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Show Hours & Venue Guide

Tripoli International Conference & Exhibition - TICE 2019


The Tripoli International Conference and Exhibition (TICE) is an initiative that sheds light on the growing importance of the northern capital as a substantial business hub and a strategic gateway to Syria’s market. Held in November 2019 at the Rashid Karameh International Exhibition Center, TICE will bring together investors, startups, manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, as well as local and international business leaders from various sectors, to explore the latest projects, trade, and investment opportunities in Tripoli.

Tripoli is expected to become a launchpad for Syria’s post-crisis reconstruction. The city’s location and proximity to the Syrian borders make it a practical link between Syria and the global community. Tripoli could become one of the key supply routes to Syria’s reconstruction investments, due to its strategic location between the Mediterranean Sea and some of Syria’s most devastated provinces including Homs and Damascus.

 

 

OPENING HOURS


11:00 AM - 8:00 PM

 

 

THE VENUE


The Rashid Karami International Exhibition Center It is of major economic significance both locally and nationally. The site is located 15km from the central business district of Tripoli and 600m from the seashore. The total area of the Fair site is approximately 100 ha, used for the exhibition buildings and display areas. An area of 36 ha is used for landscaping and gardens and provides parking spaces for 3000 cars. The venue comprises 20,000 m2 of indoor halls and 40,000 m2 of outdoor exhibition areas. The conference hall includes 16,000 seats.

The Rashid Karami International Exhibition Center is a surreal anomaly, a symbol of Lebanon’s grand pre-war dreams and its post-war economic stagnation. Set amid a square kilometre of landscaped gardens, close to the centre of Tripoli, it was designed by Brazilian modernist architect Oscar Niemeyer.

Conceived by Lebanon’s former president Camille Chamoun in the wake of the 1958 civil conflict, the trade fair was intended to unite citizens and overcome sectarian divisions, as well as to inject a new lease of life into Lebanon’s second city, which lost its historical trade links and stagnated economically after independence.

Niemeyer, a visionary, Pritzker prize-winning Brazilian architect known for creating avant-garde concrete buildings, was invited to Lebanon in 1962, just two years after he finished work on Brasilia, Brasil’s purpose-built capital city. In Tripoli, he designed a vast park filled with free-standing, sculptural buildings made from his signature reinforced concrete.