FORWARD 2013's striking visitor's rate, 54 000 coming from Lebanon and the region, was the greatest sign of recognition and tribute that could be given to the forum for its 13th Anniversary. This has provided the participating companies the opportunity to recruit the best qualified Lebanese talent while grasping at the same time a thorough idea of the market.

• 54,700 visitors divided as follows:

6,000 between the age of 17 and 20; 21,100 between the age of 21 and 26; 17,400 between the age of 27 and 35; 10,200 above the age of 35.

37% females and 63% males.

7,700 looking for education training and/or internship; 16,400 looking for products & services to develop their career path; 30,600 looking for job opportunities (65% looking for better opportunities while 35% were in between jobs & fresh graduates).

The above figures clearly show that FORWARD remains the number one recruitment fair in the region by attracting an ever increasing number of visitors from different ages and genders, all looking for great opportunities.



FORWARD 2013 featured more participating local, regional and multinational companies than ever before. These 139 leading firms were present in full force, displaying their profile to 1000's of visitors and providing more than 6000 job offers for all levels.

• 139 exhibitors over an area of 7000sqm

101 Leading Multinational, Regional and Local Companies in the Employment & Internship Area

38 Academic Institutions, Training and Cultural Centers in the Education & Training Area

Visitors’ & Exhibitors' Assessment of FORWARD 2013
Questionnaires were distributed to visitors and exhibitors to evaluate their comments on their experience at FORWARD 2013 The feedbacks were summed as follows:
  • 90% of the exhibitors confirmed that the event met their objectives
  • 96% of the exhibitors expressed extreme satisfaction with the organization
  • 76% of the exhibitors confirmed their participation at FORWARD 2013
  • 95 % of the visitors stated that they would advise FORWARD to their relatives and friends
I wanted to convey my admiration to the remarkable development and uniqueness you introduced to the fair this year, which is proving Forward the unparalleled fair in town so far. Looking forward to joining efforts in 2013 for the 5th consecutive time with a lot more to elaborate, taking the fair to the next level.
Isaac Fahed | SELIM RAMIA & Co.
Our participation at Forward 2013 forum was fruitful and successful, since it is one of the top recruitment exhibitions in Lebanon. We were so pleased by the number of persons that visited our stand. It is to be noted that the visitors same as the exhibitors were well qualified and experienced regarding last year evaluation.
FORWARD Forum is one of the largest recruitment forums in Lebanon that provides its participants with a huge exposure to present our company and learn about others in the same or different sectors. Moreover, it creates a chance to meet potential candidates, attendees, and visitors who can be professional partners in a way or another.
Helena Ghazali – HR Manager| Landmark Retail Lebanon s.a.r.l.
We enjoyed participating in this event, we met with a lot of interesting candidates, and hopefully we will be recruiting. We have enriched our database for future vacancies as well.
Amany Mawas-HR Officer (GS) | HSTCO
FORWARD 2013 was a very successful event. It gave RGH team the opportunity to meet with good candidates and to increase awareness.
Souha Itani, Media and PR Specialist| Resource Group Holding