Upcoming Events

The 15th Global Trade Matters Money and Finance Conference 2020

Cairo – Tuesday April 14th 2020

Now in its 15th round, the Global Trade Matters Money and Finance Conference has become one of Egypt’s “must Attend” business gatherings and a key platform for the exchange of ideas, experiences and recommendations geared towards the formulation of private sector friendly policies and enhancement of international development cooperation with strategic partners across the world.

The Cyprus Egypt Economic Forum 2020

Larnaca – Sunday – Tuesday September 20th – 22nd 2020

This unique bilateral private sector driven gathering, aims at further strengthening the political, economic and cultural ties between both nations, while encouraging private sector interactivity, engagement and partnerships across a wide range of industries and sectors.

Fifth GTM Ambassadors’ Edition Global Competitiveness Summit 2020

Cairo – Monday November 23rd 2020

Now in its Fifth year “The Global Trade Matters Ambassadors’ Edition Global Competitiveness Summit aims at continuing the tradition of open and transparent dialogue on what makes one nation more competitive than another. Edition 2020 will focus the discussion on global competitiveness in an ever changing era of digitalization.

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Global Trade Matters, an independent for-profit private sector think tank, was created in 2005 in order to broaden the discussion about economic policies to include the interests of the private sector, and the intellectual classes while ensuring the enhancement of the underprivileged. Global Trade Matters conducts research and engages in advocacy in areas such as social, economic and political policies. Its expressed aim is to promote international economic cooperation in a sustainable and socially balanced manner.

Global Trade Matters strives to promote “economic education” of the general public and the private sector while identifying and advocating efficient economic policies through studies, researches, conferences, round-table discussions, open debates, seminars, publications and digital media.

Its areas of interest include different topics such as fiscal and economic policies, international affairs, global trade and investment, global competitiveness, illegal migration, job creation and regional economic integration and climate change, mitigation and action.

Flagship Summit, Conferences & Events:

Since 2005, Global Trade Matters has developed, organized and implemented over 250 Summits, conferences, meetings, roundtable discussions and seminars locally, regionally and internationally attracting over 40,000 attendees and delegates to these unique gatherings. More than 6,000 speakers representing government, civil society and the private sector have participated at our events making Global Trade Matters one of the most recognized and respected platforms for economic, investment and trade dialogue in the region.

Ongoing Policy Issues:

Global Trade Matters, one of Egypt’s most prominent private sector think tanks works with international partners, organizations and think tanks from across the globe on various global, regional and domestic issues such as regional economic integration, global competitiveness enhancement, illegal migration and job creation, international cooperation, climate neutrality and trade enhancement. We also work closely and provide quality advisory for multinational corporations, international agencies, governments, ministries and diplomatic missions.

Social Entrepreneurship Projects:

Over the years Global Trade Matters has strived to bridge the gap between the theory and practice by initiating and investing in social projects which have positively impacted the lives of tens of thousands of low income households across Egypt. Our social projects aim to provide new opportunities and enhance entrepreneurship, small and micro businesses and focus on inclusion for people with special needs in both education and the job market.

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KM 28 – Cairo/Alexandria Road – Giza – Egypt
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