The artistic nature and authenticity of cultural products are an integral and precious aspect of a nation’s history, heritage and civilization. As such, nations around the world invest great efforts to promote, sustain and sometimes revive their people’s cultural heritage.

Based on this premise, and the belief in the necessity of supporting, maintaining and evolving this sector as a source of job creation, BIAT, in collaboration with the Quality Control Center and Chamber of Commerce, Industry & Agriculture of Tripoli & North Lebanon (CCIAT), organized a Soap Exhibition in Chamber of Commerce, Tripoli, on the 20th and the 21st of June, 2013, to help soap manufacturers in North Lebanon encourage and promote craft production and turn it into a heritage industry.

A variety of Soap manufacturers from North Lebanon participated in the exhibition by displaying their products, which included olive oil soaps, perfumed oils and other products related to this heritage industry. Different decorations have been exhibited such as necklaces and chaplets.

BIAT’s industrial space is a project funded by the EU aimed to promote awareness and expansion of the soap production sector in North Lebanon.