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Bia Investment forum:
Georgia - Land of Opportunities
May 15, 2018,Tbilisi,Georgia, Radisson Blu Iveria Hotel R E G I S T E R Registration
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The Second investment forum ‘Georgia Land of Opportunities’ organized by Bia will be devoted to providing the business intelligence that senior decision-makers need to respond to challenges both here in Georgia and around the world. The BIA forum aims to discuss and critically examine all major aspects of the local economy, to propose the steps for accelerating the pace of development of the economy and present state and private investment projects to be implemented in Georgia.

Attendees will hear current and planned projects in infrastructure, energy, tourism, real estate, capital market development, private equity and venture capital. Investors will have the opportunity to address questions to government and business representatives regarding different industries and projects and to arrange face-to-face meetings with projects' representatives.

The Forum will gather speakers from numerous well-known international companies, representatives of global investment and commercial banks, project finance, credit rating agencies, private equity and venture capital firms, as well as senior political figures and business leaders. The Forum will open many opportunities for executive networking, strategy discussions, technology updates, and business leadership development for both local and international businesses.





B2B meeting


  Bia Investment Forum
  Georgia - Land of Opportunities
09:00 - 09:30 Registration
09:30 - 09:35 Welcome Speech

Mr. Aieti Kukava

09:35 - 09:50 Economy of Georgia

Mr. Dimitri Kumsishvili, First Vice-Prime Minister,

Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development
09:55 - 10:35 Regional Economy Overview (South Caucasus, Central Asian Countries)

Ms. Mercy Tembon, Regional Director for the South Caucasus, World Bank

Mr. Bruno Balvanera, Director for Caucasus, Moldova and Belarus, EBRD

Ms. Yesim Elhan-Kayalar, Country Director, ADB (tbc)

Ms. Flavia Palanza, Director of the Central & South Eastern Europe Dep. EIB (tbc)

10:40 - 11:20 Capital Market - Guarantee of Economic Development

Mr. Archil Mestvirishvili, Vice-President, Georgian National Bank

11:25 - 12:05 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

12:05 - 12:30 Coffee Break

12:35 - 13:15

Strategic Infrastructure Projects that can Stimulate the Economy

Mr. Zurab Alavidze, Minister of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia (tbc)

Mr. Davit Saganelidze, CEO, Partnership Fund

13:20 - 13:50 The Present and Future of the Financial industry in Georgia

Mr. Koba Gvenetadze, Chairman of the Board, National Bank of Georgia (tbc)

13:55 - 14:30 The Importance of the Private Equity for Emerging Markets Economy

Mr. Davit Gigauri, Partner, Gryphon Emerging Markets

Ms. Hanna Loikkanen, Senior Investment Advisor, East Capital Private Equity (tbc)

14:35 - 15:15 The Role of Venture Capital for Economic Growth
15:15 - 16:15 Lunch
Parallel Panel Sessions
16:15 - 17:15 Investment Opportunities in Energy

Mr. George Chikovani, Deputy Minister of Energy of Georgia (tbc)

Mr. Mamuka Kobakhidze, CEO, Georgian Energy Development Fund (tbc)

Presentations of state and private plant projects for potential investors
Investment Opportunities in Tourism

Mr. Giorgi Chogovadze, Head of the Georgian National Tourism Administration (tbc)

Presentations of state and private plant projects for potential investors
17:15 - 18:15 Investment Opportunities in Real Estate

Mr. Genadi Arveladze, Deputy Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia (tbc)

Presentations of state and private projects for potential investors
Doing Business in Georgia and prospects for Georgia's Exports

Ms. Alexandre Nasaridze, acting CEO, Enterprise Georgia (tbc)

Ms. Nino Zambakhidze, Chairman of Georgian Farmers’ Association (tbc)

Exhibition will be held in parallel with the forum, serving as a perfect opportunity to help companies showcase their products/services to attendees.
Besides from the forum participants, all interested persons and entities are welcome to visit the exhibition and benefit from special B2B and B2C offers.
  • Meet potential partners
  • Find effective solutions for your business
  • Attractive marketing for your brand to target the right audience
  • Various networking opportunities with indutry leaders

  • Proposal For Exhibitors
  • Obtain latest information on strategic sectors of Georgia and get a hold of today’s most relevant business topics and trends
  • Informal networking opportunities with key high level colleagues from various organizations
  • Take part in shaping of new ideas aimed at improving the venture capital market
  • Opportunities for professional development and more visibility throughout the industry
  • Practical ideas to help you grow and develop your organization
Why Georgia?
Investment Opportunities in:
Agriculture Energy Horeca & Real Estate Logistics Manufacturing Annual Report
  • Ms. Mercy Tembon
    Regional Director for the South Caucasus, World Bank
  • Mr. Bruno Balvanera
    Director for Caucasus, Moldova and Belarus, EBRD
  • Mr. Archil Mestvrishvili
    Vice-President, Georgian National Bank
  • Ms. Julia Belskaya Von Tell
    Senior Director, Fitch ratings
  • Ms. Elena Eliseyenko
    Branch Head, Russia/CIS S&P Global Ratings
  • Mr. Zurab Alavidze
    Minister of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia
  • see more...
B2B Meetings
B2B meetings - Participants, who would also like to register for B2B meetings, are welcome to RSVP such meetings with other registered forum participants via our online B2B meeting calendar below and choose the available participants and entities, while also clicking on the preferred time slots. The chosen party will be electronically notified about the meeting request and have a chance to confirm.
*The confirming has the advantage in terms of allocating the meeting time.
B2B application will be launched in April 7, 2018.
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About Us
JSC BIA - Business Information Agency
BIA has established itself as an innovative and growing company in the business information field. BIA is the sole Georgian provider of business information to the international risk (insurance, credit, operational risks) management companies and investors. BIA partners with the world known companies in the business information field such as D&B (Dun & Bradstreet) (USA), Kompass (France), Interfax (Russia), IGK AG (Latvia). Besides, through its international partners, BIA provides local companies with the reliable information. By providing them with access to the information on 200 million companies within 150 countries, BIA makes the process of finding foreign partners and making decisions for local companies easy.

Thus, the company significantly contributes to the improvement of Georgian business environment and therefore provides solid platform for attracting new business investments, we decided to organize annual forums dedicated to various business sectors to facilitate business development of each field.
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