Monday - November 25th 2019


Marriott Cairo Hotel


200 Delegates


30 Distinguished Speakers

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ABOUT THE EVENT Dialogue on Climate Neutrality VISION 2050

Dear Global Trade Matters Members,

It gives me great pleasure to invite you and your esteemed organization to participate at the “Global Trade Matters Dialogue on Climate Neutrality – Vision 2050” which will be held in November 2019 at the Cairo Marriott Hotel.

This unique one day gathering will bring together thought leaders, academics, international experts, senior diplomats, senior business executives and key government representatives to engage in an open dialogue on the importance of Climate Neutrality and how key stakeholders can work together towards Vision 2050.

Climate Neutrality, or having a net zero carbon footprint, refers to achieving net zero carbon dioxide emissions by balancing carbon emissions with carbon removal (often through carbon offsetting) or simply eliminating carbon emissions altogether (the transition to a “post-carbon economy”).

Egypt is one of the most vulnerable countries to climate change, with impacts ranging from water shortages and drought to reduced crop yield, increased desertification, rising sea levels, increasing population and losses in resources.

Hence and in accordance with “Decisions 1/CP.19 and 1/CP.20”, Egypt submitted its report on the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) towards achieving the objectives of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and has accordingly developed the “Sustainable Development Strategy; Egypt’s Vision 2030” which serves as a roadmap for the country to achieve its desired sustainable development goals during the next 10 years.

At the Paris Climate Conference (COP21) in December 2015, 195 countries adopted the first-ever universal, legally binding global climate deal which sets out a global action plan to put the world on track to avoid dangerous climate change by limiting global warming to well below 2°C and pursuing efforts to limit it to 1.5°C.

Adopting countries have been since cooperating on enhancing societies’ ability to deal with the impacts of climate change; provide continued and enhanced international support for adaptation to developing countries, while recognizing the role of non-Party stakeholders in addressing climate change, including cities, other sub national authorities, civil society, the private sector and others.

The “Global Trade Matters Dialogue on Climate Neutrality” acts as a platform for sharing the challenges, opportunities, experiences and new ideas on how to transform into a carbon free global society, while exploring implementation policies, strategies and initiatives undertaken by different countries respectively to achieve the global aspiration for Vision 2050.

The one day event aims at raising awareness within the business community, participating schools and universities on the importance of a post-carbon economy and how they as “community influencers”, can play a vital role in achieving climate neutrality.

The “Global Trade Matters Dialogue on Climate Neutrality” will explore the role of International Cooperation (Governments, Agencies, Organizations) in providing sustainable support through financial flows, capacity building, and technology transfer to developing countries working towards carbon neutrality.

The event will also highlight the importance of the private sector’s commitment to invest in technologies and practices that reduce a company’s footprint in the journey towards carbon neutrality.

Join us this November at the “Global Trade Matters Dialogue on Climate Neutrality” and find out more on how you and your organization can play a role in this global effort for a carbon free future.


Best Regards,

Ashraf Mohamed Naguib
Chief Executive Officer
Global Trade Matters



Summit Schedule / save the dates

Registration – Morning Networking

Ms, Nancy Maghrabi


Ms. Nancy Maghrabi / Chairwoman – Global Trade Matters
To Be Announced

Keynote Remarks

To Be Announced

Keynote Remarks

Moderator: Ashraf M. Naguib

A Global Perspective on Climate Neutrality – Vision 2050

Moderator: Mr. Ashraf M. Naguib - Chief Executive Officer- Global Trade Matters
Mr.Ross Batchelor - Charge D'affaires – Embassy of New Zealand in Egypt

This session will host a distinguished group of senior diplomats representing a range of different countries working towards achieving sustainable post carbon economies by 2030 or 2050 respectively. The session will share key respective policies undertaken by countries in measuring their climate footprint, reducing their emissions and offsetting what they cannot reduce in accordance with UN certified emission reductions. The session will also explore the impact of climate neutrality on national, regional and global economies and highlight government driven international cooperation and collaboration initiatives aiming at achieving a net-zero carbon global community.

Moderator: Ashraf M. Naguib

International Cooperation towards Climate Neutrality

Moderator: Mr. Ashraf M. Naguib - Chief Executive Officer- Global Trade Matters

This session will host a distinguished group of senior executives representing a selected number of leading International Organizations committed to Climate Neutrality providing sustainable support through financial flows, capacity building, and technology transfer to international partners such as countries, private sector and civil society in accordance to Article 4 of the UNFCCC. The session will also explore the advanced sustainability strategies developed by respective international organizations which have already achieved carbon neutrality. Speakers will have the opportunity to share their personal experiences working in a carbon neutral environment and the impact it has on over organizational culture and overall performance.

Networking Break

Networking Break

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Dr. Esmat Kamel - Executive Director – Global Trade Matters

The Role of the Private Sector in achieving Climate Neutrality

Moderator: Dr. Esmat Kamel Executive Director - Global Trade Matters

This session will host a group of distinguished senior executives and business leaders representing different sectors of the economy to discuss the role of the private sector in achieving supporting and developing carbon free projects, products, industries and services. This session will discuss environmental risk, corporate social responsibility and investing in a green economy. The session will highlight steps taken by companies to align their internal and institutional sustainability practices with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and hence, Egypt’s Vision 2030.

Ms. Nada Sherdy - Senior Executive – Global Trade Matters

Building Climate Neutral Communities

Moderator: Dr. Esmat Kamel Executive Director - Global Trade Matters

This session will host a group of distinguished thought leaders representing real-estate development, renewable energy, recycling, education and transportation to explore their respective roles in developing carbon neutral cities and communities. The session will explore the trans-formative changes to existing to core city systems required to achieve carbon neutrality and how new cities being built are already integrating green codes in infrastructure, urban planning and services.

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