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
09:40-09:55 am
Welcome Speech
Mr. Mamuka Bakhtadze -The Prime Minister of Georgia (tbc)
15 minutes
10:00-10:55 am
Regional Perspectives for Doing Business in FSU Countries
Ms. Natia Turnava, Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia (tbc)
Ms. Catarina Bjorlin Hansen, Regional Director, Caucasus, EBRD
Ms. Mercy Tembon, Regional Director for the South Caucasus, Europe and Central Asia, World Bank (tbc)
Ms. Yesim Elhan-Kayalar, Country Director, ADB (tbc)
Mr. Maciej CZURA - Head of Regional Representation, EIB
Mr. Shahin Mustafayev, Ministry of Economic Development of Azerbaijan (tbc)
Mr. Artsvik Minasyan, Minister of Economic Development and Investments of Armenia (tbc)
Ms. Kadri Simson, Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure of the Republic of Estonia (tbc)
55 Minutes
11:00-11:55 am
Regional Industry Hubs and trading Opportunities
Ms. Natia Turnava. Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia (tbc)
Ms. Mariam Kvrivishvili, Head of National Tourism Administration (tbc)
Mr. Genadi Arveladze. Deputy Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia (tbc)
Ms. Madina Yerassylovna, Deputy Minister of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan (tbc)
Mr. Aleksander Chervyakov, Deputy Minister of National Economy of the Republic of Belarus (tbc)
Mr. Vladimir Koltovich, Minister of Antimonopoly Regulation and Trade of the Republic of Belarus (tbc)
Mr. Oleg Pankratov, Minister of Economy of Kyrgyz Republic(tbc)
Mr. Stepan Kubiv, Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine (tbc)
Mr. Virginijus Sinkevičius, Minister of the Economy and Innovation of the Republic of Lithuania (tbc)
55 Minutes
12:30 - 12:50 pm
The Importance of Family Office and Wealth Management in Developed Countries
Keynote Speaker: Mr. Richard Wilson CEO & Founder of Family Office Club
12:55 – 13:40 pm
Family Offices and Wealth Management Industry Development and Impact on Economy Growth in FSU Countries
Moderator: Mr. Richard Wilson, Chairman of Family Office Club (USA)
Ms. Alena Sakharova - Board of directors-President, Main Partner AG (Switzerland)
Ms. Carol Pepper, CEO of Pepper International (USA) (tbc)
Mr. Kirill Kondrashin, Executive Director, Head of CIS DCM, J.P. Morgan (tbc)
Mr. Tunc Buyuksolak, Managing Director, Head: EMEA Emerging Markets Fx Spot Trading, Barclays Investment Bank (tbc)
Mr. Ruben Vardanyan, Armenian Businessman (tbc)
Ms. Kristel Meos, Partner, Zenith Family Office (tbc)
Mr. Marnix Van Rij, Global Leader, EY Family Business, EY Family Office (tbc)
13:45 – 14:30 pm
Venture Capital Investments: Opportunities and Challenges
Ms. Olga Afanasyeva, Executive Director, Ukrainian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association.
Ms. Judita Zukaite, Investment Professional, The Yucaipa Companies
Mr. Alexander Galitsky, Founder and Managing Partner of Almaz Capital (tbc)
Mr. Alex Scherbakovsky, General Partner , AXA Venture Partners (tbc)
Ms. Skaistė Budbergytė-Zabielaitė, Managing Director, Lithuanian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (tbc)
Ms. Albina Nikkonen, Executive Director, Russian Venture Capital Association (RVCA) (tbc)
14:35 – 15:25 pm
LUNCH
14:00 – 17:00 pm
B2B Meetings
12:30 - 13:25 pm
Investment Opportunities in Energy
Ms. Natia Turnava, Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia (tbc)
Mr. Garegin Baghramyan, First Deputy Minister of Energy Infrastructures and Natural Resources of the Republic of Armenia (tbc)
Mr. Parviz Shahbazov, Minister of Energy of Azerbaijan Republic (tbc)
Mr. Alexander Novak, Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation (tbc)
Mr. Timur Kulibayev, Chairman of the KAZENERGY Association (tbc)
Meeting Room 4
13:30 – 14:25 pm
Investment Opportunities in Agriculture
Mr. Levan Davitashvili, Minister of Agriculture of Georgia (tbc)
Mr. Inam Karimov, Minister of Agriculture of Azerbaijan (tbc)
Mr. Gegham Gevorgyan, First Deputy Minister of Agriculture of Armenia (tbc)
Mr. Leonid Zayats, Minister of Agriculture and Food of the Republic of Belarus (tbc)
Meeting Room 4
14:35 – 15:25 pm
LUNCH
15:30 – 16:25 pm
Investment Opportunities in Hospitality & Real Estate
Ms. Mariam Kvrivishvili, Head of National Tourism Administration (tbc)
Mr. Andris Ozols, Director of Investment and Development Agency of Latvia (tbc)
Mr. Mariann Lugus, Secretary General, Estonian Travel and Tourism Association (tbc)
Ms. Sevda Yusuf Gizi Mammedaliyeva, Deputy Minister of Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Azerbaijan (tbc)
Mr. Romualdas Barzda, CEO, Lithuanian Tourism Association (tbc)
Congress Hall
12:30-12:40 pm
Welcome Speech
Mr. Ivane Matchavariani - Minister of Finance of Georgia (tbc)
12:45-13:40 pm
The Importance of Leasing and its Advantages for Entrepreneurship in FSU Countries
Mr. Aram Mkhitaryan, Director, Agroleasing Leasing Credit Company (Armenia) Ms. Jevgenijs Belezjaks, CEO of the Baltic Region, SIA “UniCredit Leasing” (Latvia) Mr. Eldar Akhvlediani, CEO of Georgian Leasing Association
Mr. Gaga Gogua, CEO of TBC Leasing Ms. Reet Hääl, Managing Director, Estonian Leasing Association (tbc)
Ms. Zhanar Niyazbekova, Director, Techno Leasing Kazakhstan (tbc)
Mr. Alexander Mikhaylov, Chief executive officer, Europlan (tbc)
13:45 – 14:30 pm
Promotion of Construction Business by Leasing Support
Panel Discussion with the Authorities, construction Experts and equipment suppliers from FSU region
Moderator: Mr. George Jgharkava, CCO of Georgian Leasing Company
14:35 – 15:25 pm
LUNCH
15:30 – 16:25 pm
The Role of Leasing in the Development of Outpatient and Aesthetic Medicine in FSU
Panel Discussion with the Authorities, construction Experts and equipment suppliers from FSU region
Moderator: Mr. Gaga Gogua, CEO of TBC Leasing
15:30 – 16:25 pm
Energy-Efficient Lease: Benefits for Environment and Society
Panel Discussion with the Authorities, Agriculture Experts and equipment suppliers from FSU region
Moderator: Ms. Gvantsa Gvichia, Head of Alliance Group Leasing
14:00-17:00 pm
B2B MEETINGS

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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EMERGING MARKETS ECONOMY: PROSPECTS & CHALLENGES