UK-Lebanon Business & Investment Forum 2018

12th December, Central London


HE Saad Hariri, Prime Minister of Lebanon will visit London in December 2018 accompanied by a high profile delegation, culminating in a business and investment forum aimed at fostering and developing the bilateral relationship between the two countries. The forum will allow a platform for investors and businesses to engage with Lebanon on recent developments and opportunities in the country including; the Government’s vision for their infrastructure Capital Investment Plan, PPP projects and investment in the oil & gas sector. Throughout the day there will be networking opportunities with the speakers and delegates as well as a Townhall Discussion with HE Riad Salame, Governor of Lebanon's Central Bank.



0800-0900: Registration and Refreshments


0900-0915: Welcome Addresses

HE Rami Mortada, Ambassador of Lebanon to the UK

Senior Representative, UK Government


0915-0930: Welcoming Address

HE Saad Hariri, Prime Minister of Lebanon


0930-1030: Session 1: The Government of Lebanon's vision for stabilization, growth and employment presented at the CEDRE conference
Chair: TBD

This session will discuss the Government of Lebanon's vision presented at the CEDRE conference, including the Capital Investment Program, the fiscal consolidation process, the structural and sectoral reforms, as well as the productive sectors strategy.


1030-1100: Refreshments Break


1100-1200: Session 2: The Capital Investment Program
Chair: TBD

This session will discuss in depth Lebanon's CIP, the sectoral distribution as well as key projects currently under preparation.

1200-1300: Session 3: Public Private Partnerships in Lebanon: investing in infrastructure and financing modalities
Chair: TBD

This session will discuss the key provisions of the newly approved PPP law as well as CIP infrastructure projects that could be implemented under different PPP modalities. The session will also focus on the different financing modalities for infrastructure projects, including the role of commercial banks, multilateral development institutions, private equity investors, and infrastructure funds.


1300-1400: Networking Lunch


1400-1530: Session 4: Investment in the Oil & Gas Sector
Chair: TBD

This session will discuss recent developments and major investment opportunities in the oil and gas sector, including the ongoing preparations for the second licensing round.


1530-1600: Townhall Discussion

HE Riad Salame, Governor of the Central Bank of Lebanon

1600-1800: Gala Drinks Reception