MENA PPP Virtual Think Tank

We are on the brink of a seismic shift in the regional economy, given falling oil prices as well as the economic turmoil caused by COVID-19. The reduced dependency on fossil fuel revenues to bolster infrastructure development is subsequently creating favourable in-roads for Foreign Direct Investment and private companies to join forces with the government to build ambitious yet feasible projects.

It is only the beginning of a very exciting journey.

Following the overwhelming success of the first edition in 2020, that brought together over 400 regional stakeholders and decision makers MEED-GlobalData bring you the 2nd edition th June 2021.

With important government dignitaries, prominent investors, and stakeholders of leading infrastructure companies in attendance; this is an exclusive opportunity to network with high profile individuals, deepen your understanding of the PPP business model and find your subsequent growth opportunity.

An immersive agenda with interactive panel discussions, fireside chats, and breakout sessions, this one-day summit will satiate your appetite for industry insights and practical knowledge of the workings of a sustainable PPP model. Understand the regulatory framework involved with a clear roadmap to execution, and connect with an influential community, driven to achieve the overarching goal of boosting infrastructural development.

2020 Speakers

Anil Vijayachandran

Director, Acquisitions & Project Finance

ACWA Power

Mohamed Hamad A. Al Dhaheri

Head of Infrastructure Partnerships

Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO)

Mahmoud Al Khoshman

Head of the National PPP Programme

Advisor to the Prime Minister of Jordan

Sachin Karia

Partner - Dubai

Allen & Overy LLP

David Moore

Partner - Projects & Infrastructure Team; Managing Partner - Abu Dhabi


Trevor Butcher

Partner and Head of the Middle East Energy and Infrastructure Group

DLA Piper

John Franklyn Hurst

Capacity Procurement Director

Emirates Water and Electricity Company (EWEC)

Muneer Ferozie

Regional Head - PPP, Privatization and Infrastructure Financial Advisory - MENA and Pakistan


Dr. Mussaad Al Razouki

Chief Business Development Officer

Kuwait Life Sciences Company

Ed James

Director of Content and Analysis

MEED Projects

Richard Thompson

Editorial Director

MEED | Middle East Economic Digest

Jennifer Aguinaldo

Energy and Technology Editor

MEED | Middle East Economic Digest

Colin Foreman

Deputy Editor

MEED | Middle East Economic Digest

Eng. Atter Ezzat Hannoura

Director, PPP Central Unit

Ministry of Finance, Egypt

Eng. Loay Ghazaleh

Portfolio Advisor – Major Infrastructure and PPP

Ministry of Works Bahrain

Morgan Belsher

IDE Practice Lead, Principle Technical Advisor

Mott MacDonald

Peter Naylor

Operators’ Representative & General Manager

Muharraq Wastewater Services Company, Bahrain

Hani Alsaigh

Director General, Strategic Communication and Marketing Services

National Center for Privatization (NCP), Saudi Arabia

Zamil Al Zamil

Director of Interface Management


Russell Reed

General Manager, Industrial & Environment Division

Samsung Engineering

Sue Barrett

Head of Infrastructure – Turkey, Middle East and Africa

Sustainable Infrastructure Group, EBRD

Mosaab Rashed Alburih

Privatization Transaction Management Executive Director

Tatweer Building Company

David Moleshead

Senior Counsellor

UK Export Finance

Ziad Alexandre Hayek

President (WAPPP); Vice-Chair of the Bureau of the UNECE Working Party on Public-Private Partnerships

World Association of PPP Units & Professionals

2020 Sponsors & Partners

Construction Partner

Steel Manufacturing Partner

Strategic Partner

VVIP Partner

VIP Partner

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