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About Lebanese Diaspora Energy 2016


As part of its roadmap aspiring to further strengthen the ties between Lebanese residents and emigrants around the globe, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants presents, for the third consecutive year, the “Lebanese Diaspora Energy” in its 2016 edition (LDE 2016). Held under the High Patronage of H.E. Minister Gebran Bassil, this unique event has become an annual ritual celebrating the success stories of eminent figures of Lebanese origins in all fields. This year’s event will take place on the 5th, 6th and 7th of May 2016 at Hilton Grand Habtoor Hotel - Beirut, Lebanon.

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  • LDE 2015
  • LDE 2014
The Lebanese Diaspora Energy (LDE) seeks to showcase the success stories of select Lebanese residents and expatriates, and motivate them to stay connected, while celebrating the Lebanese heritage and promoting the positive image of Lebanon around the world. LDE represents a one-of-a-kind occasion for Lebanese emigrants to return to their roots and develop a valuable cultural and social connection with their homeland. The event also enables influential Lebanese residents to meet thousands of leading Lebanese key players and decision-makers from the Diaspora, and share investment opportunities in Lebanon and abroad, as well as ideas for a better management of Lebanon’s assets. Moreover, attendants benefit from a chance to network with peers in similar sectors worldwide, which allows for establishing lobbying initiatives and taking part in the foreign policy-making regarding the Diaspora.

Celebrating the Diaspora

LDE seeks to celebrate the success stories of select Lebanese expatriates, and motivate them to stay connected. The event’s conference will tackle issues concerning the Lebanese Diaspora and the establishment of effective means to maintain a close connection to their homeland. It is a gateway to return to their roots, which mostly marked the beginning of their journey to success.

Promoting the Lebanese Heritage

LDE is keen to highlight Lebanon’s cultural spark around the world through the different fields. It aims to promote Lebanon’s special imprint in the evolution of human civilizations throughout history,while working towards maintaining the special Lebanese essence among nations, which blends the nobility of heritage and the glamour of modernity.

Establishing Connections

LDE constitutes a tie of interest alongside its emotional aspect. It is a chance to share experiences, enhance relations, and establish business and social connections. The event seeks to form a network of successful people of Lebanese origins worldwide, in order to spread and diversify their domains of action on the individual, national, and international levels. LDE 2016 will feature a special B2B online platform where people can meet bilaterally or in groups to share experiences and discuss opportunities.

Exploring New Possibilities

LDE is a patriotic initiative designed to support Lebanon. One of its objectives is to enact a more active diplomacy by revitalizing diplomatic efforts to enhance Lebanon'\s economy, while safeguarding our nationality, identity and culture. Together, Lebanese residents and expatriates can restore the world’s trust in the economy of Lebanon. On a more practical level, various on-ground projects have been promoted by the Lebanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants (Lebanon Connect, Learn Arabic, Diaspora House,Diaspora Museum, Lebanese School, among others), in order to implement a strong sense of belonging to Lebanon.
“We Are Lebanon” was the core theme and message of LDE 2015. The second edition was held from May 21 till 23, 2015, attracting more than 1,300 attendees from 73 countries. The massively acclaimed event featured a conference at the Hilton Grand Habtoor Hotel - Beirut, comprising numerous success stories and testimonials of eminent Lebanese residents and emigrants, as well as sectorial meetings during which attendees were able to build professional contacts, initiate joint projects, and mark their success in their respective sectors.
The inaugural Lebanese Diaspora Energy (LDE) edition took place from May 30 till June 1, 2014, and was attended by more than 500 invitees from different parts of the world. The event included a conference embracing several success stories and testimonials of renowned Lebanese residents and expatriates, an official Gala Dinner, closed workshop sessions, as well as the awarding of prizes to “Lebanon Connect” contest winners. A ceremonial award ceremony also took place in which more than 20 successful Lebanese from various sectors were honored for their great achievements.

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Lebanese Diaspora Energy's latest events


Emigrants House and Museum

Emigrants House and Museum

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LDE MOFA Gala Dinner 2015 Casino du Liban

LDE 2015

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LDE 2015 Visit to Batroun

LDE 2015 Visit to Batroun

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LDE 2015

LDE 2015

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LDE Dinner 2014

LDE 2014

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LDE Event 2014

LDE 2014

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LDE 2016 Day 3- "The Art of the Lebanese Gourmet

The Art of the Lebanese Gourmet" Lunch at Batrouniyat

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LDE 2016 Day 3- Dairoyo Fashion Show

