Energy Partner:

GE Power is a world energy leader providing equipment, solutions and services across the energy value chain from generation to consumption. Operating in more than 180 countries, GE’s technology produces a third of the world’s electricity, equips 90 percent of power transmission utilities worldwide, and their software manages more than forty percent of the world’s energy. Through relentless innovation and continuous partnership with their customers, they are developing the energy technologies of the future and improving the power networks they depend on today.  Three trends are shaping the electricity future to create a 21st century power network capable of realizing new and positive outcomes for people and the planet: Decarbonization , digitalization and decentralization.

GE is leading this transformation and co- creating the future of energy with the customers. Providing safe, efficient, reliable and affordable power to drive economic growth and raise the living standards around the world. For more information please visit, and follow GE Power on Twitter and on LinkedIn.

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Digital Transformation Partner:

Yellow Pages of Lebanon is a Lebanese company registered in 1997 under Gazette number 71227, and its main activity

is, beside printing and publishing various kinds of Directories, maintaining and updating Databases.

During the past 20 years, Yellow Pages served and is still serving more than 6000 advertisers, distributing 150000

copies door to door per year all over the Lebanese territories, and recording more than 4500 visitors per day on our

website with more than 8000 page views per day. Moreover, we registered around 50000 downloads on the mobile


Further to the development of the digital marketing, and in order to widen our digital services to our subscribers, who

are mainly companies from all sizes, we started since 2013 offering digital IDs for small and medium enterprises, by

offering a template websites according to their needs.

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Insurance Partner:

“Established in 1975, North Assurance s.a.l. is a leading insurance company licensed to perform all classes of Insurance namely, Liability, Motor, Marine, Property and General Accidents, Life, Medical and Credit insurance.

With an inspiring vision on how to meet the challenges of modern businesses, the company has started offering Cyber Liability Insurance cover in the Lebanese market as one of its quality protections.

The well-disciplined management coupled with professionalism and ethical beliefs enables the company to gain the confidence and satisfaction of its clients at all times..

Backed up by first class reinsurance securities who became a valuable partner, the company maintains a profitable growing results enabling it to serve its clients in the best possible practices.

Today, North Assurance reconfirms to its valuable clients its commitment to provide the best quality insurance covers that suit their needs.

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Sustainability Partner:

A fully-integrated and self-sufficient corporation with a total workforce of 9,860 employees, Dar al-Handasah Consultants (Shair and Partners) offers exceptional services in architecture, engineering, master planning, project and construction management, interior design, integrated building design, development strategy, and project and place branding. Dar has served 950 clients –including governments, multinational corporations, and financial institutions – in over 60 countries. Notably, Dar Al-Handasah is also the founder of Dar Group, an international conglomerate – with 296 offices and 18,600 employees – that brings together some of the industry’s most recognizable brands to collaborate and push beyond the limits of what is considered possible.

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Coffee Partner:

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Catalyst Partner:

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Community Partner:

The Tech Hub is an international startup accelerator rising out of the intersection of industry, talent & venture capital. We offer pre-seed funding, mentoring, back-to-back design & development iteration support to get startups invested. We work closely with industry to identify challenges, ideate, validate, design & develop solutions.

To date, the hub accelerated 80+ startups from various tech sub-sectors. Our startups raised $60M+ of investments from venture capitalists, corporate venture capitalists & angel investors around the world with a cumulative valuation of $200M+.

We at the hub pride ourselves in the long-term partnerships that we build with our portfolio companies before, throughout & after acceleration & deal execution.

With offices in Beirut & London, the Tech Hub is an internationalization bridge for any startup with a Lebanese connection.

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With the Support of:

The Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA, established in 1973) was created by the United Nations in order to fulfil the economic and social goals set out in the Charter, to stimulate economic activity in member countries, strengthen cooperation between them, and promote development.

ESCWA provides a framework for the formulation and harmonization of sectoral policies for member countries, a platform for congress and coordination, a home for expertise and knowledge, and an information observatory. ESCWA activities are coordinated with the divisions and main offices of the Headquarters of the United Nations, specialized agencies, and international and regional organizations, including the League of Arab States and its subsidiary bodies, and the Gulf Cooperation Council.

Membership: ESCWA comprises 18 Arab countries:Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, the State of Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the Sudan, the Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen.

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Founded in 1866, the American University of Beirut is a teaching-centered research university based on the American liberal arts model of higher education. AUB has over 8,000 students and 800 faculty members. The University encourages freedom of thought and expression and seeks to graduate men and women committed to creative and critical thinking, lifelong learning, personal integrity, civic responsibility, and leadership. AUB includes seven faculties: Agricultural and Food Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Health Sciences, Medicine, Rafic Hariri School of Nursing, and the  Suliman S. Olayan School of Business; and offers more than 130 programs leading to the bachelor's, master's, MD, and PhD degrees.

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Business Community Partner:

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