HARNESSING INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR GIGA WATER PROJECTS ACROSS THE MENA REGION
20-21 NOVEMBER 2019 BURJ RAFAL HOTEL RIYADH, KSA

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Event Overview

In alignment with Vision 2030, the H20 Conference will be the first high caliber, government led event in Saudi Arabia which will showcase the upcoming water and wastewater giga projects in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the MENA region and address the critical aspect of PPP funding; furthermore, a special focus will be given to Local Direct Investment for Saudi-based project as well as Foreign Direct Investment for projects located across the region. Gathering 400+ government officials, financial institutions and international organisations, consultants, contractors and solution providers, the event will also unveil the latest cutting-edge technologies from around the world to promote effective stewardship of water resources.

Featuring a 2 days trade show, 3 governmental panel discussions as well as 6 industry debates involving the top consultants in the region, this exciting event will offer an unparalleled learning curve on international best practices in the financing of giga water projects as well as the deployment of the latest technology in the water and wastewater domain delivered by the world’s trailblazers.

Market Overview

Vision 2030 – Achieving Environmental Sustainability

The Saudi Vision 2030 aims to “preserve our environment and natural resources. We will also promote the optimal use of our water resources by reducing consumption and utilizing treated and renewable water. We will seek the participation of the private sector and government funds in these efforts ”.

Led by the visionary leadership of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Crown Prince & Chairman of the Council of Economic and Development Affairs Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the Vision 2030 program is set to make the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia the global epicenter of the shared economy and powerhouse in the water sector.

Vision 2030 aims to steward the available water resources of the Kingdom to “power economic sectors, support industries and private sector entities, and advocate for the development of public-private business models”.


Event Features


high-level

300+ High level delegates

speakers

40+ Speakers

govt-panel

6+ Governmental panel discussions

industry-debates

6 Industry debates


2-day-trade-show

2 Day trade show

exhibitors

40+ Exhibitors

ppp-finance

1 PPPs Financing certified workshops

award

Award ceremony


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Speakers

H.E. Eng. Abdullah Al Abdulkarim
Deputy Governor of Planning & Development,
SWCC

Eng. Nemer M. Alshebel
VP Privatization,
NWC

Eng. Mansour M. Abuthnain
VP Projects and Technical Services,
NWC

Dr. Rifaat Abdelwahhab
Director R&D,
Holding Company for Water and Wastewater


Eng. Khaled AlQureshi
CEO,
Saudi Water Partnership Company

Eng. Iqbal Al Tayar
Director of Technical Supervision Department,
Ministry of Electricity and Water - Kuwait

Dr. Hazim El Naser
Former Minister of Water (Jordan) and
Chairman - Middle East Water Forum

Mohammad Asmai Mandili
Executive General Manager
Jeddah ISTP, Marafiq


Dr. Amgad Elmahdi
Head of Mena Region,
International Water Management Institute

Rolf Keil
Senior Advisor to Government & Private Sector at Water, Power,
Waste - PPP & Innovative Technologies

Corrado Sommariva
CEO,
SWPC

Robert M. (Bob) Bryniak
CEO,
Golden Sands Management Consulting


Charafat Afailal
Advisor and Former Minister of Water,
National Company of Drinking Water and Sanitation

Eric Hemu
President of Middle East & Africa Region,
Jinluo

Ivan Richard Menezes
Executive Vice Chairman,
UTICO


Agenda

08:30
Registration and Refreshments
09:00
Official Exhibition Opening, Ribbon Cutting and VIP Tour
09:25
Official opening: National Anthem and Holy Quran
09:30
Ministerial Opening Address
09:45
Governmental Panel Discussion
A MENA outlook on strategies to reduce the water stress in the region

