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Egypt’s First Entrepreneurship Forum

Egypt’s First Entrepreneurship Forum


Within the framework of boosting SMEs which support export trade and provide job opportunities for youth, The Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport (AASTMT) affiliated to the Arab League has organized the first international forum for business leadership in Egypt, at its headquarters in Cairo and Alexandria. In the presence of an array of international experts in Business field, the forum was held on Sunday, 5th of March and will continue its events until Thursday, 9thof March, 2017, under the auspices of Professor Dr. Ismail Abdel Ghafar Ismail, President of AASTMT.

Professor Neven Gamea, the Secretary General of the Social Fund for Development and Deputy Minister of Commerce, Prof. Dr. Khalid Qasim, Deputy of the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Prof. Hany Minshawi, President of the Federation of Small and Medium Industries, and Dr. Khaled Khallaf, CEO of IBDL Foundation were among the attendees of the forum.


The forum aims at supporting export and tourism, through entrepreneurship which contributes greatly to the change of Egyptian and Arab economic future. It also provides motivation to youth and innovators to unleash their creations and bring their businesses to the light where their products can invade local and global markets. Moreover, the forum is designed to enhance SMEs which support export trade.


It is worth mentioning that the forum is held in March to coincide with its partner International Forum on Entrepreneurship in South Africa. This forum is regarded as non-profitable service which is provided for the first time to raise the awareness of entrepreneurship as part of the AASTMT belief of its societal role as a specialized organization affiliated with the Arab League.