CNBC broadcasted live from the Egypt Economic Development Conference (EEDC) at Sharm El-Sheikh, while covering the event on-air and online throughout the weekend and on Monday, March 16.
Financial media partner to this flagship event, hosted by His Excellency President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, CNBC reported the local and regional economic agenda, while analyzing the investment opportunities that Egypt presents.
CNBC Middle East correspondent Hadley Gamble fronted the network’s coverage, interviewing among others Mustafa Abdel-Wadood, Board Member & Chairman of the Management Executive Committee at The Abraaj Group; Ahmed Heikal, Chairman of Qalaa Holdings; Ahmet Bozer, President of Coca-Cola International and several leading Egyptian politicians.
Hadley also moderated a high-profile panel discussion at the event titled: “Enhancing the Investment Climate in Egypt”, led by Ashraf Salman, minister of investment, Egypt. The panel featured leading guest speakers Naguib Sawiris, Chairman of weather investments & executive chairman, Orascom; Hazem Badran, Deputy CEO of CI Capital; and Bozer of Coca-Cola International.
Hadley also moderated a second panel on “Egypt’s Energy Equation”, led by Bob Dudley, CEO of BP, which featured guest speakers Sami Iskander, COO of BG Energy Holdings and Mr Heikal, of Qalaa Holdings.
CNBC provided live coverage of the key stories emerging from this event; recorded a number of long-form interviews for future play out; and delivered on-site, real-time digital coverage via cnbc.com.