The TXF Saudi Arabia roundtable will gather experts from local government, developers and international investors to discuss the future of export and project financing in The Kingdom; join them on the 1st October in Riyadh and get invaluable insight on the investment landscape. All attendees of TXF MENA are invited to attend this 1-day roundtable for free, and with government initiatives gearing up for local and foreign investment, now is a great time to be looking to Saudi Arabia for your next deal.
The possibilities of Saudi vision 2030 and privatisation
The investment landscape for local/international developers and investors
The roadmap for potential government projects
Sector spotlights covering healthcare, education, water, power, transport and real estate infrastructure
Take a look at our agenda below and find out what you could be discussing on the 1st October.
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TXF Saudi Arabia Roundtable 2018: Export & Project Finance
1 Oct, 2018
09:00 - Networking coffee & registration
09:30 - Keynote presentation – Saudi investment landscape, privatisation and 2030 vision
We kick off the day with this government keynote presentation to outline the Saudi 2030 vision and the opportunities apparent for local and international developers and investors. Saudi Arabia is set to raise $200 billion in the next several years through privatization programs across 16 sectors. Hear from The National Center for Privatization & PPP (NPC) responsible for executing the privatization of selected government entities, a priority identified as part of the Saudi Vision 2030 blueprint for the future.
10.00 – Roundtable 1: Sector Spotlight: Transport & real estate infrastructure
Government, developers, lenders, agencies and legal entities pit their minds together to plan how best to fund future projects. We examine PPP projects including the metros in Jeddah, Mecca and Medina, to understand replicable frameworks going forward. Who is in place to provide liquidity for the various projects? How can project finance structures be best employed? What is the role of Islamic finance, sovereign wealth funds, DFIs and ECAs?
10.00 – Roundtable 2: Sector Spotlight: Water & Power
Increasing demand for both water and power has led to ambitious targets and private sector engagement with full privatization on the agenda. However, with power generation still largely dependent on fossil fuels which could generate higher income abroad, alternative sources of energy production to widen the energy mix provide plenty of opportunity. Here we discuss the opportunities increased demand and PPP can be developed.
11:30 – Roundtable 3: Sector Spotlight: Renewable Energy, Sanitation & Recycling
MEWA has invested heavily in sewerage schemes and awarded contracts valued at $142.4 million in 2016, with treated sewage effluent projects helping to increase water efficiency. However, with only 10% of recyclable waste currently recycled, waste recycling remains in its infancy- yet with the announcement of PIF investment in a recycling company that will engage with private sector industries, there is great potential. The recent announcement of a $7 billion investment in renewable energy projects and target to have 9.5 gigawatts of solar and wind capacity installed by 2023, reflects the desire to add alternative fuels to the energy mix and reduce domestic use of fossil fuels that can be sold overseas.