PPP Middle East to debate the future of public private partnerships in the region

The future of public private partnerships in the Middle East will be among the key focal points at the upcoming PPP Middle East conference, taking place in Abu Dhabi from 8-10 January 2012.

Supported by the Municipality of Abu Dhabi, PwC, Drake & Scull and IPFA, PPP Middle East set to be the only place to discuss the viability and future of PPPs against other forms of procurement methods, with senior level public and private sector speakers ready to address the issues surrounding PPP delivery in the region.

Best placed to answer many of the issues are the Municipality of Abu Dhabi, which has been the centre of several successful infrastructure PPP projects in the city. Opening the conference on the 9th January is H.E. Eng. Abdullah Al Shamsi, Acting Executive Director will give an update on the UAE 2030 economic vision to develop project finance initiatives in the Abu Dhabi Municipality.

Participation from the public sector continues through the programme and in the audience with confirmed participants from the likes of Mubadala, Department of Transport Abu Dhabi, National Water Company, RTA Dubai, WRDC, & the ADCED.

The private representation comes from legal, financial, developers and contractors sectors such NBAD, Standard & Poors, West LB, Jasper Capital Ltd, Alstom, PwC, Halcrow International Partnership, Bouygues Batiment International, Etihad Rail, Hyder Consulting, CH2M Hill, KPMG, Mott Macdonald, EIB, Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP, Allen & Overy LLP, Wragge & Co & Pinsent Masons LLP.

New for 2012, PPP Middle East has introduced a pre conference procurement seminar, which will examine all aspects of procurement in the Middle East with expert speakers from both the public and private sector debating the viability of planned projects in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and the wider region.

Also the pre conference workshop, hosted by KPMG, will provide delegates with a detailed overview of PPPs in the region and how to ensure expert programme delivery that is attractive to all stakeholders.

To find out more, visit www.ppp-middleeast.com