Under the Patronage and Support of the Ministry of Housing, Utilities & Urban Communities

Cityscape Egypt Conference Agenda 2021

Towards Prosperity and Hope

The second half of the year has proved to be fruitful for many countries and regions around the world. With consistent vaccine rollouts, improved sentiment towards the years ahead, and adjusting to life in the new era, there’s lots to look froward to and plan for.

The Cityscape Egypt Live Conference 2021 will consist of a two-day conference taking place on September 20th and 21st. After hosting a successful virtual edition of the conference in April 2021, the Egyptian government along with Cityscape decided Egypt has a lot more to offer the real estate industry and its many projects. The long-awaited Cityscape conference is back to provide real estate experts a platform to network, connect, share ideas, discuss trends and issues facing Egyptian real estate today, and showcase the nation’s investment opportunities.

09:00 - 10:00

Conference Registration

10:00 - 10:45

Morning Refreshments


Conference Inaugural Remarks

Chris Speller, Group Director – Cityscape, Informa Markets

Fathallah Fawzy, Chairman of Cityscape Egypt and MENA for Real Estate Development Consultancy


Keynote Address: Dr. Eng. Assem Abdul Hamid Al-Gazzar, the Minister of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities

  • Update on the Egypt real estate market over the last year partnerships


Address: Khaled Abbas, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities

  • Update on Egypt’s new cities 

  • New investment opportunities within the new cities in 2022

  • New Administrative Capital – Update on the move progress


Fireside chat: Fathallah Fawzy, Chairman and MC at Cityscape Egypt, sits down in an on-stage conversation following the presentation with Khaled Abbas, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities

  • Given the move to the New Capital, what is missing from Egypt’s New Cities?


Incentivising Investors: Is Egypt On the Global Investor’s Radar? Colliers Sponsored Presentation

Karim Helal, Country Director – Colliers | Egypt

  • Are investors looking at Egypt’s upcoming projects for investment opportunities?
  • Which countries rank Egypt as a popular investment? 
  • Where is the money coming from (GCC, China…Etc.)?
  • How are institutional investors diversifying their portfolios?
  • What alternative asset classes are investors looking for?
  • Sovereign wealth funds, financing, etc.



Fireside chat: What will Egypt look like over the next decade?

Moderator: Ayah Ghanem, Director – Strategic Consulting, JLL

Dr. Mohamed ElMikawi, CEO, City Edge Developments

Eng. Ahmed El Attal, Chairman, ElAttal Holding

Khaled El Zeki, Founder and CEO, ZDS Architects

  • What impact will direct foreign investment have on Egypt’s current economy and real estate landscape?

  • How will Africa’s most thriving nation support the overall growth of the region?

  • How willthe New Cities and their international investor interest change the locallandscape? 

  • Are investors looking at Egypt’s upcoming projects for investment opportunities?

  • Which countries rank Egypt as a popular investment?

  • What are the general ROIs for an investment in the ancient city?


Lunch & Networking


Productive Urban Economy: business-based urban development via Monitoring Framework SDGs2030 - Presentation

Dr Bassem Fahmy MRTPI, PhD, M.Phil, Oxford B.U, Chief Executive Officer, Studio5-international and Former UN Strategic Development Principal Adviser

  • With Vision 2030 less than a decade away, what sustainability goals is the government working towards?

  • Where does Egypt rank on the global green scale?

  • How much green (money) does the green economy provide to a country like Egypt?

  • Is the green initiative an incentive for investors and other corporations in meeting their ESG quotas?

  • Given Egypt’s overall population and the forecasted growth, how will urbanization aid in creating liveable, non-congested cities for locals?

  • Critical infrastructure and economic development

  • Investor influence on urbanization methodologies and outcome


Navigating Egypt’s Asset Classes: A Snapshot Of 2021 & Beyond

Moderator: Zeinab Adel, Head of Strategic Consultancy, Savills

Eng. Ashraf Ezz, Managing Director, Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate – Cairo Festival City

Ahmed El Tayebi, Chairman and CEO, TLD - The Land Developers

Mr. Diaa Eldeen Farag, Chairman, HomeTown Developments

Dr. Hesham Dinana, Vice President, EFESO Consulting

  • What’s in-store for office spaces with the rise in popularity of coworking spaces in Egypt?

  • An enhanced hospitality and tourism experience in the New Cities

  • How are the logistics & industrial sector performing with heightened e-commerce demand?

  • The resilience of the residential sector

  • Understanding the new 3% interest mortgage program by El Sisi for boosting real estate sales

  • Healthcare Investment Opportunities Within Egypt


A Smart Egypt: The Importance of Smart City Concept & Technology in the success of Real Estate industry

Moderator: Dina Salem, Senior Business News Anchor, Extra News

Maged Salah, Chief Development Officer, Hassan Allam Properties

Karim Akram, Co-Founder & MD, Lyve application

Hossam El Shoukry, Head of Real Estate, Siemens - Egypt

  • To what extent is AI being incorporated into the creation of the new cities?
  • The significance and importance of AI in securing data
  • The importance of marketing the ICT based solutions and services in real estate developments.
  • How could smart cities technologies & solutions improve the quality of life in new cities and urban developments?
  • The ROI on Smart City Solutions for Real Estate Developers
  • The leading role played by real estate developers in using technology to create a new living experience in Egypt Real Estate Market


Afternoon Coffee & Refreshments                            



Session A: North Coast Hospitality Market: Egypt’s Unique Tourism Destination – Colliers Sponsored session       

Moderator: Ahmad Yousry, Manager, Colliers Hotels MENA

Tamer Khedr, Cluster General Manager, Emaar Hotels

Mahmoud Abdellatif, Vice Chairman, Travco Group International Holding

The North Coast has been a premier tourist destination amongst Egyptians in recent years and is evolving its offering across the lodging and F&B space with new openings and added attractions. 

