Posted by Neil King
Public-Private Partnership (PPP) opportunities are returning to the Middle East as governments increasingly turn to the private sector for support in developing and delivering large-scale projects, it has been claimed.
The assertion was made by BME Global, the organiser of the upcoming PPP Middle East 2011 conference, due to take place in Abu Dhabi on January 11th-12th.
BME Global revealed that a number of high-profile figures from the UAE would be speaking at the conference including AbdulMohsin Ibrahim Younes of Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority.
According to the organiser, his speech on PPP transport projects in Dubai will focus on aspects such as governance, risk management, capacity building, regulation and organisational requirements.
It was also disclosed that Faisal Al Suwaidi, general director for main roads in Abu Dhabi, will deliver a keynote speech outlining plans for developing PPP road projects in the emirate and estimated timelines for participation.