10:00 - 10:15

Opening ceremony

10:15 - 10:30

Keynote address

Launching Egypt to the world of mining

In the wake of strong reforms to its mineral investments law, how is Egypt preparing to further develop its mining sector? How can international players gain access to the Egyptian mining market? And what policies are being put in place to incorporate sustainable development goals (SDGs) across every vertical of the mining value chain?

Attendee insights: A key session that highlights Egypt’s vision and strategy to transform its mining and minerals industry to attract investments, promote sustainable economic development and transform national identity.

10:30 - 11:30

Panel discussion

Transforming Egypt as a progressive investment destination for gold and precious stones mining

Gold remains at the forefront of global commodities trade supporting economic growth and providing income for countries. With its vast underexplored reserves, and attractive investment models, how is Egypt embarking on its transformational journey to become the next hub for gold mining investments and exports? What is the government’s plan to further enhance the sector and gain the trust of global players through transformative policies and investment regulations?

Attendee insights: An important session for leading investors and mining companies to gain insights into Egypt’s transformational mining laws, the benefits of the new investment models, and the major strategic decisions of the government to attract global players into the Egyptian mining ecosystem.

11:30 - 11:50


Augmenting mining prospects in the Eastern Desert region

As a leading player in the Egyptian mining market, how is Shalateen Mineral Resources Company (SMRC) preparing to transform the Eastern Desert region into a global mining destination? What are its current mining concessions and activities and how can international entities partner with SMRC to further explore and exploit the mineral wealth of the region?

Attendee insights: A high-level session for attendees to fathom the mining potential of the Eastern Desert region and gain insights into the plans of Shalateen Mineral Resources Company to further develop the region by leveraging international partnerships.

11:50 - 12:30

Fireside chat

Building sustainable mining ecosystems: pathways for a greener future

As governments open new business avenues to fuel national growth, the role of intergovernmental and public-private partnerships has become indispensable. How can governments and the industry partner to lay the foundations for the development of the global mining industry whilst protecting the planet and complying with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? What are Egypt’s plans to foster a sustainable mining ecosystem through forward-looking regulations and partnerships across all verticals of the mining value chain?

Attendee insights: An important session for government leaders and industry experts to hear from leading Egyptian ministers on how the country is aligning its mining policies and practices with global environmental goals to pave the way for a greener mining ecosystem.

12:30 - 13:30


13:30 - 13:45


Advancing phosphate and fertiliser supply: supporting the global quest for agricultural productivity

Global fertiliser prices have skyrocketed owing to increased demand, supply restrictions and sanctions, as well as rising natural gas prices that are critical to the production of nitrogen-based fertilisers. With several ongoing projects, how is Egypt poised to become the next hub of the fertiliser industry? What policies and regulations are being implemented to meet growing fertilizer demands whilst also ensuring supply for local consumption?

Attendee insights: This session outlines the various strategies adopted by the Egyptian fertiliser industry to enhance its production levels to meet global demands as well as the new investment opportunities available in the country for global players.

13:45 - 14:15

Fireside chat

The Golden Triangle Economic Zone: investment opportunities and incentives for international players

Established in 2017 in line with the Presidential Decree, Egypt’s Golden Triangle Economic Zone paves the way for global investments across a multitude of sectors covering mining, agriculture, tourism, manufacturing and trade. Spread across an area of ​​9000 km2, what are the available investment opportunities for mineral exploration, exploitation and production in the zone? How can mining and mineral exploration companies leverage the existing infrastructure and transportation network to drive international trade?

Attendee insights: An important session that underlines the roadmap to develop the Golden Triangle Economic Zone and transform the region into an integrated industrial and commercial zone primarily based on minerals.

14:15 - 14:30


Next-generation air-borne surveying for mineral exploration

Geophysical data and analysis are crucial for mineral exploration activities. To overcome geographical uncertainties, how are mining companies leveraging airborne surveying methodologies to gather ground data? What cost-effective solutions are available for mining companies to support their mineral exploration and surveying priorities?

Attendee insights: An important session for mining companies to gain insights into the novel cost-effective surveying solutions available in Egypt.

14:30 - 15:00

Fireside chat

Exploring the Nubian shield: Egypt’s prospects for non-precious metals and minerals

Home to an array of strategic minerals, the mineral-rich Nubian shield can play a significant role in the global minerals trade in the coming years. How is Egypt poised to become an important player in the non-precious metals trade? With its proximity to international markets, how can this mineral wealth support a multitude of industries ranging from aircraft engines to consumer electronics? And how can international investors leverage its revamped laws to tap into the country’s underexplored mineral wealth to meet the growing global demand?

Attendee insights:

An important session to gain insights into Egypt’s potential for non-precious metals as well as the proven exploration and exploitation methodologies for critical minerals.

15:00 - 15:30

Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)

15:30 - 16:00

Press conference