09:00 - 09:30

 Registration and Welcome coffee/tea

09:30 – 09:40

Welcome address by Ekaterine Maisuradze - President of Union of Business Ladies.




09:40 - 10:10

An address by representative of the Bank of Georgia - Lika Tavartkiladze, Head of MSE Non Credit and Non financial Service Development

An address by Nina Khatiskatsi - Georgian politician and the current Deputy Mayor of Tbilisi

An address by Rima Beradze - Member of Tbilisi City Municipal Assembly.

Investment Opportunities in Georgia

Nino Cholokashvili - Tbilisi, Georgia - Deputy Head of Investment Department, Partnership Fund


10:10 – 10:20

Role of chamber in power of women entrepreneurship


Giorgi Vekua- Tbilisi, Georgia - Head of International Department at the Georgian Chamber of Commerce and Industry



10:20 - 10:30

Building global business networks and latest entrepreneurial trends in different cultures


Ketevan Bochorishvili - Tbilisi, Georgia - Executive Director of Anaklia City, former Vice Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia.




10:30 -11:30

Masterclass: Opportunity Abounds! Use Your Strengths to Maximize Your Opportunities to grow and expand your business


Christy Largent - California, USA - Employee engagement keynote speaker for the Healthcare and Finance industries and a best-selling author.


11:30 – 11:50

New aspects of women’s role in business and labour market: with keeping in mind the importance of gender balance


Viktoria Horvath - Budapest, Hungary - Ambassador of Hungary to Georgia

11:50 -13:20

 Networking Luncheon


13:20 – 13:25

The signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Cooperation between Union of Business Ladies and Qatari Business Women Association


Honorary Members Induction Ceremony


13:25 – 14:20

Masterclass: Engaging your stakeholders effectively through Change

Christiana Fagbemiro - London, Uk - Stakeholder engagement specialist for public and private sector, currently consulting for UK’s Ministry of Justice


14:20 – 14:40

Women in tech: the real argument for diversity

Jessica Lam - Beijing, China - Co-Founder of Kaiterra, She Loves Tech Global Ambassador. Recognized on the Forbes “30 Under 30 Asia 2017 list”.


14:40 – 15:40

Masterclass: Why women’s participation is important in the business fraternity


Maggie Semple - London, UK - Successful business woman and entrepreneur, Owner of The Experience Corps Ltd and Maggie Semple Limited. Member of the Queen’s Counsel Selection Panel. Non-Executive Director of the Criminal Cases Review Commission. Cited in the World Who’s Who.

15:40 – 16:30

Networking Coffee Break


16:30 – 17:10

Panel Discussion 1: Challenges and solutions of being a woman in business; How women in business maintain work-life balance

Moderator: Sophie Ibbotson - London, UK ; Maggie Semple - London, UK ; Natia Sirabidze - Batumi, Georgia ; Mako Abashidze - London, UK ; Erika Kvapilova - Tbilisi, Georgia


17:10 – 17:30

How to develop and support entrepreneurship among women to strengthen their status economically and socially


Zehra Gungor - Istanbul, Turkey - Vice President at The Women Entrepreneurs Association of Turkey



17:30 – 18:10

Panel Discussion 2: The importance of cross-cultural business communications


Moderator: Christy Largent - California, USA; Viviane Afene Gille - Reims, France; Zehra Gungor - Istanbul, Turkey; Nona Mamulashvili – Tbilisi, Georgia; Jessica Lam - Beijing, China; Karen Tracey – London, UK


18:10 – 18:30

Business ethics in different cultures; Investment analysis for US, Europe and Africa

Charlie Dove Edwin - London, UK - Founder of Suraci Research Group, Associate Professor at Richmond University, with the background in investment banking in US and European investments banks.

18:30 – 18:45

Sertificates of participation to be granted to the forum participants; Closing Remarks