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Trade mission Canada June 2006

  Objective Preparatory Meetings
  Delegation Schedule
  June 6 Seminar Agenda Mission Report / Wrapup

The delegation would be headed by CEBC Chairman, Eng. Motaz Raslan .

And will be accompanied by following Top Officials
  • H.E Ms. Fayza Abou El Naga, Minister of International Cooperation
  • H.E Mr. Osman Mohamed Osman Minister of Planning and Local Development
  • Dr. Safwat Salah El-Deen El Nahass, President of the Central Agency for Organization and Administration, Grade of Minister
  • Mr. Ahmed EI-Khadem, Chairman, Egyptian Tourist Authority
  • Ms. Wafaa Sobhi Ibrahim, First under Secretary, Head of Chairmanís Technical Office GAFI (General Authority for Investment & Free Zones) Cairo-Egypt
  • Mr. Richard Dubuc, Senior Trade Commissioner Canadian Embassy in Egypt


CEBC members participating in our Trade mission:

(in alphabetical order)

Mokhtar Abu Basha
Maba Group


Maba Group is a diverse corporation working in the following sectors: Maba, Importers and Exporters of agricultural crops; Mastra, agricultural consultants and importers of fertilizers and pesticides; Maba Quarry and Egytalia, production, cutting and export of stones, granite, marble and sandstone; Maba farming, land reclamation, agriculture products, nurseries for strawberries and mangoes; and Tissue Culture Lab, joint venture with Vitrocom Holland for plant multiplication by tissue culture.


Mr. Mohamed  El Agaty

El Agaty Silver Company

 El Agaty Silver is a leading Silver Smith company founded in 1896. It is specialized in the manufacturing of silver in all its forms using highest technology. We target local market and export to major European and Arab countries.


Samir El Alaily,
Venture Capital, Chairman & CEO

Investa is an investment, venture capital and direct equity investment company established in 1998 and licensed to act as underwriters, financial consultants and venture capitalists.


Dr. Ashraf Anwar El Attar

President Egyptian German Air Treatment co. (egat)

EGAT started as a small manufacturer, with a limited range of products in the central air-conditioning field, including grilles and diffusers under license from TROX of Germany and air handling units under license from FLAKT of Sweden, both world leaders in their fields. EGAT moved on to manufacturing other air-conditioning components including fire dampers and air washers. One of our new lines is solar energy system.


Mr. Ahmed Bakry

Managing Director Sea Trade

Sea Trade is a sole proprietorship founded in March, 2000. The founder and Managing Director of the company is Ahmed Bakry, Law School graduate 1989.

Sea Trade is involved in the export and import business of seafood and spare parts, with various operation in the different spots of Africa like Morocco, Djibouti, Eritrea and Somalia. The main stream is the sea food line, Sea Trade is ranked Number 1 exporter in Egypt, among its line of specialty dried sea cucumber, dried shark fin, fresh fish, frozen octopus and frozen cattle fish.
Sea Trade Head Office is located in Alexandria, run by 9 employees. The operation in the Red Sea is conducted through 162 employees..


Saiid El Derini
President and Senior Partner Tam Oilfield Services


A chemist by training, Mr. El Derini is an accomplished oil executive who has made significant contributions to the development of Egypt's national resource sector as President and Senior Partner of Tam Oilfield Services and as an active and respected member of The Society of Petroleum Engineers, the Society of Mining Engineers, the Institute of Petroleum, the American Society of Metals International, The Society of Corrosion Engineers, the American Chamber of Commerce Egypt and The Petroleum Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce.


Mina Morcos Guirguis
Chairman, EBKOT Group

a) Ebkot for Real Estate Investment: Specialized in construction for turn key projects .
b) Ebkot for Development & Tourism: Owning Co. of  Sonesta Beach Resort « Taba »
c ) EBKOT for Trading & Agencies: Construction & painting accessories company.
Minart for Fine Furniture: Specialized in furniture
Manufacturing for Hotels, Offices & Homes .
Cactus Restaurant. Business Centre & Motel: Kilo 42 Cairo/ Ismaeilia road .
Mina Trade International: Representative office for international companies supplies refractory, spare parts & vacuum systems to steel and cement companies in Egypt and the Middle East .
Mr. Morcos is also a Member of the following:
American chamber of commerce in Egypt, Canada Egypt Business Council in Egypt, German Arab chamber of commerce in Egypt, Italian Chamber of Commerce in Egypt.


