Lebanon Economic Forum  
Main Speakers
  • H.E. General Michel Sleiman
    The President of the Republic of Lebanon
  • H.E. General Michel Sleiman
  • H.E. Mr. Arthur Nazarian
    Minister of Oil and Water, Lebanon
  • H.E. Mr. Arthur Nazarian

    H.E. Arthur Nazarian is currently the Minister of Energy and Water in Lebanon. H.E. is also Deputy- Member of Parliament since 2009.

    He was Minister of Environment and Minister of Tourism and was Treasurer of AGBU Lebanon District Committee.

    In 2007 Honored by Lebanese President Emile Lahoud with the National Order of Cedar “the Commander Grad”.

    Managing Director and Partner in Companies in Lebanon and the Gulf Area.

    Board member in Byblos Bank of Lebanon and Armenia. Member of the Armenian Catholicossate of Cicilia's Central Political Committee.

    He holds a BE Textile Engineering from Philadelphia University (USA).

  • H.E. Mrs. Raya Al Hassan
    Former Minister of Finance, Lebanon
  • H.E. Mrs. Raya Al Hassan

    H.E. Raya Haffar El-Hassan is currently the Financial Consultant and Member of the Board of Directors of BankMed, and MedInvestment Bank. H.E. was Minister of Finance in Lebanon (2009-2011).

    Mrs. El-Hassan was Advisor to the Minister of Economy and Trade and a program specialist for the Economic Governance and Pro-Poor portfolio at UNDP Lebanon. In the mid 90’, she was responsible for overseeing the implementation of tax and expenditure management reforms and in setting up and operating a UN debt management system at the Ministry of Finance. As Project Director within the Office of the Prime Minister (2003-2009), she oversaw several UN, World Bank and EU public sector reform projects and worked on the elaboration and the implementation of the government’s economic and social reform agenda under the Paris II and III International Donor Conferences for Lebanon.

    H.E. holds a master’s degree in business administration, from the George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the American University of Beirut.

  • H.E. Adnan Kassar
    General Union of Chambers of Commerce, Industry & Agriculture For Arab Countries
  • H.E. Adnan Kassar

    H.E. Adnan Kassar is currently The Chairman of the General Union of Arab Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture for Arab Countries.

    H.E. is also the chairman of Fransabank and Board Member of the Association of Banks in Lebanon.

    H.E. Kassar is a former Minister of state & Minister of Economy and trade in Lebanon

    H.E. Holds a degree in law from The University of Saint Joseph, Lebanon

  • H.E. Dr Abdullah Al Dardari
    ESCWA
  • H.E. Dr Abdullah Al Dardari

    H.E. Mr. Abdallah Al Dardari has a wealth of information and expertise on poverty reduction strategies, governance and macroeconomics. He is currently Chief Economist since 29 August 2012, in addition to his title as Director of the Economic Development and Globalization Division (EDGD) at ESCWA since 7 September 2011.

    Mr. Al Dardari was Deputy Prime Minister for Economic affairs from 2005-2011 and Minister of Planning in Syrian Arab Republic (Chairman of the State Planning Commission- 2003 -2005) and UNDP's Assistant Resident Representative in Syria (2001-2003).

    H.E. Mr. Al Dardari has also extensive experience in the areas of competitiveness, investments and international trade negotiations.

    H.E. Mr. Al Dardari holds an Honorary Doctorate from Yalova University in Istanbul, a Masters in International Political Economy from University of Southern California, BA Economics from Richmond University London, and Post Graduate Research at the London School of Economics.


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THE LEBANESE AND ARAB ECONOMY AT A TIME OF POLITICAL AND SECURITY CRISES

The state of political uncertainty and current economic challenges prevailing in the Arab world necessitate an in depth discussion of the existing and upcoming challenges & prospects and a particular focus on the cross economic relations between the various Arab countries to be addressed by policy makers, leading business, finance and investment figures.

Debating these critical issues and concerns will constitute the Third Lebanon Economic Forum’s key topics of discussion.

The forum is to take place on the 8th of March 2014 at the Four Seasons Hotel, Beirut-Lebanon, under the high patronage of H.E. The President of the Republic of Lebanon, General Michel Suleiman, and will witness an extensive participation of ministers of key sectors, government officials, business and investment leaders, and experts from Lebanon, Arab and neighboring countries.

2012 Highlights:

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500 participants at the Lebanese Economic Forum Mar 8th, 2014
Held under the patronage and with the participation of HE President Michel Sleiman, the Lebanese Economic forum set off its proceedings at the Four Seasons hotel in the presence of 500 Lebanese and Arab figures. The forum witnessed high le ...
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