November: The French-Egyptian Business Forum is set to take place in the Suez Canal Economic Zone.
November: Egypt will host another round of talks to reach a potential Egyptian-Eurasian trade agreement, which can significantly contribute to increasing the volume of Egyptian exports to the Russia-led bloc that includes Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.
15-21 November (Monday-Sunday): Intra-African Trade Fair 2021, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
16-17 November (Tuesday-Wednesday): Africa fintech summit, Cairo.
18-19 November (Thursday-Friday): British royal family members Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall visit Cairo.
23 November: 2021 Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa) summit in Sharm El Sheikh.
25 November (Thursday): Rameda Pharma’s annual general meeting (pdf), at which it will decide on the sale of a 5% stake in the company from an individual shareholder to an unnamed institutional investor.
25 November (Thursday): Ibnsina Pharma’s extraordinary general assembly meeting (pdf) to discuss the company’s planned capital increase to EGP 280 mn through a share issuance.
25-27 November (Thursday-Saturday): RiseUp Summit, Cairo, Egypt.
26 November-5 December (Friday-Sunday): The 43rd Cairo International Film Festival.
28 November-1 December (Sunday-Wednesday): Creative Industry Summit, Nile Ritz-Carlton.
29 November-2 December (Monday-Thursday): Egypt Defense Expo, Egypt International Exhibition Centre.
30 November (Tuesday): Launch of open call by KfW for green project proposals in Egypt as part of their Investing for Employment facility (pdf).
End of November: El Nasr Automotive expects to have found a replacement for Dongfeng as its partner for its local EV assembly plans.
1 December (Wednesday): Unvaccinated members of the public will be banned from government buildings from this date; unvaccinated students will be prevented from accessing university campuses.
1 December (Wednesday): Government departments will begin moving to offices in the new capital.
7-8 December (Tuesday-Wednesday): North Africa Trade Finance Summit.
8-10 December (Wednesday-Thursday): Global Forum for Higher Education and Scientific Research (GFHS), Cairo, Egypt.
12 December (Sunday): Raya Holding’s Ordinary General Assembly meeting.
12-14 December (Sunday-Tuesday): Food Africa Cairo trade exhibition, Egypt International Exhibition Center, Cairo, Egypt.
13-17 December: United Nations Convention against Corruption, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.
14-19 December (Tuesday-Sunday): The Cairo International Festival for Experimental Theater.
14-15 December (Tuesday-Wednesday): The Federal Reserve meets to review interest rates.
15 December (Wednesday): Deadline for joint stock companies and investment companies in Cairo to join e-invoicing platform.
15 December (Wednesday): The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development will give its final approval for a USD 100 mn facility to state-owned Banque Misr to finance local SMEs working on green projects.
16 December (Thursday): The CBE’s Monetary Policy Committee will meet to review interest rates.
End of 4Q2021: EdVentures plans to have closed at least one more edtech investment round.
End of 4Q2021: Fawry plans to have launched its MyFawry card.
1 January 2022: Capital gains tax comes into effect on the EGX for local investors.
1Q2022: Launch of the Egyptian Commodities Exchange.
1Q2022: Swvl acquisition of Viapool expected to close.
10-13 January 2022 (Monday-Thursday): World Youth Forum, Sharm El Sheikh.
7 January 2022 (Friday): Coptic Christmas.
27 January 2022 (Tuesday): National holiday in observance of 25 January revolution anniversary / Police Day.
11 February 2022 (Friday): Deadline for Anghami SPAC merger.
14-16 February 2022 (Monday-Wednesday): Egypt Petroleum Show, Egypt International Exhibition Center, New Cairo, Egypt.
19 February 2022 (Saturday): Public universities begin the second term of the 2021-2022 academic year.
1H2022: The World Economic Forum annual meeting, location TBD.
1H2022: e-Aswaaq’s tourism platform will roll out its ticketing and online booking portal across Egypt.
1H2022: e-Finance’s digital healthcare service platform, eHealth, will launch its services.
March 2022: World Cup playoffs.
2 April 2022 (Saturday): First day of Ramadan (TBC).
22-24 April 2022 (Friday-Sunday): World Bank-IMF spring meeting, Washington D.C.
24 April 2022 (Sunday): Coptic Easter Sunday (holiday for Coptic Christians).
25 April 2022 (Monday): Sham El Nessim.
25 April 2022 (Monday): Sinai Liberation Day.
May 2022: Investment in Logistics Conference, Cairo, Egypt.
2 May 2022 (Monday): Eid El Fitr (TBC).
16 June 2022 (Thursday): End of 2021-2022 academic year for public schools.
27 June-3 July 2022 (Monday-Sunday): World University Squash Championships, New Giza.
30 June 2022 (Thursday): June 30 Revolution Day, national holiday.
2H2022: IEF-IGU Ministerial Gas Forum, Egypt. Date + location TBA.
8 July (Friday): Arafat Day.
9-13 July (Saturday-Wednesday): Eid Al Adha, national holiday.
30 July (Saturday): Islamic New Year.
6 October (Thursday): Armed Forces Day, national holiday.
8 October (Saturday): Prophet Muhammad’s birthday.
18-20 October 2022 (Tuesday-Thursday): Mediterranean Offshore Conference, Alexandria, 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 below between the actual holiday and its observance.