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Friday, March 13, 2015

  • Registration

    Open all day as participants arrive.

  • All Delegates and Invitees must be present at the Conference Center

  • Plenary Hall Doors Close

  • Official Opening

    Welcome and Vision

    Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, President, Egypt

    Voices from the World

    Heads of State and Delegations

    Heads of International Financial Institutions


  • Break

  • Session Resumes

    Voices from the World

    Heads of State and Delegations

    Heads of International Financial Institutions

  • Presentation of the New Administrative Capital of Egypt

    Mostafa Madbouly, Minister of Housing, Egypt

  • Session Ends


  • Gala Dinner at Movenpick Resort Sharm El-Sheikh powered by El Sewedy Electric


  • Official Dinner Hosted by President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi for Heads of Official Delegations

Saturday, March 14, 2015

  • Turning the Vision into Action

    “Charting the way forward” – Egypt’s economic reform plan

    Ibrahim Mahlab, Prime Minister, Egypt

    Hisham Ramez, Governor, Central Bank of Egypt

    Ashraf El-Araby, Minister of Planning and Administrative Reform, Egypt

    Hany Kadry Dimian, Minister of Finance, Egypt

     

     

  • Business-to-Business Meetings

    To take place during the day at venues near the Congress Center. Investment projects, prepared by local investment banks, will be presented during the day at venues near the Conference Center.

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  • Egypt in Perspective

    Ahmed Zewail, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, 1999; Linus Pauling Chair Professor, California Institute of Technology, United States

  • Regional Perspective

    Regional leaders provide perspective on Egypt.

    Ibrahim Abdulaziz Al-Assaf, Minister of Finance, Saudi Arabia

  • Egypt: Gateway and Hub

    Leaders from global corporations look at where Egypt stands in their investment priorities

    Jeff Immelt, Chairman and CEO, General Electric, United States

    Then joined by

    Sir Suma Chakrabarti, President, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

    Mohamed El-Erian, Chief Economic Advisor, Allianz, United States

    Mohamed Alabbar, Chairman, Emaar Properties, United Arab Emirates

    Li Keping, Vice Chairman and Chief Investment Officer, China Investment Corporation, China 

    Paul Polman, CEO, Unilever, United Kingdom

    Moderator

    John Defterios, Emerging Markets Editor and Anchor, CNN, United Arab Emirates


  • Coffee Break and Announcements

  • In Conversation

    Joe Kaeser, President and CEO, Siemens, Germany

    Moderator

    John Defterios, Emerging Markets Editor and Anchor, CNN, United Arab Emirates

  • Enhancing the Investment Climate in Egypt

    Leaders will exchange views on the critical agenda for improving the investment climate in Egypt.

    Ashraf Salman, Minister of Investment, Egypt

    Then joined by

    Ahmet Bozer, President, Coca-Cola International, United States

    Alain Bejjani, CEO, Majid Al Futtaim Holding, United Arab Emirates

    Joe Kaeser, President and CEO, Siemens, Germany

    Lubna Olayan, CEO, Olayan Financing Company, Saudi Arabia

    Naguib Sawiris, Chairman, Weather Investments II and Executive Chairman, Orascom TMT Holding, Egypt

    Karim Awad, CEO, EFG-HERMES

    Hazem Badran, Deputy CEO, CI Capital, Egypt

    Moderator: Nik Gowing, International Broadcaster, United Kingdom

  • Keynote Conversation

    Tony Blair, Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland(1997 - 2007)

    Nik Gowing, International Broadcaster, United Kingdom

  • Egypt’s Energy Equation

    Global executives will examine the energy mix in Egypt and how Egypt can best achieve energy security as part of its development plans.

    Bob Dudley, Group Chief Executive, BP, United Kingdom in conversation.

    Then joined by

    Philippe Boisseau, President, Marketing & Services and New Energies, Total, France

    Sami Iskander, COO, BG, United Kingdom

    Nassef Sawiris, CEO, OCI NV, Egypt

    Ahmed Heikal, Chairman and Founder, Qalaa Holdings, Egypt

    Sherif Ismail, Minister of Petroleum, Egypt

    Mohamed Shaker, Minister of Electricity and Energy, Egypt

    Moderator

    Hadley Gamble, Presenter, CNBC, United Kingdom


  • Networking Lunch Powered by CI Capital

  • The Diversification Imperative for Emerging Economies

    Sustainable, long-term growth demands a balanced, diversified economy. What are the priorities for Egypt in diversification?

