YEREVAN (ARKA)—The 11th Digitec technology exhibition, which will take place in Yerevan on October 2-4, is expected to bring together a record number of participants, Karen Vardanyan, the executive director of the Union of Information Technology Enterprises (UITE), the organizer of the annual event, said today.
Speaking at a news conference, Vardanyan said that 170 companies have confirmed their participation in the exhibition to showcase their products and services. The number is 70% higher from last year’s figure, he said, adding that they expect 40,000 visitors.
“This year we have companies from the U.S., China, Taiwan, Russia, Sweden, Ukraine, Belarus, Georgia and Iran,” said Vardanyan.
Vardanyan said that Armenia’s technological progress has consolidated ethnic Armenians across the globe as well as ethnic Armenian technological leaders. He said that a group of Armenians from the U.S. who will participate in Digitec have already arrived in Yerevan.
Director of Ucom, Hayk Yesayan, said his company, which is a platinum sponsor of Digitec, has prepared surprises for visitors, which they will reveal tomorrow. Yesayan said Ucom has participated in six Digitec exhibitions and believes the event is important as a good platform to speak with Ucom subscribers, understand their problems, and provide them with new ideas and solutions.
The Union of Information Technology Enterprises of Armenia was founded in 2000 to protect the economic interests of information technology companies, to stimulate business development, and promote research in the field of information technology.
Ucom (Universal Communications) founded in 2007, is engaged in providing telecommunications services. With assistance from Ericsson, the company has created a broadband access network, providing Internet services, IP-TV, and fixed telephone services.