And after a few speeches praising the minister’s achievements from various officials, the draw was on!
The audience winners were lining up:
They were moving so fast I could barely get a clear shot:
Almost everyone in the room won:
I wondered who was paying for all these prizes. Maybe all the Samsung banners hung up in the hall could explain that:
The minister also announced that a new competition would be launched called “Re-inventing the world,” encouraging Lebanese bloggers to come up with solutions to the world’s problems. The best post gets a trip with the Minister to Silicon Valley next month. You can register for that here.
It’s hard to keep up with the minister. He seems to be launching new events every day at universities, hotels and exhibition spaces across the country. For more background on the sector, here’s a piece I wrote for Bold Magazine following the last one I attended.