FCEM – Femmes Chefs d’Entreprises Mondiales World Comitee Meeting  
Armenia – Yerevan  
24. – 28. April 2019  


April 24, 2019

Participants’ arrival

April 25, 2019
Meetings by invitation only

8.00 am – 10.00 am         FCEM Working Group Meeting                                               

10.00 am – 12.30 pm        FCEM Steering Committee Meeting (Board Meeting / Members of the Board only)

12.30 pm – 1.30 pm          Lunch

2.30 pm – 4.00 pm           FCEM Enlarged Steering Committee Meeting

3.00 pm – 3.30 pm           Coffee Break

4.00 pm – 6.30 pm          FCEM Regional meetings (European, Asian, Latin America and African)

10.00 am – 6.30 pm         Special program for FCEM country presidents (delegations, country presidents’ spouses) which is a good opportunity for shopping, visit to businesses

Visit to Museum of History of Armenia
– The main museum of Armenia is the National History Museum, located on the Republic Square. The elegant and refined museum building is one of the most famous postcards of Yerevan. This miracle of architecture, together with “singing fountains” in front of it, harmoniously blends into the overall architectural ensemble of the Republic Square.  The History Museum of Armenia contains more than 400,000 exhibits, and covers various periods of development of Armenia, from pre-Christian times up to the present.


Yerevan City tour – the capital of the Republic of Armenia. Having a history of almost 2800 years, Yerevan is a modern city with high rise buildings, nice cafes and parks. It’s a combination of reach history and a modern lifestyle. Yerevan City was originally designated so that it overlooked the biblical Mount Ararat, and indeed the Holy Mount can be seen from every corner of the capital. You will see all major sights of the capital including Opera house, Republic Square, Kievyan Bridge, Baghramyan Avenue, the Presidential Palace, Academy of Sciences, National Parliament as well as “Cat statue” by famous sculptor Fernando Botero at the Cascade area.


Takar winery – Armenia has been famous for the best traditions of winemaking in the whole world for many centuries. Wine tasting tour in Takar winery. The great Takar wine factory to taste wine made from special sorts of grapes.  Here you will have another opportunity to get acquainted with the stories of the wine and cognac producing. Today, the company offers the assortment of high-quality “Armenia” wines to the most demanding local and foreign buyers. “Armenia Wine” is the largest Armenian winery. It’s involved in winemaking as well as producing cognac and vodka, and has own vineyards.

7.00 pm – 09.00 pm        Welcome reception at Armenia Marriott Hotel

7.00 pm – 10.00 pm         Welcome reception

April 26, 2019
Venue – Armenia Marriott Hotel

9.00 am – 9.30 am    Registration of Participants and Reception

9.30 am – 10.00 am   Press Conference

10.00 am – 10.45 am   Official Opening

Ms. Lilit Asatryan, FCEM-Armenia President, AYWA & WENA President

Ms. Marie-Christine Oghly, FCEM World President

Mr. Tigran Khachatryan, RA Minister of Economic Development and Investments

          (President of the Republic of Armenia, President of the Parliament of the RA) (TBC)

Ambassadors of USA, French Republic, UK (TBC)

9.00 am – 9.30 am         Official Opening
AYWA, Lilit Asatryan President, Marie-Christine Oghly, FCEM World President, Opening Speeches TBD 

10.00 am – 06.00 pm    EXPO whole day in parallel with the Meeting

10.50 am – 12.45 pm     Panel Discussion on „Environmental business as a new opportunity for women´s entrepreneurship in the third millennium”

Ms. Joelle Baccialon, FCEM World Vice President Europe

Ms. Murielle Eyletters, FCEM-Belgium President

Ms. Patricia Garcia, FCEM-Argentina President

Ms. Nasreen Fatema Awal, President, Women Entrepreneur Association of Bangladesh

Mr. Hayk Aloyan Managing Director of Lydian Armenia (Responsible mining company)

Representative of Contour Global (Energy making company)

