Presidency of the
Council of Ministers
The handover ceremony took place between IDAL's former Chairman Eng. Nabil Itani and newly appointed chairman Dr. Mazen Soueid in the presence of new board members and the staff.
Dr. Suweid praised the efforts exerted by Itani over the past 15 years to maintain the agency in the most difficult circumstances. He also stressed the importance of promoting it to become a Lebanese success story that everyone needs.
IDAL, represented by its newly appointed Chairman Dr. Mazen Soueid, participated in the GITEX Exhibition, held in Dubai from 6 to 9 October, sponsoring the Lebanese Pavilion, which was attended by 21 startups and SMEs.
Dr. Soueid stressed out that IDAL will be the main partner of the information technology sector through various ways and means to support this sector and strengthen its role in establishing the knowledge economy and keeping pace with the continuous technological advancements.
In line with its mission to support Lebanon’s youth and increase their exposure to the entrepreneurial culture at an early stage, we have met with universities’ representatives and discussed potential means of collaboration between IDAL’s Business Support Unit (BSU) and universities and educational institutions engaged in entrepreneurship development.
Newly appointed non-resident Ambassador of New Zealand to Lebanon H.E. Mr. Greg Lewis met with IDAL Chairman Mr. Nabil Itani, accompanied by New Zealand Honorary Consul in Beirut Mr. Mahmoud Haidar. Following a brief introduction on IDAL, the discussion focused on developing bilateral trade and investments across priority sectors. Participants also followed up on a recent visit by IDAL’s counterpart New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) and proposed tangible ways to attract New Zealand investors to Lebanon and boost Lebanese exports to New Zealand.