Cityscape Egypt Conference Agenda 2022

Under the theme: Egypt: At the forefront of change

Inflation, global crises, currency devaluation, and macroeconomic policies are all factors that have had a massive impact on Egypt’s real estate industry and overall financial stability. With the aid of global partnerships and learnings of success stories from the region, the Egyptian real estate market is setting up for growth in 2023 and beyond. With Egypt ready to host the COP 27, the Cityscape Egypt Conference serves as a precursor to the sustainability conversations that are to follow in the upcoming months. Hosting key members of the industry from within the MENA region, the conference is set to pave the way for discussions around governmental regulations and policies, Egypt’s Sustainability ambitions, Costs Management, Investment trends and market demand, Smart Cities and so much more…

Cityscape Egypt Opening

MC: Hussein Sayed, Anchor at CNBC Arabia


9:00

Open Registration


09:30

Morning Refreshments


10:00

Opening Remarks 

Teneshia Naidoo, Head of Content, Cityscape


10:10

Chairman’s Welcome Remarks

Eng. Fathallah Fawzi, Chairman of MENA for Real Estate Development Consultancy and the Cityscape Egypt Conference


10:15

Government Address

Dr. Hala El-Said, Minister of Planning and Economic Development, Arab Republic of Egypt

With the COP27 conference only a couple of months away, the Minister of Planning and Economic Development shares an overview of Egypt’s sustainable progress in 2022 and plans for the future development of the nation.


10:30

The third wave of economic reforms in Egypt and its reflection on the real estate sector. – Panel in partnership

with Al Misri Al Youm

On the occasion of the imminent signing of an agreement with the International Monetary Fund.

Moderator:

Abdellatif El Menawy – Managing Director and Editor in Chief of Almasry Alyoum

Dr. Ahmed Shalaby- CEO and Managing Director of Tatweer Misr and Professor of Architecture and Urban Development at Cairo University

Speakers:

Amr El Monayer- Former Egyptian Deputy Minister of Finance and Executive Partner of METEC Consulting

Fakhry El Feky- Head of the Plan and Budget Committee in the Egyptian Parliament and Professor of Economics at Cairo
University

Ziad Bahaa El Din, Former Deputy Prime Minister and Lawyer

Dr. Hazem El-Beblawy, Former Prime Minister of Egypt


11:15

Lost Treasures of Egypt – Redevelopment of state-owned assets; revenue enhancement and asset monetization*

*This session will be in English and does not include translations.

Mansoor Ahmed, Executive Director – MEA Region, Colliers for Real Estate, Healthcare, Education & PPP

The key development & investment opportunities that Egypt’s real estate market presents: A focus on redevelopment and regeneration of state-owned assets resulting in revenue enhancement and asset monetisation to bring in much needed FDI and job creation resulting in a positive economic and social impact.


11:45

What’s Hot in Egypt’s Real Estate Market today?

Amad AlMsaodi, CEO, AqarMap

  • Demand Trends Updates 
  • Market pricing updates 
  • Case Study about the power of data 

12:15

In partnership with Egypt: Insight into the nation’s global cooperation and partnerships

A deep dive into partnerships entered to aid in sustainable development of the industry and battle effects of climate change in the region.

Moderator: Hussein Sayed, News Anchor, CNBC ARABIA

Panelists:

Mohamed El Nady, CEO, New City Developments

Mohamed Kaoud, Associate Director - Hotels & Tourism (MENA), Colliers

Eng. Abdel Nasser Taha, President, FIABCI Egypt


12:45

A How-to Guide: Construction Costs Controls & Finance Management

Gaby Tayoun, Founder, Europtima

More than ever Developers and Investors are faced with cost instabilities and delivery chain disruption. This session will shine a spotlight on:

  • How controlling escalating costs of construction materials and forecasting inflationary impacts are key to saving developments.   
  • Why should Banks be wary of financing risks?
  • What technics should be implemented to avoid catastrophic risks, distressing of assets, and suffering the inevitable financial cuts? 

