(BEIRUT, LEBANON) — ArabNet Beirut, Lebanon’s three-day festival of digital creativity, e-business, and entrepreneurship, is back for its 6th edition.
More than 80 elite speakers and 700 attendees will convene in Beirut on March 17-19 to share international and regional perspectives on e-commerce, digital media, and innovation.
ArabNet Beirut will tackle the growing role of banks in the entrepreneur ecosystem, including entrepreneurship opportunities in the MENA region.
It will also host seminars that will teach video production for the web, online customer service, fashion, and entertainment.
“Lebanon is a key regional hub for digital business and entrepreneurship,” said Omar Christidis, founder and CEO of ArabNet. “This is evident by the interest that major global companies have taken in investing and acquiring Lebanese web sites and apps.”
Christidis said the recent acquisition of Lebanese company Shahiya.com by a Japanese company for $13.5 million is a small example of the potential for digital entrepreneurship.
The conference is held in collaboration with the Central Bank of Lebanon, Choueiri Group, BankMed, and The Beirut Digital District.
Speakers include several Beirut-based digital entrepreneurs and e-commerce experts, including chief officers of Souq.com, the largest e-commerce site in the Arab world.
The ArabNet TechFair will see more than 40 companies and start-ups from Lebanon and the Levant region showcasing their investment offerings.
For more information about ArabNet Beirut, visit arabnet.me.