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"Business Mission to Egypt" sponsored by JCCME and UNIDO (2-9 December 2022)

"Business Mission to Egypt" sponsored by JCCME and UNIDO (2-9 December 2022)

UNIDO ITPO Tokyo and Japan Cooperation Center for the Middle East (JCCME) are jointly organizing the “Business Mission to Egypt” from 2 to 9 December 2022.

1. Overview

(1) Purpose of the mission

The overall goal of the Business Mission to Egypt is to provide participants with a better understanding of Egypt’s business and investment environment through meetings with local companies, Government, and Japanese companies who have already invested in Egypt.

The target sectors were carefully selected as an outcome of the Egypt Business and Investment Seminar held in October 2021, which was co-hosted by JCCME, UNIDO, and the Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt in Japan. The target sectors for the mission are renewable energy, information and communication technology, healthcare, and others.

(2) Organizers

   Japan Cooperation Center for the Middle East (JCCME)
   Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt in Tokyo

Cooperation (tentative):
   Embassy of Japan in Egypt

(3) Programme (tentative)

  • Meetings with Egyptian government agencies, exchange of information and opinions
  • Briefing from JETRO and JICA on investment environment and assistance programs in Egypt
  • B2B networking with private companies of the specified sectors
  • Visit to the Suez Canal Special Economic Zone
  • Factory tours to Japanese companies operating in Egypt
  • Courtesy visit to the Embassy of Japan in Egypt

(4) Targeted participants

  • Japanese companies that are interested in starting a business and/or investment in Egypt (in principle, one participant per company)
  • Participants must be able to communicate in English (no interpreter)
  • Participants must be able to attend the entire mission (participants resident outside Japan are also welcome to participate)
  • Participants must cooperate in preparing a report after the mission is completed

(5) Capacity

10 persons (minimum number of participants: 5)

(6) Expenses

  • JCCME will bear 50% of the cost for airfare, accommodation (excluding meals), and travel insurance (up to one person per company).
  • JCCME will subsidize only up to JPY 300,000 if the airfare exceeds JPY 600,000 (including fuel surcharges).
    • Reference:
      • Airfare between Tokyo and Cairo
        • Business class (excluding fuel surcharge): approx. 650,000 yen
        • Economy class (excluding fuel surcharge): approx. 200,000 yen 
      • Local accommodation: approx. 25,000 yen/night


2. Itinerary (tentative)

Date Activities Accommodation
1 2 December (Fri) Depart Tokyo Overnight flight
2 3 December (Sat) Arrive in Cairo (via transit) Cairo
3 4 December (Sun) Egypt Business Networking Session Cairo
4 5 December (Mon) Visit to Japanese government agencies in EgyptVisits to Japanese companies Cairo
5 6 December (Tue) Visit to the Suez Canal Special Economic Zone Cairo
6 7 December (Wed) Sector-specific visits to government agencies and local companies Cairo
7 8 December (Thu) Depart Cairo Overnight flight
8 9 December (Fri) Arrive in Tokyo

3. Remarks

  1. If you are interested in participating in the mission, please submit the “Tentative Application Form” linked below by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, 22 September.

    If you cannot access the above link, please get in touch with us at the email address below.

  2. The official application for this mission is scheduled for early to mid-October.

    We will prioritize companies that have submitted the “Tentative Application Form,” but kindly keep in mind that your participation is not guaranteed. Also, please note that the mission may be canceled if the number of applicants does not meet the minimum number of participants.

  3. Each participant is responsible for obtaining his/her passport and visa. In principle, the organizer will make arrangements for airline tickets and accommodations, but in some cases, participants may be asked to make their own arrangements.

  4. As of the announcement on 24 August 2022, Egypt is on Level 1 of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Infectious Disease Hazard Information (Level 1: exercise extreme caution). Please be advised that the mission may be canceled or postponed at the discretion of JCCME in view of various circumstances, including the local situation, or for other reasons.

Contact Information

JCCME (Attn: Ms. Seki, Mr. Saito, Ms. Honma, Mr. Suzuki)
E-mail: / Tel: 03-3237-6721