Global Armenian Technology Congress to Debut July 2007 in San Francisco

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.–The Armenian Technology Congress (ArmTech) announced the launch of ArmTech 07, a global high-technology-focused event to be held in San Francisco from July 4 to 7 at the Fairmont Hotel. This is the first high technology congress and exhibition designed for professionals interested in engaging in the global Armenian community and the rapidly rising technology sector of Armenia. Designed to promote both professional networking and valuable connections for operating companies and entrepreneurs, the event will feature presentations of the technology achievemen’s and challenges of Armenia by numerous operating companies, service providers, academic institutions, and government officials from the US, Armenia, and around the world. The time is right for an international event to draw together professionals who want to engage in the global Armenian community and support the rapidly rising technology sector of Armenia, said Tony Moroyan, the founder of ArmTech Congress and a principal executive of venture and incubation activities including Viasphere International in Armenia. ArmTech, envisaged as recurring every two years, is an unprecedented opportunity to obtain business and professional information and make key connections spanning the high tech industry, as well as with government representatives from Armenia and within the U.S, major players in the financial and services sectors, and leading academics. We are very pleased to participate in the first global Armenian Technology Congress ArmTech 07 across several government departmen’s and with the support of numerous Armenian companies and institutions, said Vahram Nercissiantz, chairman of the Armenian executive committee of ArmTech 07 and Chief Economic Adviser to the president of the Republic of Armenia. The technology sector in Armenia offers highly leverageable, sophisticated resources and investment opportunities, and this event brings together the full spectrum of that offering with leaders and entrepreneurs who can participate to great advantage. ArmTech 07 will highlight the increasing value of international engagemen’s and Armenia’s readiness to contribute to the global technology progress. Speakers in advanced technology tracks will present perspectives on key future innovations, challenges, and business programs will focus on pivotal trends. Scheduled keynote speakers include high level officials from the Armenian government e.g. His Excellency Vardan Oskanian, Minister of Foreign Affairs, executives from operating corporations in Armenia and university representatives, as well as counterparts from the USA. and other countries that include: Honorable Joe Simitian, California State Senator; Dr. Chi-Foon Chan, President and Chief Operating Officer of Synopsys, Inc.; Dr. Robert Brodersen, UC Berkeley-Wireless Research Center and Andr Andonian, McKinsey & Company in Europe. ArmTech Congress ’07 has attracted the support of an impressive list of sponsors. "Diamond Sponsors for the event include: VivaCell, the leading mobile telecommunications provider in Armenia; Synopsys, Inc., the leading design automation provider, of which the Synopsys Armenia’subsidiary is the largest US-headquartered operation in Armenia; and a founding sponsor is Viasphere Technopark, the first commercial Technopark in Armenia. Other Corporate sponsors include: Sonics, Impeva Labs, Ponte Solutions and Morgan Stanley. Main organizational sponsors of the ArmTech Congress include: Armenian Development Agency (ADA), Armenian Professional Society (APS) San Francisco Bay Area, USAID (CAPS Program), Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU). Among the Affiliates are: IT Development Support Council (ITDSC), Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Armenia (CCIA), Armenian American Chamber of Commerce (AACC), Armenian Engineers and Scientists (AESA), Canadian Armenian Business Council CABC), Armenian High Tech Council of America (AHTCA) and UITE, . ArmTech Congress 07 will showcase several Armenia Born High technology Start-up companies seeking investment and partnerships. The ArmTech Congress web site is www.armtechcongress.com. About Armenian Technology Congress Headquartered in Silicon Valley, the Armenian Technology Congress was founded by technology and business professionals to foster professional growth in the worldwide Armenian technology community, and to promote the growth of Armenia’s rapidly rising technology sector. The organization welcomes liaisons with other entities that are similarly aligned and has no political affiliations. The development of a repeatable international technology and business conference, ArmTech 07, is the current focus of the organization. For more information, please visit www.armtechcongress.com

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