Labadi Beach Hotel, Accra, Ghana,
21 – 22 October 2014


“Making Deals and Developing Win-Win Strategies between the Private and Public Sectors”

MAIN CONFERENCE: 21-22 October 2014


Following the success of various workshops on Public Private Partnerships (PPP) that we have been running across Africa in the past 3 years, Neoedge is proud to announce the maiden edition of Africa Public Private Partnerships (PPP): Investment and Development Summit 2014  in Accra, Ghana.

Public Private Partnerships is vital in addressing the infrastructure challenges that Africa face, however it has to be administered correctly. Projects bankability, capacity building and government commitment are the few must have in every successful Public Private Partnerships.

In this conference we will be gathering senior officials from public sectors across the globe and Public Private Partnerships experts from the global arena. Our hope is that capacity will be built as international best practices are demonstrated in various case studies. At the same time we believe that this summit will be an excellent platform for both public and private sector to explore potential collaborations in meeting Africa needs via Public Private Partnerships.

The following key themes on Public Private Partnerships will be addressed in-depth with Case Studies:

  • Latest update on Public Private Partnerships project globally
  • Latest Public Private Partnerships trend in Africa – uniquely Africa
  • Public Private Partnerships application for transport sector (road, rail, airport, ports, etc)
  • Public Private Partnerships application for social infrastructure sector (school, hospitals, etc)
  • Water and power sectors (utilities)
  • Financing Infrastructure Projects and Project Finance
  • Alternative Finance
  • Crafting feasible deals
  • Bankability of Public Private Partnerships projects
  • Legislative framework and government support
  • Public Private Partnerships procurement and fraud prevention
  • Project Management
  • Contract Managements
  • Tariffs and regulations
  • Risk Identification, Mitigation and Management


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For a copy of the FULL AGENDA, please send email to: eugene@neo-edge.com

Eugene Azucena
Senior Marketing Manager
Telephone: +65 6557 9185

Twitter: @NeoedgeSG

Partial list of Expert Presenters at the Africa Public Private Partnerships (PPP): Investment and Development Summit 2014:

Hon. Isaac Adjei Mensah
Deputy Minister
Ministry of Road and Highways

Hon. Cassiel Ato Forson
Deputy Minister
Ministry of Finance

Magdalene Apenteng
Director – PID
Ministry of Finance

Hon. Rashid Pelpuo
Minister – PPPs
Office of The President

Dr. Nii Moi Thompson
Director General
National Development Planning Commission

Mr. Elan Cussiac-Barr
Senior Investment Officer – Africa Region
IFC Advisory Services in Public Private Partnerships

Ms. Helen Akpene Awo Ziwu
Acting Solicitor General
Attorney General Department Ghana

Audrey Mwala
Director – Project Financing & RM
PPP Commission

Marius Van Aardt
Managing Director
Sembcorp Silulumanzi

Bashir Ifo

Hubert Danso
Vice Chairman
Africa Investors

Eng. Stanley Kamau
Ministry of Finance
Director – Public Private Partnership Secretariat

Mr. Theo Sackey
Senior Vice President
Africa Finance Corporation

Pascal Komla
Deputy Director General for SALT
Acting Chairman for ACI
Société Aéroportuaire de Lomé Tokoin
Airport Council International

Rakesh Bangera
Director, Urban Practice
CRISIL Infrastructure Advisory

FINAL CALL for interested speakers and expert panelists to submit their paper proposal in relevant PPP areas and topics. We are seeking limited speakers with special emphasis to senior government officials from Africa, Asia, Europe and Americas. We also welcome speakers from SPVs, banks, financiers, multilateral banks, and other private companies with previous Public Private Partnerships experience. Interested speakers and expert panelists can submit their paper proposals in relevant areas / topics in the Public Private Partnerships field in the following format:

Topic Title:
3-5 Bullets of Major Points:
Abstract of Presentation:
Photo & Bio of the Speaker:
(Presentations should be deliverable in 30 minutes)

Abstracts or Workshop Proposals should include name, company address, direct telephone numbers as well as e-mail address of the contact author. Please note only shortlisted proposals shall be notified via email.

