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CNBC to Broadcast Live from Sharm El-Sheikh

Financial Media Partner at Egypt Economic Development Conference March 13-15

London, Thursday, March 12, 2015 – CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, will broadcast live from the Egypt Economic Development Conference (EEDC) at Sharm El-Sheikh tomorrow, March 13, while covering the event on-air and online throughout the weekend and on Monday, March 16.

Financial media partner to this flagship event, which will be hosted by His Excellency President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, CNBC will report the local and regional economic agenda, while analysing the investment opportunities that Egypt presents.

CNBC Middle East correspondent Hadley Gamble will front the network's coverage, interviewing among others Mustafa Abdel-Wadood, Board Member & Chairman of the Management Executive Committee at The Abraaj Group; Ahmed Heikal, Chairman of Qalaa Holdings; Ahmet Bozer, President of Coca-Cola International and several leading Egyptian politicians.

Hadley will also moderate a high-profile panel discussion at the event titled 'Enhancing the Investment Climate in Egypt', led by Ashraf Salman, Minister of Investment, Egypt. The panel will feature leading guest speakers Naguib Sawiris, Chairman of Weather Investments & Executive Chairman, Orascom; Hazem Badran, Deputy CEO of CI Capital; and Mr Bozer of Coca-Cola International.

Hadley will moderate a second panel on 'Egypt's Energy Equation', led out by Bob Dudley, CEO of BP and featuring guest speakers Sami Iskander, COO of BG Energy Holdings and Mr Heikal, of Qalaa Holdings.

CNBC will provide live coverage of the key stories emerging from this event; record a number of long-form interviews for future play out; and deliver on-site, real-time digital coverage via

For more information, please contact:

Finola McDonnell, VP International Communications, CNBC
D: +44 (0)78 2793 7086

Notes to Editors:
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Material from each interview listed above will be available on request.

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