Today the Summit of Minds kicked off in the Armenian resort town of Dilijan. The summit is held every year in the French town of Chamonix but this year it is held in Armenia. Armenia is the first country which hosts this event outside Chamonix.
According to Armenpress, the agreement on organizing the event was reached in September 2018 when the President of Armenia Armen Sarkissian attended the Summit of Minds as a key note speaker.
Among the participants of the event are the French Prime Minister in 2005-2007 Dominique de Villepin, the security adviser to the ex-U.S. President Obama’s administration James Jones, the special representative of the Russian President Mikhail Shvydkoy, the Director of Investment and Enterprise at the United Nations Conference on Trade and DevelopmentJames X. Zhan, the former UK Secretary of State for Health and director of the Institute for Global Health Innovation Lord Ara Darzi, the president of the National Research Council Massimo Inguscio, the director of Siemens Jan-Marc Lischka, the deputy president of THALES Paul Remi, the head of Skolkovo School of Management and the former Chief of Staff of the Russian President Alexander Voloshin, the President of Crans Montana Forum Pierre-Emmanuel Quirin, the Chair and Director of the U.S. National Defense University Foundation William Parker and others.
Over one hundred Armenian and foreign politicians and military, scientists and analysts, entrepreneurs are attending the summit.
Several panel discussions are envisaged during the summit which will attend on the geopolitical processes in Eurasia and the Near East, high tech and management, AI, digital economy and so on.
The event will last until June 9. The main partner of the summit is The Monthly Barometer.