WCIT 2019 Press Conference Schedule

05 October 2019

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October 6

On Sunday, October 6, there will be the WCIT 2019 Opening Concert at Republic Square at 20:00PM. Media representatives should arrive near the Shahumyan Statue with their media badges and passports at 18:30PM. Badges can be picked up there. 

October 7

On Monday, October 7, the WCIT 2019 Opening Ceremony will take place in the Universe Hall of the K. Demirchyan Complex at 9:00AM. Media representatives have to be at the event venue no later than 8:30AM. Media representatives that will travel by shuttle should be at Republic Square by 7:15AM or 7:30AM on Monday, October 7 to ensure a timely arrival at the event venue. 


On Monday, October 7, the previously announced presentation by the Moscow government has been rescheduled and will take place at 10AM near the Moscow Pavilion. 


On Monday, October 7, there will be an opening ceremony and booth tour on Smart Taiwan Solutions at the CISA Pavilion, 3F. Media reception will be from 10-10:30AM and the opening ceremony will be from 10:30-11:30AM.


On Monday, October 7, there will be a press conference with Deputy Prime Minister of Armenia Tigran Avinyan, WITSA Chair Yvonne Chiu, and UATE President Alexander Yesayan in the press conference room from 11:00-11:30AM.


October 8

On Tuesday, October 8, there will be a Ministerial Round-Table discussion at 12:30PM at the K. Demirchyan Complex’s Armenia Hall. Entry will be available for media representatives in the first 10-15 minutes of the discussion. 


On Tuesday, October 8, Hakop Arshakyan, Minister of High Tech Industry of Armenia, will be giving a press conference at 15PM in the press conference room.

October 9

On Wednesday, October 9, there will be a press conference with WITSA Chair Yvonne Chiu and WITSA Secretary General James Poisant from 10-11AM in the press conference room.


On Wednesday, October 9, there will be a press conference with WCIT 2019 Organizing Committee Chair Alexander Yesayan, Co-Founder and CEO of PicsArt Hovhannes Avoyan, and AGBU Central Board member and AGBU Armenia President Vasken Yacoubian at the press conference room at 11AM.



WCIT 2019 will be held in Yerevan on October 6-9, 2019. The Congress is hosted by Armenia with the support and under the high patronage of the Government of the Republic of Armenia. The World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT) was established by the World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA). Its main organizing body is the Union of Advanced Technology Enterprises (UATE).

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