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.
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.
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 (Monday): Hearing at Cairo Economic Court (pdf) on FRA lawsuits filed against Speed Medical.
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.
March: The new multi-purpose station at Dekheila Port and the revamped Ain Sokhna Port will start operating.
March: General Authority for Land and Dry Ports to issue the condition booklets for the operations of the Tenth of Ramadan dry port.
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.
20 March (Sunday): Applications close for Visa’s global startup competition, the Visa Everywhere Initiative.
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.
April: Ghazl El Mahalla shares will begin trading on the EGX.
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.
5-7 June (Sunday-Tuesday): Africa Health ExCon, Al Manara International Conference Center, Egypt International Exhibitions Center, and the St. Regis Almasa Hotel, New Administrative Capital.
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.