The 4th International Management Conference
Competitive Cities in the E-Age
Lebanese American University - Business School
Friday December 13, 2002

Venue 1: LAU - Irwin Hall Auditorium

08:30-9:30 Registration
9:30-10:00 Inauguration and Opening Address:
Dr. Nouri Beyrouti, Professor and Conference Organizer, LAU
Mr. Michel Majdalani, Professor and Conference Organizer, LAU
Dr. Tarik Mikdashi, Dean, Business School, LAU
Dr. Nabeel Haidar, V.P. Academic Affairs, LAU
Keynote Speaker: Mr. Jamal AR. Itani, President of CDR
10:00-10:30 Title: Harnessing Competitiveness to Promote City Development in the E-Age
Speaker: Mr. Mounir Doueidy, General Manager (Solidere)
10:30-11:00 Title: E-Banking in the E-Age
Speaker: Mr. Saad Azhari, Vice Chairman-General Manager, BLOM Bank
11:00-11:45 Title: Best Practices of Competitive Cities: Dubai Internet City, Dubai Media City and West Bay Lagoon in Doha
Speaker: Mr. Mac McClelland, President and CEO of Center House Ltd. Dubai, UAE
11:45-12:00   Coffee Break

Venue 2: LAU - Irwin Hall Conference Rooms (3rd Floor)

12:00-12:30 Title: Smart Cities: From Vision to Reality
Speaker: Mr. Amin Mardam Bey, Information Systems Dept., Manager-LibanCell
12:30-13:30 Luncheon Break
13:30-14:00 Title: Perspectives of Merging and Acquisition from Views of Emerging Countries in Europe
Speaker: Dr. Joseph Poor, Professor of Management at University Pécs Hungary - Managing Director of Mercer Human Resource Consulting, Hungary
14:00-14:30 Title: Implementing Strategic Alliances between Public and Private Sector Entities in the E-Age
Speaker: Dr. Raymond Khoury, Director, Senior IT Strategy Advisor - Technical Cooperation Unit (OMSAR)
14:30-15:15 Title: Encouraging Private Sector Participation in the E-Age
Speaker: Dr. Berj Hatijian, Director General (Ministry of Environment)
15:00-15:15   Coffee Break
15:15-16:00 Title: Human Resources in the E-Age
Speaker: Mr. Waqas Hussain, Human Resource Manager (3M Gulf Ltd.), Dubai
  Conference Closure


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