For further information on speaking opportunities or to submit proposals, please contact:

Thomas Ooi
Neoedge Pte Ltd
Tel: +65 6557 9168
Main: +65 6557 9166
Mobile: +65 9297 5772
Fax: +65 6557 9188
Email: thomas.ooi@neo-edge.com


Africa is unique. It is crucial to understand the continent where the economy has boomed for the past decade. As the economy boomed the needs for infrastructure growth is inevitable. Partnership with the private sector to meet these infrastructure demand is given, however the question is whether the project will be able to meet the needs of public sector and commercially viable for the private sector. The opportunity is huge if we can strike a balance between public needs and commercial viability of a project. This is what we are trying to achieve in this summit.

For the past 3 years we had received requests from many countries in Africa to a conference that would gather both public and private sectors in order to put everyone in the same page. The Africa PPPs Investment and Development Summit (APIDS) 2014 will provide this platform and enable the discussion needed to get Public Private Partnerships initiatives in Africa moving.

Ghana has been selected as venue of this summit as the country is in the early stage of Public Private Partnerships implementation and presents many investment opportunities for various entities with expertise in Public Private Partnerships.

We are looking at both networking and capacity building through this summit. APIDS 2014 provides many great opportunities for capacity building as various international best practices will be demonstrated through case studies.

For a copy of the FULL AGENDA, please send email to: eugene@neo-edge.com

Eugene Azucena
Senior Marketing Manager
Telephone: +65 6557 9185

Twitter: @NeoedgeSG


Our main summit will take place on 21-22 October. We will be having our Pre-Conference and Post-Conference capacity building workshops on the 20th and 23rd of October.

21 October 2014 (Day 1: Main Conference)

Morning Focus 1: PPPs Development and Opportunity for Private Sectors in Ghana

  • Welcome and Opening remarks from Neoedge
  • Welcome by Ghana Ministry of Finance
  • Remarks on PPPs in Ghana by Ministry of Transport
  • Remarks on PPPs in Ghana by Ministry of Road and Highways
  • Remarks on PPPs in Ghana by Ministry of Water Resources, Works and Housing
  • Presentation by Ghana Ministry of Finance – Public Investment Division

Morning Focus 2: Ghana Government Panel Discussion

We will gather all the previous speakers from Ministry of Finance, Road and Highways, Transport and Water Resources to discuss on way to push the country development forward with PPPs.

Lunch Break

Afternoon Focus 1 (Sector Focus): International Best Practices for Transport and Utilities Sectors (2 streams)

Stream A (Transport Sector):

  • Presentation by Highways Operators
  • Presentation by Rail Operators
  • Presentation by Airport Operators
  • Presentation by Port Operators
  • Investor Perspective

Stream B (Utilities Sector)

  • Presentation on Water PPPs project
  • Presentation on PPP in Power Sector
  • Utilities for Rural Areas
  • IPP and PPA
  • Investor Perspective

Afternoon Focus 2:

Panel Discussion (Combined Stream A and Stream B)

We will gather the previous speakers to discuss on the following topics for Utilities and Transport Sectors:

  • Financing the development
  • Project Bankability
  • Tariff and Regulations
  • Social and Environmental Impact

22 October 2014 (Day 2:Main Conference)

Morning Focus 1: Financing PPPs Projects

  • Opening Remarks
  • Presentation from a Private Bank/Investors
  • Presentation from Multilateral Agencies
  • Africa Focus: Presentation from PPP Unit in Africa – Case Studies on how PPP Projects is financed

Morning Focus 2: Investing in PPPs Projects

  • Presentation from Law firm/Advisory Services – Project Bankability
  • Presentation from private sector/investor – Risk Matrix
  • Africa Focus: Presentation from Africa PPP Unit – Regulatory aspect of PPPs (case studies)

Lunch Break

Afternoon Focus 1: Making the deals

  • Speaker from Multilateral Agencies- PPP to boost FDI
  • Presentation from Public Sector – Opportunities and Return of Investment
  • Presentation from Private Sector – What does private sector seek in PPPs?
  • Presentation from IE Singapore – Developing a Win-Win Strategies
  • Africa Focus: Presentation/Case Studies from Africa PPP Unit

Afternoon Focus 2: International Best Practices in PPPs Procurement

  • Presentation from CIPS
  • Africa Public Sector Presentation on PPP Procurement (3 countries)

Panel Discussion: How to seal the deal?

