Presidency of the
Council of Ministers
Chairman of IDAL Nabil Itani visited a number of vegetable and fruit packing houses in the Bekaa as part of the institution’s support to Lebanese exports through ensuring the adoption of quality standards within the framework of the Agri Plus program. Mr. Itani predicted the volume of exports to reach 330,000 tons at the end of 2018 as a result of the program.
IDAL, in cooperation with TAIEX, and with the support of the EU Delegation in Lebanon, organized a workshop on enhancing the business environment. Two experts: Mr. Wadih Al-Ashqar, CEO of Start-up Stockholm in Sweden, and Philippe Yverniaux, Director of International Cooperation at Business France in France, highlighted their countries' experiences in supporting and providing suitable growth environment to startups. The recommendations stressed the need to activate partnerships with the business community, incubators and chambers of commerce, promote exports of startups and update related laws.