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The Syrian Business Forum opened on Tuesday morning, 5/3/2013, the exhibition "Syria through Innocent Eyes" in Alwakef Arts Center in collaboration with the Centre and the Qatar Foundation.


The exhibition that lasts 10days, contains more than 100 paintings drawn by Refugees Camps children in Turkey, part of a project carried out by the Forum near Kielce Turkish camp as "free childhood."

The paintings payout will go to relief work which is under the supervision of 'Qatar Charity' Association.

The Syrian Business Forum sponsored the Free Childhood project which was held near Yalda’s refugee camp on the Syrian-Turkish border led by Syrian film director Walid Kowatli and a number of Syrian artists.

The Syrian Business Forum (SBF) sponsored the launch of the Free Syrian Athletes Union on Tuesday 18th of September 2012 in Doha, Qatar. The Union was announced by its new board consisting of its president Mr. Yahya Kurdi, an SBF board member and Ambassador of the UNICIF, Mr. Mohammad Yasser Al-Hallaq, Mr. Nizar Kharrat, and Mr. Mohammad Najjar.



Economic News

The Syrian Lira loses 43% of its original value

This SBF report talks about the declining purchasing power of Syrian lira day after day. What affects it has on the daily life of the Syrian people who run out of money because of corruption.


The number of displaced Syrians in the first wave of exodus has surpassed 300 thousand persons from Homs according to non-official reports. They resided along the Homs-Damascus road starting from Qara, Nabk and Deir Ateya to Damascus’s countryside in Sayeda Zainab all the way to Damascus’s hotels and furnished apartments which were occupied by the rich and well-off class of Homs.

The report examines the reality of the Syrian tourism in the suburbs of Damascus since March 2011 and the struggling role of the government in supporting this sector and its investments; it also evaluates the internal tourism and its role in economic Development.

The Cold of Bloudan

The Grand Hotel of Bloudan seemed small in front of the huge numbers of the displaced people who went to the tourist resort adjacent to the Lebanese borders who opened the doors of tourist villas and apartments without paying any taxes to the Ministry of Tourism.