12 Nov 2018 - 13 Nov 2018
Casablanca to host second edition of Africa PPP Forum,
November 12 to 13, 2018
Following a successful launch edition in Paris, the second Africa PPP Forum will take place from November 12 to 13, 2018, at the Sofitel Hotel in Casablanca, Morocco.
This year’s forum will explore the theme, “Developing Agriculture and ICT in Africa through Public-Private Partnerships (PPP)”, with more than 300 participants, including several ministers, expected to attend the event.
With a lack of financial resources representing a key challenge for many African governments, several of the region’s administrations have implemented proactive policies aimed at encouraging the private sector to participate in funding public infrastructure projects.
The Africa PPP Forum will therefore provide a timely opportunity for the private sector and international investors to discover more about how they can take advantage of these dynamics andinclude Africa in their expansion strategies.
The Africa PPP Forum will set out to create a productive dialogue between decision makers and key players from the public and private sectors, alongside institutions promoting investment, while providing an ideal meeting place for regional governments to identify new private partners for their PPP projects.
In addition, it will offer high-level training courses and visits by companies, whose representatives will share their PPP success stories and promote good practices. Awards will be presented at a gala dinner to key industry players involved in PPP projects that have been judged as among the most outstanding across the region.
The 2018 edition of the forum will focus on the role played by PPPs in developing African agriculture, in areas such as irrigation networks, rural planning and the whole sale marketplace. It will also explore the PPP role in speeding up the digital revolution when it comes to optical fibre and mobile networks, digital public services and e-government projects.
The event is organised by Trainis, a professional development leader across Africa, in partnership with Club PPP Med-Afrique and with the support of key Moroccan institutions, namely: Moroccan International Cooperation Agency (AMCI); Agricultural Development Agency (ADA); the ICT Companies Association (APEBI); and the Chamber of Agriculture of the Casablanca-Settat Region.
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