Meet us at HORECA 2019

April 2, 2019 at 3:00 pm
Till: April 5, 2019 at 10:00 pm
Seaside Arena

Join the Berytech Team, the startups from our Agrytech Program and a team from QOOT, Lebanon’s Agri-Food Innovation Cluster, at our booth during HORECA 2019.


This edition of the exhibition and conference is themed “For a Better Industry,” and aims to highlight the importance of various activities for improving the overall state of the hospitality and foodservice industries in Lebanon, such as waste management strategies, supporting local producers and promoting entrepreneurship. Make sure to register on HORECA 2019.


Date: April 2-5, 2019

Time: 3:00pm – 10:00pm

Venue: Seaside Arena, Beirut, Lebanon (map)

Berytech Stand: Hall A: J6-K6


Meet the Startups

Meet our dynamic Agrytech team and learn about the Program, and connect with the startups who have made it to the final phase of theAgrytech Accelerator:

  • Agrieats is a social impact startup, a platform that aims to skill-up and empower home-based rural women and farmers to market their authentic and traditional food products.
  • Cubex is a home scale wastewater and solid waste treatment system that allows households to process all of their organic waste using decentralized treatment systems.
  • Digimart is a B2B e-commerce platform that connects retailers or hotels and restaurants to suppliers and distributors. The platform helps distributors promote their new, regular and discounted products instantly and directly to the retailers which will save them money, effort and time.
  • Foodcheck is an automated, autonomous device that monitors and tracks the location of your products, all while providing stock management in real time. The solution aims to link all the nodes in the supply chain to provide adequate data to all the parties concerned.
  • Iotree is a wireless sensory network controlling each farmer’s plot and making him apply the right farming practices through a farmer-friendly mobile app capable of being the eyes of every Tree and raising every Tree’s voice when necessary.
  • Mushtic is a natural binding process that grows layers of mycelium (mushroom roots) over any agricultural waste to create natural packaging material which replaces petroleum-based products as Styrofoam.
  • Quadra is developing an optical fruit sorting machine, capable of sorting different types of fruits based on the international standards of size, color, and defects. It utilizes the latest Machine Learning and Computer Vision technologies, coupled with state-of-the-art manufacturing, to provide the best levels of accuracy in grading, defect detection, and fruit handling.
  • Rigino is a complete traceability platform serving entire value chains across multiple industries.


Find out about QOOT Agri-Food Innovation Cluster

Qoot welcomes all businesses that contribute to Lebanon’s agricultural value chain. From input suppliers, to crop and livestock farmers, to agri-food startups, enterprises, traders and exporters, all stakeholders with a mindset of collaboration and innovation can sign up to enjoy increased visibility, tailored support, and easier market access.


Join the Panel Discussions

We are also organizing 2 panel discussions.

Date: Tuesday, April 2, 2019


5:00pm-5:45pm: On-demand Services Reshaping F&B

According to researchers, food ordering and food delivery businesses are witnessing the most aggressive growth regionally and internationally. F&B businesses are upping their delivery game while aggregators of delivery services are in hard competition. Additionally, side businesses are entering the food delivery space (UberEats and Zomato Delivery) while 100 food delivery startups have been identified across the MENA region.

This panel will explore the flurry of new digital services in the F&B industry, how technology is transforming the food delivery scene, as well as the broader technologies and trends that are impacting the sector. It will host a mixture of different players in this landscape to discuss future opportunities and threats from their own business perspectives.

Speakers: Angela Sawan, co-founder Green-Junkie; Bechara Haddad, Country Manager Zomato; Daniel Kofdrali, founder Onlivery; and Dany Haber, King Food/Burger King Lebanon

Moderator: Ramy Boujawdeh, Deputy General Manager Berytech


7:15pm – 8:00pm: Can Lebanese Agro-Food Processors meet the innovation Demands of HORECA?

The HORECA sector is always in demand of new products and ingredients. This sector needs to serve the interest of their clientele and diet needs by the creation of new concepts and following new trends. This panel will tackle how the Lebanese agro-food industry is meeting these trends and what could be done in order to better serve the HORECA trends? What is the local and international growth potential of these innovations?

This Panel will also discuss the tendencies and needs of the HORECA sector from the Agro-food industry. It will address innovations from Lebanon that are meeting those requests. We will discuss the processes and approaches that these organizations are taking to always innovate and what are their challenges and opportunities.

Speakers: Salim Makhoul, Head of Crown Bake Crown Flour Mills; Jamil Haddad, Founder Colonel Beer; Soha Nasser, Business Excellence Manager Tanmia Holdings; Anthony Rehayel, Founder NoGarlicNoOnion,

Moderator: Rani Azzi, VP of QOOT, Lebanon Agri-Food Innovation Cluster



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