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 (DIPPPC). 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.
Part of Expo 2020 Dubai, the conference will present a great opportunity for all stakeholders involved to come together and truly come up with innovative solutions that will lead to sustainable and resilient PPPs for building a better future. It will explore the investment opportunities and challenges of financing PPP projects that are critical for closing the infrastructure development gap from both international and regional perspective. This platform will provide an excellent context for stimulating dialogue between public and private sector decision makers on PPP opportunities, and promoting innovative approaches for PPP delivery with local and international investors. We expect this conference to be a successful catalyst for the promotion and development of PPPs locally, regionally and internationally.
Decision makers from international, regional and local ministries and government agencies, banks and investment firms, infrastructure contractors and developers, multilateral agencies, advisors and consultants.
The agenda will focus on identifying key enablers for a successful and resilient PPP program.
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.