    Ken Allen, Global CEO, DHL Express, Germany

    Ken Jacobs, Chairman, Lazard, United States

    Ahmad Abdulkarim Julfar, Group CEO, Etisalat, United Arab Emirates

    Liu Hao, CEO, CADFund, China

    Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO, WPP, United Kingdom

    Moderator

    Adnan Nawaz, News Anchor, BBC World, United Kingdom

  • Egypt’s Sectoral Sessions: Five run in parallel

    Sector-level sessions will include an overview from Ministers, presentation of sector opportunities by local investment banks, and input from private sector participants.

    Session 1 “Sinai Room”: Oil, Gas & Mining – Knowledge Partner: Strategy &

    Sherif Ismail, Minister of Petroleum, Egypt

    Case studies and private sector views

    Arshad Sufi, President, BG, Egypt

    Hisham El Khazindar, Co-founder and Managing Director, Qalaa Holding, Egypt

    Nader Zaki, BP Country Manager, Egypt

    Sebastiano Burrafato, General Manager, IEOC, Egypt

    Basil El Baz, Chairman and CEO, Carbon Holdings, Egypt

    Josef El-Raghy, Chairman, Centamin, Egypt

    Knowledge Partner lead

    Georges Chehade, Vice President, Strategy &, Lebanon

    Session 2 “Red Sea Room”: Housing, Utilities & Development – Knowledge Partner: Strategy &

    Mostafa Madbouli, Minister of Housing, Utilities & Urban Development, Egypt

    Case studies and private sector views

    Ahmed Badrawi, CEO, SODIC, Egypt

    Osama Bishai, CEO, Orascom Construction, Egypt

    Mansour Amer, Chairman, Amer Group, Egypt

    Khadem El Qubaisi, Chairman, Arabtec, United Arab Emirates

    Tarek Rahman, CEO, Palm Hills Development Company, Egypt

    Sahar Nasr, Lead Economist, World Bank

    Knowledge Partner lead

    Samer Bohsali, Vice President, Strategy &, United Arab Emirates

    Session 3 “Suez Canal Room”: ICT – Knowledge Partner: Booz Allen Hamilton

    Khaled Negm, Minister of Communication and Information Technology, Egypt

    Case studies and private sector views

    Matthew Kirk, Group External Affairs Director, Vodafone, United Kingdom

    Houlin Zhao, Secretary General, International Telecommunications Union

    Ossama Hassanein, Chairman, TechWadi; General Partner, Newbury Ventures, United States

    Stephen Kehoe, Senior Vice President, Visa, United States

    Shaohua Ding, Vice President, Huawei Technologies, China

    Nick Tanzi, President and CEO, GPX Global Systems, United States

    Nick Redshaw, Vice President, Hardware Sales, IBM Systems, United States

    Knowledge Partner lead

    Ramez Shehadi, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Booz Allen Hamilton, United Arab Emirates

    Session 4 “Nile Valley Room”: Industry & Manufacturing – Knowledge Partner: Arthur D Little

    Mounir Fakhry Abdel Nour, Minister of Trade and Industry, Egypt

    Case studies and private sector views

    Omar Farid, President, Middle East & Africa, Pepsico, Saudi Arabia

    Kinam Lee, Factory President, Samsung Electronics, Egypt

    Mohamed El Sewedy, Chairman, Federation of Egyptian Industries, Egypt

    Rowena Xiang, Vice President, Jushi, China

    Knowledge Partner lead

    Ignacio Garcia Alves, CEO, Arthur D Little, Belgium

    Session 5 “Siwa Room”: Tourism – Knowledge Partner: Booz Allen Hamilton

    Khaled Ramy, Minister of Tourism, Egypt

    Case studies and private sector views

    Hamed Al Chiati, Chairman, Travco, Egypt

    Manal Hussein, CEO and Chairman, Orascom Hotels & Development, Egypt

    Alex Kyriakidis, President and Managing Director for Africa and Middle East, Marriott International, United Arab Emirates

    Hassan Sharbatly, Vice Chairman, Citystars Properties, Egypt

    James Awad, CEO, Global V Hospitality, Canada

    Knowledge Partner lead

    Nabih Maroun, Senior Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton, United Arab Emirates


  • Coffee Break and Announcements

  • The Global Investor Perspective

    Heads of major investment houses examine the prospects for investment in Egypt

    Kirill Dmitriev, CEO, Russian Direct Investment Fund, Russia

    Hisham Ezz Al Arab, Chairman and Managing Director, CIB, Federation of Egyptian Banks, Egypt

    Timothy Collins, CEO, Ripplewood Advisors, United States

    Peter Orszag, Vice Chairman, Corporate and Investment Banking, Citigroup, United States

    Arif Naqvi, Group Chief Executive, Abraaj Group, United Arab Emirates

    Moderator

    John Defterios, Emerging Markets Editor and Anchor, CNN, United Arab Emirates

  • International Financial Institutions: Fostering Economic & Social Development

    How can the major International Financial Institutions improve the effectiveness of their support for Egypt’s economic development?

