AGENDA

GEORGIA - LAND OF OPPORTUNITIES
BIA Investment Forum
08:30-09:20 am
Registration & Welcome Coffee
09:30 - 09:35 am
Opening Speech
Mr. Aieti Kukava - CEO JSC Bia
09:35-09:50 am
Welcome Speech
Mr. Bruno Balvanera -Director for Caucasus, Moldova and Belarus, EBRD
09:50-10:45 am
Strategic Infrastructure Projects that can Stimulate the Economy
-Mr. Irakli Karseladze, First Deputy Minister of Regional Development and Infrastructure
-Mr. Giorgi Danelia, CIO, Partnership Fund
-Ms. Keti Bochorishvili, CEO, Anaklia City
-Mr. Dmytro Sholomko, Google, Country Director, Ukraine
-Moderator: Mr. Giorgi Isakadze, Editor- in-Chief Forbes Georgia
10:50-11:40 am
Regional Economy Overview (South Caucasus, Central Asian Countries)
-Mr. Bruno Balvanera, Director for Caucasus, Moldova and Belarus, EBRD
-Mr. Jan Van Bilsen, Regional Manager of South Caucasus, IFC
-Mr. Maciej CZURA, Lending Operations in Neighbouring Countries Department, EIB
-Mr. Seyed Javad GhavamShahidi, Ambassador of Islamic Republic of Iran in Georgia
Moderator: Mr. David Lee, President of European Business Association
11:45-11:55 am
Private Investment Projects Overview
Presenter: Mr. Archil Chikovani, Head of Consultancy and Investment Department, Alliance Group Capital (AG Capital)
12:00-12:25 am
COFFEE BREAK
12:25-12:45 am
The Importance of Credit Ratings for Effective Fundraising
-Ms. Julia Belskaya von Tell, Senior Director, Fitch Ratings
- Ms. Elena Eliseyenko, Branch Head, Russia/CIS, S&P Global Ratings
12:45 - 13:30 am
The Role of Capital Market, Private Equity and Venture Capital in Emerging Markets Economy
-Mr. Recep Bildik, Independent Expert in Capital Markets
-Mr. Davit Gigauri, Partner, Gryphon Emerging Markets
-Ms. Olena Boytsun, Director/Investment Lead for CEE Region, Omidyar Network
Moderator: Mr. Aieti Kukava, Chairman of Venture Capital Association
Q/A
13:35-14:15 am
Attracting Funds to Develop Emerging Markets
-Ms. Nana Mikashavidze, Investment Manager at Finance-in-Motion
-Ms. Nino Pataraia, Associate Vice-President at BlueOrchard Finance
-Ms. Maia Khachidze, Partner, Head of Corporate Financing at BDO
Moderator: Ms. Gvantsa Gvichia, Head of AG Leasing
Q/A
14:20-15:20 am
LUNCH
PARALLEL PANEL SESSIONS
15:25 - 16:45 am
Investment Opportunities in Hospitality & Real Estate
-Mr. Jean Frederic Paulsen, Senior Advisor to the Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia
-Mr.Giorgi Bregadze, Head of the Research & Planning, Georgian National Tourism Administration
-Mr. Jordi Kuijt, General Manager, Radisson Hotel Group
-Ms. Csilla Mezosi, Secretary General, European Spas Association (ESPA)
Moderator: H.E. Dr. Victoria Horvath, Ambassador of Hungary in Georgia
Q/A Private Hospitality & Real Estate Investment Projects Overview
Presenter: Mr. Archil Chikovani, Head of Consultancy and Investment Department, Alliance Group Capital (AG Capital)
Gurkan - Turkish Partner for Construction Companies
Presenter: Sibel Mutlu, Gurkan Yapi Elemanlari SAN.TIC. VE TAAH. A.S.
15:25-16:10 am
Investment Opportunities in Energy
-Mr. Romeo Mikautadze, Deputy Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development
-Mr. Tornike Rizhvadze, CEO, Georgian Energy Development Fund
-Mr. Kieron Hanson, Director of Aimsir, Founder of UK Water & Power Consultancy
-Mr. Azer Mammedov, CEO, SOCAR Georgia Gas
-Mr. Bjorn Brantsaeg, CEO & Founder, Clean Energy Group
Moderator: Mr. Norberto Pignatti, Head of Energy and Environment Policy Research Center, ISET PI
Q/A
16:10-16:50 am
Investment Opportunities in Agriculture and prospects for Georgia's Exports
-Mr. Nodar Kereselidze, Minister or Deputy Minister of Agriculture of Georgia
-Ms. Helen Bradbury, Team Leader at Mercy Corps Alliances Caucasus Program
-Mr. Zviad Kvlividze, Deputy CEO, Enterprise Georgia
-Mr. Giorgi Svanidze, CEO & Founder, Georgian Olive
-Mr. George Jibladze, Deputy Director, APMA
-Mr. Paul Clark, President of TBSC
Moderator: Mr. Giorgi Kacharava, EUGBC Executive Director Q/A
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