Wael Barbar, a student in the faculty of Arts and Science at the Lebanese Canadian University - LCU at Aintoura - Keserouan, has won the second place in the Lebanon Student StarPack competition. LibanPack, the Lebanese Packaging Center has organized the Award Ceremony and Exhibition of Lebanon Student StarPack for the seventh year in a row, with the support of the Association of Lebanese Industrialists (ALI), and UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organization). This year, 400 students from Lebanese, Egyptian, Tunisian and Moroccan leading universities have participated in the contest. Barbar achieved a remarkable win in the structural category through a simple and genius design. The design of his colleague Marylin Chléla was also picked between the top 10 designs in Lebanon and the Arab world.
The Award Ceremony took place at the Adnan Kassar Edifice- uac in Beyrouth under the Patronage and presence of H.E, the Minister of Industry, Dr. Hussein Al Haj Hassan. The ceremony was attended by significant audience from industrialists, ambassadors, representative of economic associations, professors and students.
Ms. Soha Atallah, LibanPack Director, inaugurated the ceremony and explained how the competition was launched in 4 main countries: Lebanon, Egypt, Tunisia and Morocco. Ms. Atallah added that the competition came to continue the message of LibanPack in spreading and improving the packaging position in the Lebanese industry, entitled “If You Love Lebanon … Work in its Industry”.
During this occasion, speeches were delivered by the minister of industry Hussein Al Haj Hassan as well as the president of the Association of Lebanese Industrialists and LibanPack Dr. Fady El Gemayel.