TXF Saudi Arabia Roundtable 2018

Export & Project Finance

Oct 1, 2018
TBC, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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 you could get invaluable insight on how to make successful deals and capitalise on the many opportunities for investment. 

Key topics include:

-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

- A case study of Madina Airport PPP, discover how successful deal-makers structured this project. 

For more information on the content of the roundtable, please contact Joe Huddart. If you would like to attend please contact Sam Mcmanus.




09:00 - Networking coffee & registration


10:00 - Keynote presentation – Saudi investment landscape 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

Proposed speaker: Ahmed M. Al-Ghannam, Director General, Saudi Export Program


10:15 - Keynote presentation – The National Centre for Privatization & KSA PPP overview

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

Proposed speaker: Turki Abdulaziz al-Hokail, CEO, The National Centre for Privatization


10:30 - Keynote presentation – the DMO perspective

We hear from the DMO on how they are financing large government projects and the role that various actors can play in this. What does the investment roadmap look like? The project pipeline? How relevant are project specific projects? The ECA product?

Proposed speaker: Fahad al-Saif, President, Saudi Arabia's Debt Management Office


10:45 - Sector Spotlight: Healthcare & Education

From hospitals and pharmaceuticals to higher education, a series of ambitious social initiatives, such as

the Aafaq, which has helped to double the university capacity since 2009, and SV2030 and the proposed privatization of the health and education sectors promises to provide exciting opportunities ranging from construction to services. Both sectors accounted for 36% of the total Saudi budget in 2007. Here we discuss how these targets are expected to be met, how they are to be financed and the opportunities they provide for international investors and developers.

Proposed speakers: Ministry representatives, SAGIA, ECAs, International and local banks, Investors, project developers


11.30 - Networking coffee


12.00 - 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 placed 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?

Proposed speakers: Ministry representatives, ECAs, International and local banks, Investors, project developers


12:45 - Case study: Madina Airport PPP

Hear from the dealmakers involved on how they successfully closed this landmark project.


13:15 - Networking Lunch


  14:30 - 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.

Proposed speakers: Ministry of Environment, SIDF, Water and Agriculture (MEWA), Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources (MEIMR), Electricity & Cogeneration Regulatory Authority (ECRA), ECAs, International and local banks, Investors, project developers


15:15 - 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

Proposed speakers: MEWA representative, Turki Mohammed Al Shehri, Head, Renewable Energy Project Development Office


16:00 - Closing remarks

TBC, Riyadh

Saudi Arabia

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