The 22nd Euromoney Egypt Conference in Cairo on 18-19 September could not be better timed for those looking to understand the risks and potential rewards of investing in Egypt.
Whisper it gently, but Egypt could be turning a corner. With a solid programme of market reform, a stable currency, a much-heralded return to the debt markets earlier this year, and a surge of interest from equity investors, investment prospects are on the rise.
“A determined course for the economy appears to have been set,” said Victoria Behn, director for the Middle East and Africa at Euromoney Conferences.
“But it won’t all be plain sailing. Egypt urgently needs capital to flow into securities and real assets to support its developmental challenges. Now is the time for investors to get to grips with the risks and opportunities.”
With over 1,000 delegates gathering in Cairo, there promises to be lively discussion around how Egypt will overcome its challenges and put international capital to work in a way that will act as a shot in the arm for the economy and give investors decent returns.
Internationally respected speakers and a line-up of senior financial market professionals, economists, and government ministers will discuss, among other topics: Egypt’s investment outlook, the impact of reform, sharing the impacts of investment, the prospects for equity and debt markets, IPOs and the increasing role of the private sector, real-estate investment, start-ups and venture capital, and the future for international trade.