OPEN FOR BUSINESS
Tuesday 29 - Wednesday 30 June 2021
10 am - 1 pm GMT | 5 am EST | 6 pm SGT | 2 pm UAE
The programme is arranged into six carefully curated hour-long sessions, each focused on one key step of that journey, looking closely at policy and legislation, investment, development, and infrastructure, in the maritime sector.
The speakers will be drawn from the highest level of Government and Industry, both from within and outside Egypt.
The event will showcase Egypt, the Suez Canal, and the Suez Canal Economic Zone to a worldwide audience of shipping, oil & gas, bunkering, and maritime-related companies.
Programme details are updated regularly and are subject to change as new speakers are confirmed and themes developed.
TUESDAY 29 JUNE 2021
Introduction / Welcome
Llewellyn Bankes-Hughes, Managing Director, Petrospot LTD
This session will demonstrate that Egypt is open for business, presenting an economic case for investing in the country and creating a world class commercial environment to attract international trade which in turn will increase traffic through the Suez Canal and support the country’s ports, shipyards, and maritime services, thereby enhancing its status as a global maritime hub. It will also highlight some of the often overlooked ‘gems’ that Egypt has to offer, such as the Port of Alexandria and its state-of-the-art shipyard.
This session will focus on the Suez Canal, Egypt’s world-renowned waterway and the key to Egypt’s future success. It will look at shipping patterns from a global and regional perspective and at how Egypt might expand its own fleet. This session will also examine developments at two key ports, at each end of the Canal, Port Said and Suez.
This session will focus on the Suez Canal Economic Zone and the wealth of opportunities it offers. It will also look at infrastructure developments, from roads, to railways, tunnels, and terminals.
WEDNESDAY 30 JUNE 2021
This session will cover Egypt’s oil and gas sector, with special focus on creating a world class oil and gas hub in the Eastern Mediterranean. It will look at building an LNG infrastructure, while also looking at the country’s refining, pipeline, terminal, and liquid bulk storage operations.
This session will home in on bunkering, to promote opportunities for foreign investment and expertise to help revive the ‘sleeping giant’ which is Egypt’s bunker market. It will also serve as an educational tool for those both inside and outside Egypt who wish, or need, to learn more about this sector. It will look at best practice in overseas ports, as well as fuel quality and bunkering operations.
Closing Maritime Week Egypt, will focus on the environment, looking at the greening of Egypt’s ports and the environmental measures being taken to assist in shipping’s journey towards a zero-carbon future. It will look at the prospects of developing an LNG bunkering infrastructure and examine the potential for supplying alternative fuels.