The 3rd Emigrants Economic Conference

The 3rd Emigrants Economic Conference 04 Jul 2023
10:00 - 10:30

Opening Session

10:30 - 11:45

Awards Ceremony

10:45 - 11:00

Coffee Break and Networking

11:00 - 12:15

Panel 1: How does the Diaspora See the Potential of Reforms and Recovery

  • Diasporas views on needed reforms to reverse economic decline and hyperinflation.
  • How to kick start the economy and launch the process of recovery
  • Is it a People or Government Centered Recovery?
  • The role of remittances inflows in the Lebanese Economy
  • How can emigrants be a catalyst to mobilize capital into Lebanon

12:15 - 01:15

Panel 2: Can Diaspora Capital Drive the recovery?

  • Needed investments to drive the recovery and growth
  • Need to address the banking industry predicaments
  • Do the diaspora have the appetite to invest again in Lebanon
  • Diaspora prerequisite to invest in Lebanon

01:15 - 02:00

Panel 3: Success Stories; Familiar faces in different places

  • Being a Lebanese outside Lebanon: Challenges and lessons learned
  • The road to success
  • Mobilizing diaspora potential for boosting and creating opportunities
  • Role of Lebanese Women in Diaspora: Narratives and Contemporary Challenges

02:00 - 03:00


03:00 - 04:00

Panel 4: The role of Diaspora beyond remittances

  • An Overview of the impact of the economic crisis on the people of Lebanon
  • Initiatives to mobilize more aid into most needed sectors (healthcare, education, food ...)
  • The power of Diaspora Networking
  • The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and Migration
  • From Brain Drain to Brain Gain, Harnessing the skills of migrants and diasporas to foster development

04:00 - 04:15

Keynote Presentation: How can the diaspora mentor and help Lebanese startups to scale up and raise capital

04:15 - 04:30

Closing Remarks and Pitching Stage Introduction

04:30 - 06:00

The Strat-Up Pitching Stage; Stand & Deliver