Germany participates in Project Lebanon with a national pavilion comprising 12 companies that enjoy the direct support of the German government, which seeks to increase the volume of mutual trade between the two countries.
Germany is the fourth largest country in the world in terms of GDP, and SMEs constitute 99% of the companies registered in Germany. These companies provide high quality products and technology in many fields, including building materials and equipment.
Germany believes that Lebanon is a dynamic country with a developed market where high-quality products are in high demand, especially in the construction sector. For the German business community, Lebanon is also considered a major gateway to the markets of the region due to the entrepreneurial spirit that characterizes its population, thanks to the level of education and the high skills the Lebanese obtain. German exports to Lebanon in 2012 have reached to 862.2 million euros, while the total volume of Lebanese exports to Germany is estimated 47.1 million euros.
Consequently, German official bodies, including the Ministry of Economy and Technology in the federal government (BMWi), and the Association of the German Trade Fair Industry (AUMA), The Association of the Steel and Metal Processing Industry (WSM), and NUMOV, the German Near and Middle East Association support the German pavilion at Project Lebanon 2013.