Upcoming events

    • 30/11/2017
    • 9:15 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Institute of Directors (IoD), Waterloo Room

    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.  


Past events

08/11/2017 Export Showcase: Opportunities in Egypt's Energy Sectors
17/10/2017 INFRA Africa & Middle East Expo
10/10/2017 Workshop 'Trade with Egypt; Export Documentation, Trade Finance & Customs Routines'
27/09/2017 Manchester Chamber 'Gateway to Egypt' Seminar
23/09/2017 Infrastructure Trade Mission to Egypt
12/09/2017 Breakfast Briefing with Vice Minister of Finance, Mr Ahmed Kouchouk
06/07/2017 World Trade Summit: Blueprint for a Global Britain
28/06/2017 Breakfast Briefing on Egypt’s Economy after the Reform Programme with Angus Blair
22/03/2017 Winning Business in African Markets
15/03/2017 Cairo International Fair
09/03/2017 Midlands Engine Trade Summit
23/02/2017 International Trade Club Breakfast Meeting
11/02/2017 Overseas Trade Delegation to Egypt
23/01/2017 Breakfast Briefing with HE Eng Tarek El Molla, Egypt's Minister of Petroleum & Mineral Resources
05/12/2016 Breakfast Briefing on Egypt's Economic and Legislative Developments & the IMF Deal with Dr Ziad Bahaa Eldin
08/11/2016 Future Markets with the West Midlands Chambers of Commerce
25/10/2016 Cambridgeshire Chamber 'Gateway to Egypt' Seminar
22/09/2016 Doing Business in Egypt with the Hull & Humber Chamber of Commerce
09/09/2016 Invest NI: Doing Business in Egypt
16/06/2016 International Festival for Business in Liverpool
25/05/2016 Breakfast Briefing on the Suez Canal Economic Zone with Dr Ahmed Darwish
27/04/2016 North East Expo
25/04/2016 Workshop on New Trade Regulations for Export to Egypt