Oct 9

October 9, 2023

Contact: Dato’ Dan E Khoo danekhoo@witsa.org +60 12 (650) 8392


KUCHING, SARAWAK, MALAYSIA: The World Innovation, Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA) proudly announced that Armenia will host the next World Congress on Innovation and Technology (WCIT) in 2024. 

Themed “Science As A Means Of Fulfilling The Promise Of The Digital Age,” WCIT 2024 will be held on October 4-7, 2024 at the Karen Demirtchian Complex in Yerevan, Armenia. 

WITSA CEO Dato' Dan E Khoo made the announcement at the Closing Ceremony of the 27th World Congress on Innovation and Technology 2023 in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. WCIT 2023 recorded a total of over 10,000 attendees from over 50 countries.

Marking a significant occasion, this will be the second time Armenia will host the globally recognized WCIT, with the first being in 2019. The country's successful bid signifies its growing prominence in the global tech and innovation landscape.

In a ceremonial handover of the WCIT crystal, Dr Sean Seah, Chairman of WITSA, presented a crystal trophy to the Chairman of the Union of Advanced Technology Enterprises (UATE), Mr. Alexander Yesayan, to signify the official passing of the torch to the next host.

Dr. Sean Seah commented, "Armenia's selection as the WCIT host for the second time in five years is a testament to its burgeoning reputation as a global innovation and tech hub. We have witnessed the strides Armenia has made since WCIT 2019, and we are confident they will provide an exemplary platform for global tech imperatives discussions in 2024."

Mr. Yesayan expressed gratitude, stating, "It's a great honor for Armenia to host WCIT once again. We are deeply committed to showcasing our advancements, sharing our learnings, and contributing to the global tech dialogue. We eagerly await the global tech community in Yerevan next year."

Echoing the enthusiasm, Dato' Khoo remarked, "Armenia has consistently shown an outstanding commitment to advancing the tech industry. We are thrilled to return to this dynamic country and anticipate a congress that will set new benchmarks."

The WCIT Crystal Handover ceremony symbolizes that the weight of responsibility and ensuing sea of opportunity have now shifted to a new region. With the announcement, the global tech community sets its sights on Armenia for what promises to be another groundbreaking congress in 2024. More information on WCIT 2024 will be made available soon. 


About WITSA: The World Innovation, Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA) is an alliance of tech industry associations from 80 countries and economies. WITSA is dedicated to advocating policies that advance industry growth and development; facilitating international trade and investment in tech products and services; strengthening WITSA members’ national industry associations; and providing members with a broad network of professional contacts.  WITSA’s signature platform, the World Congress on Innovation & Technology (WCIT), is the premier global industry sponsored tech conference.

WITSA members are leaders in a globally interconnected marketplace. Because the challenges facing the tech industry are undisputedly global in nature, WITSA continuously strives to advance international public policies that foster the tech industry's growth and development. With a focus on promoting industry cooperation and knowledge sharing, WITSA facilitates international trade and investment in tech products and services, contributing to the digital transformation of the global economy. WITSA makes it possible for its members — ranging from Mongolia and Argentina to Kenya and the United States — to identify common issues and priorities, exchange valuable information, and present a united position on industry issues. 

Contact person: Azlina Ishak- azlina@witsa.org