Wednesday 26th February 2020
International Trade Forum - Egyptian Special by Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce
Attend this event to gain insights into route to the Egyptian market, the new Egypt-UK trade deal and export advice.
About this Event
Welcome to the ITF - Egyptian Special brought to you in partnership by the Mid Yorkshire Chamber, MY Export Hub, the Department for International Trade and the Egyptian-British Chamber of Commerce.
Who should attend?
-Export Managers, Export Business Owners/Directors/Managers.
-Exporters who are currently exporting or looking to export to Egypt.
-Exporters looking for expert advice on international trade.
-To gain insights into the new UK-Egypt trade deal.
-To gain clarity on route to the Egyptian market.
-Hear from businesses who already export to Egypt.
-Best practice discussion and expert advice for logistics.
-12pm Arrival & Refreshments
-12.15pm Welcome – Moustafa Elgendy, Department for International Trade
-12.20pm Egyptian – British Chamber of Commerce – New trade deal and route to market workshop
-1pm Lunch & Networking
-1.30pm Guest Slot
-1.40pm Export Champion + Q&A
-2.00pm Best practice roundtables
-2.30pm Event Close
About the speakers
Moustafa Elgendy, International Trade Advisor, the Department for International Trade.
Moustafa has extensive experience in the international trade environment. He has worked in export operations, international account management, export sales and marketing and immediately before joining DIT in product development whilst running his own food and drink sector business. A native Egyptian, Moustafa has extensive knowledge of Middle East and North African markets, and brings cultural diversity, export experience and linguistic skills to the DIT Team.
Egypt was the UK’s 42nd largest export market for goods and 55th largest export market for services in 2013. Between 2001 and 2014, UK exports of goods to Egypt fell by around 9%. They were worth £1 billion in 2014.
Top UK exports of goods to Egypt include:
-metalliferous ores and metal scrap
-fruit and vegetables
-general industrial machinery and equipment
-medicinal and pharmaceutical products
-power generating machinery and equipment
Strengths of the Egyptian market include:
-a young workforce
-newly-extended Suez Canal is the hub for world maritime traffic
-strategic geographical location – with proximity to Asian, African and Europe
-third largest economy in Africa
-a number of free trade agreements and arrangements
-18% of the 90 million population are under 25
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To find out more contact MY Export Hub, the exporting arm of the Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce.
Phone: 01484 483 660