The Euromoney Lebanon Conference

The 2nd Euromoney Lebanon Conference took place on Tuesday 31 May 2016, at the InterContinental Phoenicia Hotel in Beirut.

The one-day event, supported by the Banque du Liban and the Capital Markets Authority, brought together over 370 high-level government officials, investors, financiers, business leaders and entrepreneurs from Lebanon and around the world to explore how the growing digital scene can be nurtured, how the capital markets can be revitalised, and how Lebanon can position itself again as a major player in regional finance. 
 
H.E. Mr Riad Salamé, Governor of the Banque du Liban opened the conference, speaking about the development of Lebanon’s knowledge economy and the huge potential impact it has upon Lebanon's economy and job creation. His Excellency also spoke about the privatisation of the Beirut Stock Exchange (BSE), emphasising the importance of developing a secondary market in Lebanon and the introduction of the new Electronic Trading Platform (ETP) which will facilitate access of people from around the world to the Lebanese market.

The central theme of the conference was ‘Revitalising Capital Markets for the Digital Future’ featuring live interviews, interactive special debates and dynamic panel discussions, addressing topics related to capital markets, the digital economy and challenges facing the wider Lebanese economy. These discussions acknowledged the difficulties faced in Lebanon and were under no illusions as to the global and local challenges.

Overall the conference set an optimistic tone for Lebanon’s bight future as a regional hub for technology and provided an insightful and informative experience for the high profile local and international audience.

Euromoney Conferences would like to thank all of our sponsors, speakers and delegates for making the 2016 Lebanon Conference such a resounding success. We look forward to returning to Beirut in 2017.