Your essential business calendar on 2 August 2021
23 July-11 August (Friday-Wednesday): Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
2-4 August (Monday-Wednesday): Egypt is hosting the Africa Food Manufacturing exhibition at the Egypt International Exhibition Center.
5 August (Thursday): The CBE’s Monetary Policy Committee will meet to review interest rates.
9 August (Monday): Islamic New Year.
9 August (Monday): Russian flights to Sharm El Sheikh, Hurghada resume.
12 August (Thursday): National holiday in observance of the Islamic New Year.
September: Delegation of Russian companies to visit Russian Industrial Zone.
3-5 September (Friday-Sunday): The World Karate Federation will hold the third competition of the 2021 Karate 1-Premier League in Cairo.
12-15 September (Sunday-Wednesday): Sahara Expo: the 33rd International Agricultural Exhibition for Africa and the Middle East.
15 September (Wednesday): The CFO Leadership & Strategy Summit is taking place in Egypt.
16 September (Thursday): The CBE’s Monetary Policy Committee will meet to review interest rates.
21-22 September (Tuesday-Wednesday): The Federal Reserve meets to review interest rates.
30 September-2 October (Thursday-Saturday): Egypt Projects 2021 expo, Egypt International Exhibition Center, Cairo, Egypt.
30 September-8 October (Thursday-Friday): The Cairo International Fair, Cairo International Conference Center, Cairo, Egypt.
30 September: Closing of 2021’s first oil and gas tender in the Gulf of Suez, Western Desert, and the Mediterranean.
October: New legislative session begins.
1 October (Friday): Businesses importing goods at seaports will need to file shipping documents and cargo data digitally to the Advance Cargo Information (ACI) system.
1 October (Friday): Expo 2020 Dubai opens.
1 October (Friday): State-owned companies and government service bodies selling goods and services to customers that have not yet signed on to the e-invoicing platform will suffer a host of penalties, including removal from large taxpayer classification, losing access to government services and business, and losing subsidies.
6 October (Wednesday): Armed Forces Day.
7 October (Thursday): National holiday in observance of Armed Forces Day.
11-17 October (Monday-Sunday): IMF + World Bank Annual Meetings.
12-14 October (Tuesday-Thursday): Mediterranean Offshore Conference, Alexandria, Egypt.
18 October (Monday): Prophet’s Birthday.
21 October (Thursday): National holiday in observance of the Prophet’s Birthday.
24-28 October (Sunday-Thursday) Cairo Water Week, Cairo, Egypt.
27-28 October (Wednesday-Thursday) Intelligent Cities Exhibition & Conference, Royal Maxim Palace Kempinski, Cairo, Egypt.
28 October (Thursday): The CBE’s Monetary Policy Committee will meet to review interest rates.
30 October – 4 November (Saturday-Thursday): The first edition of Race The Legends, Egypt.
31 October – 12 November (Sunday-Friday): The 26th UN Climate Change Conference, Glasgow, UK.
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.
1-3 November (Monday-Wednesday): Egypt Energy exhibition on power and renewable energy, Egypt International Exhibition Center, Cairo, Egypt.
2-3 November (Tuesday-Wednesday): The Federal Reserve meets to review interest rates.
1-12 November (Monday-Friday): 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), Glasgow, United Kingdom.
29 November-2 December (Monday-Thursday): Egypt Defense Expo.
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.
16 December (Thursday): The CBE’s Monetary Policy Committee will meet to review interest rates.
14-16 February 2022 (Monday-Wednesday): Egypt Petroleum Show, Egypt International Exhibition Center, New Cairo, Egypt.
1H2022: The World Economic Forum annual meeting, location TBD.
May 2022: Investment in Logistics Conference, Cairo, Egypt.
27 June-3 July 2022 (Monday-Sunday): World University Squash Championships, New Giza.
**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.