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Launch of healthcare investment conference on 8 April 

Banks, hospitals, and pharmaceutical companies are taking part in the conference to discuss opportunities of the sector

The first annual conference for investment in the health care sector will be held during the period from 8 April to 10 April on the sidelines of the Mediconex exhibition held at Cairo International Convention Center (CICC), in the presence of Ahmed Darwish, chairperson of the Authority for the Suez Canal Economic Zone (SCZone).

Khaled Samir, head of the conference, said that six sessions will be held over the three days to discuss problems of the health care sectors in Egypt, such as lack of funding, technological modernisation, and providing high quality services, as well as medicine manufacturing, hospitals, and financial and economic dimensions of the manufacturing.

He added that the conference aims at creating a unified vision for the sector in Egypt, Africa, and the Middle East. It also aims to strengthen the relations and communications between all parties and to check the available opportunities in order to provide the best services at the lowest costs to users.

The conference will see an expanded presence from hospital owners, managers of private equity companies and of investment funds, accounting and legal consulting institutions, and providers of medical services in Africa and the Middle East.

Samir said that Darwish will hold a speech during the opening session of the conference on how investment is attracted to the health sector in Egypt and on the role of the Suez Canal economic zone in attracting investments.

The conference will discuss the extent of the Egyptian government’s ability to attract foreign investments to the sector, as well as the challenges facing the private sector to finance health care in Egyptand providing the required funding for the health insurance sector. The conference will also shed light on the performance of the Egyptian economy in the recent period and in the future.

The second day of the conference will revolve around health cities, houses of care, and how to establish them, as well as how to provide the infrastructure required for smart hospitals. It will also shed light on entrepreneurs and innovators in the industry, in addition to how to manage assets of health care, medical tourism, and modern management.

The third day will see the broad presence of the financial sector, along with discussions on the merging operations and acquisitions in the health care sector, investment funds in the sector, and expansion and financial planning operations. They will also be discussing the possibility of government partnership with the private sector and what will be done post-acquisition operations and how to provide funding for the sector.

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