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Canadian ICT Business Mission to Yerevan in the Republic of Armenia

Friday, September 29 to Wednesday, October 4, 2017

The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service invites you to participate in its Canadian ICT Business Mission to Yerevan in the Republic of Armenia.

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) is one of the fastest growing sectors in Armenia, and Armenia already has a Canadian ICT business presence. The Armenian government strongly supports the business community by welcoming international companies, developing special economic zones and creating a strong investment climate with customs and tax privileges. As a member of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), Armenia can be an entry point to a market of 180 million people with an annual GDP of USD 4 trillion. The mission is an excellent chance to learn more about these opportunities, and to forge linkages with local and global companies active in Armenia.

Key business opportunities in Armenia and focus areas of the mission are:

-  Digital Economy and Enterprise Innovation

-  Big Data (Analytics)

-  IT Security

-  Education

The ICT mission has two components and companies can choose to participate in either or both:

  1. B2B and optional booth at DigiTec Expo (29 September - 1 October): At the DigiTec Expo, participants can conduct B2B meetings with both Armenian and international companies. In the last two years, multinational participants included Huawei, Ericsson, WMware as well as Oracle, IBM and Microsoft technology centres. Companies can also choose to join the Canada stand, and participate in presentations and forums.
  2. Canadian ICT Forum & Round Table (1 - 4 October): Following the Expo (2 October), the TCS will organize the Canadian ICT  Forum with the objective to learn more about the challenges and opportunities of the Armenian ICT market directly from government and industry experts. The following day (3 October), the delegation will visit the Centre for Creative Technologies (TUMO), where around-tablewill be hosted on theissues of ICT, education and skilled workforce. Upon conclusion of the official part of the mission, participants can join cultural programming or continue with B2B meetings (4 October).

The Canadian Embassy in Moscow is working closely with:  the Armenian Ministry of Transport, Communications and Information Technologies  and counts on the strong support of: the Union of Information Technology Enterprises (UITE) of Armenia, theInformation Technology Association of Canada (ITAC), the Canada Armenia Business Council (CABC), the Canada Eurasia Russia Business Association (CERBA) andWavefront.

Interested? Questions? To ensure the mission program fits your needs, to help structure preliminary meetings, plan the Canada booth and work with the hotel to keep a hold on rooms pleasesend an indication of interest by 31 August to Rebecca Braun.