Your essential business calendar on 5 October 2021
30 September-8 October (Thursday-Friday): The Cairo International Fair, Cairo International Conference Center, Cairo, Egypt.
October: Romanian President Klaus Iohannis could visit Egypt mid this month to discuss ways to boost tourism cooperation between the two countries.
3-5 October (Sunday-Tuesday): Pharmaconex, Egypt International Exhibition Center, Cairo, Egypt.
5 October (Tuesday): Senate returns from recess; new legislative session begins.
5 October (Tuesday): Afreximbank will host a preparatory conference (pdf) for the intra-African Trade Fair 2021 at the Westin Cairo Golf Resort & Spa.
6 October (Wednesday): Armed Forces Day.
7 October (Thursday): National holiday in observance of Armed Forces Day.
9 October (Saturday): Public schools and universities begin 2021-2022 academic year
9-15 October (Saturday-Friday): Turathna Exhibition, Egypt International Exhibition Center, Cairo, Egypt.
11-17 October (Monday-Sunday): IMF + World Bank Annual Meetings.
12-14 October (Tuesday-Thursday): Mediterranean Offshore Conference, Alexandria, Egypt.
15-21 October (Friday-Thursday): Intra-African Trade Fair 2021, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
18 October (Monday): E-Finance begins trading on EGX.
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.
28 October (Thursday): Second tranche of overdue subsidy payouts will be handed to eligible exporters.
30 October – 4 November (Saturday-Thursday): The first edition of Race The Legends, Egypt.
31 October (Saturday): World Cities Day, Luxor, Egypt.
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.
16-17 November (Tuesday-Wednesday): Africa fintech summit, Cairo.
26 November-5 December (Friday-Sunday): The 43rd Cairo International Film Festival.
29 November-2 December (Monday-Thursday): Egypt Defense Expo, Egypt International Exhibition Centre.
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.
12-14 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.
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.
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.
22-24 April 2022: World Bank-IMF spring meeting, Washington D.C.
May 2022: Investment in Logistics Conference, Cairo, Egypt
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.
2H2022: IEF-IGU Ministerial Gas Forum, Egypt. Date + location TBA.
**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.