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Day 1
22 Nov 2017
Day 2
23 Nov 2017
Day 3
24 Nov 2017

Registration for Pre-conference workshop

Each year, the Africa PPP event brings you a specialised pre-event training aimed at skills development for industry players

Pre-conference Practical Training Workshop

Using project Preparation tools to unlock the development of PPPs

Effective planning of PPP projects is the keystone to successful projects. There is currently a shortage of well prepared, bankable PPPs in Africa, that will attract the necessary partnerships and investment. This pre-conference training session will focus on providing technical assistance on how Project Preparation can benefit the development of PPPs.

Introduction of workshop

Strengthening the Enabling Environment for PPPs

  • Defining regulatory approaches
  • Advisories on the implementation of legal, regulatory and policy regimes that provide clear and predictable rules for project development
  • Building institutional capacity in PPP Units – identifying training needs
  • Sourcing international expertise for technical assistance and training
10:30 - 11:00

Coffee and Networking Break

Project Identification and Selection

  • Selection of project and requirements
  • Screening of project – Can the project be delivered as a PPP?
  • Value for money - testing sustainability and affordability
  • Is the market ready for such a project? Assessing market appetite
  • Creating an appraisal report
  • Is it a go or no? Decision time
12:30 - 13:30

Lunch and Networking Break

Project Readiness – Due Diligence and Feasibility Studies

  • Time to refine – identify required outputs and project parameters
  • Test technical feasibility – highlighting risks and increasing transparency
  • Socio-economic and environmental impact assessments – The positives and negatives
  • Bankability appraisal – Value for money assessment
  • Project management and procurement plan
15:00 - 15:30

Coffee and Networking Break

Accessing Project Preparation Finance

  • Optimising the cost of finance for the PPP
  • Allocation of risks
  • The different categories of funds – debt, equity, credit enhancement
  • Options for multi-source backing
  • Dealing with unsolicited bids
17:30 - 18:00

Awarding of Certificates

Registration

Delegates to be seated for opening ceremony

Opening Plenary Session

  • Welcoming address: Senior Representative, AME Trade
  • Welcome from Sponsors
  • Keynote Welcome Address

Session 1

Standardising PPP Frameworks

Some countries in Africa already have well defined PPP legal and regulatory frameworks, while other countries in the region are working towards formulating strong PPP policies.

  • Aligning with UN SDG’s and International Standards
  • Developing the legal frameworks for cross border PPPs
  • Addressing the issue of cost recovery
  • Developing transparent, credible and effective regulatory agencies that are adapted to the specific needs of the country
  • Regulatory framework updates
10:30 - 11:00

Coffee Break

Session 2

Best Practice International Case Studies

Although most countries on the continent have implemented a number of PPP projects, the challenges and issue vary from project to project.  During this session, we will learn from best practice international case studies.

Session 3

Closing the funding gap – Financial mechanisms

No public-private partnership project can be implemented without the necessary finance. Experts from traditional and alternative finance institutions will consider the available finance mechanisms.

  • Tax increment financing
  • Project bonds and other alternative forms of financing
  • Project bonds 
  • Refinancing
  • Mobilising finance 
  • Alternative Funding/Insurance
  • Bi-lateral donors
  • The impact of political stability to attract private funding
13:15 - 14:15

Lunch

Investable Infrastructure Projects

Round Robin Meetings Part 1 – By invitation only

During this interactive session, pre-selected and registered investors, funders and project developers will have the opportunity to speak with the PPP Units and Government Entities directly in a round-robin format. Invited players will use this time to ascertain additional information and discuss possible funding and development of the investable infrastructure PPP projects.

NB: All meetings will be confirmed 1 week prior to the event

Session 4

Increasing Manufacturing and Industrialisation PPPs

Manufacturing is a key element of the innovation chain.

  • Financing industrialisation
  • IDZs – PPP potential
  • Production incentive schemes
  • Developing an export industry
  • Meeting local content requirements
15:30 - 16:00

Coffee Break

Investable Infrastructure Projects

Round Robin Meetings Part 2 – by invitation only

During this interactive session, pre-selected and registered investors, funders and project developers will have the opportunity to speak with the PPP Units and Government Entities directly in a round-robin format. Invited players will use this time to ascertain additional information and discuss possible funding and development of the investable infrastructure PPP projects.

NB: All meetings will be confirmed 1 week prior to the event

Session 5

Centralised Office Accommodation and Government Precincts

Centralised office space allows for reduction of costs, managed leasing systems and can increase productivity.

  • Government precinct PPP showcase
  • Planned centralised office accommodation PPPs
  • Operation and maintenance
  • Investing in centralised hubs

Close of Day 1 Conference

18:00 - 23:00

Cocktail Function

08:00 - 08:30

Welcome Coffee

Plenary Session 6

African PPP Units – Bankable Project Showcase

During this session, African PPP Units will outline their investable PPPs to the audience and provide more insight on planned projects.

Abebe Tadesse
Stanley Kamau

Plenary Session 7

Encouraging State Owned Entities to Adopt PPPs - Debate

Many state-owned enterprises are reluctant to look towards PPPs as a way to improve services, production and development. Speakers will discuss what needs to be done to encourage state owned entities to consider PPPs as an avenue for growth and increased revenue.

James Aiello
10:45 - 11:15

Coffee

Multiple Stream Sessions

Stream 1 PPP Energy Projects Access to reliable energy sources is the backbone to economic growth and stability. Energy industry experts will consider:
  • IPPs and PPAs in PPPs
  • Renewable energy PPP projects
  • Community driven power projects
  • Accessing donor funds
  • Cross border projects
Stream 2 Hospitality and Tourism PPPs Revenue from tourism and hospitality can substantially add to the GPD of a country. During this session, industry stakeholders will focus on:
  • Eco-tourism PPPs
  • Developing heritage sites to add to the economy
  • Showcase investment opportunities
  • Marketing tourism PPPs
Omar Vajeth
Ana Hajduka
Eng. M C Munodawafa
12:30 - 13:30

Lunch

Multiple Stream Sessions

Stream 3

Water Services PPPs

Accelerating access to clean water is a priority for a number of African countries, and has an effect on both social and economic development. This session will highlight the current water services PPPs.

  • Creating water and sanitation programmes
  • Meeting the SDGs
  • Management, operations and maintenance contracts
  • Successful water PPPs

Stream 4

Education and Health PPPs

Developing a strong educational system and prioritising health will ultimately lead to improved community development. During this panel discussion, speakers will deliberate around the following points:

  • Prioritising education and health PPPs
  • Establishing high quality goods and services
  • Building sustainable capacity
  • Examples of health and education PPPs
14:45 - 15:15

Coffee Break

Multiple Stream Sessions

Stream 5 Transport Project PPPs Transport infrastructure development PPP though Africa will be the focus of this session, including:
  • Road projects
  • Rail projects
  • Port development
  • Border posts
Stream 6 Agriculture and Food PPPs This session will revolve around strengthening food security
  • PPPs for agriculture innovation
  • Sustainable agriculture projects
  • Working with communities
  • Potential and investment opportunities
H. David Meyers
Dieudonne Bondoma Yokono
16:30 - 17:00

Close of Conference