Summit Day One: 24 March 2013

08:00 Registration and networking refreshments

08:50 Chairperson’s welcome

Dr. Amr Hassanein
American University in Cairo

09:00 MINISTERIAL PANEL: Economic, political and social transformations to enhance Egypt’s investment environment and boost growth

  • Determining challenges and opportunities in the Egyptian market
  • Bridging budget gap and driving growth through partnerships and collaboration
  • Discussing the role of PPP projects in Egypt’s economy

Keynote Speech H.E. Hesham Qandil, Prime Minister of Egypt

H.E. Dr. Morsy Hegazy
Minister of Finance

H.E. Dr. Abdel Qawi Khalifa
Minister of Water & Wastewater Utilities

H.E. Osama Saleh
Minister of Investment

H.E. Dr. Ashraf El Sayed El Araby
Minister of Planning & International Cooperation

H.E. Hatem Saleh
Minister of Industry & Trade

H.E. Ahmed Emam Shabaan
Minister of Electricity & Energy

H.E. Dr. Hatem Abdullatif
Minister of Transportation

10:30 Exclusive presentation on Suez Canal Corridor project

H.E. Dr .Tarek Wafiq
Minister of Housing of Egypt

H.E. Dr. Hatem Abdullatif
Ministry of Transportation of Egypt

Dr. Assem El Gazar
Organization for Fiscal Planning

11:00 Official ceremony for signing protocol of cooperation between the Ministry of Finance of Egypt, American University in Cairo and IFC

11:30 PPP projects life cycle and financing options Establishing partnerships between government and the private sector to promote projects in Egypt

  • Models of managing PPP project parties and processes
  • Analysing bidding and procuring process of PPPs
  • Highlighting the latest progress of current projects
  • Discussing plan for projects for 2013 and projects pipeline for 2014-2015

Atter Hannoura
Director, PPP Central Unit
Ministry of Finance Arab Republic of Egypt

12:10 Presentation and open forum discussion: Identifying investment opportunities in Egypt and picturing its investment map

  • Improving efficiency of investment procedures to set up the platform for project growth in Egypt
  • Determining key investing challenges and opportunities in PPPs for investors
  • Benchmarking against different PPP models and practices in other countries

Sherif Oteifa
Senior Advisor
Ministry of Investment of Egypt

Neveen Omran El Shafei
Vice Chairman
Egyptian General Authority For Investment (GAFI)

12:30 Networking break and refreshments

12:50 PANEL DISCUSSION: Attracting foreign capital and investment: exploring challenges, requirements and benefits

  • Addressing operational risks when entering the Egyptian market
  • Evaluating the funding and tendering processes to step into the partnership
  • Ensuring productive cooperation of the local and international parties to execute a successful PPP programme

Laurence Carter
Director, PPP Transaction Advisory

Jean-Patrick Marquet
Director, Municipal and Environmental Infrastructure
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Laura Garagnani
Head of Operations of the
EU Delegation to Egypt

Senior representative

Senior representative
World Bank

Senior representative

Moderated by:

Dr. Amr Hassanein
American University in Cairo

13:50 Presentation by

Osama Bishai
Orascom Construction

14:05 Presentation by

kharafi Dr. Ibrahim Al Ghusain
General Manager - Utilities Development Company Director, Projects Development – Infrastructure Project Development
Kharafi National

14:20 Networking lunch

Sponsored by Samcrete

15:20 Panel discussion: Assessing the role of Islamic finance in PPP

  • Identifying the legal relationship and background for Islamic project finance
  • Defining the structure of PPP projects under Islamic finance
  • Mitigating risks with Islamic financial instruments

Muhammad Hasan Mahmud
Senior Investment Officer PPP Division, Infrastructure Department
Islamic Development Bank

Dr. Ahmed Naggar
Advisor to
the Minister of Finance

Ahmed El Masry
CEO & Managing Director for ADI Capital and Acting Wholesale Banking Head
National Bank for Development (NBD)

Moderated by:

Dr. Waleed Hegazi
Hegazy & Associates

16:00 PANEL DISCUSSION: Discussing contractor and operator attitude towards PPPs

  • Evaluating key financial challenges for infrastructure development in the MENA region
  • Identifying key project risks at an early stage to evaluate the best financing alternative
  • Exploring opportunities for infrastructure investors

Osama Bishai
Orascom Construction

Dr. Ibrahim Al Ghusain
General Manager - Utilities Development Company Director, Projects Development - Infrastructure Project Development
Kharafi National

Dr. Mohamed Kamel Temraz
Executive Director, Member of the Board
Bareeq Hospitals

Karim Sami Saad

17:00 Chairperson's closing remarks

17:30 Networking and end of summit day one

18:00 Gala dinner (by invitation only)

Sponsored by Kharafi National