The Third LIFE and Endeavor Lebanon Global Business Summit

22 Dec 2016

December 22, 2016 – Endeavor Lebanon and Lebanese International Finance Executives (LIFE) hosted their annual Global Business Summit for the third year in a row, gathering hundreds of top entrepreneurs, diaspora members and prominent investors at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beirut. The summit focused on discussing the latest challenges, opportunities and strategies of growing startups and scale ups from Lebanon globally.

The Global Business Summit welcomed H.E. Prime Minister of Lebanon Mr. Saad Hariri, who took part in a Town Hall discussion, tapping into the economic and business issues that Lebanon is facing, the government plans for reforms to boost growth and empower entrepreneurs and highlighting the role that the business diaspora can play in supporting those reforms and the Lebanese economy. Commenting on the matter, H.E. Prime Minister Hariri stated, “We are at a stage now, where the public and private sectors must come together and unify their efforts to contribute towards economic prosperity in Lebanon. We are very keen to support the local entrepreneurial community as their impact on the economy has been evident in recent years, stimulating job creation and putting Lebanon on the global map, via exceptional projects.”

H.E. Mr. Riad Salame, Governor of the Central Bank of Lebanon, delivered a keynote address, sharing plans for growth in the entrepreneurial sector, “We are looking forward to further develop our cooperation with entrepreneurs in our country. The CMA is preparing for the electronic platform, which has done a big progress, and hopefully we will be able to introduce that platform during the 2nd quarter of 2017. This platform will enable a transparent trading, accessible from all over the world, on Lebanese papers, be it bonds, certificate of deposits or equities. 

Video | 2016 Beirut Global Business Summit

Video | 2016 Beirut Global Business Summit

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The Summit in the News


  • December 22, 2016 | on AL JADEED in Arabic
  • December 22, 2016 | on OTV in Arabic
  • December 22, 2016 | on Future TV in Arabic
  • December 22, 2016 | on LBCI in Arabic
  • December 22, 2016 | on LBCI/ Kalam Ennas in Arabic
  • December 22, 2016 | on NBN in Arabic