TAKREEM AMERICA, a leading organization dedicated to recognizing the significant contributions of the Arab diaspora, hosted its annual weekend at the iconic Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles on February 25, 2023. The event featured TAKREEM's Awards Night and TAKminds Forum, both of which served as platforms for important dialogues aimed at fostering community and world improvement.
At the awards night, TAKREEM AMERICA celebrated the exceptional achievements of selected laureates for 2023, comprising men and women who have made an outstanding impact in their respective fields. Among the honorees were Professor Adah Almutairi, who was awarded the Scientific and Technological Achievement Award; Mr. Maher Damak and Mr. Karim Khalil, who won the Young Entrepreneur Award;  Ms. Nadine Chakar, winner of the Corporate Leadership Award;  Dr. Shihab Kuran, winner of the Environmental Development and Sustainability Award;  Mr. Habib Azar, who received the Cultural Excellence Award;  Mr. Solvan Naim and Mr. Ibrahim Al Husseini, both receiving the Special Distinction Award; and last but not least, Mrs. Micheline and Dr. François Nader, as well as Mrs. Ghada and Dr. Riad Irani, who were honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award.
The evening was hosted by leading anchor and journalist Ghida Fakhry. TAKREEM AMERICA's Founder and Chair of the Board, Ricardo Karam, expressed the organization's honor in recognizing the outstanding contributions and accomplishments of these remarkable individuals, stating: “The objective of this annual weekend is to create spaces where people like us, like yourselves, like many more, can come together, from different countries, races, beliefs, genders, and origins. Spaces not only to celebrate change and success, but to learn from those who have achieved them, and help those who seek them. Platforms that celebrate brilliance, success, and changemakers, and help them write their stories.”
The 500 guests, comprising both Arabs and Americans, were a testament to the unity of the Arab diaspora and the positive impact of Arab Americans on their communities' development in the region.
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