Renewed UK-Lebanese partnership on two conferences

Top Quote 2nd LIOG Summit 2013 and LICEX 2013 launched with a positive commitment to Lebanon. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) May 08, 2013 - Following the remarkable success last December of the Lebanon International Oil and Gas Summit (LIOG 2012) in its first edition, organizers of the summit, Global Events Partners Ltd. (GEP) from the UK and Lebanon's Planners and Partners S.A.L., are partnering again to launch two events in 2013, in Beirut.

    This shows a commitment to Lebanon as an attractive investment destination and as one of the best venues for conferences and exhibitions in the region, according to organizing partners.

    The first event will be the "Lebanon Infrastructure Conference and Exhibition" (LICEX 2013) in October and the second will be this year's edition of the 2nd Lebanon International Oil and Gas Summit (LIOG 2013) in December like last year.

    Building on success - The 2nd LIOG Summit 2013
    The 2nd Lebanon Oil and Gas Summit (LIOG 2013) will be held on 4 and 5 December 2013, in the Phoenicia Intercontinental Hotel in Beirut.

    This year's edition is expected to build on the momentum and success of the 2012 summit, which was held under the patronage of the Ministry of Energy and Water and in collaboration with the Ministry of Finance, attracting over 330 delegates and 35 speakers from 23 countries representing 150 local and international companies and organizations, including major IOCs.

    Paul Gilbert, Managing Director of GEP, said, "In the coming second edition of LIOG, we are committed to keeping the highly strategic nature of the event for the second consecutive year, with a very strong conference programme and a couple of new activities."

    Dory Renno, Managing Director of Planners and Partners S.A.L.,highlighted the fact that "The 2nd edition of LIOG has established a solid position for the conference as a platform for the emerging oil and gas industry in Lebanon."

    He explained that the timing will be perfect, as companies will be preparing themselves for the start of the negotiations phase. "The early response from companies has been great," Renno added.

    Always innovative -LICEX 2013
    The Lebanon Infrastructure Conference and Exhibition (LICEX 2013), on the other hand, is taking place on 10 and 11 October 2013 in Beirut.

    Supported by the Secretariat General of the Higher Council for Privatization, LICEX 2013 is gaining unprecedented support from government organizations and private businesses both locally and internationally.

    ''LICEX 2013 will feature an exhibition and conference,'' said Paul Gilbert. ''Participants will have the opportunity to hear from government officials and industry experts about the latest planned infrastructure projects and to discuss the vast investment opportunities available in the country. They will have also the opportunity to hear from international experts about the latest on the Public Private Partnership."

    "There are a lot of new business opportunities to develop in Lebanon through a number of infrastructure contracts on offer," explained Dory Renno, who expected that the exhibition segment of the event will turn those opportunities into real projects in the near future.

    The timing of LICEX 2013 coincides with the increased interest and talk about the much-needed partnership between the private and public sectors in Lebanon.

    A land of opportunities
    "We believe in Lebanon and in its business climate, which makes it a great place for the conferences and exhibitions industry," said Gilbert. "We also strongly believe that successful conferences like LIOG, in both of its annual editions, reflect a positive image about Lebanon as an attractive investment arena.

    "Investors who want to be involved in Lebanon should come to events that are organized in Lebanon, experience the wonderful hospitality and the beautiful city of Beirut and importantly to understand first-hand the many opportunities that Lebanon has to offer."

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