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Australian-Lebanese Events & Conversation Series
Conversation with Two Australian-Lebanese Entrepreneurs:
Naji Imam and Faddy Zouki

As a means of introducing people to the history of the Australian-Lebanese the Conversation Series offers a number of elements.  First, each session focuses on topics of significance to the Australian-Lebanese community such as Lebanese cuisine, entrepreneurial business activity, involvement in the armed services, common occupations and community service.  Secondly, they are introduced by one or more persons with particular knowledge or experience in the field.  Thirdly, they provide opportunities for those in attendance to contribute to the conversation with questions, comments and anecdotes. Finally, the Conversations are always presented in a convivial atmosphere with food and drink provided.  In all, these events provide opportunities for collective recall of some aspect of the history of the Lebanese in Australia. The following are recent conversations held by the ALHSV.

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This Conversation was held during the Lebanese Cedar Festival at the Immigration Museum on 22 November 2009. After a brief introduction by Dr Trevor Batrouney, President of ALHSV, on the entrepreneurial activities of Lebanese around the world, Naji Imam and Faddy Zouki spoke at length about their business activities: Naji in the field of fashion and Faddy in hospitality. They spoke about their pride in their Lebanese backgrounds, how they made their start in business and the various factors which contributed to their success. Those in attendance were impressed not only by their business achievements but their generous philanthropic activities to both the Australian-Lebanese and wider Australian communities. The Conversation was attended by a large and appreciative gathering, which included people from many different backgrounds.

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cedar festival 2009 cedar festival 2009
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