Presidency of the
Council of Ministers
With the support of IDAL, Lebanon participated at GITEX 2017, which was inaugurated in Dubai between 8 to 12 October 2017. IDAL supported 22 Lebanese start-ups and SMEs with the aim of forging partnerships and meeting potential investors. The Chairman, Eng. Nabil Itani, who officially opened the Lebanese pavilion accompanied by Lebanon's Consul in Abu Dhabi, Sami Nmeir, declared that the ICT sector in Lebanon grew at a cumulative rate of 7% between 2014 and 2016.
The Lebanese participation in this exhibition was a significant success, with a number of Lebanese companies receiving financial awards and ratings, including Modeo and Cherpa, which won a cash prize of $ 15,000 each. The first was awarded the best idea prize, while the second won the best youth employment startup prize.
As for the global competition organized by "Wamda", Fig startup won the fintech track, will Lightsense won the telecommunication track.