Africa Public Private Partnership Conference ends in SA

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The 5th Africa Public Private Partnership Conference and Showcase (APPP 2013) organised by AME Trade Ltd ended today, 5 December 2013, at Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The event is established as the leading high-level international pan-African PPP strategy and infrastructure partnering conference.

APPP 2013 will offers a unique platform to discuss ways of mobilising PPPs to develop much needed infrastructure in the Africa region.

The Private Sector: The Engine of Structural Transformation in Africa was the main theme of the fifth edition, where 50 industry speakers shared their knowledge with over 250 delegates.

A special feature of this year’s conference was the CPD Certified Pre-conference Training Course on Advanced PPP Project Management Essentials.

The course took place on 3 December and aimed to teach attendees to accurately analyse risk while successfully developing a best practice check list and ensure compliance. The course was led by a team of experienced industry professionals.

The main programme of the conference will began on 4 December.

Participants had the opportunity to listen to industry specialists such as:

– Patrick Dlamini, Development Bank of Southern Africa CEO
– Proffesor Mthuli Ncube, Chief Economist and Vice President, African Development Bank
– Mike Onolememen, Minister of Works, Federal Republic of Nigeria
– Delphine Maïdou, Allianz Global Corporate and Specialty of Africa CEO
– Manye Moroka, Tshwane Economic Development Agency CEO

The first day of the conference covered topics including:

– Transportation, Energy and Power. In addition, a presentation from the AfDB outlining its vision and plans for PPPs across Africa.

The programme of the second day included presentations by PPP units from across the continent, along with Financing Structures and Legislation and a session on Social PPPs divided into two streams covering Agribusiness, Water and Sanitation, and Health, Education & Housing respectively.

CNBC Africa, hosted and broadcasted a special 1 hour business debate looking at issues affecting PPP implementation in Africa.

Among the panel were key players from both the public and private sectors involved in PPPs projects across Africa.

Delegates gained invaluable insights into projects past and present, and acquired a robust understanding of the principles needed to establish legal and economic frameworks to implement PPP initiatives.

For more information log on: www.africappp.com

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