Whisky Live

Whisky Live

Start and end date 1 to 3 December, 2022 from 5 – 11 pm
Location / address / country: Seaside Pavilion, Beirut, Lebanon
Website of trade fair: https://www.whiskylivebeirut.com/whisky-live/home

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Experience the finest international whisky brands and meet more than 50 specialist whisky producers, distributors and suppliers from around the world.

Whisky Live, the unmissable event for whisky enthusiasts, returns to Beirut from 1 – 3 December 2022.

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Attracting over 3,000 highcaliber consumers and whisky promises an unrivaled three-day journey, with exclusive tastings and masterclasses, a food area, live entertainment and so much more.

Highlights of the trade fair:

Offering a large selection of premium single malt, Scotch, Irish, bourbon, blended whiskies and white spirits for visitors to sample

Whisky tasting classes with international brand ambassadors from Europe and beyond

At the VIP Bar, enthusiasts will have the opportunity to enjoy rare whiskies and interact with renowned international whisky experts, while the Star Bar will showcase the creations of the top local and international bartenders.

Innovative whisky cocktails for visitors to sample, in addition to exciting food concepts

Bringing together the finest brands from sought-after whiskies and cigars to exclusive items

Your Benefits:

Whisky Live offers a fantastic opportunity for exhibitors to:
  • Market their brands
  • Gain direct access to their target market segment
  • Educate visitors on their unique products
  • Offer potential clients the chance to taste their products
  • Promote unknown and/or new whiskies

Visitors will have the chance to:>
  • Participate in tasting sessions and workshops
  • Explore a huge selection of unique whiskies that are not readily available in the market
  • Learn more from brand owners and marketers
  • Buy rare whiskies and other spirits
  • Network with other whisky enthusiasts
Who’s visiting:

  • Trade
  • Whisky connoisseurs and enthusiasts
  • Press
Who’s participating:

  • Specialist whisky producers
  • Whisky distributors
  • Whisky suppliers

Contact person:
Beirut office: +961 1 480081
Email: [email protected]

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Start and end date: 18 – 20 NOVEMBER
Location / address: Berytech
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Rural Entrepreneurs in Agri-Food (REAF) is a program through which Berytech supports startups in three different batches with innovations across the agrifood, eco-tourism, sustainable agriculture, and circular economy sectors.

The program starts with the 3-day REAF Ideathon, followed by the 8-month REAF Incubation Program. The incubation program, designed in two phases, will offer the 15 winning startups of the Ideathon the resources, knowledge, and funding to scale their solutions and grow into a sustainable business.
Startups working in the rural economy value chain are supported across different stages including but not limited to agriculture production, distribution, marketing, retail, household consumption, manufacturing and processing.

Through the REAF program, selected startups will benefit from tailored capacity-building activities, business development services, technical assistance, coaching, and in-kind grants.

Under the Rural Entrepreneurs in Agri-Food (REAF) program, funded by The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in partnership with Berytech, within the framework of the project Strengthening Agriculture, Local Communities and Small and Medium Enterprises (ACE), Berytech is organizing the REAF Ideathon 2022 to support selected participants grow their business.

Held over three consecutive days, the REAF Ideathon is an exciting opportunity for entrepreneurs and startups, working on innovative solutions in the sectors of agrifood, eco-tourism, sustainable agriculture, and circular economy, operating in South Mount Lebanon, Central and West Bekaa, solving real problems/challenges in rural communities to enhance their concept, receive support, and pitch their proposed solutions to a panel of judges to get the chance to be selected to join the 8-month.

Your benefits:

  • Receive up to $6,500 in-kind grants, benefit from one-on-one business coaching, connect with key industry stakeholders, get free access to prototyping facilities, and much more.
  • If you’re innovating across the agri-food, eco-tourism, sustainable agriculture, and circular economy sectors, and you operate in the south of Mount Lebanon, Central Bekaa, or West Bekaa, apply now to the Rural Entrepreneurs in Agri-Food (REAF) Ideathon and get the chance to be among the 15 winners who will be selected for the 8-month REAF Incubation Program.
  • REAF targets youth, women, and people with disabilities to empower them with business and entrepreneurship skills that enable them to thrive in their communities and better impact the overall situation in Lebanon.
  • The ideathon winners will benefit from the tailored Incubation Program, including capacity-building activities, business development services, technical assistance, coaching, and in-kind grants.

The REAF program includes:

  • A field assessment study evaluating the current situation in South of Mount Lebanon, Central and West Bekaa.
  • Awareness campaign and the organizations of Ideathons focusing on youth in the targeted areas.
  • An incubation program of three batches for startups.
  • Youth training enhancing their soft skills, equipping them with necessary tools to develop their entrepreneurial mindset.
For whom:

Who can apply
You are encouraged to apply if you are a team:

  • Working in the agrifood, eco-tourism, and circular economy projects that have direct socio-economic impact.
  • Operating in South of Mount Lebanon, Central and West Bekaa.
  • With at least two Lebanese co-founders aged between 18 and 35.
The process:

Submit your application before November 15, 2022, at 5:00pm.
If selected, attend the REAF Ideathon 2022 over 3 days.
Pitch your idea/solution and get the chance to win.

