Presidency of the
Council of Ministers
IDAL, represented by Chairman Nabil Itani, was present this year in Cannes to promote for the Lebanese film industry. We took part in a roundtable discussion at the dedicated Lebanese pavilion on the 'new drive of Lebanese cinema' where academics and professionals commented on the evolution of feature films and documentaries and the new initiatives to stimulate the sector across the financing, distribution, and promotion fields.
We also attended screenings of Lebanese films:
Screening of "Rough-Cuts", a selection of excerpts from movies in postproduction and distribution
Screening of « Film ktir kbeer»: A feature narrative directed by Mir Jean Bou Chaaya and produced by Kabreet Productions.
IDAL participated at the Arab Economic Forum, held on May 5, 2015 at the Phoenicia Hotel. The chairman Eng. Nabil Itani headed the fourth session, which focused on the future of investment in the Arab world and how to enhance the business environment in the region.
Itani stressed the need for investment cooperation between the Arab countries and the promotion of mutual investments through the identification of opportunities, potential and promising sectors in each of the Arab countries. He also stressed the necessity of supporting local investors and retaining them, enhancing the after-care services, communicating with the Arab expatriates in all countries of the world, and promoting the region as a whole, with its natural resources, human competencies and consumers` markets.
Mr. Nabil Itani, Chairman-General Manager of IDAL took part at the G20 WAIPA conference on “Foreign Direct Investment” in Istanbul on April 27-28, 2015.
The conference is organized in association with Invest in Turkey, B20 and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development(UNCTAD) to include Investment Promotion Agencies’ perspective to G20 processes to ensure continuous improvement in global investment climate, more inclusive global economic systems and higher connectivity among all economies.
IDAL attended EDILE’s (Economic Development Through Inclusive and Local Empowerment) second Regional Exchange Session, hosted by ANIMA Investment Network on 21-22 April, 2015 in Marseille.
The seminar discussed the economic impact of investment and EDILE assessment tool with a special focus on economic criterion and country-specific practice.