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. Khaled AlQureshi
CEO,
Saudi Water Partnership Company

Eng. Nemer M. Alshebel
VP Privatization,
NWC

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


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

Rafael Pérez Feito,
International Operations Director,
Aqualia

Mohammad Asmai Mandili
Executive General Manager
Jeddah ISTP, Marafiq

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


Mr. Richard Menezes
Executive Vice Chairman,
UTICO

Corrado Sommariva
CEO,
SWPC

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

Eric Hemu
President of Middle East & Africa Region,
Jinluo


Martin Stahl
Infrastructure Director,
The Red Sea Company

Francois-Xavier Basselot
International Water Client Director,
Atkins


Agenda

08:30
Registration and Refreshments
09:00
Official Exhibition Opening, Ribbon Cutting and VIP Tour
09:15
Official opening: National Anthem and Holy Quran
09:20
Ministerial Opening Address
Dr. Corrado Sommariva,> CEO, SWPC
09:30
Governmental Panel Discussion
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 national KPIs
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
10:15
Keys for a successful water PPP

Rafael Pérez Feito, International Operations Director, Aqualia
10:45
SWCC’s 2030 Vision and upcoming desalination projects
H.E. Eng. Abdullah Al Abdulkarim, Deputy Governor of Planning & Development, SWCC
11:10
IWP development model – Boon or Bane: consumer expectations and government intent
Mr. Richard Menezes, Executive Vice Chairman, UTICO
11:45
The Kingdom’s water distribution sector – current and future projects, goals and achievements
Eng. Mansour Abuthnain, VP Projects & Technical Services, NWC
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
Chairman’s closing remarks
13:00
Networking Lunch
14:30
High level networking & Exhibition product presentations
17:30
End of Conference Day 1
08:30
Registration and Refreshments
09:20
Chairman’s opening address:
Dr. Corrado Sommariva, CEO, SWPC
09:30
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
10:00
The Red Sea Project: connecting water desalination, sewage treatement and renewable energy

Martin Stahl, Infrastructure Director, The Red Sea Company
10:30
Delivering sustainable development in the Kingdom
Dr. Corrado Sommariva, CEO, Sustainable Water and Power Consultants
11:00
Leveraging Smart water technologies for centralized and efficient O&M of water distribution systems
Eng. Jacobo Illueca Munoz, Aguas de Valencia
11:30
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
12:00
Session reserved to Atkins

Fracois-Xavier Basselot, International Water Client Director, Atkins
12:30
Water Management and Project Financing

Robert M. (Bob) Bryniak, CEO, Golden Sands Management Consulting
Corrado Sommariva, CEO, SWPC
13:00
Chairman’s closing remarks
13:15
Networking Lunch
14:30
End of Conference Day 2

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