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British-Armenian B2B Networking Event

February 23rd, 2017

British-Armenian B2B Business Networking Event is organized in the frames of British-Armenian IT Initiatives project which aims to establish long-term business relationships between British businesses and Armenian IT companies. This is the first ever free London event sponsored by the British Embassy Yerevan and organized by BSC Business Support Center. The Armenian attendees will introduce the latest technological and IT solutions Read More

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EU twinning project

April 12th, 2015

ABBC hosted a round-table discussion for member companies to meet representatives of 16 months long EU twinning project grant to Business France (Trade and Investment organisation. Colleagues from Business France Philippe Yvergniaux (Project Manager), Michel Gelenine (Resident Expert), and Dirk Lorenz, Ludovic Ciechanowski (Delegation of the European Union to Armenia) presented the upcoming plans and project activities. Read More

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PR Summit in Armenia 2015

April 7th, 2015

Deem Communications is honored to announce the second edition of the PR Summit in Armenia. April 11, 2015 @ American University of Armenia This year, PR Summit is hosting International expert speakers from the U.K., Sweden and France. The summit would not have been possible without the participation of local PR and Communications professionals as Read More

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Best ACCA students in Armenia 2014 Award

February 26th, 2015

  “Best ACCA Students in Armenia-2014”Awarding Ceremony was held in Royal Tulip  Grand  Hotel Yerevan, on February 24, 2015. 14 ACCA students with highest exam results and 10 ACCA new members in 2014 were invited  to the ceremony.

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ABBC members and EU officials discuss future cooperation with EU at Business Breakfast

October 8th, 2014

On the occasion of the 13th EU-Armenia Sub-Committee on Trade, Economic and Related Legal Issues taking place in Brussels on 5 November ABBC members were invited to Business Breakfast with to guest speakers from the Delegation of the European Union to Armenia to share issues and views they might want to raise at the meeting Read More

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IAB; FEATURED MEMBER

August 4th, 2014

Since 2011, IAB Centre has been an approved learning partner  of GARP (Global Association of Risk Professionals), a leading international association. After Alistair Graham’s visit, who is the managing director of GARP based in London, UK, IAB Centre introduced ICBRR (International Certificate in Banking Risk and Regulation) certification program, which delivered desirable results for the members of the banking industry of Armenia.

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NEW TRAINING IN ARMENIA ”DISCOVER YOUR HIDDEN APTITUDES

June 30th, 2014

Business Center (ABBC) has launched a new training program “Discover Your Hidden Aptitudes” for ABBC members’ staff. The first training of the program was held on June 5, 2014. The aim of the training was to provide participants with proven techniques to unlock their aptitudes, identify their hidden proficiency, learn more about themselves and effectively apply the acquired techniques to Read More

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Business Breakfast with World Bank’s Country Manager for Armenia

June 10th, 2014

H.E. UK Ambassador Kathy Leach welcomed Jean-Michel Happi, World Bank’s Country Manager for Armenia at a business breakfast with ABBC Members. Main discussion was pursued on SME development, proposed reforms in different sectors and areas such as healthcare, insurance, hard infrastructure development, etc You can see the photos here.

5 mln AMD raised at Burns Supper

April 22nd, 2014

For the past sixteen years the Robert Burns Supper has raised charitable donations which have been targeted at helping the most vulnerable in our society. The 2014 dinner, held in January, raised a total of 5 mln AMD. In order to allocate these funds, the Armenian British Business Chamber, on behalf of the Burns Supper Read More

Business breakfast to welcome Mr. Mark Davis, Head of Yerevan Office EBRD

April 18th, 2014

Members of the Armenian British Business Chamber met for a business breakfast on April 18th at Hyatt Place to welcome Mr. Mark Davis, Head of Yerevan Office European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). Among the attendees were H.E. UK Ambassador Mrs. Leach, Chairman of ABBC Mr. Harutyunyan, and ABBC member companies.

