Welcome to the Global Trade Matters “Enhancing the Qualified Industrial Zones Conference” organized in association with the Egypt QIZ Unit at the Ministry of Trade and Industry and which will be held in Cairo on Wednesday May 25th, 2022, at the FOUR SEASONS HOTEL CAIRO AT THE FIRST RESIDENCE.
The Egyptian and Israeli private sectors shared a positive outlook as the Qualified Industrial Zones Protocol (QIZ) got a long-awaited push when the Egyptian Minister of Planning and Economic Development and the Egyptian Minister of Trade and Industry met with Israeli Minister of Economy at the QIZ Unit in Cairo on March 31st 2022 to explore means for enhancing trade and economic cooperation between Egypt and Israel, within the framework of the joint protocol on qualified industrial zones (QIZ), in addition to discussing the potential of activating bilateral trade and investment capabilities respectively.
At its inception in 2004, the QIZ Protocol signed between Egypt, Israel and the United States was expected to reach trade worth USD5 Billion annually, taking advantage of the duty-free access for Egyptian products entering the US market under the conditionality of a 10.5% (2017) Israeli input. While 2021 saw a significant growth in Exports to the US under the QIZ reaching USD1.2 Billion, private sector stakeholders from Egypt, Israel and the United States agree that the agreement can see even further growth creating USD Billions in trade and investment opportunities.
Since 2020 the QIZ Unit of the Egyptian Ministry of Trade and industry has approved an additional 50+ companies to register as part of the QIZ, bringing the total number of companies listed on the QIZ to 1124 companies (February 2022). This number constitutes hundreds of millions of USD in local and foreign investments over the past 17 years in addition to the creation of hundreds of thousand sustainable jobs.
As Egypt sets an ambitious goal to grow its exports to $100 Billion in the next four years, the Qualified Industrial Zones Protocol will play a significant role in achieving this target given the sustainability of sound regional economic cooperation policies and enhanced private sector partnerships between Egyptian and Israeli businesses.
The Global Trade Matters “Enhancing the of Industrial Zones Conference” will bring together a distinguished group of Egyptian, Israeli and international speakers and delegates to openly discuss the enhancement of the Qualified Industrial Zones and how Egypt, Israel and other stakeholders can take better advantage of this unique agreement.
The Global Trade Matters “Enhancing the Qualified Industrial Zones Conference” will highlight the successes and address the challenges facing the private sector in reaching their full potential in accessing the vast US market.
The Global Trade Matters “Enhancing the of Industrial Zones Conference” will be the perfect platform for Egyptian, Israeli and international businesses where new agreements can be made, new partnerships forged, new deals closed, cultural gaps bridged, and new long-lasting friendships gained.
If you can make your way to Cairo this May 25th 2022, then you can attend The Global Trade Matters “Enhancing the Qualified Industrial Zones Conference” In-person and get the chance to connect and interact with a distinguished group of private sector leaders, economic, trade and investment experts face-face.
Join us on May 25th 2022, for this one day informal networking gathering supporting the growth and enhancement of regional economic cooperation.
The Global Trade Matters Qualified Industrial Zones Conference I Cairo June 30th 2005.
The Global Trade Matters Qualified Industrial Zones Conference II Cairo December 13th & 14th 2005.
Head of the QIZ Unit
Egyptian Ministry of Trade & Industry
Director North and Latin America Department Israeli Ministry of Economy & Industry
Trade & Investment Officer
U.S. Embassy in Cairo
Egyptian Businessmen's Association
Director General - Foreign Trade and International Relations Manufacturers' Association of Israel
Chief Executive Officer Israeli American Chamber of Commerce
World Trading Company
Cairo Cotton Center
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Professor of Practice & Director - The John D. Gerhart Center American University in Cairo
Chief Executive Officer
Strategic Landscapes Ltd.
Chief Executive Officer
Global Trade Matters
GTM Center for Global Business Excellence
Regional Director e-Commerce MENA
Leading Startups and Angel Investor
Blue Laurel Advisors
Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder Garments IO
Arab Investors’ Union
Professor – Department of Physics
American University in Cairo
VP of Supply Chain
Delta Galil Industries
Director Textile & Fashion Association
Manufacturers Association of Israel
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