    Naglaa El-Ehwany, Minister of International Cooperation, Egypt

    Jin Yong Cai, Senior Vice President and CEO, International Finance Corporation, World Bank Group

    Abdlatif Al-Hamad, Director General and Chairman, Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development, Kuwait

    Ambroise Fayolle, Vice President, European Investment Bank

    Hafez Ghanem, MENA Vice President, World Bank

    Aly Abou Sabaa, Vice President, African Development Bank

    Moderator

    Nik Gowing, International Broadcaster, United Kingdom

  • Suez Canal Development: Egypt's Gift to the World

    The Suez Canal is a key factor in Egypt’s economic growth, and particularly in building its global trading ties. Ministers, officials and private sector executives involved in the megaprojects of the Suez Canal Area Development Project present an overview of the opportunities.

    Vice Admiral Mohab Mameesh, Chairman, Suez Canal Authority, Egypt

    Yehia Zaki, Managing Director, Dar Al-Handasah Egypt, Egypt

    Hani Sarie-Eldin, Founder and Chairman, Sarie-Eldin and Partners, Egypt

    Mohamed El Sewedy, Chairman, Federation of Egyptian Industries, Egypt

    Moderator

    Maya Raydan, Business Editor, Sky News Arabia, United Arab Emirates


  • Dinner Powered by Orascom TMT Holding

Sunday, March 15, 2015

  • Business-to-Business Meetings

    To take place during the day at venues near the Congress Center. Investment projects, prepared by local investment banks, will be presented during the day at venues near the Conference Center.

    Download the EEDC app to help you connect with more participants during the conference.

    Connect now

  • Financing Emerging Markets

    Egypt’s markets were among the world’s best performers last year. Several nascent markets like mortgage, insurance and micro-finance show great potential. What are the key touchstones for finance in an emerging market? What’s next in Egypt’s markets, and what changes are expected in the financial sector?

    Sherif Samy, Chairman, Egyptian Financial Supervisory Authority, Egypt

    Mohamed Omran, Chairman, The Egyptian Exchange and The Federation of Euro-Asian Stock Exchanges, Egypt

    Tirad Al Sheikh Mahmoud, CEO, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, United Arab Emirates

    Shayne Nelson, Group CEO, Emirates NBD, United Arab Emirates

    Alex Thursby, Group CEO, NBAD, United Arab Emirates

    Moderator

    Michael Georgy, Bureau Chief, Egypt and Sudan, Thomson Reuters, Egypt

  • Running in parallel in breakout room: Suez Canal Workshops

    A detailed workshops on the opportunities created by the Suez Canal Project.

    Suez Canal Session 1 Sinai Room: Ports, Logistics and Maritime Services

    Suez Canal Session 2 Red Sea Room: Infrastructure

    Suez Canal Session 3 Suez Canal Room: ICT and Business Parks

    Suez Canal Session 4 Nile Valley Room: Industrial Development Plan

  • Economic Inclusion: The Role of SMEs and Vocational Training

    What are the most promising policies for job creation? What role can small-and medium-sized enterprises play? How significant can training and financing be in strengthening the job market?

    Mounir Fakhry Abdel Nour, Minister of Trade and Industry, Egypt

    Mario Spangenberg, President and Managing Director, General Motors Africa, South Africa

    Heba Handoussa, Founder, Egypt Network for Integrated Development, Egypt

    Habib Haddad, CEO, Wamda, United Arab Emirates

    Moderator

    Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO, WPP, United Kingdom

  • Social Inclusion: Investment in Egypt’s Future

    Policies for improved social inclusion to confront societal inequalities. The role of different stakeholders for enhanced social inclusion

    Ghada Wali, Minister of Social Solidarity, Egypt

    Sir Paul Collier, Professor of Economics and Public Policy, Blavatnik School of Public Policy, Oxford University, United Kingdom

    Fadi Ghandour, Founder and Vice Chairman, Aramex; Co-founder and Director, MENA Venture Investments, Jordan

    Khalid Abdulla Janahi, Chairman, Naseej, Bahrain

    Moderator

    Carina Kamel, Senior Correspondent, Al Arabiya Business News, United Kingdom

  • Technology and Innovation as a Solution to Egypt’s Most Pressing Problems

    Entrepreneurs and technology innovators examine the opportunities for technology and innovation as a key generator of dynamism in the Egyptian economy.

