Investment History

1967 - Arab Markets International:
Founder, Islam Shalaby Graduated from AUB in Beirut and immediately returned to Cairo to join the Ministry of Culture as the Youngest international consultant at 21 years old ... He came up with the Idea of Making an International Book Fair and went to the late Boss Dr Sarwat Okasha the minister of Culture at that time who loved the Idea and presented to President Gamal Abd El Nasser ...CAIRO BOOK FAIR was BORN And up to date it the most important Fair in the Middle east ...That Year Islam Shalaby formed his first company and started by venturing with world leaders in the Publishing (Doubleday from USA & Kodansha from Japan) and the Business flourished in the MENA Region with HQ in Beirut.

1978 - Swiss Nova Park Luxury Hotels: First joint venture in the Egyptian Hotel Sector between an independent private company and an international one with two partnerships – Nova Park had started a few years earlier as a Luxury Management and investment company with Hotels in New York City at the 5th Avenue, Paris at the Champ Elysee , Zurich , Jeddah and Cairo with ITC Group.

1980 - Catering venturing with Abella Group: Our founder Islam Shalaby and Albert Abella the founder of the world renown Abella Group joint hands for catering in the Petroleum sector & Trains in Egypt.

1985 - Free zone warehouses Port said: Joint venture for zone stores in Port Said (At that time the Only Free Zone City in Egypt) to serve as a Hub between Europe and the MENA Region.

1992 - Arab Markets Import & Distribution for F & B: 1992 was the year Egypt opened the import after a closure since Sadat Death early 1980’s ... ITC through Arab Markets Import & Export Agencies ...Became the exclusive agent for some of the largest International brands specially from the USA ... Hershey’s, Hunt Wesson, Campbell Soup, Conagara, Haribo, Tabasco, Snapple and many more ..With a fleet of 70 trucks and experienced well trained team, it led the Egyptian market those days.

1995 - F & B Multi Franchise Retail: Trianon ( One of the oldest bakeries in the World since 1681 ) was the first proper Bakery and Brasserie franchise opened in Egypt out of a 5 starts Hotel where at that time it was the only place to have a proper Cappuccino.. Over the Years Trianon Became an Icon in Egypt for Quality and Luxury visited by the Elites only with more than 30 Locations. ITC Franchise started adding renowned International franchise to the Egyptian market like The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Popeye’s , Segafredo, Trader Vic’s, Inakaya (The 1st Sushi restaurant in Egypt ), Senor Pico ( Mexican ), Tamarind ( Sea Food ), Carnivore ( Theme Grill Restaurant ), Thai ... Italian et ....The total F & B Multi retail franchise operations reached almost 100 stores, a food processing factory and warehouses built over 2 acres and 1500 Employees.

1997 - Marsa Alam Company For Real estate development MATD: ITC joined Kharafi Group in an Integrated Master Real Estate and Tourism Development for 10 Million sqm with a plan for 4500 Rooms plan over ...Nowadays Marsa Alam Known as Port Ghalib is considered a land mark for the RED SEA Cost.

1999 - EDC Egyptian Danish Bakery Production:
EDC is a bakery and food processing-production factory that is being constructed following highest international standards, in Azizia zone, 6th of October City. The factory is well equipped with the most professional equipment to guarantee best quality of bakery and food production.

2000 - Sheraton Royal Gardens Hotel:

A luxury oasis with 5 acres of land and 225 Luxury Rooms, Conference Room seating 800 people, Trader Vic’s, Inakaya, Senor pico .. a selection of luxury restaurants developed with Trader Vic’s group of San Francisco.

2000 - Trianon:
Trianon - a first class cafe, brasserie and bakery-is considered one of the oldest bakeries in Europe and has been officially appointed to the Royal Danish Court. In partnership with the ITC Group, Trianon first opened doors in Cairo in 2000. Such was its success that today there are branches throughout the countries in prime locations with many more on the way.

2004 - Inakaya:
Inakaya is a fusion of the traditional and modern Japanese cuisine. Our aim is to serve the most healthy and delicious food to Japanese food lovers in Egypt. Our menu is different and unique as we believe innovation is name of the game. We offer a wide selection of Japanese dishes aside of our popular Sushi specialties. Even if you don't fancy eating raw meet or fish, at InakaYa you can enjoy our semi-cooked creative sushi along with many many different dishes created by our Japanese expert and her well experienced Egyptian team.

2004 - ITC Import Restaurant Equipment Agencies, Segafredo, La San Marco:
Building and operating large number of Retail franchise stores led to a a natural evolvement into Importing, distributing and maintaining Restaurants and Bar equipment’s one of the Major brands was La San Marco a well renown Italian Café and Bar equipment’s a Division of Massimo Zannetti Beverage Group.

Segafredo is the largest Italian coffee company and one of the very few which cover the whole spectrum of coffee business, from growing green coffee in their own fields until it is served in the cup. Segarfredo owns many companies in the coffee business. Among them is La San Marco one of the of the best and largest Coffee Machines makers in the world, and recently Segafredo acquired Puccino in the UK and Sara Lee Coffee Division in the USA.

2005 - Calerton Holding:
An investment vehicle specialized in income generating real estate with assets in the UK, USA, UAE and Egypt.

2007 - Dislon Securities LLC:
An investment Vehicle that invests in money market, bonds, startups and SME.

2008 - Popeyes, Carnivore, Tamarind, Orchid:
Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits is a chain of fried chicken fast food restaurants, owned since 1993 by the Atlanta-based AFC Enterprises (originally America's Favorite Chicken Company). According to a company press release dated June 29, 2007, Popeyes is the second-largest "quick-service chicken restaurant group, measured by number of units", with more than 1,800 restaurants in more than 40 states, the District of Colombia, Puerto Rico and 20 countries worldwide including Turkey, China, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Japan, Malaysia, South Africa, South Korea, Singapore, Canada, Jamaica, Mexico, Trinidad, Panama and now in Egypt.

Carnivore is one of the best food experience in the world. The original Kenyan Carnivore has debuted more than 30 years ago after the founder visited Brazil and decided to Africanize the Churrascaria concept and they did it with great success. It was voted several times as one of the best 50 restaurants in the world. “ All the meat you can eat “ including exotic game meat, crocodile, zebra, gazelle, …etc

Tamarind is an African/South Asian – inspired restaurant, opened its doors to Sea Food enthusiasts in Cairo.Experience some of the finest seafood in the world, brining exotic recipes from the shores of East Africa, Zanzibar to India and South East Asia. Lose yourself in their massive selection of king size crabs, lobster tail and many other exotic culinary delight.

Orchid is a Specialized Asian Fusion restaurants focused on Thai food cooked by the finest Thai Chefs , in Addition to adding a glimpse of Chinese , Indonesian and Japanese cuisine to accommodate all tastes.

2014 - Food Mood Dubai:
Food Mood Group is having a big variety of international franchise brands from all over the world. Our professional catering team can help you create your next party, reception or Coffee Break with live cooking in front of your guests.