For the 10th consecutive year, Arabnet Beirut, the longest running digital conference in the MENA region, will gather senior government officials, entrepreneurs, Lebanon’s largest corporations to discuss the latest trends in digital business and innovation. Held under the High Patronage of His Excellency the President of the Republic of Lebanon General Michel Aoun, Arabnet Beirut will take place on June 12-13 at the Seaside Arena, and will bring together more than 3,000 attendees and 250+ regional and international experts and speakers.
This year, ArabNet Beirut will feature dedicated tracks for a range of industries being transformed by digitization. The Launchpad Forum will focus on the latest trends in entrepreneurship and investment, and gather venture capitalists, promising startups and corporate innovation leaders. The Ad/Edge Forum, organized in collaboration with ArabAd Magazine, will tackle digital media, advertising technology, and e-marketing, and bring together top agencies, brands, publishers and platforms. Finally, the Finverse Forum will delve into digital banking and innovation in financial services, with more than 100 senior bankers participating alongside fintech startups and top technology providers.
Some key international speakers at Arabnet Beirut this year include:
– Richard Harris, Partner and Head of EMEA, G Squared
– James Tan, Managing Partner, Quest Ventures
– Scott Cohen, Chief Innovation Officer, Warner Music Group
– Lars Silberbauer, Head of MTV Digital Studios, Senior Vice President at Viacom
– Viola Llewellyn, Co-founder & President, Ovamba
– Urszula Bieganska, Head of Marketing – Middle East Africa, LEGO Group
For the first time this year, ArabNet Beirut will also feature a Startup Showcase, bringing together 100 startups from Lebanon and beyond to exhibit and connect with industry experts. It will also gather 100 regional investors, many joining from the GCC in search of promising opportunities – including funds like GINCO Investments (UAE), Riyad TAQNIA Fund (KSA), ST Ventures (KSA), Hala Ventures (KSA), Arzan VC (Kuwait), Shorooq Investments (UAE) and many others.