Middle East

Banque du Liban Launches BDL Accelerate 2016

Banque du Liban – The Central Bank of Lebanon launched Lebanon’s third annual international conference, “BDL Accelerate 2016” at Forum de Beyrouth. The biggest and most influential conference on the Mediterranean and in the MENA region took place over three days and gathered the most influential personalities and international speakers. This year 20 000 attendees from all over the world, with over 1000 internationals, 4000 professionals, 3000 entrepreneurs and 2000 students, participated in the event which included interactive dialogues and discussions as well as conferences spread over nine platforms.  Among the lineup of speakers was Steve "The Woz" Wozniak, the Silicon Valley icon who founded Apple with Steve Jobs as well as Tony Fadell, the Lebanese Founder and CEO of Nest company (bought by Google for billions of dollars) who discussed his achievements in the innovation and technology world. The Prime Minister-designate, Saad Hariri surprised the audience with an appearance at the conference, where he visited with the startups and exhibitors.

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