Beirut Designers’ Week at Zaitunay Bay


Beirut Designers’ Week by GATA Events & Promotions s.a.r.l. transforms Zaitunay Bay’s lower promenade into a design runway from the 23rd till the 26th of May, 2013!

60 of Lebanon’s most promising and talented fashion, jewelry and interior designers will line up this coming May at Zaitunay Bay, all under one creative roof: Beirut Designers’ Week.

Organized by GATA Events & Promotions s.a.r.l. – the company specialized in the planning and execution of quality events and exhibitions – in collaboration and coordination with the Lebanese Ministry of Economy and Trade and Solidere, and in partnership with Beirut Waterfront Development SARL, Beirut Designers’ Week is a four-day exhibition providing Lebanese designers with an international-standard platform to showcase and sell their creations to thousands of visitors.

“Lebanon bustles with incredible design talents and many of them have already penetrated international markets. With the launching of Beirut Designers’ Week, we truly hope to provide a serious boost to local designers by giving them access to a comprehensive exhibition platform that allows them to showcase their latest creations and meet thousands of potential buyers” confirms Sandra Ghattas, Managing Director at GATA Events & Promotions s.a.r.l.

The event also promotes Fashion Design as a university major with several collaborations made with local private universities and specialized educational institutions to involve design students.

The choice of Zaitunay Bay’s lower promenade as a venue for Beirut Designers’ Week was in no way random. The organizers have eyed Zaitunay Bay’s peak season to attract thousands of visitors, whether Lebanese or tourists, coming to enjoy the sunny outdoors by Beirut’s Marina and the refreshing waterfront terraces of Zaitunay Bay’s posh restaurants, as well as to sneak a peek at the latest trends for the upcoming Spring-Summer 2013 season.

Beirut Designers’ Week brings unrivalled exposure to exhibitors with its unique display of stands scattered between Zaitunay Bay’s restaurants, cafés and boutiques. This is the first time that an exhibition of this scale is held at the lower promenade of Zaitunay Bay, the most luxurious waterfront property in Beirut and home to the Beirut Yacht Club, facing the prestigious Phoenicia Intercontinental and Four Seasons’ hotels» adds Ghattas.

In addition to exhibition stands, Beirut Designer’s Week will feature a glamorous ribbon-cutting ceremony; a private VIP party with 20 models dressed by the participating designers and covered by Fashion TV; and a celebrity fashion designer conference hosting an international Lebanese designer who will share his success story with an audience of officials, fashion design students and representatives of leading private universities.

A sea of creativity awaits you at Zaitunay Bay this May 23-26! Stay tuned for the latest event updates by checking GATA Events & Promotions s.a.r.l.’s official website and Beirut Designers’ Week Facebook Page.


EXHIBITS’ OVERVIEW (Spring-Summer 2013)

• Prêt-à-porter and haute couture

• Fashion Jewelry

• Fashion Accessories

• Beach wear

• Sports wear

• Footwear and bags

• Design furniture & home accessories