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Egypt: Forward  Partnering for Trade and Economic Growth

Egypt: Forward Partnering for Trade and Economic Growth

Dates: June 27-28, 2011

Location: Washington, DC and around the United States

USTDA, in coordination with the U.S.-Egypt Business Council and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, as well as the Egyptian Embassy and the U.S. Departments of State and Commerce, will be hosting a two-day forum on June 27-28 to encourage enhanced trade and sustainable economic development in Egypt.

USTDA will be sponsoring a 48-person delegation from the Egyptian public and private sectors to travel to Washington, DC for the Egypt: Forward Forum. The Forum will bring together key Egyptian and U.S. public and private sector representatives to discuss trade, investment and commercial opportunities between the United States and Egypt. The Forum will cultivate an environment of increased cooperation, relationship building, and new opportunities among its participants. Breakout sessions will focus on four priority sectors: energy, information and communication technology, transportation, and agriculture.

Following the Forum, four site visits, each focused on one of the four highlighted sectors, will travel to additional cities across the United States to meet with U.S. companies and discuss opportunities to work in Egypt.

This new activity builds on USTDA's long history of commitment to Egypt's economic growth. USTDA's many prior activities in Egypt have led to the implementation of successful infrastructure projects in a wide range of sectors, particularly in the transportation, energy and petrochemical sectors. These many projects have also generated nearly half a billion dollars in U.S. exports to the country. This Forum and the subsequent reverse trade missions help ensure that the strong relationship will continue.

Official Website: www.iesc.org/egyptforward

For more information on the Forum, please contact IESC at egyptforward@iesc.org.