Yerevan - DigiTec Expo, the largest international high-tech exhibition in the region, will sponsor the 2019 World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT) in Yerevan, announced the conference organizing committee today. DigiTec Expo and WCIT 2019 are both organized by the Union of Advanced Technology Enterprises (UATE). DigiTec Expo 2019 will take place from October 6-9 in Yerevan.
“The DigiTec Expo is UATE’s most important contribution to the development of Tech in Armenia. The expo helps display Armenia’s significant contributions in the tech sphere to the rest of the World,” said Alexander Yesayan, chairman of the WCIT 2019 Yerevan organizing committee, president of the Union of Advanced Technology Enterprises of Armenia (UATE) and co-founder of UCom!, the largest telecommunications provider in Armenia.
DigiTec Expo provides an opportunity to get acquainted with new achievements, problems, as well as prospects of the Armenian ICT market. More than 80,000 people visit the exhibition annually and more than 120 companies participate. The aim of DigiTec is to create a favorable environment for networking among technological companies, business consumers and others, as well as expand international relations.
The Government of Armenia has declared IT a strategic area of focus and its legislation creates favorable conditions for foreign direct investments in the IT sector. Furthermore, consistent efforts are made to promote the development of high-tech innovations, ecosystems, and start-ups in the industry. Over 45 percent of the industry exports go to the USA and Canada, 25 percent to Europe, and 11 percent to Asia. Armenia is a home to over 900 ICT companies, including the globally-recognized PicsArt, Renderforest, Softconstruct, and Joomag.
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).