Under the high patronage of Her Excellency Mrs. Ruth Flint, Ambassador of Switzerland to Lebanon, the SBC-L had organized a gathering on December 16th to proudly launch its website and to discuss the possibilities and opportunities of transfering Swiss Industrial Know-How to Lebanon.
Mr. Habib Hatem, President welcomed the attendees and thanked their presence at this important gathering.
Ms. Yasmine Berbir took the stand to present the SBC-L website. She discussed the challenges faced during the development of the website and highlighted the benefits it would bring to each visitor.
The SBC-L website will hopefully be an important "virtual" interaction tool between the members and it will enhance their visibility to the public. it will also serve as a database for important links to economic, commercial, cultural, touristic... resources.
The website will feature spots for sponsor ads where members could reserve a space for a period of 3 or 6 or 12 monthd. this spot will be on the screen at all times and it would directly link the visitor to the member's website.
After the presentation of the website, Sheikh Malek El Khoury presented the challenges the industries in Lebanon are facing, he presented how effective and beneficial would the transfer of Swiss industrial know-how be and what possibilities it would create.
He encourages the SBC-L to create a platform through which industrialists will have the opportunity to better communicate and explore common grounds and possible areas of "transfer" available.
Mr. Zafer Chaoui and Mr. Walid El Baba intervened and raised the concern of the available Lebanese infrastructure and highlighted the areas in which development is needed and more probable.
They explained that the legal system and some physical limitations are restraining important advancement for industries.
H.E. Mrs. Flint advised the SBC-L to orient their research into specific industrial sectors and accordingly collect demands from members and organize trips and meetings to visit specific people within these sectors and discuss the available options.
Creating an industry will only be done by studying its details and gathering ample information and then going ahead with the available resources.
Within the framework of this topic, the SBC-L would like to announce to its members that it will have an important presence at the Swiss Pavilion within the Project Lebanon exhibition organized by IFP group.
A considerable space will be offered to the industrial members of the SBC-L.
Looking forward to your participation!