Interactive Workshop Day: Thursday, 19 November 2015

08:30 AM - 09:00 AM Registration

Establishing and investing in special economic zones

09:00 AM - 12:00 PM Start of the workshop

Anwar Mohamed, Former Senior Vice President / Regional Director, Economic Zones World / One Works
Join us at this workshop to examine international best practices in establishing and developing Special Economic Zones (SEZs). Run by the former senior vice president of Economic Zones World, Anwar Mohamed, this workshop will inform participants about how best to establish and develop SEZs, invoking expertise gained from around the world, with special reference to the establishment of the highly successful Jebel Ali Free Zone in Dubai, UAE.
As Egypt is embarking on a project to establish one of the most ambitious SEZ projects the world has ever seen, it is imperative for businesses to understand how and when to invest in an SEZ and there are no better case studies than that of Jebel Ali Free Zone in Dubai. The largest port and free zone in the Middle East, Jebel Ali contributes to over 20% of Dubai’s economy and is home to around 7,000 companies. You’ll learn how Egypt can share in this success. Benefits of attending the workshop:
  • Explore the potential of Special Economic Zones in order to reap the benefits for your business
  • Gain insight into the successful establishment of free zone and hinterland areas from around the world so that you can extrapolate relevant information to apply to your business development in Egypt
  • Learn how and when to invest in free zone entities in order to maximise returns on investment
  • Develop new contacts amongst other businesses and authorities who are interested in the potential of investing in special economic zones
  • Understand just how businesses like yours can benefit from the lowered tax rates and investment incentives offered in special economic zones

Anwar Mohamed

Former Senior Vice President / Regional Director
Economic Zones World / One Works

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch break

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Golden Triangle Project

Join us at this workshop to understand the important project requirements of the Industrial Development Authority in their Golden Triangle Project. With the pilot project scheduled to begin in 2016, the Golden Triangle represents a major business opportunity in Egypt and this workshop is an invaluable chance to learn first-hand from the project stakeholders what the opportunity will entail.
The “Golden Triangle” between Safaga on the coast and Qena and El Qusair in Upper Egypt is a project which will include a Special Economic Zone in the region for the development of mining resources and the generation of industrial, agricultural, tourism and trade activities. With abundant phosphate and gold resources, the project is expected to lead to the direct creation of approximately 300,000 new jobs, along with another 200,000 posts related to ancillary opportunities.
Benefits of attending the workshop:
  • Gain unrivalled access to the stakeholders of one of Egypt’s most important mega projects at a crucial time in its implementation Gain a comprehensive overview of the project’s details, from mining projects to tourist developments
  • Develop an in-depth understanding of the needs of the project stakeholders through detailed and prolonged discussions
  • Discover economic opportunities in the Golden Triangle so you can be a first mover when the project comes to fruition
  • Uncover the wealth of upper Egypt with a host of mineral extraction opportunities

4:00 PM - 11:59 PM End of workshop day