Panel session devoted to opportunities for Diaspora Armenian business and professional networks was held

On September 19, the panel session entitled “Opportunities of the business and professional networks of the Armenian Diaspora” was held as part of the 6th Armenia-Diaspora Pan-Armenian Conference under the heading “Issues on the Development of Armenia” and was devoted to the 3rd Business Forum of the Armenian Trade Network (ATN). The session was moderated by board member of the Armenian Trade Network Vahram Pirjanian (Canada).

Member of the Parliament of Romania, President of the Union of Armenians of Romania, President of the Romania-Armenia Parliamentary Friendship Group and founder of the Romania-Armenia Chamber of Commerce and Industry Varujan Vosganian gave a speech entitled “The Developments of the World Economy and the Major Role of Transnational Networks”. In his speech, Vosganian attached importance to the acceleration of the pace of development of Armenia’s economy and the revitalization of investments and particularly stated the following: “It is the sacred duty of Diaspora Armenians to combine their efforts and contribute to Armenia’s development. Let’s not just talk about morals and patriotism. Let’s also touch upon economic issues. Armenia can’t have a developed economy, if we don’t have a pan-Armenian network. We need to seriously consider this matter.”

In his speech, Executive Director and General Manager of the Bank of Sharjah Varoujan Nerguizian (UAE) presented the new opportunities that global markets have to offer for Armenian businessmen. He stated that the solutions hinged on the engagement of the whole potential of the Armenian Diaspora and the progressive technologies for economic development will be effective.

General Director of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Armenia, Vice-President of the Armenian Trade Network Andranik Alexanyan gave a speech entitled “The Potential of the Armenian Business World and the Imperative of Cooperation”.

In his speech, Alexanyan stated that the organization has representatives based in 20 countries and is trying to revitalize Armenian business and foster Armenia’s economic development through them.

Executive Director of TUMO Center for Creative Technologies Mary Lou Papazian (USA) delivered a speech entitled “Investments of the Diaspora and Armenia in the Education Sector: Risks and Expectations” and presented the Center’s successes and perspectives.

In his speech entitled “The First Resource of Armenia is its People”, founder and board chairman of the Children of Armenia Fund Garo Armen (USA) called on the representatives of the business forum to take action.

The session ended with a discussion during which the participants made interesting proposals and shared their interesting comments and suggestions.

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