Tuesday September 28, 2010
Interview with Vice Chairman of Credit Suisse
Director General Ashraf Swelam sat down with Robert Parker, Vice Presidentof Credit Suisse for Asset Management to talk about the global economic crisis, the troubles with the American and European economies, the new global economic powerhouses, banking secrecy laws and the future of Arab economies.
Wednesday June 13, 2012
A special event with "H.E. Dr. Ahmed Shafik"
A special event with "H.E. Dr. Ahmed Shafik" Egypt’s Presidential Candidate, in cooperation with Canada Egypt Business Council and Egypt's National Party on Wednesday, June 13th, 2012 at Grand Nile Tower Hotel (formerly Grand Hyatt), Farhaty Ballroom
Sunday January 22, 2012
"Envisioning Egypt's future"
The second meeting entitled: "Envisioning Egypt's future" featuring Distinguished Keynote Speaker: Dr. Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh, Egyptian Presidential Candidate
Our distinguished panelists for this event are: Dr. Ahmed Galal – President of the Economic Research Forum, H.E. Dr. Ibrahim Badran - Former Minister of Health, H.E. Ambassador Moushira Khattab – Former Minister of State for Family and Population, H.E. Ambassador Nabil Fahmy – Former Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt to the United States, Mr. Sameh Makram Ebeid - Member of the Parlement representing the Red Sea.
on Sunday 22 January 2012, at Four Seasons Nile Plaza Hotel – Plaza Ballroom
Saturday October 29, 2011
“Envisioning Egypt’s future”
A retreat on Saturday the 29th of October 2011, at JW Marriott Hotel – Cheops Ballroom, at 10:30 am, featuring distinguished Keynote Speaker:
H.E. Amre Moussa
Egyptian presidential candidate
a panel of experts each in his field
Monday June 13, 2011
Parties and Post-Revolutionary Egypt
A High Tea & Panel Discussion with Distinguished Speakers (alphabetically): Mr. Ahmed Ata, Al Wasat Party, Mr. Alsaid Kamel, Front Democratic Party, Dr. Ehab El Kharrat, the Egyptian Social Diplomatic Party, Eng. Hatem Azzam, Al Hadara Party, Mr. Hesham Akram, El Adl Party, Mr. Khaled Kandil, Al Masreen Al Ahrar Party, Dr. Shady Elghazali Harb, Al Waai Party. The event was moderated by Dr. Amr Elshobky, President, Arab Forum for Alternatives, on Monday, June 13, 2011 at Semiramis Intercontinental Hotel, Cleopatra Ballroom.
Saturday May 07, 2011
A New Constitution: Gateway To A New Egypt
A High Tea & Panel Discussion with Distinguished Speakers: Tahany Al-Gibaly, Deputy Head of Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court , Hassan Nafaa, Professor and Chairman of the Political Science Department at Cairo University, Amr El Shobaki, Expert at Al-Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies, Moderator, Ashraf Swelam, Director General, Egypt’s International Economic Forum, on Monday March 7, 2011 at Semiramis Intercontinental hotel, Nefertiti Ballroom.
Proposed amendments to Egypt’s constitution meet some longstanding demands, but also create new uncertainties. In the meantime, calls have intensified in the last few days for a new Constitution to lead Egypt into the 21st century.
Monday February 28, 2011
Egypt: The Way Forward
Brainstorming Session with the Forum’s members and guests, sharing their thoughts, concerns, worries, but most importantly ideas and suggestions for moving our country and our economy forward, on Monday February 28, 2011 at 5:30 p.m. at the Four Seasons Nile Plaza Hotel – Garden City.
Tuesday January 25, 2011
Egyptian American Relations at a Crossroads: The Future of Politics and Business
A Roundtable Discussion with a Visiting Delegation from the Council on Foreign Relations New York and Washington, D.C. – USA
In the context of the global economic crisis, parliamentary elections in Egypt, congressional elections in the U.S., and Wikileaks’ public release of classified diplomatic cables, this delegation of senior members of the Council on Foreign Relations comes to Cairo at a timely moment. The delegation comprises leaders in investment banking, wealth management, private equity, venture capital, and political consulting.
Sunday August 01, 2010
Egypt’s International Economic Forum announces the release of its first 2010 CEOs Economic Outlook Survey.
In its first issue, the Survey examines what CEOs in Egypt have learned from the financial and economic crisis and what steps they are taking to adapt to the post-crisis economic and business landscape. The Survey presents the views of 120 CEOs of leading Egyptian and multinational corporations operating in Egypt. Conducted in June and July of 2010, it focuses on the economic and financial expectations through the end of this calendar year.
In a reflection of the Egyptian economy’s resilience to the global financial and economic crisis, the results show that CEOs view the state of the national economy significantly more favorably than that of the global economy: 81% of CEOs in Egypt reported that they viewed the current state of the Egyptian economy favorably, a sharp contrast to the 71.5% of the respondents that viewed the current state of the global economy unfavorably. Most CEOs recognize that the effects of the global financial and economic crisis could have been far graver for their individual businesses: surprisingly, close to half reported that there was in fact no effect at all to their companies’ performance, and close to 10% believed it was actually positively affected.
While 73.8% of CEOs expressed confidence in the state of the national economy over the next six months, they were not as optimistic about the ability of the Egyptian cabinet to effectively steer the economy during the same timeframe. A closer look at the breakdown of Egyptian CEOs’ confidence in the national government demonstrates a serious need for improvement. The level of confidence that the Egyptian cabinet can positively manage the economy in the next 6 months was nearly divided between a confident outlook (52.4%) and an unconfident one (40.5%). Moreover, 7.1% were very unconfident, and not one was very confident.
The survey’s key findings also address CEOs’ perspectives on company performance, sectoral performance, and short-term growth strategies. In addition, the report constructs an Anxiety Index that roughly measures the relative levels of concern for ten potential threats to business growth. Among these, corruption, quality of the workforce, and traffic topped CEOs’ list of the most challenging obstacles to businesses.