CAIRO: At least 600 figures from 20 countries from Europe, the Gulf and Russia are scheduled to attend the Euromoney Egypt Conference scheduled Sept. 7-8, Euromoney Conferences’ Middle East Director, Victoria Behn, told reporters Tuesday.
The annual event is one of Egypt’s oldest, largest and most important financial conferences, as it highlights Egypt’s changing political, economic, financial, regulatory and monetary systems to international markets.
“We are expecting 1,000 foreign investors, businessmen, decision makers and economists from all over the world to attend this year’s event which will focus on financing the future,” Behn said in a press briefing held in Cairo Tuesday.
Several international organizations are expected to take part in Egypt’s Euromoney 2015, notably the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the European Investment Bank, USAID, and Japan Bank for International Cooperation, added Behn.
Euromoney will look into the best financing mix for the projects launched at the Egypt Economic Development Conference (EEDC,) held in Sharm el-Sheikh in March, and the Suez Canal Axis Development projects and the surrounding industrial areas, she added.
Workshops will also examine various energy and electricity projects through the public private partnership system (PPP,) fields given top priority by the government as Egypt witnessed its worst energy shortfall in decades over the past few years.
Over the past 20 years, the annual event has been a platform for intensive discussions about Egypt’s economic outlook and investment in all sectors. “We had invited 5,000 foreign investors and businessmen to Egypt’s annual event over this period.”
“We’ve been telling the Egyptian story to the world for 20 years and we look forward to doing so for another twenty,” Behn concluded.
Euromoney Conferences is a prominent organizer of large-scale financial events in the major financial capitals of the world and the Middle East, notably Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Kuwait, Bahrain, Turkey and Qatar.