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SwitchMed Business Networking Implemented by UNIDO in Egypt

by switchmed last modified Feb 06, 2017 01:03 PM
SwitchMed, together with UNIDO, present Eco-Innovative market ready applications to Egyptian businesses in the manufacturing sector, boosting the development of a circular economy in Egypt.

Photo Credit: SwitchMed business networking event, implemented by the United Nation Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), connects EU Eco-Innovation technologies, developed in the framework of EU´s Eco-Innovation and Life programme, to businesses of the Southern Mediterranean region.

The objective of the BtoB event is to strengthen the internationalization of start-ups and SMEs in Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia by promoting the transfer of EU Eco-Innovative technologies and the creation of joint ventures, to improve the ability and to achieve common competitive advantages in innovation, greening and resource efficiency in the industries of the region.

In this context, UNIDO is, on the 27 February, 2017, organizing a networking and partnership event in Cairo to present EU Eco-Innovations, ready for market uptake, to Egyptian businesses and practitioners.

During the event BtoB meetings between European businesses of Eco-Innovations and interested Egyptian companies will be held, introducing projects for commercial collaborations and / or industrial partnerships between Egyptian producers and European businesses. 

The participation in the UNIDO SwitchMed BtoB in Egypt is open to all Egyptian companies and is free of charge. 

The event - to be held in Intercontinental Semiramis Hotel, Cairo - is organized in collaboration with: 

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Click here to register for the BtoB event on the 27th February, 2017 in Cairo. 


Preliminary Agenda of the SwitchMed Business Networking event in Egypt (Subject to changes)

  • 26 of February 2017: 

    Arrival of the EU Eco-innovation providers in Egypt


  • 27 of February 2017:

9h00 - 9h30  Registration Intercontinental Semiramis Hotel, Cairo

9h30-10h00 Opening Session

  • Ms. Giovanna Ceglie - UNIDO Representative in Egypt
  • Ministry of Trade & Industry, Ms. Hanan El Hadary, Chairman - Industrial Council for Technology and Innovation

  • Ministry of Trade & Industry, H.E. Mr. Tarek Kabil Minister of Trade and Industry (TBC)

  • Delegation of EU in Egypt

10h00-10h45 First Session: Discussion Panel 

SwitchMed Business Networking for Eco-Innovation: Moving Egypt towards Ressource Efficent and Eco-innovative Industrial Production

  • Ms. Roberta de Palma, UNIDO - Chief Technical Advisor- Industrial Ressource Efficency Unit & SwitchMed Programme
  • Mr. Ali Abo Sena - Director - ENCPC - Egyptian National Cleaner Production Center
  • Ms. Hoda Sabry, Expert in financial products for energy efficency and cleaner production in Egypt 
  • Mr. Hisham Gazar  - CEO – Piel Colour  

10h45-11h15 Coffee Break

11h15-13h00 Presentation of the EU Eco-Innovation solutions:


• MNBE Ecofinishing

• De-Humus - Decentralised humus production

• Protector - Eco-innovative biotechnological process for recycling and re-using food industrial waste

• Prowaste - Efficient utilization of Plastic Waste through Product Design and Process Innovation

• Oxatan

• Organoclick - Eco-friendly high performance fiber composite material

• Multiplexed Laser Surface Enhancement (MLSE)


• Recycled Pallet Systems


•Supper - Biomass Heating Solutions

13h00-14h00 Lunch

14h00-17h30 BtoB Meetings

                    Direct discussions between EU eco-innovation solution providers and Egyptian companies

 17h00-18h00 Networking Cocktail


Venue location

Intercontinental Semiramis Hotel

Tiba Room

Cairo Governorate 11511


+20 2 27988000