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The Egyptian Banking Institute (EBI) established the Research and Awareness Department 2003 to enhance discussions and raise awareness around topics of importance to the Egyptian Financial Services Industry. The department’s services include hosting events such as annual conferences, seminars, workshops and awareness sessions, exploring in-depth topics, policy making subjects, solutions and recommendations contributing to the process of resolving and tackling challenges faced by the sector.

In addition, they deliver a series of publications offered to member banks, aiming at increasing public awareness around topics of strategic relevance to the Egyptian financial services industry. Since 2010, the Research and Awareness Department held consecutive research competitions to encourage young researchers in the Banking Sector to present their vision on the financial and banking problems and help shape a better future for this sector.

EBI undertakes a wide range of knowledge empowerment events aimed at member banks, academia, researchers and government officials. Events include conferences, seminars, workshops, awareness sessions and public lectures which are aimed to offer member banks with the opportunity of staying up with changes in industry standards and practices. EBI events offer an extensive range of banking and financial related subjects; exploring in-depth topics, policy making subjects, solutions, recommendations and contributing to the process of resolving and tackling challenges faced by the sector.  Besides hosting local experts and professionals, some of these events feature international visiting experts, who share their global expertise on topics of particular relevance to local professionals.

Our events include:

  • Specialized Events
    • EBI delivers a number of events such as awareness sessions, public awareness seminars and conferences that allows bankers and finance professionals to network and exchange views and ideas. Besides hosting local experts and professionals, EBI events feature international visiting experts, who share their global expertise on topics of particular relevance to the Egyptian banking sector. Over the past 20 years, EBI organized a number of highly strategic events with a market defining print.
      Events during 2016-2017

      • “SME Banking Egypt: Road Map for the Future” international conference in cooperation with Bloomberg business week- middle east
      • “ Risk Mitigation” workshop in cooperation with African Development Bank
      • Evolution to finance seminar
      • Organizing workshop for : Drafting The Action Plan For The National Strategy For Financial Literacy In Egypt
      • Co-organizing enhancing business environment workshop at faculty of economics and political science- Cairo university
      • ورشة عمل لشباب الصحفيين حول أساسيات العمل المصرفي والمالي بفندق موفينبيك بالسادس من أكتوبر-مدينة الإنتاج الإعلامي

      Events during 2014-2015

      • “Enterprise Risk Management in Challenging Times” seminar
      • GIZ Workshop “Financial Education in Egypt – Discussing the Way Forward and Shaping the Future”
      • “Strategic Planning and Budgeting” seminar in cooperation with Institute of    Management Accountants
      • “International Best Practices on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Integration in the Financial Sector” seminar
      • ورشة عمل حول تحويلات العاملين بالخارج وتأثيرها على التنمية بالتعاون مع اللجنة الاقتصادية والاجتماعية لغربي آسيا (اسكوا) -الأمم المتحدة
      • “ندوة السادة موجهي ومدرسي التعليم الثانوي الفني التجاري بمديرية التعليم بالقاهرة”
      • ندوة عن ” أثر مبادرة البنك المركزي للتمويل العقاري على الاقتصاد المصري”
      • ورشة عمل للسادة الصحفيين حول أحدث المستجدات على الساحة المالية والمصرفية بفندق موفينبيك بالعين السخنة

      Events during 2012-2013

      • Inclusive Banking Seminar at EBI Nasr City
      • Leadership in a Changing World seminar in cooperation with Tyro Consultancy/The British Council at Marriott Hotel
      • Maximizing Business by Delivering World Class Customer Service seminar in cooperation with Tyro Consultancy
      • Roundtable Discussion: Private Equity Investment by Banks – Which Mechanisms Work Best for Egypt? , in cooperation with ECRA and EPEA
      • ندوة عن ” البنوك بين تمويل عجز الموازنة وتمويل النشاط الاقتصادي”
      • ندوة عن ” الدور التنموي للبنوك المتخصصة في إطار الصيرفة الشاملة “
      • ندوة عن” القطاع المصرفي المصري والأزمة الاقتصادية الحالية” برعاية المركز الإعلامي العربي
      • ندوة عن “دور القطاع المصرفي في حفز النمو وتنشيط الاقتصاد المصري” بفندق ماريوت
      • ورشة عمل للسادة الصحفيين بالعين السخنة بعنوان ” التعريف بالنظام المصرفي والمالي للإعلاميين” بالعين السخنة

