November 15, 2016
1 Day Event

Offering expert opinion and lively debate on economic trends and Egypt’s business landscape, GTR’s Egypt Trade & Export Finance Conference 2016 gathered influential speakers from across the trade finance community, including local and international banks, financiers, leading corporates, lawyers and more.

Featuring an agenda focused on the country’s return to stability, prospects for trade and infrastructure development and sessions geared towards best practice guidance, the conference opened with a keynote from Angus Blair, Founder & President of the Signet Institute and Chief Operating Officer at Pharos Bank.  A day of debate-driven discussion on opportunity hotspots and key business risks concluded with leading speakers providing their verdict on Egypt’s position within the regional trade and investment climate.

Senior business representatives, trade finance professionals and the market’s primary decision makers provided their opinion and exchanged advice, not only during on-stage presentations but also during the regular networking breaks, making this conference a key platform for anyone looking to develop trade relationships in Egypt and clearly an event not to be missed.

Additional information

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  • Angus Blair, Founder & President, Signet Institute; Chief Operating Officer, Pharos Bank
  • Ahmed Yeganeh, Head of Commercial Banking, HSBC Egypt
  • Ashraf Abou Alam, General Manager, Financial Institutions & Trade Finance, Banque Du Caire; Chairman, Nile Development Company
  • Maha Saleh, Executive Director, The Engineering Export Council of Egypt (EEC-EG)
  • Jean-Paul Pigat, Senior Economist, Emirates NBD
  • Hussein Elsayed, Agriculture Research Center, Ministry of Agriculture, Egypt; Advisor & Consultant, Pharaohs for Agriculture & Investment
  • Samia Makkar, Treasury Manager, IDJ-Beyti (A Joint Venture of Almarai & PepsiCo)
  • Alaa Gouda, General Manager & Member of The Board of Directors, Export Credit Guarantee Company of Egypt (ECGE)
  • Angus Downie, Chief Macroeconomist, African Development Bank
  • Constantin von Moltke, Head of Syndicated Loans, Structuring & Distribution, Afreximbank
  • Josse Dorra Fiani, Managing Partner, Fiani Advisory; President, Knowledge Economy Foundation
  • Alaa Diab, Chairman, Pico Agriculture

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Venue: Fairmont Nile City Hotel
Address: 2005, Kornish Al Nile, Egypt
Telephone/Fax: + 2 02 2461 9494/Dina.ashraf(at)



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