Public Private Partnership Conference Speeches:
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Opening Session:

Dr. Fawaz Akhras, Co-Chairman British Syrian Society (* PDF)

Session 1: What is PPP : The International Experience

Dr. Paul Noumba, Lead Infrastructure Economist Economic Unit, Sustainable Development Dept. MENA Region, World Bank (* PDF)

Mahmoud Al Khoshman, CEO Sana Investment and CEO, Marafeq (Member of the Cham Holding Group) Syria (* PDF)

Session 2: Financing and Regulating PPP

Moazzam Mekan, Manager, Infrastructure Advisory Services MENA, IFC (* PDF)

Francois Bergere, General Secretary of the Mission d’Appui aux PPP, Ministry of Economy & Finance, France  (* PDF)

Federico Sutti, Regional Managing Partner, DLA Piper Italy (* PDF)

Fadi Sarkis, Senior Partner, Sarkis Attorneys at Law (* PDF)

Abdulkader Husrieh, Senior Partner, Ernst & Young, Middle East (* PDF)

Workshop 1: Electricity

Ayed Fattah, President, Siemens AG, Energy Sector, Fossil Power Generation Division (* PDF)

Michel Azzam, Head of Corporate Banking, Banque Bemo Saudi Fransi, Syria (* PDF)

Workshop 2: Transport and Infrastructure

Benoit Lange, Executive Director, International Development, Bouygues Travaux Publics (* PDF)

Jacques Follain, Managing Director, Aeroports de Paris Management (* PDF)

Asad Khair, Associate Director, Corporate Finance, KPMG, London (* PDF)

John Sachs, Director, Taylor-Dejongh (* PDF)

Workshop 3: Housing and Urban Development

Iyass Aldairi, General Manager, General Establishment of Housing, Syrian Arab Republic  (* PDF)

Gurol Konyalioglu, Head of Urban Regeneration Dept., Housing & Development Administration of Turkey (* PDF)

Douraid Dergham, General Manager, Commercial Bank of Syria  (* PDF)

Alastair Newton, Managing Director and Senior Political Analyst, Nomura International plc  (* PDF)

Clive Woodger, Managing Director, Founder and Owner, SCG London Ltd (* PDF)

Workshop 4: Oil and Gas

HE Eng Sufian Al-Alao Minister of Petroleum & Mineral Resources, Syrian Arab Republic (* PDF)

Jon Ferrier, General Manager, Petro Canada Palmyra BV (* PDF)

Brock Tuppeny, Vice President Business Development, Production Solutions, Petrofac Energy and Development (* PDF)

Session 3: Managing PPP Risk

Adrian Creed, Senior Partner, Trowers and Hamlins, UK (* PDF)

Henry Russell, Manager Finance and Guarantees Group, World Bank Sustainable Development Network  (* PDF)
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