The U.S. Soybean Export Council, (USSEC) under the auspices of the Egyptian Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation and the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service, organized the Fourth Regional Aquaculture Production Conference – MENA Region (July 6-9, 2018). The conference bought together aqua-feed and emerging fish farming technology experts along with Middle East North Africa (MENA) region policymakers, fish feed manufacturers, and aquaculture producers. FAS Cairo assesses that Egypt will remain a major importer of soybeans over the next five years. In calendar year (CY) 2018 (January-May) $555 million of U.S. soybeans were shipped to Egypt and exports are up 202 percent. In CY 2018 (January-June), sources indicate that soybean imports will surpass 1.75 million metric tons 2 (MMT) of which 1.44 MMT are of U.S.-origin.