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Lecture - Starting Innovative Wineries in Armenia, AUA

Publish Date: Dec 07, 2015

AUA Innovation & Technology Incubation Center is honored to host Victoria Aslanian in the framework of ‘What’s Next?’ lecture series.

Victoria Aslanian will speak about her decision to return to Armenia to manage the Golden Grapes ArmAs Estate. She will present the challenges faced in building a world-class, technologically advanced winery and vineyard in Armenia, as well as opportunities that lie ahead. Victoria will present her vision for promoting wine production in Armenia and steps that have been taken to achieve her vision.

Victoria Armen Aslanian was born in Yerevan in the 1980s, migrating to the US in 1990. After the birth of her two boys, she permanently relocated back to Armenia in 2009 to partake in her father’s vision and venture, which involved developments in the agricultural, wine & brandy, and tourism sectors. Her father, Armenak Aslanian, founded the Golden Grape ArmAs and the 200 hectare ArmAs Estate, cultivating a desolate and difficult landscape into a picturesque panorama including vineyards, orchards, lake, farm, world-class winery, tasting room, and other touristic accommodations. Under Victoria’s direction as CEO, ArmAs Wines has received 9 prestigious international wine awards. The company continues to flourish while maintaining a strong sense of corporate social responsibility contributing to the arts, education and women’s empowerment. The EVN Wine Academy, Teach for Armenia, and Armenian Young Women’s Association are among several of the organizations ArmAs supports. In October 2013, she had the honor of presenting ‘Armenia’s History of Viticulture and Enology’ at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, France. In 2014, Aslanian received ‘Best Brand’ at the Women Entrepreneur Awards, and, through the collective efforts of the ArmAs team, Armenia was the country of honor at the Davos Du Vin, World Wine Symposium at Ville D’Este in Lake Como, Italy. Victoria continues to manage the positive reception and attention ArmAs Wines has received as a instrument to promote the renaissance of Armenian wine in Europe, Canada and the United States. In 2015, she established the ArmAs Martin Cultural Foundation to operate as yet another vehicle for the promotion of the legacy and development of the rich cultural heritage she is so proud to have inherited.

This event is in English. Simultaneous interpretation into Armenian will be provided. This event is open to public.

Organizer: AUA Innovation & Technology Incubation Center
Phone: +37410324040; +37460694040
Venue: Alex and Marie Manoogian Hall


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