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.
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: The World Economic Forum annual meeting, location TBD.
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.
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.
1-15 January (Saturday-Saturday): Qualified Industrial Zones (QIZ) Joint Committee.
9 January – 6 February (Sunday-Sunday): 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, Cameroon.
9-12 January: PLASTEX, Egypt International Exhibition Center, New Cairo, Egypt.
10-13 January (Monday-Thursday): World Youth Forum, Sharm El Sheikh.
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.
16 January (Sunday): SODIC shareholders will vote on the company’s new board of directors at an extraordinary general meeting.
17-19 January (Monday-Wednesday): World Future Energy Summit, Abu Dhabi.
19 January (Wednesday): EgyptAir will operate an exceptional Casablanca-Cairo flight to bring home Egyptians expats stranded in Morocco following border closures.
20 January (Thursday): Kadmar Shipping’s new line transporting agricultural crops between Alexandria and Russia begins its operations.
20-21 January (Thursday-Friday): South Korean President Moon Jae-in will visit Egypt as part of his diplomatic tour of the region.
23 January (Sunday): Deadline for Macro Pharma to IPO on the EGX.
25 January (Tuesday): The IMF will release its World Economic Outlook.
25 January (Tuesday): 25 January revolution anniversary / Police Day.
25-26 January (Tuesday-Wednesday): Federal Reserve interest rate meeting.
27 January (Thursday): National holiday in observance of 25 January revolution anniversary / Police Day.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: Target date for Saudi tech firm Brmaja to IPO on the EGX.
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): 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.
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: 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.
1-2 November (Tuesday-Wednesday): Federal Reserve interest rate meeting.
3 November (Thursday): Central Bank of Egypt’s Monetary Policy Committee meeting.
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.
**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.