Your essential business calendar for 4 November 2021
30 October – 4 November (Saturday-Thursday): The first edition of Race The Legends, 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.
31 October – 12 November (Sunday-Friday): 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), Glasgow, United Kingdom.
3-5 November (Wednesday-Friday): Africa Early Stage Investor Summit.
6 November (Saturday): Deadline to apply to Nahdet El Mahrousa’s Rabeha, a women entrepreneurship accelerator program.
7-10 November (Sunday-Wednesday): Cairo ICT 2021, Egypt International Exhibition Center, New Cairo.
8 November (Monday): Egypt CSR Forum, International Citystars, Cairo.
11 November (Thursday): Deadline for Anghami SPAC merger.
15 November (Monday): Unvaccinated public sector workers won’t be allowed into their workplaces.
15-21 November (Monday-Sunday): Intra-African Trade Fair 2021, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
16-17 November (Tuesday-Wednesday): Africa fintech summit, Cairo.
18-19 November (Thursday-Friday): British royal family members Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall visit Cairo.
25 November (Thursday): Rameda Pharma’s annual general meeting (pdf), at which it will decide on the sale of a 5% stake in the company from an individual shareholder to an unnamed foreign institutional investor.
25-27 November (Thursday-Saturday): RiseUp Summit, Cairo, Egypt.
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.
30 November (Tuesday): Launch of open call by GIZ and KfW for green project proposals in Egypt as part of their Investing for Employment facility (pdf).
1 December (Wednesday): Unvaccinated members of the public will be banned from government buildings from this date; unvaccinated students will be prevented from accessing university campuses.
1 December (Wednesday): Government departments will begin moving to offices in the new capital.
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.
7 January 2022 (Friday): Coptic Christmas.
27 January 2022 (Tuesday): National holiday in observance of 25 January revolution anniversary / Police Day.
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.
2 April 2022 (Saturday): First day of Ramadan (TBC).
22-24 April 2022 (Friday-Sunday): World Bank-IMF spring meeting, Washington D.C.
24 April 2022 (Sunday): Coptic Easter Sunday (holiday for Coptic Christians).
25 April 2022 (Monday): Sham El Nessim.
25 April 2022 (Monday): Sinai Liberation Day.
May 2022: Investment in Logistics Conference, Cairo, Egypt.
2 May 2022 (Monday): Eid El Fitr (TBC).
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.
30 June 2022 (Thursday): June 30 Revolution Day, national holiday.
2H2022: IEF-IGU Ministerial Gas Forum, Egypt. Date + location TBA.
8 July (Friday): Arafat Day.
9-13 July (Saturday-Wednesday): Eid Al Adha, national holiday.
30 July (Saturday): Islamic New Year.
6 October (Thursday): Armed Forces Day, national holiday.
8 October (Saturday): Prophet Muhammad’s birthday.
18-20 October 2022 (Tuesday-Thursday): Mediterranean Offshore Conference, Alexandria, Egypt.
**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.