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  • Design+Code Day with workshops for developers and designers to build their skills
  • Two Forum Days with 80 speakers tackling the hottest topics in web and mobile
  • The place to meet and network with top digital professionals
  • A platform for budding entrepreneurs to showcase their startups and entrepreneurial ideas

Online Video Production

Historically driven by revenues from the production of TV commercials, video production companies now have tremendous opportunities online: from creating their own shows to developing shows for the brands they work with. ArabNet Beirut 2015 will explore the new opportunities for production houses as online video continues to grow.

Technology in Banking

Banks in MENA have been aggressively introducing smart solutions and digital channels to support the needs of their tech-savvy customers. ArabNet Beirut 2015 will look at online banking, smart branches, mobile apps, payment solutions and new platforms that are being adopted nationally and regionally.

Online Customer Service

Digital media has opened up new touch points between corporates and their clients - and new forums for customers to complain and air their frustrations. ArabNet Beirut will investigate how enterprises are extending their customer service efforts to digital channels -- including online video, chat, and social media -- and the impact on their internal organization and processes.

Anatomy of an Acquisition

Lebanon has seen a number of recent acquisitions in the online space, including Shahiya's purchase by Cookpad and Webedia taking a majority stake in Diwanee. ArabNet Beirut 2015 will explore how acquisitions are brokered from initial outreach, to negotiating the terms, to closing the deal - and what happens afterwards.

Artists and Celebrities as Online Brands

Independent (Indie) artists have been leveraging digital to raise funds for their music and to stay closely connected with fans. On the other hand, TV Celebrities have been using digital platforms to extended their reach beyond the silver screen. ArabNet Beirut 2015 will explore online persona management, as well as the obstacles and opportunities inherent to managing digital celebrity.

Design+Code Day

The ArabNet Design+Code Day is back, with focused workshops to help designers, developers and entrepreneur to build better web and mobile products and businesses. The day will include specialized workshops on a wide range subjects, including: developing animated websites; understanding term sheets; understanding user interface elements; and mobile design.

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Ahmed Abbas COO, Qsoft Holding
Ahmed Emad Manager; Media, Consumer Engagement & Agency Relations – Mashreq, Mondelez International
Ali Zein Co-Founder & CEO, IdeatoLife
Daniel Neuwirth Co-founder, Shahiya
Danish Farhan Founder & CEO, Xische & Co.
Dina Shawar Investment Associate, Oasis500
Dirk Henke Managing Director Eastern Europe & MEA, Criteo
Fadi Bishara Founder & CEO, BlackBox VC
Fadl Tarazi CEO, Social Eyez
Fouad Rahme General Manager, BLC Invest SAL
Gabriel Karam Business Managing Director, Performics
Hala Fadel Managing Partner, Leap Ventures - Chair, MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab
Hani Abu Arab CEO & Founder, Apptrainers
HE Nicolas Sehnaoui Former Minister, Ministry of Telecommunications
Hervé Cuviliez CEO, Diwanee
HMA Tom Fletcher HM Ambassador, British Embassy
Ian Humphreys Regional Director, Caliber
Jimmy Ghazal Head of Digital Operations, Mercury / M&C Saatchi
Kabalan Samaha Digital Director & Partner, Cre8mania
Kelly Hoey Speaker & Strategist | Startup Advisor | Board Member, New York City Based Accelerator Programs | JuiceLabs
Kinloch Magowan Director, Latitude Group
Krix Berberian Creative Director, TBWA/RAAD
Lama Halwaji Senior Digital Designer, OgilvyOne
Lt. Col. Joseph Mousallem Head of Public Relations Department, Internal Security Forces
Mahmoud Radaideh Band Manager, Composer, Music Producer and Guitarist, JadaL
Malak Fares CFA - Business Presenter, Sky News Arabia
Maroun Chammas Chairman & CEO, Berytech and Berytech Fund
Marwan Kheireddine Former Minister and GM, Mawarid Bank
Mohamed Darwish GM, Darwasha Project
Monty Munford Founder, Mob76
Nicholas Spyer General Manager EMEA, Social.com, Salesforce
Rami Saad Deputy Chief Operating Officer, DMS
Rémy Jacobi Designer Team Leader, Cre8mania
Robert Naouss Communications Manager - Levant, Redbull
Rolly Dib Executive producer & GM, OliveTree Productions
Roy Bou Abssi Website Specialist, Alfa Telecommunications
Rudolf Jabre CEO, Online Lifestyle Network (OLN)
Sahar Salama GM, T-Pay / TracerHub
Shoaib Ahmed MEA Operations Manager, BUZZEFF MEA
Shuja Ahmed Co-founder & Tech Lead, IdeatoLife
Walid Hanna Managing Partner, MEVP
Yousef Hamidaddin CEO, Oasis500
Ziad Matar Head of Strategic Business Development, Qualcomm
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