BDL ACCELERATE 2016

‘The Woz’
Co-Founder of Apple
in Beirut

November 3, 4, 5 | Beirut, Lebanon
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Full Agenda

Our Speakers


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Steve Wozniak

“The Woz”
Co-Founder of Apple Inc.
Los Gatos, CA, USA


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Tony Fadell

Creator of the iPod, iPhone, and Founder of Nest
San Francisco, CA, USA


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Riad Salamé

Governor of Banque du Liban
Beirut, Lebanon


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Dr. Joseph Torbey

Chairman of The Association of Banks in Lebanon
Beirut, Lebanon


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Nicolas Chammas

President of MIT Alumni Association, Chairman of Beirut Traders Association
Beirut, Lebanon


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Marianne Hoayek

Director of the Governor’s Executive Office at Banque du Liban
Beirut, Lebanon


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Renaud Visage

Co-Founder & CTO of Eventbrite
San Francisco, CA, USA


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Steven Bathiche

Creator of The Microsoft Surface
Seattle, WA, USA


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Andreas Ehn

Former CTO of Spotify
Singapore, Singapore


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Brian Solis

The New York Times Bestselling Author: “X: The Experience When Business Meets Design”
Silicon Valley, CA, USA


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Brett King

American Banker’s Innovator of the Year
New York, NY, USA


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Pierre El-Daher

Chairman & CEO of Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation International (LBCI)
Beirut, Lebanon


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Bernard Khoury

Visionary Architect
Beirut, Lebanon


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Kamil Kuran

Regional Managing Director at Publicis Groupe & Leo Burnett
Beirut, Lebanon


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Antonio Vincenti

Chairman & CEO of Pikasso, VP of FEPE International
Beirut, Lebanon


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Ramez Shehadi

Managing Director and Executive Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton MENA
Beirut, Lebanon


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Marwan Hayek

Chairman & CEO of Alfa Telecom
Beirut, Lebanon


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Ahmed El Alfi

Founder & Chairman of Sawari Ventures & The GrEEK Campus
Cairo, Egypt


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Alex Hunter

Former Head of Digital at Virgin
London, UK


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Keith Teare

Co-Founder of TechCrunch
Palo Alto, CA, USA


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Monty Munford

Co-Host of Executive and Innovation Stages, Tech Writer for The Economist
Brighton, UK


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Ben Huh

Father of Internet Memes, Y Combinator
Seattle, WA, USA


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Mike Butcher (OBE)

Editor at Large at TechCrunch, Founder of TechFugees, and Member of the Order of the British Empire
London, UK


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Mathew Slade Farkash

Global HealthTech Leader, Founder of Blueprint Health Accelerator
New York, NY, USA


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Paul Papadimitriou

Global Host, Innovation Scout & Futurist
London, UK


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Timoni West

Principal Designer at Unity Labs
San Francisco, CA, USA


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Claire Burge

CEO of This is Productivity
Dublin, Ireland


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David Bizer

Former Star Recruiter at Google & Netscape
Paris, France


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Dean Johnson

Futurist, Head of Innovation at Brandwidth
London, UK


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Kei Shimada

Global Director of Innovation & Biz Dev at Dentsu
Tokyo, Japan


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Jared Goralnick

Principal Group Program Manager at Skype
San Francisco, CA, USA


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Carlos Abou Jaoude

Founder & Managing Partner of Abou Jaoude & Associates Law Firm
Beirut, Lebanon


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Loic Le Meur

Founder & CEO of leade.rs
San Francisco, CA, USA


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Luciano Calestini

Deputy Representative, UNICEF Lebanon
Beirut, Lebanon


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Philipp Stangl

Managing Director at Pioneers Ventures
Vienna, Austria


Banque du Liban Accelerate 2016

The Biggest Conference on the Mediterranean

Banque du Liban (BDL) Accelerate 2016 is Lebanon’s 3rd annual international conference, and officially the biggest and most influential on the Mediterranean and in MENA. The event is organized by Banque du Liban – The Central Bank of Lebanon.



Participants

20,000

Tracks

12


Size(sqm)

15,000

Stages

9


BDL Accelerate is the only innovation and startup conference in the world that is inclusive, because it’s free. We don’t charge our attendees, so that everyone, from all walks of life, can learn, engage, be inspired, and connect with industry experts, investors, like minded individuals and change makers from around the world.


A growing international event

Since 2014, BDL Accelerate has more than doubled in size year on year. Last year there were over 6,000 attendees from 51 countries around the world.


Attendees over the years


2016

20,000+

2015

6,600

2014

1,600

Organizer

Banque du Liban (BDL) Accelerate is organized by The Central Bank of Lebanon, Banque du Liban. The event began in November 2014, as a celebration of the first anniversary of Banque du Liban’s Circular 331.

Partners


Executive Stage Partner

Innovation Stage Partner

Startup Competition Partner

Hackathon Partner

Ecosystem Stage Partner

Money Stage Partner

Main Lounge Partner

Ecosystem Lounge Partner

Code Stage Partner

Design Stage Partner

Conference Bag Partner

Platinum Partner

Platinum Partner

Platinum Partner

Platinum Partner

Opening Ad Partner

Closing Ad Partner

Official Furniture Partner

Outdoor Advertising Partner

Transportation Partner

International Media Partner

TV Partner

From last year

Check out the gallery from last year’s conference.



Forum de Beyrouth

The Venue

Banque du Liban (BDL) Accelerate 2016 will be held in central Beirut at the conference hall, Forum de Beyrouth. The conference hall is situated 15 minutes away from the Airport, and less than 5 minutes away from the luxurious Downtown area, and the trendy Mar Mikhael area.

Address

Charles Helou Avenue, Medawar, Beirut, Lebanon