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Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy |

Egypt - Women’s Film Festival of Aswan

The days dedicated to the Italian shorts will be presented by director Cristina Picchi, who is in Aswan to present the screening of her own film “Champ des Possibles” and to meet with the young Egyptian talents admitted to the workshops organised by the Festival

The first edition of the Aswan Women’s Film Festival (20-26 February 2017) will open on Monday, 20 February, with a large attendance of Italian participants. The task of selecting the films was assigned to Ahmed Al Hassouna, former director of the Cairo International Film Critics Week who, in cooperation with…

International Expo-Consults (IEC)
Source: International Expo-Consults (IEC) |

Africa market to immensely benefit from ‘DEAL 2017’ in Dubai: IEC

Growing infrastructure including malls and themeparks to benefit from the amusement exhibition to be held at DWTC

The region will witness the largest show in the amusement industry – DEAL 2017 (www.DEALMiddleEastShow.com), to provide an effective platform for the stakeholders within the African entertainment and amusement sector, as per International Expo Consults (www.IECDubai.com), the organisers of the show. In the wake of growing developments in the African…

Source: U.S. Embassy - Cairo |

U.S., Egypt Host Entrepreneurship Summit in Sohag

This summit in Sohag was the second in a series of three joint U.S.-Egypt public events in Upper Egypt aimed towards linking potential future entrepreneurs with successful investors and experienced mentors

Hundreds of Egyptian entrepreneurs gathered yesterday in Sohag to participate in a summit hosted by Markade LLC, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Ministry of Trade and Industry. Through workshops, panel discussions, and success stories from the local community, the event raised awareness on the need for more…

Source: British Embassy Cairo |

Strong British Presence at EGYPS 2017

As Egypt becomes an energy superpower, a strong British presence at EGYPS confirms UK as Egypt's Top Oil & Gas partner

On 14-15 February, British Ambassador to Egypt John Casson and UK Trade Envoy Sir Jeffrey Donaldson attended the first ever Egypt Petroleum Show (EGYPS2017), opened by President Sisi. EGYPS2017 is the largest Oil and Gas industry event to happen in North Africa, and the UK played a leading role with…

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC)
Source: PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) |

Activity in African capital markets shows significant decline in 2016 amidst economic uncertainty and global political upheaval: PwC report

On a sector basis, the financial services sector continued to dominate the African IPO market during 2016 with 45% of total value and 55% of total volume, followed by consumer goods and industrials with a total value of 31% and 13% respectively

2016 marked a challenging year for African equity markets in the wake of lower economic growth and political upheaval around the globe, largely as a result of the US elections cycle and the Brexit vote. African equity capital markets (ECM) broke a streak of three successive years of growth, recording…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

Regional Emergency Meeting for emerging pests and diseases kicks off in Harare, Zimbabwe

Calls for enhanced capacities to prepare for and respond to emerging pests and diseases

A three-day Regional Emergency Meeting discussing new transboundary crop and livestock pests in Southern Africa kicked off today with a call for increased investment in preparedness and response capacities to new and endemic threats in Southern Africa. The region is experiencing an upsurge of new crop and livestock diseases that…

Source: United Nations (UN) |

Entrepreneurship Education in Technical Secondary Schools in Luxor

The intensive program, which was conducted in Luxor and Cairo, was held with the objective of training the teachers on how to integrate entrepreneurial skills within the subjects they teach, through UNIDO’s Entrepreneurship Curriculum Programme (ECP)

93 teachers from Luxor technical secondary schools have successfully completed a 4-week training program on entrepreneurship education, organized by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in cooperation with the Ministry of Trade and Industry and the Ministry of Education and Technical Education. The training program is part of UNIDO’s…

Source: British Embassy Cairo |

The UK is committed to investing in Egypt

One of the UK’s biggest trade delegation to date visits Egypt to reinforce its position as number one investor

UK Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy Rt Hon Sir Jeffrey Donaldson MP and over 40 delegates from British companies arrived to Egypt to visit Cairo and Alexandria to assess new trade and investment opportunities and identify potential Egyptian partners. UK Trade Envoy Sir Jeffrey Donaldson said: This is the first time…

Source: U.S. Embassy - Cairo |

U.S. Congressional Delegation Seeks Stronger Ties with Egypt

The delegation addressed a range of mutual interests and cooperation, and expressed U.S. support for Egypt’s security, stability, and prosperity

A bipartisan delegation of Members of Congress from the U.S. House of Representatives arrived Friday on a visit to strengthen ties between the American and Egyptian peoples. Headed by Representative Dana Rohrabacher of California, senior member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, the delegation held productive meetings with President Abdel…