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We have organsied a workshop on the standards and opportunities available to "Export to Russia" on Friday 14 November at Adnan Kassar Building. The workshop which was attended by over 200 interested Agri and Agro manufacturers and exporters started off with introductory speeches from the Minister of Industry, the Minister of Economy and Trade, the Russian Ambassador to Lebanon, and a welcome note from the Chairman of the General Union of Arab Chambers Mr. Adnan Kassar as well as Chairman of IDAL Mr.Nabil Itani. The workshop also included detailed presentations by IDAL, the Ministry of Economy and Trade, and the Russian Embassy covering characteristics of the Russian market, opportunities available, and demand.Shipping companies were also available to brief the audience on the available shipping lines and routes.
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IDAL, represented by its Chairman, Mr. Nabil Itani along with its Legal Advisor Me. Walid Hanna, participated in a marginal meeting among Investment Promotion Agencies (IPAs) from the Arab World in DubaiDubai. The meeting was held to discuss the "Initial Policy Draft Document" to establish an Arab Union that brings together all Arab IPAs in order to ensure knowledge transfer and discussions over investment to the region and ways of promoting the region as a viable investment destination for FDI and inter-Arab investments.
IDAL was present this year at the SIAL Agro Food Trade Show which took place in Paris between 19-23 October. SIAL brought together over 7,500 exhibitors from 104 countries, among which is Lebanon with 18 exhibitors, 11 of which were part of the Lebanese Pavilion at the trade show. Lebanon's participation at this event is proof of the competency of the Agro food sector and the importance to open up to new markets, especially the European.