Home About grants News Media Coverage Links Contact Us  

LARP II Delegates with His Excellency the President of Lebanon General Michel Sleiman

LARP II Delegates With Governor Riad Salameh of the Central Bank of Lebanon

LARP I Delegates with Minister Haddad Representing the Prime Minister of Lebanon


Under the High Patronage of
His Excellency The President of Lebanon
General Michel Sleiman

The Lebanese American Renaissance Partnership
In collaboration with
The American Lebanese Chamber of Commerce

"Solidarity with Lebanon – Stability and Economic Well-Being"  

Phoenicia Hotel - Beirut
September 12 & 13, 2008

Thursday, September 11, 2008 
  9:00 am - Welcome reception, Phoenicia Hotel - LARP delegation 
                 Remarks: Engineer Danny Ghanem of Miami, Chairman Convention Committee
Friday, September 12, 2008
10:00 am - Registration, coffee & cake 
10:30 am - Opening Ceremony
                 Moderator: The Honorable Walid Maalouf, Director Public Diplomacy, USAID
                 Speakers:  His Excellency Michel Sleiman, President of Lebanon
                                 Represented by Minister of Economy Mohammad Sfadi
                                 The Honorable Michele J. Sison, US Ambassador to Lebanon    
                                 Engineer Ghassan M. Saab, Corporate Leader
                                 Mr. Salim Zeenni, President AmCham 
                                 Presentation of grants
11:15 am - Panel 1:    Communications between the Diaspora & the Homeland
                Moderator: Engineer Michel Yammine of Houston, Board of Directors
                Speakers:  Mr. Neemtallah Abi-Nasr, Member of Parliament
                                 Mr. Dory Chamoun, Mayor of Deir El-Kamar
                                 Engineer Anis Garabet, Board of Directors
                                 Mr. Nabil G. Sawabini, President & CEO MENA Capital
 1:00 pm - Luncheon:   Mr. Thomas Stall, USAID, keynote speaker 
               Introduction: Mr. Joe Rashed of Tampa, Board of Advisors
2:30 pm - Panel 2:    Diaspora’s social programs and their positive effect on Lebanon
              Moderator: Mrs. Manal Saab, LARP II Delegate
              Speakers:  His Excellency Mohamad Jawad Khalifa, Minister of Health
                              His Excellency Michel Pharaon, Member of Parliament
                              Mr. Nemaat G. Frem, President & CEO INDEVCO Group
4:30 pm - Panel 3:    Role of the youth in shaping the future of Lebanon 
              Moderator: Dr. Nasser Fayad of Virginia, Board of Directors
              Speakers:  His Excellency Nicolas Fattouch, Member of Parliament
                               Mr. Mosbah Ahdab, Member of Parliament
                               Dr. Ghassan Moukheiber, Member of Parliament
                               Mr. Ahmad El-Assaad, Chairman Lebanese Option Gathering
                               Mr. Sami Gemayel, Head of Kataeb Youth  
9:00 pm - Gala Dinner: His Excellency Riad Salameh, Governor of the Central Bank, keynote speaker
                                  Master of Ceremony: Mrs. Rita Zihenni of New York, LARP II Delegate
                                  Presentation of Awards
Saturday, September 13, 2008
11:00 am - LARP membership meeting
                Elections of new Board of Directors
                Media interviews with delegates
1:00 pm - Luncheon hosted by James & Catherine Kassouf, LARP Delegates
6:00 pm - Farwell dinner at the home of Wadih Maalouf in Kfarkatra