• Beirut Traders Association
    Beirut Traders Association

    The Beirut Traders Association, established in 1921, is an influential economic organization which endeavors to promote the interests of the merchant sector in the capital. As such, it plays a key role on the national economic scene and is steered by a 24-member Board chaired by Nicolas E. Chammas.

    The association seeks to maintain an environment which is in the favor of commercial investment and growth. Based on its mission, the association is launching the “Grow My Business” competition to encourage SMEs to take their business to the next level.

    The BTA’s objectives are:
    Short term: to encourage traders in Beirut to improve their businesses, sharpen their skills, and increase their productivity. Long term: to uplift the competiveness of the commercial sector in Lebanon, along with the creation of rewarding jobs that stimulate economic growth.


    Founded in 2005, the MIT Enterprise Forum of the Pan Arab Region is one of the 28 worldwide chapters of the MIT Enterprise Forum Global, an avid promoter of entrepreneurship and innovation worldwide.

    The MIT Enterprise Forum-Pan Arab has a proven record in promoting MIT-style entrepreneurship by organizing each year the MIT Enterprise Forum Arab Startup Competition (www.mitefarab.org), in partnership with Community Jameel and Zain Group , targeting 20 countries of the Arab region, bringing in more than 6,000 applications a year and engaging entrepreneurs in mentorship and networking.

  • Bank Audi
    Bank Audi

    Bank Audi is a regional group with a universal banking profile. The Bank offers universal financial products and services including Corporate, Commercial, Individual and Retail, and Private Banking services, in addition to Investment Banking and On-line Brokerage services. As at end-December 2015, Bank Audi’s consolidated assets reached USD 42.3 billion, principally driven by private customers’ deposits of USD 35.6 billion, with shareholders’ equity reaching USD 3.3 billion. Bank Audi’s group staff headcount exceeds 6,800 employees and its shareholders’ base encompasses more than 1,500 holders of common shares and/or holders of Global Depositary Receipts (GDRs) representing common shares.

    Bank Audi ranks first among Lebanese banks and is positioned in the inner circle of top regional banking groups. Its shares are listed on the Beirut Stock Exchange. Its GDRs are listed on both the Beirut Stock Exchange and the London Stock Exchange.

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