November 2016

BATIMAT opens the doors of Egypt, the Middle East and Africa to the building industry

Batimat, the number one leading show in the building industry in Europe and West Africa, and Egypt Projects Summit, the biggest professional congress for the building sector in Egypt, combine to organize the first edition of Batimat Egypt Projects Summit in Cairo, Egypt.

Batimat Egypt Projects Summit will take place from 9 to 11 March 2017 at the Cairo International Conventions Center and will be the first comprehensive construction and architecture event for Egypt, the Middle East and Africa.

With Batimat Egypt Projects Summit, Batimat gives the building sector’s suppliers the opportunities for :  

     –  meeting all the Middle East and African building decision-makers,

     –  benefiting from all the business opportunities of a country and more generally a very dynamic region where the expectancy level for technological solutions and innovations is very high.

The event is organized by Reed Expositions France, the world’s leading company and experts in the organization of trade and consumer events in partnership with Arabian German for Exhibition & Publishing, the premium events organization in the Middle East.

Ahmed Megahed, president of Arabian German for Exhibition and Publishing, Mohamed Mahmoud Samy, president of EECA (Egypt Expo & Convention Authority), and Guillaume Loizeaud, director of the Construction Division at Reed Expositions France confirmed the importance of this project, and the opportunity to promote all the Egyptian building projects, and attract the decision-makers in the region.  

 Focus on the Egyptian construction market

  •   The real estate sector in Egypt is considered to be utmost perspective and projected to grow by 70%, from $7.2 billion in 2012 to $12 billion by 2020.
  •    Already, 27 new urban cities have been built around Egypt, with plans to increase this number to a further 59 by the end of 2017.
  •    The proposed New Capital of Egypt is a large-scale 700 sq.m. project and will consist of 21 residential districts and 25 “dedicated districts” including the seats of government departments, key ministries and foreign embassies. 
  •    The government allocated EGP 1.5 billion to subsidize the housing projects for low-income citizens, as well as a further EGP 55 billion for “restructure projects”, which will increase the demand on construction material and equipment.

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BATIMAT is the world’s leading building show for Europe and West Africa where decision makers meet contractors to create and develop partnerships, and find products/services for the buildings of today and tomorrow.

EGYPT PROJECTS SUMMIT opens the way to national and international speakers with vast professional experience come to share their knowledge. Over 600 engineers, constructors, designers, architects, tradesmen, retailers, investors who want to emphasize quality and excellence.