We will get 2-3 representatives from Public Sector and 2-3 representatives from private sector and get them to discuss what is important for them in making deals in PPPs projects.

20 October 2014 – Pre-Conference workshop
Potential topics:
a. Financing Infrastructure Projects and PPPs
b. PPPs Procurement Fraud Mitigation and Prevention

23 October 2014 – Post-Conference workshop
Potential topics:
a. Negotiating PPPs Agreement
b. PPPs Projects Bankability

Conference Format:

  • Stand Alone Case Presentations by Key Experts in PPPs
  • Open Q & A portions
  • Interactive Panel Discussions – Key Themes
  • Pre and Post Conference Workshops on the 1st and 4th September 2014
  • Networking platform for Regional and International delegates
  • Exhibition Area
  • Cocktail Networking Reception
  • Lucky Draw and Champagne Round Table
  • Awards for Best Speaker, Best Delegate & Chairperson

REQUEST FOR THE FULL PROGRAMME thru: eugene@neo-edge.com

Eugene Azucena
Senior Marketing Manager
Telephone: +65 6557 9185

Twitter: @NeoedgeSG

Ministers, State Ministers, President, Managing Director, Director, General Manager, Manager, CXOs and Head of

  • Ministries and government bodies (Finance, Transport, Railways, Road, Health, etc)
  • State Ministers for PPPs, Private Investment, Public Investment, etc
  • Local Authorities
  • Head of PPP Unit
  • Strategic Planning & Business Unit
  • Finance & Investment Officers
  • Projects Development & Engineering
  • Partners & Investors
  • Legal Professionals
  • Research & Development Department
  • Risk Analyst
  • Commercial Department
  • Arbitrators
  • Contractors
  • Safety & Security
  • Traders and Trade Organizations
  • Service Companies

From various industries and sectors including

  • State Privatisation and Procurement Agencies
  • Finance, Energy, Water, Transportation, Sports, Telecommunications, Roads, Public Works, Regional Development, Health, Industrialization & Education sectors
  • Mayors, Town Clerks, City and Town Treasurers, Councillors and staff from Local Authorities
  • Insurance Companies, Commercial Banks, International Development Banks and Multi-lateral donors
  • Attorneys, Accountants, Bankers, Engineers, Architects,
  • Quantity Surveyors and Project Developers from public and private sector involved with PPPs
  • The Civil Society and Anti-Corruption Agencies

For a copy of the FULL AGENDA, please send email to: eugene@neo-edge.com

Eugene Azucena
Senior Marketing Manager
Telephone: +65 6557 9185

Twitter: @NeoedgeSG


We are a dynamic legal and strategic advisory firm. Our areas of specialty include corporate, property and construction law, mergers and acquisitions, banking and finance. Our team of creative and dedicated professionals has excellent local and international experience in law and business. We add value by helping our clients to identify and manage legal and commercial risks. www.dowuonalaw.com

Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities

The Africa Public Private Partnerships: Investment and Development Summit is a high profile conference designed for government officials, global and local directors and senior executives, professionals, thought leaders and innovators in PPPs sector to convene for business discussions, sharing experiences, exchanging ideas and establishing new relationships. Sponsors are provided with an opportunity to capitalize on this global event to send their message across their target audience, to reinforce brand visibility and thought leadership and demonstrate expert solutions.

We can assist your objectives with our sponsorship and exhibition packages which can be tailored to suit your marketing and business strategies.

