Joey Ghanem joined the Berytech team as Events & PR Officer in January 2018 and is now the Communication and Outreach Manager. She has been developing her expertise in communications and outreach strategies, operations, content development, concept initiations and execution, working in several fields including theater, exhibitions, hotels, incubator, and F&B in Lebanon and abroad.
Since she joined Berytech, and for the past five years, Joey has been supporting entrepreneurs and SMEs, leading on several activities, events and projects such as ideathons, hackathons, demo days, bootcamps, and other activities. She focuses on growing community engagement, by developing, managing and implementing activities. Her work focuses on women empowerment, youth development, and initiate potential entrepreneurs to the ecosystem specially for the agri-food and cleantech sector.
Her work also consists of launching and supporting local and regional calls aiming at supporting startups and MSMEs for programs and projects such as the ACT Smart Innovation Hub Initiative, QOOT Cluster, WE4F, DAWERR Program. She has also prepared and implemented the Future Agro Challenge Impact Makers program in collaboration with IDGC.
During her work at Berytech, Joey attended several coaching programs to support startups and SMEs. She also received her certification as a Design Sprint Master and joined Source Institute as a delivery manager for an unconference in Rio de Janeiro.
Before joining Berytech, Joey received her Master’s in Tourism Management and Planning- Development of Tourism Products from the Universitat de Girona in Spain, allowing her to get a job placement at the Conference Center in Girona. In 2011, and after graduating with a B.A. in Hospitality Management – Events Management from Notre Dame University, Joey moved to Orlando and worked at Orange Lake resort in the activity department, before heading back to Lebanon in 2012. She then decided to try a new field and expended her experience into the F&B industry working for nearly four years in a catering company.
Joey is dynamic and resourceful, traits which play in her favor in developing successful outreach programs and events at Berytech. She is a former professional dancer at the famous Caracalla Dance Theatre. She enjoys yoga and is an avid traveler, discovering new countries every spare time she has.