Why ICCH ? 

The General Authority for Construction and Housing Cooperatives has selected the “Sustainable Cooperatives” as its main theme for the upcoming third International Conference. The conference aims at discussing the alignment of international and national cooperative development frameworks with the SDGs2030.

As the voice of co-operatives, we are committed to educating our stakeholders about our efforts and how they fit within the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), helping cooperative enterprises respond to the UN’s call to action and collecting information about their contributions to the 2030 Agenda, in order to better position cooperatives as partners throughout the implementation process.
Around the world, thousands of individual cooperative initiatives are constantly appearing to offer new economic models and new development approaches that are respectful of the fundamental universal values. New approaches are devised by academia and new learnings and experiences occur across the world that fundamentally add to the capability of cooperatives to meet the challenges that arise.
The ICCH’19 is a venue for cooperatives, stakeholders and the general public to learn more about the positive contribution to society in general. Covering a range of categories, the conference aims to provide a forum for researchers, practitioners, and professionals from both the industry and the academia to share their newest research findings and results in a forum that allows them to communicate face to face and discuss chances for possible cooperation and future development.  

Main Topics

Topic 1: Sustainable Cooperatives: Theories, Concepts and Goals
1. Best international practices, lessons learned and challenges.
2. Models, terminologies and concepts in the field of co-operatives practice.
3. Innovative approaches to integrate cooperatives and SDGs 2030 (all goals with special focus on Goal 11).
4. Challenges facing co-operative practice.
5. Theories versus practice. 

Topic 2: Mending the Gap: Governance & Management of Sustainable Cooperatives
1. Role of stakeholders in promoting sustainable cooperative communities.
2. Role of the State in promoting sustainable cooperative communities.
3. Concepts and ideas for management and monitoring.
4. Governance for promoting and managing sustainable cooperatives.

Topic 3: Sustainable Cooperative Communities and Economic Growth
1. International experiences in financing/funding sustainable cooperative projects.
2. Collaboration and Integrating co-operative activities.
3. Sustainable finance (role of banks, mortgage and institutions).
4. Real estate finance for Sustainable co-operative projects.   

Topic 4: Sustainable Cooperatives & Community Participation (People Matter Most)
1. Community participation through all phases of cooperative housing projects as means of sustainability.
2. Integrating the community (designing for everyone: elderly, disabled, youth and children).
3. Initiating community participation (International and local experiences). 

Topic 5: Responsive Architecture and Sustainable Cooperative Challenges
1. Quality of life indicators.
2. Sustainable and ecological bases to be considered in planning and designing sustainable cooperative projects.
3. New and renewable energy in sustainable cooperative housing projects.
4. Innovative urban planning of sustainable cooperative projects.
5. New trends in sustainable architectural designs (green, smart, responsive and ecological building design). 

Topic 6: Legislations and Regulations to Promote Sustainable Cooperative Practice
1.International experience in legal regulations of sustainable cooperatives.
2.Legislative protection of cooperative activities (experience and prospects).
3.Cooperatives principles within comparative constitutions & regional and international laws.

Why Exhibit


Gain Exposure

Capitalize on our marketing and public relations campaign. As an exhibitor, you are invited to promote your company via large-scale press, email, online campaigns and much more.


Build Brand Awareness

ICCH Egypt is the largest cooperative event in Egypt and will give you the opportunity to showcase your projects and achievements to a large community of stakeholders participating in the event. Making the event a great place to reinforce your achievements, make industry contacts and exchange knowledge.


Gain Industry Knowledge

ICCH Egypt offers a unique opportunity to gather key management and research insights from your peers. Our last event attracted attendees from public and private sectors representing all stakeholders along with numerous researches providing a wealth of industry knowledge to all participants.


Meet the Right People

Showcase your projects & services to local and international attendees. Visitors include but not limited to investors, developers, end-users / occupiers, governmental and non-governmental authorities, academia. Corporations, & service providers.

Scientific Committee

Dr. Eng / Hossam El Din Mostafa Rizk
Chairman of the General Authority for Construction and Housing 

Prof.Dr.Eng. Yasser Sakr
Former President of
Helwan University

Prof.Dr.Eng.Ahmed Hussein Shreif
Head of architecture department, American University.

Prof.Dr.Eng. Abbas AlZafarani
Former Dean of Urban planning faculty
Cairo University.

Prof. Dr. Salem Al-Khadry
Dean of Engineering faculty Nahda University - Beni-Suef Governorate

Counselor. Hossam Kamel Gomaa
Vice-President of the State
Litigation Authority

Prof. Dr.Adel M.El-Mahdy
Prof of International Economics, Faculty of Commerce & Business Administration

Prof.Dr.Sahar Mustafa Hafez
CM(Prof) at the National Centre for Social and Criminological Research EGP

Eng. Hussein EL Gebaly
Adviser to the Minister of Housing for Housing Sector and Affiliated Agencies

Eng.Hany Hassan El Miniawy
Architect and urban planner, own offices since 1977

Prof. Dr. Engie Mohammed Al-Baramlji
Prof of Urban Planning Department of Architecture Faculty of Engineering

Dr. Bassem Mostafa Fahmy
Program Manager, Strategic & Urban Program, UN Human Settlements Programme Egypt Office

Eng. Shahira Abou El Naga
 lanning and Project Design Manager at the Authority

Our Sponsors 

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St. Regis AlMasa Capital, Cairo, Egypt


Address: 3 Samir Abdel Raouf St., end of Makram Ebeid St., Nasr City, Cairo, Egypt
Postal Code: 111762
Email: chc.egypt.Coop@gmail.com
Phone: (+2) 02 22712471
FAX: (+2) 02 22724914
Website: www.chc-eg.org