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ArmTech Congress '09, the Global High Tech Industry Conference of the Republic of Armenia, Comes to Silicon Valley November 5-8, 2009
Offers Opportunities for Learning, Making Global Connections

YEREVAN, Armenia and LOS ANGELES, California, USA - June 1, 2009 - - The Armenian high tech industry Conference (ArmTech) announced today, in parallel press conferences, that it will hold its 2009 conference for showcasing the global high tech industry capabilities of the Republic of Armenia from November 5 through 8 in Silicon Valley, California. ArmTech Congress '09 will take place at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, California. 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 high patronage of the prime minister of Armenia. The government of the Republic of Armenia (RA) 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. 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. 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," said RA Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan.

"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 RA 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, general director of the Armenian Development Agency.

"ArmTech is honored to receive the support of his excellency 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 acknowleged 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."

The continuing growth of the High Tech Industry sector in Armenia, combined with the expansion of the global Armenian High Tech Industry community, has created the need for a professional forum to improve communications and cooperation among Armenian high-tech professionals and executives. ArmTech Congress is the response to this need. The RA officially adopted ArmTech Congress in 2008 as its global high tech industry conference, affirming its role as a platform for fulfilling the combined vision of Armenia's high tech industry community, academia and government. ArmTech delivers an ideal mix of international business insights and networking channels to leverage opportunities for professionals and enterprises. Past ArmTech events in 2007 (San Francisco, CA) and 2008 (Yerevan, Armenia) have featured presentations of Armenia's High Tech Industry achievements and challenges by numerous operating companies, service providers, academic institutions and government officials from around the world.

About ArmTech Congress
Headquartered in Silicon Valley, ArmTech Congress, this Global High Tech Industry Conference was founded by High Tech Industry and business professionals to foster professional growth in the worldwide Armenian high tech community, and to promote the growth of Armenia's rapidly rising high tech industry. The organization welcomes liaisons with other entities that are similarly aligned and has no political affiliations. Building on the success of ArmTech '07 and ArmTech '08, the development of recurring international high tech industry and business conferences is the current focus of the organization. ArmTech's goals include: Provide networking and community resources for Armenian high tech professionals; showcase the global contributions of Armenian professionals in high tech and allied fields; attract global participation by individuals and entities that can benefit from involvement with the Armenian high tech community; promote opportunities to do business, recruit and invest in Armenian high tech; highlight the rise of Armenia's strategic high tech industry; and promote international interactions and investments for further growth.

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