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The global network of European chambers and business organizations met in the Armenian Capital, Yerevan from November 26th to November 27th.

The conference consisted of internal discussions about topics like intellectual property rights, free trade agreements, and best practices in advocacy but also of meetings with government officials, and representatives of businesses and the public sector.

Acting Deputy Prime Minister of Armenia, Mr. Tigran Avinyan, acting Minister ofEconomic Development and Investments Mr. Tigran Khachatryan, Head of EUDelegation to Armenia H. E. Mr. Piotr Świtalski, DG GROW (EU Commission,Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs)International Relations Officer Mr. Vladimir Zuberec, Chairman of the EBO WWNMr. Renato Pacheco Neto have welcomed over 200 participants of the event.

From left to right: Filip[ Lauwerysen, Secretary General of EBO WWN, Maximilien Lemaire and Almut Roesner (Vice Presidents of EBO WWN), Renato Pacheco Neto (President of EBO WWN), Tigran Avinyan (Deputy Prime Minister of Armenia), Diana Sarumova (Executive Director of EBA Armenia), Dr. Ramon Bruesseler (Treasurer of EBO WWN)

The EBO WWN is a network of about 40 European Chambers of Commerce that operate outside of the EU. ECCIL is member of that network since 2012; its Executive Director, Dr. Ramon Bruesseler, is board member and treasurer of the network.