Christidis: “People come here to spot talent, and that’s not going to change.”
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More deals may be made at ArabNet Riyadh, but Beirut is the host city that people get truly excited about the regional technology conference.In Beirut, a supportive IT community, a growing network of venture capitalists and a creative environment generate a buzz unlike that of any other city in the region, ArabNet founder Omar Christidis says. At his office in the capital's Hamra district, the young CEO is counting down the days until the big gathering that attracts speakers from all over the world. He excitedly discusses how far Lebanon's IT sector has come in the five years since he started the conference, even as the country's political tension has grown. Christidis predicts that in the next 12 months the Middle East region will see $250 million smart VC investment for startups.
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