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Doing Business Responsibly:
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Wednesday November 7th, 2012

9:00-10:00: Welcome at Amphiteatre John Paul II

10:00-11:00: Official Inauguration

-        Ms. Léa Yahchouchi, International Relations Officer – USEK, Lebanon (Welcome speech).

-        Mr. Jonas Haertle, Head, PRME Secretariat UN Global Compact Office

-        Dr. Nehme Azoury, Dean of the Faculty of Business – USEK, Lebanon.

-        Dr. Sherif Kamel, Dean of the School of Business – AUC, Egypt.

-        Prof. Sultan Abu-Orabi, Secretary General – AARU, Jordan.

-        Reverend Father Dr. Hady Mahfouz, Rector – USEK, Lebanon.

-        His Excellency Premier Najib Mikati, Lebanon, Represented by H.E.M. Nicolas Nahhas, Minister of Economy and Trade

Awarding of Honorary Insignia

Mrs. Nora Joumblatt, President of the Beiteddine Festival and Member of the Executive Committee of Al Chouf Cedars Reserve – Lebanon

Mr. Ibrahim Dabdoub, CEO of the National Bank of Kuwait (NBK) – Kuwait.

Mr. Pierre El Daher, Chairman CEO of Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation International – LBCI, Lebanon.

Prof. Albert Corhay, Prime Vice-Rector, Université de Liège, Belgium

11:00- 11:15: Coffee Break

11:15-12:45: Roundtable I: The Influence of Private and Public Policy on the Corporate Social Responsibility

Room: Amphitheatre John Paul II

President: Sherif Kamel, Dean of the School of Business – AUC, Egypt.

-        Ziad Hayek, Secretary General, Lebanon's Higher Council for Privatization, Lebanon

-        Ali Berro, Director – Quality Program – Ministry of Economy and Trade, Lebanon.

-        Sherif Tehemar, CSR committee Chairman- Dr. Soliman Fakeeh Hospital (DSFH), KSA.

-        Joyce Mouawad, Corporates Sales & Marketing Director- Le Royal Hotel, Lebanon.

12:45-14:00: Lunch Break at Zouki for Lebanon – USEK Main Campus

14:15-15:45: Roundtable II: Managing a Sensitive Environment: Perspectives and Challenges

Room: Amphitheatre John Paul II

President: Georges Jabbour, The George Washington University, USA.

-        Laurice-Alexandre Leclair, Professor - Université Sorbonne Paris Cité, France.

-        Antoine Dahdah, Ph.D. Architect/ Green Building Consultant - LEED® Green Associate, Italy.

-        Hervé Laine, Engineer - L’Académie de l’Éthique, France.

-        Naim Ouaini, Professor/ Assistant to the Rector in Public Administration - USEK, Lebanon.

-        Omar Sakr, CSR and Sustainable Hospitality Management Specialist - Lecturer at NDU, Lebanon.

-        Badache Boubakeur , Lecturer and Vice Dean, Université M’hamed Bougara de Boumerdès, Algeria

-        Mazen Abboud, Environmental Consultant – Lebanon.

15:45-16:00: Coffee break

16:00-17:30: Roundtable III: Environmental Sustainability in the Education Sector

First Parallel Roundtable:

Room: Amphitheatre John Paul II

President: Ahmad Jammal, Director – Ministry of Education and Higher Education in Lebanon.

-        Nadia Shuayto, Assistant Dean & MBA Program Director - Lawrence Technological University, USA.

-        Marc Rauch, Sustainability Coordinator, AUC, Egypt.

-        Geoffrey Wood, Professor- The University of Warwick, UK.

-        Milenko Gudić, IMTA Managing Director, CEEMAN, Slovenia.

-        Farid Qawasmeh, Assistant Professor, Jadara University, Jordan.

           Nadine Darqual, Instructor, Jadara University, Jordan.

Second Parallel Roundtable:

Room: Auditorium Jean El Hawa - Building H

President: Elie Assaf, Professor USEK – Director General, Presidency of the Republic, Lebanon.

-        Abdel-Maoula Chaar, Professor - Research Consultant and Development Manager- ESA, Lebanon.

-        Mohammed Al Taee, Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences at Zarqa Private University, Jordan.

-        Bernard Paranque, Délégué Général – EuroMed, France.

-        Albert Corhay, Prime Vice-Rector, Université de Liège, Belgium.

           Nathalie Crutzen, Professor at HEC Management School, Université de Liège, Belgium.

20:30: Gala Dinner



Thursday November 8th, 2012

9:30-10:45: Roundtable IV: The Role of Business Ethics in the 21st Century

Room: Amphitheatre John Paul II

President: Selim Sayegh, Former Minister of Social Affairs - Lebanon.

-        Aneeta Madhok, Managing Director- Open Spaces Consulting, India.

-        Jean-Pierre Katrib, Strategic Relations Manager, Quantum, Lebanon.

-        Hussein Ismail, Assistant Professor, Human Resource and Strategic Management – LAU/School of Business, Lebanon.

-        Anna Pehar, Owner/Consultant – Calix, Netherlands.

-        Abderrahmane Benantar, Professor at University of Boumerdès, Algeria.

Ounis Abd El Majid, Professor at Al Takwin Al Moutawassel University, Algeria.

9:30-10:45: Roundtable V: CSR: Sustainable Communities

Room: Auditorium Jean El Hawa - Building H

President: Luc Boyer , Professor- Université Paris-Dauphine, France.

-        Chawki Djeddi, Assistant Professor at Tebessa University, Algeria

-        Imène Bouchenkir, Lecturer at Badji Mokhtar- Annaba University, Algeria

Boualem Ammar Chebira, Professsor and Lecturer at Badji Mokhtar- Annaba University, Algeria

-        Ali Wagfi, Lecturer - Jadara University, Jordan.

-        Nehmé Azoury, Dean of the Faculty of Business – USEK, Lebanon.

Gisèle Bitar, Assistant of the Dean of the Business Faculty – USEK, Lebanon.

Lindos Daou, Instructor at USEK and Responsible For Research and Studies for BEPS – Lebanon.

Charbel El Khoury, Lecturer and Researcher – USEK, Lebanon.

10:45-11:00: Coffee Break

11:00-12:15: Roundtable VI: Corporate Social Responsibility: A Fact or a Myth?

Room: Amphitheatre John Paul II

President: Dimyanos Kattar, Former Minister of Finance, Lebanon.

-        Ramsay Najjar, Owner/CEO- S2C, Lebanon.

-        Antoine Frem, President Jounieh Municipal Council - Vice Chairman INDEVCO Group - Chairman Interstate Resources Inc. USA

-        Dalia Abdel-Kader, Director of Marketing & Communications, General Manager - Arab African International Bank, Egypt.

-        Nathalie Bordeau, Professor - Université Panthéon-Assas, Paris 2, France.

-        Paul Boulos, Head of Marketing and Corporate Communication - BOB, Lebanon.

-        Jacques Digout, Head of Program/MSc – ESC, Toulouse.

-        Bouchra Rahmouni Benhida, Head of the Research Institute of Geopolitics and Geo Economics at the ESCA School of Management, Morocco.

-        Samer Abou Arraj, Management Consultant - ISO 26000 National Expert, Lebanon.

-        Joe Khoury, Lebanese Committee of Artists, Project Green, Feedback group of organizations, Lebanon


Closing Session by Law World Federation

12:15- 14:00: Lunch at Zouki for Lebanon – USEK Main Campus


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