LONDON – The International Electronics Forum is off to Yerevan, the capital of Armenia for its 21 st annual meeting. The meeting of C-level executives is set to take place at Yerevan Marriott Hotel from Oct. 3 to 5, 2012.
The forum is organized by Future Horizons Ltd. (Sevenoaks, England) and covers the electronics value chain from R&D to end markets and service providers.
The theme for 2012 is "Turning recession into opportunity; new applications, markets and regions."
Armenia is a former Soviet Republic that lies to the south of Georgia and to the east of Turkey. It has a good educational infrastructure that has produced many engineering and software graduates as well as international chess champions.
The International Electronics Forum is being held with support of the Government of Armenia and the Armenian Development Agency and will include an address from the country's prime minister.
Other confirmed speakers include: Mojy Chian, senior vice president at GlobalFoundries, Joe Sawicki, vice president at Mentor Graphics, Ron Collett, CEO of Numetrics Management Systems, Robert Harutyunyan, director general of the Armenian Development Agency.
Armenia has found investments from several EDA companies, including Synopsys and Virage LOgic before Synopsys bought them. http://www.synopsys.com/Company/Locations/Armenia/AboutArmenia/Pages/default.aspx
In the former Soviet Union the counrtry had scientific and technical centers tied to universities both in Armenia and Russia, as well as Ukraine, all of which graduated some the best computer scientists and research engineers. The IEF is smart in landing this year's executive forum in this ancient land with modern technology knowhow.