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Cairo to lead discussions on Egyptian trade & exports

The 5th Annual Egypt Trade & Export Finance Conference will kick off on the 10th of October 2012, focusing on the financing of Egypt's trade.
Exporta Group | 27.09.2012

Exporta Group, the market leading independent information provider for the financial services industry, is delighted to be returning to Cairo for the 5th Annual Egypt Trade & Export Finance Conference, taking place at the Four Seasons Nile Plaza, located within the city’s thriving business district, on October 10, 2012.

As the only event specifically centred on financing Egyptian trade, with a clear commitment to aiding the growth of the country’s exports, the conference has built a reputation for bringing senior business leaders together to discuss key themes.

Deliberations over the course of the day will focus on a range of crucial issues, from macroeconomic perspectives on the Eurozone and growth in Asia, to changing corporate financing priorities across a range of sectors, new models in Islamic finance, changing export finance options and best practice across various financing techniques.

“Having gone through a period of enormous change, the Egyptian market has much to look forward to,” says Paul Greetham, producer of the conference. “Predictions for the broader MENA region see Egypt at the very top of the list in terms of growth, with forecasts of an increase in excess of 160% over the next 16 years.”

During the event, huge emphasis will be placed on the dynamic between trading companies and the banks tasked with financing them. Last year’s gathering saw an attendee list of over 260 leading industry figures from both the local and international community, including an impressively diverse mixture of companies of all sizes from all manner of sectors.

“Egypt has invariably had many problems to overcome in recent times, but despite this, trade and commerce has remained a constant,” says Peter Gubbins, Managing Director of Exporta. “Now, with the situation being relatively more stable, there is the opportunity for those committed to the country to meet with all of the principle decisions makers under one roof. With the importance of networking being emphasised through the course of the day, this is the event for those serious about doing business in Egypt to attend.”

The conference benefits from the support of a number of leading global institutions, including the likes of HSBC, Afreximbank and the Islamic Development Bank. It also enjoys the full endorsement of the Egyptian Ministry of Industry & Foreign Trade.

Upon registering delegates will be provided with access to a special networking suite before the event, allowing them to organise private meetings with their fellow peers to discuss key business concerns. The conference will conclude with a special evening networking reception, allowing attendees to continue their discussions long into the evening, with stunning views offered overlooking the Nile.

For more information about attending the event, including details regarding media accreditation, please contact Grant Naughton at gnaughton@exportagroup.com.