Lebanon SoftShore Cluster & PUM Program

May 30, 2018 at 11:00 am
Till: May 30, 2018 at 2:00 pm
Berytech – Mathaf, Damascus Road, facing the French Embassy

Join us for a power lunch and learn what the Lebanon SoftShore Cluster & the PUM Program offer you!


Berytech in collaboration with the Lebanese Softshore Cluster invites you to attend a power lunch to present the Lebanon SoftShore Cluster, a cluster for Lebanese software companies and the PUM, a support program tailored to assist SMEs in Lebanon and supported by the Kingdom of the Netherlands.


Date: Wednesday, May 30, 2017
Time: 11:00am – 2:00pm
Venue: Berytech – Mathaf, Damascus Road, facing the French Embassy

This event will offer an interesting platform as to network with experts and members from the LSS Cluster and explore potential collaboration opportunities.


The Agenda

  • Round table presentation of the participants
  • Presentation of the LSS Cluster
  • Presentation of the PUM program and its new sector of activities
  • Testimonials from local companies & their experiences with the PUM program
  • Networking


The LSS Cluster

The LSS Cluster will be presented by Ms. Sandra Sarkis Matta, Cluster manager and below is an overview of its activities:
The Lebanon Softshore (LSS) is a nonprofit software cluster managed by the Euro Lebanese Centre for Industrial Modernization (ELCIM) under the authority of the Industrial Research Institute(IRI). Its mission is to propel the Lebanese software industry, a sub-sector of the ICT sector, into the global scene by offering them the knowledge, the tools and the support to withstand an expansion of that scale. The LSS has counts amongst its members leading  software companies in Lebanon.

Furthermore, Lebanon SoftShore aims to position the Lebanese software industry as a major player in the international market through the dissemination of information, branding efforts, capacity building, promotion of activities and collaboration with other stakeholders.

For more info, log onto: www.lebanonsoftshore.com


The PUM program

The PUM program will be presented by Mr. Marwan Nasr, PUM Country Representative, and below is a small brief:
The Dutch Employers’ Association, in conjunction with, and thanks to financing from, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, run a program for assisting SME’s in the developing world, by sending them Dutch experts in their fields of operation, to assist them with developing their business, by working with them at their premises for 2 to 3 weeks per mission, with the possibility of up to 4 more follow up missions per beneficiary company. The experts (numbering 3200) are volunteer (mostly retired) executives in all domains and practices, and will provide (almost) free consultancy  to the beneficiary companies, to help improve their production processes, their administrative procedures, their management techniques, or their financial policies. (The beneficiary company will only have to provide the visiting expert with board and lodging).

The PUM has a pool of experts to support SMEs in different sectors including ICT as one of the fields PUM activities support as per the guidance of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

For more info, or to apply for the consultancy service, log onto: www.pum.nl



RSVP to attend the power lunch before May 24. Seats are limited to one per company and a total of 25 seats.


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