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SwitchMed Business Networking Implemented by UNIDO at the International Beirut Energy Forum 2016

by switchmed last modified Sep 28, 2016 01:51 PM

As one of the most respectable and proficient energy events in the Middle East, the International Beirut Energy Forum is specifically dedicated to sustainable energy issues and projects. This event plays a significant role in attracting key protagonists in the areas of energy and sustainability solutions from Lebanon, the Arab World, and the international community. As part of the SwitchMed initiative, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) together with the Ministry of Industry, the Association of Lebanese Industries (ALI), and the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture of Beirut and Mount Lebanon, will present Eco-Innovation market ready applications to Lebanese enterprises.  The UNIDO SwitchMed Business Networks seeks to link eco-innovative solutions with businesses across the Mediterranean, promoting innovative technology transfers and joint ventures for a greener and more efficient production. 

In 2016, The International Beirut Energy Forum will be held from 21 to 23 September 2016 under the patronage of the Lebanese Minister of Energy and Water. The event receives the support and participation of a large number of key players in the energy sector. Main supporters of the event are the League of Arab States (LAS), the European Union (EU), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE), and the Lebanese Center for Energy Conservation (LCEC).

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Preliminary Agenda of the SwitchMed Business Networking events

  • 21 September 2016:

Arrival of the EU eco-innovation providers

Afternoon: Panel with participation of UNIDO

20h00 Networking dinner (venue to be identified)


  • 22 September 2016:

9h00-10h30 Introduction Seminar on SwitchMed

10h30-11h00 Coffee Break

11h00-12h30 Presentation of the EU eco-innovation solutions

12h30-14h00 Lunch

14h00-17h00 BtoB Meetings

  • 23 September 2016:

Departure of EU eco-innovation providers


Partners for the SwitchMed Business Networking in Lebanon

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Venue location

Le Royal Hotel –Beirut
Leisure Hill Complex, Dbayeh P.O.Box:
70-1010, Beirut Lebanon
Tel: +961 4 555 555
Fax: +961 4 555 031