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Egypt’s premier knowledge and networking forum
for the visionaries shaping the real estate industry

The 6th annual Cityscape Egypt Conference is taking place on 29-30 March 2017, at the Royal Maxim Palace Kempinski Hotel, Cairo - Egypt, under the theme: A roadmap to innovation: Tackling project financing, marketing and design to prosper

The Cityscape Egypt Conference is an annual event leading the way into the Cityscape Egypt Exhibition, providing an unparalleled platform for the real estate industry to gather to:

  • Hear new government announcements
  • Share information on current and upcoming projects
  • Develop personal and organization-level skills and knowledge
  • Network and create new business leads

Delegates to the Egypt Real Estate Summit are counted among the top leaders of the real estate industry in the region and represent a driving force of the Egyptian economy. Main delegate profile comprises of developers, investors, consultants and financers.

If you wish to speak at the Conference, please email iman.eissa@informa.com.

If you wish to sponsor the Conference, please email simon.collingwood@informa.com.

What’s New For 2017?

  • Speed Networking to simplify meetings between delegates
  • Social Media Guru Session to enhance your social media marketing knowledge
  • Chairman’s Closing and Recommendations Presentation
  • More new speakers and up-to-the-minute topics

2017 Agenda Highlights

DAY ONE, WEDNESDAY, 29 MARCH 2017
PROSPECTS OF URBAN DEVELOPMENT
08:00 Registration and Morning Refreshments #CityscapeEgypt
09:00 Conference Inaugural Remarks
Wouter Molman, Cityscape Group Director, Informa Exhibitions, UAE
Fathallah Fawzy, Co-Founder, MENA Group, Chairman, Cityscape Egypt Conference, Egypt
09:10 In Talks with…
H.E. Mostafa Madbouly, Minister of Housing, Utilities, and Urban Communities, Egypt*
* Invited
09:40 Plenary Panel
Egypt Vision 2030: Progress and achievements in urban development, tourism, agriculture and industrial sectors
Dr. Nihal El Megharbel, Deputy Minister of Planning, Ministry of Planning, Egypt
Dr. Assem El Gazzar, Chairman, General Organisation for Physical Planning, Egypt
10:30 Panel Discussion II
The private sector vision towards achieving sustainable development

  • How will the applied housing tax affect the supply and demand trends in Egypt?
  • How is the devaluation of the Egyptian Pound affecting FDI?
  • What is the new investment law offering developers and investors and how will it revolutionise the market?
Panellists:
Maged Sherif, CEO, SODIC, Egypt
More speakers to be announced
11:00 Coffee Break
11:30 Presentation
The macro economy and the ripple effects on the property market
Mohamed Abu Basha, Vice President, Research, Economics, EFG Hermes, Egypt
11:50 Exclusive Presentation
The consumer perspective: Tenant and buyer demand trends
Amad Almsaodi, CEO, Aqarmap.com, Egypt
12:10 Presentation
Towards a new investment environment: Development and progress of the New Investment Law
Mohamed Khodeir, CEO, General Authority for Investment and Free Zones, Egypt
12:30 Light Lunch Break
13:30 Panel Discussion III
Examining the progress of REIFs and other investment vehicles to drive lagging sectors

  • REIFs as a means to acquiring mega project funding
  • Creating an indirect market for real estate foreign investment
  • When are real estate trusts and funds going to really take off in Egypt?
Panellists:
Dr. Sherif Samy, Chairman, Egyptian Financial Supervisory Authority, Egypt
Tarek Hegazy, Partner, LimeVest Partners, Egypt
Dr. Basel Roshdy, Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer, Nile Capital & IT Ventures, Egypt
14:15 Interested in presenting this session? Email us at info@cityscapeegypt.com
14:45 Panel Discussion IV
Financing the industry

  • Understanding the actual impact of value added tax (VAT) on the real estate industry, following the announcement of the executive regulations
  • Overcoming the effect of the EGP devaluation on the construction and property market
  • Are we on the verge of a recession and how will it affect the sector?
  • Examining innovative solutions to project financing
Panellists:
Moderator: Mohamed Gamal, President, PACT for Real Estate Investment, Egypt
Wael El Hatow, CEO, ERC, Egypt
Dr. Ahmed Shalaby, Managing Director, Tatweer Misr, Egypt
Hassan Hussein, Chairman, Al Oula, Egypt
Khaled Hegazy, Partner, Crowe Horwath Dr. A.M. Hegazy & Co., Egypt
15:00 Panel Discussion V
Creating investment-worthy affordable housing

  • Why is the PPP modelstill not applied to its full effect to fund affordable housing projects?
  • Overcoming structural and regulatory challenges to providing wide coverage home financing
  • Lease-to-own schemes and other creative solutions to catering to lower income levels while still making profit
Panellists:
Hassan Hussein, Chairman, Al Oula, Egypt
More speakers to be announced
15:45 Day One Closing Remarks
16:00 Lunch and end of day 1
 
DAY TWO, THURSDAY, 30 MARCH 2016
INNOVATION AND THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT
08:30 Registration and Morning Refreshments #CityscapeEgypt
09:30 Chairman’s Opening Remarks
Fathallah Fawzy, Co-Founder, MENA Group, Chairman, Cityscape Egypt Conference, Egypt                                    
09:40 The Social Media Guru
Selling property on social media: Do’s and Don’ts of the new digital era
Andrew Burgess, CEO Middle East, Tint, UAE
10:15 Exclusive Presentation
Innovation in technology and the evolution of the physical workspace
Craig Plumb, Head of Research, MENA, JLL, UAE
10:35 Presentation
Developing the cities of tomorrow
Abdel Nasser Taha, President, FIABCI Egypt, Egypt
10:55 Case Study
Interested in presenting this session? Email us at info@cityscapeegypt.com
11:15 Presentation
New socio-economic model for sustainable real estate development: Roadmap towards achieving Egypt Vision 2030
Dr. Tarek El Ghamrawy, CEO, Rego Management Consultants, Professor of Project Management, Alexandria University, Egypt
11:35 Panel Discussion I
Building the cities we need for a sustainable future

