UK Trade & Investments Logistics Arrangements


15th December 2014

As a member of the trade delegation accompanying the FCO Minister for the Middle East and North Africa, Tobias Ellwood MP in January 2015, you will benefit from the special arrangements that have been made for the visiting delegation. This includes a preferential rate at the Marriott Hotel Zamalek, discounted tickets on Egypt Air, fast-track visa arrangements at the Egyptian Consulate in London, and free transport in-country to and from the main venues.

Delegates will be responsible for arranging their visas and booking and paying for their air tickets and accommodation. UKTI Egypt will provide in-country transport for all events relating to the programme, including transport to and from the airport.
Delegates are, of course, welcome to make their own separate arrangements while in Egypt, but the support and advice that UKTI Egypt can offer individual clients will be limited during this time.

Business visit visas are needed for conferences, seminars and courses and should be arranged in advance from the Egyptian Consulate in London. The cost is £20 (single entry) or £35 (multiple entry) and the visa normally takes 5 working days to process.
The contact details for the Egyptian Consulate General in London are:
Egyptian Consulate General in UK
Ambassador Dr Hesham Khalil, Consul General
Tel: +44 (0) 207 235 9777 (Extension number 233- Maria, PA to Dr Hesham Khalil)
Fax: +44 (0) 207 235 5684
For further general information about visas for Egypt, please see:

Egypt Air is offering special rates for trade mission delegates:

•Economy class: £397 per ticket (including taxes)
•Business class: £1105 per ticket (including taxes) The delegation will have access to the business lounge at Heathrow airport, for either economy or business tickets. Please ensure to book as part of the UK Ministerial delegation to Egypt for January 2015. Below is an Egypt Air contact detail. Steve Tilley The Kensington Centre, 66 Hammersmith Road, London, W14 8UD, United Kingdom Tel: +44 08448221110

Egypt has obtained a special rate for the delegation at the Marriot Hotel in Zamalek, Cairo ( where the main Trade Mission events will take place:

• Single room: $150 per night, Double room: $160 per night;
•The above rates include breakfast and all taxes;
•All rooms will have a Nile view; To take advantage of this rate, please contact: Ayman Mansour, Sales Executive 16 Saray El Gezira, Zamalek Cairo, PO Box 33 Egypt Tel: +20 2 27283000 Dir : +20 2 27394639 Fax: +20 2 27351108 Email: When booking, please make it clear that you are part of the British Trade Delegation

TRANSPORTATION UKTI will arrange transport for all in-country events included in the official programme, including:

•From Cairo airport to the Marriott hotel on arrival;
•From the Marriott hotel to the Ambassador’s Residence for the evening reception on Tuesday 13 January;
•The day trip to the Suez Canal project in Ismailia;
•Meetings arranged by UKTI Egypt as part of the formal programme, including any Ministerial calls, visits to individual companies and other complexes;
•From the Marriot Hotel to Cairo Airport on departure. A detailed transport plan will be sent to you nearer the time


This event will be taking place on Tuesday, January 13th, 2015 at Marriott Hotel. The event\'s programme includes the following:
•Sectoral overview;
•Breakup sessions;
•Matchmaking sessions;
•Special working lunch To take advantage of attending this event, you are kindly asked to pay £70 Payment can be made directly to BEBA during the Mission

Interested companies/delegates are invited to visit Ismailia and meet representatives from the Suez Canal Authority to learn about the Suez Canal Development Project as well as the development of the second channel. The cost of the trip includes the following:

•Lunch To take advantage of this opportunity, you are kindly asked to pay £30. Payment can be made directly to BEBA during the Mission

For travel advice and general information about visiting Egypt, please see:
FCO travel advice to Egypt:
Doing Business in Egypt:
British Embassy in Cairo – Consular Section:
With thanks to colleagues at BEBA, the EBBC, the EBCC and the Egyptian Embassy in London for helping co-ordinate this event.
UK Trade & Investment | British Embassy, Cairo | 7 Ahmed Ragheb Street, Garden City | Egypt | Tel: +202 27916000| | Fax: +202 27916130 | E-mail:

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