September 8, 2017 - 17:03 AMT
Canadian ICT Business Mission heading to Armenia

Canadian ICT companies interested in doing business in Armenia will arrive in the country from September 29 to October 4, with the focus areas including digital economy and enterprise innovation, IT security, big data and education.

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

At the DigiTec Expo (September 29 – October 1), participants will 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 will also have the chance to choose to join the Canada stand, and participate in presentations and forums.

Following the Expo (October 2), the Trade Commissioner Service 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 (October 3), the delegation will visit the Centre for Creative Technologies (TUMO), where a round-table will be hosted on the issues of ICT, education and skilled workforce.

Upon conclusion of the official part of the mission, participants will either join cultural programming or continue with B2B meetings (October 4).

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 $4 trillion.