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March 29th-31st Madrid, Spain, Novotel Madrid Centre

Saudi Arabia Privatisation Workshop

In partnership with Global Water Intelligence, The Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture (MEWA), together with the Saline Water Conversion Corporation, the National Water Company and the Water and Electricity Company, will be hosting this workshop in a bid to identify and attract top-performing potential partners with the following expertise and capacities:

  • Infrastructure funds
  • Project developers
  • EPC contractors specialising in desalination and wastewater treatment
  • Utility operators
  • Plant operators
  • Technology companies with expertise in asset management and customer service

Click the button below to download the current Saudi Arabia Privatisation Workshop delegate list.


Pre-conference Workshop Sponsor
Global Partner

Why Attend?

The workshop is highly interactive, promoting direct dialogue between potential partners. By attending this workshop, you will:

  • Have direct access to the key representatives from the four official government participants (MEWA, NWC, SWCC, WEC)
  • Gain exclusive insight into the privatisation plans directly from the people who are implementing them, so you can identify the right opportunity for your business
  • Participate in and contribute to planning the success of the privatisation programme
  • Have the chance to showcase your expertise according to the needs and demands of the market
  • Be considered for face-to-face meetings with relevant officials

This is a must-attend workshop if you want to tap into the $60 billion opportunity and to build a critical network for your future involvement.

Official Government Participants

Ministry of Environment Water and Agriculture

The ministry responsible for delivering water sector privatisation

Abdulrahman Al-Zogaibi, Deputy Minister for Planning
Khalid Al-Habib, Privatisation Manager
Ibrahim Al-Hudif, Privatisation Advisor

Saline Water Conversion Corporation

The national bulk water agency which is looking to sell its major production centres to the private sector while retaining its distribution assets and smaller desalination plants.

Abdullah Al-Abdulkarim, Deputy Governor for Planning and Development
Ahmed Al-Arifi, Director General of International Cooperation
Ahmad Al-Amoudi, General Manager of the Desalination Technologies Research Institute
Mohemmad Al-Alsheikh, Project Manager in Project Department
Ahmed Mohammed Alamro, Privatization Department

National Water Company

The body responsible for running utility services across the country.

Mohammed Al-Mowkley, CEO and Deputy Minister
Nemer Al-Shebel, Riyadh City Business Unit

Water and Electricity Company

The off-taker responsible for tendering privately financed desalination and wastewater treatment projects.

Khaled Al-Qureshi, CEO
Suleiman Khaliwe, responsible for wastewater projects

Workshop Agenda

12.00 – 13.30

Registration and Lunch

13.30 – 14.00

Speed Mixer

Delegates and speakers will have a chance to meet each other in a quick networking format.

14.00 – 14.20

Coffee and Prayer Break

14.20 – 16.00

Session 1: Privatisation Overview – presentations and Q&A

Workshop Facilitator:
Kyeong Choi, independent consultant

An overview of water privatisation in the Kingdom:
Abdulrahman Al-Zogaibi, Deputy Minister for Planning, Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture (MEWA)

NWC distribution networks privatisation:
Mohammed Al-Mowkley, CEO of NWC and Deputy Minister, Water Services

The future of SWCC’s production centres:
Abdullah Al Abdulkarim, Deputy Governor for planning and development at SWCC

Greenfield desalination and wastewater treatment BOTs:
Khaled Al-Qureshi, CEO of WEC

16.00 – 16.30

Coffee Break

16.30 – 18.00

Session 2: Feedback and discussion

The contractors view of the challenges and opportunities:
Jose Bofill Maestre, Aqualia

Investment in Saudi Arabia:
Imad Al-Abdulqader, Director of Investor Attraction, Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA)

The results of GWI’s privatisation survey:
Tom Scotney, Middle East Editor, Global Water Intelligence

Saudi representatives respond to presentations, followed by Q&A

Closing remarks and summary of conclusions:
Abdulrahman Al-Zogaibi, Deputy Minister for Planning, MEWA

18.00 – 19.00

One-to- one Networking Meetings (for selected participants only)

Registered delegates will be considered for one-to-one meetings with government officials.