Chart the course for financial excellence in Cairo

Join industry pioneers for a dynamic 2-day summit, exploring the forefront of sustainable finance, digitalisation, and SME empowerment in Egypt

19th & 20th of February, 2024

Conrad Hotel - Cairo, Egypt

*Registeration is now closed
*Attendance is free of charge

Highlighted Speakers

Andreas Ruepp
Head of Private Sector Development Cluster at GIZ Egypt
Basel Chaban
Director and Head of Competence Center Risk Management at Frankfurt School of Finance and Management
Dr. Islam Azzam
Deputy Chairman at FRA
Prof. Dr. Ulf Moslener
Head of FS-UNEP Collaborating Centre & Head of Centre Research
Dr. Nihal Hassan
Programme Component Manager and Deputy Head of Project Promotion of Access to Financial Services for SMEs in Egypt (PAFSME)
Raef Hassieb
Chief Marketing & Business Development Officer
Noheir Khairy
Programme Component Manager, PAFSME, GIZ Egypt
Mohab Aboueita
Dr. Mohamed Nader
Archer Leasing
Natalia Realpe Carrillo
CEO of HEDERA Sustainable Solutions
Dr. Suzan Hamdy
Chief Sustainability and Sustainable Finance Officer at Banque Misr
Dr. Ehab Shalaby
Chairman at DCarbon
Amira Nasser Mostafa
Egyptian Meteorological Authority (EMA)
Bijan Osburg
Financial Sector Development, Consultant & Board Member
Hani El-Banhawy
Head of Bank Relations (MSMEs) at Central Bank of Egypt (CBE)
Nagla Bahr
Managing Director at Credit Guarantee Company (CGC)
Shaheen Tejani
Sustainable and Gender Finance Capacity Building, Learning and Development at Frankfurt School of Finance and Management
Eric Cimon
Senior Consultant Product Management and Marketing at Frankfurt School of Finance and Management
Federico Bilder
Partner at A2F Solutions
Ahmed Shaheen
CEO at Egypt Factors
Mert Dedebas
Regional Director MENA, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management
Ahmed El Kholy
Managing Director EBE Factors
Holger Siek
Senior Risk Management Expert, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management.
Floreta Zhulali
Digital Finance & Product Innovation Expert at Frankfurt School of Finance and Management
Sherif Elbehery
Chief Executive Officer at Misr Digital Innovation
Mahmoud Talaat
CEO and Co-Founder at Cartona
Ufuk Cogur
Senior IT and Digital Finance Consultant at Frankfurt School of Finance and Mangement
Paul Wild
Sustainable Finance Expert & Consultant at Frankfurt School of Finance and Management
The Cairo Finance Summit will be hosted at the Conrad Hotel

19th & 20th February 2024

Conrad Hilton

Cairo, Egypt


Registration & Welcome Coffee
Opening Remarks, GIZ

Andreas Ruepp (GIZ)

Opening Remarks, Frankfurt School

Basel Chaban (FS)

Keynote, FRA

Dr. Islam Azzam (FRA)

The Challenges of Implementing Sustainable Finance - Struggles of Small Businesses

Creating transparency and driving the transformation by using a "Sustainable Finance Taxonomy" proofs difficult in the case of Europe. Moderating structural change through bank lending to small businesses is particularly challenging. We discuss the challenges and look for approaches to overcome them.

Dr. Ulf Moslener (FS)

Unlocking Success: GIZ & Financial Services Providers Collaboration Stories

This session will discuss impactful success stories from the collaboration between the GIZ’s project Promotion and Access to Financial Services for SMEs (PAFSME) and beneficiaries from the financial service providers. Our panel of experts will explore the key strategies, challenges, and lessons learned from these collaborations, offering valuable insights for future partnership initiatives.

Dr. Nihal Hassan (GIZ) and Noheir Khairy (GIZ)

Panelists: Mohab Aboueita (Amanleek), Dr. Mohamed Nader (Archer Leasing), Raef Hassieb (Misr Insurance)

Panel: Perspectives on Sustainable Finance in Egypt - are we on the right path?

This panel delves into the sustainable banking sector, focusing on current trends, key insights, and recommendations from the European market. The discussion centers on adopting a sustainable agenda, examining the interplay between banking sectors, regulatory dynamics, and the green economy. The panel assesses implemented solutions and aims to offer pragmatic recommendations for advancing sustainable banking practices based on the Egyptian context.

Moderation: Dr. Natalia Realpe Carrillo (Hedera)

Panelists: Dr. Suzan Hamdy (Banque Misr), Dr. Ehab Shalaby (DCarbon), Dr. Ulf Moslener (FS)

The Potential in Impact Investment in Driving Sustainable Finance & the Role of Digital Solutions

Dr. Natalia Realpe Carrillo (FS)

Panel: Climate Resilience in Action: SMEs Maneuvering the Impact Head-On

This panel discussion explores how small and medium-sized enterprises in Egypt and beyond are actively addressing the challenges posed by climate change to their businesses. The panel aims to set out practical strategies, innovative approaches, and real-life examples of how SMEs are adapting to climate-related risks and building resilience within their operations

Moderator: Basel Chaban (FS)

Panelists: Andreas Ruepp (GIZ), Amira Nasser Mostafa (EMA), Ulf Moslener (FS), Duet

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