BIAF is an annual event that honors distinguished personalities from various fields (Art, Politics, Culture, Music, Finance and Humanitarian services).
This unique festival introduces distinguished personalities and figures that have had a special and unique mark in communities and fields all over the world.
The committee of BIAF is selected from all disciplines, and that is done for the important purpose of collecting and merging those individuals' significant experiences in their respective fields. The goal of this committee is to honor people who deserve special recognition, and to shed light on their career, history and heritage.
This superior committee represents a large segment of people seeking to honor the best.
In collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism, BIAF will be an outdoor event this year, In June 12 and will take place at YACHT CLUB HOTEL, Zaitunay Bay, Beirut!
On the day following the event, Prime Minister Tamam Salam held reception for all BIAF honorees and committee members. BIAF's president Dr. Michel Daher presented his Excellency with a trophy in his honor.
A royal reception will be held for the honorees who attend the festival (luxurious limousine, red carpet, wall of fame, the golden book)
The VIP personalities selected from several fields (politicians, journalists, artists …) will be invited to BIAF.
A wide media & PR campaign carefully selected for the festival. There will be press and media covering the event. A magazine elaborating the achievements of the rewarded persons will be distributed during the ceremony. And every honoree will take part in the magazine by a small personalized paragraph written by hand.
In 2010, BIAF honored 14 distinguished personalities as Fouad El Turq, Assala, Carol Semaha, Yahya fakharany, Leyla Roustom, khaled Youssof, Mohammad Baalbacki, Marcel Khalife, Samara, Hrair, David Frem, Nicolas Jebran, Ghada Abdel Razek & Asma El Mnawar
2011 hold the name of Gibran Khalil Gibran and BIAF honored 20 distinguished personalities as Sabah Fakhry,Assy Hellany, Mahmoud Yassine , Nabila Obeid ,Miss USA 2010 Rima Fakih, the first cosmonault Alexy Leonov , Abdelrahman Elbacha, Samira Said, Sulaf Fawakherji , Roula Hamadeh and Haifa wehbe who place the star on the stage.
2012 hold the name of Professor Michael Dabaghi and BIAF honored 18 distinguished personalities as prof Edgar Choueiry,prof Philip Salem, Carcalla group (Abdel Halim, Omar, Elissar and Ivan Caracalla), Lobna Abdel Aziz, Elias Rahbani, Latifa Tunissiya, Venus Ghatta, Cyrine Abdelnour, Pierre Dagher, Ricardo Karam, Hani Shaker, Jose Galvez, Haroutioun Torossian, Dr Nader Saab and Oksana Federova who place the star on the stage.
2013 hold the name of Assi and Mansour Rahbani and BIAF honored 24 distinguished personalities as Ziad Rahbani, Khalid Al Subai, Aliki Moschis Gauguet, Oussama Rahbani, Ghassan Saliba, Bilal Hamad, Wafaa Tarabay, Hussein El Jasmi, Lotfi Bouchnak,Elissa, Ali Jaber, Rafic Ali Ahmad, Chawki Chamoun, May Khalil, Abed Fahed, Nadine Rassi, Warde Zamel, Tino Favatza, Gaby Lteif, Izzat Al Alaily, Yusra, Talal Haidar, Tony Abou Jaoudi & Chahe Yerevanian.
2014 hold the name of William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, the Lebanese Creators of 70 cartoon personalities including Tom & Jerry. BIAF honored 18 distinguished personalities as Michel Pharaon, Patricia Kaas, Bernard Khoury, Wael Kfoury, Dr. Nadey Hakim, Claudia Marchelian, Guy Manoukian, Ahlan Mostaghanmi, Peter Semaan, Hoda Haddad, Silvio Tabet, Hussein Fahmi, Carmen Lebbos, Layla Soleh Hamadeh, Ferial Masry, Matteo El Khoder, Antoine Berberi & Wael Daou (Success Story).