Egypt… The Heart of the Middle East & North Africa [MENA] Region
& where Exhibitions Industry is a major part in the Engine of Growth…
Egypt is located in the center of the Middle East, and is considered as the trading hub between the Middle East, Africa and the rest of the world, Geography, population, history, military strength, and diplomatic expertise give Egypt extensive political and economic influence in the Middle East. Cairo has been always the crossroad of Arab-African and international commerce and culture.
Egypt situated at the heart of the world, and stands as a major trade and trans-shipment destination. It occupies the north Eastern corner of Africa, Its north coast is on the Mediterranean Sea, while the eastern coast is bound by the Red Sea. Egypt stands at crossroads between Europe, the Middle East, Africa and west & south Asia.
As an important country playing a major role in the MENA region, EGYPT has positioned itself to occupy a fundamental place in the global economy. The trade liberalization, exports promotion and Foreign Direct Investment [FDI] as well as international development are the corner stone for enhancing Egypt’s competitiveness.
With more than 85 million inhabitants, Egypt’s population is the largest in the Arab world, and is generally young, with 35 percent below age 14 and just 4 percent older than 65. Today, Egypt is primarily a free-market economy with some state control. The economy’s main exports are crude oil and petroleum products, cotton, textiles, metal products, and chemicals. Agriculture today accounts for 17 percent of GDP, industry for another 32 percent, while the services sector provides 51 percent, thanks to the growing population; the country has one of the highest overall purchasing powers. At the heart of international trade and commerce, Egypt can competitively supply a market of one billion people.

Egypt’s Success Pillars:
The reduction of customs duties has opened Egypt’s markets to more foreign trade and stimulated domestic producers.
Business procedures have been streamlined.
Corporate and personal taxes have been cut dramatically and now are lower than in most countries.
State assets in all sectors of business are being transferred into the private sector.
Companies are being restructured.
The cost of doing business in Egypt is extremely favorable, particularly labor and land costs.
Electricity and gas are priced extremely competitively.
The movement of goods is being speeded up with an improved transport system.
The ports are being modernized.

ATF's passionate commitment to raising industry OF exhibitions and providing client service excellence has distinguished the company as one of the leading companies in service providers In EGYPT.