Day of events on international markets: Egypt
Madrid’s Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Services has organized this
meeting on Wednesday, October 23. Registration has now begun.
October 17, 2019
Egypt, with a population of over 100 million inhabitants and steady economic growth of more than 5%, offers trade opportunities and potential demand in practically every sector of the economy. Of its population, 20% have a medium or high level of purchasing power. It has a highly diversified economy, and in terms of GDP it has taken a stronger hold as the third largest in the region, behind Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. The North African country recorded estimated economic growth of 5.6% in the third quarter of the fiscal year of 2018-2019. The Egyptian government is developing its Vision 2030 Plan, a comprehensive plan created with the the goal of promoting an increase in GDP and employment, as well as greater private participation in the country’s economy. According to the official data available, the 1.646 billion euros in exports in 2018 amounted to an increase of 34% compared with the figure of 1.227 billion euros reached in 2017.
9:00 a.m. Registration for those attending
9:30 a.m. Welcome speech given by the Madrid Chamber’s representative
Mr. Omar Ahmed Abdel Wahab Selim
The Ambassador of Egypt (speech given in English)
9:40 a.m. The Business Climate in Egypt: Trade and investment opportunities
Mr. Tarek Elkeden
Economics and Trade Advisor for Egypt in Spain (speech given in English)
10:00 a.m. Why Egypt? Why Now?
Ms. Maria L. Rubert
A partner at United Advocates
10:30 a.m. Legal and Fiscal Requirements to Access the Egyptian Market
Mr. Walid Juma/Mr. Eduardo Higón
Managing Partner at United Advocates/Lawyer for Rubert & Partners
11:00 a.m. Firm Steps Towards Development: A country of opportunities
Mr. Luis Aspe Sagarna
Director of the CaixaBank branch in Egypt
11:20 a.m. Enjoy the Sky to Egypt
Mr. Ashraf Rateb
Director of Egyptair Spain and Portugal
Ms. Paloma Sanz
Sales and Marketing, Egyptair Spain and Portugal
11:30 a.m. Spanish Business Experience in Egypt
Mr. Karim M. El Hassanein
Director of Sales, Galaxia Tours
11:55 a.m. Questions and answers
12:00 p.m. Coffee break for networking, courtesy of United Advocates
12:30-1:30 p.m. Individual meetings with the representatives of United Advocates, CaixaBank and Galaxia Tours (upon request by following this link).