Every project tells a story.
Typically, architects begin their design process with a sketch pad and scale models; Georges Issa starts with an idea and he expresses it in words and images.
"We are all products of the Lives we live"
Born in 1969 and growing up in the midst of political turmoil in Lebanon and the region, "we learnt how to survive best and to consider the temporary situation as long-lasting, achieving with what we have in hand, as scarce as resources would be".
Georges Issa started his career at an early age, aligning his studies and his duties as Head of the Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts Alumni where he obtained his Masters' Degree in Architecture while starting up the Beirut Hall Exhibition Complex project in 1996.
In 1999, he actively built and managed BIEL, Beirut International Exhibition & Leisure Center: 15,000 square meters of leased exhibition space. His Name resonated being the Production Manager of the Official Opening Ceremony of the 9th Francophone Presidents Summit held in these premises in 2001, gathering 54 Presidents.
He designed, executed and managed hundreds of exhibitions and public events, from private dinners to mega festivals, from trade fairs to stands participations and brand launches all over the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Europe and South America.
Driven by his perusal of innovation and new opportunities, PRODUCTION FACTORY was established in 2007 as a Global Solution Design company specialized in the making of events.
His keenness to create and explore lead him to organize and manage the production of major events in Lebanon and in the region, including Beiteddine Art Festival, Byblos International Festival and the most recent Beirut Holidays Festival, a yearly event and an attraction for local and International music and art lovers in the heart Beirut city.
Liaising with local or International artists, staging and event management, technical supply, promotion and execution of projects, Issa's unmistakable personality and expertise allowed him to become main provider of temporary settings, exhibition stands, stages, studios, fashion shows, weddings and corporate events, festivals and concerts...
On projects' scale, Georges supplied KOHAR 2011 for their concert with "Stars of Armenia" at Liberty Square near the Opera House in the heart of Yerevan in a grandiose magnificent production. His technical management extended to KOHAR 2012 in the "All Time Armenian Favorites" tour in South America performing 9 concerts in 4 major cities Montevideo (Uruguay), Buenos Aires & Cordoba (Argentina) and Sao Paulo (Brazil).
In 2009 and due to local and regional markets' needs for solid and secure seating structures, Grandstands was created to own and rent grandstands seating, stages and trussing systems for use during concerts, festivals and all kinds of indoor and outdoor audiences events.
Grandstands supplies seating, platforms and stages for Byblos International Festivals, Beiteddine Art Festivals, Beirut Holidays Festivals, Jordan Festival, UAE National Day Festivities, Qatar National Day Festivities and presents prominent local and regional public events.
2013 marked the group expansion with the establishment of GAT Middle East in cooperation with Events Technologies and offices in Doha (Qatar).
GAT Middle East was proud to produce the 13th United Nations Congress on crime prevention and criminal justice that took place in Qatar in April 2015, bringing together governments, policy-makers and experts to exchange their experiences and intensify international cooperation in tackling the threat of transactional organized crime.
In 2015, the group initiated O-Ciel Management, a venue management company.
2017 will witness the creation of O’Ciel ballroom in Dbayeh, Lebanon, the extension of the existing magnificent outdoor wedding venue.
"The ballroom" is a full pledge services proposal for the creation, the design and the making of large-scale weddings and ceremonies.
"Armed with his leadership and interpersonal skills, qualified as Assessor-Developer by the Margerison-McCann Team Management Wheel, Thruster-Organizer and Explorer-Promoter as related roles, Georges does not hesitate to try everything that might work; he is willing to jump in and take on things and try.
This is his great quality".
PRODUCTION FACTORY is a global solution design company dotted with the right professionals and expert services. Specialized in the design, management, the technical organization of international scale projects, political & economic summits, cultural events, festivals, concerts, official ceremonies, sports events, corporate launchings, weddings, stands, international exhibitions, trade shows, studios, fashion shows, shop displays & renovations.
Architects, designers and technicians unite to bring to life realistic execution with limitless creativity, quality and zero fault delivery.
GRANDSTANDS owns and rents grandstand seating, stages and trussing systems for concerts, festivals, corporate meetings, and all kinds of public events and audiences.
Grandstands presents top quality grandstands rental services bringing to indoor and outdoor events a needed sensation of safety, comfort and stability.
The design is conform to international building codes and regulations, ensuring high quality services in installation and dismantling processes.
GAT MIDDLE EAST is an event Brokerage Company combining Production Factory, Grandstands and Events Technologies.
It offers solid and well-integrated services specialized in the making of events. It is a multifaceted Company that fulfills the entire event needs, from negotiation to realization.
GAT ME is based in Doha - Qatar in partnership with NBN Holdings (Sheikh Nawaf Bin Nasser Khaled Al Thani) and is created with the purpose of performing state-of-the-art events and offering the creative and technical expertise while conveying the best in arts and entertainment in the social and corporate scenes.
From concept to realization, GAT ME engages in communicating ideas through embodiment of structures, effects, light, sound, audio-visuals and guided by up-to-date technical equipment in sync with an unparalleled organization, venue coordination, safety, crewing and logistics management.
GAT ME leverages on the Companies experience achieved over two decades at the highest level of event production industry with qualified and knowledgeable event managers and crew.
Perched on top of Naher el Kalb ruins, nestled between the heavens and seas, OCiel Venue is the ideal set up for the making of outstanding events. A lavish venue that is sure to impress.
OCiel provides two spaces; indoor and outdoor. The indoor area offers an equal dose of picturesque colorful sunset backdrop and a stylish hall with themed murals enhancing the ethereal experience of your ceremony. Infinite array of ambiance and mind-wandering events are conceptualized and realized by a professional team of designers and technical crew, creating a stress free experience and delivering dazzling events in one of the most treasured city landmarks.
The outdoor area reflects fluidity, elegance and simplicity. Two-leveled pastoral lawns with a 360 degrees' sea and mountain views surround the romantic garden dotted with a pristine infinity pool bordered by blooming flowers, towering trees and balmy breezes. Whether it is a team building exercise or the most romantic day of your life, our gardens accommodate up to thousands of people while providing an enchanting backdrop.
Incorporated in early 2017, Integrated Security offers high quality solutions related to electronics and mechanics applied to security. The company provides a wide range of products and solutions from solenoid bolts and electric locks to security booths, including access control systems with badge recognition and biometric systems, metal detectors and safety vault’s management systems.
Integrated Security operates in Lebanon and Syria and represents Italian manufacturer CoMETA, one of the most professional and reliable international security solutions company. From transportation to public administration, passing by industry and private sector, Integrated Security has the ability to work in various professional fields.
Catfish is a high-quality logistics and services company engaged in providing the best services to the customers. The company provides a wide range of facilities from security to total cleaning, passing by fences rental and crown management, restrooms/ ablution rental, pest control and valet parking services.
Catfish values the client’s needs and customizes its services in order to meet them.
Thinking green nowadays is crucial, which is why Catfish uses eco-friendly cleaning products. Our staff is committed to give maximum performance and focuses on the details in order to leave our customers in a daily clean, stress-free and safe environment.
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