Convention Program

Day 1

Saturday, October 1st, 2016

Convention Palace

 

9:00-10:00 Registration

10:00 National Anthem

 

10:10-10:40

Welcoming Speech

Mayor of Bethlehem- Ms. Vera Baboun

 “Connect with the 3 BEIT”

Mayor of Beit Jala + short film

Mayor of Beit Sahour + short film

 

Speech of H. E Minister of Foreign Affairs

Dr. Riyad Al Malki

 

10:45-11:05

Performance of Diyar Dance Theater

 

11:05-11:15 Coffee Break

 

11:15-12:15

Bethlehem through past, present

Mr. Khalil Shokeh, photo presentation

 

12:20 – 12:50

The story of the Diaspora

Prof. Eugenio Chahuan- Director of the Center for Arab studies at the University of Chile

 

14:00-16:30

 Break and Back to hotel

 

17:30 Grand Opening at the Convention Palace

 18:00-18:10 National Anthem – Scouts performance

Short film for Bethlehem

18:20

Ms. Vera Baboun

 Speech by Mayor of Bethlehem

Mr. Hashim Shawa

Chairman & CEO – Bank of Palestine

Alberto Kassis Sabag

Speech Palestinian Diaspora representative

Mahmoud Abbas

Speech by His Excellency President of Palestine

 

19:00-19:30

Traditional Cultural Performance (فرقة دلال)


Day 2

Sunday, October 2nd, 2016

Manger Square

 

9:00 – 11:00
Prayer &  Guided tour to the Church of the Nativity, Star Street, the Milk Grotto and the old city of Bethlehem

 

11:15

Meeting Point at the Catholic Action Club Roundabout

11:30-13:00

Guided tour to explore Beit Sahour

Beit Sahour: Shepherd’s field, the quarters of Beit Sahour, Oush Ghirab, old buildings

 

15:15 – 17:00

Guided tour to explore Beit Jala

Beit Jala: to the St. Nicolas Church, Beir Una, Cremisan, al Makhrour, and the Seminary

 

17:00-19:00

Break and back to hotels


Day 3

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

Convention Palace

 

9:00 – 11:00
Tour to Bethlehem Industrial zone

Welcoming Speech

BMIP Presentation- Dr. Sameer Hazboun

PIPA Presentation- Mr. Elie Shehadeh

Speech CEO PIEFZA - Dr. Ali Shaath

 

10:00 Coffee Break

 

10:15 -11:00

Tour of the Industrial Estate

 

11:15 -12:00

Official Inauguration for

Bethlehem Monument

 

13:30-15:00

Economy in Palestine and the role of the Diaspora as development actors in their homeland/ Convention Palace

Trading Environment (PalTrade)
Banking in Palestine (BoP)

Tourism as a technique to connect with the Diaspora (HILTOA)

 

15:00-17:00
B2B meetings on viable investment projects and joint ventures

Bethlehem Municipality

Invest in Palestine

BoP

Beit Jala Municipality

Beit Sahour Municipality

BCCI

JEDICO

BMIP

 

17:15-19:15 Back to Hotels

 

19:30 Closing Ceremony @ Bethlehem University

 

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