AGENDA

EMERGING MARKETS ECONOMY: PROSPECTS & CHALLENGES
BIA FORUM 2019
9:00-09:25 am
Registration & Welcome Coffee
09:30-09:40 am
Opening Speech
Mr. Aieti Kukava - CEO of JSC BIA
10 Minutes
09:40-09:50 am
Welcome Speech
Mr. Michael Cowgill, President of AmCham Georgia
10 minutes
09:55 – 10:40 am
Regional Perspectives for Doing Business in FSU Countries & Regional Industry Hubs
Moderator: Eric Livny, Founder and President at Tbilinomics Policy Advisors
Mr. Akaki Saghirashvili, Deputy Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia
Mr. Giorgi Chogovadze, CEO of United Airports of Georgia
Mr. Maciej Czura, Head of Regional Representation of the European Investment Bank for the South Caucasus
Mr. Scott Osheroff, Chief Investment Officer AFC Uzbekistan Fund at Asia Frontier Capital Ltd.
Mr. Mikheil Khidureli, Director, Enterprise Georgia
55 Minutes
10:45 - 11:30 am
The Role of Good Governance Reforms in Economic Development and Investment Attraction
Moderator: Mr. David Dolidze, Head of Research Direction, IDFI
Mr. David Lezhava, Director of Public Policy Sector, PMCG
Ms. Nato Beruashvili, Chief of Party, USAID G4G
Ms. Ketevan Bochorishvili, Executive Director of Anaklia City (tbc)
Mr. Andro Gigauri, independent expert
55 Minutes
11:35 – 12:15 am
The Importance of Leasing and its Advantages for Entrepreneurship
Moderator: Mr. George Welton, Executive Director of AmCham
Mr. Zafar Mustafaev, CEO of JSC UzbekLeasing International and General Director of Uzbekistan Lessors Association
Mr. Aram Mkhitaryan, Director, Agroleasing Leasing Credit Company
Mr. Arsen Bazikyan, CEO of ACBA Leasing
12:20 – 12:45 am
COFFEE BREAK
12:50 - 13:30 am
The Importance of Family Office and Wealth Management in Developed Countries
Keynote Speaker & Moderator: Mr. Richard Wilson, CEO & Founder of Family Office Club
13:35 – 14:10 pm
Family Offices and Wealth Management Industry Development and Impact on Economy Growth in FSU Countries
Ms. Alena Sakharova, Board of Directors-President, Main Partner AG
Mr. Carlos Imery, Director of Single Family Office IG3 Real Estate
Mr. Scott Osheroff, Chief Investment Officer AFC Uzbekistan Fund at Asia Frontier Capital Ltd
Mr. Dmitry Sukiasov, CEO, BAAMC Wealthy
14:15-15:00 pm
Venture Capital Investments: Opportunities and Challenges
Moderator: Mr. Aieti Kukava, Chairman of Georgian Venture Capital Association
Mr. Maurice Beckand Verwee, Founder of Crosspring B.V.
Ms. Agnieszka Cenzartowicz, Partner of SWC Group
Mr. Alexander Chekan - Partner at Haxus
Mr. Avtandil Kasradze - Chairman of GITA
15:05-15:55 pm
LUNCH
15:05-18:00 pm
B2B Meetings in Meeting Room 8
12:50-13:30 pm
Promotion of Lease Financing in Georgia
Moderator: Mr. Beka Batsikadze, Journalist at Business Media Georgia
Mr. Gaga Gogua, CEO of TBC Leasing
Ms. Gvantsa Gvichia, Head of Alliance Group Leasing
Mr. George Jgharkava, CCO of Georgian Leasing Company CEO & Founder of Family Office Club
13:35 – 14:15 pm
Investment Opportunities in Hospitality & Real Estate
Moderator: Mr. David Lee, CEO of EBA
Mr. Michael Kerschbaumer, Vice President Georgian Business Tourism Association, Managing Director at STS Hospitality Service Georgia
Mr. Tornike Zirakishvili, Deputy CEO Enterprise Georgia
Mr. Fedir Bilotskyi, Managing Director NAI GPI
Ms. Rusudan Mamatsashvili, First Deputy Head of Georgian National Tourism Administration
14:20 – 15:05 pm
Investment Opportunities in Agriculture
Moderator: Mr. Paul Clark, President of TBSC
Ms. Tamar Toria, CEO of Georgian Farmers Association
Mr. Semi Hakim, Co-founder of of Kök Projekt
Mr. Giorgi Jibladze, Deputy Director of APMA
15:05-15:55 pm
LUNCH
15:05-18:00 pm
B2B Meetings in Meeting Room 8
12:50-14:20 pm
Resolving Business Disputes in Georgia
Welcome Speech
Mr. Mikheil Sarjveladze, Deputy Minister of Justice
Moderator: Sopho Tkemaladze, Chair of the Governing Board of Georgian Association of Arbitrators
Arbitration in Georgia and GIAC
Mr. Beka Injia, SG of Georgian International Arbitration Centre
pm
Mediation in Georgia
Mr. Aleksandre Tsuladze Mediator, CCL Partner
Perspectives of ADR Usage
Ms. Daduna Kokhreidze, Partner of Nodia, Urumashvili and Partners
Mr. Giorgi Batlidze, Partner of BLC
14:25-15:05 pm
Investment Opportunities in Energy
Moderator: Mr. Zurab Gelenidze, Acting CEO Of Georgian Industrial Group
Ms. Maya Melikidze, Commissioner at Georgian National Energy and Water Supply Regulatory Commission
Mr. Bjorn Brantsaeg, CEO of Clean Energy
Mr. Shokhrukh Baratov, Chief Business Development Officer, AE Solar
15:05-15:55 pm
LUNCH
15:05-18:00 pm
B2B Meetings in Meeting Room 8

