December: The Madbouly government is expected to make announce details of the second phase of the presently-stalled privatization program and to set the timing of a meeting in January at which to assess whether market conditions will allow the program to resume.
Mid-late December: The bylaws and articles governing proposed EGP 200 bn sovereign wealth fund are expected.
Mid-late December: The Electricity Ministry to sign MoU with Cyprus on USD 1.5 bn subsea power cable link.
27 December (Thursday): CBE’s Monetary Policy Committee meeting.
27 December (Thursday): Deadline to settle overdue taxes and avoid 70% of the amount owed in late penalties.
28 December (Friday): Deadline for Raya Holding Medhat Khalil to submit an FRA-ordered mandatory tender offer for 100% of the company.
January 2019: Flat6Labs will launch their 12th startup accelerator cycle.
Early January 2019: Government to release details about its international bond issuance.
Early January 2019: The National Bank of Egypt will roll out national “Meeza” debit cards to both banked and unbanked customers.
01 January 2019 (Tuesday): New Year’s Day.
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.
05 January 2019 (Saturday): An administrative court will hear Beltone Financial’s appeal against a six-month suspension the FRA handed to its investment banking arm, Youm7 reported.
07 January 2019 (Monday): Coptic Christmas, national holiday.
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
20 January 2019 (Sunday) Cairo Court of Urgent Matters to hear an amendment to the constitutional to extend the presidential term limits.
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.
3 February 2019 (Sunday): Cairo court to hear lawsuit against Peugeot Citroen.
7 February 2019 (Thursday): Egypt Building Materials Summit, Venue TBD, Cairo, Egypt
10-12 February 2019 (Sunday-Tuesday): Third African Forum: “Building on Science, Technology and Innovation to Boost Private Sector and Socio-Economic Transformation in Africa”, Venue TBD, Cairo.
11-13 February 2019 (Monday-Wednesday): Egypt Petroleum Show, Egyptian International Exhibition Center, Cairo.
19 February (Tuesday) The Cairo Economic Court to deliver decision on pharma distributors appeal, Egypt.
19-20 February 2019 (Tuesday-Wednesday): The Solar Show MENA 2019, Nile Ritz Carlton Hotel, Cairo, Egypt.
24-25 February 2019 (Sunday-Monday): The Arab-European Summit, 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