PPP Forum 2019 - 28 February, Rabat

The second annual IsDB PPP Forum, held under High Patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, will bring together individuals in the public and private sectors to provide them with a platform for sharing experiences with internationally renowned experts, government officials and private investors. The PPP Forum will discuss challenges to development and how best to improve the legal and institutional environment of PPP, particularly in Africa.

Co-hosted by the Islamic Development Bank and the Ministry of Economy and Finance, Kingdom of Morocco

The second annual IsDB PPP Forum, held under High Patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, will bring together individuals in the public and private sectors to provide them with a platform for sharing experiences with internationally renowned experts, government officials and private investors. The PPP Forum will discuss challenges to development and how best to improve the legal and institutional environment of PPP, particularly in Africa.

Speakers
H.E. Dr. Saad Dine El Othmani
Head of Government of Morocco
H.E. Dr. Bandar Hajjar
President, Islamic Development Bank
H.E. Mohamed Benchaaboun
Minister, Ministry of Economy and Finance, Morocco
Kjeld Binger
CEO, AIG Amman Airport, Jordan
Eva Bufi
Managing Director, Ardana Consultants
Başar Arıoǧlu
Chairman, Yapi Merkezi
Christian Jabre
Partner, KPMG France
Mehmet Ali Bayar
Chairman, CCN Holding
Sam Parker
Director, Shell Foundation
Mark Moseley
COO, Global Infrastructure Hub
Ayman Sejiny
CEO of ICD
Stephen Le Vesconte
Linklaters
Agenda
Agenda
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Registration

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Recitation of Quran

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Opening Film & Welcome by MC

PPP Film One

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Welcome Speeches

Speakers
H.E. Dr. Saad Dine El Othmani
Head of Government of Morocco
H.E. Dr. Bandar Hajjar
President, Islamic Development Bank
H.E. Mohamed Benchaaboun
Minister, Ministry of Economy and Finance, Morocco
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Keynote Address

The Path to Progress: paving the way for sustainable development with PPPs

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Film

PPP Film Two

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Session 1: Smart Solutions for Smart Cities: the potential of PPPs to shape future cities

Speakers
Khalid Safir
Wali, Directeur General des Collectivités Locales
Alain Ebobissé
CEO of Africa50
Kjeld Binger
CEO, AIG Amman Airport, Jordan
Eva Bufi
Managing Director, Ardana Consultants
Sidi Ould Tah
Director General, BADEA
Moderator
Başar Arıoǧlu
Chairman, Yapi Merkezi

The UN predicts that 68% of the global population will live in cities by 2050. Increasing urbanization and the challenges this brings mean we need to rethink the way we build out cities. This session will discuss:

  • What is a Smart City and how do we build one?
  • How can PPPs finance the development sustainable Smart Cities?
  • What kind of an enabling environment is required to support the use of PPPs for developing smart cities?
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Q&A with the audience

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Break

Press conference for accredited media in separate room

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Session 2: The Power to Thrive: Creating the Right Enabling Environment for PPPs in social infrastructure

Speakers
Anass Doukkali
Minister of Health, Morocco
Saaid Amzazi
Minister of National Education, Higher Education and Scientific Research
H.E. Professor Samba Ousmane
Minister of Health, Mali
Christian Jabre
Partner, KPMG France
Moderator
Nicholas Livingston
Consultant
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Q&A with the audience

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Special Event - MOU signing

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Prayer and Lunch

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Session 3: Unlocking Financing Solutions: Innovative Mechanisms for PPPs

Speakers
Ayman Sejiny
CEO of ICD
Semmar Abderrahmane
Director, DEPP
Sam Parker
Director, Shell Foundation
Mark Moseley
COO, Global Infrastructure Hub
Abu Chowdry
Chief Financial Officer of Asma Capital
Mohamed El Kettani
CEO of Attijari Wafa Bank
Moderator
Mark Barges
Senior Counsel, Paris Energy & Infrastructure Group, Linklaters

Governments are facing increasing pressure to deliver new and improved services in transport, healthcare, waste management, water and power supply sustainably. However, government budgets are buckling as the global development financing gap widens to more than $2.5 trillion a year. In this session, panelists will discuss:

  • Mobilizing mechanisms for private finance
  • The outlook for Islamic Finance, and facilitating greater use of Islamic financing in infrastructure PPPs
  • Challenges of private participation in infrastructure in African countries
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Closing Remarks

Speakers
H.E. Mohamed Benchaaboun
Minister, Ministry of Economy and Finance, Morocco
H.E. Dr. Bandar Hajjar
President, Islamic Development Bank

Location

The PPP Forum will take place at the Sofitel Hotel in Rabat, Morocco

Visas

Please contact your national Embassy in Morocco for more information.

Any further problems please contact Ouadad Hassan: ouaadi@daag.finances.gov.ma

Contact

If you have any questions, please get in touch pppforum@freuds.com

Media

For all media enquires, please contact isdb@freuds.com