The picture: The official opening of LEBITALIA stand at Project Lebanon 2015
The Lebanese Italian Business Council, LEBITALIA is a non-governmental and non-profit organization that works in developing and expanding trade and business relations between the Lebanese and Italian business communities. The Council was formed in 2013 by a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Lebanese Chamber of Commerce and the Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Agriculture and Crafts in Milan back in 2013 but it was materialized only couple of months ago.
LEBITALIA’s main objectives are mainly to strengthen trade partnerships between Lebanon and Italy, develop the exchange of goods and services between the two countries, and work towards establishing sustainable relations between both countries in economic, industrial and trade fields.
Once created, the Council has developed and adopted its bylaws. Accordingly, the General Assembly that gathers all members (currently 32) has elected the Board of Directors. The Lebanese side has elected its 10 members and the Italian side its 10. The current Lebanese Board of Directors is chaired by Raphael G. Debbane, Mr. Abdul Wadoud Nsouli is the Vice-President, Mr. Albert Aoun is the Secretary General and Mr. Nicolas Boukather, Treasurer.
Italy was one of the biggest participants of Project Lebanon 2015. Given that this year’s edition of Project Lebanon has coincided with the formation of LEBITALIA, so, taking advantage of this event and to promote the Council and to explain its objectives LEBITALIA was presented by a special stand within the Italian pavilion.