1Q2022: Launch of the Egyptian Commodities Exchange.
1Q2022: Swvl acquisition of Viapool expected to close.
1Q2022: Waste collection startup Bekia plans to expand to the UAE and Saudi Arabia.
1Q2022: Rameda Pharma will begin selling its generic version of Merck’s oral antiviral covid-19 med.
1Q2022: Pharos Energy’s sale of a 55% stake in El Fayum, Beni Suef concessions to IPR Energy Group subsidiary IPR Lake Qarun expected to close.
Early 2022: Results to be announced for the second round of the state’s gold and precious metals auction.
1H2022: Target date for IDH to close its acquisition of 50% of Islamabad Diagnostic Center.
1H2022: e-Finance’s digital healthcare service platform, eHealth, will launch its services.
1H2022: The government will respond to private companies’ bids to build desalination plants.
1H2022: Egypt’s second corporate green bond issuance expected to be announced.
1H2022: The Transport Ministry to sign a memorandum of understanding with Abu Dhabi Ports to set up a transport route across the Nile to transport products from Al Canal’s Minya sugar factory.
January-February 2022: Construction work on the Abu Qir metro upgrade will begin.
February: Hassan Allam Construction’s new construction firm established with Russia’s Titan-2 to handle construction work on the Dabaa nuclear power plant begins its operations.
February: Ghazl El Mahalla shares will begin trading on the EGX.
Mid-February: End of grace period to comply with new minimum wage for firms who sent in exemption requests.
Mid-February: A Hungarian delegation will arrive in Egypt for talks over a potential investment in an industrial area in the SCZone.
4-20 February (Friday-Sunday): 2022 Winter Olympics, Beijing.
14-19 February (Monday- Saturday): An art exhibition created by marginalized children will be held at Townhouse Gallery. The event is organized by the Sawiris Foundation for Social Development, AlexBank, Townhouse Gallery, Al Ismaelia for Real Estate Investment, and Ubuntu Art Gallery.
17-18 February (Thursday-Friday): G20 Meeting of Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors, Jakarta.
19 February (Saturday): Public universities begin the second term of the 2021-2022 academic year.
19-21 February (Saturday-Monday): Nebu Expo for Gold and Jewelry 2022.
21 February (Monday): Hearing at Cairo Economic Court (pdf) on FRA lawsuits filed against Speed Medical.
22 February (Tuesday): The Egyptian National Railway is holding a forum to gauge public interest in its plans to delegate the management and operations of freight transport to the private sector.
22-24 February (Tuesday-Thursday): Investment Forum, General Authority For Investments (GAFI) Main Office, Nasr City.
26 February (Saturday): Speed Medical will elect a new board during ordinary general assembly (pdf).
27 February (Sunday): British-Egyptian Business Association (BEBA) green finance event with Finance Minister Mohamed Maait, Semiramis Intercontinental, Cairo
28 February (Monday): Applications close for the incubator and accelerator program run by Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA), US-based VC firm Plug and Play, and USAID.
28 February- 1 March (Monday-Tuesday): The Future of Data Centers Summit.
End of February: Lebanon to receive gas from Egypt via a pipeline crossing Jordan and Syria.
March: Rollout of the government financial management information system (GFMIS), a suite of electronic tools to automate the government’s financial management processes (pdf) that will replace the existing “closed” financial management system.
March: 4Q2021 earnings season.
March: Deadline for the World Health Organization’s intergovernmental negotiating body to meet to discuss binding treaty on future pandemic cooperation.
March: World Cup playoffs.
March: The government hopes to sign a final contract between El Nasr Automotive and a new partner for the local production of electric cars.
March: Target date for Saudi tech firm Brmaja to IPO on the EGX.
March: Egypt to host World Tourism Organization Middle East committee meeting.
March: The Salam – new administrative capital – 10th of Ramadan Light Rail Train (LRT) line will start operating.
3 March (Thursday): Fawry’s extraordinary general assembly (pdf) to vote on EGP 800 mn capital increase.
9-18 March (Wednesday-Friday): The 55th edition of the Cairo International Fair.
15-16 March (Tuesday-Wednesday): Federal Reserve interest rate meeting.
24 March (Thursday): Central Bank of Egypt’s Monetary Policy Committee meeting.
25 March (Friday): Egypt will host Senegal in the first leg of their 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers’ playoff (TBC).
26 March (Saturday): Egypt-EU World Trade Organization dispute settlement consultations end.
28-29 March (Monday-Tuesday): The Egypt International Mining Show (EIMS 2022) will take place virtually.
28 March (Monday): The second leg of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers’ playoff between Egypt and Senegal (TBC).
31 March (Thursday): Deadline for submitting tax returns for individual taxpayers.
31 March (Thursday): Vodacom purchase of Vodafone Group’s stake in Vodafone Egypt expected to be completed by this date.
31 March (Thursday): Supply Ministry expected to take final decision on bread subsidies by this date.
April: Fuel pricing committee meets to decide quarterly fuel prices.
