His Excellency Minister of Energy and Water Arthur Nazarian inaugurated Project Lebanon 2016, the 21st International Trade Exhibition for Construction Materials and Equipment for Lebanon and the Middle East, and Energy Lebanon 2016, the 6th International Trade Exhibition for Power,Electrical Engineering, Alternative Energy, Lighting, HVAC, Water and Environmental Technologies, in the presence of the ambassadors of the participating countries and a number of officials, diplomats, and dignitaries. The exhibition will continue from May 31 to June 3, 2016.
IFP Group (International Fairs & Promotions), the organizer of Project Lebanon, is expecting a record number of visitors and participants in the exhibition this year. In this context, the Group Chairman Mr. Albert Aoun confirmed that Project Lebanon is "following its path of continuousevolvement with the same momentum visitors are used to, welcoming more than 450 companies from 20 countries: Belgium, Belarus, China, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Greece, India, Iran, Italy, Kuwait, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Turkey, andthe United Arab Emirates."
Project Lebanon 2016 is held concurrently with two specialized conferences.
LEBANON'S OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES IN THE RECONSTRUCTION OF SYRIA CONFERENCE
The first, following the opening of Project Lebanon on May 31st, is a forum on Lebanon's OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES IN THE RECONSTRUCTION OF SYRIA, aiming at exploring eventual efforts in the reconstruction and development of the Syrian infrastructure, discussing the available possibilities and options to launch construction projects, and debating Lebanon'sexpected role in this context.
The conference is welcoming the United Nation (UN) organizations involved in the Syrian situation including representatives of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), which initiated the "National Agenda for the Future of Syria" program in order to examine the concrete development needs for the recovery of Syria. In addition, a select group ofleading architects, contractors, businesspeople, and investors from Lebanon and Syria, as well as Arab and international diplomats and government officials are participating in the discussion.
EcOrient Waste Management ConferenceThe second event is the 5th International Conference for Environmental Technologies, Sustainability, and Clean Energy, EcOrient 2016, dedicated this year to exploring solutions for Lebanon's current waste crisis. Welcoming OMSAR (Office of Minister of State for Administrative Reform) and UNIDO representatives, as well as numerous public and private stakeholders, the conference will focus on solid waste management and different types of recycling from e-waste to plastics.
An All-Inclusive ShowThe organizers highlight that the simultaneity of these events aims at increasing Project Lebanon's general specialization, allowing engineers, contractors, project managers, and all construction stakeholders to serve their business needs under one roof, and source new products, solutions, equipment, and technology. Project Lebanon 2016 includes profiles ranging from ceramics, stone, wood and wooden products, metal products, elevators, security products, plastics and piping products, to construction-related material; while lighting, electro-mechanic products and equipment, HVAC, generators, electricity and alternative energy technology and solutions, water, environmental and green technologies profiles are displayed at Energy Lebanon 2016.
Highlights at Project Lebanon 2016The Live Demonstration Theater will be a major highlight for Project Lebanon 2016. It is a unique opportunity for visitors to engage with exhibitors showcasing and launching their products and services, and to witness live demonstrations of the latest technologies in the industry.
Another major highlight is the Innovative Pavilion: a collaboration between Project Lebanon and Engineering and Architecture faculties from across Lebanon, intended to offer young and talented Lebanese students a unique platform to present their innovative ideas and carry their projects to fruition in the presence of industry leaders and decision-makers.
Project Lebanon 2016 will also include a dedicated B2B Matchmaking Platform, carefully designed to ensure both visitors and exhibitors meet the right partners, in addition to a VIP Lounge providing quick access and privacy.