1Q2022: Launch of the Egyptian Commodities Exchange.
1Q2022: Swvl acquisition of Viapool expected to close.
1Q2022: Waste collection startup Bekia plans to expand to the UAE and Saudi Arabia.
1Q2022: Rameda Pharma will begin selling its generic version of Merck’s oral antiviral covid-19 med.
1Q2022: Pharos Energy’s sale of 55% stake in El Fayum, Beni Suef concessions to IPR Energy Group subsidiary IPR Lake Qarun expected to close.
Early 2022: Results to be announced for the second round of the state’s gold and precious metals auction.
1H2022: Target date for IDH to close its acquisition of 50% of Islamabad Diagnostic Center.
1H2022: e-Finance’s digital healthcare service platform, eHealth, will launch its services.
1H2022: The government will respond to private companies’ bids to build desalination plants.
1H2022: Egypt’s second corporate green bond issuance expected to be announced.
January: Sovereign Sukuk Act executive regulations expected to be finalized.
January: Tenth of Ramadan dry port tender to be launched.
January: Three-month trial period of ACI for air freight to begin.
9 January – 6 February (Sunday-Sunday): 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, Cameroon.
Second half of January: Egypt will host the Egyptian-Bahraini Joint Committee.
Second half of January: Regulations for installing EV charging stations will be published.
25 January – 1 February (Tuesday-Tuesday): EGX will open over the counter transactions for the National Bank of Kuwait.
27 January-7 February (Thursday-Monday): Cairo International Book Fair, Egypt International Exhibition Center.
30-31 January (Sunday-Monday): Ins. Federation of Egypt medical ins. forum.
30 January (Sunday): Apparent deadline for the Egyptian government to meet human rights-related conditions to unlock USD 130 mn in frozen US aid.
End of January: The Egyptian-Romanian business forum will take place with the aim of strengthening joint investment relations.
January-February 2022: Construction work on the Abu Qir metro upgrade will begin.
February: Hassan Allam Construction’s new construction firm established with Russia’s Titan-2 to handle construction work on the Dabaa nuclear power plant begins its operations.
February: Ghazl El Mahalla shares will begin trading on the EGX this month.
February: Suez canal transit fees set to increase 6%, exempting cruise ships and LNG carriers.
Mid-February: End of grace period to comply with new minimum wage for firms who sent in exemption requests.
Mid-February: A Hungarian delegation will arrive in Egypt for talks over a potential investment in an industrial area in the SCZone.
2 February (Wednesday): OPEC+ will meet to decide on another 400k oil production increase a day for March.
3 February (Thursday): Central Bank of Egypt’s Monetary Policy Committee meeting.
3 February (Thursday): January PMI figures for Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE will be released.
3 February (Thursday): Deadline to send in concept notes for Cultural Property Agreement Implementation projects to the US Embassy in Cairo.
4-20 February (Friday-Sunday): 2022 Winter Olympics, Beijing.
11 February (Friday): Deadline for Anghami SPAC merger.
11-13 February (Friday-Sunday) FIBA Intercontinental Cup, Cairo.
14-16 February (Monday-Wednesday): Egypt Petroleum Show, Egypt International Exhibition Center, New Cairo, Egypt.
14-19 February (Monday- Saturday): An art exhibition created by marginalized children will be held at Townhouse Gallery. The event is organized by the Sawiris Foundation for Social Development, AlexBank, Townhouse Gallery, Al Ismaelia for Real Estate Investment, and Ubuntu Art Gallery.
15 February (Tuesday): The Industrial Development Authority’s deadline for receiving offers from companies for licenses to manufacture steel products.
15 February (Tuesday): Orange Ventures’ deadline to receive applications from seed-stage fintech startups.
19 February (Saturday): Public universities begin the second term of the 2021-2022 academic year.
19-21 February (Saturday-Monday): Nebu Expo for Gold and Jewelry 2022.
21 February (Monday): Hearing at Cairo Economic Court (pdf) on FRA lawsuits filed against Speed Medical.
26 February (Saturday): Speed Medical will elect a new board during ordinary general assembly (pdf).
End of February: Lebanon to receive gas from Egypt via a pipeline crossing Jordan and Syria.
March: Rollout of the government financial management information system (GFMIS), a suite of electronic tools to automate the government’s financial management processes (pdf) that will replace the existing “closed” financial management system.
March: 4Q2021 earnings season.
March: Deadline for the World Health Organization’s intergovernmental negotiating body to meet to discuss binding treaty on future pandemic cooperation.
March: World Cup playoffs.
March: The government hopes to sign a final contract between El Nasr Automotive and a new partner for the local production of electric cars.
March: Target date for Saudi tech firm Brmaja to IPO on the EGX.
March: Egypt to host World Tourism Organization Middle East committee meeting.