Date: June 22, 2019

Starting Point: Sheraton Grand Tbilisi Metekhi Palace

Time of Departure for Kakheti Tour: 09:00 a.m.

Arrival to Tbilisi: 20:00p.m.

 

This Wine Tasting trip from Tbilisi to Kakheti is the best way to discover Georgian wine. This region is the main wine producer of the country. Tour gives the possibility to Discover and savor new experiences.

First sightseeing is Akhtala Balneological Resort, known for it’s mud-spas. The volcanic eruption produces mud rich with biologically active elements.

Tour continues with visiting Signagi, a charming hilltop town with tiny streets, balconied houses and well-preserved fortified walls and watchtowers. You’ll take a stroll in Signagi, learning why it’s dubbed “The City of Love”. Next destination is Gremi Fortress (XVIc) that was the main city of Kakheti.

You will visit the historical centre of Kvareli and tunnels built under the hills of the great Caucasus mountains. The tunnels are used to keep the wine. Above the wine tunnels, one can find a beautiful restaurant built on the top of the hill with picturesque views on Alazani Valley and delicious Georgian meals.

Tour also includes:

Tasting Georgian red and white wines which are produced according Georgian clay vessel “Qvevri” technology and as well European style;

Experience the process of preparation – churchkhela, a Georgian candle-shaped candy made from nuts and grape juice that’s served as a dessert;

Tasting fresh Georgian bread directly from fireplace and experience the baking process;

Visiting winery Khareba, which is located in former underground bomb shelter of Soviet era, near town of Kvareli.

At the end of the tour you will enjoy a traditional meal in a local Georgian restaurant and come back to Tbilisi.

 

Additional Information: Please consider that at least 10 people should express to organize the tour. For details contact us at: travel@biaforum.ge.

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Date: June 22, 2019

Starting Point: Sheraton Grand Tbilisi Metekhi Palace

Time of Departure for Tbilisi City Tour: 11:00 a.m.

Duration: 4-5 hours

 

You will combine walking and driving in old and new districts of Tbilisi, visiting outstanding landmarks of the capital city. Journey starts with visiting Liberty Square and going down the oldest streets to Meidan Square and surrounding areas, where you can shop for souvenirs. Visit Rike park and breath some fresh air while enjoying the main beauty of the city.

Continue to Metekhi plateau and church which dates back to 13thc. The church stands on the cliff overlooking the old district of Tbilisi and Mtkvari river. Ride up to Narikala Fortress dated from 4thc. By the aerial cable and admire the views of the city from the top. Stroll down From Narikala to Legvtakhevi area and Bathhouse district. Visit Boutique hotel Vinotel to see how Georgian bread is made and taste some of the best Georgian wine.

At the end of the tour, you’ll enjoy the lunch at Vinotel restaurant with traditional dishes.

 

Additional Information: Please consider that at least 5 people should express to organize the tour. For details contact us at: travel@biaforum.ge.

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