Making El-Gouna an international conference destination.
Egypt's Orascom Development, the mother company of the coastal town of El-Gouna has just started building its conference and culture centre, neighboring the Technical University of Berlin (TUB) and Tawila.
This new addition feeds further into Orascom Development's aim at evolving El-Gouna into a self-sustained, liveable city that not only plays host to spectacles and attractions, but one that can act for a hub of culture and, more significantly, a breeding ground of innovation.
“Orascom Development Egypt has assembled the Gouna Conference and Culture Center with the best of all expertise around the world to deliver its vision and promise. Architects, engineers, specialty consultants are icons within their professions and are teamed up to deliver the dream. This will put El Gouna on the map of international events and conferences,” says Khaled Bichara, CEO of Orascom Development.
In the past few years, we have attended and covered summits and conferences at TUB, but now entrepreneurs and market disruptors have a new go-to hub for their mega events. Adding to its three-decade-long legacy of supporting entrepreneurship, Orascom Development joined hands with Studio Seilern Architects to put together the Gouna Conference and Culture Center, with the latter housing more than just 2,000 seats. The complex also houses a Plaza catering for events flaunting 800 seats and an outdoor Auditorium with 1,400 seats.
“El Gouna is a story of sustainable growth and dedication, being a fully integrated town that maintains a level of prosperity and caters to the needs of a diverse community. The purpose behind the Gouna Conference and Culture Center is to create a memorable and unforgettable experience for music enthusiasts. The architecture of the place is extraordinary making it impactful and elegantly monumental,” says Tarek Kamel, CEO of El Gouna.
Along with many entrepreneurial and cultural events, the Gouna Conference and Culture Center will be the host of the iconic Gouna Film Festival in 2020. With 600 seats and a band of 120 orchestra musicians, the Center would also serve as a concert venue to host musical performances.
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