Posted by on June 27, 2011 in Blog

Today, the United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) kicked off Egypt: Forward, a two-day forum at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel to “promote trade, investment, and commercial opportunities” between the United States and Egypt.

USTDA sponsored a delegation of nearly 50 people from Egypt’s public and private sectors to attend the forum. According to Egypt: Forward’s Facebook page,

The Forum will cultivate an environment of increased cooperation, relationship building, and new opportunities among its participants. Breakout sessions will focus on four priority sectors: energy, information and communication technology, transportation, and agriculture.

The forum hosts an impressive list of speakers, including US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, various Egyptian Ministers and other prominent American and Egyptian officials and business leaders.

Following the Forum, four reverse trade missions, each focused on one of the four highlighted sectors, will travel to additional cities across the United States to meet with U.S. companies and discuss opportunities to work in Egypt.

For more information about the forum, visit their website, follow them on twitter, or check them out on Facebook.

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