13:15

The Case of Downtown Cairo and the importance of Assets Enhancement

Moderator: Mohamed Galal, Chairman, Misr Real Estate Assets Management

Panelists:

Karim Shafei, Chairman, Al Ismaelia for Real Estate Investments

Amr El Hamy, CEO – Tourism and Real Estate SubFund, The Sovereign Fund of Egypt

Zeyad El Sayad, Director, El Sayad Associates - Architects & Planners


14:00

Lunch & Networking


15:00 – 16:30

Workshops:

  • Workhop A: The importance of thermal insulation in energy conservation

- Mechanisms for applying thermal insulation techniques

- The need to activate the thermal insulation code in projects

- Thermal insulation production capacity in Egypt

Speakers:

Dr. Kamal El-Desouky, Head of the Insulating Materials Division and a member of the Board of Directors of the Federation of Industries

Eng. Ahmed Al-Masry, CEO of Delta Sand Bricks Company

 

  • Workshop B: Smart cities in Egypt and the issue of sustainability

- Sustainability and its role in solving energy and water crises

- The costs of achieving sustainability for the projects and the expected return

- Egypt is turning green, so what are the suggestions to take advantage of all the data?

Speakers:

Dr. Abdul Khaleq Ibrahim, Assistant Minister of Housing for Technical Affairs, Supervisor of the Smart and Sustainable Cities Unit, PhD in sustainable cities from Britain

Dr. Abbas Al-Zafarani Professor of Environmental Design and Planning - College of Urban Planning and former Dean


16:30

End of Cityscape Egypt Conference 2022 - Day 1

MC: Hussein Sayed, Anchor at CNBC Arabia


09:00

Open Registration


09:30

Morning Refreshments


10:00

Welcome Remarks

 Eng. Fathallah Fawzi, Chairman of Cityscape Egypt Conference and Chairman of MENA for Real Estate Development Consultancy


10:10

Keynote Address

Eng. Khaled Abbas, Chairman, New Administrative Capital


10:20

In Conversation with: Eng. Khaled Abbas, Chairman, New Administrative Capital

Moderator: Eng. Fathallah Fawzi, Chairman of Cityscape Egypt Conference and Chairman of MENA for Real Estate Development Consultancy


10:30

Post North Coast 2022: Trends & Data of the best-selling coastal destination in Egypt

Ahmed Zaki, Co-Founder & Managing Director, The Board Consulting


11:00

Workshop 1: Architecture Workshop Panel Discussion on ‘The Link between Sustainability and Design’ – Powered by the RIBA*

*This session will be in English and does not include translations.

Moderator: Hussein Sayed, Anchor at CNBC Arabia

Panelists:

Ron Bakker, Founding Partner, PLP Architecture

Chris Williamson, Founder & partner, Weston Williamson + Partners


11:40

Workshop 2: How to Make and Publish Environmental Product Declarations for your Products - An Introduction

Dr. Nasser Ayoub, Co-founder and CEO of EPD Egypt


12:10

Workshop 3: New laws and requirements that affect the real estate investment and development industry

Moderator: Eng. Fathallah Fawzi, Chairman, MENA for Real Estate Development Consultancy

Panelists:

Dr. Walid Abbas, Deputy Minister of Housing and Supervisor of the Planning Sector at the New Urban
Communities Authority

Eng. Ahmed El Seginy, Chairman of the Local Administration Committee in the Egyptian House of Representatives

Eng. Ahmed Mansour, CEO, Cred Development

Eng. Bashir Mustafa, CEO, First Group Development Company

Eng. Alaa El-Basiouni, Head of the Construction and Real Estate Investment Division at the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce


13:10

Workshop 4: : RICS – Measurement Standards and its importance for the Egyptian Real Estate Industry*

*This session will be in English and does not include translations.

A one-hour session where niche industry players introduce the importance of industry measurement standards (IPMS, ICMS, ILMS) and RICS role in promoting and setting the standards for the global industry.

Moderator: Jordan D’Gama, Head of Insight, Strategy & Success, RICS

Panelists:

Ahmed Ashraf Anwar, Managing Director, AAA Consultancy and Chair of RICS Egypt Board

Tarek Madany, Managing Director, GAT and Board member of the MEA MAP Board and member of RICS Egypt Board

Catesby Langer-Paget, Head of Savills Egypt and member of RICS Egypt Board


14:10

Closing remarks by Cityscape Egypt Conference Chairman, Eng. Fathallah Fawzi


14:15

 

 

15:15

Lunch & Networking

 

 

End of Cityscape Egypt Conference 2022