Dr. Amr Hassanein

Chairman of  Finbi

FINBI is a private limited liability company that was founded in 1992.  The company has three major thrusts: (a) public policy and strategic planning; (b) economic and financial services; and (c) local and international development activities.


Ms. Hoda E. Masri, R.F.P., CFP

Vice President Marketing & Sales

Hoda Masri joined Beltone as Vice President  Marketing and Sales in 2004. She holds both the Registered Financial Planner and Certified financial Planner designations. She is a graduate of Concordia University, Montreal, Canada and holds a Bachelor of Commerce with majors in Management and Marketing.

Ms. Masri has been active in the Marketing and Sales of investment products in Canada since 1981 and has held progressively responsible positions with major Financial Institutions and Mutual funds management firms in Toronto and Montreal such as Manulife Financial, Laurentian Funds Management, Prudential Funds Management and recently with the Federal Ministry of Finance and the Bank of Canada.


Mohammed Ahmed El Masry
Chairman and Managing Director
Tropic Travel


Tropic travel specializes in ticketing, hotel reservations and transportation as well as tailor-made itineraries for individuals and groups including incentive travel. Tropic Travel is the exclusive representative of the renowned Czech Spa in Egypt.


Mr. Omar Abdel Nasser

ExecutiveVice President, Rafimar Group

The group is one of Egypt's leading maritime transport and services providers.
Mr. Nasser graduated from York University - Toronto in 1996 with B.A in International Relations and Management. Since then he held several positions in Global Shipping Companies such as DSR- Senator in Toronto. He Joined Rafimar in 1998 and helped expand the company activities to include port and stevedoring services and Multimodal transport. Mr. Nasser is also actively involved in the maritime community he is on the board member of Red Sea Chamber of Shipping and co-chair of Maritime committee in American Chamber of Commerce.


Moataz Wasel Raslan
Chairman, Canada Egypt Business Council
Chairman of the Board: Raslan Air, Arab Company for Water Treatment & Bottling, Chemicals & Metals International Co., South Sinai Coast for Investment & Touristic Development, Nour for Touristic Investment
General Manager, Raslan for Entertainment Projects and Raslan Real Estate

Email: raslan

A civil engineer by training, Mr. Raslan stands at the helm of companies spanning a myriad of sectors including tourism, aviation, real estate and bottled water in addition to being the current Chairman of the Canada Egypt Business Council.


Mr. Mohamed Mohamed Said

3 MS Import & Export

Mr. Said is also the sole agent of some International companies in Food supply, as well as the agent and the President of the Tructable Company in Gas Sector. He is also the agent of  P. Chemical Litwin as well as the agent of Story Trans Gas.


Samir Samman
Owner and Managing Director Samman Trading and Supplying Co.


Mr. Samman received a degree in economics from the Louvian University in Belgium where we spent 15 years as an entrepreneur in the import/export field. He is a board member and partner in several hotels, resorts and cruise lines. Samman Trading supplies and distributes imported and local food and beverage goods to resorts and tourism destinations in the Sinai, Red Sea and Upper Egypt regions and is also exporting goods such as essential oils, ready-to-wear clothing and industrial uniforms.


Mr. Amin Elsawaf

Chief Executive officer Promotrade

PROMOTRADE is one of the leading Trade Consultants and Commercial Representatives of Foreign Companies in Egypt. PROMOTRADE was established in 1982 by its owner and Chief Executive officer, Mr. Amin Elsawaf. We are active in the following industrial fields: Chemical, Petrochemical, Fertilizer, Power, Generation, Cement, Sugar, Food, Iron & Steel, Port Handling, Mining, Environment, Boilers, …etc.


Mr. Shahin Serageldin

Chairman Industrial Development Bank of Egypt

A government owned specialized bank established since 1947 with a mission of supporting, promoting, enhancing and servicing the Egyptian Industrial Sector with special emphasis on the Private Sector. Its goal is to provide financial, technical and marketing support to new and existing micro, small and medium size industrial projects thus ensuring their sustained growth and competitive edge in a highly dynamic market. Its understanding is to work with its clients not only as their bank but as their business partners; sharing the benefits and returns of their success and extending support in times of need.


