Cityscape Egypt expects big boost in visitors | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

This year’s Cityscape Egypt exhibition, the country's only international real estate investment and development event, is expecting a significant increase in attendance, organisers say.

The 2012 event attracted around 10,000 visitors, but it is hoped that the quieter political background and moving the show from February weekdays to 28-31 March, to include the weekend, will further boost numbers.(...)

Marketing Manager Adele Laker, tells OPP Connect, “We are expecting a significant increase in visitors numbers this year’s edition of Cityscape Egypt, up from the 10,000 visitors the event welcomed in 2012. (....)

“A growing population that is considered the largest in the Arab world, a freely elected president, a new government that is proactively encouraging foreign investment, and a market that previously had real, non-inflated property prices, all contribute strongly to keeping Egypt a very lucrative and attractive market for serious developers, investors and financiers.”

The four-day event, which takes place at the Cairo International Convention Centre and is held in association with Next Move, is free for visitors. It offers a unique opportunity for visitors to explore the full array of opportunities Egypt’s real estate market has to offer.

Cityscape Egypt features investor round-tables, workshops, masterclasses, an industry awards night and more. It is organised by Informa Exhibitions.

Adele Laker says the show is attracting developers from further afield. “Cityscape Egyptis becoming a more international event, with investors and developers from countries including the GCC and Turkeyattending to establish and increase their presence in Egypt.

“Several major developers from Qatar and the UAE have already been actively developing projects in Egypt for several years, and have continued to announce new developments across the country despite the past year’s political instability.

“Over the past 12 years, Cityscape has developed a leading portfolio of real estate investment events across markets including the UAE, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. With a global network exceeding 500,000 real estate investors and professional from 162 countries”(...)

Amr Sheira, Chief Executive Officer, ofCompuME,Egypt, says of the 2012 show, “Cityscape inEgypt this year added a lot of value. It came after one year from the revolution, and paved the way to a new beginning in the look and shape of event organizations and market results.”