17 - 19 November, 2015
Dusit Thani Lakeview Cairo, Cairo, Egypt

Conference Day One: Tuesday, 17 November 2015

08:30 - 23:59 Day One

Registration and welcome refreshments
Chairman's Welcome Remarks and opening speech

Opening remarks by the Minister of Industry

His Excellency Eng. Tarek Kabil, Minister of Industry, Trade and SMEs
Developing Egypt’s Red Sea ports
- Developing the ports of Suez, Safaga and Sokhna as part of the SCZone development
- Investing in port infrastructure to minimise dwell time and maximise port and shipping revenues
- Developing the hinterland areas at Red Sea ports to support new heavy industrial areas
Admiral Eng. Hisham Abu Sina, Chairman, Red Sea Ports Authority
Developing Egyptian Industry
- Exploiting mineral wealth in Upper Egypt to develop both the local and national economy
- Placing sustainability at the heart of development to ensure lasting economic growth for future generations
- Investing in the infrastructure necessary to begin extracting mineral wealth and stimulating growth
General Eng. Ismail Jaber, Chairman, Industrial Development Authority
Coffee and networking break
Attracting Investment towards Egypt’s Free Zones
- Offering incentives for investors and first movers in the SCZone development
- Analysing the development strategy for developing Egypt’s hinterland areas in order to boost growth
- Promoting investment in key projects across Egypt in order to encourage development of key areas and projects
Session reserved for the General Authority for Investment and Free Zones
The development of maritime transport facilities in Egypt: a strategic perspective
- Developing port infrastructure in the SCZone to provide incentive for global shipping to use Egypt as a prime transhipment hub
- Opening the way for Egyptian industry to develop by increasing transhipment volumes at Egyptian ports
- Increasing port performance to further cement Egypt’s status as an attractive destination for shipping
Rabab Sobhi, General Manager of Planning, Maritime Transport Sector, Ministry of Transport
Performance Improvement in the Shipbuilding Supply Chain

Dr. Montasser Khalil, Senior Procurement Specialist, Suez Canal Authority
Networking lunch
Developing Egypt’s network of dry ports
- Establishing a network of strategically located dry ports to act as intermediaries between port handling facilities and inland destinations
- Examining how the network plans to develop by 2021; establishing a total of 7 new dry ports
- Integrating dry ports with port and rail facilities to increase operating efficiency
Gamal Hegazy, Chairman, General Authority for Dry and Land Ports

Planning the development of the Damietta grain terminal
- Conducting the mathematical study to assess the scope of the grain terminal mega project
- How the terminal plans to develop over the course of its lifespan
- Determining the economic impact of this development
Dr. Khaled El Sakaty, Head of Transport Logistics Department and Vice Dean of College of International Transport and Logistics, AASTMT
ICT in Multimodal Transport - Technologies and Trends

Eng. Ahmed Abdelsalam, Senior ICT Engineer, Suez Canal Authority
Chairman`s closing remarks and end of conference day one