Armenia will host the Summit of Minds, an annual event taking place in the French resort area of Chamonix, for the third time in October 2021.
An exceptional agreement on the organization of the event was reached in September 2018, when the President of the Republic of Armenia Armen Sarkissian participated in the event as keynote speaker.
The Summit of Minds is a major event gathering over 300 politicians, scientists, businessmen-investors, heads of large companies and media outlets from all over the world. The event aims at presenting new ideas on issues of global importance, establishing reliable partnering relations through direct discussions.
This year the Armenian Summit of Minds will be held in Dilijan at the Training-Research Center of the Central Bank. This decision was announced by co-organizers of the event – Armenia’s President Armen Sarkissian, Central Bank President Martin Galstyan and The Monthly Barometer founder Thierry Malleret during an online meeting with the summit participants.
“I think many of us miss the Summit of Minds. This year it will be held in several locations - Chamonix, Dilijan and Washington. These three summits show that people are really interested in the opinions voiced by the participants about this or that particular issue”, the Armenian President said in his welcoming remarks.
“Unfortunately, in 2020 we had a double trouble in Armenia. First there was the Covid, and then we had a war. In the case of 2021 Summit of Minds in Armenia, one of the interesting things would be – whether we like it or not – to discuss and analyze what happened in the South Caucasus last year and the future of this region,” President Sarkissian said.
The meeting touched upon the main topics to be discussed at the Summit, relating to the geopolitics in South Caucasus, technology development issues.
“The Summit of Minds must continue in Armenia, must examine the future of special technologies – artificial intelligence, biotechnologies, in order to understand what 2021 differs from 2019,” the Armenian President said.