Wednesday، 22 June 2022 - 11:27 AM
Conferences and Exhibitions Tourism represent an important kind of tourism together with Egypt’s geographical location with its political position a great opportunity to host dozens of international conferences annually in political, economic, cultural, medical and professional fields.
Egypt enjoys distinguished conference tourism concentrated in Cairo, Alexandria, Sharm El-Sheikh, Hurghada and Ismailia.
Conference and exhibition tourism sheds light on the Egyptian tourist destination during every international presence.
Cairo International Conference Center is considered the main civilized interface for this type of tourism due to its technical and technological capabilities, modern equipment such as audio equipment and simultaneous translation in various languages, and this is in addition to the Cairo International Book Fair that enjoys the participation of hundreds of Egyptian, Arab and foreign publishers in the largest international demonstrations on Egypt’s land.
Egypt has succeeded in attracting many professional international conferences, whether those related to the Federation of Tourist Companies in tourist-active countries, or those related to various professional activities. The Egyptian General Authority for Exhibitions and Conferences is the body entrusted with organizing and hosting conferences and exhibitions inside and outside the Arab Republic of Egypt.
Despite the many difficulties this tourism faced after the January 25 revolution due to the political and security situation in Egypt, it succeeded in attracting many professional international conferences.
It has been considered Egypt's winning of the IMAX 2012 award in Germany for the "incentives and conferences" tourism that has been distinguished by it at the level of Africa and the Middle East confirms the return of conference tourism to its place among the different types of tourism, as well as the impressive success achieved by the Sharm El-Sheikh Economic Conference (March 13-15, 2015).
Likewise, Egypt’s success in hosting the World Youth Forum in three versions, which was held in Sharm El-Sheikh in the years 2019, 2018, and 2017.
It is mentioned that Egypt hosted the first international tourism stock exchange under the name of the Mediterranean Stock Exchange,
It also hosted the first international conference for businesswomen in the Mediterranean.
The conference of the Federation of Companies and Organizations.
Tourism for Latin American countries, Kotal, and the General Federation of Italian Travel Agents and Tourism Companies (Fiafit) conference in Luxor.