The SWISSMEM, Swiss Textile Machinery Association was founded in 1940 to support manufacturers and to overcome the economic difficulties they were facing. Their moto has always been “Together we are strong”. With 13 textile manufacturer members, SWISSMEM held a two-day seminar at Mövenpick Hotel & Casino Cairo-Media City on 4th & 5th April, 2017 in order to revive the Textile market in Egypt and ensure their trust in successful business relation between Egypt and Switzerland.

The participating companies, Benninger AG, Heberlein AG, Jakob Müller AG Frick, Loepfe, MAAG Brothers, Retech AG, Rieter Components AG, Santex Rimar, Saurer, SSM AG, Staubli, Amsler, Luwa, presented their latest technology as well as integrated solutions for Egyptian manufacturers. The Swiss Ambassador, Mr. Markus Leitner gave his full support and his attendance was a value added to such important event. On its part, the Ministry of Industry & Foreign Trade saved no efforts to guarantee the event’s success, Eng. Hossam Khattab, Minister Assistant for Industry Affairs addressed an informative & usefull speech on behalf of the minister.

The event was enriched by high attendance from public and private sector companies as well as the academic participation from the technical universities.

The former Swiss Ambassador, Mr. Markus Leitner
From Right to left, Nobeltex President, Eng. Laila El Gammal and Eng. Nayla El Tawil, Nobeltex Vice president
Mr. Markus Leitner, The former Swiss ambassador and Mrs. Madiha Nasr- the Commercial Attaché at the Embassy of Switzerland

The Swiss delegation of participating companies
Eng. Hossam Khattab, Minister Assistant for Industry Affairs 'Ministry of Industry and Foreign Trade
Mr. Ernesto Maurer President of the Swiss Textile Machinery – Member of the SWISSMEM
Nobeltex Participating staff