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Africa PPP Conference Holds October In London


By Dipo Olowookere

Since its inception in 2009, the Africa Public Private Partnership Conference and Showcase (Africa PPP) has become the definite platform for discussing, informing and instigating the successful implementation of PPPs across the continent.

The 8th edition of Africa PPP will once again showcase investment opportunities and planned infrastructure development projects from across Africa.

Organised by AME Trade, the event will take place from the 24 – 26 October 2016 at the Radisson Blu Hotel, London, UK, building on the success of the previous editions which have been held in Tunis, Nairobi, Abuja, Johannesburg, Abidjan and London.

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Based on the outcomes from the 2015 event, the conference programme will focus on the following key topics:

    Harmonisation in PPP Policies and Regulatory Frameworks

    Best Practice Scenarios – Successful PPPs in Africa – Case Studies

    Investing in Infrastructure – Financing PPPs

    Project Preparation Facilities – Expediting Bankable PPPs

    Lessons from India – The World’s largest PPP market

    Working towards Integrated PPPs

    Focus Session – Opportunity Showcase of Investable Infrastructure Projects

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    Risk and Reward – Why PPPs need to continue to grow

“The quality of discussions has been excellent. There were ministerial people and parliamentarians in attendance and it is that caliber of people that attend these particular conferences, they come here to learn to be able to go back to their countries and take the best practices scenario’s back,”  Senior Project Advisor PPP, National Treasury, South Africa.

This edition of the event is host to an excellent line-up of speakers and nine PPP units from Senegal, Egypt, South Africa, Uganda, Mali, Ethiopia, Kenya, Cameroon and Nigeria would be showcased.

Confirmed speakers are:

    Ibrahima Fall, Director of Fundings and Public-Private Partnerships, Ministry for Investments Promotion and Partnerships, Senegal

    Stanley Kamau, Director, PPP Unit, Ministry of Finance, Kenya

    James Aiello, Senior Project Advisor, PPP Unit, National Treasury, South Africa

    Atter Ezzat Hannoura, Director PPP Control Unit    Ministry of Finance, Egypt

    Paul Horrocks, Lead Manager, Private Investment, OECD

     Aboubacar Guissé, Technical Adviser on Legal Issues and Institutional, Ministry of Investment Promotion and Private Sector, Mali

    Romain Py, Head of Transactions, AIIM

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    Eng M C Munodawafa, Chief Executive Officer, Zambezi River Authority

    John Seed, Head of Infrastructure Finance, Europe, Russia & Africa, Mott MacDonald

    Abebe  Tadesse, Senior Expert and ISP-PPP Coordinator, Ministry of Finance and Economic Cooperation, Ethiopia

    Jack van der Merwe, CEO, Gautrain Management Agency

    William Dachs, COO, Gautrain Management Agency

    Rafael Perez Feito, International Operations Director, FCC Aqualia

    Ekow Coleman, Senior Investment Officer, Ghana Infrastructure Investment Fund (GIIF)

    Joan Miquel Vilardell, Partner, AGL Transportation Infrastructure and Logistics

    Ziria Tibalwa Waako, Director, Technical Regulation, Electricity Regulatory Authority Uganda

    Sheila Galloway, Group CEO, Utho Capital (Pty) Ltd

    Dominique Ndong, General Co-ordinator, Investment Promotion & Majore Projects Agency (APIX)

    Heleen Goussard, Associate, Riscura

    Hoda Moustafa, Regional Head – Africa, MIGA

    Jacqueline Odula-Lyakurwa, Activities Co-ordinator, African Development Institute, African Development Bank

    Alex Katon, Executive Director, Infraco Africa Ltd

    Chidi K.C. Izuwah Snr, Executive Director, The Presidency, Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission

    Junglim Hahm Regional Program Leader, East & South Africa, Middle East, Public Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF)

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    Hannes van Wyk, Managing Director, Toll Infrastructure Services

    Jean-Noël Ekoman Ekoman, Technical Expert, Support Council for the Realization of Partnership Contracts (CARPA)

    François Serres, Lawyer, Francois Serres & Associates

    Tony Clamp, PPP Expert, Compass Infrastructure

    Matthew Rees, Deputy Coordinator, Power Africa, USAID

    Chinyelu Oranefo, Senior Associate, Nabarro LLP

    Gori Olusana Daniel, Lead Transaction Advisor, Africa PPP Advisory

    Senator Udoma Udo Udoma, Honorable Minister, Ministry of Budget and National Planning, Federal Republic of Nigeria

    Beatrice Florah Ikilai, Acting Director, PPP Unit, Ministry of Finance Planning and Economic Development

    Tom Minney, African Growth Partners

APPP 2016 is an ideal match-making platform for both project sponsors and financiers to explore options for increasing infrastructure development via PPPs.

Register as a delegate online ( or request brochure ( for more information.

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Dipo Olowookere is a journalist based in Nigeria that has passion for reporting business news stories. At his leisure time, he watches football and supports 3SC of Ibadan.

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