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

11:00

Conference Inaugural Remarks

Chris Speller, Group Director – Cityscape, Informa Markets

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

11:05

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

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

11:20

Presentation: 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

11:40

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?

12:00

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

Karim Helal, Country Director – Colliers | Egypt   

12:20

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

Dr. Ahmed Shalaby, President & CEO, Tatweer Misr

Mohamed ElMikawi, CEO, City Edge Developments

  • 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?

13:00

Lunch & Networking

14:00

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

14:20

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

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

Ahmed El Tayebi, Chairman and CEO, The Land Developers (TLD)

  • 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

15:00

A Smart Egypt: Technology’s Aid In Making Ai Crucial To Real Estate Success - Town Hall

Maged Salah, Chief Development Officer, Hassan Allam Properties

  • To what extent is AI being incorporated into the creation of the new cities?

  • The significance and importance of AI in securing data

  • How tech-reliant are the new cities?

  • Cost and ROI of implementing AI into real estate projects today

15:30

Afternoon Coffee & Refreshments                            

15:30

CITYSCAPE INTELLIGENCE BREAKOUT SESSIONS

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

Moderator: Ahmad Yousry, Manager, Colliers Hotels MENA

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                                                                       

Eng Tarek Madany, RICS Egypt Board member, Registered Valuer MRICS, Managing Director of Global Appraisal Tech

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

11:00 

Conference Inaugural Remarks

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

11:15 

Address: Minister of Planning and Economic Development, Dr. Hala El-Said        

  • Overview of the Egypt economy over the last year and the role real estate plays as one of the country’s biggest GDP contributors

  • The new production of local Egyptian COVID-19 Vaccines, and their effect on resumption of normal economic activity

11:30 

InConversation With…

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

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

11:45 

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

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

12:30 

 

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

Antoine ElKhoury, Managing Director, Tameer

13:00 

Lunch & Networking

14:00 

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

  • 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?

14:30 

Future of Master Planning with McKinsey and Google – Use of AI and algorithms for Real Estate Development

15:30 

Afternoon coffee & refreshments

15:30 

CITYSCAPE INTELLIGENCE BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Session A: Navigating Egypt’s flourishing SME landscape

Session B: Modern Architecture in An Ancient City

  • 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?

16:45 

Conference Closing Remarks

End of Cityscape Egypt Conference 2021

 

*All sessions will be in Arabic.