TOUR ON A NUMBER OF VEGETABLE AND FRUIT PACKING HOUSES IN THE BEKAA
09 Oct. 2018
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.
WORKSHOP ON ENHANCING THE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT WITH TAIEX
04 Oct. 2018
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.
"ENHANCING THE WORK OF SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES IN LEBANON" WORKSHOP
02 Oct. 2018
IDAL's Chairman, Eng. Nabil Itani, presented a proposal for the establishment of One Product One Cluster Initiative to be included in the reform agenda of the government. He said that these clusters will contribute to the economic growth in Lebanon through the generation of new job opportunities, the increase of the Lebanese competitiveness, the enhancement of innovation and entrepreneurship and the grow of exports` capacity. Eng. Itani was speaking during a workshop organized by the Ministry of Economy on "Enhancing the Work of Small and Medium Enterprises in Lebanon".
VISIT OF THE FIRST SECRETARY OF THE JAPANESE EMBASSY IN LEBANON
18 Sep. 2018
IDAL's Chairman, Eng. Nabil Itani, discussed with Mr. Mitsuhiro Wada, the First Secretary and Head of Economic Cooperation Section of the Japanese Embassy in Lebanon, ways of enhancing the investment relations between the two countries, in light of the interest shown by Japanese companies in the Syria Construction Process. The exchange of visits between Lebanese and Japanese businessmen is sought in order to deepen knowledge about the economy of both countries.