YP Buenos Aires Holds First Annual Professional Development Conference
Leaders in the Argentinean-Armenian business world offer their expertise to a new generation
The AGBU Young Professionals of Buenos Aires (YP Buenos Aires) recently hosted an inaugural conference at the local AGBU Center, aiming to promote the professional development of Armenians ages 16 to 45 and foster the growth of the Argentinean-Armenian community. It was held in association with the Embassy of the Republic of Armenia in Argentina, Cámara Argentina-Armenia and PLAS [Profesionales Latinoamericanos Armenios en Salud] and sponsored by Aeropuertos Argentina 2000, Dental Medrano, Edelflex, Naku Construcciones SRL and Ritex.
Attended by over 100 participants, 70 percent of whom were new to YP Buenos Aires, the event began with welcoming remarks by Ana Sagrian, YP Buenos Aires treasurer and co-founder of the hospitality consulting group MAD About Hotels. Speakers included Juan Carlos Balassanian, vice president of distribution sales for the Latin American division of the Turner Broadcasting System; Adrián Gabriele, director of the sales and marketing firm HLT Network; Juan Pablo Artinian, YP Buenos Aires committee member and professor of history at the University of Buenos Aires; and Matías Gainza Eurnekian, the president of Unitec Blue, the first microchip company in Latin America. The evening closed with a cocktail reception where the participants and speakers had a chance to create a network of professional contacts.