December: The government will announce the second phase of its privatization program before year-end, Public Enterprises Minister Hisham Tawfik said. The committee overseeing the state privatization program is also scheduled to hold a meeting next month to look into how market conditions developed since the privatization program was put on ice
11 December (Tuesday): The EFG Hermes CEOs Dinner. Four Seasons Hotel, Cairo
11 December (Tuesday): TVET Future Chef Competition – Season II, Cairo, venue TBD.
11-13 December (Tuesday-Thursday): The EFG Hermes Egypt Day Summit. Four Seasons Hotel, Cairo.
11-17 December (Tuesday-Monday): Egypt-Russia business forum.
12 December (Wednesday): Banking and Finance Congress 2018, Cairo, venue TBD.
12 December (Wednesday): Arab Contractors and Elsewedy Electric will sign the final contracts to build Tanzania’s USD 3 bn, 2.1 GW hydroelectric dam.
13 December (Thursday): Minister of Tourism Rania Al Mashat speaking on “Egypt’s Tourism Reform Program (E-TRP) Revealed,” AmCham, Cairo.
13-15 December (Thursday-Saturday): Forum on “The Role of Digital Financial Communication and Solutions in Enhancing Financial Inclusion,” Sharm El Sheikh, venue TBD.
13-15 December (Thursday-Saturday): Vodafone Developers 010 Innovation Hackathon, Smart Village.
14-16 December (Friday-Sunday): AutoTech 2018, Cairo International Exhibition and Convention Centre, Nasr City, Cairo.
14-16 December (Friday-Sunday): NEXUS Arab Future Summit 2018, The Nile Ritz Carlton, Cairo.
15 December (Saturday) The Administrative Court is expected to issue a ruling on an appeal by Beltone Financial against the six-month suspension of its investment banking arm.
17 December (Monday): The Financial Regulatory Authority will hear a grievance appeal by Beltone against a six-month suspension handed to its investment banking arm over “irregularities” the authority says it found in Sarwa’s IPO, according to Al Mal.
18-19 December (Tuesday-Wednesday): Federation of Egyptian Chambers of Commerce leaders are scheduled to meet with their Saudi counterparts in Aswan to launch a collaboration project to support SME development in Egypt and Saudi Arabia, head Ahmed El Wakeel said.
19 December (Wednesday): Cairo Economic Court to rule into an appeal by pharma companies
Mid-late December: The bylaws and articles governing Egypt’s upcoming, EGP 200 bn sovereign wealth fund will be completed, Planning Minister Hala El Said said. Cabinet is currently conducting its final review.
Mid-late December: The Electricity Ministry is set to sign an MoU with Cypriot officials to begin constructing the USD 1 bn natural gas pipeline connecting Cyprus’ Aphrodite gas field to liquefaction plants in Egypt, minister Mohamed Shaker said, according to Al Mal.
25 December (Tuesday): Western Christmas.
27 December (Thursday): CBE’s Monetary Policy Committee meeting.
January 2019: Flat6Labs will launch their 12th startup accelerator cycle.
01 January 2019 (Tuesday): New Year’s Day, national holiday.
07 January 2019 (Monday): Coptic Christmas.
10-13 January 2019 (Thursday): International Property Show (IPS), Egypt International Exhibition Center
19 January 2019 (Saturday) Cairo Criminal Court scheduled hearing of Gamal and Alaa Mubarak’s stock market manipulation case
21-22 January 2019 (Monday-Tuesday): EPEA and IFC’s SME Governance Workshop at the Fairmont Nile City Hotel.
22-25 January 2019 (Tuesday-Friday): World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting, Davos-Klosters, Switzerland.
23 January 2019 (Wednesday) 50th Cairo International Book Fair.
25 January 2019 (Friday): Police Day, national holiday.
26 January 2019 (Saturday): Supreme Administration Court’s Uber / Careem appeal date, Egypt.
28-29 January 2019 (Wednesday-Thursday): Banking Technology North Africa, Nile Ritz Carlton Hotel, Cairo, Egypt.
7 February 2019 (Thursday): Egypt Building Materials Summit, Venue TBD, Cairo, Egypt
11-13 February 2019 (Monday-Wednesday): Egypt Petroleum Show, Egyptian International Exhibition Center, Cairo.
19-20 February 2019 (Tuesday-Wednesday): The Solar Show MENA 2019, Nile Ritz Carlton Hotel, Cairo, Egypt.
26-28 February 2019 (Tuesday-Thursday): 22nd International Conference on Petroleum Mineral Resources and Development, Egyptian Petroleum Research Institute, Nasr City, Cairo, Egypt.
27-30 March 2019 (Wednesday-Saturday): Cityscape Egypt 2019, Egypt International Exhibition Center, Nasr City Cairo.
20-22 April 2019 (Friday-Sunday): Spring meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund, Washington, DC.
25 April 2019 (Thursday): Sinai Liberation day, national holiday.
28 April 2019 (Sunday): Easter Sunday, national holiday.
29 April 2019 (Monday): Easter Monday, national holiday.
01 May 2019 (Wednesday): Labor Day, national holiday.
06 May 2019 (Monday): First day of Ramadan (TBC).
June 2019: International Forum for small and medium enterprises (SMEs).
05-06 June 2019 (Wednesday-Thursday): Eid El Fitr (TBC).
10-13 October 2019 (Tuesday-Sunday) Big Industrial Week Arabia 2019, Egypt International
December 2019: Egypt will host for the first time the Pack Process trade expo for the Middle East and African region