Lebanon’s Food Producers: Agrytech signals new hope

Lebanon’s Food Producers: Agrytech signals new hope

Established in 2002 by Saint-Joseph University, Berytech is an entity that provides a dynamic environment for the creation and development of startups, fostering innovation, technology and entrepreneurship. In 2017, a new platform was launched in Lebanon called Agrytech. Marking the country’s only agri-food innovation hub, Agrytech is jointly funded by Berytech and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

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Lebanon’s Food Producers: Challenges and solutions

Lebanon’s Food Producers: Challenges and solutions

As it stands, Lebanon has over 4,700 registered industrial firms, which exported products valued at USD 2.61 billion in 2017. One-quarter of these belong to the agro-food sub-sector, making it the country’s second biggest export

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Gemayel Freres: A pioneer of industry

Gemayel Freres: A pioneer of industry

Dr. Fady Gemayel is the co-owner and honorary chairman of Gemayel Freres, a family-owned corrugated cardboard and packaging company celebrating its 90th anniversary this year. He is also the current serving president of the Association of Lebanese Industrialists. Dr. Gemayel spoke exclusively with Hospitality News ME about the state of the industry, the challenges he’s faced and future trends

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Venture Group’s all-year-round Beit Mery cluster underway

Venture Group’s all-year-round Beit Mery cluster underway

Located in the heart of the Metn mountain with natural breathtaking views 700 meters above the Mediterranean Sea, Beit Mery is a town on the cusp of an exciting transformation. The growth that this densely populated pine area is experiencing will, by summer 2020, be reflected in it welcoming Lebanon’s newest F&B cluster concept, courtesy of Venture Group and Jellyfish

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Coming up at HORECA Lebanon

Coming up at HORECA Lebanon

HORECA Lebanon is returning to Seaside Arena, Beirut, from April 2-5, 2019. We take a look at what’s in store during the four-day hospitality and foodservice trade event

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Château Musar scoops favorite Middle Eastern wine award

Château Musar scoops favorite Middle Eastern wine award

Drinks International announced its highly anticipated results of The World’s Most Admired Wine Brands survey, conducted in association with market research specialists, Wine Intelligence. The event was held at the Steinberger Parkhotel in Düsseldorf on the opening day of Prowein, the wine world’s premier event. The brands were chosen by...

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Multi-sectoral partnership enhances Shouf’s water resources

Multi-sectoral partnership enhances Shouf’s water resources

A multi-sectoral partnership was launched to help Lebanon’s Shouf Biosphere Reserve (SBR) to bolster the area’s groundwater reservoirs during the October-May rainy season. This is achieved using various walls and terraces to channel rainwater to dedicated reservoirs to reduce the impact of summer droughts. The development, announced during World Water...

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Marc Chehade and the secret of MEC’s success

Marc Chehade and the secret of MEC’s success

He entered the Lebanese F&B industry in 2000, when still fairly young and studying for a civil engineering degree at LAU. Being a nightlife enthusiast himself, Marc Chehade decided to set up a company called Managing and Engineering F&B Concepts (MEC) and, as CEO, opened the first bar in Monot Street, named Rounders

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Tourism boost expected in Lebanon following lift of the Saudi travel ban

Tourism boost expected in Lebanon following lift of the Saudi travel ban

“We are awaiting for the travel ban to be lifted by the UAE, and this is a announcement we anticipate in a month or so,” Achkar said.

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