Global Business & Investment Forum

“Business Sustainability - A Key Business Value of the 21st Century”



October 5th- 6th 2018

Biltmore Hotel

Tbilisi, Georgia      





09:00 - 09:30 


Registration and Welcome coffee/tea


09:30 – 10:10

Welcome address by Ekaterine Maisuradze – President of BPW International Club Tbilisi Georgia & Union of Business Ladies


Welcome address by Maya Tskitishvili - Minister of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia


Welcome address by Government Authorities


Welcome address by Executive Vice-President of Georgia and Asia-Africa Chamber of Commerce

10:10 – 10:50


Formation of Goals for Sustainable Development


Moderator: Nona Mamulashvili – President of Georgian - Swiss Business Association


Sheikha Hessa Saad Al-Abdullah Al-Sabah - President of the Council of Arab Businesswomen & Princess of Kuwait (To be confirmed)

Graça Machel Mandela – Former First Lady of South Africa (To be confirmed)
Taavi Rõivas –
Former Prime Minister of Estonia (To be confirmed)

Ohood bint Khalfan Al Roumi - Minister of State for Happiness UAE (To be confirmed)

Randa Assi Berri – The Second Lady of Lebanon (To be confirmed)

Maitha bint Salem Al Shamsi – Minister of State UAE (To be confirmed)

10:50 – 11:30 



Enterprise working with Multinational Customers


Haruno Yoshida -  The President of British Telecom Japan Group

11:30 – 12:20


The Importance of Creative Strategies & Innovative Business Models Which Incorporate the SDGs in Creating Value for Stakeholders/Clients


Larisa Miller -   Chief Operating Officer and Head of Social Responsibility

VELA Management USA

12:20 – 12:50

Coffee Break

12:50– 13:00

The signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Cooperation between new partner organization

13:00 – 13:40


Sustainable Development Global Virtual Teams


Keith Warburton – CEO at Global Business Culture  

13:40 – 14:10



Low Carbon Transformation for Business


Dipankar Ghosh -  Partner and Leader for Sustainability & Climate Change at Thinkthrough Consulting (TTC) India

14:10 – 14:50


Strategic Leadership in Sustainable Development


Parul Soni -  Co-Founder and Global Managing Partner at Thinkthrough Consulting (TTC) India

14:50 – 15:30


Sustaining Development through Environmental Responsibility  and values


Rayla Melchor Santos - President and CEO, Proactive Resources Inc;  Renexus Philippines; Co-founder and President of I Am SAM Foundation

15:30 – 16:30

Networking Luncheon

16:30 – 17:10


Human Capital: the Foundation to Sustainability

Jingdong Hua
–  Vice President and Treasurer at International Finance Corporation  World Bank Group


17:10 – 17:40



The New Business Leadership: “The Evidence is in - So Why is So Little Being Done?”


Katharina Miller - European Women Lawyers Association President of the Board;  PANDA GMBH Non-Executive Member of the Advisory Board

17:40 – 17:50

Closing Remarks



Gala Dinner


19:30 – Transfer to the restaurant

20:30 – Welcome drinks

21:00 – Gala dinner; Award Ceremony; Cultural Performances


Dress Code: Black Tie or traditional/national



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