16 Mar 2011
Political Outlook & Opportunities for Trade and Investment
In response to the historic, unprecedented and ongoing transformation taking place in Egypt, the Conservative Arab Network and Egyptian-British Chamber of Commerce organised a prominent Panel Discussion on the ‘18 Days that Changed Egypt; Opportunities for Trade & Investment.’
The Panel of Experts was led by the Rt Hon Lord Howell of Guildford, Minister of State at the FCO. The Panel was further composed of experts on Egypt’s business and trade environment. These panelists provided valuable insight regarding strategic political and economic relations between Egypt and the UK, the impact of Egypt’s regime change and the country’s future economic potential. They also shared with the audience their views on future business, trade and investment opportunities for the UK in this new Egypt.
SPECIAL GUEST for the afternoon was Sarah Abdel Rahman, a young political activist, freelance journalist and student at the American University in Cairo. She stood at the forefront of the demonstrations in Tahrir Square from day one, 25 January 2011.
Taher El Sherif, Secretary-General, Egyptian-British Chamber of Commerce
Dr Wafik Moustafa, Chairman, Conservative Arab Network
Sarah Abdel Rahman, Political Activist, Student at the American University in Cairo
Orchestrating Egypt’s Demonstrations; Story of a Young Political Activist in Tahrir Square
‘Question-Time’ Chair: Sir David Blatherwick, KCMG, Chairman of the EBCC
Panellists: Rt Hon Lord Howell of Guildford, Minister of State, Foreign & Commonwealth Office; Angus Blair, Chief Executive, Beltone Financial Egypt; Mohamed Kaoud, Chief Executive, Egylière Travel; Ian Gray, Non-Executive Chair, Vodafone Egypt; Dr Wafik Moustafa, Chairman, Conservative Arab Network; Taher El Sherif, Secretary-General, Egyptian-British Chamber of Commerce.
Interview: Professor Mamoun Fandy
Interview: Dr Wafik Moustafa
Interview: Sarah Abdel Rahman