The Lebanese Agro-Food Industry and Universities: a Love-Hate Relationship

April 11, 2019 at 9:00 am
Till: April 11, 2019 at 2:00 pm
American University of Beirut

Berytech is participating in a seminar entitled: The Lebanese Agro-Food Industry and Universities: a Love-Hate Relationship.

Collaboration between industry and academic and research institutions is a critical component of national efficient innovation schemes. In Lebanon, such alliances face pronounced barriers calling for a distinguished approach, which aims at promoting such collaborations.


About the Workshop

This seminar sheds light on the importance of bridging the Lebanese industry professionals, in general, and the agro-food industry professionals in specific with local research and academic institutions and universities.

The seminar will discuss, through various viewpoints and experiences, the challenges and opportunities to build successful links between the parties of interest. These links can contribute to the establishment of new avenues and innovative ideas for products with potential market opportunities at a lower R&D cost.


Date: Thursday, April 11, 2019

Time: 9:00 am–2:00 pm

Venue: Michel and Sherine Bayoud Lecture Hall, FAFS, American University of Beirut



  • Dr. Rabih Mohtar Dean, FAFS, AUB
  • Dr. Mohamad G. Abiad Associate Professor, FAFS, AUB (Speaker and Moderator)
  • Mr. Said Al Kaissi Alumni AUB
  • Dr. Nuhad Daghir Dean Emeritus, FAFS, AUB
  • Dr. Sylvain Seif INDEVCO
  • Ms. Hill Skaff Consultant
  • Ms. Shaden Baassiri INTAJ sal
  • Mr. Bahaa Kadamani Royal Organics
  • Mr. Ramy Boujawdeh representing QOOT & Berytech
  • Mr. Abbas Ramadan IDAL
  • Mr. Fady Fayyad Consultant
  • Mr. Julien Schmitt Expertise France