We generally offer 6 main types of Sponsorship Packages:

Platinum Sponsor (1 opportunity)

Gold Sponsor (2 opportunities)

Silver Sponsor (3 opportunities)

Refreshment Break (2 opportunities)

Product Sponsors: Lanyard (1 opportunity) and delegate bag / thumb drive (1 opportunity)

Lunch Sponsors / Cocktail Sponsor (2 opportunities)

Sponsorship Contact:
Premesha Motha
Business Development Manager
Tel: +65 6557 9207
Main: +65 6557 9166
Fax: +65 6557 9188
Email: p.motha@neo-edge.com

Knowledge Partner

CRISIL Infrastructure Advisory is a leading advisor to regulators and governments, multilateral agencies, investors, and large public and private sector firms. We help shape public policy and enable infrastructure development. Our services span a wide array of infrastructure development activities. Our work in the areas of policy formulation, regulation, design and implementation of public-private partnership (PPP) frameworks and infrastructure financing mechanisms helps create a vibrant ecosystem for infrastructure development. Our services at the project level include bid process management, valuations and due diligence to enable investment decisions. We are known for our core values of independence and analytical rigour combined with deep domain expertise. Our teams have expertise across the complete range of infrastructure sectors – urban development, energy, transport and logistics, natural resources, education, and healthcare. We have a rich understanding of PPP and financing related issues. We operate in India and 22 other emerging economies in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.

CRISIL Infrastructure Advisory is a division of CRISIL Risk and Infrastructure Solutions Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of CRISIL Limited.

Research Partners

InfraPPP is both a provider of advisory services and also a website and social media tool providing the latest and most up to date knowledge on infrastructure and PPP covering the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific.

InfraPPP’s website provides every new market report and the latest research on infrastructure and PPP, from the most trusted sources. Their website also provides a free online database of PPP tenders and projects awarded.

InfraPPP Advisory Services is a management consultancy focused on infrastructure and PPP, serving clients in strategic, financial and operational issues, but always related to infrastructure and PPP assets or businesses.

Oxford Business Group (OBG) is a global publishing, research and consultancy firm, which publishes economic intelligence on the markets of Latin America, the Middle East, Asia, and Africa.

OBG offers comprehensive analysis of macroeconomic and sectoral developments, including banking, capital markets, energy, infrastructure, industry and insurance.

OBG’s acclaimed economic and business reports are the leading source of local and regional intelligence, while OBG’s online economic briefings provide up-to-date in-depth analysis. OBG’s consultancy arm offers tailor-made market intelligence and advice to firms operating in these markets and those looking to enter them.

Media Partners

The Modern Ghana Homepage is Ghana’s leading general news and information destination online. Modernghana.com integrates credible Ghanaian content and perspectives.

Our name better reflects what this site is – and always has been – the Web site of A Modern Ghana. Since our establishment in August 2005, we have brought the news and information to all Ghanaians and to a large and growing online audience.

Modern Ghana news is updated with increasing depth and frequency. Today, the site is updated 24 hours a day, seven days a week with follow-ups and breaking news, as well as original reporting, entertainment and sports. And our traffic has grown accordingly.

Currently, the website enjoys traffic of over 80,000 unique visitors daily and many more when there is breaking news.

The Partnerships Bulletin, PPP Bulletin and P3 Bulletin are a series of magazines and websites providing in-depth updates on partnership working between the public and private sector to procure, build and manage public infrastructure.

Each hard-copy edition of P3 Bulletin (Americas) and Partnerships Bulletin (UK) includes news, interviews with the top industry figures, in-depth market reports on partnership sectors and industry authored articles covering transport, waste, education, healthcare, housing, courts and leisure. Plus, the magazine includes a Business Leads section – giving you information about projects before they are even advertised.

Subscription to all three websites also gives you unlimited access to constantly updated news stories, features and searchable Project Tracker.

The websites and magazines are essential reading for industry professionals to help them make informed decisions and remain at the cutting edge of partnerships and infrastructure business information.

Financial Nigeria magazine is a development and finance journal published monthly since 2008 by Financial Nigeria International Limited. With a team of world class columnists, the magazine provides authoritative knowledge of the Frontier Emerging Markets (FEMs) of sub Saharan Africa, with particular attention on Nigeria. Its knowledge-intensive features make Financial Nigeria magazine a reference material to learning resource centres including public libraries, libraries of MDAs and private institutions. The magazine is widely circulated amongst middle-to-top level policy and private sector professionals in Nigeria, Kenya and elsewhere in SSA, and some major cities of the world through our conference partnership programmes.

