Join us for another

A one-of-a-kind experience

in Cairo on April 22-25,2024

IMI Connect Cairo is taking place under the auspices of Global Citizen Week to provide an unbeatable combination of two conferences across four days in the same week in Cairo.

Where are we going?
To Cairo, the ancient cradle of civilization and the modern-day megacity, for four days of open debate, personal connection, and business development.

What are we doing?
Having frank discussions about the things that matter to IM professionals, connecting, cruising, and having fun. See our agenda.

Who’s coming?
IMI readers, writers, and partners. See who you’ll meet.

How can I sponsor or get tickets? See how to register.

HIGHLIGHTS FROM PREVIOUS EVENTS

IMI Connect Cairo

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THE NIGHT BEFORE

April 22nd

Get-together for drinks and a bite at

Moghul Room Terrace

As is our custom, we’ll warm up for the days ahead with a leisurely open-air cocktail, co-hosted by IMI and Outbound Group, to catch up with old friends and meet new ones.

This time, however, our Night Before event will have a one-of-a-kind backdrop: 

The Great Pyramid of Giza, the oldest of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World, and the only one of them still standing. 

The 4,600-year-old structure was the tallest in the world for four millennia. As you sip your cocktail and have a bite in the balmy Cairene spring evening on the Moghul Room Terrace, the Great Pyramid is but a couple hundred meters away – so close you can almost touch it. 

As always, the drinks are on us.

OUTBOUND DAY

April 23rd

Mena House Ballrom

Outbound Group hosts its Outbound Summit at the in the ballroom at Mena House, providing the business development opportunity of the year in Egypt.

Outbound Group will bring together local Egyptian agents and intermediaries, and connect them with overseas solution providers from jurisdictions across the world.

Staying true to Outbound’s brand promise, 75% of the attendees will be from the local market, giving you an unrivaled opportunity to find local partners looking for solution providers like you.

IMI CONNECT DAY

April 24th

Mena House Garden Tent

Mena House will be our base while in Cairo. We’ll ensconce ourselves in this serene refuge from the commotion of the metropolis, surrounded by 40 acres of scented gardens.

Built in 1869 in the shadow of the Great Pyramid, the hotel has played host to kings and emperors for generations. Visitors describe the interior, which is furnished with original art and antiques, as “more of a royal residence than a hotel.”

This is where we’ll host IMI Connect Day, with our uniquely well-received, guest-centric format: Closed doors, open discussions. No clients, no government, and no media. This day is just for us, dedicated to no-holds-barred debates our community has come to know and love. 

IMI CONNECT DINNER CRUISE

April 24th evening

For some, the main event will no doubt be our customary IMI Connect Dinner Cruise – this time, of course, on the Nile: The world’s longest river and the backbone of Egyptian civilization since literally the Stone Age.

The IMI Connect Dinner Cruise on the Nile will also, of course, include our famous Investment Migration Trivia Contest. 

With many former champions among our guests, the title is sure to be hotly contested this year.

EXCURSION TO THE PYRAMIDS

April 25th

We would be remiss if we brought you to Egypt without also arranging for you to see its main attraction: The pyramids of Giza. Join your friends and colleagues for an all-inclusive, guided excursion to the pyramids, and write it all off as a business expense with a clear conscience.

The excursion, which is co-hosted by IMI and Outbound Group, is an optional feature of Global Citizen Week, and tickets must be bought separately.

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

Four days of activities across two separate events – IMI Connect, Outbound Summit, and two joint events –  as well top-shelf Egyptian and international cuisine and an open bar from lunch onward.

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?

IMI Connect takes place in a relaxed and informal atmosphere and, since we are in an arid climate this time, we recommend light clothing of the smart casual variety.

WHERE SHOULD I STAY?

Most of the events will take place at the Marriott Mena House, where many of our guests will be staying and where we have obtained preferential rates for our guests. We can also recommend three other nearby hotels. 

To learn more about where to stay, see our accommodations page.

 

WHO'S COMING?

IMI Connect is a for-the-industry, by-the-industry event. You’ll meet IMI contributors, partners, and readers like yourself. 

They come to talk frankly and off-the-cuff about the challenges and opportunities facing RCBI professionals, not to make dull and repetitive presentations about particular projects. Speakers and panelists will be selected based on their relevant expertise, not based on sponsorship alone.

João Pagani Toscano
CEO
Anastasia Barna
CEO
Sam Bayat
Founder
Henry Fan
CEO, Co-Founder
Murat Coskun
Managing Partner
Matías Apparcel
CEO
Alexander Bello
Managing Partner
Mona Shah
Managing Partner
Jerry Morgan
Founder
Jordi Vilanova
President
Ahmed Abbassi
Founder
Patrick Peters
CEO
Haya Farrag
Director of Investor Relations
Gonçalo Mendes Leal
Founding Partner
Aran Hawker
Co-Founder
Hany Mostafa Moawad
Managing Director
Polina Revzina
Partner
Richard Werner Gruner
Regional Partner
Christopher Downing
Founder
Şafak Nervo
CCO
Pedro Catão Pinheiro
Managing Associate
Nicolas Salerno
Managing Partner
Melissa Godmer
Founder
Tatiana Tolstaia
Managing Director UK
Madalena Monteiro
Legal
Taymour Polding
Co-Founder
Rosalía Koyess
Head of Sales
Laszlo Kiss
Managing Director
João Baptista
Partner
Sachit Kumar
Managing Director
Dario Montagnese
Operating Partner
David Lesperance
Principal
Melissa Kelley-Hilton
Founder & CEO
Hakan Kodal
Chairman
Yichia Tang
China Marketing Manager
Pablo Ostrick
CEO
Elena Shiapani
CEO
Guilherme V. Carreiro
Private Equity Principal
Christo Lepeniotis
Sales Manager
Ahmad Abbas
Head of Corporate Services
IMI
Christian H Nesheim
Founder and Editor
IMI
Alexandra Nesheim Lence
Head of Operations
IMI

THE PROGRAM

April 22nd:

19:00 — Get-together for drinks and a bite at Mena House Terrace, sponsored by Mercan Group

April 23rd:

10:00 — Outbound Summit at the Mena House Khalifa Ballroom

April 24th:

09:30 — Registration at Mena House Eugenie Garden

10:00 — Welcome address and coffee

10:15 — 1st debate

11:00 — 2nd debate

11:45 — Coffee, tea, and refreshments

12:30 — 3rd debate

13:00 — 4th debate

13:30 — Lunch

15:30 — 5th debate

16:15 — 6th debate

17:00 — Cocktails

18:00  Transport to Cruise

18:30 — IMI Connect Dinner Cruise starts

19:00 — Dinner

20:00 — Desert and Investment Migration Trivia Contest

22:00 — Disembarkation

April 25th:

11:00 — Guided excursion to the Pyramids of Giza

Global Citizen Week Partners

As a Partner of Global Citizen Week, you’ll gain exposure through both the IMI Connect and Outbound Group events across four days of activities.

To learn more, register your interest on the Global Citizen Week website.

Get your tickets

Buy tickets or inquire about sponsorships now via this link