  • Water security: achieving the 6th Sustainable Development Goal in the region by establishing strong water access policies
  • Government regulations in reducing the environmental impact and carbon footprint of large scale water and waste water projects 
Moderator:
  • Dr. Corrado Sommariva, CEO, Sustainable Water Power Consultants
Senior representative, Ministry of Environment, Water & Agriculture
  • Eng. Khaled Al Qureshi, CEO, SWPC
  • Charafat Afailal, Advisor and Former Minister of Water, National Company of Drinking Water and Sanitation
  • Dr. Rifaat Abdelwahhab, Director R&D, Holding Company for Water and Wastewater
  • Eng. Iqbal Al Tayar, Director of Technical Supervision Department, Ministry of Electricity and Water – Kuwait
10:20
Session reserved to Aqualia
10:45
Project showcase
Exclusive project showcase: discovering current and upcoming opportunities in Saudi Arabia
  • Upcoming water projects in Saudi Arabia: opportunities and challenges in developing giga water projects in the Kingdom
  • Vision 2030 - Ensuring sustainability: an overview of the targets set by the Ministry of Environment, Water & Agriculture
Senior representative, Ministry of Environment, Water & Agriculture
  • H.E. Eng. Abdullah Al Abdulkarim, Deputy Governor of Planning & Development, SWCC
  • Eng. Khaled Al Qureshi, CEO, SWPC
  • Eng. Nemer M. Alshebel, VP Privatization, NWC
  • Mohammad Asmai Mandili, Executive General Manager, Jeddah ISTP, Marafiq
11:30
IWP development model – Boon or Bane: consumer expectations and government intent
Ivan Richard Menezes, Executive Vice Chairman, UTICO
11:45
SWCC’s 2030 Vision and upcoming desalination projects
H.E. Eng. Abdullah Al Abdulkarim, Deputy Governor of Planning & Development, SWCC
12:05 Case study: Dubai Industrial City Worker Accommodation Sewage Treatment Plant
Eric Hemu, President of Middle East & Africa Region, Jinluo
12:30
Water Stewardship Awards: celebrating regional champions
12:45
Project showcase
Exclusive project showcase: discovering current and upcoming opportunities in Egypt

  • Improving quality of life: a showcase of upcoming giga water projects in Egypt
  • Creating robust financing frameworks: mitigating risks
Dr. Rifaat Abdelwahhab, Director R&D, Holding Company for Water and Wastewater
13:00
Mastering stakeholder collaboration in PPP
Rolf Keil, Senior Advisor to Government & Private Sector at Water, Power, Waste - PPP & Innovative Technologies
13:20
Networking Lunch
14:30
High level networking & Exhibition product presentations
17:30
End of Conference Day 1
18:00
Gala Dinner End – By invitation only
08:30
Registration and Refreshments
09:00
Official opening: National Anthem and Holy Quran
09:10
Keynote address: Financing overview on opportunities leading to 2030
09:20
Project showcase
Exclusive project showcase: Doha Reverse Osmosis Seawater Desalination Plant in Kuwait

  • Upcoming water projects in Kuwait: opportunities and challenges in developing giga water projects in the country
  • Vision 2030 - Ensuring sustainability: an overview of the targets set by the Ministry of Electricity & Water
Eng. Iqbal Altayar, Director of Technical Supervision Department, Ministry of Electricity & Water Kuwait
09:45
Sustainable water development in the region: ideas and initiatives

Dr. Corrado Sommariva, CEO, Sustainable Water and Power Consultants
10:00
Case study: Dubai Industrial City Worker Accommodation Sewage Treatment Plant
Eric Hemu, President of Middle East & Africa Region, Jinluo Water
10:30
Exclusive project showcase: discovering current and upcoming opportunities in the United Arab Emirates
  • Upcoming water projects in UAE: opportunities and challenges in developing the next generation of giga water projects
  • Overview on current desalination and waste water plants across Dubai and Abu Dhabi
Senior representative, Ministry of Energy & Industry
  • Senior representative, SEWA
11:15
Public private partnership in the water sector: the Moroccan model
Charafat Afailal, Advisor and Former Minister of Water, National Company of Drinking Water and Sanitation
11:45 Millennium Development Goals: Widening water supply-demand gap in MENA - how to revert this trend climate resilient water resources 
  • Capitalising on hybrid models for sustainable water and waste water projects: seizing the opportunities in solar & hydro 
  • Regional outlook 2030: seizing opportunities in the market on water and waste water plants
Dr. Amgad Elmahdi,Head of MENA Region, International Water Management Institute
12:30
Attracting Local Direct Investment and FDI on upcoming PPP water projects in Saudi Arabia
  • SAGIA’s LDI initiative to sensitize the pool of Saudi investors to invest in giga water projects
  • Seizing foreign direct investment opportunities in the rapidly expanding Saudi market
Senior representative, SAGIA
13:15
Networking Lunch
14:30
Afternoon Training: Water Management and Project Financing
Robert M. (Bob) Bryniak, CEO, Golden Sands Management Consulting
Corrado Sommariva, CEO, SWPC
16:00
End of Conference Day 2

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