EU funded project FOSTEr in MED present at HORECA, one of the largest annual events in Beirut

The Industrial Research Institute, the Lebanese Partner of EU project FOSTEr in MED participated in HORECA’s exhibition held in Beirut from the April 20 to 23, and considered one of the largest annual exhibitions taking place in Beirut, gathering the main hospitality experts of the country and the region.

Info Point administrator Dr. Elias Kinab was offered the chance during the 3 days event to do a presentation about FOSTEr in MED’s project in particular and the use of innovative solar technologies in general. The audience, mainly hotel managers/owners, were particularly interested to learn more about the cost and feasibility of the new technology that the project is promoting known as the Building Integrated Photovoltaic or BIPV, mainly when installed on large buildings such as hotels and resorts.

“Our presence as FOSTEr in MED at HORECA is key to disseminate information to large investors in hotels and tourist complexes”, said Dr. Kinab, who added that such investors were more interested about the Context Analysis that FOSTEr in MED put in place, covering the main countries involved in the project, namely Lebanon, Tunisia, Italy, Egypt, Jordan and Spain.

Dr. Kinab also pointed out that “BIPV that FOSTEr in MED is promoting is of particular interest to hotels and resorts owners who are keen on keeping the aesthetic value of their building.”

HORECA’s 22nd edition was held under the patronage of his Excellency the minister of Tourism Mr. Michel Pharaon.

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