Conference Overview

According to the most recent African Economic Outlook 2018 Report, the infrastructure deficit is even more than originally thought. The deficit, which now stands between $130 – $180 billion USD, points to an infrastructure gap of between $68 and $108 billion USD.

This is why Public Private Partnerships are more important than ever and instrumental in developing better infrastructure across Africa.

Since its inception in 2009, Africa PPP has become a key platform for industry stakeholders to meet, discuss, debate and share PPP plans and 10 years later, remains a successful event for PPP instigation and implementation.

Some previously showcased PPP projects include:

  • Food Africa Project
  • Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital
  • Douala-Yaounde Highway Phase 2
  • Febe Residence-Yaounde
  • Bonadoumbe Residence – Douala
  • Gautrain Rapid Rail Systems Extension
  • Landports of Entry Redevelopment
  • Otavi Light Industrial Hub and Truck Stop
  • KwaZulu Natal Provincial Legislature Office Accommodation
  • KwaZulu Natal Government Office Park
  • Establishment & production of Medicines and Medical Supplies Plant
  • Dar-Chalinze Toll Road
  • Gautrain Expansion project
  • Batoka Gorge Hydro project
  • Walvis Bay container terminal (selecting pvt. operator)
  • Expansion and management of HK Intl. Airport
  • Kampala Jinja Expressway PPP Toll Project
  • Solid Waste Management project


  • More Pan-African focus
  • Dedicated sector specific breakaway sessions
  • Pre-organised one-on-one meetings
  • Additional African PPP project overviews and investable opportunities
  • A relevant industry programme

Highlights for 2018

After almost decade of bringing you excellence and up-to-date PPP project news, this 10th edition of APPP will:

  • Showcase best practice case studies
  • Bring you a focused programme to highlight Transport, Water and Energy PPPs
  • Play host to PPP Units from across the continent who will provide information on their key investable projects
  • Incorporate a specific session on South Africa’s provincial infrastructure PPP’s
  • Consider Infrastructure Investment Funds and financing instruments
  • Provide a platform for active dialogues between government entities and private players
  • Hold more one-on-on meetings to increase business connections

Specialized Workshop

A specialised workshop takes place the day before the conference begins and aims to continue the development of PPP related skills.

The 2017 CPD-certified workshop was themed “Using project Preparation tools to unlock the development of PPPs” and looked at the following topics:

Strengthening the Enabling Environment for PPPs
Project Identification and Selection
Project Readiness – Due Diligence and Feasibility Studies
Accessing Project Preparation Finance

This highly interactive workshop will once again take place in 2018 and more details will be announced soon.