Abdulrahman Saleh Al Saleh
Abdulrahman Saleh Al Saleh, Director General of the Government of Dubai's Department of Finance (DoF). Image Credit: Supplied

Dubai: Dubai’s Department of Finance (DOF) announced it will organise a conference on public-private partnership on October 10 and 11 under the umbrella of Expo 2020 Dubai.

Titled ‘Dubai International Public-Private Partnership Conference’, the event will help advance the emirate’s development strategy and raise its profile as a commercial and investment hub.

“The Conference seeks to strengthen public-private sector synergies as part of efforts to enhance the emirate’s business environment and investment attractiveness,” said Abdulrahman Saleh Al Saleh, Director-General of DOF. “The event will help further Dubai’s goal of becoming a leader in creating a PPP ecosystem that generates sustainable financing for advancing development.”

Arif Abdulrahman Ahli, Executive Director of the Planning and Public Budget Sector at DOF, said, "The Dubai International Public-Private Partnership Conference will be a golden opportunity to stimulate dialogue between decision makers in the public and private sectors to explore potential partnership opportunities and promote innovative financing methods for PPP projects between local and international investors."

The event will bring together decision-makers and officials from ministries, government entities, banks, and both local and international companies working in the fields of investment, contracting, consultancy and infrastructure development. "It will also demonstrate the importance of the role played by the PPP modality in achieving sustainability in project financing," said Abdulla.