Programme: https://berytech.org/programs/reaf/
Contact person: [email protected]
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Horeca LIVE is a virtual event aiming to provide an online business meeting place for hospitality and foodservice professionals from the MENA region and beyond to network, connect, learn and do business. The Ministry of Economy and Trade is one of the strategic partners.

Your Annual Business Meeting Place For The Hospitality And Foodservice Industries

Title:     HORECA LIVE

Start and end date: 25- 28 MAY 2021

Location / address / country: Online gathering

Website of trade fair: www.horecashow.com


Adapting to the new normal of digital exhibitions, event organizer Hospitality Services has announced its first HORECA Live Lebanon, a virtual meeting place for the hospitality and foodservice industries. The four-day online gathering will take place from May 25 to 28, 2021. 

Who’s visiting:


Over 5,000 professionals from the Arab world and beyond working in:

• Hotels, resorts and furnished apartments

• Restaurants

• Franchise and management companies

• Bakeries and pastry companies

• Supermarket chains

• Catering firms

• Hospitals

• Architecture and design firms

• Hotel management schools and universities

Who’s participating:


• Catering equipment suppliers

• Supermarket equipment suppliers

• Laundry equipment providers

• Furniture and design firms

• Tableware suppliers

• Uniform, linen and guest amenity suppliers

• Technology firms and startups

• Hygiene specialists

• Packaging and labeling firms

• Food and beverage suppliers

• Educational institutions

• Consultancies

• Recruitment agencies

• Franchising firms

• Special clusters featuring Lebanese producers, industrialists and artisans

Activities of the trade fair:

  • 24+ Virtual sessions & streamed conferences on which Hospitality and foodservice experts will be invited to share their valuable insight and discuss the latest challenges and opportunities in the marketplace.
  • E-MARKET Place where hundreds of suppliers and service companies will be able to list their brands and promote their goods and services online.

Highlights of the trade fair

HORECA Live Lebanon’s mission is to create an exciting networking platform for participants to connect virtually and explore new business opportunities while learning about the latest trends and innovations. It boasts two main features: an e-marketplace where firms can show their products and services; and a virtual conference area, which will host around 24 webinars and streamed sessions with top speakers from around the world. Indeed, more than 4,000 virtual visitors are expected to attend HORECA Live Lebanon in its first edition.

Involvement Of MOET:

The Ministry of Economy and Trade participated in HORECA exhibition represented by the Quality Unit and consumer directorate, aimed at broadening the awareness levels and the importance of quality issues and to promote the food safety culture among Lebanese industrialists and consumers. 

Your benefits

The annual event is vital to the growth for both exhibitors’ company and other industries within Lebanon to always be a part of trade shows.

HORECA offers a live experience exchange among exhibitors as well as between exhibitors and visitors from different professionals from the hospitality industry.

Contact person:

T. +961 1 480081 | F. +961 1 482876 | [email protected] | hospitalityservices.me

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DigitalAg4Her Hackathon

  • Start and end date: May 27-June 05, 2021
  • Location / address: Online
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Are you a team of innovators led by a woman and interested in solving challenges in the agri-food sector to empower women through digital technologies? Apply to the DigitalAg4Her Hackathon to receive technical and business support, work with fellow-innovators and get the chance to win services for a value equivalent to $4,000 to help you develop your idea.


Berytech, in collaboration with the World Bank Group’s Mashreq Gender Facility and Agriculture and Food Global Practice, is organizing the first edition of the DigitalAg4Her Hackathon.

The event aims to crowd source and support innovative ICT-based solutions through women led-initiatives, tailored to enhance women’s productivity in the agri-food sector in Lebanon.   

Your benefits:

If you apply to the DigitalAg4Her Hackathon:

You will get the chance to develop your prototype and agri-food solutions using technologies like Internet of Things, Big Data, and Artificial Intelligence.

You will learn, experiment, and build agri-food solutions that can lead to creating your own startup.

You will learn how to transform your idea into a valid business solution through online workshops, prototype your solution and pitch it to a panel of judges.

Three winners will receive in-kind grants of $4,000 (e.g. advisory services, technical assistance, etc.), as well as 2-month incubation from Berytech with further technical and business assistance.


Phase 1:

  • Introduction and Challenges Presentation and the real challenges facing the agri-food sector.
  • Problem identification and sketching different solutions.
  • Customer Discovery to validate assumptions and better understanding.
  • Lean Model Canvas to turn ideas into a valid business solution.

Phase 2:

  • Validation Days and Field assessment.

Phase 3:

  • Guidance to build a prototype, whether it is hardware or software. 
  • Clinics and hacking; support of experts to develop innovative agri-food hardware or software solution.

Phase 4:

Pitching Workshop 

Pitching Clinics

Pre-selection: pitch and present demo to the jury.

Expert feedback and winners announcement.

For whom

You are encouraged to apply if you are a young professional or students under 35 with the desire to bring transformational change in the agri-food sector and empower women. Preferred background: Agri-food specialists, engineers, scientists, makers, environmentalists, agronomists, innovators, entrepreneurs or young professionals interested in finding a digital solution to the agri-food sector.  

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