Upcoming events

    • 09/10/2018
    • 8:45 AM - 11:00 AM
    • The Royal Horseguards, One Whitehall Place, London SW1A 2EJ

    The Egyptian-British Chamber of Commerce, Department for International Trade (DIT) and Egyptian British Business Council have the pleasure to invite you to join us at a Breakfast Briefing with Egypt's Minister of Investment & International Cooperation, HE Dr.  Sahar Nasr; she is joined by The Rt Hon Graham Stuart MP, UK Minister for Investment.

    Registration starts at 0845am for a 9am start on Tuesday 9 October, in the Reading & Writing Room of the Royal Horseguards at One Whitehall Place, London SW1A 2EJ

    Dr. Nasr will speak about major investment projects in Egypt with an emphasis on projects in sectors such as healthcare, transport, energy (renewables), education, finance, ICT and automotive . Earlier this year, Egypt's Ministry of Investment released its interactive investment map, and is actively encouraging UK private sector participation in major pipeline projects. This is supported by recent legislative and regulatory reforms implemented by the Egyptian Government, including the issuance of the new Investment Law and its Executive Regulations. 

    About the Speakers

    HE Dr Sahar Nasr was sworn in  in 2015 as the Egyptian Minister of  International Cooperation.  On February 16, 2017 she was appointed as Minister of Investment and International Cooperation, then reappointed on June 14, 2018. Dr. Nasr earned her Professorship from the Supreme Council of Universities. She is a Professor of Economics at the American University in Cairo and a Lecturer at several Egyptian and foreign universities. Dr. Nasr serves as Governor of Egypt to several institutions such as The World Bank, The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa, and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. Dr. Nasr has been a member of the Economic Development Council of the Presidential Office through which she provided economic consultations to the President. 

    The Rt Hon Graham Stuart MP was elected as the Member of Parliament for Beverley and Holderness in 2005. He became Minister for Investment at the Department for International Trade in January 2018. Mr Stuart was born in Carlisle. He attended school in Scotland before going to Selwyn College, Cambridge to read philosophy and law. After university Mr Stuart developed a successful career in publishing, and was a member of Cambridge City Council from 1998 to 2004. In Parliament Mr Stuart chaired the Education Select Committee (2010 to 2015), he was  Assistant Government Whip with responsibility for the Department of Health, and later for HM Treasury and the Ministry of Defence (2016 to 2018).

    The event will start at 9am and finish at 11am.  Coffee, tea and pastries will be served from 08.45am. 

    Register online to attend this free event.  


    • 31/10/2018
    • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Griffin Room at H.G. Wells Conference and Events Centre in Woking

    It is our pleasure to invite you to our 3rd Workshop on 'Trade with Egypt; Export Documentation, Finance Options & Customs Formalities,' taking place on Wednesday 31 October from 9 am to 1pm at the Griffin Room at H.G. Wells Conference and Events Centre in Woking. This is followed by a networking lunch from 1pm to 2pm

    Egypt is one of the largest markets in the MENA region, with a population of 95 million and growing. Its free trade agreement with the EU means that the country will have continued preferential access to the EU Single Market even after Brexit, and that it remains an important regional trade hub. 

    UK trade volume with Egypt stood at at close to £2 billion per year in the last few years. Following the implementation of much needed economic reforms, Egypt’s external sector is stabilising. New documentation requirements were introduced by the Egyptian government in 2015/16 to support these reforms. 

    The objective of this workshop is to examine the various aspects of international trade documentation, and specific requirements for export to the Egyptian market. The workshop consists of three sessions; in the sessions, we will discuss how to prepare the content of your trade documents, available export finance options, logistics, and finally customs formalities. 

    The sessions are supported by the Surrey Chambers of Commerce. 

    Register now for this event

    For more information, please contact Javed Hasan at the EBCC. javed@theebcc.com / T. 020 7499 3100. 

    • 04/11/2018
    • 07/11/2018
    • Cairo

    It is our pleasure to invite you to participate in our forthcoming trade mission to Egypt, organised in partnership with the Department for International Trade (DIT), the Egyptian British Business Council (EBBC), and the British-Egyptian Business Association (BEBA). The mission will take place from 4 to 7 November 2018 in Cairo. 

    The Government of Egypt recognizes the EU as a key player in the power and energy sector.  UK oil and gas company BP Plc. is investing heavily in the production of natural gas from West Nile Delta upstream developments, while Orascom and Siemens have jointly built three 4.8 GW combined-cycle gas power plants, these are among the largest in the world.

    The Egyptian authorities are seeking private and international investment to expand its energy capacity and have already secured commitments and investments from around 70 companies to build 4.3 GW of wind and solar capacity by 2020.

    In fact, Egypt is expected to surpass South Africa as Africa’s largest electricity market.

    Following the implementation of its economic reform programme, Egypt’s fossil fuel subsidies decreased from 7% in FY2013/14 to 3% in FY2015/16; this is expected to decline further to 2.4% for FY2017/18.  

    Our three-day programme includes meetings with senior officials in government, site visits and B2B opportunities. Join us and explore the considerable trade and investment opportunities for UK business in Egypt. Download our programme here

    If you wish to join, please fill out the application form, and return to Karin van Wesep: karin@theebcc.com

Past events

13/09/2018 International Trade Forum: Doing Business with Egypt
19/06/2018 Summer Networking Evening & World Cup Match Event
15/06/2018 'Meet the Expert' with the Manchester Chamber of Commerce
29/05/2018 Workshop 'Trade with Egypt; Export Documentation, Trade Finance & Customs Formalities”
09/05/2018 Design Exhibition: 'Made in Egypt'
08/05/2018 'Made in Egypt' Private View, Exhibition & Gala Dinner
13/02/2018 Conference: Brexit & UK-China Strategic Partnership in Africa
11/02/2018 Transport & Healthcare Trade Mission to Egypt
22/01/2018 Egypt Roundtable Event in Liverpool
30/11/2017 Breakfast Briefing with HE Dr. Hisham Arafat Mahdi, Minister of Transport
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