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A Seminar on Benefits of Quality and Accreditation in Supporting and Development the Capabilities of Industrial Community in Egypt and enhancing the competitiveness of Egyptian Products was held in Hall of Borg El Arab Culture House, Borg El Arab City, Alexandria on 3rd of August. This Seminar is a part of group of Seminars will be held allover Egypt in different areas of Egyptian Governorates. 

The Seminar was held, with the presence of participants from different industrial and concerned private sector organizations from Alexandria and city of Borg El Arab.

Among the speakers are Brigadier General Eng. Ahmed I. El Desouky, Chairman of Borg Elarab City Executive Authority, and Eng. Hany El Menshawy Chairman of SME’s Union – Representative of Chairman of Board of Trustees for Borg El Arab City, and also Mr. Stephan Helmprobst, Resident Twinning Adviser and Mr. Thomas Facklam, chairman of European accreditation. Besides Mr. Hany El Desouki, Executive Director of EGac – Project Manager who all expressed the necessity of such seminars in the different industrial cities in Egypt as it supports in the awareness of importance Accreditation and quality with respect to European legislation and also to understand the infrastructure of Egypt quality system in addition to the EA requirements and procedures paving the way to Egypt to sign ACAA. Among the topics that were highlighted are the current and the new accreditation schemes in EGAC presented by the department’s heads.

The total number of attendees was 41 and they have a considerable amount of time to inquire about different issues concerning the topics of the seminar and the other issues concerning accreditation activities and regulations.

The attendees also introduced their written feedback of the Seminar with questionnaire about the Seminar. They provided many important feedbacks like demanding uploading of the presentations on EGAC website and requirement for such Seminars on regular basis. 

An accreditation of a laboratory, inspection- or certification body is an independent confirmation of the competence of these bodies. The only body to provide these services in Egypt – based on a presidential decree - is the Egyptian Accreditation Council (EGAC) with its Director Hany El Desouki. During this project EGAC’s activities will be aligned with European requirements. To achieve this, trainings, seminars and workshops as well as study tours to Europe are foreseen for Egyptian experts. Also laboratories, inspection and certification bodies in the sectors of electrical products, gas appliances, pressure equipment and toys will be supported with trainings and study tours.

More info:

Mr. Hany El Desouki

BC Project Leader

Egyptian Accreditation Council (EGAC)

Nile Corniche, Riad Tower 1, Floor 1

Maadi, Cairo, Egypt

Email: hanyeldesouki@gmail.com


Mr. Stephan Helmprobst


Nile Cornishe, Riad Tower 2, Floor 1

Maadi, Cairo, Egypt

Email: stephan.helmprobst@de.tuv.com