On Tuesday, 8 November 2016, a press conference was held at the Cairo-based Fairmont Heliopolis Hotel to announce the launching of BATIMAT Egypt Projects Summit 2017, which combines both “BATIMAT Egypt 2017” and “Egypt Projects Summit: Building Future Egypt” in a single mega event offering a wide range of products and solutions designed for the construction market both in Egypt and the Middle East.
The event, to be held on 9 to 11 March 2017 at the Cairo International Convention & Exhibition Center, is organized by the Arabian German Exhibitions & Publishing Ltd (AGEX) and Reed Expositions. It is set to host a large number of delegates from Egyptian and foreign construction companies, together with representatives from the UAE Business Professional Women (BPW) club and ECG Engineering Consultants Group in the presence of Dr. Ahmed M. Darwish, Chairman of the General Authority for Suez Canal Economic Zone.
During the press conference, AGEX Chairman Ahmed Megahed highlighted the evolution of building and construction exhibitions in Egypt. He stressed the importance of holding the 2nd Egypt Projects Summit, along with its five exhibitions, jointly with the Batimat Egypt building industry show.
Egypt Expo & Convention Authority CEO Mohammed Mahmoud Sami encouraged all construction firms to participate in the summit and its associated exhibitions. He stated that Egypt is a promising country for investments in the construction sector.
On her part, ECG Vice President Dr. Nevine AbdelKhalek, in her capacity as Organizing Committee Chair of the 2nd Egypt Projects Summit, pointed out that the topics to be discussed at the summit will focus on investing in Egypt’s major projects.
BPW Board Member Mohamed Montasir stated that Egypt’s unique location provides the foundation for its position as a major hub for investments in the construction industry. He added that recent presidential decrees, coupled with the new Investment Law passed by the Egyptian Parliament, will open up investment opportunities for a larger number of investors in the Egyptian construction industry.