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“Stress Management” training was held for ABBC member companies’ staff

April 7th, 2014

As ABBC resumes its training sessions for its member companies, the first training was held on March 11, 2014 on “Stress Management” aiming to mentor member companies’ staff how to tackle and manage stress at workplace. The training was conducted by trainer-consultant-coach Liana Ohanyan, who has seven years of proven experience in organizing trainings and similar capacity building (consultation, coaching) Read More

UK to implement new order for visa applicants from Armenia

March 27th, 2014

Member Companies of ABBC were invited to meet Chris Waite, the UK Operations Manager for Turkey, Northern Cyprus, the Caucasus and Central Asia and Jonathan Verne Operations Manager of UK Visas and Immigration Department. UK officials brief about visa receipt operation improvement and changes in the system…

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ArmenBrok is named the best exchange member in corporate securities market for 2013

January 20th, 2014

Armenbrok is proud to announce that for the second consecutive year it has been named the Best Exchange Member in Corporate Securities Market. The award was presented to the company by NASDAQ OMX Armenia stock exchange at the special Best Member Award ceremony held on January 17, 2014. The yearly Best Member Award was established by NASDAQ OMX Read More

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HSBC Trade Academy

November 19th, 2013

When your business crosses the borders of Armenia, HSBC is there to help you on both sides *** HSBC extensive network throughout 5 continents mixed with on the ground expertise of 4000 trade specialists in over 60 markets makes it possible to not only cover the risks inherent in international trade, but also to achieve Read More

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Armenia stands out for its policy in protection of foreign investors

October 26th, 2013

Armenia stands out in the region from the other countries of the CIS for its capacity to cooperate with the foreign investors. Statistics show that in the policy of protection of foreign investors, fewer legal proceedings have been instituted against the Government of the Republic of Armenia than against Azerbaijan or Georgia. In a conversation with Armenpress  the Managing Partner Read More

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“Britain is … Funsmart” pub quiz

September 27th, 2013

Dear ABBC members, We would like to cordially invite you to “Britain is… Funsmart” pub quiz event organized by ABBC Member company Deem Communications for British Days 2013. Deem Communications welcomes Yerevan corporate community to compete among colleagues in a fun and friendly atmosphere, hosted by Nazareth Seferian. Join us for a special British game Read More

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Member Company Announcement

September 19th, 2013

 ”Dundee Precious Metals Kapan” CJSC TITLE: Finance Manager START DATE/ TIME: October 2013 DURATION: Permanent LOCATION: Kapan, Armenia JOB DESCRIPTION: The incumbent will manage all financial activities of “Dundee Precious Metals Kapan” CJSC, lead the finance team, monitor all Company assets and liabilities in accordance with Company policies and regulations. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: – Coordinate, plan Read More

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British Center Visit

September 10th, 2013

British Center at the City Central Library after Av. Isahakyan hosted Armine Israyelyan, the Board Member of Armenian British Business Chamber. The following topics were discussed during the skill exchange meeting: •common interests in trade and commerce between two countries •benefits that the business cooperation between Armenia and the UK brings •the multifunctional business platform for both Armenian Read More

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Progressive Armenian and British Relationship

June 1st, 2013

His Royal Highness was the first British royal family member who paid a visit to Armenia from May 28 to 30.Prince of Wales visited Armenia as a guest of the Yerevan My Love Charitable Foundation.  Not only The Prince … recent times Armenia has been busy with hosting high rank British Officials … thanks to Read More

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British official hails investment programs of Lydian International in Armenia

March 20th, 2013

Yerevan /Mediamax/.Deputy Foreign Minister of UK Simon Fraser described as “extremely positive” the investment programs of Lydian International in Armenia’s mining industry. Lydian International will exploit the “Amuslar” gold mine and will invest overall $400 million in Armenia. “We have discussed the programs of this company with the President and the Prime Minister of Armenia. It’s Read More

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Robert Burns Charity

January 26th, 2013

Haggis traveled from Scotland to Armenia for the 15th time and presented to H.E. UK Ambassador Mrs. Kathy Leach. Burns Supper was held on Saturday night, on the 26 January, where the centerpiece was the whisky souse flavored starter haggis, Scottish National Back-pipe music, Whiskey, Scottish dance, traditional toasts, national kilts, etc. However, the whole idea behind the performance was CHARITY.  The Read More

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Lucky raffle ticket at Burns Supper 2012

December 18th, 2012

Two weeks in London! One of my dreams came true! I had a big experience during those two weeks that I spent at Excel English Language School in London. Words simply fail to describe exactly what I felt finding myself in my dream city, meeting very professional English teachers and new friends from different countries!I Read More

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Painters donate their works to improve veterinary care in Yerevan Zoo

December 5th, 2012

It’s now 18 months since the Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets (FPWC) took over the management of Yerevan Zoo. In case you had the time to visit the Zoo during the previous months you surely have noticed the great changes that have taken place already. There is still a long way Read More

Visit of the UK Trade Mission to Armenia

November 26th, 2012

UK Trade Mission organized by British Expertise CATBIG (The Central Asia & Transcaucasus Business Interest Group) and the British Embassies in Yerevan and Tbilisi launched an all sector mission to Armenia and Georgia from 25 November to1 December 2012. The visit was aimed at expanding economic, trade and investment cooperation between UK and the two Read More

Minister of Europe David Lidington at ABBC’s reception

October 18th, 2012

David Lidington, the Foreign Office Minister for Europe paid an official visit to Yerevan on 18-19 September. The Armenian British Business Chamber hosted Mr. Lidington to meet the Chamber’s member companies.   During the meeting the Minister pointed out at the need of building deeper economic and commercial relations between the UK and Armenia and mentioned Read More

Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

July 23rd, 2012

June 15, 2012 Many people would dream about having two birthdays in one year as Queens and Kings of Great Britain do.  They celebrate their birthdays twice; on an actual day of the birth and publicly on a day during the summer.  Since 1805, the Sovereign’s ‘official’ summer birthday has been marked by the Trooping the Colour ceremony, which Read More

Presentation to British Business

May 7th, 2012

On 2 May, Kathy Leach, British Ambassador to Armenia, gave a presentation on Armenia to a group of 40 British business people with a particular interest in the South Caucasus. A wide range of businesses were represented at the meeting, including retail; property/infrastructure; metal trade; mining; business consultancy; health services; engineering; agriculture/construction machinery; insurance; tourism; environmental consultancy; publishing; food-service design; Read More

FEATURED MEMBER – London Tekeyan Cultural Association

April 16th, 2012

The Tekeyan Cultural Association of London has revitalized. Affiliated to the London charitable organization, the Tekeyan Trust, the London TCA, has come to life to continue the TCA mission and activities in promoting Armenian culture and bridging Armenian Diaspora communities with one another and with Armenia. On March 17, at the Copthorne Tara Hotel, an official dinner reception was held Read More

Special Opera Invitation

February 7th, 2012

Some thirty ABBC members were invited by Tower International Consultants president Alan Kutchukian to go to see the opera Sayat Nova being staged for the sixth time at the Armenian State Opera and Ballet House named after Alexander Spendiaryan on 7 February 2012. The opera, composed by internationally acclaimed Armenian composer Alexander Arutiunian in 1969, was first performed in Yerevan and Read More

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14th Burns Supper, 2012

January 28th, 2012

Haggis traveled from Scotland to Armenia for the 14th time on BMI and presented to H.E. UK Ambassador Mrs. Katy Leach on 27 January at the Gafesjian Museum.  Saturday night, on the 28 January was Burns Supper, where the centerpiece is the whisky souse flavored starter haggis supplied by Hawick butchers W.J.Hutton, Scottish National Back-pipe music, Whiskey, Scottish dance, Read More

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ABBC hosting UK Ambassador to Armenia H.E. Mrs. Katy Leach

January 20th, 2012

On January 20, 2012 ABBC was delighted to hold a special reception to welcome newly appointed H.E. Ambassador of UK Mrs. Katy Leach.  The event was held at Noyan Tun restaurant where all members attended the event and had a pleasure of introducing themselves to the Ambassador. Mrs. Leach spoke to everyone and received comprehensive information regarding current status of Read More

His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, Honours UK Armenian Benefactor Vartan Ouzounian

December 26th, 2011

First time in many years the highest Catholical medal has been bestowed upon a member of the Armenian Church in the UK. His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, awarded St. Nerses Shnorhali medal with an encyclical, “Gontag”, to Mr Vartan Ouzounian for many years of service to the Armenian Church Read More

Customs reforms to encourage inward investment

October 12th, 2011

ABBC was invited to take part in seminar on the Overview of Customs Reforms in Armenia.  The seminar was organized jointly by the Inter-agency Commission for Coordination of Cooperation of Armenian State Agencies with EU Institutions, the Delegation of the European Union to Armenia and the European Union Advisory Group (EUAG) to the Republic of Armenia. The seminar was planned Read More

British Armenian cooperation development

July 15th, 2011

Tower International Consultants wishes to inform ABBC members that on Wednesday, 13 July 2011 the Foreign Ministers of United Kingdom and Armenia signed a bilateral agreement to lift  the double taxation on income and property between the governments of the two countries. This is the first step. The parliaments of both countries should now review Read More

10th EU-Armenia subcommittee meeting

June 28th, 2011

ABBC members were invited to the 10th EU-Armenia subcommittee meeting on trade, economic and related legal issues.  Within the framework of the visit, EU officials from the headquarters met with the representatives of the Armenian business community, in particular, foreign economic operators in Armenia or representations of European companies. The purpose of the meeting was Read More

Midsummer Night’s Dream – SUMMER BALL!

June 17th, 2011

Business Dinner or Dinner for Member Business?… …gourment dinner in a famous garden in Nork Marash with Shakespeare’ Midsummer Night’s Dream décor and flowers provided by SarcoMeene was an unforgettable evening organised for ABBC Members and friends.  The event was accompanied with nice music of Oldies and of course free prize drawing, where the lucky Read More

ABBC 2nd Annual General Meeting

May 19th, 2011

After one year of operation ABBC Board reported progress of activities as well as budget to the members.  Chairman of the Board of Directors Alan Kutchukyan briefed the members about major events that have taken place since establishment.  The Chairman also proudly announced that due to  the hard work of the Board of Directors the Chamber was able to involve Read More

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Burns Supper

January 22nd, 2011

Loud music of Scottish bagpipe was accompanied by “Bambir” group rock sounds of a bass guitar at Folk Art Museum in Yerevan. Official ceremony of handing Scottish national food Haggis, which arrived all the way from Scotland on BMI airlines was handed to H.E. British Ambassador Mr. Londsdale. On 22nd January Huggis was cooked by Read More

British Ambassador, Mr. Lonsdale at CATBIG

December 14th, 2010

“British Ambassador, Charles Lonsdale, spoke about Armenia to the Central Asia and Trans Caucasus Business Interest Group (CATBIG) business to business forum organized by British Expertise London on 14 December, 2010. The Ambassador briefed a well attended meeting of interested businesses about the current economic and political situation in Armenia and the opportunities for business. Read More

Sargis Zakaryan’s Charity Exhibition

November 3rd, 2010

Two member events are merged under ABBC umbrella. Seda Ghazarian Memorial Foundation (SGMF) took advantage of well-known restaurant Top Table new premisses opening and organised a charity exhibition at the opening ceremony. The main mission of SGMF is to contribute in mental well-being development. They exposed a painter Sargis Zakaryan‘s artwork at the restaurant to contribute Read More

Armenian Business Climate Survey

August 10th, 2010

American Chamber of Commerce has initiated and is currently carrying on “Armenian Business Climate” Survey among its member companies. Not once ABBC has been approached by member and non member companies with complaints about different business regulations. Due to the mentioned reason ABBC is also conducting the same survey. Results of the survey will be Read More

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ABBC Board Members in London

July 12th, 2010

Within the framework of his private trip to London ABBC Deputy Chairman Hayk Harutyunyan met following people for future cooperation and possible members interested to join the Chamber. Mr. Neville Reyner, the president of British Chambers of Commerce (BCC). Click here for the meeting details. Nigel Peters, Director of the British Expertise.Click here for the Read More

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Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Republic of Armenia and ABBC Bilateral Agreement

July 8th, 2010

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Armenia and Armenian British Business Chamber have signed an agreement on the future cooperation of both Chambers. The main concept of the agreement is to establish ties between two Chambers to employ the general concept of Economic Development of Armenia. It is an essential undertaking for ABBC to Read More

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ABBC Opening Event

June 3rd, 2010

With the presence of about 40 guests from the Business Community, Diplomatic Corps and Officials from GoA, ABBC Deputy Chairman, Hayk Harutyunyan and Founding Members launched the Chamber and announced it open opportunity to new members to join the initiative in order to represent interests of its members in both Armenian and British governmental structures. Read More

Annual General Meeting

June 2nd, 2010

First Annual General Meeting was held with founding members. The main issues on the agenda were to form the Board of Directors and Committees as required according to the ABBC Charter. Board of Directors formed of 7 members was elected. Two Committees – Membership Committee and Services Committee were formed at the meeting.