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The 33rd edition of Sahara planned to run from the 13th – 16th September 2020 in Cairo, Egypt will be rescheduled to 2021.
The current impact of COVID-19 has presented many challenges that prevent people from coming together in person. But we strongly believe in the importance of trade fairs and their ability to help rebuild societies and connect industries, once the world recovers from this crisis.
We have been working behind the scenes to find the most suitable alternative dates to organise the show this year. Yet after careful consideration and close consultation with our stakeholders, exhibitors and partners in the industry, we have decided that it would be best to move the show to its usual calendar date of September 2021, when international travel restrictions are improved to ensure the participation of a larger and wider range of international countries.
Sahara is committed to bringing people together to conduct business deals and support the recovery of the agriculture business. As such, we will be offering a variety of digital opportunities to help our community stay informed, engaged and connected beyond the four-day event.
We look forward to welcoming you back next year.
Sahara is the commercial heart of the Egyptian agricultural sector, the crop production hub of the MENA region. Sahara is a trusted source of new technologies and information for the whole domestic market, from the smallest farmers, to the biggest agribusinesses and government ministries.
Informa AllSecure is our approach to enhanced health & safety standards at our events following COVID-19.
Sahara 2021 will be organized in accordance with Informa’s AllSecure health and safety standards. As the world’s leading events’ organizer, Informa has developed a detailed set of enhanced measures to provide the highest levels of hygiene and safety at its events, providing everyone with reassurance and confidence they are participating in a safe and controlled environment.
Historically Egypt has always seen itself as a farming nation. The Agriculture Sector provides livelihoods for 55%of the population and directly employs about 30% of the labor force. The sector accounts for about 20% of total exports and foreign exchange earnings. However, Egypt imports about 40% of its food requirements and incurs a total food import bill of $2.5 billion per year.