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"Business Mission to Egypt" sponsored by JCCME and UNIDO (Deadline: 10/10)

"Business Mission to Egypt" sponsored by JCCME and UNIDO (Deadline: 10/10)

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.

※Updated on 5 October 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 Economic and Commercial Bureau, Egyptian Embassy. 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)
   Economic and Commercial Bureau, Egyptian Embassy

Cooperation (tentative):

(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).
  • One participant per company is eligible for the subsidy.
  • 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

*The program is subject to change without notice as adjustments would be made based on participants’ requests and interests.

3. Remarks

  1. If you would like to join the mission, please submit the “Business Mission to Egypt Application Form” linked below by 13:00 on Monday, 10 October.

  2. If the number of applicants significantly exceeds the maximum number of participants, we may not be able to meet your request. Also, if the number of participants does not meet the minimum number of participants, the tour may be cancelled.

  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. Cancellations will not be accepted after the confirmation of participation is sent from the organizer to the participant. However, if a participant is suspected of having an infectious disease or is in close contact with such a person, please contact us as soon as possible.

  5. 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