L’EMPREINTE DU GESTE Exhibition in Paris | Events and Exhibitions




Musée des arts décoratifs in Paris is holding an exhibition sponsored by Vacheron Constantin from March 29- April 3, 2016.

During this event you will be able to check out the creative work of Judith Bourdin (here) and  Florie Dupont (here), in addition to  artist Mathias Kiss (here) and director Jerome de Gerlache (here) whom you can meet by appointment.




Check their facebook page for more information.

Arabnet Beirut 2016 | March1-3 | Events




The Longest Running Digital Conference in the Middle East is back!


Lebanon’s key decision makers will gather for the 7th ArabNet Beirut conference, the longest running digital conference in the Middle East. Executives from the country’s top institutions have been actively involved in the success of the conference over the years, with notables such as Neemat Frem (President & CEO, Indevco Group), Nayla Tueni (CEO, Annahar Newspaper) and Michel Elefteriades (the Emperor).

About 50% of ArabNet Beirut’s attendants are CXOs, cementing the conference as the go to rendez­vous for top decision makers and innovators. Few of those leaders and entrepreneurs have gone on to found further endeavours that bear fruit today, making Beirut the next best market for startups and digital savvy people. “The key is quality, intelligence and the ability to connect to the right decision makers” says Omar Christidis, CEO and founder of ArabNet. ArabNet Beirut’s coverage of cutting edge topics from across the digital landscape builds on research from the ArabNet Business Intelligence arm. The most comprehensive report on top app trends in the MENA was the first report to be launched, recently, and is set to be followed by a bigger report on digital investment landscapes.

“These have been possible thanks to our human capital and connections in the market” explains Omar Christidis. “The quality and insights of these reports, and our conferences at large, are also possible because of our deep and long­term relationship with the industry”. The head of the conference and content team, Racha Ghamlouch, promises an experience that will tap into the Beirut startup and digital ecosystem scene. Five competitions are lined up for the event: the Startup Demo, Ideathon, Lightning Talks, Creative Battle as well as the Innovation Avenue, a hardware­focused challenge that brings together geeks and tech fanatics in one place. “Attendees and participants come from across the region and the world to attend this 3­day event” adds Racha. “Over 40% of startups meet the right investors during our conferences, while 80% manage to meet and set relationships with key decision makers and the media.” “This year we’re going for the 100% mark” finishes off Racha. ArabNet Beirut 2016 will be held on March 1­2­3 and is expected to be one of the most exclusive ArabNet events yet. Past ArabNet events have notably attracted top speakers, participants, and partners from corporations such as Banque Du Liban, Souq.com, Touch, Alfa, TBWA, Facebook, DMS, Majid Al Futtaim, JWT, STC, Twitter, Starcom, Criteo, SkyNews, VISA, Leo Burnett, Deloitte, LBC, Microsoft, Uber, Vivaki, GE, MakerStudios (Disney), FP7, 500Startups, OMD, International New York Times, and many more.

ArabNet is the hub for Arab digital professionals and entrepreneurs, creating online and offline platforms for them to connect and learn. ArabNet’s vision is to grow the web and mobile sectors in the Arab region. It also aims to build business bridges across the MENA, stimulate the growth of the Arab knowledge economy, and support the creation of new businesses and job opportunities for youth through conferences, partnerships, and competitions. 


For more information on the event, check out Arabnet’s website.


To register go to this link



ArabNet Beirut 2016 will tackle:

Digital Media:
Native Advertising | New Ventures in Social (Exploring Trending Platforms) | New Independent Media Platforms | Research and Case-studies in Social Media.

eBusiness & Technology:
Hardware Innovation, Messaging/VoIP, Big Data & Analytics | Digital Healthcare | Financial Technology | Regional Hardware Innovation | The Maker Movement | Corporates and Startups

Usability and User Experience | APIs and Integration | Android, iOS and Windows Development | Visualization | Agile Software Development | Designing for Mobile | Lightning Talks and more

ArabNet Beirut 2016 will run 4 competitions to highlight rising talents in the region – participants will be pitching their startups, ideas and marketing talents during the Forum Days.

Maison et Objet January 22-26, 2016 | Events and Exhibitions




Dates 22 – 26 January 2016

Opening time

From Friday to Monday: 09:30am to 07:00pm.
Tuesday: 09:30am to 06:00pm.

Access Badge

The access badge is strictly personal. For the 5 days of the trade shows, it gives you direct access to:MAISON&OBJET, scènes d’intérieur, now! design à vivre, MAISON&OBJET projets (September only), and CRAFT – Métiers d’Art.Online badges prices:
Badges of MAISON&OBJET Paris January 2016:

    • 60 € online from December 3rd, 2015 to January 21, 2016
    • 70 € online and at the show from January 22 to 26, 2016



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imm cologne January 18-24, 2016 | Events and Exhibitions

imm cologne


Discover the trends that will be dominating the furnishing market over the coming months at the first furnishing show of the year. Every January, suppliers and decision-makers from all the sector’s major markets gather in Cologne. The imm cologne is the No. 1 business platform for the international furnishing sector.

