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ArmAs and the Renaissance of Armenian Wine… Company, Country and Culture
October 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm +04
About the Event:
On October 12, the Entrepreneurship and Product Innovation Center at AUA will host Victoria Aslanian, CEO of Golden Grape ArmAs. She will talk about wine production in Armenia and the challenges she faced building a world-class technologically advanced winery and vineyard in Armenia.
About the Speaker:
Victoria Armen Aslanian, CEO of Golden Grape ArmAs, is a woman entrepreneur and innovative leader, with about 10 years of experience in developing the wine, brandy, and tourism sectors of Armenia and creating a platform to promote the Armenian Wine into the world.
Aslanian was born in Yerevan in 1982 and moved to the United States in 1990. She studied art history in Florence, Italy, then went on to study for her bachelor’s degree at the University of California, Berkeley. In 2009, she repatriated to Armenia with her two sons to partake in her father’s vision and venture which involved developments in the agricultural, wine & brandy, and tourism sectors.
Victoria received the Best Brand by a Woman Entrepreneur award from the prime minister of Armenia in 2014, and has parlayed the international success of their brand as a platform to promote The Renaissance of Armenian Wine, presenting Armenia’s revived wine legacy at The Council of Europe in Strasbourg; at The Davos du’Vin, Italy; at AGBU‘s 88th General Assembly; as a guest lecturer at AUA; at The Asian Wine and Spirits Conference in Beijing; at Mundus Vini in Germany; as well as at wine and tourism promotional events in Los Angeles, Berlin, Brussels, Montreal, and Friuli.
She was among the first Female Armenian Role Models named by The Embassy of Sweden, and in 2016 began to participate in the U.S. Embassy’s Women’s Mentoring Program.
In 2017, Victoria was awarded “Agrofoods Female Hero” by the RA Ministry of Agriculture. In April 2018, Victoria graduated from Skolkovo Business School in Russia with a Master of Business Administration.