Presidency of the
Council of Ministers
IDAL received a courtesy visit from the Ambassador of Mexico to Lebanon, Mr. Jaime Garcia Amaral. The visit aimed at enhancing business relationships between both countries, especially that Mexico holds a large Lebanese diaspora that could act as a liaison in establishing businesses and forging partnerships. The main issue discussed involved the various obstacles to export to Mexico from Lebanon and ways to facilitate such transactions, in addition to organizing mutual investment and trade missions.
Chairman of IDAL has toured the packaging houses in the Bekaa that fall under the Agri Plus Program, the program that is managed by IDAL for agriculture export development. The tours come as part of a routine quarterly visit to oversee the developments and improvements of the packing houses and to ensure their compliance with the criteria and standards set forth by the program. All packing houses visited have voiced their readiness to develop their business and work towards quality certifications for production and packaging.
With the aim of "promoting innovative investments in the Agro-food industry", The Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture in Saida and South of Lebanon (CCIAS) and the South Business Innovation Center (SouthBIC) are organising a conference on Wednesday September 18, 2013.
The conference will be held at the Auditorium of the CCIAS in Saida and will bring together Agro-industrialists and key actors of this value chain from across the country to discuss important issues related to the sector trends and development in Lebanon and the innovation in the Agro-Industry.
Conference speakers include representatives from concerned institutions such as IDAL, BDL, Qualeb, Kafalat in addition to other experts from international organizations. These speakers and other breakout session presenters will be leading discussions related to the investments and innovations in the agro-industry businesses.
On the margins of the conference an exhibition will be inaugurated at the BEC (Business Exhibitions Center in Saida) under the patronage of the European Union Ambassador Angelina Eichhorst. The exhibition will be held from 18-21 September.
It will be a pleasure if you can attend and drop by our booth to find out how we can support you in your exports or your investments.
Please check the program for more information.
We have invited companies engaged in Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) activities along with representatives from the Ministry of Telecommunications, and the Presidency of the Council of Ministers for a round-table discussion aimed at looking into ways to support the industry in Lebanon, including the outsourcing of shared services, call center activities and IT services. The meeting covered IDAL's participation at the International Outsourcing Forum (IOF) which is taking place this year in Reims, France on October the 2nd and defined a roadmap for promoting the business process outsourcing industry in Lebanon.