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The MEA will be hosting an Ambassadorial Lunch in honour of Michael Aron, HM Ambassador to Libya, on Monday 24th June, at Bury House.
British Expertise and the Middle East Association are delighted to announce the second in our series of events looking at opportunities in infrastructure and construction across the Middle East and North Africa. This session will look specifically at North Africa (Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco and Mauritania).
The Middle East Association in partnership with Intuition languages; will be running a cross cultural training seminar on how to build successful business relations in the Middle East on Thursday 27th June, at the MEA offices in Bury House, St James’s, London SW1Y 6AX.
The Middle East Association will be holding the Business Briefing: ‘Egypt: After the Revolution?’ on Tuesday 6th March, from 17.00 until 19.30 at Bury House.
As cynicism grows about the progress of the Egyptian Revolution, the MEA has invited well-placed business experts to give their views and analysis on the future of Egypt and its relationship with the UK.
Egypt has a population of over 80 million and its economy is one of the most diversified in the region. It has long been an attractive market for UK businesses, and the UK remains the top investor in the country. There is potential across a wide range of sectors, and in particular in education and training, construction, engineering, ICT, retail, oil and gas, and energy. However, while instability continues, does it offer an environment in which companies should invest?
Our speakers will address the opportunities, risks and challenges facing the Egyptian economy and state, as well as the practicalities of working in post- Mubarak Egypt. They will consider the abilities of the new Egyptian leadership to provide effective governance and a safe and secure business environment, and also consider how UK commercial actors should engage with the market.
Our panel line-up comprises:
- Charles Hollis, Director General, Middle East Association
- Sara Hinton, Resident Managing Partner, Trowers & Hamlins Cairo Office
- Angus Blair, Founder, Signet Institute, MENA Finance think-tank
- Ian Gray, Chairman, Vodafone Egypt, and Chairman, Egyptian Britain Business Council
- Mark Huband, Managing Director, Livingstone & Company
The event will begin at 17.00 with Registration. Presentations will be from 17.30, followed by a Q&A session, with the briefing concluding around 19.30.