COUNTDOWN to Dubai International PPP Conference (DIPPP)

About Dubai International PPP Conference (DIPPP)

In line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Ruler of Dubai, to develop Dubai as a pivotal hub in the global economy, the Department of Finance (DoF) will be hosting the Dubai International Public Private Partnership Conference. It aims to position Dubai as a PPP ecosystem-shaping leader and a pivotal hub in the global economy, while gathering international leaders from the industry to discuss issues pertinent to infrastructure development and building successful partnerships between public and private sectors to develop a sustainable future.

Establishing future-proof infrastructure and delivering effective public services are central to national agendas, amidst the governments’ efforts to meet the needs of growing population. Strengthening the role of private sector is also key to drive the economic growth and job creation. PPP contracts are taking shape across the Middle East and North Africa region, particularly in the power and water, education and healthcare sectors thus opening up new business opportunities for investors, contractors, and others involved in the region’s construction and infrastructure industry.

Who should Attend?

Decision makers from international, regional and local ministries and government agencies, banks and investment firms, infrastructure contractors and developers, multilateral agencies, advisors and consultants.

Event in Numbers

‘Unlocking private sector potential to shape a
resilient and sustainable future,’
is the vision of this conference which is built around two key themes:

DAY 1

Fostering an enabling environment for winning partnerships

The agenda will focus on identifying key enablers for a successful and resilient PPP program.

  • Identifying good practices that MENA countries can adopt from the mature PPP markets and support each other’s efforts to strengthen their place in the global economy?
  • How are MENA countries shaping their PPP ecosystem and what kind of investment opportunities it shall lead to?
  • What are the key challenges and opportunities to activate PPPs in the region from a financial, technical, legal and commercial perspective and strategies for a successful PPP adoption in infrastructure development and public service delivery?
  • How can regional governments attract private sector and make PPPs successful through structuring projects with balanced risk allocation, increased bankability and appropriate government support?
DAY 2

Embedding sustainability and innovation to future-proof infrastructure

The agenda will explore how governments and businesses across the globe are innovating in order to future-proof infrastructure, with sustainability at the heart of such initiatives.

  • What does the future Infrastructure landscape look like – in the context of Smart Cities, NextGen Transportation, etc.?
  • ESG principles seem to be non-negotiables now, for all such developments. How are these best incorporated and aligned to?
  • Can the private sector truly lead the way on innovation – helping governments deliver Decarbonization agenda, bring sustainable practices to local communities & society? How important is Governance in this respect?
  • Corporate Lending and Project Financing have been the staple tools for financing large capex projects. Are there any new/ innovative funding mechanisms to encourage/ boost the long-term infrastructure spend?