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  • 09:30 am - 10:00 am

Registration, Refreshments & Networking

  • 10:00 am - 10:05 am

Welcome and Opening Remarks by the Chairman of IFP, Mr. Albert Aoun

    OPENING CEREMONY

    • 10:05 am - 10:10 am

    Commencement and welcoming Keynote speech

    Mr. Toufic Dabboussi, President of the Chamber of Commerce, Industry, & Agriculture of Tripoli and North Lebanon

    • 10:10 am - 10:20 am

    Keynote address | His Excellency Prime Minister Mr. Saad Al Hariri, Patron of the conference

    • 10:20 am - 11:05 am

    Projects, Opportunities & Initiatives in Tripoli & North Lebanon

    • Over 200 new projects through the Capital Investment Program
    • Examining the development of Tripoli Special Economic Zone (TSEZ)
    • Plans & strategies to reduce unemployment & the number of refugees in the Northern Area

    Moderator

    HE Nicolas Nahas | former Minister, Economy & Trade

    Panellists
    HE Raya Haffar El Hassan | Minister, Interior & Municipalities and Chairperson, TSEZ
    HE Adel Afiouni | Minister, State for Information Technology
    Nabil El Jisr | President, Council for Development & Reconstruction
    Jacques Sarraf | Chairman, The Global Lebanese Investors

    • 11:05 am - 11:45 am

    Coffee Break

      NORTHERN LEBANON KEY INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS

      • 11:45 am - 12:30 pm

      Port of Tripoli Extension Launched - Opportunities Ahead

      • Connecting the port to the surrounding infrastructure, including the railway, roads & bridges
      • Understanding the value & the timeline of the project
      • Modernizing infrastructure

      Moderator

      Toufic Dabboussi | President, Chamber of Commerce, Industry & Agriculture of Tripoli & North Lebanon

        THE TRIPOLI SPECIAL ECONOMIC ZONE

        • 12:30 pm - 12:45 pm

        Unique Exemptions & Business Opportunities at the Tripoli Special Economic Zone (TSEZ)

        • Overview on creating a legal & regulatory environment within the TSEZ jurisdiction
        • Benefits of doing business in the Special Zone
        • Identifying the two unique sections of TSEZ

        Presenter

        Dr. Hassan Dennaoui | Acting General Manager & Chairman, Tripoli Special Economic Zone

        • 12:45 pm - 13:15 pm

        Coffee Break

          THE TRIPOLI - SYRIA RAILWAY

          • 13:15 pm - 14:00 pm

          Financing the Reconstruction of the Railway from Tripoli to the Lebanese/Syrian border

          • Overview on the opportunities and benefits of the Railway for Lebanon and the region
          • Understanding the implementation plan and key entities working on it
          • Role of Tripoli and the port in the Belt and Road Initiative

          Moderator

          Nabil El Jisr | President, Council for Development & Reconstruction

          Panellists

          Toufic Dabboussi | President, Chamber of Commerce, Industry & Agriculture of Tripoli & North Lebanon

          • 14:00 pm - 15:30 pm

          Lunch Break

            RENEWABLE ENERGY

            • 15:30 pm - 16:15 pm

            Windfarm Economy in Akaar & Upcoming Renewable Energy Tenders

            • Wind farms and the importance of renewable energy
            • Future growth of renewable energy
            • Supporting industries & local benefits

            Moderator

            Pierre Khoury | Chairman, LCEC

              CEDRE PROJECTS IN TRIPOLI & NORTH LEBANON

              • 16:15 pm - 16:30 pm

              Unique Opportunities of CEDRE, & How the Local Industry Will Benefit

              • Number & Types of Projects
              • Opportunities for local enterprises
              • Significance of PPP
              • 16:30 pm - 18:00 pm

              Networking

              • 18:00 pm - 21:00 pm

              Gala Dinner

              • 09:30 am - 10:00 am

              Registration, Refreshments & Networking

              • 10:00 am - 10:05 am

              Welcome & Opening Remarks

              • 10:05 am - 10:15 am

              Keynote address | HE Adel Afiouni, Minister of State, Information Technology & Investment

                BRINGING TRIPOLI INTO THE DIGITAL ERA

                • 10:15 am - 11:00 am

                The Role of Technology Innovation in the Development of Businesses & Education

                • Opportunities for large local & international firms in Tripoli and North Lebanon
                • Vocational Education in support of new business sectors
                • The importance of a well-rounded business environment that includes SMEs, Start ups, & large companies

                Moderator

                Dr. Fouad Mrad | Director, United Nations, ESCWA

                Panellists

                HE Adel Afiouni | Minister of State, Information Technology & Investment
                Alexandre Harkous | Founder & Executive Chairman, OneWealthPlace

                • 11:00 am - 11:15 am

                Coffee Break

                  DEVELOPMENT OF EXISTING & LOCAL BUSINESSES

                  • 11:15 am - 12:00 pm

                  The Opportunity of Tripoli to Become the Lebanese Capital for Oil & Gas

                  • Rehabilitation of the oil storage facility in Tripoli and expansion plans by Rosneft
                  • Strategic importance of Tripoli for the Oil & Gas industry in the region
                  • Significance of Oil & Gas and the complementing business sectors

                  Moderator

                  HE Nicolas Nahas | Former Minister, Economy & Trade

                  • 12:00 pm - 12:15 pm

                  Coffee Break

                    NEW SECTORS & DEVELOPMENTS IN TRIPOLI & NORTH LEBANON

                    • 12:15 pm - 13:00 pm

                    The Shipping Hub of the Eastern Mediterranean & the Logistics Opportunities

                    • Significance of logistics in the rebuilding effort in Syria
                    • Importance of logistics in maximizing the potential of the expanded port locally
                    • Complementing industries & local market support

                    Moderator

                    Toufic Dabboussi | President, Chamber of Commerce, Industry & Agriculture of Tripoli & North Lebanon

                    • 13:00 pm - 13:15 pm

                    Closing Comments from the Chairman

                    • 13:15 pm - 14:15 pm

                    Networking & End of Conference

                    will be financed through bank loans for the development of Tripoli Special Economic Zone (TSEZ)

                    will be financed through bank loans for the development of Tripoli Special Economic Zone (TSEZ)

                    Tripoli and the Northern region's investment pipeline

                    Tripoli and the Northern region's investment pipeline

                    for the redevelopment of Port of Tripoli

                    for the redevelopment of Port of Tripoli

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                    Tripoli Special Economic Zone will be issuing its first license

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