“DigiTec Business Forum is an effective platform where representatives of the IT sector, of other branches of business and the government meet and create the main bases of cooperation for business promotion. At the same time during this forum the IT companies will represent their potential and solutions”, the UITE president Alexandr Yesayan has mentioned about this at the meeting with journalists today. Mrs. Liana Korkotyan, the country manager of Microsoft Armenia, the Business Partner of the Forum this year, has mentioned that the forum itself represents a unique opportunity for business managers to learn about technology solutions that can help increase their business competitiveness and decrease costs. During the forum Microsoft will present its cloud-based solutions, particularly the Office 365 suite, that offer small and medium businesses more flexible and affordable services. As we have already informed besides the main thematic discussions of the ICT sector the 10th DigiTec Business Forum will also have presentations dedicated to the start of the preparation of the organizational work towards the implementation of the World Congress on Information Technologies being organized by the WITSA in Yerevan, in 2019. The branding concept jointly developed by Maeutica branding Agency and the UITE will be represented at the Forum. Yvonne Chiu, the Chairman of the World Information Technology and Services Alliance, who has specially arrived in Armenia on this occasion, has announced: “The World Congress on Information Technologies this year will be held in Taiwan, then in India in 2018, and in Armenia it will be held on October 6-9, 2019”. James Poisant, the Secretary General of the World Information Technology and Services Alliance, has congratulated the attendees on the opportunity to hold the World Congress in Armenia. Karen Vardanyan, the Executive director of the UITE, has added that within the framework of the meeting held with the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia Mr. Karen Karapetyan the day before, the Prime Minister mentioned that the Government of the Republic of Armenia would invest all efforts to organize the World Congress on Information Technologies on a high level. In addition, during the meeting it has been mentioned that a research on IT developments being carried out in Asian countries, will be a basis for proper organization of the Congress. The WITSA representatives have told that the results of the research would be represented to the Government of the Republic of Armenia. It should not be left unmentioned that the WCIT has been held by the WITSA since 1978. High-ranking officials of the public and the IT sectors, heads of supranational organizations, universities and scientific research centers, representatives of social institutions participate at the World Congress. The UITE applied for participation within the framework of the WCIT 2014 held in Mexico in 2014 and has been awarded the right to hold the World Congress on Information Technologies in Armenia in 2019. In 2015 a relevant agreement has been jointly signed with the Government of the Republic of Armenia. More than 2000 representatives of the leading international companies will arrive in Armenia within the framework of the Congress being held in 2019. It should be noted that the DigiTec Business Forum has been held by the UITE since 2008 under the high patronage of the Prime Minister of RA. The Microsoft Armenia is the partner of the Business Forum 2017. The agenda of DigiTec business forum and additional information are presented on official website.