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featuring speaker Dr. Vardan Urutyan


June 9, 2016 @ 6pm @ Kingston Grille & Bar (KGB)

25 Kingston St, Boston 02111

Please join us Thursday, June 9, 2016 @ 6pm at the new & hip KGB (Kingston Grille & Bar) in Boston for the ABN Spring Business Networking Event and Speaker Presentation with Dr. Vardan Urutyan on “Wine Making and Agribusiness Education in Armenia”.


In most recent years, Armenian wines have been competing on the world stage with some of the best wines and winemakers from around the world.  In 2012 Bloomberg listed 2010 Zorah Karasi Areni Noir in their Top 10 Wines lists. “I was wowed by my first-ever taste of an Armenian wine, this stylish red made from Areni noir grapes and aged in traditional clay amphora.” said Elin McCoy/Bloomberg.


ABN is excited to feature Dr. Vardan Urutyan, Director of International Center for Agribusiness Research and Education (ICARE) and Co-Founder of EVN-Wine Academy in Armenia. Founded by Texas A&M, ICARE provides innovative education in agribusiness through best international knowledge, research and developments in the field. ICARE has been one of the catalysts of the growing agribusiness in Armenia, specifically the wine industry and wine making, through education of food and agribusiness industry professionals. The employment rate of the graduates of ICARE programs within the first year of graduation is 92%. Dr. Urutyan will share his insights on ICARE, Agribusiness education, and the wine industry in Armenia. You will also have the opportunity to taste a few of the exclusive wines from Armenia.


Watch these two short videos on EVN-Wine Academy and ICARE You can learn more about the programs at


As always this event is free of charge with complimentary apps provided by KGB and a cash bar.  Please feel free to bring your business cards and collateral for display.  


We are grateful to Mr. Dimitri Petrosian, Mr. Shahrokh Reza and the entire KGB Team for sponsoring ABN's Spring Networking Event!  


We look forward to seeing you all on June 9th! Please RSVP to by June 6th.



6pm – Registration

7pm – Dr. Vardan Urutyan's presentation “Wine Making and Agribusiness Education in Armenia”

Networking immediately after presentation.


VENUE: KGB (Kingston Grille & Bar) @ 25 Kingston St, Boston, MA 02111

Kingston Grille & Bar serves bistro cuisine in an urban, old-world atmosphere. Guests can lounge at the bar and front café area, or relax in the dining room. Top notch service and a mouth-watering menu set the stage for a memorable Boston dining experience. Please find more information on the venue at


If you are not currently an ABN Member you can join at the link below, however, membership is not a requirement for attending the June 9th event. Please feel free to extend this invitation to your Armenian contacts in the New England area, as you deem appropriate.

To join ABN visit and request to join on the ABN homepage, through the LinkedIn and Facebook icons.

Kind Regards,

ABN Executive Team

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