Lebanese Republic

SME Forum


Under the patronage of H.E. the President of the Republic of Lebanon General Michel Aoun, the Ministry of Economy and Trade has launched the Lebanese SME Forum 2017.

This event will constitute the first of a series of yearly thematic events focusing on the SME sector, and involving relevant players on the national and regional levels. The overall goal is to enhance synergies between constituents of the SME environment in Lebanon in order to forge a better business environment. 

"Your Needs, Our Challenges" is this year’s one-day interactive forum that includes live interventions and thought exchanges between key representatives from the public, private, and non-governmental sectors as well as entrepreneurs and SME managers. The objectives of this event were to identify a number of actionable and practical recommendations that the Ministry and other stakeholders will follow up on through new initiatives.

Lebanese SME Forum



PDF Files
SME Forum 2017 booklet
SME Forum 2017 program
SME Forum 2017 outputs and recommendations (also see SMEs in Lebanon and the SME Strategy)
Speech by H.E. Raed Khoury, Minister of Economy and Trade (Arabic)
Speech by H.E. Hussein El Hajj Hassan, Minister of Industry (Arabic)
Speech by H.E. Riad Salameh, Governor of the Central Bank of Lebanon
Presentation by Dr. Fadi Gemayel, President, Association of Lebanese Industrialists
Presentation by Mrs. Yasmina El-Khoury, Head of Business Environment and Innovation, Presidency of the Council of Ministers
Presentation by Mr. Badri Daher, Director General, Lebanese Customs (Arabic)
Presentation by Mr. Shadi Banna, CEO, Potential
Presentation by Mr. Wael Hamdan, Head of Financing Unit, BDL
Presentation by Mr. Peter Mousley, Program Director, World Bank
Presentation by Mr. Max Zaccar, President, ACAL
Presentation by Mr. Sami Abou Saab, CEO, Speed@BDD
MoU signing with IRADA, GCNL, and Berytech (Arabic)
Presentation by Mr. Mounir Bissat, General Secretary, Syndicate of Agri-Industry
Presentation by Mr. Rida Shayto, Vice President, Order of Pharmaceutical Industries
Media Files
SME Forum 2017 video



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