Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 24, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- Dubai has always been seeking innovative solutions to finance its continued infrastructure investment programme. The passing of a law of PPPs will give Dubai a more fiscal flexibility and a useful took to deliver on its infrastructure ambitions. In conjunction with an average efficiency and “whole of life” cost saving of around 20% compared to traditional procurement explains the phenomenal growth of PPPs over the last 20 years, explains why Dubai is now looking to this model.
marcus evans’ PPP and Project Financing conference is returning for its 8th annual scheduled on the 7th and 8th of May 2017 in Dubai, UAE. At this prestigious 2-day conference, regulatory frameworks that are currently covering the PPP space in the MENA region will be explored. Various PPP models will be examined and methods to simplify the selection of the most viable model for distinctive projects will be addressed. This conference will also highlight on the Sukuks and bridging the funding gap with other alternative finance mechanisms.
Gathering a distinguished line-up of speakers from the region and globe to share expert insights are Anthony Pearce (Life Member and Former Director General, International Road Federation, United Kingdom), Peter Snelson (Former Chairman, Association for European Transport), Alberto Germani (Member of PPP Team of Specialists, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe), Jeffery Barratt (Director, IPFA), Sulaiman Hallal (VP Business Operations, Metito Utilities), Hidayathullah Baig (Senior Director – Project Finance, Al Rajhi Bank), Frank Beckers (Managing Director and Global Head of Project Finance Advisory, National bank of Abu Dhabi) and many others.
The main themes that they will be covering are PPP Policies and Developing a Regulatory Framework which focuses on structuring the most viable PPP models for each project distinctively; Public and Private Collaboration which addresses the methods of securing long term financing for bankable projects; and exploring Sukuks to Lower Financing Costs of Infrastructure Projects that will reduce reliance of state budgets for project financing. This conference is highlighting on a half day workshop, focusing on capacity building for PPP by addressing the importance of establishing prioritised investment opportunities with proper legal and regulatory structures and credible project timelines which directly impact the viability of the business case.