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3 Dear Global Trade Matters Members, Global Trade Matters Egypt s leading private sector think thank for Economic and Political reform is proud to announce its 2015 Calendar of Events and Special Initiatives. Since 2005, Global Trade Matters has been serving the Egyptian Private Sector and Government Ministries and entities by providing sound situational analysis and advise which enhances the political environment through policy recommendations. During the past three years Egypt has undergone significant political, economic and social changes putting the nation and its people on the path for sustainable growth and development. The road for development will not be an easy one. We invite you to join us in one of the most comprehensive political and economic calendars for 2015 covering both domestic and international affairs through international standard agendas and meeting. Global Trade Matters is focused on advocating sound reform policies, rules and regulations which will create sufficient business environment which will help attract both domestic and international investors. Through our extensive network in both the private and government sector, Global Trade Matters is here to assist you and your organization in optimizing your investment network in Egypt. We are focused on all facets of the economy covering key issues ranging from Trade, Investment, Energy, International Affairs, Public Diplomacy, Capital Markets, to Green Jobs, National Infrastructure, Transport, Shipping, Real Estate, Small & Medium Enterprises, Banking, and Mortgage Finance. Through our Lunch Series we offer opportunities for members of the private sector to meet and discuss economic issues with senior diplomats and senior government officials from Egypt and all over the world, strengthen ties and bridging gaps between Egypt and nations of the world.

4 MARCH 2015 Tuesday, March 24 th 2015 Doing Business with Latin America 200 PAX Bilateral Trade and Investment Relations between Egypt and Latin America Over 50 years ago Latin American nations embarked upon a long and arduous road of political, social and economic reform, and while heavy sacrifices were made, today those same nations have become some of the leading economies of the world, with the Mercosur ranking fourth in terms of economic importance after the EU, NAFTA and ASEAN. Egypt has long maintained strong ties with Latin America, but despite a Free Trade Agreement between Egypt and Mercosur, trade and investment volumes still remain below expectations. This one day conference will bring together senior government officials, senior diplomats and members of the private sector to explore the opportunities and address challenges of doing business between Egypt and Latin America. May 2015 Tuesday & Wednesday, May 5-6 th,2015 Doing Business with Asia Conference 250 PAX In Partnership with the Asia Egypt Business Association Since the election of President Abel Fatah el Sisi the Egypt has committed itself to reinventing its foreign policy with a strong focus on Asia. Egypt is focusing on the diversify of its economic relations portfolio in order to lure Asian investments into the Egyptian economy by fashioning itself as a gateway to the fast growing and untapped markets of the Middle East and Africa. This one day conference will bring together senior government officials, senior diplomats, trade, economic and commercial officers to discuss the opportunities and address the challenges facing Egyptian Asian Bilateral Trade and Investment Relations.

5 Sunday, May 24 th 2015 Investment and Technology Conference 400 PAX In Partnership with the Ministry of CIT The Communications and Information Technology sector has been a true driving engine of economic growth and development in Egypt during the past 15 years. The sector is not only responsible for a total change in the day to day lives of every Egyptian, it has also been one of the most dynamic sectors impacting the financial markets, attracting billions in FDI while raising capital through the nation s capital market. This one day conference will bring together senior government officials, senior CIT executives and members of the private sector to discuss the future of Egypt s CIT sector and explore the new investment opportunities in thesector. JUNE 2015 Tuesday, June 2 th 2015 The Egypt CEO s Forum 300 PAX In Association with Smart Village The Egypt CEO s Forum brings together C-Suits from an array of different companies representing a diversity of sectors and company sizes. The Forum aims to act as a platform for exploring new innovations, ideas, projects and thoughts on business and the economy through open discussion panels hosting not just the business leaders but also the business doers. The one day Forum gives CEOs the opportunity to reach out to the rest of the business community and share their vision for the future of Egypt.

6 Tuesday, June 16 th 2015 Factoring Africa Conference 250 PAX In Partnership with the Egyptian Factoring Association Egypt s trade with the rest of Africa is imperative for the continents future economic growth, yet as long as the continent suffers from access to trade finance and investment, doing business between Egypt and the rest of Africa will remain stagnant. Trade Factoring can offer a viable solution for many importers and exporters across the continent facilitating access to finance and increasing volumes of bilateral and multilateral trade. This one day conference will bring together senior government official, factoring experts, trade experts, private sector leaders and senior diplomats to discuss the role of factoring in Africa.

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8 SEPTEMBER 2015 Tuesday, September 8 th 2015 Doing Business with Europe 250 PAX Trade and Investment Relations with the European Union For decades Egypt EU trade and economic relations have proven to be a true success growing both trade and investment exponentially governed by agreement such as the Association Agreements, the Euro Mediterranean Union and Agadir. This one day conference will bring together senior government officials, senior diplomats, trade experts and members of the private sector to discuss the future of Egypt EU trade and investment Sunday, September 20 th 2015 Investing in Egypt s Green Economy Conference 250 PAX Alternative Energy and Creating Green Jobs Egypt s need for alternative energy has become a dire necessity rather than a luxury. As the population continues to grow and new urban communities continue expanding beyond the valley and the delta, both off and on grid solutions are in high demand. New laws and investment friendly policies have been encouraging private sector companies specialized in renewable energy to seek out new opportunities in the energy sector. This one day conference will bring together senior government officials, energy experts, academics and private sector companies to discuss the opportunities and address the challenges facing Egypt green economy.

9 OCTOBER 2015 Tuesday, October, 20 th 2015 Financial Benchmark Awards 400 PAX Egypt s Financial Sector has been the pride of the nation, demonstrating prudent management and resilience during some of the most difficult economic times in Egypt s modern history. Despite two revolutions and an economic meltdown, Egyptian financial sector and the people behind it have played a key role in turning Egypt s economy around, working hand in hand with regulators in order to formulate sound fiscal and regulatory policies for a better Egypt. The Financial Benchmark Awards will celebrate the achievements of these organizations, men and women, and highlight their success, share their concerns and explore their vision for the future NOVEMBER 2015 Sunday, November 8 th 2015 Egypt China Energy Forum 250 PAX In Partnership with The Asia Egypt Business Association and Egypt China Business Council Egypt is the largest oil and natural gas consumer in Africa, accounting for more than 20% of total oil consumption and more than 40% of total dry natural gas consumption in Africa in Accommodating to the needs of the nation s population expected to exceed 100 million people by 2020 the need for sustainable, more efficient and affordable energy solutions has become imperative. New laws facilitating private sector investments in both Solar Power and Coal Energy generation have been placed by government regulators, and new policies allowing for Renewable Energy Buyback Schemes and tariffs are being explored. This one day conference will bring together senior government officials, senior diplomats, energy experts and private sector leaders to discuss the role of China in the future of Egypt s Energy Generation

10 Tuesday, November 24 th 2015 Banking and Technology Conference 300 PAX Directly correlated, banking and technology have worked hand in hand over the decades to transform the way we handle our finances making transaction faster, more efficient, more secure and more accessible. More and more banks are spending hundreds of millions of dollars on digital, data, and software development. This one day conference will bring together senior government offices, banking and technology experts, members of the private sector for the financial and technology sectors to discuss the impact of the changes in technology on the banking sector and explore investment opportunities in new technologies. DECEMBER 2015 Thursday, December 10 th 2015 Global Trade Matters Annual Speakers and Sponsors Ball PAX Away from the discussion panels, podiums and extensive agendas, the GTM Speakers and Sponsors Ball is an evening amongst friends and colleagues celebrating the end of the GTM 2015 Calendar.

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