Happening for the 10th year in a row, Arabnet Beirut X promises to be bigger, bolder, and more experiential than ever.

The annually held event has become a staple in the region’s startup ecosystem, where entrepreneurs, policy-makers, corporations and digital innovators convene over the latest trends in investment and technology.

This year’s edition of Arabnet Beirut X will take place on June 12-13 at the Seaside Arena (Beirut, Lebanon), and is expected to welcome more than 3,000 attendees and 250+ regional and international experts and speakers.

Here are some of the international speakers who will be part of this year’s Arabnet Beirut:

  • Richard Harris, Partner and Head of EMEA, G Squared
  • James Tan, Managing Partner, Quest Ventures
  • Scott Cohen, Chief Innovation Officer, Warner Music Group
  • Lars Silberbauer, Head of MTV Digital Studios, Senior Vice President at Viacom
  • Viola Llewellyn, Co-founder & President, Ovamba
  • Urszula Bieganska, Head of Marketing - Middle East Africa, LEGO Group

You can check the full list of speakers here.

For the first time, ArabNet Beirut will feature a Startup Showcase, an exhibition which will bring 100 startups from Lebanon and the MENA region to showcase their innovative projects and connect with key stakeholders from the ecosystem, whether investors or media personnel.

In addition, Startup Showcase will gather 100 regional VCs, including funds like GINCO Investments (UAE), Riyad TAQNIA Fund (KSA), ST Ventures (KSA), Hala Ventures (KSA), Arzan VC (Kuwait), Shorooq Investments (UAE) and many others.

This year, ArabNet Beirut will feature dedicated tracks for a range of industries being transformed by digitization. The Launchpad Forum will focus on the latest trends in entrepreneurship and investment, and gather venture capitalists, promising startups and corporate innovation leaders. The Ad/Edge Forum, organized in collaboration with ArabAd Magazine, will tackle digital media, advertising technology, and e-marketing, and bring together top agencies, brands, publishers, and platforms. Finally, the Finverse Forum will delve into digital banking and innovation in financial services, with more than 100 senior bankers participating alongside fintech startups and top technology providers.

MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab partnered with Arabnet to create further synergies across the Lebanese startup ecosystem.

MIT Enterprise Forum will be making a major announcement during Arabnet Beirut, so stay tuned.

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