The latest in our must-attend series of invitation-only, C-suite-level gatherings that allow senior members of the business community to openly discuss critical issues in key sectors of the economy. Due to the float of the EGP in January, exports and foreign direct investment (FDI) are critical to our economy — or our businesses.
This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to build an export-led economy that makes us a magnet for FDI and all of the follow-on benefits that will accrue to our nation.
We don’t need to wait for it to be “easier to do business”… The emphasis of the day is on success stories and practical ideas we can all put at the heart of our export and expansion strategies right now as we look to crack export markets and attract foreign investment. Turning around an economy is like turning around a battleship: It takes time — the time to start building an export-focused business is right now.
Enterprise’s senior editors will welcome attendees with good coffee and fresh pastries, giving all of us the opportunity to see friends and colleagues face-to-face in a relaxed setting.
Patrick FitzPatrick, Enterprise’s co-founder and editor-in-chief, will get the gathering underway with a brief scene-setter for the day, including thoughts on what our top focus industries should be.
Helmy Ghazi was the anchor of our most-read story ever (Five steps to build a new Egyptian economy). He joins our editor-in-chief on stage for a wide-ranging interview on what has worked in other countries — and what could help us turn the tide here at home
Yassir Zouaoui, Partner, McKinsey
Yasmine Khamis, Chair, The Orientals Group
In discussion with: Patrick FitzPatrick, editor-in-chief, Enterprise and Helmy Ghazi, deputy CEO, HSBC Egypt
Whether they’re investors, technology providers, potential JV partners, or would-be acquirers, they all want to know what’s in it for them. How do you figure out what they’re looking for — and whether that dovetails with what you want or need?
Hossam Abou Moussa, Partner, Apis
Hassan Massoud, associate director and head of private equity (Southern Mediterranean), European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
Cheick-Oumar Sylla, Director for North Africa and Horn of Africa, International Finance Corporation
Interviewed by: Moustafa Bassiouny. Partner, The Enterprise Company
The central bank of Egypt reported that the 5% growth y-o-y in our non-oil exports in 1Q2022-23 came from these key industries. We speak to some of its winners to gauge what they did right, what obstacles they overcame, and what exactly makes Made in Egypt competitive abroad and how we can better leverage it.
Mohamed Talaat Khalifa, CEO, Concrete
Shams Eweis, Corporate affairs manager, Egypt, North Africa, Levant at Mars
Tarek Hosny, Head of Investments and projects, Fertiglobe
Interviewed by: Salma El-Saeed, Senior Managing Editor, Enterprise
Get the basics, the fundamentals, the A, B, Cs (or whatever you want to call them) of setting up a successful export-focused business or local operation from some of our biggest multinationals and exporters.
Mark Wyllie, CEO, Beyti
Karim Aboughali, Co-owner and CEO, Regina Co. for Pasta and Food Industries
Hossam El-Sallab, CEO and Vice-chairman, Royal Ceramica, part of El Sallab Group
Interviewed by: Zainab AbdulAziz, Managing Editor, Enterprise and Moustafa Bassiouny, Partner, The Enterprise Company
Whether they’re setting up a facility or looking to source goods and services, multinationals need local suppliers and providers. We ask these multinationals and suppliers what it is they’re looking for in a local partner, product or service and what are some of the pain points they’ve had to deal with.
Tarek Kamel, CEO, Nestle Egypt
Omar Elsahy, General Manager, Amazon Egypt
Khaled Morsy, CEO, DB Schenker Egypt
Interviewed by: Hisham Abdien, Executive Editor, Enterprise Egypt
Industrial clusters have been a mainstay of FDI and exports across Europe, South East Asia and India. They’ve also been ways that SMEs have contributed to the production of goods for exports. What have these countries done right that we haven’t and are clusters the only way for SMEs to be part of a potential export-oriented economy.
Shady William, Managing Director, IDG
Mohamed El-Gebely, Team Leader, USAID Trade
Nada El-Ahwal, CSO, Transmar
Interviewed by: Katie McMahon, Managing Editor, Enterprise and Hisham Abdien, Executive Editor, Enterprise
Industries of today must adapt to the challenges — and opportunities — of tomorrow. For a successful business to succeed, it must be forward-looking, flexible, and have an appetite for risk. What can we learn from the industry leaders of today, who have already adapted to changes and emerging trends in the past to better position their businesses for a constantly evolving world?
Nadia El-Tawil, Investment Officer, AfricInvest
Mostafa Bedair, CEO, Giza Seeds and Herbs
Abdallah Sallam, CEO, Madinet Masr
Interviewed by: Patrick FitzPatrick, Editor-in-chief, Enterprise and Salma El Saeed, Senior Managing Editor, Enterprise
*Agenda is subject to change.
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