Chapter 1 - Introduction

6 minutes

Video Overview

The event commences with an introduction from Swathi Sri, Head of Territory for India, Middle East and Africa, and Steve Harper, Executive Director International and Skills, Invest Northern Ireland.

Chapter 2 - UK-Egypt relations

4 minutes

Video Overview

Alastair Long, HM Trade Commissioner for Africa, discusses UK- Egypt trade relations and opportunities available in the market.

Chapter 3 - The Egyptian market

11 minutes

Video Overview

Anisah Dathi, Director for Egypt, Department for Business and Trade, delivers an insightful analysis of Egypt’s import market, diving into its strengths, key sector opportunities as well as support available for Northern Ireland businesses.

Chapter 4 - The Arab Contractors

14 minutes

Video Overview

We learn about the success of leading construction company, The Arab Contractors, from Business Development Deputy Manager, Karim Mostafa, and the immense impact it has had on contributing to the development of the Arab world and Africa.

Chapter 5 - Panel Discussion

44 minutes

Video Overview

This final chapter is a Q&A on Egypt as a market for growth and opportunity. The panel, led by Raksha Maharaj, Regional Director Africa, Invest NI, includes Mostafa Saad, Business Development Manager, The Arab Contractors; Imran Kazi, Regional Sales Manager, ME and EA, Powerscreen; Ahmed El Sharkawy, Partner at Sharkawy and Sarhan Law and Elizabeth McCrory, UKEF Manager for Northern Ireland.

Spotlight on Egypt

Egypt, a market at the nexus of the African, Arab and Mediterranean centres, is poised to be at the forefront of growth for emerging economies. With a large domestic market and consumer base, strong GDP growth and a large, educated workforce, Egypt has become one of the most promising markets in which to do business. 

In this Spotlight event, in-market specialists, such as from the Department for Business and Trade, explore the current export opportunities and challenges for Northern Ireland businesses in the market, while providing insight into the latest in-market macroeconomic trends for several sectors. Potential obstacles are highlighted as well as how to overcome them. 

This event features an exemplary insight into the success of leading construction company, The Arab Contractors, and the immense impact it has had on the development of Egypt. 

This is a recording of an event which took place in March 2023. 

79 minutes
5 videos