QOOT Cluster, in partnership with Berytech, is thrilled to announce the fourth edition of the highly-anticipated Agri-Food Innovation Days 2023, set to take place on May 24 and 25 at Le Royal Hotel in Beirut. Building upon the remarkable success of last year’s event, this year’s edition promises to be even more engaging and impactful.
QOOT Cluster, known for its dedication to promoting innovation and collaboration in the agrifood sector, will bring together a diverse range of activities to ensure a comprehensive and inclusive experience for all participants. The event will feature a series of exciting talks, interactive matchmaking sessions, valuable networking opportunities, and the eagerly awaited Agrifood Innovation Award.
#AFID2023 is in partnership with QOOT Cluster, co-funded by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Lebanon and ENI CBC MED with the support of the Italian Trade Agency (ITA).
Talks & Showcasing
At the event, QOOT Cluster will showcase its uniquely designed booth, serving as an open space for members and event visitors to connect and engage. Furthermore, the booth will also highlight the exceptional products of the 18 agrifood producers who have been selected as finalists for the Agrifood Innovation Award. This platform will enable these talented producers to demonstrate their innovations and gain exposure to a wider audience.
The event will host a diverse range of talks organized by QOOT Cluster, featuring prominent members and industry experts who will delve into various topics related to innovation, exporting, and clustering within the agrifood sector. These informative sessions will provide valuable insights and foster knowledge-sharing among attendees.
Networking & Matchmaking
A key highlight of the Agri-Food Innovation Days is the networking and matchmaking opportunities it offers. Designed to facilitate connections and collaborations, the event brings together experts, academics, and professionals from the industry, enabling them to engage in meaningful discussions, make introductions, and explore potential partnerships. QOOT Cluster members are encouraged to leverage this platform to expand their networks, exchange ideas, and create new opportunities.
In line with its mission to promote export endeavors, QOOT Cluster will spearhead a series of targeted matchmaking sessions. These sessions will facilitate connections between QOOT members and potential buyers, economic attachés, and representatives from the private sector. By forging these strategic partnerships, QOOT aims to open new markets for its members and encourage the growth of their export activities.
Agrifood Innovation Award
Adding to the excitement of the event, QOOT will present the Agrifood Innovation Award. This accolade aims to celebrate and honor the outstanding achievements of Lebanese agrifood innovators.
Eighteen finalists, carefully selected for their groundbreaking products, will be evaluated based on a cumulative scoring system that incorporates the grades from a panel of expert judges and public voting. The six winners, one from each of the six award categories, will be announced during the #AFID2023 ceremony, where they will receive the coveted AFIA trophy and an enticing package of prizes.
QOOT Cluster and Berytech are committed to fostering a dynamic and collaborative ecosystem for agrifood innovation in Lebanon. The Agri-Food Innovation Days 2023 promises to be an extraordinary event, providing an ideal platform for knowledge-sharing, networking, and recognition of exceptional agrifood innovations. By bringing together industry stakeholders, QOOT Cluster continues to drive positive change and propel the Lebanese agrifood sector to new heights of success.