BDL ACCELERATE 2016

‘The Woz’
Co-Founder of Apple
in Beirut

November 3, 4, 5 | Beirut, Lebanon
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First announced speakers


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Steve Wozniak

“The Woz”
Co-Founder of Apple Inc.
Los Gatos, California


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Riad Salamé

Governor of Banque du Liban
Beirut, Lebanon


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Marianne Hoayek

Director of the Governor’s Executive Office at Banque du Liban
Beirut, Lebanon


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Mike Butcher

Editor at Large at TechCrunch, Founder of TechFugees, and Member of the Order of the British Empire
London, UK


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Claire Burge

CEO of This is Productivity
Dublin, Ireland


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Ben Huh

Entrepreneur
Seattle, Washington


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Dean Johnson

Head of Innovation at Brandwidth
London, UK


Banque du Liban Accelerate 2016

The Biggest Conference on the Mediterranean

Banque du Liban (BDL) Accelerate 2016 is Lebanon’s 3rd annual international conference, and officially the biggest and most influential on the Mediterranean and in MENA. The event is organized by Banque du Liban – The Central Bank of Lebanon.



Participants

10,000

Tracks

12


Size(sqm)

15,000

Stages

9


BDL Accelerate is the only innovation and startup conference in the world that is inclusive, because it’s free. We don’t charge our attendees, so that everyone, from all walks of life, can learn, engage, be inspired, and connect with industry experts, investors, like minded individuals and change makers from around the world.


A growing international event

Since 2014, BDL Accelerate has more than doubled in size year on year. Last year there were over 6,000 attendees from 51 countries around the world.


Attendees over the years


2016

10,000+

2015

6600

2014

1600

Organizer

Partners


Executive Stage Partner

Innovation Stage Partner

Main Lounge Partner

Ecosystem Lounge Partner

Coding Stage Partner

Conference Bag Partner

Platinum Partner

Platinum Partner

Platinum Partner

Platinum Partner

Booklet Ad Partner

From last year

Check out the gallery from last year’s conference.



Forum de Beyrouth

The Venue

Banque du Liban (BDL) Accelerate 2016 will be held in central Beirut at the conference hall, Forum de Beyrouth. The conference hall is situated 15 minutes away from the Airport, and less than 5 minutes away from the luxurious Downtown area, and the trendy Mar Mikhael area.

Address

Charles Helou Avenue, Medawar, Beirut, Lebanon