2 April (Saturday): First day of Ramadan (TBC).
3 April (Sunday): Bidding begins on the Industrial Development Authority’s license to manufacture tobacco products.
4 April (Monday): CDC Group will formally change its name to British International Investment.
14 April (Thursday): European Central Bank monetary policy meeting.
Mid-April: Trading on the Egyptian Commodity Exchange to start.
22-24 April (Friday-Sunday): World Bank-IMF spring meeting, Washington D.C.
24 April (Sunday): Coptic Easter Sunday (holiday for Coptic Christians).
25 April (Monday): Sham El Nessim.
25 April (Monday): Sinai Liberation Day.
28 April (Thursday): National Holiday in observance of Sham El Nessim.
30 April (Saturday): Deadline for submitting corporate tax returns for companies whose financial year ends 31 December.
Late April – 15 May: 1Q2022 earnings season
May: Investment in Logistics Conference, Cairo, Egypt.
1 May (Sunday): Labor Day.
3-4 May (Tuesday-Wednesday): Federal Reserve interest rate meeting.
4 May (Wednesday): 3 February (Thursday): Deadline to send in applications for Cultural Property Agreement Implementation projects to the US Embassy in Cairo.
5 May (Thursday): National Holiday in observance of Labor Day.
2 May (Monday): Eid El Fitr (TBC).
19 May (Thursday): Central Bank of Egypt’s Monetary Policy Committee meeting.
9 June (Thursday): European Central Bank monetary policy meeting.
14-15 June (Tuesday-Wednesday): Federal Reserve interest rate meeting.
15-18 June (Wednesday-Saturday): St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), St. Petersburg.
16 June (Thursday): End of 2021-2022 academic year for public schools.
23 June (Thursday): Central Bank of Egypt’s Monetary Policy Committee meeting.
27 June-3 July (Monday-Sunday): World University Squash Championships, New Giza.
30 June (Thursday): June 30 Revolution Day, national holiday.
End of 2Q2022: The Financial Regulatory Authority’s new Ins. Act should be approved.
End of 1H2022: Emirati industrial company M Glory Holding and the Military Production Ministry will begin the mass production of dual fuel pickup trucks that can run on natural gas.
2H2022: The inauguration of the Grand Egyptian Museum.
2H2022: IEF-IGU Ministerial Gas Forum, Egypt. Date + location TBA.
2H2022: The government will have vaccinated 70% of the population.
July: A law governing ins. for seasonal contractors will come into effect.
July: Fuel pricing committee meets to decide quarterly fuel prices.
1 July (Friday): FY 2022-2023 begins.
8 July (Friday): Arafat Day.
9-13 July (Saturday-Wednesday): Eid Al Adha, national holiday.
21 July (Thursday): European Central Bank monetary policy meeting.
26-27 July (Tuesday-Wednesday): Federal Reserve interest rate meeting.
30 July (Saturday): Islamic New Year.
Late July – 14 August: 2Q2022 earnings season.
18 August (Thursday): Central Bank of Egypt’s Monetary Policy Committee meeting.
September: Egypt will display its first naval exhibition with the title Naval Power.
September: Central Bank of Egypt’s Innovation and Financial Technology Center to launch incubator for 25 fintech startups.
8 September (Thursday): European Central Bank monetary policy meeting.
20-21 September (Tuesday-Wednesday): Federal Reserve Finterest rate meeting.
22 September (Thursday): Central Bank of Egypt’s Monetary Policy Committee meeting.
October: World Bank and IMF annual meetings in Washington, DC
October: Fuel pricing committee meets to decide quarterly fuel prices.
6 October (Thursday): Armed Forces Day, national holiday.
8 October (Saturday): Prophet Muhammad’s birthday, national holiday.
18-20 October(Tuesday-Thursday): Mediterranean Offshore Conference, Alexandria, Egypt.
27 October (Thursday): European Central Bank monetary policy meeting.
Late October – 14 November: 3Q2022 earnings season.
November: Cairo Water Week 2022.
1-2 November (Tuesday-Wednesday): Federal Reserve interest rate meeting.
3 November (Thursday): Central Bank of Egypt’s Monetary Policy Committee meeting.
7-18 November (Monday-Friday): Egypt will host COP27 in Sharm El Sheikh.
21 November-18 December (Monday-Sunday): 2022 Fifa World Cup, Qatar.
13-14 December (Tuesday-Wednesday): Federal Reserve interest rate meeting.
15 December (Thursday): European Central Bank monetary policy meeting.
22 December (Thursday): Central Bank of Egypt’s Monetary Policy Committee meeting.
End of 2022: e-Aswaaq’s tourism platform will complete the roll out of its ticketing and online booking portal across Egypt.
January 2023: EGX-listed companies and non-bank lenders will submit ESG reports for the first time.
January: Fuel pricing committee meets to decide quarterly fuel prices.
**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 above between the actual holiday and its observance.