A special welcome from ARA ABRAMYAN

Initiator of the Forum, UNESCO Good Will Ambassador

Dear participants of the Forum,

Today we are witnessing the rapid changes taking place globally. The formation of new economic spaces is taking place throughout the world. They are designed to encourage people to work together and achieve economic growth and well-being of the member countries. The expansion of integrational cooperation and the development of technologies enables to strengthen the relationship between the regions of the world.

About the Forum

The first International Forum of Eurasian Partnership (IFEP) in Yerevan, Armenia will provide a permanent communication, discussion and real-time collaboration platform that facilitates the transition of the EAEU (Republic of Armenia, Republic of Belarus, Republic of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic and the Russian Federation) into a Smart Region.

The Forum will promote bilateral and multilateral economic cooperation between the business communities of the EAEU, the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), the association of five emerging national economies of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS), Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), as well as the European Union, the United States and others.

Forum Objectives

  1. Bring Awareness of the EAEU’s economic potential, including the major economic activities of the member states
  2. Promote major national and regional business and investment opportunities
  3. Identify impact-oriented private-public partnerships and solutions that could thrust smart economy and regional open innovation
  4. Establish substantial bilateral and multilateral business ventures

High Representation

karenKaren Karapetyan
Prime Мinister, Republic of Armenia

Honorable Speakers

tigran_sargsyan Tigran Sargsyan
Chairman, Eurasian Economic Commission

ara_abramyan Ara Abramyan
UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador
Forum Initiator and the Chairman of the Coordinating Council


Sergey Glazyev
Adviser to the President of the Russian Federation


Chris Braham
A retired United Kingdom Law-Enforcement senior manager


His Royal Highness Prince Fahad bin Mansour bin Nasser bin Abdulaziz al-Saud


Yossef Bodansky
Director of the Congressional Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare at the U.S. House of Representatives between 1988 and 2004


Dr. Xu Mingqi
President of Shanghai Institute for European Studies and Vice-Chairman of China Society for European Studies


Dr. Peter Roell
President of the Institute for Strategic, Political, Security and Economic Consultancy (ISPSW)

Ralph Simon

A Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in the UK, a member of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences in the USA & Founder/CEOof Mobilium Global


Jürgen Bornemann
Former Director General
International Military Staff (IMS) NATO Headquarters, Brussels


Baroness Caroline Cox
Member of the British House of Lords, Vice President of the Royal College of Nursing Founder “Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust”


Dr. Sam M. Saeed

Chief Technology Officer of AERTC’s “ENUGY Project”.


Herman Gref

Chairman of the Executive Board of the Russian Sberbank


The Forum will bring together high-level representatives from government and business circles of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) as well as executives, innovators, entrepreneurs and other business and government leaders from the United States, China, India, Iran, France, UK, Germany and many others from the Eurasian continent. The forum will also host select young entrepreneurs and college students from the region and beyond.