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The webinar about Egypt will bring you up to date about all the latest developments you need to be aware of regarding business and COVID-19 in Egypt, the economic powerhouse of North Africa. More than 100 Dutch companies do business with Egypt, with at least 15 of them having a local representation in this country with a population of over 100 million.   

During this 90-minute session, which will include digital matchmaking with the other attendees of the webinar,  H.E Mr. Laurens Westhoff, The Netherlands ambassador in Egypt will talk about trade and investment relations between Egypt and the Netherlands before and after COVID-19, moreover, you will hear experiences from entrepreneurs who are active in the country, including the Country Director of Heineken Egypt, Mr. Hans Essaadi and Mr. Tarek Elsaid the Country Director of Rijkzwaan 

Furthermore, you will receive an update on the situation around COVID-19 in Egypt by Dr. Amr Hassanein Chairman of MERIS - Middle East Rating & Investors Service (Moody's Affiliate for Egypt and other countries in the region) and Chairman of FinBi - Finance & Banking Consultants International 

Chairman Engineer Ali Eissa and Chairman of the Africa Committee Dr. Sherif El Gabaly of the Egyptian Businessmen’s Association will discuss the business opportunities that Egypt has to offer to foreign companies, including in the sectors of water management, agriculture and (renewable) energy.



11:00 – 11:03

 Introduction to the webinar

  • Arne Doornebal, NABC (Moderator)

11:03– 11:05

Introduction about NABC & Egypt

  • Rosmarijn Fens, Program Manager and Country Specialist Egypt NABC

11:05– 11:15

Trade and investment relation Egypt - the Netherlands before and after COVID-19

  • H.E. Laurens Westhoff, The Netherlands  ambassador in Egypt 

11:15- 11:25

Presentation about upcoming business opportunities in Egypt and expectations for the post-Covid-19 era

  • Eng. Ali Eissa, Chairman of the Egyptian Businessmen’s Association (EBA)
  • Dr. Sherif El Gabaly, Chairman of the  Africa Committee of EBA


An update on the situation around COVID-19 in Egypt 

  • Dr. Amr Hassanein, Chairman of MERIS – Middle East Rating & Investors Service (Moody's Affiliate for Egypt and other countries in the region) and Chairman of FinBi – Finance & Banking Consultants International.

11:35 – 11:50

Q and A with Dutch companies active in Egypt

  • Mr. Hans Essaadi, Country Director Heineken Egypt
  • Mr. Tarek Elsaid, Country Director 
    Rijkzwaan Egypt 

11:50 – 12:05

Q and A with the participants

12:05 –12:20

Networking opportunity: Participants exchange contacts via the chat option and can do matchmaking together


Arne Doornebal, (Moderator, NABC)

Rosmarijn Fens, Program Manager and Country Expert Egypt NABC

H.E. Laurens Westhoff, the Netherlands ambassador in Egypt 

Eng. Ali Eissa, Chairman of the Egyptian Businessmen's Association (EBA) 

Dr.Sherif el Gabaly, Chairman Africa Committee at EBA 

Dr. Amr Hassanein (economist) Chairman of MERIS-Middle East Rating & Investors Service (Moody's Affiliate for Egypt

and other countries in the region) and Chairman of FinBi- Finance & Banking Consultants International 

Mr. Hans Essaadi, Country Director Heineken Egypt 


Mr. Tarek Elsaid, Commercial Director Rijkzwaan Egypt 



Event details

WEBINAR:Doing Business In Egypt
From April 21, 2020
Till April 21, 2020
NABC events