Planet Lebanon 2017 unites Lebanese expatriates Conference aims to promote business

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Under the Patronage of the President of the Council of Ministers H.E. Mr. Saad Hariri, Planet Lebanon 2017 “Lebanese Diaspora Connections: National Economic Development” will be held at the Grand Ballroom Phoenicia Hotel, Beirut, Lebanon on August 3rd 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, followed by tour to the historic sights of Chouf district on August 4th, 2017.
The 7th World Conference of the Lebanese International Business Council (LIBC), also known as Planet Lebanon 2017, will witness the largest gathering of elite local and expatriate Lebanese businessmen, said Nassib Fawaz, Lebanese International Business Council (LIBC) chairman.
“This event is the single most important international economic and financial convention of Lebanese expatriates,” said Fawaz in a press release announcing Planet Lebanon 2017 on Monday.
“The biggest difference with the conference this year is the diversity of participants, especially including the Lebanese immigrants from all countries” said Fawaz.
Still, Fawaz argued, the public sector must move forward with critical improvements in the economy at large. He cautioned that, while many business connections were made at previous Planet Lebanon gatherings, and more connections will likely be made at this year’s gathering, “many steps must be taken to improve the business climate.
” While the private sector is very active and there is a lot of interest from the Diaspora to invest in the Lebanese economy, the government is also important, to create stability, and an environment where people want to come and invest,” Fawaz said.
While a key component of the conference is to develop and advance business opportunities, Fawaz said that structural issues will also be high on the agenda. A parallel Fair promoting sponsors business is also scheduled in parallel to the conference, as. He added.
According to Gayath Rifai the General Secretary of LIBC, the main objective of this conference is to enhance investment and trade through knowledge and network development. The conference aims to achieve this goal by strengthening the links between the Lebanon and the worldwide based Lebanese business community.
Rifai praised the sponsorship of Byblos Bank, BDL, Blom Bank, and Investment Development Authority of Lebanon (IDAL).  The second day of the conference will include a tour to the historic sights of Chouf district hosted by Medyar, the large sized gated community in Damour.
LIBC’s Seventh world conference is the conclusion to similar events in Belgium, Dubai, Lebanon, Brazil, and Antilles. The conference has seen considerable interest from the business world and will feature, in addition to business associations, exporters and producers, various government agencies and other establishments and organizations.
Top elite businessmen are expected to participate in Planet Lebanon 2017 that will bring together a prominent who’s who of Lebanese expatriates, members of the business and industrial sectors as well as a variety of political and community leaders.
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