Opening Speechs

Speech of Minister of Trade,Industry

The Ministry of Trade and Industry has launched an ambitious strategy to enhance Egypt's industrial development and foreign trade until 2020. The Exhibition industry is one of the basics pillars in this strategy. It represents main pivot in raising the competitiveness of the Egyptian product consequently contributing in its marketing and promotion, domestically and international.
The international exhibitions are the locomotive of countries' economic development. They contribute to the promotion of local products in foreign countries to enhance exports and support the national product.
International Exhibitions promote tourism and highlight the achieved advancement in many fields. Fairs and exhibitions are the optimal way to reach customers all over the world.
Cairo International Fair is the most significant event, organized by Egypt Expo and Convention Authority every year. It plays a major role in tightening the bonds of economic cooperation between Egypt and all participating countries.
Cairo International Fair has a deep rooted history, years and decades passed and this year we celebrate 50th anniversary the golden jubilee. Long proceed of work and efforts through which the Cairo International Fair has supported the economy of our beloved Egypt. It has opened new markets for the Egyptian product, as well as for products from foreign participating countries, which by turn grant opportunities to promote the exhibited products and to make deals.
On this occasion, I have the pleasure to thank and welcome all participating countries, especially African countries, guests of honor this year under the slogan of "Africa in the heart of Egypt". This slogan expresses the strong relationship which bonds Egypt with all African countries along years ago. Wishing you all successful and fruitful participation.

May God guide us all for the good of our country

Speech of Chairman of the Board of Directors of EECA

Mr. Mohamed M. Samy
Chairman of Egypt Expo and
convention Authority

The Exhibition industry has an important role in supporting countries' economies. Exhibitions are mirrors reflecting the fast growing technological and scientific progress in countries represented in their exhibited products.
Egypt Expo and Convention Authority stood by to organize and hold the 50th round of the Cairo International Fair from 15 – 24 March 2017. Cairo Fair is one of the largest economic and commercial significant event in the Middle East and Africa. Different countries are keen to participate in it due to Egypt's global strategic location. This international important exhibition is evidence of the growing activity of advanced trade shows in Egypt.
"Africa in the Heart of Egypt" is Cairo International Fair slogan this year. The slogan reflects the strategy of Ministry of Trade and Industry in the near future to encourage the exportation of all Egyptian products to the African markets.
This year Cairo International Fair celebrates the golden jubilee and the 50th round of this giant advanced event in the field of exhibition services.
Our aspired aim is to hold honorable successful ceremony befits the great history of Cairo International Fair.
It is my pleasure to welcome all our guests and exhibitors from foreign countries and companies wishing them pleasant, successful and fruitful stay in Egypt. Finally, I welcome the national exhibitors who represents the great edifice of Egyptian industry.