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
13 December (Thursday): Egyptian space scientist Farouk El Baz will give a lecture in the Egyptian Center for Economic Studies (ECES) on Egypt’s future in investment and expansion into the desert, according to Youm7.
11-13 December (Tuesday-Thursday): The EFG Hermes Egypt Day Summit. Four Seasons Hotel, Cairo.
11-17 December (Tuesday-Monday): Egypt-Russia business forum.
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 December: The Planning Ministry will be hosting an event at the Sonesta Cairo Hotel.
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 1.5 bn subsea power cable to link Egypt’s electricity grid with Cyprus’, 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.
Early January 2010: Government to release details about its international bond issuance.
01 January 2019 (Tuesday): New Year’s Day, national holiday.
01 January 2019 (Tuesday): Custom duties on EU-made car imports will fall to 0%, and we still have no automotive directive or any policy incentivizing local car manufacturing.
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.
April 2019: The African Tripartite Trade Area (TFTA) agreement is set to take effect in April after a majority from the participating governments ratified it, COMESA Secretary General Chileshe Kapwepwe according to Al Shorouk.
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