C-NERGY Global Holdings (an investment advisory services firm registered in South Africa) in partnership with the Ministry of Finance & Economic Planning of the Government of Ghana is organising the first Global Public-Private Partnership Conference in Ghana from 18-21 August 2014 at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel.
The conference which will be under the theme “Addressing Ghana’s Infrastructure Deficit: Moving from Policy to Implementation- the Public-Private Partnership Alternative” seeks to position Ghana as an attractive investment destination for Public-Private Partnerships.
The conference is positioned as a catalyst for the implementation of Public-Private Partnerships in the country, on the back of the broad legislative and institutional framework that has been developed over the last couple of years. Its key objectives are:
- First, to offer a range of international investors and private sector participants, direct insight into the infrastructure investment priorities and the economic development vision of the Government of Ghana. This will enable investors to begin strategic conversations with the Government in respect of building mutually beneficial Public-Private development partnerships.
- Secondly, to provide senior public officials in Ghana, (and in the ECOWAS region), the opportunity to gain practical knowledge on the formulation and implementation of Public-Private Partnerships in the hope of igniting a proactive wave of proposals and initiatives from related sectors.
- Thirdly, to share the international experiences of other countries with the view that their lessons learnt will provide guidance to the Government, as it seeks to accelerate on the Public-Private Partnership path to bridge the infrastructure gap.
The conference has been structured in two parts. Part 1 is a scene-setting session with the Keynote Address from Government articulating its vision for the development and transformation of the economy, and the opportunity presented by Public-Private Partnerships. The second part of the conference would look at the mechanics of developing, implementing and managing Public-Private Partnership opportunities. These sessions will be led by international facilitators and would include sector-specific case studies. Delegates would be grouped into their sector area of interest to review sector cases and identify Public-Private Partnership project development opportunities.