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IDAL participated at the “Innovative Agricultural Investment Opportunities in Lebanon” discussion panel organized by the Consul General in the Lebanese Embassy in the U.S. (New York) Majdi Ramadan and the American University of Beirut (AUB). The panel presented the opportunities for possible investors and entrepreneurs to invest in Lebanon. Among other issues, panelists discussed vertical farming, snail farming and saffron farming.
IDAL has participated in the official opening of the SmartEx Exhibition in its capacity as a strategic partner. The exhibition which attracts individuals and companies from the technology sector has become a leading platform to showcase innovations and open up networking opportunities. IDAL moderated a Tech Talk at SmartEx Exhibition on April 12 with Hassane Slaibi, CEO and Co-Founder of Band Industries, as a Lebanese success story.
IDAL`s Chairman Eng. Nabil Itani welcomed today the Minister of State for Technology, Adel Afiouni. They held a meeting to discuss the cooperation in developing a common vision for the ICT sector. Itani said the sector grew by 7 percent between 2014 and 2016, while the expected growth rate between 2016 and 2019 is estimated at 10 percent. He stressed that the development of this sector enhances Lebanon's position as a technology hub in the Middle East. For his part, Minister Afiouni declared that cooperation with IDAL is a key factor in the development and implementation of ambitious plans to support the ICT sector and move towards a knowledge economy.
IDAL's Chairman, Eng. Nabil Itani, met with Minister of State for Foreign Trade Hassan Mourad today to discuss the initiatives and programs carried out by IDAL in the framework of the development of Lebanese exports. Eng. Itani spoke about the export programs under IDAL's mandate, which include agriculture, food industries and technology, underlining IDAL`s strategy for these programs over the next two years.