Writer and media personality Karen Boustany was appointed by the Brazilian Lebanese Community in Brazil to organize the visit of the official Brazilian delegation to the Lebanese Pavilion on October 30, 2021 at Expo Dubai 2020. Boustnay was the first to travel to Brazil in 2013 and interview President Michel Temer president of Brazil and many other prominent successful Brazilians of Lebanese origins in her famous TV Show “Asmaa Min Al Tarikh”.
More than 50 guests were welcomed by Karen Boustany and the pavilion team who took them for a tour of the beautiful pavilion including a wonderful video about Lebanon under the theme “We rock and you know it!”, a space for great ceramic artists, the swinging space where the guests could swing above Lebanon, the concept store where a great variety of Lebanese items are displayed, the wine bar, the Lebanese restaurant and finally the wonderful garden. The guests were introduced to Lebanese officials and VIP Lebanese guests living in UAE.
Karen Boustany gave her welcoming speech in which she highlighted on her passion towards Lebanon and the Lebanese diaspora worldwide specially the Brazilian Lebanese community.
She stressed upon the fact that she learned to stay humble from the successful Lebanese she interviewed around the world and that only in lifting others one can truly rise.
She concluded that she will always be driven by her passion to work hard for a better Lebanon against all odds and beyond all boundaries.
Her speech was followed by that of Mr. Basilio Jefet who thanked Mrs. Boustany for the beautiful event and stressed on the resilience of the Lebanese people and their love of life.
Last but not least, the guests had the chance to taste Lebanese finger food and listen to the magical voice of the talented Lebanese singer and musician Nasma who offered a bouquet of songs in Portuguese, Spanish, French & Arabic.
Such a successful special event done with love and care.
Karen Boustany is preparing many events to strengthen the relationship between Lebanon, UAE and Lebanese communities around the world.
Her main project is “Together we shine”, where she will be organizing workshops and panels in “Dubai Expo 2020” next January 2022, featuring famous figures of Lebanese origins in different fields that will come from all over the world. They will be hosted together with very successful guests from UAE, followed by themed networking events at the Lebanese pavilion. This project aims to support the new generation in Lebanon.