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LAMA Association was created to improve the marketing and advertising industry according to the advertiser's interests and concerns.

LAMA Mission Statement:

  • Is established in Lebanon in 1995
  • Is a non profit organization and shall not deal with any political issues
  • Advertising Industry in Lebanon is witnessing a downturn
  • Advertisers were left on the sidelines because of the lack of a formal Association to streamline their prerogatives to defend their legitimate causes.
  • LAMA was created to fill this gap. In 1996, a general assembly was elected from affiliated members who represented around 60 % of total advertising spend in Lebanon .

For Further information: www.wfa-lb.org

MEFOSA participated in the expert meeting for the MENA initiative for the regions Validation of Food Safety Recent event attended by Mr. Atef Idriss was the seminar “Regional Consultative Meeting on Food Safety Legislation” in Cairo from 26 to 28 June 2005 as a “WHO Temporary Adviser”.

For additional information about WHO visit its web site at: www.emro.who.int

MEFOSA participated in the : “Regional Seminar on Sustainable Development & Competitiveness of the Agro-food Sector” at the United Nations House at Beirut, Lebanon, between 1 – 2 December 2005 and in the Seminar “Arab – Palestinian Roundtable on Agricultural & Agro-Industrial Development in the Gaza Strip” on 3 December 2005. Strengthening Small & Medium Enterprises SME towards more productivity and challenging aspects, Environmental Standards & competitiveness of key economic sectors.

More information at: www.escwa.org.lb

Institute for Social, Religious & Civil Society Studies – ISORCS at Notre Dame University at Louaize – Lebanon organized many events and launched educational courses. Recent courses was under the title of “How to star an NGO” under the supervision of the NGO Management Program at LAU – Louaize on 9 June 2005.

In the same aspect there was the event of conference launching of NGO Degree Program at NDU on 24 May 2006. The courses and seminars stress on organizing for concerned people who might be engaged in the social, religious and civil sectors and wish to strengthen their feedback and vision.

Visit NDU website at: www.ndu.edu.lb

Institute of Family Business – School of Business (LAU) organized many events & seminars at LAU to discuss issues of concern. Recent event opening of LAU's program on “Communication and Conflict in the Family Business” form 5 to18 March 2006 at LAU.

Others relations were made with LAU's Center for Strategic Development (CSD) which MEFOSA is a member in this center where our team attended several courses in the center emphasizing on auditing, business, management, sales, networking, and others which help in strengthening the basic steps of any new enterprise and helps in general knowledge and feedback. Recently CSD published its newsletter which we share with it as well.

For further information on LAU: www.lau.edu.lb

A W Idriss participated in the review of the UN/ GC initiative and we support its principals. The Global Compact's ten principles in the areas of human rights, labor, the environment and anti-corruption enjoy universal consensus and are derived from:

The Global Compact asks companies to embrace, support and enact, within their sphere of influence, a set of core values in the areas of human rights, labor standards, the environment, and anti-corruption.

For more information go to: www.unglobalcompact.org

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