16. LEADINGCHILEANCHANGEMAKERSMET LEBANESEENTREPRENEURSHIPPLAYERS
Linked to the MIEP initiative , an Ecosystem Knowledge-exchange Week was organized by the World Bank, the Ministry of Telecommunications, and Berytech between the 20th and 25th of July bringing Chile’s Startup community and innovation Ecosystems experts to Lebanon to meet with active players in the Lebanese entrepreneurship landscape.
On Wednesday the 22nd of July 2015 a new concept store opened its doors in Beirut Souks: One Melrose. With brands mainly from the United States; such as Rachel Zoe, Badgley Mischka, Jill Stuart, Marchesa Voyage, Zac Zac Posen, Pour La Victoire, Guess By Marciano, James Jeans and much more to discover; One Melrose is now your new shopping destination for all occasions as it caters different styles from daywear to nightwear clothing and accessories.
18. ALNEWBODY BYVICTORIA CAMPAIGN FEATURING THENEWESTANGELS
Victoria’s Secret Angels Kate Grigorieva, Taylor Hill, Elsa Hosk, Martha Hunt, Jac Jagaciak, Stella Maxwell, Lais Ribeiro, Sara Sampaio, Romee Strijd and Jasmine Tookes. The 10 newest Victoria’s Secret Angels celebrated the all-new Body by Victoria collection on Military Island in the heart of Times Square in New York City. This is the first campaign that all 10 of the newest Angels appeared in together. As a part of Body by Victoria, the newest Angels also debuted the Victoria’s Secret Body Care collection and reintroduced the popular Tease fragrance.
19. FIRSTECOSYSTEM -BACKED TECH STARTU P IN BEIRUT
Bader, Berytech Fund II, IM Capital, Lebanon for Entrepreneurs (LFE), and MEVP Impact announced the launch of tech accelerator Speed@ BDD in Beirut on the 29th of July 2015. Speed@bdd is Lebanon’s only Y Combinator-style accelerator, and it is intended to be a collaborative effort among Lebanon’s leading investment funds and entrepreneurship support organizations to build an elite community for top-notch startups.
20. TOTAL LIBANSUPPORTSTHEFRENCH LANGUAGE INTHELEBANESEARMY
Total Liban inaugurated the French Learning Centres at the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) barrack in Ghosta and the Health School in Badaro. Representatives of the Defense and Cooperation Mission of the Embassy of France in addition to Lebanese military authorities and a delegation attended the two ceremonies, held respectively on 26 June and 30 July, from Total Liban.
21. AFKART “ART &FASHION ”
Welcoming Eid El Fitr with great beats is what AFKART'S Designer's exhibition was about this year! For the 13th consecutive year contemporary creative minds from all over Lebanon and the Middle East gathered together to celebrate Eid el Fitr in Zeitunay Bay. Afkart’s goal through the years has been to promote local artists and artisans by giving them an opportunity to exhibit their unique work to a wider, more sophisticated audience and make it a springboard to their future route to success.