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MADE IN ARMENIA EXPO OPENS IN YEREVAN Armenian News Network / Groong May 28, 2002 By Hrach Kaspar YEREVAN, ARMENIA Today, a Made in Armenia Expo was inaugurated at the Government Assembly Hall in Yerevan by His Excellency Andranik Margarian, Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia. Government ministers, high-ranking officials and foreign ambassadors were joined by over 1600 guests from Armenia and the Diaspora at the opening ceremonies. Close to 100 export-ready companies, mostly small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), are exhibiting their products and services at this trade show organized within the framework of the second Armenia Diaspora Conference by the Armenian Development Agency. The Made in Armenia Expo is primarily intended to acquaint Diasporan business people with the export potential of local Armenian companies. Several economic sectors are presented at this event, such as: agriculture and agri-food, including alcoholic beverages, fruit juices, dried fruits, fish, dairy, meat, honey and chocolate products, jewellery and diamond processing, textiles and leather goods, machinery and tools, high-technology and software production, wood processing and furniture, metallic and aluminum constructions, carpets, arts and crafts, tourism and entertainment. The closing and awards ceremonies of the Made in Armenia Expo will be held on May 29th in the presence of the President of the Republic of Armenia, His Excellency Robert Kocharian. On May 29th a Business Seminar highlighting the activities of the Armenian Development Agency and a number of local Armenian companies will also be held at the main meeting hall of the Government Assembly Hall. For further information please contact Mr. Hrach Kaspar firstname.lastname@example.org