In recent years, Egypt made significant progress with macroeconomic reforms, which helped strengthen growth, reduce unemployment, increase foreign exchange reserves, and put public debt on a downward path. The Egyptian government has ambitious plans to strengthen private sector participation, streamline the investment framework and promote growth in forward-looking industries, including the renewable energy and ICT sectors. The government also has a holistic approach to promote sustainable development in the country, with significant focus on climate action, as Egypt gets ready to host COP27 in Sharm El Sheikh.

Please join the Atlantic Council’s empowerME Initiative and GeoEconomics Center on Wednesday, October 12 at 10:30 am for a conversation with Egypt’s Minister of Planning and Economic Development and Chairperson of Egypt’s Sovereign Fund H.E. Hala H. Elsaid to discuss the opportunities and challenges faced by the Egyptian economy in 2023 and beyond.

Register below, and you will receive information on how to join the event virtually. You may also watch it at the above YouTube link.

Keynote remarks by

H.E. Hala H. Elsaid
Minister of Planning and Economic Development
The Arab Republic of Egypt

Q&A moderated by 

Racha Helwa
Director, empowerME Initiative
Atlantic Council

empowerME at the Atlantic Council’s Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East is shaping solutions to empower entrepreneurs, women, and the private sector and building influential coalitions to drive regional economic integration, prosperity, and job creation.

At the intersection of economics, finance, and foreign policy, the GeoEconomics Center is a translation hub with the goal of helping shape a better global economic future.