June 3 – 6, 2010
Dead Sea, Jordan
AGBU has announced its inaugural “Young Professionals Middle East Forum“, which will be held from 3 to 6 June 2010 in the Marriott Resort & Spa, Dead Sea, Jordan, and is open to young Armenian professionals ages 21 and up.
The gathering targets Armenians from Middle East and Armenia, but it is open also to Armenians from around the world.
According to the website dedicated to the event, the purpose of the forum is “to create social and professional networking opportunities for Armenians and to establish mechanisms of mutual support between all young Armenian professionals throughout the region”.
The forum will also attempt to link Middle East young professionals with Armenia. The organizing committee has stated that the final aim is to “to foster and promote generations of successful Armenian professionals that have the ability to advance the issues of Armenia and its Diaspora”.
The forum will start with a welcome reception and discussion on 03 June 2010 in the Marriott Hotel.
2nd day (04 June 2010): The forum will start with a conference session, followed by a visit to the Jordanian historical location in Mount Nebo (views of Holy Land and the valley of the River Jordan). In the afternoon there will be a second conference session followed by evening party in the hotel's amphitheatre.
3rd day (05 June 2010): Another conference session followed by a visit to the Baptism Site, where an Armenian Church (Saint Garabed) is planned to be built in 2 years time. A gala dinner is scheduled for the evening.
4th day (06 June 2010): The participants will have a morning gathering for group photo and will leave the location back to their homes.
The organizers are planning to arrange shuttle busses from Queen Alia International Airport in Amman to Marriott Dead Sea hotel on the dates of arrival and departure. The hotel is about 2 hours drive from Amman.
Participation Fee for the full package in double room is US$ 360 (for single occupancy US$ 500). The package includes 3 nights stay in the hotel with breakfast, first day welcome reception, second day party, third day gala dinner, all conferences with lunches, scheduled sightseeings and access to hotel spa and facilities.
Donations are accepted including in-kind donations.
For participants who have time (before and after the forum), the organizers suggest that they take the opportunity to explore all the cultural and religious sites in Jordan.
Those interested in helping with the organization of events or promoting the forum in their areas, are welcome to contact email.