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In anticipation of the Anuga exhibition, which will be held on Oct. 7-11 in Cologne, Germany, IDAL`s Chairman, Nabil Itani held a preparatory meeting with the Syndicate of the Lebanese Agrofood Industrialists to discuss details of participation and ways to enhance the Lebanese products access to European markets. This participation aims at increasing Lebanese products exports in addition to the establishment of an exchange platform between exporters and commercial centers in Europe.
A delegation from IDAL participated at the LDE conference, organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Las Vegas - USA. In the "Knowledge Economy: Public Private Partnerships and Educational Institutions" session, IDAL tackled the ICT sector in Lebanon, which grew by 7% between 2014 and 2016 and is expected to grow by 9.7% in 2019.
IDAL also hosted a gala dinner in honor of participating expatriates. Mr. Merched Al-Hajj Chahine, Member of the Board of Directors, delivered a speech on behalf of the Chairman Nabil Itani at the dinner. He called to join forces, so together, we can work for a better more prosperous country, one that is at par with expatriates dreams and aspirations.
IDAL's Chairman, Eng. Nabil Itani, headed a fact finding mission to Stockholm - Sweden for three days to get a comprehensive picture of how Stockholm City has worked to create a knowledge economy and an environment for start-ups to flourish and develop a partnership with concerned entities to foster knowledge transfer between the 2 countries. Eng. Itani declared the visit very fruitful and shall provide Lebanon with the necessary expertise to reach the world; especially that IDAL is in the process of launching a business support unit that will provide free consulting services for start-ups.
IDAL Chairman Eng. Nabil Itani took part at the “ 7th China-Arab Entrepreneur Conference & the 5th Investment Seminar , China –Arab States Business Summit 2017, held on Sept 6-8 in Yinchuan –Ningxia. He also participated at at the Xi'an Silk Road Business Summit that took place on Sept 8-9, where he presented the advantages of the business environment in Lebanon and the investors` incentives granted by IDAL. Commenting this participation, Itani said: "Lebanon can play an important role in the Silk Road Initiative, and it is crucial for us to participate in such events which will nurture the means of cooperation with the Chinese to move this initiative forward".