OK, its not really a cabinet meeting but the attendee list does read like one. Here’s the background: I received this email last night from ArabianBusiness.com:

You are invited to join the Economist Conferences’ Lebanon Business Roundtable. Join Prime Minister Saad Hariri alongside other top ministers and business leaders, at this important and unbiased debate on the future of the Lebanon’s business and investment climate.

The other ministers are:

  • Mohammad Safadi, Minister of Economy & Trade
  • Raya Haffar El Hassan, Minister of Finance
  • Riad Salameh, Governor, Banque du Liban
  • Charbel Nahas, Minister of Telecommunications
  • Gebran Bassil, Minister of Energy and Water

Apparently there are very limited seats and the event will put you back about US$1200 unless you are subscribed to the Economist magazine (the organizers of the event) which would entitle you to a 15-25% discount. The topic of the event: Can the country afford not to reform?

(Yawn!) I would love to attend but unfortunately I have to groom my cats.

The Economist: Lebanon Business Roundtable

The Economist: Lebanon Business Roundtable

Update – June 15, 2010: Today is the start of the event and if you are interested to know what is going on, then I recommend checking out Beirut Spring – Mustapha is on the scene and has blogged his first report.