Representative of American Chamber of Commerce

Mrs. Naira Nahapetyan – Head of Union of Small Hydropower Plants

12.45 pm – 02.00 pm     Lunch

02.00 pm – 03.00 pm     FCEM World Committee Meeting – National presidents Meeting

03.00 pm – 03.30 pm     Coffee Break

03.30 pm – 06.00 pm     FCEM World Committee Meeting – National presidents Meeting

02.00 pm – 06.00 pm    Special program for FCEM country presidents (delegations, country presidents’ spouses)

Visit to Matenadaran –
“Matenadaran” means a “book-depository” in ancient Armenian. The Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts holds the history of Armenian and foreign nations’ written cultures. Matenadaran is the pride of Armenian culture, the world’s largest storage of ancient manuscripts. The Matenadaran has consolidated about 23,000 manuscripts. It also holds manuscripts in Arabic, Persian, Greek, Ethiopian, Syrian, Latin, Tamil, and other languages. It towers over Mesrop Mashtots Prospect in the center of Yerevan.

Visit to Ararat the legendary Armenian Brandy Factory, officially
Yerevan Cognac Factory -The culture of winemaking in Armenia goes back centuries, and the Armenian brandy that is famous around the world today appeared at the end of the 19th century. Armenian brandy production was started in 1887 in Yerevan. ARARAT brandy is a hand-made drink created through the work of hundreds of masters of the Yerevan Brandy Company.

Optional: Business visits Haleb eastern sweets and spices shop / Cave in Arinj village /Arcolad Armenian chocolate factory

6.30 pm – 07.30 pm   Visit to TUMO Center for creative technologies.
TUMO is a new kind of educational experience at the intersection of technology and design. At TUMO teens are given the tools and knowhow they need to reach their maximum potential, and they chart their own learning path through hands-on activities, workshops and projects.

08.00pm – 10.00pm     Traditional Armenian evening tour and dinner at Megerian Carpet Armenia

April 27, 2019

08.00 am – 09.00 am         Business Breakfast with the President of the Republic of Armenia and Ambassadors at Salon restaurant (TBC)

09.00 am – 10.30 am         B2B meetings

12.00 pm – 01.00 pm         Action of planting trees symbolizing women’s engagement in economic development and environmental protection and visit to the Museum of Armenian Genocide

12.30 pm – 01.30 pm         Lunch – Agape Refectory, Echmiadzin

01.30 pm – 02.30 pm         Meeting with the Catholicos of All Armenians – is the chief bishop and spiritual leader of Armenia’s national church, the Armenian Apostolic Church, and the worldwide Armenian diaspora.

Sightseeing tours:

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin
– is the mother church of the Armenian Apostolic Church, the holy center of all Armenians, built in 4th century. Along with several important early medieval churches located nearby, the cathedral was listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2000.

The Khor Virap
(meaning «deep dungeon») monastery. It stands before the snowcapped flanks of Mount Ararat offering a spectacular view of the mountain, the national symbol of Armenia. It is where Grigor Luisavorich (St. Gregory the Illuminator) was imprisoned for 13 years before curing King Trdat III of a disease. This caused the conversion of the king and Armenia into the first officially Christian nation in the world in the year 301.

The Temple Zvartnots –
is a complex of structures erected in the middle of the 7th century is of extreme architectural value. The complex consisted of St. George temple or Zvartnots («vigil forces», «celestial angels») and the palace of Catholicos Nerses III, known as «Builder». Zvartnots, buiIt as Armenia’s main cathedral in 641-661, was to suppress Etchmiadzin cathedral by its grandeur.

08.00 pm         Gala Dinner with Fashion show, Lottery, Musical accompaniment at Havana Restaurant Complex

April 28, 2019

Departures or stay for Post-Conference Event

April 25-27, 2019

Meeting with the president of the Republic of Armenia,
Government officials, Ambassadors

Full program of FCEM World Steering Comitee in PDF