The summit will bring together government and private sector entities under one roof to discuss 15 leading industries.
The second edition of the first E-Commerce Summit in the Middle East and North Africa region will kick off in September under the theme “Breaking Barriers.” The summit will be organised by leading tech-based agency Robusta, and will allow for an open dialogue between the industry’s stakeholders of government officials, private and public sector as well as a range of local and international companies including 15 industries, entrepreneurs and startup business owners. The Summit aims to showcase the latest developments and technologies in e-commerce, identify and discuss the challenges, and offer support through investment opportunities to strengthen the region’s e-commerce industry.
Targeting over 3,000 attendees this year and hosting over 80 high-profile local and multinational speakers, the summit is bridging the gap and bringing together all key players of the e-commerce sector in Egypt. This will not only help businesses reach their target audience, but as well as a bigger customer base, achieve higher revenue, and generate positive impact on the formal and informal economy.
“Following the unparalleled success of last year’s edition, the summit is raising the bar this year. The content-based summit will address a number of important topics, including the latest innovations in the e-commerce market and the unprecedented increase in government-owned, subscription-based mobile applications and their effect on the Egyptian market and the purchasing power,” commented Robusta’s Managing Director, Hussein Mohieldin.
Last but not least, the summit will also address the challenges that e-commerce retailers face in different channels, taxes, the advertisement market, as well as the change in retail commerce and its effect on the investor. Some of the highlighted topics of the event include the e-payment and logistics industries, their impact on e-commerce and customer-centric growth. Here are the 12 key speakers that will grace the summit’s stage:
Hani Soliman comes across with 16 years of diversified experience in the business development and strategic management industries, serving SMEs and entrepreneurs in several countries across different sectors.
Inji Amr is a renowned economist and management consultant with over 15 years of experience in both fields. On the government policy side, Inji has been the project manager for the development of the Egypt Vision 2030 Sustainable Development Strategy, as well as being the lead strategist of various projects undertaken by the Egyptian Ministries of Trade, Industry, Investment and Economic Planning.
Mohammed Abdulaziz is the co-founder and CEO Brimore, the Egyptian-based social commerce platform that enables local manufacturers to grow on a national scale through an effective commercial arm of individuals selling their products to their surrounding circles via all possible channels.
Ahmed Gamal is the founder and CEO of Phi Group. Established in 2015, the company provides market research, advanced analytics and automated reporting services.
Mohamed is the e-commerce director at B.TECH, serving his role while helping build and grow the first omnichannel customer experience in Egypt’s leading electronics manufacturer.
Mahdi Al Olabi is the founder and CEO of R2S Logistics. Prior to founding his start up for e-commerce logsitcs, Mahdi managed the setup and operational growth of souq.com between 2013 and 2015 as Head of Operations in Egypt.
Belal ElMegharbel is the founder and CEO of Maxam, an e-commerce platform that connects brands to grocery and food retailers in Egypt.
Ameer Sherif is the CEO and co-founder of WUZZUF and FORASNA.com – Egypt’s leading online recruitment platforms for white-collar and blue-collar workers, respectively. Collectively, both platforms receive over 2 million monthly visits and helped over 250,000 individuals secure jobs in over 25,000 companies over the past few years.
Mohamed AbdelGawad is a partner at Cairo-based Adsero – Ragy Soliman and Associates Law Firm, who leads the firm’s corporate and commercial practice area.
Manal Negmeldin is a subject matter expert at E-Business since 2003, where she took over the family business which was started by her grandfather 54 years ago, as well as managing a team of over 60 people at ElAraby.
Moustafa Moharram is a veteran political communications expert with qualifications in all aspects of policy analysis, media relations, public affairs, government relations and communications in Egypt and the wider MENA region.
Mohamed Hegazy is a legal expert with 20 years of practical and academic experience in areas of Law, Management, IT and intellectual property. He is the head of legislative committee in Ministry of Communications and Information Technology.
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