This panel will shed light on the current state of the hospitality market across the North Coast, and discuss the key characteristics that make this destination unique within the broader tourism offering in Egypt.

The panel will focus on current/ future supply in the hotel and F&B space, key market players, historical and forecasted key performance indicators, development opportunities, sustainability, and key success factors for profitable investments.

Panellists were carefully selected based on their knowledge of the subject market and represent interests across hospitality operations, development and investment.


Session B: Impacts of new construction laws on land values                                                                       

Moderator: Eng Tarek Madany, RICS Egypt Board member, Registered Valuer MRICS, Managing Director of Global Appraisal Tech (GAT)

Hady Fathy, Head of Real Estate Valuation and Feasibility Studies Department, RE/MAX Corporate Egypt

Dr. Ibrahim Madany, CEO, Global Appraisal Tech (GAT)

Dr. Abd El-Naby Mohamed Marzouk, CEO, DAR Real Estate Marketing and Appraisal

An overview of the new construction laws and their effects on the construction industry, including their effect on values of land, prices of units and the dynamics of demand and supply


*All sessions will be in Arabic.

End of Conference - Day 1

Platinum Conference Sponsor

Gold Conference Sponsor

Associate Conference Sponsor

Moving forward & looking ahead: The New Egypt 

09:00 - 10:00 

Conference Registration

10:00 - 10:45 

Morning Refreshments


Conference Inaugural Remarks

Fathallah Fawzy, Chairman of Cityscape Egypt and MENA for Real Estate Development Consultancy


In Conversation With…

Hisham Talaat Moustafa, CEO, Talaat Moustafa Group (TMG)

Fathallah Fawzy, Chairman of Cityscape Egypt and MENA for Real Estate Development Consultancy


The Divergent Office: A Re-Envisioned Office Landscape for Egypt

Moderator: Dina Salem, Senior Business News Anchor, Extra News

Hisham Moussa, CEO, Redcon for Offices and Commercial Centers (ROCC)

Ahmed Sawaby, Commercial Director, IC Group

Youssef Najeeb, Sales Director - Egypt, IWG plc

  • An analysis of Egypt’s office landscape shift during and post-pandemic, and the trends that emerged

  • Are coworking spaces here to stay?

  • What percentage of office space investments should be dedicated to an investment portfolio?

  • The NAC’s Business Parks


How can we make our real estate projects more efficient financially and operationally? A guide on How to finance a project - Tameer Sponsored Presentation

Antoine ElKhoury, Managing Director, Tameer



Lunch & Networking


To What Degree Does Egypt’s Progress Rely on Foreign Investment?

Moderator: Dina Salem, Senior Business News Anchor, Extra News

Abdel Nasser Taha, Fiabci Egypt – President, New Concept Investments

Counselor Amr Nour El-Din, Vice President, General Authority for Investment and Free Zones (GAFI)

  • Why foreign investment is crucial to any nation’s thriving real estate sector?

  • Securing funds for New Cities, what percentage is through foreign investment?

  • What impact – whether positive or otherwise – will foreign investment have on the overall real estate landscape of Egypt?

  • To what degree does the local government have authority over regulations where foreign investment is concerned?


Technology in Real Estate developments: Role of Artificial intelligence in master-planning*

Session presented by: McKinsey&Company together with Delve**

Siddharth Jha, Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company

Songyishu Yang, Senior Engagement manager, McKinsey & Company

Brian Ho, Director of Customer Experience, Delve

Kareem Nagy, Senior Advisor, McKinsey & Company

Pierfrancesco Rocca, Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company

**Delve is a Sidewalk Labs company - Sidewalk Labs was founded in 2015 as Google’s arm for urban
innovation, becoming an Alphabet company in 2016.

*This session will be conducted in English and Arabic.


Afternoon coffee & refreshments



Session A: Modern Architecture in An Ancient City 

Moderator: Dina Salem, Senior Business News Anchor, Extra News

Ahmed El-Sharabassy, CEO and Founder, Sharabassy Built Environment Studio  

Khaled Dewidar, Professor of Architecture and Vice Dean for Teaching and Learning, British University in Egypt

  • How to create vernacular architecture that is sustainable, culturally significant, and modern?
    Does retrofitting play a role in securing the integrity of the built environment? If so, what role does it play?
  • Should there be a synergy between the old city and the new cities in terms of overall aesthetic? Or should there be a visual divide? 
  • What efforts are being taken into preserving Egypt’s significant and cultural history?
  • What role does architecture play in the preservation?
  • How can the government aid in this – strict regulations, preservation funds, historic project funds…etc.?
  • How is the city ensuring its history isn’t erased with the creation of the new cities?


Session B: Fireside Chat - Navigating Egypt’s flourishing SME landscape

Dr. Nour El Deen Reda EL Serougy, Managing Director, BrandBourne Marketing Consultancy 

Ahmed El Dessouky, General Manager, New Avenue Consultancy


Conference Closing Remarks

Fathallah Fawzy, Chairman of Cityscape Egypt and MENA for Real Estate Development Consultancy


End of Cityscape Egypt Conference 2021


*All sessions will be in Arabic.