December: The Madbouly government is expected to 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.
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.
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-Sunday): International Property Show (IPS), Egypt International Exhibition Center.
17 January (Thursday): Talent in the Digital Era, Galleria40, Cairo, Egypt.
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.
03-06 March (Sunday-Wednesday): EFG Hermes One-on-One Conference, Dubai.
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