9-18 March (Wednesday-Friday): The 55th edition of the Cairo International Fair.
15-16 March (Tuesday-Wednesday): Federal Reserve interest rate meeting.
24 March (Thursday): Central Bank of Egypt’s Monetary Policy Committee meeting.
28-29 March (Monday-Tuesday): The Egypt International Mining Show (EIMS 2022) will take place virtually.
31 March (Thursday): Deadline for submitting tax returns for individual taxpayers.
31 March (Thursday): Vodacom purchase of Vodafone Group’s stake in Vodafone Egypt expected to be completed by this date.
31 March (Thursday): Supply Ministry expected to take final decision on bread subsidies by this date.
2 April (Saturday): First day of Ramadan (TBC).
3 April (Sunday): Bidding begins on the Industrial Development Authority’s license to manufacture tobacco products.
4 April (Monday): CDC Group will formally change its name to British International Investment.
22-24 April (Friday-Sunday): World Bank-IMF spring meeting, Washington D.C.
24 April (Sunday): Coptic Easter Sunday (holiday for Coptic Christians).
25 April (Monday): Sham El Nessim.
25 April (Monday): Sinai Liberation Day.
28 April (Thursday): National Holiday in observance of Sham El Nessim.
30 April (Saturday): Deadline for submitting corporate tax returns for companies whose financial year ends 31 December.
Late April – 15 May: 1Q2022 earnings season
May: Investment in Logistics Conference, Cairo, Egypt.
1 May (Sunday): Labor Day.
3-4 May (Tuesday-Wednesday): Federal Reserve interest rate meeting.
4 May (Wednesday): 3 February (Thursday): Deadline to send in applications for Cultural Property Agreement Implementation projects to the US Embassy in Cairo.
5 May (Thursday): National Holiday in observance of Labor Day.
2 May (Monday): Eid El Fitr (TBC).
19 May (Thursday): Central Bank of Egypt’s Monetary Policy Committee meeting.
14-15 June (Tuesday-Wednesday): Federal Reserve interest rate meeting.
15-18 June (Wednesday-Saturday): St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), St. Petersburg.
16 June (Thursday): End of 2021-2022 academic year for public schools.
23 June (Thursday): Central Bank of Egypt’s Monetary Policy Committee meeting.
27 June-3 July (Monday-Sunday): World University Squash Championships, New Giza.
30 June (Thursday): June 30 Revolution Day, national holiday.
End of 2Q2022: The Financial Regulatory Authority’s new Ins. Act should be approved.
End of 1H2022: Emirati industrial company M Glory Holding and the Military Production Ministry will begin the mass production of dual fuel pickup trucks that can run on natural gas.
2H2022: The inauguration of the Grand Egyptian Museum.
2H2022: IEF-IGU Ministerial Gas Forum, Egypt. Date + location TBA.
July: A law governing ins. for seasonal contractors will come into effect.
1 July (Friday): FY 2022-2023 begins.
8 July (Friday): Arafat Day.
9-13 July (Saturday-Wednesday): Eid Al Adha, national holiday.
26-27 July (Tuesday-Wednesday): Federal Reserve interest rate meeting.
30 July (Saturday): Islamic New Year.
Late July – 14 August: 2Q2022 earnings season.
18 August (Thursday): Central Bank of Egypt’s Monetary Policy Committee meeting.
September: Egypt will display its first naval exhibition with the title Naval Power.
20-21 September (Tuesday-Wednesday): Federal Reserve interest rate meeting.
22 September (Thursday): Central Bank of Egypt’s Monetary Policy Committee meeting.
6 October (Thursday): Armed Forces Day, national holiday.
8 October (Saturday): Prophet Muhammad’s birthday, national holiday.
18-20 October(Tuesday-Thursday): Mediterranean Offshore Conference, Alexandria, Egypt.
Late October – 14 November: 3Q2022 earnings season.
November: Cairo Water Week 2022.
1-2 November (Tuesday-Wednesday): Federal Reserve interest rate meeting.
3 November (Thursday): Central Bank of Egypt’s Monetary Policy Committee meeting.
21 November-18 December (Monday-Sunday): 2022 Fifa World Cup, Qatar.
13-14 December (Tuesday-Wednesday): Federal Reserve interest rate meeting.
22 December (Thursday): Central Bank of Egypt’s Monetary Policy Committee meeting.
End of 2022: e-Aswaaq’s tourism platform will complete the roll out of its ticketing and online booking portal across Egypt.
January 2023: EGX-listed companies and non-bank lenders will submit ESG reports for the first time.
**Note to readers: Some national holidays may appear twice above. Since 2020, Egypt has observed most mid-week holidays on Thursdays regardless of the day on which they fall and may also move those days to Sundays. We distinguish above between the actual holiday and its observance.