On the horizon
The RiseUp Summit kicks off this coming Friday, 1 December (tap here for the agenda).The three-day event will include more than 150 speakers, 150 exhibiting start-ups, 50 pitches, and 20 workshops.
Our friends at AmCham are hosting a conference on the Private Sector’s Role in Implementing Sustainable Development Goals on 4-5 December. Organized in conjunction with the UNDP, the conference aims to chart new and creative methods for local and regional partnerships between the private sector and governments that align with sustainable development goals. Keynote speakers include Investment Minister Sahar Nasr and Planning Minister Hala El Said. You can view the agenda here or tap here to register.
Egypt plans to launch its first electronic visa in December at the Cairo ICT expo running from 3-6 December.
The Investment Ministry’s investment map of some 600 projects will officially be unveiled at the Business for Africa and the World Forum that will be held in Sharm El Sheikh on 7-9 December.
December should also see the ICT Ministry inaugurate two new tech zones in Sadat City and Beni Suef, where the first locally assembled smartphone will also be unveiled.