The nation’s biggest Economic Summit is back for a second run on December 2 at St. Regis Cairo, under the auspices of Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly, starring more than 20 keynote speakers and influential leaders in the public and private sectors to discuss key opportunities in Egypt amid the continued Coronavirus crisis, Invest-Gate reports.

The one-day event will see opening remarks by Minister of Planning and Economic Development Hala El Saeed, followed with speeches by Finance Minister Mohamed Maait, Suez Canal Economic Zone (SCZone) Chairman Yehia Zaki, General Authority for Investment and Free Zones (GAFI) Executive Director Mohamed Abdel Wahab, and CEO of the Sovereign Fund of Egypt Ayman Soliman.

This year’s edition will feature three in-depth panels, the first of which will put the spotlight on the country’s banking and investment sector by highlighting the role of financial institutions in underpinning the Egyptian economy during the COVID-19 slump, according to a press release on November 26.

The second session will discuss the post-pandemic performance of the real estate sector, which has proven resilient in the face of adversity. The third one, however, will examine infrastructure readiness for Egypt’s digital transformation schemes, which became one of the main axes of the state’s ambitious plan to upgrade its infrastructure across all sectors.

On his part, Gamal Salah, chairman of POD, the event organizer, stated, “This year’s edition of the esteemed summit is of great significance, thanks to Egypt’s recent security and macro-economic stabilization despite global economic uncertainties.”

Egypt Economic Summit 2020 is being sponsored by a wide range of prestigious entities, namely Commercial International Bank (CIB), Housing and Development Bank (HDB), Vodafone Egypt, Telecom Egypt, Etisalat Misr, Orange, WE, Mountain View, Hyde Park Developments, and many more. 

It is worth noting that Egypt Economic Summit 2019 had received considerable interest from specialists in various economic fields, given the presence of almost 40 international and local market experts and panelists.