz, PPP and Investment Advisor from Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs, Saudi Arabia
  • Tareq AlAgeel, Investment, Business Development Director, Saudi Railway Company
SESSION 2: Infrastructure sector spotlight
11:00 This session highlights projects, opportunities and solutions presented by the infrastructure sector in the Kingdom

Moderator:
  • David Baxter, Senior Advisor, International Sustainable Resilience Center for PPP (ISRC), US

Panelists:
  • Eng. Walid Saleh Basoudan, Advisor to Deputy Minister for Planning and Transformation, Vision Realization Program, Ministry of Health
  • Naif AlDossary, Deputy Director General of Investment, Ministry of Sport
  • Mohammed Alagily, Senior Advisor, National Center for Privatization, Saudi Arabia
  • Turki Alshehri, Chief Executive Officer - Saudi Arabia, ENGIE
PANEL SESSION 3: Funding and Financing PPP Projects during the Pandemic Time
11:50
  • PPP financing challenges and opportunities in a time of pandemic and economic slowdown
  • Examining innovative funding mechanism to keep projects alive
  • Developers’ perspectives on upcoming regional PPP pipeline infrastructure projects and programmes

Moderator:
  • Robert M. (Bob) Bryniak, Chief Executive Officer, Golden Sands Management (Marketing) Consulting

Panelists:
  • Maxim Merkulov, Managing Director, National Economic Development Institution, PPP Center, Russia
  • Pranav Kotwal, Executive Director, Alderbrook Finance
  • Faisal A. Al-Alshaikh, Director & Head of Investment Banking, Mizuho, Saudi Arabia
PANEL SESSION 4 : Water Sector Spotlight
12:35 This session highlights projects, opportunities and solutions presented by the water social infrastructure sector in the Kingdom
Moderator:
  • Dr Corrado Sommariva, Founder and CEO, SWPC

Panelists:
  • Eng. Amer Alrajiba, VP of capacity planning & analyses, Saudi Water Partnership Company (SWPC)
  • Francois-Xavier Basselot, Client Director, Engineering, Design and Project Management, Atkins Global
  • Philippe Lambert, Asset Privatization Director, Privatization Department, National Water Company (NWC), Saudi Arabia
PANEL SESSION 5 : Legal Framework and challenges facing PPP projects during the pandemic
13:15
  • 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

Moderator: David Baxter, Senior Advisor, International Sustainable Resilience Center for PPP (ISRC), US Panelists:
  • Sultan Alqahtani, Executive Vice President for Legal and Regulatory Affairs, National Center for Privatization, Sausi Arabia
  • Sachin Karia, Partner – Dubai, Allen & Overy
  • Tim Armsby, Partner, Head of Finance and Projects (Middle East), Pinsent Masons
13:50 Closing Remark by Chairman
14:00 End of conference

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