Dairoyo Fashion Show- The Lebanese Traditional Sherwal Costume

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LDE 2016 Day 3 - Opening of the Lebanese - Russian Diaspora House

Opening of the Lebanese - Russian Diaspora House

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LDE 2016 Day 3 - Sightseeing tour at Batroun

Sightseeing tour at Batroun with H.E. Gebran Bassil

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LDE 2016 Day 2 - Promising Horizons in Africa

Promising Horizons in Africa

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LDE 2016 Day 2, Lebanese-Russian Cooperation

Lebanese- Russian Cooperation: Windows of Opportunities

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LDE 2016 Day 2 - Embracing Potentials in Australia

Embracing Potentials in Australia

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LDE 2016 Day 2- Closing Ceremony

Closing Ceremony

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LDE 2016 Day 2 - Lebanese Initiatives and Successes in the Gulf

Lebanese Initiatives and Successes in the Gulf

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LDE 2016 Day 2 - Exploring Iran from a Lebanese Perspective

Exploring Iran from a Lebanese Perspective

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LDE 2016 Day 2 - Latin America: Land of Opportunities

Latin America: Land of Opportunities

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LDE 2016 Day 2 - Launching of International Chamber House (ICH)

Launching of the International Chamber House (ICH)

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LDE 2016 Day 1 - MOFA Official Gala Dinner

MOFA Official Gala Dinner

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LDE 2016 Day 1 - The Panels

The Panels

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LDE 2016 Day 1 - The Exhibition

The Exhibition

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LDE 2016 Day 1 - Opening Ceremony

Opening Ceremony

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LDE 2016 Day 1

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Diaspora Projects by the Lebanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants


“Keep that flame of love for Lebanon alive in your heart, while keeping your success in the diaspora.” – H.E. Minister Gebran Bassil


  • Lebanon Connect
  • Energy for Lebanon
  • Invest to Stay
  • Lebanese Schools
  • Diaspora Houses
  • Buy Lebanese / From the Heart of Lebanon
  • Diaspora Cedar
Lebanon Connect is an innovative online and mobile platform aiming to connect Lebanese and foster economic and business opportunities between Lebanese communities around the world. This project seeks to use digital technology in order to establish an effective international Lebanese lobby, while providing Lebanese professionals with the ability to promote their businesses, events, and produces. For more information and to download the application please Click Here
Your energy is never wasted… if invested in your homeland! Convert your Energy into support to one of the following projects:
  • Lebanon Connect
  • Learn Arabic
  • Learn Arabic initiative consists in establishing specialized programs of teaching the Arabic language within Lebanese Embassies and Consulates around the world or in locations chosen by the diplomatic mission. This program is targeting Diaspora members to keep them connected with their mother tongue and, eventually, their motherland.
  • Diaspora Museum
  • The Diaspora Museum is dedicated to sharing the art and stories of Lebanese heritage with audiences from around the world. The Museum will be uniquely positioned as one of the few in the world focused exclusively on Lebanese Diaspora culture, as well as presenting the rich cultural heritage of the people of Lebanon and of Lebanese origin worldwide.
    The Invest to Stay program is based on the support of Lebanese expatriates who invest in touristic, economic, construction, and social projects in their countries of residence. The involved entrepreneurs/developers would hire workers of Lebanese origin and import products or materials from Lebanon to the extent possible, while channeling 20% of their profits to investments in Lebanon.
    The Lebanese Schools project emphasizes the common interest between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Education and Higher Education to establish Lebanese schools in the Diaspora countries. The schools would follow the overall typical Lebanese curriculum and educational methods normally followed in Lebanon.
    This is a touristic and cultural project that includes the restoration of numerous ancient houses, to serve as a cultural hub and place of gathering for both emigrants and locals. It will hold a great cultural significance through the setup of festivals, forums, and the participation of other countries to boost cultural exchange. So far 5 houses are in the restoration process.
    Buy Lebanese is an awareness initiative to effectively support local Lebanese produces and preserves, thus transporting the authentic taste and heritage of Lebanon around the world. The initiative aims to strategically promote manufactured and agricultural products through local and global campaigns, while supporting related projects and programs along the process.
    Given that the Cedar is Lebanon’s most sacred national symbol, the "Cedars Box Adoption Kit" has been created to allow Lebanese in the Diaspora to adopt their very own Cedar tree in their homeland. By purchasing and activating their accounts, adopters would give their name to one of several Cedar trees planted in the Diaspora Cedar Land in Chatine- North Lebanon, with the hope to have other Diaspora Cedar Lands all over Lebanon. We started with 200 trees in 2014, and the aim is higher every year… For more information please Click Here

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