Euromoney’s annual gathering, the Euromoney Egypt Conference, will return to Cairo on 18-19 September for its 22nd edition to discuss growing opportunities for investment and partnership in Egypt.
Victoria Behn, director of the Middle East and Africa at the Euromoney Conference, said that the conference is delighted to be working with the government of Egypt on an agenda that gives a comprehensive and compelling overview of Egypt’s finance and investment outlook.
Behn noted that they should focus on sectors and opportunities that are both vital to Egypt and attractive to international capital. The two-day event will feature panel discussions on the investment outlook; capital markets development; privatisation; real estate; industrialisation and exports; financial inclusion; and startups. High-level representatives from multilateral and bilateral institutions will discuss their plans in Egypt and how private capital can partner with them, according to Behn.
“For the first time since 2011, international capital feels comfortable in Egypt,” said Behn. “Challenges remain but the bold resolution of the currency crisis in 2016 has led not only to an upsurge of interest from equity investors but a triumphant return of the debt markets.”
Minister of Investment and International Cooperation Sahar Nasr, Minister of Industry and Trade Tarek Kabil, and officials from international institutions, such as the IFC, Afreximbank, and the Egyptian-American Enterprise Fund (EAEF) will participate in the conference. Besides, 1,000 delegates from Egypt and abroad—most of them directly involved in the finance, investment, and business of Egypt—are to explore stability and cohesion opportunities in Egypt.