General Information

History & Geographic Characteristics

Egypt is a country in North Africa that includes the Sinai Peninsula, a land bridge to Asia. The northern coast borders the Mediterranean Sea and the eastern coast borders the Red Sea, which makes Egypt’s geographical place a very strategic one.

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Overview of Egypt

Egypt's culture and customs are truly cosmopolitan and the perfect fusion of many of the other cultures and traditions, like, Pharaonic, Islamic, Coptic. Here the tradition, introduced by pharaohs is prevalent as well as the tribal culture and traditions, and even the customs of invaders are somehow seen present amidst modern Egypt. It's like a melting pot here, where multiple cultures and ethnic traditions have created a new concept of living and a mentality that embraces new and advanced thinking that creates a liberal ambiance all around.

Egypt stands out in history and of its antiquities (Pyramids, Great Sphinx, Valley of the Kings, etc.) a great factor drawing millions of tourists to visit the sightseeing of our beloved country. However, we need also to draw your attention to the business side of Egypt and showcase our potential to hold all
kind of events in the following destinations.

Cultural side of Egypt

Egypt is famous for its ancient civilization and some of the world’s most famous monuments, including the Giza pyramid complex and the Great Sphinx; the southern city of Luxor contains a particularly large number of ancient artifacts such as the Karnak Temple and the Valley of the Kings. Today, Egypt is widely regarded as an important political and cultural center of the Middle East. In addition to much more monuments returning to Coptic Christian Egypt, Islamic Egypt, and Modern Egypt.

Alexandria

Conference hosting city, is the second-largest city in Egypt, and its largest seaport. Alexandria extends about 20 miles 32 km along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea in north-central Egypt. Home of the Ancient and Modern Bibliotheca Alexandrina; known with its one of the “7 Wonders of the world”, “The Lighthouse of Alexandria; Alexandria was one of the famous cities in the world, founded around 331 BC by Alexander the Great and remained Egypt’s Capital for nearly a thousand years.

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Transportation in Alexandria

Airports

- Al Nozha Airport: 7km to the south of the city.
- Borg Al Arab International Airport: 25km to the west of the city.

Bus

- Public transport buses
- Touristic Red buses
- Microbus

Train Station

- Sidi Gaber station in the center of the city
- Misr station in the west-central of the city

Tram Way

The tramway network in Alexandria is the oldest in Africa, is divided to two parts passing by almost all parts of the city.

Yellow Taxi

Yellow Taxi Touristic Taxi (Fast Call 19559)

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Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Conference is held at the Alexandria Main Convention Center, Bibliotheca Alexandrina. The Bibliotheca Alexandrina is located on a magnificent site in the Eastern Harbor, facing the sea on the north, and Alexandria University Complex on its southern side, close to the location of the Old Library in the Brucheion (the Ancient Royal Quarter). It is built in the shape of a chessboard and divided into five districts; the most important is the Royal District which holds the Museum, the Great library of Alexandria, the lighthouse and the Sema, which is the funerary temple where Alexander the Great was buried. The Library of Alexandria complex includes: The Main Library, Young Peoples’ Library, Library for the Blind, Planetarium, Science Museum, Calligraphy Museum, Alexandria Archeological Museum, International School of Information Studies (ISIS), Conservation and Restoration Laboratory, Conference Center of Alexandria and Ancillary Services.

Electricity supply

The electricity supply in Egypt is 220 Volts, 50 Hz.Most hotels also provide 110 Volts outlets for shavers.

Conference language

Conference official language is English All lectures and presentations will be held in the English language only. There will be no translation available.

Internet Connection

The convention center is covered by Wi-Fi (Free Internet connections).