Hany Elsharkawi
President & General Manager
Centurion Petroleum Corporation


Dr. A.R. (Hany) Elsharkawi serves as President and General Manger of Centurion Petroleum Corporation in Egypt , a wholly owned subsidiary of Centurion Energy International of Canada. He holds a PhD the University of Manitoba . During his 28 year career in the oil and gas industry, he has worked for Shell, Mobile and Canadian Oxy and held several key positions most recently as the President of Canadian Occidental Petroleum. Dr. Elsharkawy is credited with major oil discoveries in Yemen , Canada , Libya and Egypt and is a member of numerous professional organizations as well as the executive committee for Oil and Gas North Africa, the Egyptian Canadian Oil Committee and the Board of Directors of Canada Egypt Business Council.


Eng. M. Hady Tarrab
President, the Carlin Group

Eng. Tarrab is the President of  Carlin Group of companies, a leading provider and servicer of construction and earthmoving equipment, heavy transport vehicles, components for commercial vehicles, agricultural and irrigation equipment and apparel for textile machinery.  The Group has affiliated companies in the field of industrial park development (Asia Industrial city, Egypt SAE, Sadat City) and sales and warehousing (Carlin-Free Zone, Amerya, Alexandria).


Mr. Samir M. Younes

Managing Director, Business Arab Consultants

Following the economic changes in Egypt in the 70’s, we have foreseen that the rehabilitation of the industrial sector was obvious, and it would undoubtedly be done in cooperation with companies from the industrially developed countries. Since our establishment, we have taken up agencies of reputable companies in the metallurgical field, CONCAST STANDARD, CLECIUM (known now as VAI CLECIUM), and KM EUROPE are among companies we are proud to have successfully cooperated with since many years. The fact is that most of the Egyptian metallurgical companies have in their plants today one or more production units supplied by one of our principals. Today BAC has done business with more than 100 international manufacturers, engineering companies, and also suppliers of goods and services. Our customer’s list has reached more than 60 customers in the outside of Egypt. All this made it possible to maintain an average turnover of about $ 30,000,000 for the last 10 years


Ahmed Hamdi Zaki
Architect and President Community Design Collaborative (CDC)


CDC is renowned throughout the Middle East for its adoption of new approaches in design, innovative construction methods and awareness of and respect for the historical and cultural settings of each project. Mr. Zaki has extensive experience in the design of large-scale local and international projects.


Press Members Accompanying the delegation:

Naglaa Zikry
Vice-Editor-in-Chief. Editor-in-Chief, Economic Section Al Ahram

An accomplished financial journalist and analyst, Ms. Zikry holds degrees in Mass Communications and Political Economy from Cairo University. She supervised the prestigious Saudi Financial Tribune office in Cairo for seven years before joining Al Ahram as Vice Editor-in Chief and Editor-in-Chief of the daily's economic section. Ms. Zikry writes a weekly column on finance and banking issues, is a noted authority on monetary markets, the stock exchange and the banking sector, and regularly accompanies international trade missions to the U.S., Europe, the Middle East and Asia.


Mr. Mohamed Abdel  Rahman El Hawary

Al Akhbar Newspaper
Deputy Editor in-Chief

Mr. El Hawary holds a degree in Mass Communications from Cairo University, a Diploma in mass Communications from Illinois University USA, has took a course in Mass Communications from the UNESCO. Mr. El Hawary  has joined Al Akhbar newspaper in 1973 and has held various position . He also have managed the Oman daily newspaper for seven years as Editor in-Chief ( Sultanate Of Oman).


Mr. Saad Hagras

Al Alam AL Youm Newspaper
Managing Editor

Mr. Hagras is the Vice President of Algomhoreya Center for anti-terrorism studies, and a member in Egyptian Council for foreign affairs. Mr. Hagras is also a member in the International Association of Journalists as well as the Egyptian Society of Political Economy, Statistics and Legislation. Mr. Hagras is a member in the Arab Association of Human Rights and an active member in the Arab Association for Press Freedom