Africa investor (Ai) is a specialist investment communications firm advising governments, international organisations and businesses on communication strategies for capital market and foreign direct investments in Africa. Africa investor publishes Africa investor, the leading international newsstand magazine for Africa’s investment decision makers; maintains the Ai40 Investors’ Index, hosts the Ai Institutional Investment Summit & Awards, Ai Investment Climate Summit and Investments and Business Leader Awards and the Ai Infrastructure Investment Summit & Awards, among other events.

Voices of Leaders is a global business network for top executives to interact with other leaders while building company brand reputation at a local and international level.

We empower entrepreneurs, sme’s and large businesses to succeed by providing customized business profiles – OBP – to boosts their business potential, build brand reputation, and increase business networking among members.

The OBP helps you announce opportunities, brand your company and find partners.

Animus provides an overview of Sustainability activities in Africa and the direction that has been taken by most companies. The magazine uses the CSR analysis approach to validate the sustainability of various projects underway at any stage of implementation. We provide the much needed platform for sharing best practice with a growing sustainability network. www.animus-csr.com

Africa Monitor is internationally recognised as providing essential information for anyone doing business in, or with Africa.  The publication provides subscribers with systematic political risk assessment, economic forecasts and business analysis for every country across the region.

Published by Business Monitor International, the emerging market specialists, Africa Monitor is broken down into four sub regional publications, of which any combination can be subscribed to.  The Middle East and Africa Monitor website http://www.meamonitor.com/ includes ALL the content from the publications, a 24-month archive, and gives the added flexibility of exploring that content by country, topic or keyword.

Our publications are subscribed to by over 50% of the Global Fortune 500 companies.  Why not take the time to find out why?  Click here to visit http://www.meamonitor.com/ for a FREE trial, or call Tel: +44 (0) 20 7246 1403.

Live Trading News is constantly updated to bring you top market news from around the world. It is produced by dedicated staff in Hong Kong working with colleagues in Asia and the United States. We also handpick articles from the world’s top market blogs, money managers, financial experts and investment newsletters.

Live Trading news gives voice to our readers, providing access to the most savvy and experienced investors.

Our site is a free, online source for stock quotes and research. Live Trading News differs from other finance sites because we focus on what, when, and how. What to buy, when to buy it and how to trade it. We deliver opinion and analysis rather than just all news, written exclusively by other investors and traders who describe their personal approach to stock selection and portfolio management, rather than by journalists. Live Trading News features the latest multimedia technologies from online digital magazines to searchable archives of news features and background information.

Clocate.com is a leading search engine and directory for worldwide conferences and exhibitions.


Bvents.com is a trade show directory and calendar listing with more than 50,000 trade shows, conferences and venues worldwide. The directory also includes information of over 150,000 exhibitors and offers event information in 8 languages.

EIN News is the world leader in industry focused online news monitoring. Thousands of leading companies, institutions and global professionals from business, industry, and government rely on EIN News as an indispensable resource. Our systems continuously scan the web, indexing news from thousands of worldwide sources. The news you need is then organized by advanced software systems managed by a team of professional news editors. Everything we do is focused on streamlining your news searches and research in order to save you time and money.

We partner with leading publications, online media and associations etc in relevant sectors to achieve win-win results. Our extensive marketing campaigns will ensure you impress the right players at the forefront of the latest industry advancements and expand your business territory.

For a potential event collaboration, please send email to: eugene@neo-edge.com

Eugene Azucena
Senior Marketing Manager
Telephone: +65 6557 9185
Twitter: @NeoedgeSG


Delegate Fee

Please contact us at enquiry@neo-edge.com or customer service hotline at +65 6557 9166 for details.

Payment Terms

Payment must be made within 5 working days upon your registration in order to guarantee your seat. All payments must quote the delegate name and event code.

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Should you be unable to attend, you may substitute delegates at any time before the event at no extra charge. Alternatively, you may choose to credit the full value of your registration towards another Neoedge event for up to 18 months from the date of issuance. No refunds will be available for cancellations.

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