Under the auspices and in the presence of H.E.Mr. Cesar Abi Khalil, Minister of Energy and Water, TICKET Research Laboratory and the Faculty of Engineering at the Antonine University signed a memorandum of understanding with BMW Group on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at the campus of Hadat-Baabda.

The signing ceremony took place in the presence if H.E.Mr. Abi Khalil, Fr. Michel Jalakh, President of the Antonine University, Dr. Dirk Dreher, Vice-President and Head of the Logistics Planning at BMW Group accompanied by a delegation from BMW, Fr. Toufic Maatouk, Secretary General of the Antonine University, H.E.Mr. Demianos Kattar, Former Minister of Economy and Trade, and member of the board of Trustees at the Antonine University, as well as professionals in the engineering field, academicians and students. It is to be noted that this MoU is a fulfillment of a relationship between the two institutions which started three years ago.

The signature of the MoU falls under a panel discussion entitled “Innovation-Driven Economy” moderated by Dr. Georges Chalhoub, and assembling Dr. Dirk Dreher, H.E.Mr. Demianos Kattar and Me. Pierre Kanaan, Executive Director of the Legal Department at Banque du Liban.

On this occasion, a documentary on the collaboration between TICKET Research Laboratory and BMW Group was screened at the beginning of the inaugural session and during which Dr. Chady Abou Jaoudé, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Dr. Bechara Al Bouna, Director of TICKET Research Lab., both evoked the relationship between the two institutions.