    Khaled Negm, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Egypt

    Ahmed El Alfi, CEO, Sawari Ventures, Egypt

    Amr Awadallah, Co-founder and CTO, Cloudera, United States

    Shashi Buluswar, Co-founder and Executive Director, Institute for Globally Transformative Technologies, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, United States

    Ali Faramawy, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Middle East & Africa, Turkey

    Walt Macnee, Vice Chairman, MasterCard Worldwide, United States

    Moderator

    Ramez Shehadi, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Booz Allen Hamilton, United Arab Emirates

  • Special Session: Statement by the President on the Conference Proceedings


  • Networking Lunch Powered by Qalaa Holdings

  • Egypt’s Sectoral Sessions: Five run in parallel

    Sector-level sessions will include an overview from Ministers, presentation of sector opportunities by local investment banks, and input from private sector participants.

    Session 6 “Plenary Hall”: Power – Knowledge Partner: McKinsey & Company

    Mohamed Shaker, Minister of Electricity and Energy, Egypt

    Case studies and private sector views

    Markus Tacke, CEO, Windpower and Renewables Division, Siemens, Germany

    Sofiane Ben Tounes, President and CEO, Northeast Africa, General Electric, Egypt

    Seti Gabriel, Vice President, Middle East and North Africa, Alstom, France

    Ahmed El Sewedy, El Sewedy Electric, Egypt

    Michael Geyer, Director of International Development, Abengoa, Spain

    Wen Shugang, CEO, Dongfang Electric Corporation, China

    Knowledge Partner lead

    Georges Massoud, Managing Principal, McKinsey & Company, United Arab Emirates

    Session 7 “Red Sea Room”: Retail and Internal Trade

    Khaled Hanafy, Minister of Supply and Internal Trade, Egypt

    Case studies and private sector views

    Ahmed Ismail, CEO, Majid Al Futtaim Ventures, United Arab Emirates

    Hani Berzi, Chairman and CEO, Edita Food Industries, Egypt

    Hervé Majidier, Executive Regional Director, Carrefour, Egypt

    Mikhail Shamel Orlov, Chairman, Russian Egyptian Business Council, Russia

    Session 8 “Sinai Room”: Transport & Logistics - Knowledge Partner: Strategy &

    Hani Dahy, Minister of Transport, Egypt

    Hossam Kamel, Minister of Civil Aviation, Egypt

    Case studies and private sector views

    Fahd Al-Rasheed, CEO, Emaar Economic City, Saudi Arabia

    Lin Yichong, President and CEO, China Harbour Engineering Company, China

    Jamal Majid Bin Theniyah, Vice Chairman, DP World, United Arab Emirates

    Knowledge Partner lead

    Fadi Majdalani, Vice President, Strategy &, Lebanon

    Session 9  “Siwa Room”: Agriculture  – Knowledge Partner: World Bank

    Salah Helal, Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation, Egypt

    Case studies and private sector views

    Lawrence Samour, Managing Director, HAMA Holding for Financial Investments, United Kingdom

    Anders Paludan-Muller, Regional Director, Investment Fund for Developing Countries, Denmark

    Moussa Seck, Chairman, Pan African Agribusiness and Agro-industry Consortium, Senegal

    Tarek Tawfik, Managing Director, Cairo Poultry Group, Egypt

    Yariv El-Baz, Chairman, YCAP Asset Management, Luxembourg

    Knowledge Partner lead

    Grahame Dixie, Agribusiness Adviser, World Bank

    Session 10 “Nile Valley Room”: High-Growth Entrepreneurship: Egyptian women and men building enterprises – Knowledge Partner: Endeavor Egypt

    Egypt’s leading entrepreneurs present their companies in an intensive session focused on the thriving entrepreneurship ecosystem in Egypt.

    Session 11 - "Suez Canal Room": PPP Projects - Powered by Ministry of Finance


  • Coffee Break and Announcements

  • Sport: Development, Cohesion and Opportunities

    Egypt has a long history as nation for sports. How can this be used more widely and play a role in building community creating business opportunities and societal cohesion? What are the business opportunities?

    Omar Samra, Mountaineer, Egypt

    Then joined by

    Khaled Abdel Aziz, Minister of Youth and Sport, Egypt

    Rania Elwani, Founder, Egyptian Olympians Association; Member of the Medical Commission, IOC; three-time Olympian, swimming, Egypt 

    Sir Hugh Robertson, MP, former Minister for Sport and for the Olympics, United Kingdom

    Albert Speer, Founder and Managing Partner, AS&P, Germany

    Mahmoud Taher, Chairman, Al Alhy SC, Egypt

    Maged Samy, Chairman, Wadi Degla

    Moderator

    Adnan Nawaz, News Anchor, BBC World, United Kingdom

  • Closing


  • Concert Dinner Powered by Cleopatra Group