FCM Beirut

November 7 2016 | 03:51 PM
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Date(s) - 08/11/2017
9:00 am - 11:30 pm

Phoenicia Hotel


8:30| Registration

9:30| Opening Ceremony

Master of Ceremony:

Mr. Maurice Matta, Producer and Presenter of the   Financial News on MTV

Welcome Notes:

  • May Chidiac, Founder and President of the MCF – Media Institute
  • Achim Vogt, Resident Representative Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Lebanon

Patronage Note: H.E. Ghassan Hasbani, Deputy Prime Minister of Lebanon, Minister of Health

Connectivity Chapter

10:00-10:30| Keynote Speech or Fireside Talk 

– H.E. Miguel Angel Moratinos, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs and cooperation of Spain.

Moderator*, TBD

Freedom Chapter

10:30-11:20| Panel 1

“The State of the World and the Emerging Leadership Models in the Era of Post-Globalization”



– Alberto Fernandez, The Middle East Broadcasting Networks, Inc. MBN President (US-Cuba)

– Nejib Friji, Director of International Peace Institute Middle East and North Africa (Tunisian)

– H.E. Marwan Muashar, Former Deputy Prime Minister of Jordan, Vice President of Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (Jordan)

– MP. Alec Shelbrooke, Member of the UK parliament (United Kingdom)

Moderator: Frederick Charillon, Professor at Sciences Po (France)

11:20-11:30| Presentation

– Ms. Roula Moussa: Venturesome Investor and Innovator Founder Netways and Founder of Diaspora ID (Lebanon)


11:30-11:55| Coffee Break 

Minds Chapter

11:55-12:45| Panel 2 

“The New Face of International Business”



– Luigi Gambardella, Head of European Affairs Open Fiber, President of ChinaEU, President of EUBrasil (Italy)

– Emre Gurkan, CEO of Touch (Turkey)

– Leila Serhan, General Manager Microsoft MENA Region (Lebanon)

Moderator: Toufic Gibran, Journalist (Lebanon)

Keynote Speech:


“Fighting Extremism in a Highly Radicalized World: Media and Terrorism”

– Ali Jaber, Director at MBC Group, TV Show “Gharabeeb El Soud or Black Crows” (Lebanon-UAE)

1:15-2:00 Lunch 

2:00-2:30| Keynote Speech 

“Campaign to Free 170 Journalists in Turkey”

Ms. Barbara Trionfi, Executive Director IPI (Austria)

2:30-3:20| Panel 3 

“Highest Decline in World Press Freedom”



– Sofia Amara, Grand Reporter/Fimmaker (Morocco-France)

– Jes Aznar, Independent Photojournalist (US)

– Baker Atyani, Bureau Chief Asia for Arab News (Jordan)

– Pierre Haski, Journalist, President of Reporters Without Borders (France)

Moderator: Youmna Naufal, Creator and Host of YChats, Former Head of English News at Future TV (Lebanon)

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