ArmTech Congress’09 Comes to Silicon Valley November 5


from left to right: Tony Moroian, Armenian Consul General of Los Angeles Grigor Hovanisian, and Mark Shenian. Photo by Nora Yacoubian.

BEVELY HILLS—During a special ceremony Monday at the Armenian Consulate General of Los Angeles, organizers of the Arm-Tech Congress announced that this year the event will take place in Silicon Valley from November 5 to 8.

The Armenian high tech industry Conference for showcasing the global high tech industry capabilities of Armenia will take place at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, Calif. This is the third annual ArmTech Congress conceived under the theme of “learning from the past and inventing the future.” The event is designed for professionals interested in engaging the global Armenian community and the rapidly rising High Tech Industry sector in Armenia.

ArmTech Congress ’09 will take place under the patronage of the prime minister of Armenia. The government of the Republic of Armenia stresses the importance of ArmTech Congress as a platform to discuss, plan and execute policies and actions to keep Armenia on its current path of steady technological and economic achievement, and increasing global recognition as one of the fastest growing high tech destinations in the world.

In that capacity, the ArmTech Congress provides an unmatched opportunity to obtain business and professional information, and to connect with government representatives, major players in the financial and services sectors, and leading academics from Armenia, the U.S. and elsewhere around the world.

The three-day program includes general sessions and breakout tracks that address critical high tech industry topics. Keynote speakers include His Excellency Tigran Sargsyan, the prime minister of the Republic of Armenia, other government officials from Armenia and the U.S., senior executives from the high tech industry and officials from academia.

“The achievements of Armenia’s high tech industry in recent years, as well as the essential need to advance the technological Armenian community, urge us to improve communications and cooperation among professionals in high tech, establish international business skills and perfect advanced high tech Industry composition,” said Armenian Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan. “We must also develop new contacts and business opportunities to create compatible, comprehensive operations that improve Armenia’s business and information high tech industry environment.”

“I am hopeful that ArmTech Congress will possess constructional character and unite allies who, as a result of their discussions, will introduce advanced concepts and new approaches and solutions for the high tech sector. This sector’s evolution is significant, especially during the recession. I am sure it will greatly promote knowledge-based economic development in Armenia,” said the Armenian Minister of Economy Nerses Yeritsyan.

“I encourage the organizers, participants and guests of ArmTech Congress ‘09 to maximize the significant opportunities the conference will provide to discuss Armenia’s current achievements and future developments in the high tech sector. This sector has high potential and the event will undoubtedly promote cooperation among Armenians, Diasporans and international companies, as well as future investments,” said Robert Harutyunyan, the general director of the Armenian Development Agency.

“ArmTech is honored to receive the support of the prime minister, other dignitaries and speakers, the committee members, the participants and the media for ArmTech Congress ’09. We return to Silicon Valley this November to further strengthen and highlight the significance of the synergy between Yerevan, which strives to become a high tech market leader, and Silicon Valley, which is already the acknowledged world leader,” said Tony Moroyan, co-founder and co-chairman of ArmTech Congress, and a high tech industry executive.

“The first two ArmTech Congresses have established ArmTech as a substantial force in positively shaping the future of Armenia’s high tech sector. ArmTech provides a forum for business, government and academia to come together and really make a difference,” said Rich Goldman, co-founder and co-chairman of ArmTech Congress, and a high tech industry executive. “In bringing these areas together, ArmTech is establishing a high tech business platform that serves as a blueprint for progress and accountability. This November, we will review the progress on this platform and continue to move forward on establishing Armenia as a globally recognized high tech destination. This year’s ArmTech holds the promise of exceeding the achievements of the first two events.”


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