Lebanese Diaspora Energy

LDE North America 2017 - Las Vegas

Dear Fellow Lebanese and Descendants in North America,
The Second Lebanese Diaspora Energy Conference for North America will be held in September 2017, in Las Vegas – Nevada.
During last year’s LDE we declared the adoption of the Lebanese Nationality Law, giving right to every individual descending from a Lebanese father to claim his Lebanese Nationality.
This year, it is my honor and delight to announce that the Lebanese diaspora will have the right to participate in the forthcoming Parliamentary Elections.
LDE aims to bring the Lebanese Diaspora together, to get to know each other, and to work with each other. As well as to tighten the bond between the Diaspora, the descendants, Lebanon, and other partners in North America.
This will be an opportunity for you to meet with members of the Lebanese Government and Parliament, representatives from the Central Bank, the Investment Development Authority of Lebanon, the Lebanese Chambers of Economy and Commerce and other Economic Associations as well as representatives of Lebanese Universities and research centers, etc.
The Second LDE North America – Las Vegas will present opportunities in the energy, knowledge economy, banking, financial products, and entertainment sectors. It will also offer you the opportunity of a one stop shop to register your vital records, on site, and to apply for acquiring your Lebanese nationality.
Do not hesitate! Seize this unique opportunity! Register now!
You are the energy of Lebanon. Empower each other and light the world.
Gebran Bassil


Reception on Saturday September 17, 2016, from 6pm to 8pm at the Residence of the Consul General at 9E 76th Street, New York, NY 10021

Reception at the Consul General of Lebanon in New York


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Saturday, September 23 , 2017 Sunday, September 24, 2017
08:00 – 10:00: Registration and Morning Coffee
Exhibition Area Open
09:00 – 10:30: Banking and financial products and partnership opportunities in Lebanon, the US and Canada
This session will present and discuss the role of Lebanese banks and financial institutions in offering financial instruments and investment opportunities for the Lebanese and their descendants in the USA and Canada as well as Laws and regulations enhancing or hindering the flow of funds and circulation of remittances.
The panel will likewise shed more light on the subsidies offered by the Central Bank under circulars 331 and 416 making the financial products and services even more attractive to potential investors.
It will moreover discuss the Diaspora Fund initiative by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants.
10:00 – 11:00: Official Opening Ceremony 10:30 – 11:30: Lebanity: Reacquiring the Lebanese Nationality
This session will present the executive phase of the Law of Lebanese Nationality Restoration. It will explain even further the process of reacquiring the Lebanese nationality.
The role of the diplomatic and consular missions will be discussed to explore means of becoming more efficient and effective for the proper registration of the Lebanese and their descendants abroad.
The session will further discuss the opportunities offered through private initiatives of diaspora institutions, religious entities, clubs, universities, schools and annual festivals held by community in marketing the new law as an appealing product in all aspects.
11:00-12:30: Energy Sector: opportunities for partnership in Lebanon
This panel will present the opportunities to invest in the Energy sectors in Lebanon arising from the strategic plans of the Lebanese government. The Oil and Gas Sector presents promising prospects to explore. The climate and geography of Lebanon offer renewable energy sources as Solar and hydroelectric energy, the panelists will discuss opportunities for knowhow, investment, and exploitation.
The energy sector offers to the Lebanese Diaspora, its partners overseas, and the stakeholders in Lebanon immense investment and exploitation opportunities.
11:30-13:00: Social and Cultural Economy: opportunities and prospects
The panel will showcase different social and cultural initiatives in the USA and Canada, and explore means to develop it into economic opportunities for the Lebanese Diaspora and their interconnection with Lebanon.
It will further discuss avenues of cooperation between the Lebanese Industries, the Lebanese Diaspora, and their partners in North America.
12:30- 13:30: Knowledge Economy: partnerships between the public, private, and educational institutions
This panel aims to define the best instruments to invest in prominent and endless human resources which kept Lebanon on international levels for decades. The panelists will present investment and cooperation opportunities on how to make Lebanon a center of talents and startups, in concert with the Lebanese Diaspora and their partners. The Lebanese Central Bank will present wide incentives to subsidize investments that affect the Knowledge Economy in Lebanon. The panelists will further tackle the role of educational institutions, research centers, and financial corporations in connecting people to achieve.
13:00 – 14:30: Lunch
13:30 – 15:00: Lunch 14:30 – 15:30: Closing ceremony
15:00 – 16:30: Diaspora Institutions, role, opportunities, and prospects (including lobbying)
This panel will present potentials for Lebanese Diaspora institutions and figures in public affairs, education, culture, law, sciences, high-tech, sports and arts for further cooperation and achievement within the host communities as well as with Lebanon.
It will discuss tools to achieve success, organize a trans-national platform of cooperation and a network of information.
The panel will highlight the initiative to create the Emigration Supreme Council as an executive and consultative body for Lebanese governmental immigration policies and pressure groups.
16:30 – 18:00: Entertainment industry: partnership prospects and initiatives
This panel will explore avenues for cooperation and partnerships between Lebanese Diaspora talents in North America and Lebanon. It will further discuss initiatives to support the movie industry in Lebanon, as well as the incentives provided through the Central Bank for investments in the sector.
Panellists will also discuss the role of the Lebanese and pan-Lebanese media in North America and the branding of the name and image of Lebanon through different media outlets.
19:30 – 23:00: Official Gala Dinner

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