Project Lebanon 2014, The 19th International Construction Trade Exhibition for Lebanon & the Middle East, will kick off on June 3 at BIEL, Beirut. Organized by IFP Group and under the patronage of the Lebanese Minister of Energy and Water, Mr. Arthur Nazarian, this year, Project Lebanon will host more than 400 local, regional and international companies from 20 countries.
“Despite the current circumstances, the Lebanese economy is still exhibiting positive signs, confirming its ability to withstand and overcome the difficulties surrounding the country”, said Albert Aoun, Chairman of IFP Group, affirming that “the Lebanese business community still believes in the country’s future and its economic role, as we heard very clear during the Beirut Boat show which we concluded recently.”
Leveraging from Lebanon’s strategic geographical location as a platform for neighboring markets in the Middle East, and building on its contribution in rebuilding Lebanon in its early editions, Aoun declared that “Project Lebanon, reaching its 19th edition now, is gearing up to back Syria’s rebuilding efforts through launching the Syrian Businessmen Forum which represents an early response to the huge business opportunities that will result from the upcoming rebuilding efforts in Syria.”
The Syrian Businessmen Forum will be held from 4 to 6 June, featuring in the first day a special panel exclusively attended by a select group of Syrian, Arab and foreign business leaders and investors. Speaking at the panel will be Mr. Abdullah Dardari, Director of the Economic Development and Globalization Division (EDGD) at the United Nations' Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA). From his position, Mr. Dardari currently oversees the "National Agenda for the future of Syria" launched by ESCWA to assess the needs of development in Syria.
Clearly indicating the rising interest paid by international companies and businessmen to Project Lebanon as a gateway to the region’s markets, more than 150 International companies participate in this year’s edition; representing Austria, Belgium, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Iran, Italy, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States.
Project Lebanon 2014 will run concurrently with Energy Lebanon, the 4th International Trade Exhibition for Power Generation, Electricity, Alternative Energy, Water and Environmental Technologies. The aim of this union is to raise the level of specialization at the show, enabling entrepreneurs, contractors and all concerned parties to answer their business needs accurately through each individual event; in addition to providing exhibitors with higher exposure among their target audiences.
EcOrient, The Third International Conference for Environmental Technologies, Sustainability & Clean Energy, which will be held in partnership with the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI) will be inaugurated by the Minister of Environment, Mohamad Al-Machnouk on the 4th of June.
Over the period of two days, 6 working sessions will be held with the participation of more than 30 speakers from experts representing major environmental organizations, and leading institutions in the field of clean and alternative energy, to representatives of scientific institutes and research institutions of environmental studies.
The conference is supported by a number of prominent local and regional institutions, led by the Ministry of Environment, the Order of Engineers and Architects of Beirut, the Lebanese Solar Energy Society (LSES), the Lebanese Center for Energy Conservation (LCEC), the Lebanon Green Building Council (LGBC), the Lebanese ASHRAE Chapter, the Arab Sustainability Association, as well as the CES-MED Program.
It is expected the exhibition to witness more than 20,000 professional visitors from all across the construction sector, including engineers, contractors, entrepreneurs, investors, and traders, as well as a large number of government officials, diplomats and decision makers. Aoun concluded by inviting these aforementioned esteemed guests to visit the exhibition and its concurrent events, wishing everyone a successful and prosperous experience at Project Lebanon 2014.