Armenian Summit of Minds
Yerevan-Dilijan, Armenia, June 7-9, 2019
Why in Armenia?
On June 7-9, the Monthly Barometer convened an Armenian Summit of Minds hosted by H.E. Armen Sarkissian, President of the Republic of Armenia.
Armenia is the cradle of an ancient civilization rich in historical and cultural traditions. Yerevan, its capital city, is one of the most ancient in the world – in 2018 it celebrated its 2800th anniversary. Armenia was also the first country in the world to adopt Christianity as a state religion in 301 AD and a country whose alphabet was created in 405 AD.
Today, Armenia – a small country blessed with outstanding human capital – is ambitious about its global role in the World, drawing on its traditional strengths of scientific excellence, creativity and intellectual prowess. The young generation is actively engaged in the development of the nation’s future in the form of tech startups distinguished by an Armenian take on creative science.
Armenia – ready to act as vital bridge between different nations to the mutual benefit of the region as a whole – is in the midst of an economic and societal ‘revolution’. To that end, it needs the support of friends. How can the world invest in Armenia and the regional countries? And how can the world benefit from Armenia?
The Armenian Summit of Minds was a unique opportunity for participants to experience simultaneously the most ancient and the most innovative that the country has to offer. The outstanding natural surroundings of the resort town of Dilijan, famed for its spas and traditional crafts, offered the perfect location for the Summit of Minds’ special mix of hard thinking and experiential learning for both physical and mental wellbeing.
In Dilijan, the Summit was hosted by the Central Bank of Armenia‘s Dilijan Training and Research Centre – an educational and research complex where various regional and international conferences were previously held.