AGENDA

Georgia Land of Opportunities
Bia Investment Forum at Radisson Blu Iveria Hotel
8:30-9:20 am
Registration & Welcome Coffee
9:30-9:35 am
Opening Speech
Mr. Aieti Kukava - CEO of JSC BIA
5 Minutes Ball Room, Radisson Blu Iveria Hotel
9:35-9:50 am
Welcome Speech
Mr. Bruno Balvanera -Director for Caucasus, Moldova and Belarus, EBRD
15 minutes Ball Room, Radisson Blu Iveria Hotel
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 JSC Anaklia City
Mr. Dmytro Sholomko, Google, Country Director, Ukraine
Moderator: Mr. Giorgi Isakadze, Editor-In-Chief Forbes Georgia
40 Minutes Ball Room, Radisson Blu Iveria Hotel
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
40 Minutes Ball Room, Radisson Blu Iveria Hotel
11:45 - 11:55 am
Private Investment Projects Overview
Presenter: Mr. Archil Chikovani Head of Consultancy and Investment Department, Alliance Group Capital (AG Capital)
10 Minutes Ball Room, Radisson Blu Iveria Hotel
12:00-12:25 pm
COFFEE BREAK
25 Minutes
12:25 - 12:45 pm
The Importance of Credit Ratings for Effective and Cheap Fundraising
Ms. Julia Belskaya von Tell, Senior Director, Fitch Ratings
Ms. Elena Eliseyenko, Branch Head, Russia/CIS, S&P Global Ratings
Moderator: Mr. Aieti Kukava, CEO of BIA
20 Minutes
12:45 - 13:30 pm
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
30 Minutes
13:35 - 14:15 pm
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 Finance at BDO
Moderator: Ms. Gvantsa Gvichia, Head of AG Leasing
Q/A
40 Minutes
14:20-15:20 pm
DINNER
1 Hour Fillini Restaurant, Umami Restaurant at Radisson Blu Iveria Hotel
15:25 - 16:45 pm
Parallel Panel Session - Ball Room I
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
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1 Hour
15:25 - 16:10 pm
Parallel Panel Session - Ball Room II
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
1 Hour
16:10 - 16:50 pm
Parallel Panel Session - Ball Room II
Investment Opportunities in Agriculture and prospects for Georgia's Exports
Mr. Nodar Kereselidze, 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
1 Hour
9:00 am
Departure from Radisson Blu Iveria Hotel Lobby
11 Hours Radisson Blu Iveria Hotel
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 starts 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, 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.
20:00 pm
Arrival to Radisson Blu Iveria Hotel Lobby
6 Hours Radisson Blu Iveria Hotel
Additional Information: Please consider that the tour is only for foreign delegates and at least 10 people should express interest to organize the tour. For enrollment details please contact us at: travel@biaforum.ge.
6 Hours Radisson Blu Iveria Hotel
11:00 am
Departure from Radisson Blu Iverial Hotel Lobby
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.

4-5hours
16:00 pm
Arrival to Radisson Blu Iverial Hotel Lobby
Additional Information: Please consider that the tour is only for foreign delegates and at least 5 people should express interest to organize the tour. For enrollment details please contact us at: travel@biaforum.ge.
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