Farewell Tweetup for British Ambassador Frances Guy

Her Excellency, Ambassador Frances Guy, giving an improvised
speech during the ev

On Tuesday 26th of July 2011, the British Embassy, in collaboration with Online Collaborative, hosted a tweetup dinner to bid farewell to the current British Ambassador to Lebanon, her Excellency Frances Guy. Guy has been ambassador to Lebanon since October 2006 and maintains her own blog about her work as ambassador in Lebanon. She has been greatly interested in the Lebanese online community and has participated in the Blogging Lebanon conference last December and spoke about the challenges of diplomatic blogging.

The event was generously sponsored by Couqley, a French bistro located down “The Alleyway” in Beirut's trendy Gemmayze district. Couqley offers traditional bistro meals prepared by Executive Chef and Co-Owner Alexis Couquelet. 

The event was attended by around 50 invited tweeps from different backgrounds and represented different organizations for the Lebanese online community. During the event, the ambassador mingled with the tweeps in an attempt to break down barriers between political figures and the general public.

Needless to say, the event was a great success with great people, delicious food, mouth-watering drinks and a friendly atmosphere.

You can check the photos of the event on our facebook page, as well as read an interview with Online Collaborative's president Mohammad Hijazi on the Daily Star and Ambassador Guy's post about the event.

Online Collaborative team with Ambassador Guy
(L-R) Aline Chirinian, Loulwa Kalash, Sherif Maktabi, Mohammad Hijazi, Frances Guy, Jim Ramsey Khoury,
Weam Al Awar, Ragheed Naimi 

Tweeps with Co-owner and Managing Partner of Couqley Ziad Kamel (Blue Shirt)

Dinner Time