Celebrating 10 years of Public Private Partnerships in Africa!

Inaugurated in 2009, the African Public Private Partnerships Conference, will be celebrating its 10th edition on 24 – 25 November 2018.

Since its inception in 2009, Africa PPP has become a key platform for industry stakeholders to meet, discuss, debate and share PPP plans. Ten years later, it remains the most successful event for PPP instigation and implementation in Africa, promoting cooperation between public and private sector to reduce the infrastructure gap.

Importance of PPPs to Africa

To achieve greater economic growth and increased competitivity, it’s imperative that the development of physical infrastructure continue to be one of the key priorities for the African region. Hampered growth is only one of the consequences from not investing in physical infrastructure, developing water and sanitation infrastructure is crucial to the increase of quality of life for the populations. It is estimated that Africa will need over USD $100bn a year to close the infrastructure gaps that exist.

Governments and Public are looking into the PPP model as a mechanism to ensure the development of the required infrastructure, while not compromising on technology and expertise, all the while providing long term sustainable investment opportunities. And while African countries have different challenges from country to country, APPP serves as a Forum where experiences can be shared on how to navigate these complex policy instruments.

The 2018 edition will be held under the theme:

Developing Africa’s Infrastructure by enabling
investment in energy, transport and water partnerships!

Water Infrastructure

Of the natural resources that exist in the world, none is more precious than water for human beings. Access to clean water is a challenge in rural communities and, with the threat of climate change, it is also a very real risk for large metropolis’ in Africa. In Cape Town, South Africa, where the 10th APPP is being held, earlier this year the population endured a crisis of Water Supply.

Wastewater management and Sanitation is also one of the key concerns in the continent. With the African continent boasting one of the highest population growth rates and with perspectives of industrialization only to increase, Wastewater management will become an ever-growing concern. Not only is it good practice to address this early, to ensure the adequate health standards in urban centers, but an economic argument can also be made. Not only less sick people means less strain on Government Health Centers, but also the water can be used to irrigate agricultural land, reducing the need for fresh water, along with other applications, including of the residues themselves.

There’s no doubt that the international markets’ appetite for Water infrastructure investment is increasing, but there are still reservations, including that of the level of risk vs the potential returns from Water infrastructure projects.

As one of the sectors highlighted on the 2018 edition of APPP, the program will look into viable water infrastructure projects, the technologies to overcome current challenges, investment and partnership opportunities.

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Energy Infrastructure

Energy infrastructure is not only one of the key necessary components for an active and competitive industry, but also essential to increases living standards for the population in general.

Historically, much of energy infrastructure investment in Africa has been focused on renewable energy. In fact, one in particular, Hydropower. Hydropower is still very relevant to Africa today, where it can contribute not only to power but as a measure to manage water supply and floods.

Today, utilities in Africa are seeking to diversify their options in terms of energy. We can see today PPPs being leveraged for Solar Farms, Wind Farms, Geothermal plants, Clean Coal plants and Gas to Power plants.

As one of the sectors highlighted on the 2018 edition of APPP, the event will feature viable Energy infrastructure projects, the technologies that make overcoming challenges in different regions in Africa more feasible, investment and partnership opportunities.

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Transport Infrastructure

One of the essential components of commerce, and therefore a competitive economy, is the ability to move goods from one place to another.

Africa is gifted with immense wealth in terms of natural resources, yet these are not always in the most accessible locations and large exploration projects have been put on hold due to lack of transportation infrastructure. While companies that explore in remote areas are naturally expecting for the surrounding infrastructure to be poor, if not non-existent, they are also often surprised that the nearest port might not have the exporting capacity, and that getting to the second nearest point will incur in costs that will make the whole ordeal not cost effective.

Perhaps an extreme example, but there is no doubt that some of the existing transport infrastructure is getting old and, in some cases, no longer suited for the industrial and commercial developments that occurred in the region. Transportation infrastructure is also key to increasing the quality of life in populations. Transports that can connect people to their workplaces, health services, schools, markets, visit family in other countries, etc.

Airports, Ports, Rail, Roads, Urban Transport Network, etc. With population growth and economies developing the need for modern and more access points of transport can provide opportunities of investment for PPPs.

As one of the sectors highlighted on the 2018 edition of APPP, the event will feature viable Energy infrastructure projects, the technologies that make overcoming challenges in different regions in Africa more feasible, investment and partnership opportunities.

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WHO SHOULD ATTEND

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Ministers and senior officials from African government bodies (Finance, Transport, Railways, Road, Health, etc)
PPP Units
African utilities and regulatory bodies
National Treasury’s
National Banks
Private Equity and Debt investors

Construction and Engineering companies
Law firms
Consultants
Multilaterals and DFI’s
Institutional investors: Pension funds, insurance companies, commercial banks, mutual funds and hedge funds
Strategic Planning & Business Unit

ATTENDANCE BY SECTOR

Construction
Education
Engineering
Financial Institutions
Health
ICT/Telecoms
Infrastructure
Industry Consultancies
Legal/Advisory
Logistics
Multilateral Agencies

Oil & Gas
Ports
Power/Electricity
Transport
Utilities
Water/Sanitation
Hospitality and tourism
Agriculture & food
Water services
Manufacturing and industrialisation
Office space

ATTENDANCE BY JOB TITLE

Ministers
Chairman/President/Heads of national departments
VPs and CEOs
Senior Mangers
Finance and Investment Officers
Fund Managers
Infrastructure Specialists
Energy Specialists

Project Finance Specialists
Project and Programme Managers
Directors of PPP/PFI projects
Heads of national banks
Partners and senior associates
Consultants
Engineers
Risk Analysts

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