BLC Bank hosts its 7th edition of the Brilliant Lebanese Awards.
Kassar: We remain committed to supporting the Lebanese Economy.
On Thursday November 15 2018, the 7th edition of the Brilliant Lebanese Awards was carried out during a gala dinner at Casino du Liban in the presence of high level invitees from the political, economic , social and media sectors.
A new category was added to this year's edition being "Tech Innovation of the year". This award is dedicated to any business activity that is based on digital or innovative technologies. This includes, but is not limited to, patent and intellectual property owners and companies that operate using modern technologies.
Mr. Kassar stated: " we reconfirm our support to Lebanese entrepreneurs and we congratulate all the finalists for their success. The Tech Innovation of the Year award was added this year due to the important role this sector plays in the Knowledge Economy. Thus, we are increasing the chances of the Bank in honoring the success and contributions of Lebanese men and women from all over the country no matter the domain they excel in. In spite of everything , we still believe in a Brilliant Lebanon."
This year, " Screens international" Joseph Akiki won the Business of the Year award, "AMB contracting " Rania Abou Mosleh won the Woman Entrepreneur of the Year while "Roadie Tuner" Hassan Slaibi received the Tech Innovation of the Year award. The 3 winners received a cash prize of $30,000 each. The People's Choice Award was attributed to Shadi S. Saad "Blue Sound " with a cash prize of $5,000.
It should be noted that this event requires preparation for Almost a year. After receiving all applications available on BLC Bank's website and at all its branches, a committee conducted an assessment and selected 15 candidates who made it to the final stage of the competition. The candidates go through a succession of stages, during which they are offered guidance, advice and training. The jury then selects the winners according to 4 criteria : financial performance (30%), creativity (30%), sustaining and scalability (30%) and social reponsibilty (15%). The jury includes representatives from the Central Bank of Lebanon, Berytech, Endeavor Lebanon, Kafalat, the International Finance Corporation IFC, the Lebanese American University LAU, the American University of Beirut AUB, the Lebanese League for Women in Business LLWB, RDCL world and BLC Bank as well as male and female entrepreneurs.
The Brilliant Lebanese Awards are one of the most important services provided by BLC Bank to SMEs and business owners. They are part of a 360 degree approach which lies in 4 pillars: financing, advisory, training and exposure.