The Egyptian-British Chamber of Commerce and Egyptian British Business Council have the pleasure to invite you to join us at a Breakfast Briefing with Egypt's Minister of Transport, HE Dr. Hisham Arafat Mahdi at 0915am for a 930am start on Thursday 30 November, in the Waterloo Room of the Institute of Directors (IoD) at 116 Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5ED. This event is moderated by Sir Jeffrey Donaldson, the PM's UK Trade Envoy to Egypt.
Dr. Mahdi will speak about current and planned developments in Egypt's transport sector. The Egyptian government is developing major new cities, including the new Administrative City east of Cairo, and El Alamein on the north coast. These new cities require transport links.
There are significant opportunities for UK business to get involved in Egypt's rail industry where the government is increasingly looking for private sector involvement. The government is further looking to develop 'smartroads' by using new IT & smart technologies to connect roads and public transport systems. Another priority is the upgrade and expansion of ports and dry ports.
About the Speaker
Dr Mahdi received his M.Sc. from Cairo’s Ain-Shams University in 1991 and later earned his PhD in 1997 from Braunschweig University in Germany in cooperation with Ain-Shams. Dr Mahdi supervised several M.Sc. and PhD dissertations for Cairo and Ain-Shams Universities in the field of geotechnical engineering, bridge engineering and construction management.
In 2010 he was appointed Senior Technical Advisor to Egypt's Ministry of Transport in the field of bridges and tunnels. Dr Hisham contributed to the design and construction of over 10 Nile bridges and the underground Metro line 2 and 3 (phase 1 and 2), as well as distinguished bridges and tunnels at Jeddah and Taef in KSA. Early in 2017 he was appointed as Egypt's Minister of Transport.
The event will start at 930am and finish at 11am. Coffee, tea and croissants will be served from 09.15am.
There are limited spaces available for a one-to-one meeting with the Minister between 11am and 1230pm, please get in touch with us directly if you wish to book a meeting.
Register online to attend this free event.