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Provisional Event Calendar



Wednesday, 3rd of November 2021, Central European Time (CET)

13:55 – 14:00

Andreas Kaisis, IMC Expo Centre President


14:00 – 15.15

Mohamed Choucair, Chairman of the Federations of Chambers of Commerce
Industry and Agriculture of Lebanon
Mohamed Abi Haidar, Director General, Lebanon Ministry of Economy and Trade
Maria Helena de Felipe Lehtonen, President of the Federation of Mediterranean Businesswomen, former President of the European Economic and Social Committee
Nicoletta Bombardiere, Italian Ambassador in Beirut, G 20 2021 Presidency
Antonio Paoletti, President of Euro-Med TDS Initiative
Kristina Kanapinskaite, European Investment Bank Representatives for Lebanon


15:15– 19:00

Debating Beirut and Lebanon’s Recovery
An introductory Lecture

15:15 – 15:30

Economy and Companies at work
Luigi Troiani, Secretary General Euro-Med TDS

15:30 – 15:45

Fady Gemayel, Association of Lebanese Industrialists, President

15:45 – 16:00

Roberto Carpaneto, EFCA Board Member, OICE Vice president for International Affairs

16:00 – 16:15

Maher Al Mahrouq, Jordan Chamber of Industry, Director General

16:15 – 16:30

Luigi Ciarrocchi, Assorisorse, Natural Resources and Sustainable Energies President

16:30 – 16:45

Albert Aoun, Lebanon Italian Business Council

16:45 – 17:00

Giordano Emo Capodilista, Confagricoltura, General Confederation of Italian
Agriculture, Vice President

17:00 –17:15

Samir Majoul, Tunisian Union for Industry, Commerce and Handicrafts, President

17:15 – 17:30

Zeno D'Agostino, Ports Association, President Port System Authority

17:30 – 17:45

Abdallah Sultan Al Owais, Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry,
Arab Emirates

17:45 – 18:00

Simona Rapastella, Federunacoma Italian Agricultural Machinery Manufacturers Associations, Director General

18:00 – 18:15

Ibrahim M. Al-Arabi, Federation of Egyptian Chambers of Commerce, President

18:15 – 18:30

Omar Moro, Federation of Moroccan Chambers of Commerce and Industry, President

18:30 – 18:45

Barbara Colombo, Ucimu, Association of Manufacturer of Machine Tool Robot Automation, President

18:45 – 19:00

Sekib AVDAGİÇ Istanbul Chamber of Commerce, President

19:00 – 19:15

Roberta Datteri, Confederation of Crafts and Small and Medium Enterprises
Vice President


Conclusions and Summing Up



Thursday 4th, Friday 5th & Saturday 6th November 2021, Central European Time (CET)

Thursday, November 4th, 2021

9:00 – 11:00

Residential and Commercial Buildings
Public Construction and Infrastructures
- Mr. Roni Lahoud - Chairman and General Director - Public Corporation for Housing

11:00 – 13:00

Building Technologies and New Materials
- Mr. Bassim Al Halabi - Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Benchmark

15:00 – 16:30

“Smart Cities”, Technologies and Services
- Mr. Michel Cordahi – Chairman of Lebanon Wind Power

16:30 – 18:00

Medical and Pharmaceuticals
- Mr. Jacques Jean Sarraf - Chairman of Malia Group S.A.L

18:00 – 19:30

Education, Training and Business Consulting


Friday, November 5th, 2021

9:00 – 11:00

Banking and Financial Systems
- Mr. Samir Hammoud - Chairman of the Banking Control Commission of Lebanon (BCCL)
- Mrs. Marion Hoenicke, Head of Division for financial sector operation in neighbouring countries of European Investment Bank

11:00 – 13:00

Investing in Lebanon
- Investment Development Authority of Lebanon: IDAL

15:00 – 16:30

Environment, Energy and Water Supply
- Mr. Salah Tabbara -Renewable Energy Advisor
- Mrs. Maria Diamanti – Water Sector Engineer of European Investment Bank

16:30 – 18:00

Agriculture and Machines for Agriculture
- Mr. Rapheal Debbaneh -President of the Agricultural Committee of the Federation of Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture in Lebanon

18:00 – 19:30

ICT and Telecommunications
- Mr. Gabriel EL Deek - CEO of digital media solutions companies


Saturday, November 6th, 2021

9:00 – 11:00

Tourism and Travel Industry
- Mr. Pierre Achkar – President of the Lebanese Federation for Tourism

11:00 – 13:00

Public & Private Transport
- Mr. Jamal Itani – Governor of Beirut
- Walid Salim, Water Sector Engineer of European Investment Bank



Rebuild Beirut

Investing in the future of Lebanon

The online event aims to express the solidarity of the International community towards the Lebanese people, provide participants with an extensive knowledge of the current Lebanese situation and future prospects, create a framework for a dialogue, and generate concrete business opportunities.

Contact Info

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