More than 100 leading political and military figures, scientists and analysts, businessmen and entrepreneurs have officially confirmed their participation in the renowned Summit of Minds which will take place in Armenia for the first time.
The summit will take place in Dilijan from June 7 to 9. An agreement on holding the event in Armenia was reached in September 2018 when Armenian President Armen Sarkissian was taking part in the annual Summit of Minds as a keynote speaker.
Among the event participants are former French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin, former US National Security Advisor James Jones, Special Representative of the Russian President for International Cultural Cooperation Mikhail Shvydkoy, James Zhan, Director of Investment and Enterprise at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Director of the Institute of Global Health Innovation at Imperial College London Professor Lord Ara Darzi, Massimo Inguscio, President of the National Research Council of Italy, Siemens director Jan-Marc Lischka, THALES Vice President, regional director Paul Remi, former chief of staff of the Russian presidential administration Alexander Voloshin, President of the Crans Montana Forum Pierre-Emmanuel Quirin, and President and CEO of the US National Defense University Foundation William Parker and etc.
Armenia is the first country to host the event outside Chamonix, France.
The event organizers say holding this event in Armenia will contribute to raising the country’s international ranking. The Summit is a unique opportunity to present Armenia’s potential, develop new cooperation directions and establish business ties.
One of the main features of the event is the cultural part, including visits to Armenia’s historical-cultural sites to introduce the Summit participants on the history and culture of Armenia and its people.