  • Trends in transportation and effects on new city planning
  • Utilising technology and new materials to increase efficiency and reduce costs
  • Smart technologies and their impact on the real estate sector
Moderator: Abdel Nasser Taha, President, FIABCI Egypt, Egypt
Panellists:
Craig Plumb, Head of Research, MENA, JLL, UAE
Dr. Tarek El Ghamrawy, CEO, Rego Management Consultants, Professor of Project Management, Alexandria University, Egypt
Hossam Abdelgawad, PhD, P.Eng. , Director, SETS North Africa, Egypt
Interested in speaking in this session? Email us at info@cityscapeegypt.com
12:15 Refreshment Break
13:00 Panel Discussion II
Reducing construction costs and increasing efficiency to overcome the financial crunch

  • Examining the benefits of using locally sourced material to overcome currency devaluation and rising construction costs
  • Are construction methods used up to date or outdated?
  • Utilising technology and new materials to increase efficiency and reduce costs
Panellists:
Hesham El-Kheshen, CEO, Samcrete Development, Egypt
More speakers to be announced
13:45 Presentation
Future consumer trends and their effects on the development of the industry
Hamed Shamma, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Marketing, The American University in Cairo, Egpyt
14:15 Panel Discussion III
Retail trends, challenges and opportunities

  • Revolution in retail technology and effects on the physical development and design of retail space
  • Growing stronger during the tough times
Panellists:
Mohamed Galal, Chairman, TSM, Egypt
More speakers to be announced
15:00 Panel Discussion IV
Commercial and office space and the outlook for 2017

  • Understanding the importance of valuations according to international standards
  • Increasing foreign investors’ confidence in the market though international property measuring standards
Interested in speaking in this session? Email us at info@cityscapeegypt.com
15:45 Chairman’s Presentation
Conference Recommendations and outlook for 2017
16:00 Networking Lunch and End of Conference

If you wish to speak at the Conference, please email iman.eissa@informa.com.

If you wish to sponsor the Conference or any of the sessions, please email simon.collingwood@informa.com.

Why You Need To Be There?

  • Increase your chances for new business leads exponentially by exchanging knowledge and tips with over 200 industry peers
  • Don’t miss out on multiple learning opportunities from our international distinguished speaker panel representing all areas of the industry
  • Gain expert insight into new regulations, key sectors and locations from official sources and trusted consultants
  • Get access to exclusive market presentations and reports that are created especially for Cityscape and cannot be found anywhere else

Speakers

Amad Almsaodi Amad Almsaodi CEO Aqarmap.com, Egypt
Andrew Burgees Andrew Burgees CEO Middle East Tint, UAE
Dr. Basel Hussein Roshdy Dr. Basel Hussein Roshdy Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer Nile, Egypt
Craig Plumb Craig Plumb Head of Research-MENA JLL, UAE
Eng. Fathallah Fawzy Eng. Fathallah Fawzy Co-Founder Mena Group, Egypt
Hisham S. El-Kheshen Hisham S. El-Kheshen CEO Samcrete Development, Egypt
Magued Sherif Magued Sherif Managing Director SODIC, Egypt
Mohamed Abu Basha Mohamed Abu Basha Vice President Research Economics, EFG Hermes, Egypt
Tarek Hegazy Tarek Hegazy Partner LimeVest Partners, Egypt
Wael El Hatow Wael El Hatow CEO ERC
Mohamed Khodeir Mohamed Khodeir CEO General Authority for Investment and Free Zones, Egypt
Hassan Hussein Hassan Hussein Chairman Al Oula, Egypt
Khaled Hegazy Khaled Hegazy Partner Crowe Horwath Dr. A.M. Hegazy & Co., Egypt
Dr. Ahmed Shalaby Dr. Ahmed Shalaby Managing Director Tatweer Misr, Egypt
Mohamed Gamal Mohamed Gamal President PACT for Real Estate Investment, Egypt
Abdel Nasser Taha Abdel Nasser Taha President FIABCI Egypt, Egypt
Dr. Tarek ElGhamrawy Dr. Tarek ElGhamrawy CEO REGO Consultants, Egypt
Hamed Shamma Hamed Shamma Ph.D., Associate Professor of Marketing The American University in Cairo, Egypt
Mohamed Galal Mohamed Galal Chairman TSM, Egypt
Hossam Abdelgawad, PhD, P.Eng. Hossam Abdelgawad, PhD, P.Eng. Director SETS North Africa, Egypt

Delegate Prices

Delegate Pass Types Early Bird Rate
Available until 20 February
Standard Rate
Available until 28 March
Onsite Rate
Available from
29 March
Conference Only Delegate Pass
Includes access to the Cityscape Egypt Conference only
EGP 3500
Save EGP 2000
US$ 450
Save $250
EGP 4500
Save EGP 1000

US$ 550
Save $150
EGP 5500
US$ 700
Conference + Awards Pass
Includes access to the Cityscape Egypt Conference and the Cityscape Egypt Awards Gala Dinner
EGP 4800
US$ 600
EGP 5600
US$ 700
EGP 6400
US$ 800
Awards Ticket
Includes access to the Cityscape Egypt Awards Gala Dinner
EGP 1,600
US$ 200
EGP 1,600
US$ 200
N/A

 

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