      Events during 2010-2011

      • Facilitating access to finance to SMEs stakeholder’s coordination seminar in cooperation with Business Development Services Support Project (BDSSP)
      • Mediation in banking disputes seminar in cooperation with IFC at EBI Nasr City
      • Value Chain Management workshop in cooperation with the International Management & Finance Academy (IMFA)
      • On the road from Basel II to Basel III seminar in cooperation with the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP)
      • Facilitating the Implementation of IFSB Standards workshop in cooperation with The Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB)
      • Developments in the Anti-Money Laundry and Financing Terrorism Law workshop
      • Reforming Corporate Governance in time of crisis seminar in cooperation with IFC
      • Finance and default treatment during crisis seminar in cooperation with ECRA
      • Economic Performance workshop in Egypt in cooperation with(GIZ)
      • The retail banking revolution comes to Egypt in cooperation with Lafferty
      • Labor Law in the Wake of Recent Uprisings workshop in cooperation with Shalakany Law Office
      • Egypt: finding opportunities in post – revolutionary investing seminar in cooperation with the US Embassy

       

  • Annual Conference
    • EBI conducts its international conference on a yearly basis to tackle one of the recent trending topics in the banking and financial industry.
      1st Annual Conference:

      The Role of Human Resources in Banking Sector Reform – 2007

      2nd  Annual Conference:

      Inflation Dynamics and Monetary Policy – 2008

      3rd Annual Conference:

      The Future of the Banking Sector Post the Financial Crisis: Challenges & Opportunities – 2009

      4th  Annual Conference:

      SMEs Financing an Integrated Vision for the Next Era – 2010

      5th Annual Conference:

      The Banking Sector and Global Financial Stability: Challenges & Prospects 2012

      6th Annual Conference:

      Towards Banking Sustainability: Principles & Roadmap – 2014

      7th Annual Conference:

      Financial Innovation in the Banking Sector – 2015

      8th Annual Conference:

      Risk Management: New Trends in the Banking Sector – 2016

      9th Annual Conference:

      Promoting Financial Inclusion in the banking sector

The Research and Awareness Department delivers a series of publications which cover a variety of important themes, trends and experiences in the field. EBI’s Publications is offered to member banks, aiming at increasing public awareness around topics of strategic relevance to the Egyptian financial services industry.

Our publications include:

  • Financial Information: Flyers discussing terminologies and concepts associated with the modern banking and financial industry.
  • Specialized Research Papers: Research papers tackling the most important and recent financial and banking topics, reviewed and judged by distinguished practitioners and academic experts.
  • EBI Magazine: Issued quarterly, the magazine highlights Egyptian banks’ activities, banks top management visions and perceptions towards updated trends in the sector, in addition to EBI activities and initiatives announcement.
  • Financial literacy booklets: Publications issued regularly tackling the most important financial concepts in an attractive simple way targeting youth to raise their financial awareness

Since 2010, the Research and Awareness Department at the Egyptian Banking Institute has held consecutive research competitions to encourage young researchers in the Banking Sector to present their vision on the financial and banking problems and help shape a better future for this sector. The initiative comes from EBI’s belief in the important role played by scientific research in the banking sector’s growth, and having banking employees aware of the most recent developments and trends in the banking sector, especially after the successive and rapid financial and banking developments that happened in both, domestic and global levels.

The competition is held on a yearly basis and covers three of the most recent topics within the economic prospect.

Research Competition Topics:

First Research Competition Topics:

First Topic:  Facilitating access to finance for small and medium enterprises

Second Topic: The effect of banking sector competitiveness on efficiency

Third Topic: Consumer credit risk management

Second Research Competition Topics:

First Topic: The role of the banking sector during the economic turmoil on the short run

Second Topic: Pricing mechanism of the banking products and its effect on banks’ profitability

Third Topic: The role of corporate social responsibility in the banking sector after the 25th of January revolution

Third Research Competition Topics:

First Topic: Inclusive banking & financial literacy

Second Topic: The role of the banking sector in managing liquidity in the Egyptian economy

Third Topic: Modernization of the Egyptian banking sector in the light of Basel II & Basel III

Fourth Research Competition Topics:

First Topic: Management of bank’s portfolio during the first decade of the 21st century with reference to the crowding effect

Second Topic: Management of change in banks and financial institutions: managerially, technically and institutionally

Third Topic:  The impact of foreign currency crisis on bank procedures and operation in Egypt during the period of 2011-2013

Fifth Research Competition Topics:

First Topic: Monetary & fiscal policies role and impact on financial stability: Egyptian case

Second Topic: Electronic banking prospects in Egypt

Third Topic: Human resources management in the Egyptian banking sector

Sixth Research Competition Topics:

First Topic: Financing mega national projects and financial risks management in banks

Second topic: The role of information technology in the prevalence spread of banking products and services

Third Topic:  The role of the banking sector and the capital market in stimulating the mortgage financing

Seventh Research Competition Topics:

First Topic: The role of the banking system in achieving the goals of sustainable development: Egyptian Vision 2030

Second Topic: Applications and models proposed for managing the risk of financing small and medium enterprises and micro-projects in Egypt

Third Topics: Building human resources to ensure the sustainability of the banking institution with the help of global experiences

Kindly be advised that all the research competition topics are available in hard copies at the Research and Awareness department at the Egyptian Banking Institute – Nasr city.

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