Egypt's Furniture Export Council has announced the launch of Egypt's largest furniture exhibition, "Furnex and Home," between 22 and 25 November 2018 at the Cairo International Convention Centre in Nasr City.
The exhibition, organised by Egypt's Furniture Chamber in the Federation of Egyptian Industries, will see a large number of companies participate.
The exhibition will be held four times between 2018 and 2020: November 2018, February 2019, October 2019 and February 2020.
The organisers also announced the launch of "Cairo Design, Arts and Architecture Week," in cooperation with El-Beit magazine, an Al-Ahram publication.
Sawsan Morad Ezz El-Arab, chief editor of the magazine, said in a statement that the Cairo Design week will be held in the heart of Islamic Fatimid Cairo.
An earlier version of the week was launched in 2010 under the name "Cairo +20," but was discontinued.
Sawsan Morad said that the Design Week will be a cultural project that aims at reviving the heritage of Cairo and its place as a centre for creativity, adding: "Cairo Design Week is a national project that aims to restore the cultural and artistic status of Cairo, through holding high-end exhibitions, with international standards, which will also lead to an increase of Egyptian exports and creates new steady jobs, especially in the Egyptian industries sector, which is rapidly evolving."