At the imm cologne, the range of market-ready products you will find concentrated under one roof is unique in terms of its depth and breadth. For suppliers and demanders from all the important markets, the imm cologne is the most important trading venue for the global furniture trade and its informed audience.


Date & Time:

Monday, 18th to Sunday, 24th January 2016

Mon. to Sat. 09:00 a.m. to 06:00 p.m
Sun. 09:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m.


For more info: imm cologone

Beirut: Mixed Feelings Exhibition | November 28- January 5, 2016

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Inspired by emotions that mix nostalgic joy with unruly chaos, ‘Beirut Mixed Feelings’ Art Exhibition launched on November 28 and remaining till January 5 2016 at L’Heure Bleue, the newly opened art space just steps away from Sursock Museum. Intending to create a gallery of paintings, sculptures, illustrations and photography which unfolds in real-time with every scream or laughter in Beirut, the exquisite art pieces are featured by 18 talented Lebanese artists including Selim Atieh, Alexandra Baduy, Laura Choueiry, Yasmeen Farah, Riad Hanna, Emile Issa, Alexandre Khoury, MOE, Cyril Najjar, Marwan Nahlé, Nayorba, PHAT 2, Mona Sehnaoui, Sharway, Kim Andrea Stockinger, Michele Tadros, TAZ and ZED.

Beirut has been an epicenter of creative ferment for decades and with the rapidly evolving political, environmental and emotional landscape, the artists ferociously churned out work that was populist and subversive, utopian and raw, antic and angry. They adopted an anarchic attitude that violated the gap between high art and mass culture, removed the production and reception of avant-garde art from its isolation within elite circles, and directly addressed social and political concerns.

‘Beirut Mixed Feelings’ artistically portrays what every Lebanese person truly feels. Mixed feelings, lots of questions to which there really are no answers to and a dilemma between love, patriotism and anger.

Beirut Mixed Feelings at L’Heure Bleue:  November 28, 2015 – January 5, 2016:

Address:  Bechara Nammour Street, 108 Sursock Street, Achrafieh, Beirut

Telephone: 01326590; 01217706

Opening Hours: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM (Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri) Wed: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

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Pantone Reveals 2 Colors for 2016

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For the first time Pantone introduces two shades, Rose Quartz and Serenity as the PANTONE Color of the Year 2016. Rose Quartz is a persuasive yet gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure. Serenity is weightless and airy, like the expanse of the blue sky above us, bringing feelings of respite and relaxation even in turbulent times.

Whether in soft or hard surface material, the pairing of Rose Quartz and Serenity brings calm and relaxation. Appealing in all finishes, matte, metallic and glossy, the engaging combo joins easily with other mid-tones including greens and purples, rich browns, and all shades of yellow and pink. Add in silver or hot brights for more splash and sparkle.

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How will you use these colors in 2016?

VC Art Presents Works of British Artist David Cottingham in Beirut | December 17-22, 2015


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Beirut is set to witness a unique exploration of the works of a talented British artist, David Cottingham.

“Visions of Dualities” will take place at Villa Paradiso in Gemmayze from the 17 to the 22 of December.

This dynamic exhibition of new work reveals the harmony and duality of vibrant colour and intricate rhythm of lines. From mirror image diptychs to paintings and drawings that intermingle, each piece is a potent reflection that showcases movement, nature, patterns, light, life and mythology. This marks VC Art’s second exhibition that showcases David Cottingham’s fresh style. The first was in London and it amassed significant acclaim. In fact VC Art has been behind many successful shows in Beirut, London and Dubai. VC Art represents promising international emerging artists and gives them the space and support they need to grow, develop and progress. Dedicated to making art enjoyable and accessible for all, this latest show celebrates the power of visuals.

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Beirut: Love.Hate. by Nayla Kai Saroufim in London | Art Exhibition December 2-7, 2015


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Attention art enthusiasts, culture lovers and contemporary art collectors: this coming December, VC ART founded by Vanessa H Clark is delighted to present ‘Beirut: Love. Hate.’ – a solo art show for a talented Lebanese artist Nayla Kai Saroufim. Vanessa Clark is bringing Beirut to London through a unique show that is an exploration of the work of up-and coming Lebanese artist Nayla Kai Saroufim. “Beirut. Love. Hate.” Will take place at London Graffik gallery from December 2nd – 7 th.

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