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Expert Group Meeting on Artificial Intelligence at ESCWA

Beirut, Lebanon

Beirut, Lebanon, 1-2 July 2019
What:    The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), in collaboration with the Arab Industrial Development and Mining Organization (AIDMO), is organizing an expert group meeting on “Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Local Industrial Development”.
Participants will include government officials, experts in the fields of industry and applications of AI, representatives from civil society, private sector, innovators and inventors, and academia.
When:             1-2 July 2019
                        Opening: 1 July 2019, at 9:00 AM
Where:            ESCWA Headquarters, Riad el-Solh Square, Beirut, Lebanon

  • Ms. Rola Dashti, Executive-Secretary, ESCWA;
  • Mr. Talal Abou Ghazaleh, Owner of the largest intellectual property company;
  • Mr. Adel Sakr, Director General, AIDMO.

Why:     The meeting will focus on the contribution and impact of AI on local industrial development.
Experts in the field of AI and Frontier Technologies will discuss topics related to AI and productivity, labour force impact and employment, and talent investment and infrastructure.
The ESCWA Communication and Information Unit (ECIU) kindly asks media representatives wishing to cover this meeting to confirm their attendance at +9613910930.


For more information:
-Nabil Abu-Dargham, Head, ESCWA Communication and Information Unit,
-Ms Rania Harb, Public Information Assistant, +961-70-008-879; email:
-Ms Maryam Sleiman, Public Information Assistant, +9611978815, email: