October 2019 was a busy IT month in Armenia. Launched by the WCIT 2019 (World Congress of Information Technologies) on October 6-9, it continued on October 10-12 by the N2 Forum (Numbers and Names) held in Yerevan, Armenia for the first time with the efforts of multistakeholder Internet community. It hosted local and international leading Internet organizations to discuss technological challenges.
The Forum with the slogan “Working together for the digital future” was held with the support of the Ministry of High-Tech Industry of Armenia. At the Grand Opening Ceremony, the keynote speeches were delivered by the Minister Hakob Arshakyan, ICANN President and CEO Göran Marby, RIPE NCC Managing Director Axel Pawlik, Internet Society European Bureau Director Frédéric Donck, UN IGF MAG member and Armenia IGF Coordinator Lianna Galstyan and Director of the Union of Operators of Armenia Kristine Gyonjyan.
On 10 October, at the opening of ArmIGF 5 the Chairman of the Internet Governance Council, the Deputy Minister of HTI Armen Abroyan and IGC Secretary Grigori Saghyan delivered a welcome speech. Details of the Forum are available on the official website.