F.A.Q.


About

  • What is BDL Accelerate?
  • Where does BDL Accelerate take place?
  • Will food and beverages be available?
  • Is there a schedule available?
  • How can I get the latest updates about the event?
  • What is Beirut like?
What is BDL Accelerate?
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.
Where does BDL Accelerate take place?
BDL Accelerate takes place in central Beirut, Lebanon at Forum du Beyrouth
Will food and beverages be available?
BDL Accelerate 2016 will feature an entertainment tent, which will have a variety of food and beverage stands from local restaurants, caterers and providers. All participants will get a free meal per day.
Is there a schedule available?
To see the Full Agenda for BDL Accelerate 2016 click here.
How can I get the latest updates about the event?

Follow us on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, to get the latest updates for the event.

What is Beirut like?

“Beirut. The food’s delicious, the people are awesome. It’s a party town… Hopefully, you will come back smarter about the world. You’ll understand a little more about how uninformed people are when they talk about that part of the world. You’ll come back as I did: changed and cautiously hopeful and confused in the best possible way. Travel at its best defies expectations… That’s part of the thing that makes Beirut so interesting.”
– Anthony Bourdain (CNN Host and World Renowned Chef)


Safety & Security

  • Is Beirut safe?
  • Will there be security at the event?
Is Beirut safe?

Beirut and its surrounding cities are completely safe. According to GOV.UK the areas you’ll be visiting are GREEN.

Will there be security at the event?

There will be security around the conference all the time.

Registration & Attendance

  • Who can attend the conference?
  • Do I need to register to attend?
  • How do I register?
  • What are the hours for the event and when do i have to attend?
  • Where should I park my car?
Who can attend the conference?
Banque du Liban (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 changemakers from around the world.
Do I need to register to attend?
Absolutely. No exceptions.
How do I register?
Tickets are officially sold out.
What are the hours for the event and when do i have to attend?
BDL Accelerate 2016 will be open from: Thursday November 3: 9:00am – Midnight Friday November 4: 9:00am – Midnight Saturday November 5: 9:00am – 4pm You can come and leave anytime you wish as long as you keep your registration credentials on hand. To see which areas are open at what times take a look at our Floor Plan.
Where should I park my car?
To learn more about our parking check out our Parking Map on Google Maps.